19 items from 2015
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 »
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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
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Saturday, July 11. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit Comic-Con.org to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.
10:00am - 11:00am SpongeBob SquarePants
The cast of SpongeBob is back! All your Bikini Bottom favorites are on hand to perform Idiot Box at a live table read as chosen by the fans online. Featuring Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick Star), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), and Dee Bradley Baker (all other Biukini Bottomites.. Following the performance will be a Q&A with the cast and creative director, Vincent Waller. Plus, a sneak peek at a »
The project, produced by Julian McMahon and Charlie Loventhal, is gaining momentum at Grey Eagle Films. Set in the 1930s in Brownsville, Brooklyn and the Catskills, the story centers on a young comic who wants to follow in the footsteps of the great comedians of the era.
Other Grey Eagle projects include “Target Churchill,” co-developed with Solution Entertainment Group; “Mourning Glory,” to be adapted by Karen Leigh Hopkins; and TV series “Capital Crimes,” based on Adler’s “Fiona FitzGerald” mystery series, co-developed by Sennet Entertainment with Eric Overmyer as showrunner.
Pritikin is represented »
- Dave McNary
Syfy is quickly acquiring more Hunters, including Julian McMahon.
The Nip/Tuck alum has booked a recurring role on the cabler’s upcoming alien drama, our sister site Deadline reports.
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Adapted from Whitley Streiber’s best-selling novel Alien Hunter, the 13-episode series chronicles a Philadelphia cop’s search for his vanished wife — an odyssey that will lead him to a clandestine government organization that hunts a sect of ruthless, possibly extraterrestrial terrorists.
McMahon will play McCarthy, an unhinged drug addict and Hunter cell leader who has an affinity for house music and violence. »
Nip/Tuck alum Julian McMahon has booked a recurring role in Hunters, Syfy's 13-episode, straight-to-series alien drama from The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, which is slated to premiere in 2016. Written by Natalie Chaidez (Heroes) based on Whitley Strieber's best-selling novel Alien Hunter, the series chronicles the disappearance of a decorated Philadelphia cop's (Nathan Phillips) wife, which leads him to a secret government unit assembled to hunt a… »
The hungry living dead, shark-infested twisters, time travel—Syfy's bringing all of these and more to this year's San Diego Comic-Con, as the network has announced panels for Z Nation, 12 Monkeys, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! and more.
Press Release: "Friday, July 10
Panel (7:15pm – 8:15pm | Room 6A): Join stars Ian Ziering (Fin Shepard), Tara Reid (April Wexler), Cassie Scerbo (Nova Clarke) and David Hasselhoff (Gil Shepard), director Anthony C. Ferrante and writer Thunder Levin for a fin-tastic behind-the-scenes journey into the global pop culture sensation followed by a Q&A session. Moderated by Damian Holbrook of TV Guide Magazine.
Saturday, July 11:
Panel (11:00am – 12:00pm | Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront Hotel): Based on the Arthur C. Clarke classic novel, the upcoming six-hour miniseries stars Mike Vogel (Bates Motel), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), Daisy Betts (Last Resort »
- Derek Anderson
A teaser trailer has arrived online for Syfy’s upcoming miniseries Childhood’s End, which is based on Arthur C. Clarke’s 1953 novel of the same name. Take a look below after the official synopsis…
Childhood’s End follows the peaceful invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords. Karellen (Dance), the ambassador for the Overlords, makes first contact with Earthling Ricky Stormgren. Karellen’s comforting words and amazing technological gifts quickly win humanity’s favor, beginning decades of apparent utopia at the cost of human identity and culture. However, his refusal to reveal his physical appearance and insistence on dealing only through Ricky have some people questioning whether his intentions are truly benevolent.
- Gary Collinson
While Warner Bros. and DC have tried for years to launch a Plastic Man movie, they still haven't found the right way to do the character justice. Not even with their upcoming slate of superhero films. But Marvel and 20th Century Fox long beat them to the punch with their official Fantastic Four movie way back in 2005. Its true that Mister Fantastic shares some of the same stretching abilities, which were put on display in two sequels. Now a reboot is coming this summer. So what will this new stretchable superhero look like? While we didn't get to see Mister Fantastic go to work in the trailer, actor Miles Teller, who is rebooting the iconic role of Reed Richards, offers an answer.
Speaking with Empire, the actor doesn't exactly explain the science behind Reed Richards, but he does explain that he tried to learn the meaning behind the technical dialogue as best he could. »
Set in the 1930s in Brooklyn and the Catskills, the story follows a young man with a promising future in comedy who gets a gets a job as a 'tummler' to entertain and host at a lavish hotel casino - only to discover that he’s become involved with mobsters. [Source: Variety]
Josh Stewart and Christopher Lloyd are set to star in Griff Furst's supernatural revenge drama "Cold Moon" which begins shooting later this month in Louisiana. Griff Furst directs from a script he adapted with Jack Snyder.
Based on the 1980 novel "Cold Moon Over Babylon," the story deals with the murder of a young woman whose body is dumped in Florida's Styx River, the same place where her parents »
- Garth Franklin
If it wasn't for Steven Soderbergh's "The Knick" what would Clive Owen have to cling toc For now he has Last Knights in which he plays Raiden, a fallen warrior who rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge his dishonored master. Morgan Freeman co-stars and Kazuaki Kiriya directs a script by Michael Konyves (Barney's Version). Lionsgate will release the film, which began production in 2012, in theaters and On Demand on April 3. Man, I remember the days when it seemed a sure thing Clive Owen would become the next James Bond. Back in 2005, Owen was said to be in the running alongside Daniel Craig and "nip/tuck" star Julian McMahon. As we all know, the role went to Craig and now look what has happened to the two other contenders... though Owen does contend we was never offered the part. »
- Brad Brevet
Paradigm will package the project. Adler is best known for the novel “The War of the Roses” which spawned the 1989 film and a play.
Set in the 1930s in Brooklyn and the Catskills, “Funny Boys” follows the story of a young man with a promising future in comedy who gets a gets a job as a “tummler” to entertain and host at a lavish hotel casino — only to discover that he’s become involved with mobsters.
Adler’s “The War of the Roses: The Children,” the sequel to the 1989 film, is being co-produced by »
- Dave McNary
BBC America has released a new photo from the upcoming third season of "Orphan Black," a shot showcasing the clone 'Rudy' (aka. 'Scarface'). Justin Chatwin and James Frain join the third season of the show, Frain plays an antagonist while Chatwin plays a new character in Alison's world. [Source: Variety]
Netflix is reportedly dropping many of its BBC series from its subscription streaming service at the end of the month. Amongst those that will vanish from the service are the likes of "Doctor Who" (reboot & classic), "Luther," "Torchwood," "Top Gear," "Wallander," "Fawlty Towers," "Blackadder," "Mi-5" (aka. "Spooks"), "Primeval," "Red Dwarf," "Copper," "Fawlty Towers" and the original "House of Cards". [Source: What's on Netflix]
Vampire Diaries/Teen Titans
"The Vampire Diaries” showrunner Julie Plec has confirmed that actor Steven R. McQueen is leaving as a series regular in the fourteenth episode. Plec confirms the departure is not a death scene, leaving room for him to return. »
- Garth Franklin
19 items from 2015
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