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To promote the release of his new movie Tomorrowland, writer Damon Lindelof (the man responsible for Lost, Star Trek Into Darkness and Prometheus) sat down with Flickering Myth’s Oli Davis, where they proceeded to talk about his new movie, but also the new Star Trek 3 film.
Lindelof produced the first two films in the relaunched franchise, writing the second instalment, but working on Tomorrowland and his HBO TV show The Leftovers meant he had to step away from the third. In the interview, Lindelof talks about what he knows of Star Trek 3’s story so far:
“It’s really about the beginning of the five year mission. It’s establishing the crew after they’ve been out there and together for a while. But I don’t know anything about the plot.”
Which is…pretty much what everyone expected, seeing how Star Trek Into Darkness ends with »
- Oli Davis
To promote the release of his new movie Tomorrowland, writer Damon Lindelof (the man responsible for Lost, Star Trek Into Darkness and Prometheus) sat down with Flickering Myth’s Oli Davis, where they proceeded to talk about his new movie, but also the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Trek 3 movies. Because they’re both pretty geeky (and one of them is best buds with Star Wars director J.J. Abrams).
While getting excited about the impending return of Luke, Leia and Han, Lindelof spoke about whether he would ever take on a Star Wars movie down the line:
“Obviously Star Wars really made me want to be a filmmaker, so the possibility that I could work on one of those films in the future would be truly a dream come true.”
The Star Wars chat starts at 02:09 in the video interview below. See even lower »
- Oli Davis
According to fansite TrekMovie.com, which has a solid track record when it comes to Star Trek, the upcoming third movie in Paramount Pictures’ relaunched series is going by the title of Star Trek Beyond.
According to the site, Star Trek Beyond has been registered with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), although the report does go on to state that it could be a decoy title, given Bad Robot’s penchant for secrecy.
Little is known about the plot for Star Trek 3, although Simon Pegg – who is co-writing the script, as well as reprising the role of Soctty – has previously stated that it will have “the spirit of the TV show”, and an increased emphasis on exploration.
Meanwhile, speaking to MTV, Pegg has also confirmed that Idris Elba is set for a “kick-ass” role, stating that: “It will be [an original character]. This is the five-year mission now, we’re out there. »
- Gary Collinson
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Question: Any word on what’s happening with Revenge? The last few episodes have all felt very series-finale leaning. Will it be renewed or cancelled? And if we do get a Season 5, is there a major revamp in store? —Sean
Ausiello: Based on what I’m hearing about the finale, there would have to be a major revamp if the show returns for a fifth season. Actually, forget revamp — there’d have to be a whole new show. »
She impressed in a henchwoman role as the sharp-footed Gazelle for Kingsman: The Secret Service, and now Sofia Boutella is off to an even bigger film. Deadline reports that she’s signed on for a lead role in Star Trek 3.Paramount has the deflector shields up on this one, so we don’t yet know who she’ll be playing or whether she’ll have the chance to be one of the heroes this time. But it’s certainly a great opportunity for her.Justin Lin is at the helm of this one, with Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and Simon Pegg are all set to return for the new movie, with Pegg also on script duty alongside Doug Jung. Oh, and recent rumours have pointed to Idris Elba also beaming aboard.“For me it's now about the spirit of adventure and exploration and also, »
Deadline is reporting that Kingsman: The Secret Service star Sofia Boutella has signed on for a lead role in Paramount Pictures Star Trek 3, although character details are being kept firmly under wraps.
The third entry in the revamped series is to be directed by Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6), with Simon Pegg writing the script alongside Doug Jung. Pegg will also reprise as Scotty alongside Chris Pine (Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Karl Urban (Bones), John Cho (Sulu) and Anton Yelchin (Chekov), while Idris Elba (Thor: The Dark World) has been tipped to join the cast as a villain.
Star Trek 3 is set for release on July 8th, 2016.
