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Channel 4 turned down Utopia special, says writer Dennis Kelly

24 November 2014 6:03 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Channel 4 turned down a Utopia two-hour special, according to writer Dennis Kelly.

In an interview with The Independent, Dennis admitted that the team behind the series "knew" the cancellation news would eventually arrive.

"I think we all knew it was coming," said Kelly. "The people who liked it really liked it, but the ratings were just bad. I don't know why. I think going out in the summer didn't help."

He continued to say that they wanted to wrap up the story with a special episode, but their offer was declined.

"It's gutting not being able to finish the story," he said. "We did want to do a special. We said to [Channel 4], 'I could finish it off with a two-hour special,' but they weren't going for it.

"I understand, though. It was a risky show to do."

Utopia was cancelled after two series, and featured actors including Geraldine James, »

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Wild & Crazy: The Most Bizarre Star Wars Prequel Rumors

17 October 2014 11:39 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

With Star Wars: Episode VII currently in production (and only a few weeks from wrapping), rumors have been flying fast and furious over the last few months.  This has caused a flurry of finger-pointing, naysaying, and even hostility between fans over some of the claims...but this is nothing new.  The Prequel trilogy were surrounded by rumors as well, so today, I thought it’d be fun to take a trip down memory lane to remember some of the craziest reports that had us all buzzing.

Some of these are just bizarre, and many of the original sites reporting on these things are no longer in action, but some of you life-long fans, like me, will likely remembering hearing about these.  I’ve purposefully stayed away from Super Shadow reports (though some of these may have been influenced by him), because he was a known fraud and I wanted to »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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News Bits: Interstellar, Woman, Wars, Figment

15 October 2014 9:54 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Interstellar

EW reports that over an hour of footage from Christopher Nolan's latest feature "Interstellar" has been shot in IMAX.

Nolan says: "This is the first film I have made where the actual experience of the film is paramount to the audience. You would think that's the case with Batman movies but it's not; they're more dependent on the reaction of characters on screen. Interstellar is different. It harkens back to the direct experience films of 2001, where you're not just experiencing it through the characters, you are lost in it."

Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death

Relativity has moved up the release date of Tom Harper's horror sequel "Woman in Black 2: Angel Of Death". Originally slated to open January 30th, it will now hit January 2nd.

Jeremy Irvine and Helen McCroy star in the film which takes place four decades after the events in the 2012 Daniel Radcliffe-led original. »

- Garth Franklin

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The Star Wars Emperor's First Name Leaked

15 October 2014 9:10 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

It’s been 37 years since he was first mentioned in Star Wars-Episode 4: A New Hope, and the main villain of the Star Wars universe has not been given a full name. An upcoming novel finally gives the infamous villain a full moniker.

 

[Editor's Update: I received an advanced copy of this book a few weeks ago and saw this name, however Nda's prevented us from releasing this news previously, and it wasn't until Nycc and a jerk online decided to leak it, that it's become public knowledge. ]

He’s been called by many names; The Emperor, Darth Sidious, Senator Palpatine and Emperor Palpatine. But through it all, he’s had no first name. Not in any of the films, nor any of the other canonical multi-media adventures in the Star Wars Universe.  That’s finally changed.

A name has been given to the sinister Sith in the upcoming, canonical book “Tarkin," written by author James Luceno. (Evidently Grand Moff Tarkin, who was portrayed by Hammer Films horror movie legend Peter Cushing, is getting some love.) This news was revealed at NY Comic-con.

So, what is Palpatine’s first name? It’s Sheev! Sheev Plapatine. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Does the Emperor Finally have a First Name?

15 October 2014 9:10 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 

It’s been 37 years since he was first mentioned in Star Wars-Episode 4: A New Hope, and the main villain of the Star Wars universe has not been given a full name. An upcoming novel finally gives the infamous villain a full moniker.

 

 

He’s been called by many names; The Emperor, Darth Sidious, Senator Palpatine and Emperor Palpatine. But through it all, he’s had no first name. Not in any of the films, nor any of the other canonical multi-media adventures in the Star Wars Universe.  That’s finally changed.

