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Sony, Fox, Marvel Studios
By now everyone’s spat up their fair share of bile regarding Josh Trank’s horrendous Fantastic Four reboot, and one of the most vocal complaints about the movie is that it does a terrible job bringing Dr. Doom (or merely Doom, as he’s known here), to the big screen.
Toby Kebbell was clearly game for the part, but he’s put underneath performance-encroaching make-up for his brief screen time as the villain (showing up for just 15 minutes in the film’s rushed finale), his motives are lazy, and he simply isn’t established as a palpable threat.
Hell, so bad was the new Doom that most fans were left to admit that the widely-ridiculed Dr. Doom from the 2005 and 2007 movies played by Julian McMahon was substantially less awful. At least in those films Doom had significant amounts of screen time, looked somewhat similar to »
- Jack Pooley
Fox just can’t seem to get this right. Their previous attempts at bringing Marvel’s First Family to life on the big screen (Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer) were massive disappointments. Those films had spots of brightness in the films (such as the brilliant chemistry between Michael Chiklis and Chris Evans) and a tone that was more or less consistent with the comics. But those things were countered by stupid decisions like turning Galactus into a giant cloud and the incredibly bad casting of Julian McMahon as Doom and Jessica Alba as the Invisible Woman.
I had hoped that the third time would be the charm with Fox and the Ff. Even though they were using the awful Ultimate Fantastic Four origin as opposed to Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s original take and even though the film was intended to be a »
- Percival Constantine
The miniseries adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s “Childhood’s End” has been given a December premiere date on Syfy, the cable network announced Wednesday. Charles Dance, Mike Vogel, Daisy Betts, Yael Stone, Julian McMahon, Osy Ikhile and Colm Meaney star in the six-part miniseries, which will air over three consecutive nights on Syfy, starting Monday, Dec. 14. “Childhood’s End” follows the peaceful invasion of Earth by the alien Overlords, who promise to eliminate poverty, war and sickness – ushering in a golden age of peace, health and security for all of humankind. Also Read: TheWrap's TV Stars and Showrunners Exclusive Portraits (Updating Photos) But. »
- Linda Ge
Syfy’s adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s acclaimed novel Childhood’s End will premiere Monday, Dec. 14, the cabler has announced.
The six-hour event series will continue that Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 15 and 16, airing each night from 8 to 10 pm.
Adapted by Matthew Graham (creator of BBC’s Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes) and following the peaceful invasion of Earth by the alien Overlords who promise to eliminate poverty, war and sickness (hmmm…), the series’ cast is led by Mike Vogel (Under the Dome), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Daisy Betts (The Last Resort), Yael Stone (Orange Is the New Black »
Syfy is doubling down with “Childhood’s End” and “The Expanse,” setting the projects to premiere back-to-back on Dec. 14.
“Childhood’s End” is a six-hour event series based on Arthur C. Clarke’s sci-fi novel and deals with what happens after alien Overlords take over and promise to eliminate poverty, war and sickness — but what do they ultimately want from Earth? It has a cast that includes Charles Dance, Mike Vogel, Daisy Betts, Yael Stone, Julian McMahon, Osy Ikhile and Colm Meaney.
It’s written and adapted by Matthew Graham, who exec produces along with Akiva Goldsman. Alissa Phillips is co-executive producer. It’s directed by Nick Hurran. The Universal Cable Productions series will air from 8 to 10 p.m. on Dec. 14, 15 and 16.
- Whitney Friedlander
Syfy has announced back-to-back premieres in December 14th for their high-profile mini-series adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke's sci-fi classic "Childhood's End" along with their new space series "The Expanse".
The six-hour "Childhood's End" event series will screen two episodes a night from 8-10pm on December 14th, 15th & 16th. Charles Dance, Mike Vogel, Daisy Betts, Yael Stone, Julian McMahon, Osy Ikhile and Colm Meaney star in the story of what happens after alien Overlords take over the Earth and promise to eliminate poverty, war and sickness.
"The Expanse" will kick off with a two-part premiere on December 14th and 15th at 10pm each night before sliding into its regular 10pm Tuesday slot from the following week. Based on Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck's bestselling book series, the story is set in a now colonized solar system.
The story follows a hardened detective (Thomas Jane) and a rogue ship's »
- Garth Franklin
In just two days, a new version of Marvel's First Family comes to the big screen with 20th Century Fox's Fantastic Four reboot. We have seen plenty of footage of Reed Richards (Miles Teller), Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan), Sue Storm (Kate Mara) and Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell) from this superhero movie thus far, but we haven't seen much of the nefarious Doom, portrayed by Toby Kebbell. To rectify that, the studio has released a new clip showcasing this evil villain's incredible powers, which he uses to take out anyone in his path, without literally lifting a finger.