- Gary Collinson
No word yet on whether she’ll be on the side of the USS Enterprise or taking on a villainous role, but from the sounds of it, her involvement is a done deal.
Justin Lin (Furious 6) is directing from a script by Doug Jung (TNT’s Dark Blue) and co-star Simon Pegg. The threequel is a pivotal entry for Paramount and Skydance’s blockbuster franchise, which is currently revamping to be more faithful to the classic sci-fi series it was adapted from and is also the first new Trek film not to be helmed by J.J. Abrams.
- Isaac Feldberg
Lamorne Morris hasn’t made many requests since he started playing New Girl‘s Winston. One was that his kooky character become a cop. Another was that the Fox series seriously consider what that means in America today.
“I love police officers. I think they’re awesome. They look cool as hell when they do stuff,” Morris tells TVLine. “My favorite movies involve police officers. It’s just, you can’t escape some of the things that are shown in the media. You can’t help but see it.”
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No stranger to dangerous activities, Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga, 90210) is teaming up with Fox to turn everyday Americans into “weekend warriors” in the unscripted series Bullseye.
RelatedNew Girl Renewed for Season 5 at Fox as John Cho Joins Guest Cast
Each week, four men and four women will compete in three rounds of extreme challenges — including turning themselves into literal human darts, then launching themselves at a target — in the hopes of walking away with the $50,000 prize.
Lutz will be joined by co-host Godfrey, best known for his ubiquitous presence in celebrity panel specials like I Love the ’90s and 100 Greatest Songs of the ’80s. »
Bubble-watchers can relax, as Fox has picked up New Girl for a fifth season (while that season is already in production, it's worth noting). Also, for those curious, Zooey Deschanel's pregnancy will not be written into the script, so there will be no baby mama drama. David Madden, President of Entertainment at Fox said of the renewal, Four seasons in, New Girl continues to be one of the smartest and most relatable comedies on television. The writing is razor-sharp, the ensemble is consistently hilarious, and we couldn’t be more proud of Liz, Brett, Dave and the entire New Girl team. We absolutely love this show and we’re so excited to bring it back for Season Five. TV Line also reports that that John Cho will be joining the cast in a guest role as "a guy Jess meets when she excitedly reports for Jury Duty." (Selfie fans, »
- Allison Keene
FX has renewed the Cold War drama "The Americans" for a thirteen-episode fourth season. The news comes as the series has four more episodes of the current third season left to air with the finale to screen on April 22nd.
Though not a great rater, the series has received much acclaim from critics with the most recent season nabbing a stunning 92/100 on Metacritic which is the highest score of the year so far and just ahead of "Justified" and "Broad City" with 89/100.
Meanwhile, Fox has renewed its comedy series "New Girl" for a fifth season. The show is currently the network’s longest-running comedy and follows on from the network's third season pick-up of its cop comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine".
- Garth Franklin
Get excited, New Girl fans: your favorite group of roommates isn’t going anywhere. Fox has renewed the hilarious sitcom for a fifth season, which means that we’ll be getting another 20-plus episodes of wild shenanigans in the loft (and I’m hoping some of those shenanigans include more games of True American, whether it’s Clinton Rules or not). Additionally, New Girl will be celebrating its 100th episode in Season 5. “Four seasons in, New Girl continues to be one of the smartest and most relatable comedies on television,” said Fox entertainment president David Madden. “The writing is razor-sharp, the ensemble is consistently hilarious, and we couldn’t be more proud of… the entire New Girl team. We absolutely love this show and we’re so excited to bring it back for Season 5.” Interestingly, though, New Girl‘s Season 5 renewal was announced after the series had already begun working on its fifth season. »
- Chris King
New Girl, old/familiar story: Jess & Co. are returning for another season.
Fox has renewed the Zooey Deschanel comedy for a fifth season, TVLine has learned.
