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Book Giveaway – Win Battlestar Galactica Vault

12 October 2014 2:28 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of Battlestar Galactica Vault: The Complete History Of The Series, 1978-2012 – which is released here in the UK on October 23rd – we’ve got a copy of the book to give away courtesy of Aurum Press. Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter…

Journey Behind The Scenes With The Series’ Creators.

For over thirty years, science-fiction fans have been enthralled by Battlestar Galactica and the captivating saga of humanity’s war with the chilling Cylons. From its innovative special effects to its controversial storylines, the franchise has fascinated generations of viewers.

Now, drawing on unique insights from the original producer, Glen A. Larson, and exclusive interviews with David Eick and Ronald D. Moore – creators of the series’ acclaimed reimagining – Battlestar Galactica Vault offers a complete visual history of the show’s evolution, from 1978’s ‘Saga of a Star World’ to spin-offs Caprica and Blood & Chrome. »

- Gary Collinson

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Aurum Press announce ‘Battlestar Galactica Vault’

24 September 2014 2:58 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

For over thirty years, science-­fiction fans have been enthralled by Battlestar Galactica and the captivating saga of humanity’s war with the chilling Cylons. From its innovative special effects to its controversial storylines, the franchise has fascinated generations of viewers.

Now, drawing on unique insights from the original producer, Glen A. Larson, and exclusive interviews with David Eick and Ronald D. Moore – creators of the series’ acclaimed reimagining – Battlestar Galactica Vault , from writer Paul Ruditis offers a complete visual history of the show’s evolution, from 1978′s ‘Saga of a Star World’ to spin-offs Caprica and Blood & Chrome.

Housed in a novelty extendable cover and featuring a treasure trove of behind the scenes images, there are concept artworks by legendary artist Ralph McQuarrie, annotated scripts and storyboards, candid behind the scenes photography, and ten meticulously reproduced pieces of memorabilia for readers to remove and examine.

Stunningly illustrated and fully authorised, »

- Phil Wheat

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Watch Samsung’s New Ad Starring David Hasselhoff and K.I.T.T. from ‘Knight Rider’

3 September 2014 7:41 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

In 1986, ABC premiered Knight Rider, which followed Michael Knight (David Hasselhoff), a high-tech modern crime fighter assisted by K.I.T.T. – an advanced, artificially intelligent and nearly indestructible car. Conceived and produced by Glen A. Larson, the show was an instant hit. Nearly 30 years later and Samsung has released a commercial for its “smart home effort” starring Hasselhoff, playing himself along side William Daniels, reprising his role as the voice of the original smart car. I’m not sure what exactly the commercial is pushing, but it’s rather entertaining. Watch the ad below.

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The post Watch Samsung’s New Ad Starring David Hasselhoff and K.I.T.T. from ‘Knight Rider’ appeared first on Sound On Sight.

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- Kyle Reese

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22 Amazing Fictional Swear Words Everyone Should Use In Real Life

25 August 2014 12:50 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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There’s nothing like a good curse to stretch your lungs on a morning, is there? The odd expletive can be a satisfying release from stress and swearing is even known to relieve pain on occasion, but effing and blinding in public is still frowned upon by many people.

Thankfully, those who need a f***ing fix but don’t want to cause offense have plenty of fake swear words to choose from amongst the veritable cornucopia of fictional curses offered up in science fiction and fantasy books, movies and television shows.

Many writers are faced with censorship when it comes to profanity in their work, especially on national television. So, rather than fighting for the right to include three a-holes and a s***-kicker every week, it becomes easier to simply just make up analogue words that mean more or less the same thing.

Many of those words »

- Mark Allen

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Will Ferrell To Produce Film Version Of Cult Series Manimal

23 July 2014 4:55 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Fresh off the heels of his role as President Business in The Lego Movie, Will Ferrell is starting to get more involved in the business side of making movies. Gary Sanchez Productions, which Ferrell runs alongside Anchorman director Adam McKay, has signed on to produce a big-screen adaptation of 80s cult TV series Manimal. Jimmy Miller and series co-creator Glen A. Larson are also tapped to produce, while Key & Peele scribes Jay Martel and Ian Roberts are working on the script.