Since the main characters are all younger, much different versions of the heroes portrayed in the 2005 original movie, it stands to reason that the villain will be different as well. Julian McMahon played Victor Von Doom in the first Fantastic Four, who had the ability to shoot bolts of electricity from his finger tips. »
Whether or not Josh Trank.s Fantastic Four spells doom for the franchise, Doom.s-day is coming. Toby Kebbell of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes portrays Victor von Doom, aka Doctor Doom, in this new story of Marvel.s first family. While he.s largely remained in the shadows for a good portion of the promotional campaign, a new clip from the film has dropped online to showcase some of his deadly abilities. Watch it below. This is a whole new Doom. The previous film iteration of the character, played by Nip/Tuck.s Julian McMahon, saw the character wield electrical-based powers. However, this new clip, revealed by Comic Book Resources, shows there are a lot more tricks up this guy.s sleeve. His abilities are not spelled out for us, but the footage reveals he has some sort of mental or super-sonic attack that can pop his »
There's a long-standing snarky line amongst comic book movie fans that Pixar's The Incredibles is the honorary best screen adaptation of the Fantastic Four. Writer-director Brad Bird may have invented his Parrs from a radicalised version of Marvel Comics' beloved First Family, but the gag is that they've been in three real movies of their own, none of which are seen to have got the characters quite right.
The first, 1994's The Fantastic Four, was an unreleased Roger Corman production that was famously churned out on a low budget in order to meet a contractual deadline on their option for the property. The second and third, starring Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis, were produced by 20th Century Fox a decade ago and made over $600m between them. »
Including the Roger Corman produced ‘classic’ from the 90’s (even though it wasn’t intended to be released and was made to satisfy a copyright obligation), the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot marks the fourth (heh) time Marvel’s First Family make the jump to the big screen. But despite providing mostly different takes on the super powered foursome, there is one common thread directors Oley Sasonne, Tim Story, and now Josh Trank all share: Doctor Doom was the bad guy. Sure, Rise of the Silver Surfer had the Galactus cloud, but at the end of the day it was Julian McMahon’s not at all threatening Victor Von Doom that took the bulk of the big bad duties. I can understand he’s the teams nemesis, and over the years has gone onto to become a major player in the world of Marvel comic villainy, but when it comes to »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Syfy has announced that production has begun on their new Hunters TV series. The 13 episodes will debut some time in 2016.
Here's the press release:
Syfy And Universal Cable Productions Announce Start Of Production For "Hunters"
New York - August 3, 2015 - Syfy and Universal Cable Productions (Ucp) today announced that production has commenced in Melbourne, Australia on the upcoming thriller series Hunters. The series is from executive producers Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead, The Terminator Trilogy) and Natalie Chaidez (12 Monkeys, Heroes), who will also serve as showrunner, and Emile Levisetti (Royal Pains). Ernest »
We now know when the beginning of Continuum‘s end will air on Syfy.
TVLine has learned exclusively that the Canadian-produced sci-fi drama will kick off its fourth and final, six-episode season on Friday, Sept. 11 at 11/10c.
As such, the Rachel Nichols starrer will run only a week behind its airings in Canada, which launch Sept. 4 on Showcase.
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In the series’ farewell run, Kiera (played by Nichols) and the mysterious time traveler Brad Tonkin (Ryan Robbins, Falling Skies) must battle the Future Soldiers who arrived in a flash of light in the closing moments of Season 3. Meanwhile, »
Fantastic Four will arrive in UK cinemas on August 6 and in the Us on August 7.
We've got a whole new take on Marvel's First Family
In case it wasn't clear from the fresh faces of the cast (and the uniformly bad memories of the 2005 and 2007 films), this movie will reboot the franchise based on Marvel Comics' very first comic book series.
With Aquaman finally coming to the big screen, a mere 75 years after his comic debut, DC now has to make the Atlantean hero interesting and entertaining to casual fans, as well as comic readers. They have a lot of damage to undo since Aquaman’s image has suffered over the years. Here are 5 ways that Zack Snyder and Jason Momoa can make the King of the Seas cool again.
