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Jason Momoa Will Probably Be in the 'Man of Steel' Sequel

10 December 2013 3:20 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are hoping to snag Jason Momoa for a role in Zack Snyder's Batman/Superman mash-up. Momoa is in talks to join the movie currently known as "Batman Vs. Superman," but so far we can only wager a few guesses as to which superhero (or super-villain) he'll play.

The man who brought Khal Drogo to rippling, muscular life would be an excellent choice to play Justice League member Martian Manhunter, a buff bad-ass from outer space that would fit into a possible larger Jla franchise. He could also take on the role of Doomsday, a beastly Kryptonian whose only purpose and desire is to kill, baby, kill.

Momoa is no stranger to the universe of fantasy and sci-fi. In 2011, he donned a loincloth to play Conan the Barbarian in an attempt to refresh that '80s franchise. He also appeared in the popular sci-fi series "Stargate: Atlantis" as Ronon Dex. »

- Jenni Miller

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Batman vs. Superman vs. Conan vs. Khal Drogo

9 December 2013 6:00 PM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Although these days Jason Momoa is known more for his role as Conan in the ill-fated “Conan the Barbarian” reboot and on HBO’s “Game of Thrones” as marauding king of the plains Khal Drogo, I still like to think of him more as roguish good guy Ronon Dex on “Stargate: Atlantis”. Either that, or as Jason Ioane on “Baywatch”. Anyways. It looks like Momoa is about to put those muscles to good use, with Variety reporting that the actor is currently “in talks for a part in Warner Bros. untitled Batman-Superman movie”. Now the first thing you have to consider is this: it’s probably not going to be some minor role, since after “Conan” and “Game of Thrones”, Momoa has a bit of a name. And since he’s played a villain before (“Bullet to the Head”, and I guess to an extent his Khal Drogo can be »

- Nix

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Mindy Newell: Stargate Revisited

14 October 2013 5:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

I never really got into MacGyver, but I got my Richard Dean Anderson fix on Stargate Sg-1.

Stargate, as many of you I’m sure remember, was a 1994 movie which circled around a gigantic ring made of unknown metal and covered in what is believed to be Egyptian hieroglyphs that is discovered buried in the sands of Giza, Egypt in during an archeological expedition in 1928. The purpose of the ring remained a mystery for sixty years, its hieroglyphs untranslatable. Finally a brilliant linguist and archaeologist specializing in Egyptology named Daniel Jackson (James Spader) is co-opted by the U.S. government and brought to Cheyenne Mountain (home of Norad) to decipher the scrawlings on the ring, which has been brought there for study and possible use by the military.

He tells the assembled scientists and military officers (including United States Air Force Colonel Jack O’Neil (Kurt Russell) that the hieroglyphs »

- Mindy Newell

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'Stargate' should return to television, says writer Joseph Mallozzi

23 September 2013 8:36 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Stargate writer Joseph Mallozzi has argued that the sci-fi franchise should return to television.

Roland Emmerich - who directed the original 1994 movie - recently told Digital Spy that he had "proposed" a new movie reboot trilogy.

"My gut instinct tells me the studio would love to follow the Star Trek model - take an established property, re-imagine it for the big screen, and make hundreds of millions of dollars," Mallozzi - a writer and executive producer on Stargate Sg-1, Stargate: Atlantis and Stargate Universe - wrote in a recent blog.

"If the studio does consider going down this route, careful consideration will present two indisputable facts: a) Stargate is not Star Trek, and b) alienating long-time fans in favour of a new audience could prove disastrous."

Mallozzi claimed that "a new television series would be the best way to go", suggesting "a fresh take on Stargate that would bring in »

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Stargate Reboot Will Be a Trilogy Reveals Roland Emmerich

5 September 2013 1:57 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Stargate was a moderate hit for MGM back in 1994, bringing in $196 million at the worldwide box office. It never got a sequel, instead spawning a number of syndicated television spin-offs. That wasn't the original plan, though, as director and co-writer of the movie explains in a new interview.

Roland Emmerich claims he always had a trilogy in mind for the sci-fi epic, but that never came to fruition. While he is planning direct sequels to his other sci-fi hit Independence Day, he thinks its impossible to do the same with Stargate, as the original story's continuation needs to be immediate and the actors are far too old to return now.