 

According to the fan site Star Wars: Underworld, a name has been given to the sinister Sith in the upcoming, canonical book “Tarkin," written by author James Luceno. (Evidently Grand Moff Tarkin, who was portrayed by Hammer Films horror movie legend Peter Cushing, is getting some love.) This news was revealed at NY Comic-con.

 

So, what is Palpatine’s first name? »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Star Wars: The Emperor’s Real Name Finally Revealed In New Novel

15 October 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

It’s just one of those things you never think about. First he was The Emperor. Then he was Senator Palpatine, followed by Chancellor Palpatine and then revealed as Darth Sidious. But never once did this Star Wars beacon of evil, the Phantom Menace himself, played perfectly by Ian McDiarmid, have a first name. In the new canon novel […]

The post Star Wars: The Emperor’s Real Name Finally Revealed In New Novel appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Utopia will not be renewed for series 3 as Channel 4 cancels show

9 October 2014 8:34 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Utopia will not be renewed for a third series on Channel 4, the broadcaster has confirmed.

Created and written by BAFTA nominee Dennis Kelly, the critically-acclaimed drama thriller featured actors including Geraldine James, Ian McDiarmid, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Stephen Rea, Rose Leslie, Alexandra Roach and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett.

"Utopia is truly channel-defining: strikingly original, powered by Dennis Kelly's extraordinary voice and brought to life in all its technicolor glory through Marc Munden's undeniable creative flair and vision," a spokesperson for Channel 4 told Den of Geek.

"The team at Kudos delivered a series which has achieved fervent cult status over two brilliantly warped and nail-biting series. It also has the honour of ensuring audiences will never look at a spoon in the same way again.

"It's always painful to say goodbye to shows we love, but it's a necessary part of being able to commission new drama, a raft of »

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'Star Wars 7': Is Skellig Michael Island the Sith Homeworld?

29 August 2014 12:51 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As per usual, this story is rife with Star Wars: Episode VII plot information that could be considered a Major Spoiler! Continue at your own risk...

A few more Star Wars: Episode VII story details have been leaked by Latino Review, and first thing they do is clear up the rumor that the main villains will be called Sith Inquisitors. It is believed that they will not go by that name in the movie. Though, there will be a number of Sith and one of them may be a cyborg. But not the cyborg shown in a recent piece of concept art.

This is where there story takes an interesting turn. As we've heard in recent weeks, the concept art which reveals one of Star Wars: Episode VII's main villains is not a cyborg Sith Inquisitor as previously reported. It is actually Emperor Palpatine, also known as Darth Sidious. »

- MovieWeb

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Want to Know What Villain Is Returning in Star Wars: Episode VII?

25 August 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Spoilers ahead so you know the drill… either keep reading or click out of the post now!

Our friends at Latino-Review have another big scoop regarding Star Wars: Episode VII, and it involves a villainous character from the original trilogy returning to wreak havoc on the galaxy. 

There's really no point beating around the bush with this one. The site has had two independent sources confirm that Emperor Palpatine, a.k.a. Darth Sidious, is back and that he will once again be the evil puppet master who is pulling the strings of all the other villains in the story. 

I'm sure some of you are thinking… "wait a second, didn't he die in Return of the Jedi?" Just because Darth Vader throws him down the shaft of a large space station that exploded doesn't mean that he died. We really never saw him die. He just kind of fell »

- Joey Paur

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Classic Villain Rumoured to Return in Star Wars Episode VII

24 August 2014 4:14 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

There have been a lot of Star Wars Episode VII rumours lately, but this is arguably the most exciting and intriguing one to date! According to Latino-Review, the J.J. Abrams helmed follow-up to Return of the Jedi will not only feature a number of new villains, but also the reveal that the one pulling the strings is Emperor Palpatine.

Though we saw Darth Vader sacrifice himself to throw The Emperor to his apparent death, it could be that he was somehow rescued as a fair amount of time passed between that and Lando blowing up the Death Star (so much so that Luke was able to unmask and say goodbye to his father before escaping).

