29/09/17 - Walking Dead creators head to space

news pic The creators of The Walking Dead are hoping to work their magic on a new sci-fi series set in space.

Skybound Entertainment has acquired the rights to transform Frederik Pohl’s novel Gateway into a show. Frederik Pohl IV will act as creative consultant on the project.

This is the third attempt at getting a series off the ground. Back in 2014 Entertainment One Television had a stab at it, and in 2015 SYFY's plan fell through.

The original novel Gateway follows Robinette Stetley Broadhead, who buys a one-way ticket for the space station Gateway in hopes of a better life. Gateway is filled with abandoned spaceships, which offer treasure seekers great rewards. However ships are preprogrammed for unknown destinations, which means that any would be looters are constantly in danger of being blasted off into unknown regions of space with no way to return.

 

28/09/17 - Scanners TV series in the works

news pic David Cronenberg's 1981 sci-fi cult classic Scanners is to be brought back to life as a TV series.

This will be the second time a TV reboot has been attempted, as Dimension Films failed to get an adaptation off the ground in 2011. The studio has also failed to get a movie reboot up and running in 2007.

The original movie revolved around ConSec, a security firm that hoped to use humans, known as "scanners", who had telepathic and telekinetic powers as high-end agents.

 

27/09/17 - Another King tale is brought to life

news picYet another Stephen King property is about to be brought to life.

Gaumont Television is to take King's 2008 novella, N and adapt it into a TV series.

The show is to be retitled 8. and will be set in Maine, where a group of eight giant stones hold “an ancient evil so terrifying that it can drive visitors mad.” Three teenagers who escaped the evil force back in the summer of 1992 have to face it again years later.

 

 

 

26/09/17 - Maniac Cop reboot is not happening

news picThe proposed Maniac Cop reboot is dead in the water, according to series creator Larry Cohen.

In an interview with Birth Movies Death, Cohen was asked is the reboot was still on the cards. His reply: "As far as I know, that's not happening anymore, and if it is, they might be trying to keep it a secret, as they'd owe me $250,000..."

A script had been turned in but Cohen wasn't impressed: "Ed Brubaker wrote the script, and I've read the script, and it's not very good. Ed Brubaker is a very good writer of comic books, I think. But if he's written a good script for a movie, I haven't read it.

"I wrote six new scenes for the picture, based on what I'd read. And, had I written the whole script, the movie would probably be happening, as the script would be good. I wrote three films for Bill Lustig, though they changed a lot of Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence and Bill got fired from it... and I would've written the fourth movie, had they asked. But they didn't, and now it's not getting made. If it is, I would like to be paid, or I'm going to call my lawyer, and it's getting shut down."

The reboot of Maniac Cop was to take place in the present day and was due to follow an LA police officer who investigates a series of murders that have been committed by his fellow police officers.

 

25/09/17 - Latest on the Flash Gordon remake

news picIt was way back in 2015 that 20th Century Fox confirmed that it was bringing us a Flash Gordon remake, but so far nothing much seems to have happened.

The projects director, Matthew Vaughn, has revealed that it's still moving forward: "We've been working on it. For me, the only problem with Flash Gordon is Guardians (of the Galaxy) kind of stole what I would have liked to have done with it. You've got Star Wars, you've got Guardians, so you've got to have your own space opera, but you have to find something that can survive among these two very, very great franchises."

 

22/09/17 - Avatar 2 starts production

news picProduction will begin next week on Avatar 2.

It was originally supposed to have already been out... three years as the original release date was December 2014, but production has been delayed no less than three times.

James Cameron is back to direct and Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, and Stephen Lang are returning.

The sequel is expected to open in cinemas on 18 December 2020.

 

21/09/17 - Ghosted to stream first via Twitter

news picFox has confirmed that its sci-fi comedy, Ghosted, will be available first via Twitter.

The series stars Craig Robinson and Adam Scott as paranormal investigators working for a paranormal organization called the Bureau Underground.

Ghosted will stream on Twitter between 21 and 24 September (to be followed a week later on Fox).

Shannon Ryan, chief marketing officer of Fox Television Group, said: “With so much competition out there, it’s more important than ever to create innovative ways to promote our shows and connect directly to our viewers.”