Instead, the director is planning a whole new reboot that will consist of three film's bringing his original trilogy plans to the screen for the first time. This is what Roland Emmerich told Digital Spy about his plans to keep working in the Stargate universe. »

- MovieWeb

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Cory Monteith obituary

14 July 2013 4:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Canadian actor best known for his role as Finn Hudson in Glee

The Canadian actor Cory Monteith, who has been found dead in a Vancouver hotel room aged 31, shot to fame as the all-American student Finn Hudson in Glee, the worldwide television hit about an Ohio high-school show choir.

When the musical-comedy teen series began in 2009, Monteith was cast as Finn after submitting what he described as "a cheesy 80s music video-style version" of the Reo Speedwagon power ballad Can't Fight This Feeling. Although he had no previous singing experience and his vocal performance was considered slightly weak, producers believed that Monteith displayed the naivety they were looking for in Finn, a quarterback in the fictional William McKinley High School football team and a member of its choir, New Directions.

The role made Monteith not only a global TV star, but also a lead singer in a recording act with »

- Anthony Hayward

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31-Year-Old Glee Actor Found Dead. Brief Film Career.

13 July 2013 11:32 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Cory Monteith dead at 31: Glee actor found dead in Vancouver hotel room Cory Monteith, best known as the character Finn Hudson in the television series Glee, was found dead at a Vancouver hotel earlier today, July 13. The Canadian-born Monteith (Calgary, on May 11, 1982) was 31. As reported on CNN, police say the cause of death is unclear, but the possibility of foul play seems to have been discarded. Cory Monteith had an unspecified drug-addiction problem, and entered rehab last April. In one interview, Monteith said he had begun using drugs at age 13. Cory Monteith movies According to the IMDb, Cory Monteith’s movie career included only 11 features, two of which currently in post-production. His first film credits date from 2006: small roles in John Whitesell’s comedy Deck the Halls, starring Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick, and Kristin Davis; Richard Valentine’s horror thriller Bloody Mary; and James Wong’s horror mystery Final Destination 3, »

- Andre Soares

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Exclusive: Heather Doerksen Talks Russian Jaeger Cherno Alpha and Pacific Rim

10 July 2013 11:50 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Heather Doerksen talks jaeger robots and working with director Guillermo del Toro in Pacific Rim, debuting in theaters July 12

Director Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim is set to hit theaters this weekend, bringing the creature feature genre back to the big screen with stars such as Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, and Ron Perlman. While she doesn't quite have the name recognition of those previously-mentioned actors, Heather Doerksen (the "O" is silent) is looking to break out in a big way. No stranger to genre fare (Stargate: Atlantis, Battlestar Galactica, Fringe), Heather Doerksen plays Russian jaeger pilot Sasha Kaidanovsky, who teams up with the towering Robert Maillet to run Cherno Alpha. I recently had the chance to speak with this talented actress about her unique experience working with Guillermo del Toro and much more. Here's what she had to say.

I've talked to other actors who go out for roles »

- MovieWeb

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First Preview of Primeval: New World on Syfy

11 May 2013 8:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

You can put dinosaurs in just about anything and we'll watch it, which is one reason why we're sharing this first look promo for Syfy's newest Original Series, "Primeval: New World," premiering June 8th. The remaining reasons? All the other creatures that come through the anomalies with them of course! Check it out.

Synopsis:

The 13-episode "Primeval: New World" stars Niall Matter ("Eureka"), Sara Canning ("The Vampire Diaries"), and Danny Rahim ("Eastenders") as a team of animal experts and scientists investigating paranormal events while battling both prehistoric and futuristic creatures. Amanda Tapping, who starred in the Syfy series "Sanctuary" and is currently recurring on "Supernatural," directed several episodes.

Based on the original "Primeval" series from Impossible Pictures, the "Primeval: New World" creative team is led by executive producers Martin Wood ("Sanctuary," "Stargate: Atlantis") and Gillian Horvath ("Sanctuary," Highlander"). The spinoff was created by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens ("Star Trek: Enterprise »

- The Woman In Black

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Syfy Summer Premiere Dates Finalized

25 April 2013 1:00 PM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Summer used to be the time that we’d see Warehouse 13, Haven, and – sigh – Eureka return with new seasons, but that’s all changed. Warehouse 13 returns for the second half of its giant 20-episode season on Monday, Haven is now a fall series, and Eureka… well, you know.

