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Get a sneak peek of the newest ship in the “Star Trek” universe. Star Trek: Discovery premieres January 2017 on the CBS Television Network with the premiere and all subsequent episodes available exclusively on CBS All Access.
Netflix and CBS Studios International announced a landmark international licensing agreement for the new Star Trek television series. Netflix will be the exclusive premiere home of Star Trek in 188 countries (excluding the U.S. and Canada). Each episode of the new series will be available globally within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere.
- Michelle McCue
"...the brand-new 'Star Trek' will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966..."
Created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman for 'CBS All Access', the new series is the first produced specifically for that service, and the first "Star Trek" series since "Star Trek: Enterprise" concluded in 2005.
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- Michael Stevens
David Semel is set to direct and executive produce the opening episode of the upcoming Star Trek reboot series. The episode will air on CBS for a broadcast debut of the series in January 2017, before it moves to its permanent home, CBS All Access. Created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman, the new Star Trek hails from CBS TV Studios where Semel is under an overall deal. Semel has a strong track record at CBS, helming three consecutive pilots that have gone to series which… »
Van Helsing, legendary doctor, monster hunter and Count Dracula’s worst nightmare, will soon become one of the cornerstones of Universal’s shared monsters universe, and it appears the studio’s fantasy vehicle is looking to a certain Road Warrior for inspiration.
Unlike The Mummy and Frankenstein – the latter of which is reportedly courting Javier Bardem for the titular, monstrous role – Van Helsing is incubating in the very early stages of development, but that hasn’t stopped writing duo Eric Heisserer and Jon Spaihts from fleshing out ideas for Universal’s new take on cinema’s decorated demon killer.
Primed for his first screen appearance since 2004’s box office flop – Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale led the charge against the undead in that instance – Heisserer told HitFix that Van Helsing‘s demeanour will be more in line with the roguish, lone-wolf archetype made famous by Mad Max, rather than Jackman’s dashing hero. »
- Michael Briers
Earlier this month, production began on Universal's The Mummy reboot, which will be the first full-fledged adventure in Universal's monster universe. We got our first glimpse at this unique world in a post credit sequence for 2014's Dracula Untold, where Luke Evans' title character is transported to present day. But, aside from The Mummy, we don't know which project is next in this sprawling universe. One of the movies being included is Van Helsing, and today we have some new details from writer Eric Heisserer.
Eric Heisserer came aboard to write the script alongside The Mummy writer Jon Spaihts back in November, but the project still doesn't have a director yet and there is very little we know about the story. Eric Heisserer recently spoke with Hitfix, while promoting the new thriller Lights Out, which he co-wrote, where he revealed that this version of Van Helsing was inspired by another iconic character. »
Ryan Lambie Jul 20, 2016
Appropriately, the opening of Star Trek Beyond sees Kirk (Chris Pine), now a little older and wiser, wearily pondering what the point of his five-year mission really is. "My dad joined Starfleet because he believed in it," he says to his old friend Bones (Karl Urban). "I joined on a dare."
With Star Trek as a whole celebrating its 50th birthday this year, perhaps it's the right time for a film that takes stock of the Federation, the Enterprise, and even the franchise itself. Is the world now too divided and cynical for something as idealistic and utopian as the United Federation of Planets? As fans of the series, I think we know the answer to that question, but it was exciting »
Production on the first movie in Universal’s planned monsters universe, The Mummy, has officially wrapped. Shooting has been taking place in London over the past few weeks, but that all came to an end at the weekend as Tom Cruise and co. completed proceedings on a location shoot in the heart of the city.
Just Jared managed to post one final set pic which you can see below.
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Here’s the synopsis, as provided by Universal.
Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.
