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Aye, Sasenach. Starz has announced the second season of its Outlander TV series will premiere Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 9:00pm Et/Pt. Outlander, season two, consists of 13 episodes, and is based upon Dragonfly in Amber, the second book of Diana Gabaldon’s eight volume Outlander series. Outlander is produced by Battlestar Galactica's Ronald D. Moore.
In Outlander's second season, time-traveling Claire Randall Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) and her hot Scot, Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), infiltrate the French aristocracy to change the course of history. Check out the key art, above, with Claire and Jamie on the steps of Versailles.
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Starz, in association with Sony Pictures Television, has announced the return of its hit original series Outlander on Saturday, April 9th at 9Pmet/Pt. The eagerly awaited second installment will be 13 episodes and is based upon the second of eight books in Diana Gabaldon's international best-selling Outlander series, entitled Dragonfly in Amber. The series is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation).
Starz also released a new trailer and first look at their teaser art featuring Outlander couple Claire Randall Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) on the steps of Versailles. Instead of swords and guns, they're armed with political savvy and the finest 1700s Parisian fashion as they embark on their new mission - infiltrating the French aristocracy and rewriting history. The new image gives viewers a taste of what's to come in this exciting »
Hulu has acquired exclusive streaming rights to Syfy’s 12 Monkeys as part of a new licensing deal with NBCUniversal. Under the pact, all episodes of the first season of the time-travel thriller will be available for streaming beginning February 24. Hulu also has acquired a full library of programming, including all episodes of Battlestar Galactica and Saved by the Bell, which are available to stream now. The deal also adds episodes of popular children's series including Bo… »
All this has happened before and all this will happen again thanks to a deal Universal has made to develop the long-gestating Battlestar Galactica film.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, producer Michael De Luca is teaming up with producers Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark of Bluegrass Films to bring Battlestar Galactica to the big screen. Ever since the rebooted television series ended in 2009, Universal has been looking to bring the Battlestar franchise to the big screen, attaching Bryan Singer to direct at one point. He eventually left the project when it couldn’t get off the ground, but in 2014 it was said series creator Glen A. Larson was working on the project with Transcendence writer Jack Palgen. That project again fell through.
- Ricky Church
Since its debut in 1978, Battlestar Galactica has never really been absent from popular culture. That first series may have only run for one season, but it has been rebooted, re-imagined and re-worked more times than anyone over the age of 35 would probably care to remember. Despite more failures to launch than successful orbits, Universal has assembled a team of powerhouse producers to make a Battlestar Galactica movie franchise a reality.
Michael De Luca (Captain Phillips, Moneyball, The Social Network, and the Fifty Shades franchise), Scott Stuber (The Break-Up, The Kingdom, Ted) and Dylan Clark (The Heat, the Planet Of The Apes franchise) are combining their considerable forces to begin piecing together what the studio hopes will become a movie series of the tent-pole variety. While that sounds, perhaps, ill-advised, it is certainly the case that the Battlestar Galactica brand has enormous potential for development.
Created by Glen A. Larson (Magnum P. »
- Sarah Myles
“Battlestar Galactica” is coming back — again — this time to the big screen with Michael De Luca (“Fifty Shades of Grey”) and Scott Stuber as producers, along with Dylan Clark of Bluegrass Films. The Universal film, based on the iconic 1970s sci-fi series and 2003 revival, is in the early stages of development but has yet to find a writer. Created by Glen A. Larson, the first “Battlestar Galactica” series premiered in 1978 and starred Lorne Greene and Richard Hatch, focusing on a group of humans’ bloody war against a cybernetic race known as the Cylons while searching for Earth. Also Read: Danny McBride »
- Debbie Emery
Just as Bill Adama refused to give up on humanity, even after countless Cylon attacks and supply outages and political disputes, Hollywood is not giving up on the notion of a Battlestar Galactica movie, no matter how many false starts they’ve had in the past. The latest team to attempt to try and maneuver this big old spaceship to the […]
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- Angie Han
Way back in 2009, Universal Pictures announced plans to bring Battlestar Galactica back to the big screen, following the success of Ronald D. Moore's hit Syfy series which ended its run that year. Over the years, Bryan Singer was attached to direct at one point, although be parted ways with the project in 2014. Today we have word from The Hollywood Reporter that the studio is taking another crack at the big-screen project, with producers Michael De Luca, Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark boarding the project.