Manimal, which had a brief, eight-episode run on television in 1983, follows Dr. Jonathan Chase, a shape-shifter who fought crime by morphing into animals. While it is not surprising that a show with that premise was cancelled so abruptly, Ferrell and McKay are promising additions to a film that could be very funny. With Manimal, Sony Pictures Animation hopes to have a hybrid of live-action and animation, similar to their Smurfs franchise, »

- Jordan Adler

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Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Jimmy Miller to come together for 'Manimal'

23 July 2014 4:07 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

London, July 23: Jimmy Miller from Mosaic and Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions is set to produce 'Manimal' for Sony Pictures Animation.

The feature, which is based on the 1983 TV series about a man who is able to convert into any animal, will also be produced by the show's original co-creator Glen A. Larson along with Jay Martel, and will be penned by Ian Roberts, Deadline.com reported.

McKay said that he believes that the project, which is a live-action/animation hybrid and yet to have a director, would be "funny and entertaining," and he hopes it is good enough to be the first film to win a Pulitzer. (Ani) »

- Amith Ostwal

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Live-Action/Animation Hybrid Comedy Manimal Coming To The Big Screen

23 July 2014 12:44 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Sony Pictures Animation has announced that Jimmy Miller’s Mosaic, and Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions will produce Manimal, a live-action/animated feature film that takes the concept of the cult television drama of the same title – a crime-fighter who can transform into animals – and reinvents it as an action-comedy.

Original series co-creator Glen A. Larson will also produce. The feature is being written by Jay Martel & Ian Roberts. The project, which will be a live-action hybrid heavy in visual effects and animation, is being overseen by Sony Pictures Animation President of Production Michelle Raimo Kouyate and Svp Michael Lachance.

Mosaic’s past feature films include The Other Guys, Step Brothers, Bad Teacher, and Talladega Nights. Glen A. Larson previously created several popular television series including Battlestar Galactica, Knight Rider and Magnum, P.I. Gary Sanchez Productions’ credits include Step Brothers, The Other Guys, and Anchorman 2. »

- Michelle McCue

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Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Bringing All-Time Worst TV Show Manimal to the Big Screen

22 July 2014 7:56 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

It only ran on NBC for 8 episodes back in 1983. Its legacy is that of one of the worst television shows of all time, a title spoken about only as a punchline. Now Anchorman creators Will Ferrell and Adam McKay will bring “Manimal” to the big screen. We truly live in strange times.

Original Synopsis:

Dr Jonathan Chase... wealthy, young, handsome. A man with the brightest of futures. A man with the darkest of pasts.

From Africa's deepest recesses to the rarefied peaks of Tibet, heir to his father's legacy and the world's darkest mysteries. Jonathan Chase, master of the secrets that divide man from animal, animal from man... Manimal!

Manimal” is one of those TV show ideas that probably sounded good on paper. A dashing, aristocratic British adventurer raised in Africa (played by Simon MacCorkindale, "Falcon Crest") gains the power to transform into any animal of his choosing (though for »

- Foywonder

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Will Ferrell Planning A "Manimal" Adaptation

22 July 2014 5:16 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Will Ferrell and his regular directing cohort Adam McKay ("Anchorman," "Step Brothers") are teaming yet again, this time to produce a film adaptation of the short-lived 1983 NBC series "Manimal" for Sony Pictures Animation.

Simon MacCorkindale ("Death on the Nile") starred in the original series as Dr. Jonathan Chase, a dashing and wealthy man raised in Africa who mastered the ability to morph into various different animals to fight crime.

The show ran for just eight episodes before being canceled. This new film adaptation will be a combination live-action and CG-animated effort and will re-envision the material as an action comedy.

Both Ferrell and McKay will produce alongside Jimmy Miller and series co-creator Glen A. Larson, but it's unclear if Ferrell will star. McKay won't direct though as they are currently seeking a helmer for the project. Jay Martel and Ian Roberts ("Key and Peele") will write the script.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Will Ferrell, Adam McKay Producing ‘Manimal’ Movie at Sony Animation

22 July 2014 5:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures Animation is going animalistic, developing a movie version of “Manimal,” rebooting the TV series as an action-comedy combining animation and live action.

Producers are Jimmy Miller’s Mosaic, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions and original series co-creator Glen A. Larson.