From the sweeping »
- Paul Heath
The new Star Trek TV series, coming to CBS All Access in 2017 will stream exclusively on Netflix, outside of the Us and Canada (Bell Media will have rights to air the series in Canada). By the end of 2016, Netflix will also stream all 727 existing episodes of the Star Trek TV show franchise including: Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise, worldwide.The new Star Trek is co-created by Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller, based on Gene Roddenberry’s original series. Fuller began his writing career on the Star Trek series Deep Space Nine and Voyager. Star Trek is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Fuller’s Living Dead Guy Productions, and Roddenberry Entertainment. Kurtzman, Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen Berg, Aaron Harberts, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth are executive »
Continuing to bolster its lineup of enticing properities, it’s been confirmed today that Netflix has scooped up international rights for the new Star Trek TV series after penning a deal with CBS.
That means within 24 hours of its Us premiere on the network, Netflix users across the globe – 188 countries, to be exact – will be able to revel in CBS’ rebooted series.
It’ll feature new characters, a new ship and new missions to boot, but if you’re an old-school Trekkie, don’t fret; Netflix’s deal also comprises all 727 episodes of previous series, including Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise.
“The launch of »
- Michael Briers
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Cruise and the Peaky Blinders actress were spotted filming last-minute scenes on the streets of London, running square in front of a giant fan. Is it possible that Sofia Boutella’s ancient deity will be whipping up a literal storm in the English capital? Time will tell.
What we do know, however, is a general overview of the story fuelling Alex Kurtzman’s long-awaited franchise overhaul, as the filmmaker looks to unlock Universal’s world of gods and monsters.
Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day, »
- Michael Briers
Tom Cruise's Twitter bio reads "Running in movies since 1981." and with a bio like that, you better believe you're going to see him run in each and every movie he does from now until the end of time, which is always welcome news for fans of the living legend. The weekend was quite an eventful one for The Mummy team as, according to ComingSoon, the Alex Kurtzman-directed film officially wrapped in London after filming a number of scenes featuring Cruise and co-star Annabelle Wallis (Peaky Blinders) where they ran, ran, and ran some more away from presumably the extinction-level threat of Sofia Boutella's titular villain (who wasn't present). Filming began in April, so it's been a fairly lengthy shoot, but considering the epic blockbuster scale of the upcoming reimagining, it's par for the course. While this report doesn't account for any potential reshoots down the line, it's »
Netflix and CBS Studios International today announced a landmark international licensing agreement for the new Star Trek television series. Netflix will be the exclusive premiere home of Star Trek in 188 countries (excluding the Us and Canada). Each episode of the new series will be available globally within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere.
Additionally, all 727 existing episodes of the iconic Star Trek television library – including "Star Trek: The Original Series," "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Star Trek: Voyager" and "Star Trek: Enterprise" will be available on Netflix around the world by the end of 2016.
The all-new Star Trek will begin production in Toronto in September for its January 2017 premiere. The iconic and influential global franchise will return to television for the first time since 2005 with a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation. »
- Kellvin Chavez
The deal does not include the U.S. and Canada, where CBS and Bell Media, respectively, have the rights. Each episode of the series will be available globally within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere.
Additionally, all 727 episodes of the previous “Star Trek” TV series, including “Star Trek: The Original Series,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Star Trek: Enterprise,” will be available on Netflix around the world by the end of this year.
Commenting on the Netflix pact, Armando Nunez, president and CEO at CBS Studios Intl., said: “The launch of the new ‘Star Trek’ will truly be a global television event. ‘Star Trek’ is a worldwide phenomenon and this international partnership will provide fans around the world, who »
- Leo Barraclough
Last week, fans got their first look at The Mummy star Sofia Boutella with set photos as production continues. Filming has been under way since late April, when we got our first look at Tom Cruise and his co-star Annabelle Wallis. As production continues, we have even more photos of Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis who are seen springing into action.
The photos surfaced on various Twitter pages, featuring Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis going on the run from unseen enemies. There is very little we know about the scene itself, except both actors are seen running from someone, or something. It's certainly possible that both stars were running from Sofia Boutella's title character, but we don't know for certain.
Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella}) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day, »
Henry Bevan on whether the Star Trek movie franchise is beyond intellectualism…
What is the Star Trek franchise?
