6 items from 2015
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
6 items from 2015
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