The original series ran from Sept. 30 to Dec. 17, 1983, on NBC and starred Simon MacCorkindale as a man possessing the ability to turn himself into any animal and using that ability to help police catch criminals.

Jay Martel and Ian Roberts are writing the script. The duo are the showrunners on “Key & Peele” and wrote the screenplay for Warner Bros.’ upcoming comedy “Get Hard” starring Ferrell and Kevin Hart.

Sony Animation’s Michelle Raimo Kouyate and Michael Lachance will oversee the project.

Mosaic’s comedy credits include “The Other Guys” and “Step Brothers” with Ferrell along with “Bad Teacher” and “Talladega Nights.”

Larson is best known for creating “Battlestar Galactica, »

- Dave McNary

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Will Ferrell And Adam McKay Reteam For 80s Classic ‘Manimal’

22 July 2014 2:34 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Back in 2012 Sony confirmed that it was looking to bring back ‘Manimal’, the short-lived NBC series, and stick it on the big screen. And it looks like it’s got producers, and not just any producers, but funny men Adam McKay and Will Ferrell!

We’re not sure whether either of them will take on more responsibilities with the project, but it’s been speculated that Ferrell could play the role of Dr. Jonathan Chase, and McKay might produce.

The series was created in 1983 by Glen A. Larson and Donald R. Boyle and followed Chase (Simon MacCorkindale), as a man with the ability to transform himself into any animal in the world. He would then use his powers to fight crime, so kind of like a teenage mutant ninja turtle, except he can turn into a golden retriever too.

What do you think, are there any other 80s shows you »

- Ellen Daniels

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Camp-Tastic: 'Manimal: The Movie' is coming from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay

22 July 2014 1:39 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Manimal" fans, rejoice: a big-screen treatment of the cult '80s TV series is coming to the big screen. Gary Sanchez partners Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are producing a live-action/animated hybrid of the show for Sony Pictures Animation, according to Deadline. Though the original series (which centered on a wealthy crimefighter capable of shapeshifting into a variety of different animals) played the concept straight, the film version is being billed as an action-comedy "with heavy visual effects and animated elements." The film will be written by "Key & Peele" scribes Jay Martel and Ian Roberts. “Like 'The Catcher in the Rye' or 'The Sound and the Fury,' 'Manimal' has always been one of those elusive projects every producer dreams of taking to the silver screen,” said McKay in a statement. “I know the movie will be funny and entertaining but will it be the first film to win a Pulitzer? »

- Chris Eggertsen

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‘Manimal’ To Roar With Will Ferrell, Adam McKay & Jimmy Miller

22 July 2014 12:35 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Sony Pictures Animation has set Jimmy Miller’s Mosaic and Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions on Manimal, the feature based on the cult 1980s TV show about a man who fights crime using his ability to morph into animals. Miller, Ferrell, and McKay will produce along with original series co-creator Glen A. Larson, and Key & Peele EPs Jay Martel and Ian Roberts already have been tapped to write. The original 1983 series starred Simon MacCorkindale as Dr. Jonathan Chase, a dashing and wealthy man raised in Africa who was also “master of the secrets that divide […] »

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Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Are Making Your 'Manimal' Movie Dreams Come True

22 July 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Fans of the short-lived '80s TV series "Manimal" have something to roar about today: "Anchorman" vets Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are teaming up to produce a big screen adaptation of the cult show.

Deadline reports that Ferrell and McKay will co-produce the flick with Glen A. Larson, who co-produced the original NBC series. Per Deadline, "The original 1983 series starred Simon MacCorkindale as Dr. Jonathan Chase, a dashing and wealthy man raised in Africa who was also 'master of the secrets that divide man from animal.' It was cancelled after eight episodes, only to live on in the hearts of a devoted cult fandom."

The site also reports that the big screen adaptation will be a hybrid of live action and animation, and is being envisioned as "an action-comedy with heavy visual effects and animated elements."