 

20/09/17 - Tremors TV series starts casting

news picCasting has started on the Tremors TV series, to flesh out the remaining characters who will support Kevin Bacon.

Emily Tremaine (The Blacklist, Vinyl), Megan Ketch (Under the Dome, American Gothic) and Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood, 2013’s Evil Dead) have joined the show's upcoming pilot.

The show will be set, once more, in Perfection, Nevada, 25 years after the events of the first movie.

Bacon reprises his role of Valentine McKee, who has to save the town again. Tremaine will play Emily McKee, Val’s daughter. Emily returns to Perfection to see her dad after graduation.

Ketch will play a young doctor named Mindy Sterngood. Val saved her from the Graboids when she was nine-years-old, and we’re told she’s hiding something that makes her a threat to the folks in Perfection.

Fernandez will play Nico Garza. Working in Earl’s Graboid Waste Gobbling company.

 

19/09/17 - Classic Ghostface back for Scream

news picWhen MTV's Scream returns for a third season the iconic Ghostface mask will return. replacing the revamped version that was seen in seasons 1 and 2.

Season 3 will also see a shake up of the cast too.

Filming on the third season is currently underway in Atlanta, with the series due to begin broadcasting in March 2018 as a special three-night event.

 

 

18/09/17 - New Batman movie is on the cards

news picMatt Reeves's Batman movie looks set to being production next summer.

The one stumbling block is that Ben Affleck has not yet been confirmed by the studio as returning to play Bruce Wayne / Batman. In fact it's widely rumoured that Affleck is leaving the role of Batman behind.

 

15/09/17 - Tim Miller to direct Terminator reboot

news picDeadpool director Tim Miller has officially be confirmed as the Terminator reboot's director.

James Cameron will produce - the first time he's been involved with the franchise since 1991's Terminator 2.

The next movie will explore the genesis of Arnold's traditional T-800 character, and potentially the actual human prototype that all T-800 models are based on.

In a recent interview Cameron said: "You got to ask yourself, 'Why did they make these characters look and sound like Arnold?' There has to be a reason. So yeah, it has flashed through my mind that there has to have been a prototype. There has to have been a guy who's DNA was harvested from, that they grew the organic outer layer that they grew the Terminator from... and that presumably was a real person at some point."

 

14/09/17 - Get your first look at the new Hellboy

news picLionsgate has released the first official photo of David Harbour as Hellboy in the new movie.

Directed by Neil Marshall the new Hellboy movie is going to be a lot darker and won't, you'll be glad to hear, be an origin tale.

Original Hellboy creator, Mike Mignola, will also be heavily involved in the production - which is likely to please fans of the original comicbook.

Production on the new movie is expected to get underway soon and casting so far includes Milla Jovovich as the Blood Queen, Ian McShane as Professor Bloom, Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan and Daniel Dae Kim as Ben Daimio.

 

13/09/17 - Robotech movie moves forward

news picThe movie adaptation of Robotech is moving forward with news that Warner Bros has hired Jason Fuchs to write the screenplay.

Fuchs was co-writer on the new Wonder Woman movie.

Andy Muschietti, who was brought onboard as director a few months ago, will work closely with Fuchs to create the finished script.

Robotech was originally an animated show from the '80s. The series is set in a time in Earth's future where engineers have created giant robots from technology that was salvaged from a crashed alien spaceship. The robots are engineered in a bid to help mankind fight off an impending alien invasion.

 

12/09/17 - Venom movie delayed...

news picSony's Spider-Man spin-off movie Venom has had problems for some time and now its production start date has been delayed.

Production won't start now until 23 October. It was originally planned to begin on 01 September, but it looks like the project has had a job hiring a full crew.

The movie's release date of 05 October 2018 remains unchanged.

 

11/09/17 - Is Marion back for Indiana Jones 5?

news picThe script for the fifth Indiana Jones movie is complete and while we know Harrison Ford is back and Shia LaBeof isn't, the question remains whether Karen Allen will return.