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Oddly enough, the pickup comes as work on Season 5 is already underway. The show remained in production after wrapping Season 4 in order to get a jump on Season 5 ahead of Deschanel’s maternity leave (the actress’ pregnancy is not being incorporated into the show).
Meanwhile, TVLine has exclusively learned that at least one (but likely more) of those »
"New Girl" has charmed the execs at Fox, and is sticking around for a little while longer.
TVLine reports that the network has renewed the sitcom for a fifth season, which has already begun production to accommodate star Zooey Deschanel's pregnancy (which will not be written into the show). The series returns from a brief hiatus tonight.
"Four seasons in, 'New Girl' continues to be one of the smartest and most relatable comedies on television," said Fox entertainment president David Madden in a statement. "The writing is razor-sharp, the ensemble is consistently hilarious, and we couldn't be more proud of... the entire 'New Girl' team. We absolutely love this show and we're so excited to bring it back for Season Five."
- Katie Roberts
Idris Elba is easily one of our greatest and most versatile home-grown actors. The Luther star has proven this many times over the past decade, in roles ranging from a battle-hardened commander in Pacific Rim, to South African President Nelson Mandela.
Of course, this has undoubtedly put the London-born actor in extremely high demand, with rumours even placing him as Daniel Craig’s future Bond successor. Now, it has been revealed that Elba has entered early talks to play the lead baddie in Justin Lin’s Star Trek 3. Previous rumours had placed Bryan Cranston as the newest adversary for Kirk and his crew, however it is unknown if he was up for the same role, or merely that talks have now broken down.
- Ben Read
A few days ago Simon Pegg spoke about his work alongside Doug Jung on the script for Paramount Pictures’ Star Trek 3, stating that the screenplay had to be finished by June “come hell or high water”, and now he’s offered up a few comments on the tone they’re going for on the threequel during a chat with Spinoff Online.
“We just want to take it forward with the spirit of the TV show. And it’s a story about frontierism and adventure and optimism and fun, and that’s where we want to take it, you know. Where no man has gone before – where no one has gone before, sensibly corrected for a slighter more enlightened generation.”
- Gary Collinson
As is the case with these new Trek films, the role itself is being kept under wraps, though previous rumors and comments from co-writer/producer Damon Lindelof in 2013 pegged Klingons as the adversaries this time around. Since there’s been a bit of a regime change with the franchise, there’s no telling if that’s still the case, and Variety’s sources refused to give any confirmation.
- James Garcia
Idris Elba is in early talks to play the villain in Star Trek 3, sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter. Elba would be one of the new additions to the third installment of the franchise, which is in pre-production with Justin Lin at the helm. Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, John Cho and Simon Pegg are reprising their respective roles. Pegg is also writing the script with Doug Jung. Details for Elba’s role are being kept hidden somewhere on Ceti Alpha V. Elba is on screens now with Sean Penn in The Gunman, and
- Borys Kit
He spoke openly about the project during an interview with Collider where he said that, come hell or high water, the script had to be finished by June.
“I’m busy writing it,” the actor said. “It’s an ongoing thing. I’m sure we’ll be finessing it, right through the shoot. You never really, truly start writing a movie until the edit. There’s a whole new lexicon that you’re confronted with, when you’ve shot the movie, which is the visual language that you don’t have on the page. And then, you start to realize, “Hang on, we don’t need that speech because that look says it all.” So, it will be an ongoing thing, right until next year. »
- Luke Owen
Earlier this month, Sleepy Hollow showrunner Mark Goffman left the series after two seasons. The show's ratings were way down in season two and word was that the network would cancel Sleepy Hollow if a suitable replacement showrunner couldn't be found.
A supernatural police drama, Sleepy Hollow follows Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), a patriot who was killed 230 years ago. He finds himself resurrected in modern day and partners with a female police lieutenant. Unfortunately, the Headless Horseman has also returned. The cast includes Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, Clancy Brown, John Cho, and Richard Cetrone.
Here's the renewal press release:
"Sleepy Hollow" Picked Up »
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