But chin up! We have Season 2 of Continuum and standalone seasons of Sinbad and Primeval: New World coming our way, along with the return of Face Off, Ghost Hunters, and many other competition and nonscripted series, not to mention a Twilight Zone marathon, a Roger Corman marathon, and more Original Movies with excellent titles. Check em all out below; series broadcast info will be updated on the SciFiMafia.com Spring and Summer Primetime TV Schedule.

Syfy Launches A Summer Of Imagination And Adventure Premieres Of Reality Series Joe Rogan Questions Everything, Cosworld, Notorious Hauntings And Exit All-new Episodes Of Face Off, »

- Erin Willard

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Canadian Primeval Spinoff Primeval: New World Heading to Syfy This June

28 March 2013 4:57 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

If you watched the British series "Primeval" (which we absolutely loved), then this news should be of interest: Building on its success with acquired series such as "Lost Girl" and "Continuum," Syfy will air the "Primeval" spinoff "Primeval: New World" beginning Saturday, June 8th.

From the Press Release:

The 13-episode "Primeval: New World" stars Niall Matter ("Eureka"), Sara Canning ("The Vampire Diaries"), and Danny Rahim ("Eastenders") as a team of animal experts and scientists investigating paranormal events while battling both prehistoric and futuristic creatures. Amanda Tapping, who starred in the Syfy series "Sanctuary" and is currently recurring on "Supernatural," directed several episodes.

Based on the original "Primeval" series from Impossible Pictures, the "Primeval: New World" creative team is led by executive producers Martin Wood ("Sanctuary," "Stargate: Atlantis") and Gillian Horvath ("Sanctuary," Highlander"). The spinoff was created by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens ("Star Trek: Enterprise", Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World »

- The Woman In Black

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Summer Premiere Dates Set for Sinbad and Primeval: New World

28 March 2013 1:00 PM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

It looks like our summer is shaping up very nicely, thanks to some excellent scheduling by The Powers That Be. At least our weekends will be taken care of. True Blood will almost certainly return in its usual Sunday at 9/8c slot, so there’s Sunday sorted. We told you earlier today that Zero Hour will be airing Saturdays at 8/7c, which fits in perfectly with this latest scheduling announcement: Primeval: New World will be airing Saturdays at 9/8c, followed by Sinbad at 10/9c on Syfy.

You may recall that we told you about the Syfy pickup of Primeval: New World back in October. You’ll recognize it as a spinoff from the original Primeval which aired here originally on BBC America. You’ll also recognize the star, Niall Matter, as Zane from the late great EurekaPrimeval: New World is another  series acquired by Syfy from our pals up in Canada, »

- Erin Willard

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Dave Bautista is Drax the Destroyer in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

14 March 2013 5:22 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Last month, Stargate: Atlantis and Game of Thrones alum Jason Momoa appeared to have locked up the role of muscle-bound, super-powered, alien warrior Drax the Destroyer in Marvel and director James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy movie. However, a deal failed to materialize reportedly due to Momoa wanting a higher salary than offered, so the studio went back to the drawing board and re-started testing actors for the role once again.

Previously (but unofficially) shortlisted candidates for the Drax role include Old Spice commercial sensation Isaiah Mustafa and celebrity trainer-turned actor Brian Patrick Wade (Generation Kill), as well as WWE and Mma fighter-turned actor Dave Bautista (The Man with the Iron Fists). We can now confirm one of these ripped gentlemen as having landed the Guardians role in question.

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- Sandy Schaefer

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Cineplex Entertainment and Raven Banner Launch Sinister Cinema Film Series

14 March 2013 11:44 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

O Canada, you guys are in for it now. All across your beautiful nation Cineplex Entertainment and Raven Banner are preparing to launch a monthly horror series. Say hello to Sinister Cinema ya hosers. (Sorry, had to do it).

Films currently scheduled to be screened through Sinister Cinema are John Dies at the End, The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh, American Mary and No One Lives. Read on for the details and participating theaters.

From the Press Release

Cineplex Entertainment's Front Row Centre Events and Raven Banner announce the launch of Sinister Cinema, a cutting-edge series of art house quality genre cinema. Sinister Cinema will bring a series of independent horror films to twenty-five Cineplex theatres across Canada. The films will include unique content, and in some cases, special appearances, including live question and answer sessions with directors, pre-recorded interviews and more.

