31/07/17 - Get yourself an Alien egg cookie jar

news picFor all you Alien fans out there, Think Geek has released an Alien Ovomorph Egg Cookie Jar.

Eating raw cookie dough is a risk. Eggs can be dangerous. They might have anything in them. Like chicken embryos. Or Salmonella. Or Xenomorphs. But you know what? In our not-so-humble opinions, it is a risk worth taking. Just to be safe, you should always bake your cookies before consuming them and then stash them away in this Alien Ovomorph Cookie Jar.

It quietly menaces cookie-seekers from your kitchen counter. You know, they can sense suitable nearby prey. If you reach for a cookie and that facehugger curled up on the lid moves, you'd better run for it. Just don't tell visitors who think you have a weird lookin' avocado on your countertop. Survival of the fittest and all, you know.

 

28/07/17 - Tilda Swinton considered for IT clown

news pic With excitement about the new IT movie ramping up, it's been revealed that Bill Skarsgard wasn't the only actor in the running to step into the role of Pennywise the clown.

The producers originally considered Tilda Swinton for the role. In fact she was the original choice for the role, but director Andres Muschietti revealed that she wasn't available during the time frame they were shooting the movie.

In an interview with JoBlo, Muschietti said: "She wasn't available. No, no I swear to god. She was not. We had a slot to shoot the movie and she wasn't available so she didn't even audition. But of course, we all thought about it."

 

27/07/17 - Cameron will return to Terminator

news pic James Cameron is still planning on bringing us more Terminator movies in the future.

While the director is hard at work mapping out the planned four Avatar sequels, he has revealed that he is currently in negotiations to produce a new “three-film arc” and that Arnold Schwarzenegger will be involved “to some extent”.

“The question is — has the franchise run its course or can it be freshened up?,” said Cameron. “Can it still have relevance now where so much of our world is catching up to what was science fiction in the first two films. We live in a world of predator drones and surveillance and big data and emergent AI (artificial intelligence). So I am in discussions with David Ellison, who is the current rights holder globally for the Terminator franchise and the rights in the US market revert to me under US copyright law in a year and a half so he and I are talking about what we can do. Right now we are leaning toward doing a three-film arc and reinventing it. We’ll put more meat on the bones if we get past the next couple of hurdles as and when we announce that.”

 

26/07/17 - What happened to Amelia Earhart?

news pic A new comic book series will tackle what happened to aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, who famously disappeared in 1937 while attempting to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe.

Elsewhere tells the tale of how Earhart ended up in the mysterious fantasy realm of Korvath and her role in the uprising that has its sights set on the world's malevolent ruler.

The first issue, written by Jay Faerber and illustrated by Sumeyye Kesgin , is published on 02 August.

 

 

25/07/17 - Ghostbusters IV is confirmed

news pic With the news that more Ghostbusters projects are in the works, comes word that Harold Ramis's Egon Spengler may be resurrected via CGI.

In a recent interview, Ivan Reitman confirmed that not only is an animated movie being released in 2019, but that a fourth live-action movie is also on the cards.

On the subject of CGI technology to recreate any of the original actors, Reitman said: "It's possible... It's something that we're thinking of. HINT".

 

24/07/17 - Miller to pen Superman: Year One

news pic Frank Miller has confirmed that he's been brought on board to write a Superman: Year One-style origin story.

Miller originally wrote Batman: Year One back in 1987.

Talking at Comic-Con, Miller revealed that he was working on a Superman origin story with artist John Romita Jr. Miller: "I gotta new Superman project that's getting started, telling his origins. It's like my book Batman: Year One, it's going to be Superman: Year One. It's telling his beginnings from when Pa Kent discovered him in the cornfield, and the little boy grows to youth, and then to manhood."

 

21/07/17 - Star Wars Landspeeder driveable toy

news pic It's every 40+ year old Star Wars fan's dream: A driveable Luke Skywalker Landspeeder vehicle. And now you can buy one for your kids for a very reasonable price.

Toys R Us will start stocking Radio Flyer's latest toy for just $500 (£380) from 05 September - but you can pre order them now.

The official release information is below:

"The first kid-sized Landspeeder you can drive. Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder by Radio Flyer is modeled after the sand-pocked and sun-faded X-34 craft from Star Wars: A New Hope. With seats for 2 riders, an interactive dashboard with lights and real movie sounds, and a 5mph driving speed, this speeder provides a truly galactic driving experience. The gear shift switches between 2mph forward, 5mph forward, or 2mph reverse. 12V rechargeable battery and charger included. For ages 4+, max weight 130 lbs."

 

20/07/17 - Sequel for IT is being prepped

news pic New Line cinema and director Andy Muschietti, are already prepping for a sequel to the reboot of Stephen King's IT.

The movie is out in September and is based on the Kings novel and the 1990 TV movie. The book follows the lives of a group of kids in Derry, Maine who as kids were terrified by a clown called Pennywise, and now as adults that horror comes back to haunt them.

In an interview with Variety, Muschietti said about the proposed sequel: "We’ll probably have a script for the second part in January. Ideally, we would start prep in March. Part one is only about the kids. Part two is about these characters 30 years later as adults, with flashbacks to 1989 when they were kids."

 

19/07/17 - Shazam gets a release date

news pic Warner Bros. is expected to start production on its next superhero movie, Shazam, next February, with a 05 April 2009 release date.