Does bringing the iconic Star Wars villain back make Vader’s death pointless? Not really, because he still saved his son, and the fact that The Emperor is still alive would be a huge twist/reveal. »

- Josh Wilding

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'Star Wars 7': Will Emperor Palpatine Return?

23 August 2014 12:27 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

(Is Bringing Back Another Classic Villain?)

We've heard this rumor before. That Ian McDiarmid will be reprising his role as Emperor Palpatine (aka Darth Sidious) in Star Wars: Episode VII. But now Latino Review is confirming from two different sources that the character will indeed return, though he may not be played by Ian McDiarmid, who took over the role in 1983's Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi and returned to play him in all three prequels, beginning with Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace in 1999, and continuing in 2002's Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and 2005's Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith.

Major Spoilers to follow...

While The Sith Inquisitors are said to be the primary villains in Star Wars: Episode VII, Darth Sidious will be revealed as the puppet master behind the scenes. And throughout Star Wars »

- MovieWeb

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A Villain Potentially Returns In New "Star Wars"

23 August 2014 10:18 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Potential Spoilers Ahead

A year ago came a report that an evil character from previous "Star Wars" films will appear in at least one of the upcoming new "Star Wars" trilogy films despite his apparent death. That character? Emperor Palpatine.

The report came from Latino Review who has just published another one today saying a similar thing but with a bit more information:

"Two independent sources have recently written to us to confirm something we had heard back when production first began. Even though Star Wars: Episode VII (as well as the following two sequels) will feature its share of new villains, the person pulling the strings, the real puppet master, the big bad of the trilogy is none other than Emperor Palpatine.

A lot can happen during the fall of an Empire, and maybe the moments we took to see our heroes party with the Ewoks was a forced »

- Garth Franklin

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Rumor: Evil Character To Return For Star Wars VII

22 August 2014 11:21 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

This may seem like deja vu. A year ago, Kellvin from Latino Review reported that Emperor Palpatine was going to appear in the new Star Wars films, and today he is saying the same thing. Now, before any of you freak out, remember that the script a year ago was written by Michael Arndt, but today that script has been heavily changed by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan. I believe most, if not all of Arndt's material was tossed. Though, it seems that J.J. and Kasdan liked Arndt's idea of bringing Darth Sidious back from the dead. I mean, if he really died after Darth Vader tossed him like a ragdoll. "My source told me that The Emperor "100%" will appear in Star Wars Episode VII and VIII. Don't look for confirmations from this from Ian Mcdiarmid, because he's not portraying the Emperor this time. Will this big bad resemble »

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Exclusive: Guess Who Else Is Back in Star Wars: Episode VII and VIII?

22 August 2014 11:18 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Major Spoilers ahead. But don't fear, fear is the path to the Dark Side.

Two independent sources have recently written to us to confirm something we had heard back when production first began. Even though Star Wars: Episode VII (as well as the following two sequels) will feature its share of new villains, the person pulling the strings, the real puppet master, the big bad of the trilogy is none other than Emperor Palpatine.

A lot can happen during the fall of an Empire, and maybe the moments we took to see our heroes party with the Ewoks was a forced perspective on something much more sinister. We all know that Lando blew up the second Death Star in the Millennium Falcon, and we know Luke had enough time to carry his dying father to a shuttle bay and unmask him. We also know, from Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Utopia series 2 episode 2 review

21 July 2014 4:56 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The second new episode of Utopia reunites the old gang and hits the ground running…

Review

This review contains spoilers.

Hear that? Underneath all the eerie buzzing beeps and whispering drones? That’s the sound of a TV show running at full pelt and knowing exactly where it’s heading. “They’re starting again” said back-from-the-grave Lee this week. That they are, praise be.