"It’s a real honor for us to work with Cineplex, »

- Doctor Gash

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Blu-ray Release: Star Trek Enterprise Season 1

15 February 2013 2:30 PM, PST | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray Release Date: March 26, 2013

Price: Blu-ray $119.99

Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment

100 years before James T. Kirk was the captain, the starship Enterprise had its first voyage, and that is the subject of this spin-off TV show. Star Trek: Enterprise debuted in 2001 and ran for four seasons.

The Enterprise cast is headed up by Scott Bakula, who’s no stranger to science-fiction after starring in Quantum Leap for so many years.

In Enterprise, Bakula is partnered with Jolene Blalock (Slow Burn) as a Vulcan, Dominic Keating (Beowulf) as a British lieutenant, John Billingsley (TV’s True Blood) as an alien doctor and Connor Trinneer (TV’s Stargate: Atlantis) as an American commander.

The Star Trek: Enterprise – The Complete First Season Blu-ray disc has all 25 episodes of season one with 5.1 DTS-hd audio. The discs also contain the new three-part documentary To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, including interviews with the show’s cast and crew. »

- Sam

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Jason Momoa Reportedly Offered Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy

15 February 2013 11:50 AM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

The biggest pain in Marvel’s side when it comes to keeping secrets, Latino-Review seems to have done it again. On the heels of breaking the news that Harrison Ford is set to return for the “Star Wars” movies as Han Solo, the boys at Lr now report that “Conan” star Jason Momoa’s screen test for Drax in the studio’s upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy” went so well, they’ve offered him the role. It’s certainly not the worst choice Marvel could have made. Momoa, who started life on “Stargate: Atlantis” before parlaying that into “Game of Thrones” Season 1 and the recent “Conan” reboot (along with the Sylvester StalloneBullet to the Head” actioner), definitely has the size and physique to play the large green-skinned alien assassin Drax The Destroyer. So who exactly is Drax? As with all Marvel characters, he’s got a pretty muddled past: A former saxophonist, »

- Nix

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Update: Jason Momoa In Talks For ‘Drax the Destroyer’ Role In Guardians Of The Galaxy

15 February 2013 10:27 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

As a 150-foot asteroid nearly dropped on us just moments ago (passing earth safely), the ever-reliable guys at Latino Review have just dropped their latest scoop involving Marvel’s 2014 otherworldly venture, Guardians of the Galaxy. After nabbing Zero Dark Thirty star Chris Pratt for the lead role, Peter Quill Aka Star-Lord, the studio and director James Gunn have moved on to another Guardian, Drax the Destroyer. Latino Review reports that Conan the Barbarian actor Jason Momoa not only screen-tested for the role in London just last Wednesday, but that it was so good, “Marvel offered him the part and his reps have now countered.” Therefore, negotiations are underway. As reported exclusively last month, via Comic Book Movie’s Alex Lynch, actors/models Isaiah Mustafa, Brian Patrick Wade and former WWE Superstar Dave Bautista have all tested for the Drax role. Anyhow, Momoa, 33, is best known for his roles in Stargate: Atlantis, »

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Set Visit: Bullet to the Head with Sung Kang and Director Walter Hill

24 January 2013 9:40 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

We head to New Orleans to visit the set of Bullet to the Head, starring Sylvester Stallone

I'm a big proponent of meaningful movie titles. That's not to say that there has to be some deep-seated, thoughtful meaning behind a title, but it has to mean something, unlike a movie such as Rush Hour, whose title comes from an arbitrary line uttered in the first act. When I hear about a movie like Bullet to the Head, I know immediately what to expect: fight scenes, gunplay, general badass-ness, and the like. Bullet to the Head is not a movie guys will take their girlfriends to. Teenage girls will not wait in line for days on end to see Bullet to the Head on February 1. Bullet to the Head is a motherf*&%ing Action movie, and a throwback action movie at that.

Back in August 2011, I was invited to New Orleans »

- MovieWeb

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A Trailer Blows in for Syfy Original Movie Abominable Snowman

22 January 2013 12:37 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We learned several weeks ago that Syfy Original Movie Abominable Snowman is debuting on Saturday, January 26th, and now finally a trailer has arrived!

The film stars Adrian Paul ("Highlander") and Chuck Campbell ("Stargate: Atlantis").

Synopsis:

A group searching for their friends during a blizzard make a chilling discovery.

For more info visit Abominable Snowman on Syfy.com.

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Be an original in the comments section below. »

- The Woman In Black

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