It's planned that there will be two separate Shazam and Black Adam movies, with Dwayne Johnson playing the villain Black Adam in Shazam first, before getting his own stand alone movie.

 

18/07/17 - Dark Tower TV series underway

news pic Stephen King’s Dark Tower movie is due to open in cinemas and already there are plans to bring a TV series to life.

If all goes to plan, the show will follow Idris Elba’s Gunslinger.

A script for the pilot for the show has already been completed and will take place before the events of the movie and will star Elba as Roland Deschain.

 

17/07/17 - Dumbo remake enters production

news pic With production already officially started on Tim Burton's live-action Dumbo movie, Disney has released the first look at what everyone's favourite flying elephant will look like.

The studio has produced a maquette of how the character will look, although this may change as production progresses.

Dumbo will be released on 29 March 2019 and will star Colin Farrell as Holt Farrier, a former circus star and war-veteran charged with the care of a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock of an already struggling circus. Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins will play Holt's children, who discover that Dumbo can fly.

Danny DeVito will star as the circus owner Max Medici who tries to capitalize on the novelty, while Michael Keaton is V.A. Vandevere who want to make Dumbo a star.

 

14/07/17 - SYFY's Realive is set in 2084

news pic SYFY Films latest project, Realive, stars Tom Hughes as Marc Jarvis, a man who is frozen and awoken 60 years in the future.

Jarvis is diagnosed with a terminal illness and attempting to cheat death, he is cryogenically frozen. When he awakens, 60 years later, the year is 2084 and he's just become the first cryogenically frozen man ever to be revived.

The film will open in cinemas on 29 September.

 

13/07/17 - Suicide Squad 2 director being courted

news pic Warner Bros., is currently trying to coax Jaume Collet-Serra to direct Suicide Squad 2.

The studio has been looking at a number of directors, including Mel Gibson, but it's Collet-Serra they want as their first choice for the job.

 

12/07/17 - Wonder Woman 2 to be set in the '80s

news pic While Warner Bros hasn't officially confirmed a sequel to Wonder Woman has been green lit, sources close to the project have confirmed that it's currently in development.

The movie will be set in the 1980s, during the final throws of the Cold War and will see Diana battling the forces of the Soviet Union.

Petty Jenkins, who directed the first film, is still in negotiations with Warner Bros. to return.

 

11/07/17 - Gotham by Gaslight movie adaptation

news pic Warner Bros. is to turn the '80s alternate universe Batman graphic novel Gotham by Gaslight into a movie.

The movie will be a direct-to-DVD animated film.

Originally penned by Brian Augustyn, with art by Mike Mignola (Hellboy), the tale is set in Victorian England and sees Batman on the trail of Jack the Ripper.

 

10/07/17 - Daniel Craig will return as 007

news pic Daniel Craig and producer Barbara Broccoli have hammered out a deal which will see Craig return once more to play James Bond.

This comes months after Craig allegedly said he's rather "slash his wrists" than return for a fifth outing as 007.

Sources close to the production are also claiming that the producers are keen to sign up Adele once more to perform the title sequence song for the new movie.

 

07/07/17 - A new Hellboy is coming

news pic A new Hellboy movie moves forward with news that Lionsgate looks set to fund the latest release.

Ron Perlman won't be back to play the title role and Guillermo del Toro won't be sitting in the director's chair for Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen.

Hellboy will be played by David Harbour, with Neil Marshall set to direct. Production is set to begin this autumn.

 

06/07/17 - Is this Who companion returning?

news pic A rumour is doing the rounds that a former Doctor Who companion is to make a return for this year's Christmas Special.

Spoiler Alert!

If the reports are true, then Jenna Coleman looks set to return as Clara in the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special.

In addition, Bill and Nardole are also due to make a brief appearance.

 

05/07/17 - Star Trek: Discovery new direction

news pic The producers of the new Star Trek series, Star Trek: Discovery, are planning on taking a leaf out of the Game of Thrones camp, by killing off some of the main characters.

Talking with Entertainment Weekly, showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg revealed that they are planning to kill off major characters on the show, and one death is already planned out.

Berg said: "Game of Thrones changed television. They almost made it difficult to fall in love with people because you didn’t know if they were going to be taken away from you. That show’s had an influence on all TV dramas that have come after it."

Harberts added: "Death isn’t treated gratuitously on this show. It’s not for shock value. But when it happens we want to make sure that people really feel it."

 

04/07/17 - Batgirl actress shortlist leaked

news pic Joss Whedon's Batgirl movie is currently in the process of casting its leading lady, and the shortlist of actresses has been leaked.

According to sources close to the production there are nine actresses on the director's wishlist - a list that is missing Lindsey Morgan, someone who was previously rumoured to have the role in the bag already.

Shortlist:

Elle Fanning (Neon Demon, Live By Night)
Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel)
Bella Thorne (Shake It Up!)
Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why)
Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers)
Jane Levy (Don't Breathe)
Emma Roberts (Scream Queens)
Haley Lu Richardson (Split, Edge Of Seventeen)
Naomi Scott (Power Rangers)

 

03/07/17 - Marvel plans 6 movies from 2017-2021

news pic 20th Century Fox has confirmed that it's to release six Marvel property movies between 2019 and 2021.

While no word on which films are to be released, we do know the dates of each release: 07 June 2019; 22 November 2019; 13 March 2020; 26 June 2020; 02 October 2020; and 05 March 2021.

It's believed that these will include X-Men and Fantastic Four movies.

 

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