Aquaman, Aka Arthur Curry, was created in More Fun Comics #73 in 1941. Since then, he’s been seen in several animated series, most notably the Filmation studios Superman/Aquaman Adventure Hour in 1967, and the Super Friends (1973-82). He’s also appeared in live-action form in Smallville, and the pilot film for a TV series, Aquaman: Mercy Reef, starring Justin Hartley. Now he’s making his way to the big-screen.
What most non-comic readers remember about Aquaman is that he’s a »
- email@example.com (Rob Young)
No, we don’t yet have an exact premiere date for the second half of Haven Season 5 — but in the meantime, TVLine offers this exclusive first look at the new batch of episodes, plus a provocative teaser.
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When last we tuned into the Syfy drama, smart-mouthed, malevolent Mara (played by Emily Rose) had been dispatched with, but not before an encounter with Duke (Eric Balfour) inside a thinny resulted in Mr. Crocker “exploding.” That in turn released into Haven a whole lotta new Troubles.
When Season 5 resumes this fall, »
“It’s my last day today, so it’s all a bit weird.”
“It was quite extraordinary,” he says via phone from South Africa, where the series shoots. “I got to play some really cool stuff as an actor, really interesting stuff, stuff that you’re not normally asked to do… It was a gas.”
Video Exclusive First Look: Dominion Season 2 Trailer Proves War Is Holy »
Midverse Studios's mobile game, Penny Dreadful: Demimonde, is currently in development and you can sign up for the beta version is going on now. Universal Cable Productions projects update and exclusive Frank Forte and Asylum Press prints are also featured in this round-up.
Penny Dreadful Mobile Game: Press Release: "Midverse Studios, a Silicon Valley mobile gaming company, announced that it is developing a game based on the Showtime hit TV Series Penny Dreadful. The new game called Penny Dreadful: Demimonde, will allow fans of the show to engage with their favorite characters and content from the series.
The game, under license by CBS Consumer Products, is currently under development and will be launched this fall for mobile phones and tablet devices. Penny Dreadful: Demimonde will be released via the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and Amazon Kindle store, with a Facebook version of the game set to follow. »
- Tamika Jones
Dark Horse Entertainment and Universal Cable Productions have signed a first-look deal to develop and produce scripted programming based on Dark Horse’s expansive comic book library, along with new properties, the two companies announced Tuesday.
“Dark Horse Entertainment has an incredible roster of fantastical, witty and mind bending stories,” said Dawn Olmstead, exec VP of development, Universal Cable Productions. “Their brand has conquered multiple media platforms and boasts iconic books that have attracted the highest level of writers. It’s going to be a wild and imaginative ride.”
“As the landscape of narrative storytelling evolves, Dark Horse is thrilled to be working in the golden age of television with Universal Cable Productions. Their creative team has embraced the spirit of the Dark Horse brand and we’re proud to be partnered with them,” added Dark Horse president and founder Mike Richardson.
Among the projects currently in development under the deal are “Harrow County, »
- Laura Prudom
Ernest Dickerson is the lead director on Hunters, a Us sci-fi cable series which starts shooting in Melbourne this month. These Final Hours. Nathan Phillips stars as a Philadelphia detective and former FBI agent suffering from post- traumatic stress disorder whose hallucinations get worse from the stress of his wife going missing. His investigation uncovers a secret government unit assembled to hunt a group of ruthless terrorists ˜ shadowy figures that may or may not be from this world. Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck) is cast as an unhinged junkie and Hunter cell leader with a predilection for house music and violence. The female lead is Britne Oldford (American Horror Story, Ravenswood), who plays a talented government operative. Written by Natalie Chaidez (Heroes,Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and based on Whitley Strieber.s novel Alien Hunter, the 13-episode series was commissioned by the Us Syfy channel. Matchbox Pictures is producing for »
- Don Groves
For better or worse, the Tales From the Darkside TV series reboot isn't moving forward at The CW, but Syfy is still working on bringing new horror anthology goods to the small screen with Channel Zero, a new project from Max Landis and Nick Antosca.
Coined as Channel Zero: Candle Cove, season one of Syfy's in-the-works horror anthology series will be based on a seriously unsettling 2009 creepypasta.com short story titled "Candle Cove."
Antosca, who is also penning the new Friday the 13th movie, is set to write the Channel Zero series with Landis slated to produce and overlook the creative efforts of the show along with Antosca. We have the official press release with full details below, and if you haven't read the "Candle Cove" story (written in faux forum posts style), you can read it by visiting:
Press Release (via SpoilerTV): "Universal City, »
- Derek Anderson
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