As this month sees the release of Star Trek Beyond, the third entry in the alternate Kelvin timeline, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Gene Roddenberry’s phenomenon, that question will be asked a lot. Is Star Trek the wham-bang space opera that has been on screen since the 2009 reboot or is it the intellectual chess games played by William Shatner’s Kirk and Leonard Nimoy’s Spock?
Stoking the flames whilst talking to SFX Magazine, and picked up by TrekMovie.com, the current Captain Kirk, Chris Pine, said a cerebral Trek adventure would not work in the modern movie marketplace. Whilst a movie like the ponderous Star Trek: The Motion Picture would possibly be rejected by audiences today, something like Wrath of Khan could work. Star Trek Into Darkness “borrowed” from »
- Henry Bevan
Following last week's first look at Sofia Boutella as the mummy herself, new shots have now gone up of actors Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis conducting the last day of filming on "The Mummy" reboot in London. The film opens June 9th next year.
Alex Kurtzman helms the project about an ancient queen awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia. From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, the story kicks off a wave of new monster films from Universal Pictures that share the same universe.
— Mariana da Costa P. (@MariCParreira) July 16, 2016
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- Garth Franklin
Universal are definitely going all out for their monster movie universe which they’re kicking off with the in-production The Mummy. That film is being led by Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella, but news reaches us today that they may have found their Frankenstein in the form of Bond actor Javier Bardem.
Variety reports that the Spanish actor is in talks to play Frankenstein in Bride Of Frankenstein, though it is not clear which monster movie he will first make his debut in. The word is that the character would get a debut in a feature featuring another monster before getting his own spin-off.
Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan are heading up the new monsters universe which could also see Russell Crowe play Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The word is that he will first be see in The Mummy, which is just about wrap production in London.
So, what »
- Paul Heath
Universal is currently in the middle of trying to launch a cinematic universe centered around their famous movie monsters. The Mummy reboot starring Tom Cruise is currently filming and they have plans for a slew of other movies that will connect together at some point down the line. The studio isn't messing around in terms of going after top notch talent for these projects, and they may be about to nab another Oscar winner for a big role.
Variety is reporting that No Country For Old Men and Skyfall star Javier Bardem is in talks to take the lead in Universal Monsters' Frankenstein for their new monsters cinematic universe, through it isn't known if he is playing Dr. Frankenstein or Frankenstein's monster. The report is very unclear as to how far along these talks are, and they didn't name any specific sources, so it is hard to know if this »
It looks like Academy Award-winner Javier Bardem is on the cusp of joining fellow A-listers Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, and Russell Crowe in Universal Pictures' highly ambitious Monsters Movie Universe. According to Variety, Bardem has entered talks with the studio to star as Frankenstein's monster. It's uncertain which film he'll make his frightening debut, but the report adds that like Crowe's Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde, his character is expected to appear in another monster feature first before possibly receiving his own solo spin-off and/or appearing in Bride of Frankenstein, which is also currently in development. Coincidentally, Bardem was previously being courted for the Dr. Jekyll role in The Mummy before passing, which led to Crowe signing on. The Mummy, the first installment in the Monsters Universe, should be wrapping in a few weeks. Alex Kurtzman is directing with Cruise headlining a stellar cast that includes Crowe, Sofia Boutella, »
The A-list cast roster for these Universal Monster reboots just keep growing. Today’s addition: Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem. The Skyfall star is “in talks” to play “Frankenstein” in the studio’s planned Marvel Cinematic Universe-style series of films, according to Variety, though the trade doesn’t specify whether the role in question is that of Dr. Victor Frankenstein -- the man who creates the flat-topped monster originally played by Boris Karloff -- or the creature himself. My guess would be the latter, given that the Monster is the more iconic role. Karloff’s performance is by far the most-remembered element of the original movies. Variety also isn’t clear which film in the interconnected franchise Frankenstein/The Monster would first appear in, citing unnamed “sources” who claim the character(s) will show up in a non-Frankenstein film prior to toplining their own movie (Bride of Frankenstein is currently »
- Chris Eggertsen
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