Episode two was this series’ real opener after that superb trip back to the seventies carefully and stylishly shaded in the outlines of Milner, Arby and Jessica. The purpose of that fifty-minute flashback was nowhere more clear than in this episode’s final scene. Imagine Milner asking a possum-playing Jessica “What have I done to you?” without understanding her history with Philip Carvel. Or for that matter, consider watching Milner’s meeting with Arby in which he assured her that his father was “not incredible, not »

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News Bits: Daredevil, Hunger, Wars, Crowhurst

18 July 2014 9:29 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Daredevil

Production has been underway on the Marvel & Netflix television series "Daredevil" for a few weeks now in New York and yesterday a fan of the show's lead actor Charlie Cox took a picture with the actor on set, giving us a better idea of Matt Murdock's look sans outfit. [Source: Imgur]

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Lionsgate and Samsung have announced plans to launch the official teaser trailer for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1" via Samsung's new Galaxy Tab in San Diego during Comic-Con on Friday, July 25th. The trailer will be introduced at the Samsung Galaxy Experience in the Hard Rock Hotel.

Those outside San Diego can visit participating Samsung Experience Shops within Best Buy locations in the United States throughout the weekend to preview the trailer which will then go online the following week. [Source: Lionsgate]

Star Wars: Episode VII

Speaking at the London Film and Comic-Con this week, »

- Garth Franklin

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Ian McDiarmid Thinks He'll Play Palpatine In A Future Star Wars Movie

17 July 2014 3:25 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Many of the stories we write regarding J.J. Abrams. Star Wars: Episode VII pertain to characters and actors who are finding their way into this revitalized universe. Today, we learn of a veteran Star Wars actor who confirms that he is officially out. though the door isn.t completely shut on an eventual return somewhere down the line. Scottish actor Ian McDiarmid played the pivotal role of Senator Palpatine . and, eventually, Emperor Palpatine . in the earlier Star Wars movies. There were rumors that the influential character would somehow return in Star Wars: Episode VII (even though he died in Star Wars: Episode VI . Return of the Jedi), but the actor put that chatter on ice. Or, better said, he lifted it up and threw it down a long, dark corridor. While speaking at the London Film and Comic-Con, Ian McDiarmid confirmed that he would not return to the Star »

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Utopia series 2 launch date announced by Channel 4

2 July 2014 7:58 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The start date for Utopia's second series has been announced by Channel 4.

The conspiracy thriller will open with a double bill over two nights on Monday, July 14 and Tuesday, July 15 at 10pm.

Utopia's new six-part run from writer Dennis Kelly follows 2013's acclaimed first series.

Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones), Ian McDiarmid (Star Wars) and Tom Burke (The Musketeers) are among the new cast additions for series two, joining returning cast members Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Alexandra Roach and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett.

Leslie will play a younger version of Geraldine James's character Milner in flashback scenes, while Burke plays Philip Carvel - author of the Utopia manuscript.

A Us adaptation of Utopia is also in the works, with David Fincher attached to produce and direct and Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn on scripting duties for HBO. »

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Kathleen Turner Q&A as it happened

2 July 2014 6:10 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Hollywood star, currently appearing in the play Bakersfield Mist in the West End, joined us live to talk about Ken Russell, King Lear and the joys of playing Chandler Bing's dad

2.09pm BST

We're wrapping up! Thanks to everyone who posted questions and to Kathleen for kindly answering as many as she could. We hope you enjoyed this!

This was fun. Come to the show. And we'll enjoy each other more. Goodbye.

2.08pm BST

mhepton asks:

What is your favorite film and why?

My favorite film of mine would have to be Romancing the Stone because I really like how Joan Wilder changes. Change is what attracts me to a character and because I loved shooting in South America - it was like going home.

2.07pm BST

JujuC31 asks:

I had the pleasure of seeing you and Mr McDiarmid last Friday and I thought it was such a rare »

- Guardian Staff

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'Star Wars' Gets a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Style Trailer

23 June 2014 2:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Whether you loved it or hated it, the first trailer for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy released in February certainly had an impact on comic book fans around the world, set to the Blue Swede classic tune "Hooked on a Feeling." YouTube user The Usual Suspect has managed to cut together footage from the original Star Wars trilogy (Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi) into a new trailer that captures the same tone and plot points from Guardians of the Galaxy.

Some fans may consider Guardians of the Galaxy to be the Marvel Cinematic Universe's version of Star Wars, since it is essentially set in a "galaxy far, far away" from the previous Marvel movies and follows a similar group of "rebels" trying to restore balance to the galaxy. »

- MovieWeb

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