"I think it's right down our alley, it's what we do," McKay »

- Katie Roberts

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Will Ferrell and Adam McKay to produce live action/animated Manimal movie

22 July 2014 9:24 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Almost two years ago we learned that Sony Pictures Animation was developing a feature film based on the short-lived cult TV series Manimal. Now, producers and writers have been found for the project in the form of Gary Sanchez Productions. That's right, Anchorman director Adam McKay and Will Ferrell will be producing Manimal alongside producer Jimmy Miller and series creator Glen A. Larson. McKay and Ferrell have enlisted Key & Peele producers Jay Martel and Ian Roberts to »

- Alex Maidy

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‘Transcendence’ Writer Jack Paglen To Pen ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Reboot Plus New Featurette & Posters For A.I. Thriller

9 April 2014 7:22 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Ever since he landed on the 2012 Black List, Jack Paglen has held some enviable company: next week sees the release of “Transcendence," directed by Wally Pfister and starring Johnny Depp, and last summer he was revealed as the new writer for Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus 2”. Tackling the sequel to a thorny franchise turned out to be troublesome however, as writer Michael Green replaced him on the film, but it seems Paglen has recovered nicely with another high-profile sci-fi project. Glen A. Larson created a bonafide pop culture staple in 1978 with “Battlestar Galactica”, and the concept has remained potent over the years even as networks thought otherwise. The tale of a war between humans and Cylons in the distant galaxy finally caught on in 2003 though, when a three-hour Sci-Fi Channel miniseries led to a series that would run until 2009. Now Universal is eager to reboot the franchise once more, and »

- Charlie Schmidlin

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Battlestar Galactica to receive a big screen reboot

9 April 2014 4:08 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Variety, Universal Pictures is prepping a big screen reboot of the cult sci-fi franchise Battlestar Galactica, with original series creator Glen A. Larson producing, and rising screenwriter Jack Paglen (Transcendence and the upcoming Prometheus sequel) signing on to pen the script.

Battlestar Galactica originally arrived on screens back in 1978 with a TV movie pilot leading in to a single season. The show starred Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict and centred on the crew of the warship Galactica as they searched for a new home after a sneak attack on their planet by the evil Cylons. The original series was followed by the short-lived spin-off Galactica 1980, while the property also enjoyed acclaim and a renewed popularity with the rebooted series, which ran between 2003 and 2009 and was followed by the spin-off prequel Caprica and webseries Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome.

Are you excited about the prospect of a Battlestar Galactica movie? »

- Gary Collinson

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The ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Movie is Happening, Just with a Reimagined Story

8 April 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Battlestar Galactica, the gone but not forgotten sci-fi series that still lives on in the reruns of our hearts and the cable network Syfy, is getting the film adaptation that fans have been demanding since its end in 2009. But while many may have thought a movie would continue the adventures of the inhabitants of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol in a new journey, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Instead, according to Variety, the movie will be a reimagining of the story as told by Transcendence writer Jack Paglen (also the man attached to write Prometheus 2) and produced by original series creator Glen Larson. Of course, reimagining is flowery code for a term we’ve come all too familiar with hearing lately: reboot. For a television series that has already gone through three series, including a brief but mentionable run called Galactica 1980, it’s questionable if this move is altogether necessary. But »

- Samantha Wilson

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Battlestar Galactica Movie in Development

8 April 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Variety reports that Universal is developing a Battlestar Galactica movie, with Transcendence writer Jack Paglen working on the script and the original series' creator, Glen Larson, producing. Being called a "complete reimagining," the movie won't necessarily have anything to do with the cult and critical favorite version of the story from the mid-'00s. As of right now, it doesn't appear Ronald D. Moore will be involved. Either way, it will feature a hell of a lot more Cylons than that Jungle Book remake, so that's something. »

- Jesse David Fox

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Battlestar Galactica Flies Again!? Universal Working on Movie Reimagining

8 April 2014 9:50 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

What the frak!? Battlestar Galactica is returning, but before you breakout your tight red Number 6 dress, you should know it's not a continuation of the popular Syfy series of the same name. The Battlestar Galactica film in development at Universal will be a "reimagining" of the popular story with Jack Paglen attached to write the screenplay and original Battlestar creator Glen Larson attached as a producer, according to Variety. The original Battlestar Galactica ran from 1978-1979, then again as Galactica 1980. It was rebooted in 2004 as a miniseries on Syfy by Ron Moore and ran until 2009. Moore's series was critically acclaimed and spawned a prequel, Caprica, and Battlestar Galactica: Blood and »

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