In a recent interview Allen revealed she was surprised that LaBeof's Mutt won't be returning: "Initially I felt sad because we had a blast working with Shia on Crystal Skull. He had just turned 21, and I adored him. He was just the most lovely, hardworking, emotionally vulnerable person. At the time, we had no idea if there would be another [movie] but there was that beautiful little wink at the end where he starts to take the hat and Indy comes and takes it away from him. Reading that [article] put an end to that as a possibility. I mean, there was no indication as to why that was true - whether he doesn't want to do it or they just made the decision in terms of where they're going with the story, and it's a complete mystery to me as to whether or not Marion is even a part of this next one. But I'm sorry that he won't be a part of it. I guess [Indiana and Marion] sent him off to school after all!"

Indiana Jones 5 will open in cinemas in the summer of 2019.

 

08/09/17 - The latest on Shock Theater series

news picProducer Greg Nicotero's Shock Theater anthology show for AMC will mix horror and comedy.

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Nicotero said: “I think Shaun of the Dead is probably the closest in tone that I can ever think about for Shock Theatre because it was funny and thrilling, and you love the characters, and it was scary, and had great moments in it, and was all-around completely entertaining. I want the characters to be real and I want them to be funny and I want them to be relatable. And a lot of horror movies, you know, it’s not quite the same emotion than if you start with something where you have characters that have some humour to them because it’s always a great balance between the humour and the horror, and that’s something that we’re looking forward to doing."

 

07/09/17 - Lego Movie sequel starts filming soon

news picThe LEGO Movie 2, officially titled The LEGO Movie Sequel, will start filming next month in Canada, for an expected cinematic release date of 08 February 2019.

Director's Phil Lord and Chris Miller won't be returning. They passed on the project because they had committed to working on the Han Solo Star Wars spin-off film. However they were fired from that project recently.

Trolls director Mike Mitchell will be behind the camera on this one.

 

06/09/17 - Marvel is planning a Nightwatch film

news picSony's Marvel Universe is due to enter the realms of spin-off movies with the Spider-man universe Nightwatch film.

A script is currently being written and the he studio is looking to get Spike Lee to direct.

Kevin Trench, aka Nightwatch, is a doctor who witnessed a costumed man die battling some terrorists armed with invisibility-generating cloaking devices, and unmasked the dead man to learn that it was an older version of himself.

 

05/09/17 - Indiana Jones 5 script is complete

news picSources close to the project have revealed that a script has been completed for the fifth movie in the Indiana Jones franchise.

At present it's going through the process of rewrites, but one thing we do know, Shia LaBeouf's Mutt Williams won't be appearing.

Disney is planning to reboot the series after this movie but this will be the last time director Steven Spielberg and actor Harrison Ford will be involved with Indiana Jones series.

It's hoped that production will start in 2018.

 

04/09/17 - The latest direction IT 2 will take

news pic IT 2 is already being planned and will tell the second half of the book by Stephen King.

Andy Muschiette, who directed the first movie and is onboard to direct the second, has confirmed the sequel will be set in 1989 and will explore the Cosmic Dimension from King's original story.

The main narrative of IT 2 will be set in the present day, and follow the Losers' Club as adults. The Dimension side of the book wasn't tackled in the first movie as the director wanted to make it as grounded in our reality as possible.

"I really wanted to focus on the emotional journey of the group of kids," said Muschiette. "Getting in to that other dimension, the other side, was something that we could introduce in the second part. In the book the perspective of the writing... is always with the Losers, so everything they know about Pennywise is very speculative and shrouded in absurdity, so I wanted to respect that mystery feeling of not knowing what's on the other side."

 

01/09/17 - New LEGO Millennium Falcon

news pic LEGO has unveiled its largest Star Wars set to date. The new Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon is made up of 7,541 pieces.

The new Millennium Falcon set measures 33 inches long, 22 inches wide and 8 inches tall and features a detailed interior. The cockpit holds four LEGO figures and there is the living quarters which comes with chairs and the famous Dejarik game board.

The set comes with the following LEGO Star Wars minifigures: Han, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO from The Empire Strikes Back era., as well as Han, Rey, Finn and BB-8 from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. There are also a couple of Porgs, which make their debut in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

 

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