We last reported on the Battlestar Galactica movie back in 2014, when Transcendence writer Jack Paglen was brought on to work on the script. Back in 2011, John Orloff (Anonymous) signed on to write the script, which was said, at the time, to be based on the original 1978 Battlestar Galactica TV series, and not the 2003 Battlestar Galactica remake series. The project doesn't currently have any writers attached, »
This truly is the age of sci-fi revivals. The Star Wars franchise just kicked off a new era of live action entries with The Force Awakens last December. The Star Trek movie reboots have been performing well since 2009, and CBS will bring the property back as an online series in 2017. However, one project that hasn’t gained much traction lately is Universal’s theatrical Battlestar Galactica reboot. The last major update we got was in 2014, and since then news on its development has been almost nonexistent. Well, evidently it’s still a go, as they’ve just brought aboard a successful producer. The Social Network’s Michael de Luca has signed on to produce Battlestar Galactica, according to The Tracking Board. This doesn’t provide any new details on the movie’s creative direction, but de Luca reportedly describes himself as a " »
De Luca finalized a three-year first-look deal to produce movies for Universal Pictures last year and is producing the next two “Fifty Shades of Grey” films. Stuber and Clark operate through Bluegrass Films, based at Universal.
Variety reported in April 2014 that original series creator Glen Larson was on board to produce the “Battlestar Galactica” film at Universal with “Transcendence” writer Jack Paglen on board. Larson died later that year.
There have been four “Galactica” TV series (including the brief “Galactica 1980” and “Caprica”). The first, starring Lorne Greene and Richard Hatch, ran during the 1978-79 season and was centered on humans engaged in a lengthy war against a cybernetic race known as the Cylons while searching for Earth.
In 2003, a reimagined »
- Dave McNary
Bryan Fuller’s appointment as showrunner of the new Star Trek series has given die-hard Trek fans a fresh reason to be interested in the forthcoming CBS show, due to debut in 2017. A lifelong fan of Star Trek and alumnus of both Deep Space Nine and Voyager, Fuller’s appointment is proof in the eyes of many that the new series will be true to the franchise’s past in all the most important ways.
So with Fuller at the helm, what can we expect from 2017’s Star Trek series?
With the caveat that Star Trek is never just the work of one man and there’s always a studio exec somewhere, it’s not unfair to expect this to be a series that returns to Star Trek’s culturally progressive roots. »
The story follows a group of humans who survived a surprise attack by intelligent robots known as Cylons, which decimated the human civilizations of the twelve planets. The survivors were led by the warship Galactica to find a mythic thirteenth planet named Earth.
The project has been in development since 1999, years before Ron Moore's much acclaimed 2003 TV series reboot on Syfy. When that series happened the project was iced, but with time having now passed and space opera back in vogue thanks to the success of "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Star Trek" and "Star Wars," it comes as little surprise Universal wants in on some of that action.
The feature version is expected to be wholly separate from the »
- Garth Franklin
Justin Trefgarne’s futuristic mind-bender, Narcopolis is set to hit DVD/Bluray on March 1st, via a partnership between Scream Factory and IFC Midnight. The film deals with a world in which drugs have been made legal and a group of cops who are assigned to crack down on black market dealers, ensuring that the rich stay right and the poo stay poor. Like any great film that deals with these types of class war themes, a man begins to ask himself if he’s doing the right thing, and all hell breaks loose. Sign me up! In 2024, the manufacture and consumption of drugs has been legalized. An elite police unit, known as Drecks, are created by an over-stretched police force to keep the black market dealers off the streets and the licensed drug companies rich. When dreck and former addict Frank Grieves is called to investigate an unidentifiable corpse, »
- Jerry Smith
The film features an ensemble cast including James Callis (Battlestar Galactica), Jeff Fahey (Lost), Christiane Seidel (Boardwalk Empire), William Forsythe (The Bronx Bull), Miles Doleac (Containment), William Sadler (Iron Man 3), David Warshofsky (Now You See Me), Garrett Hines (Deepwater Horizon), Jim Gleason (The Best of Me) and Kelly Lind (The Big Short).
When a U.S. congressman’s daughter passing through a small town in Mississippi dies in a mysterious triple homicide, a team of F.B.I. agents descends to investigate, the team’s brilliant but jaded lead agent battling demons both past and present, as his beautiful, tough-as-nails partner tries to hold him and the case together. They find a struggling and corrupt sheriff’s department, »
- Phil Wheat
The Gerry Anderson toys that arrived in the 1990s may have been a little bit shonky, but they provided hours of fun...
Millions of years ago, in 1992, the BBC made a very wise decision: it broadcast the Gerry Anderson series Thunderbirds on its second channel. Back in those days BBC 2 on Sunday mornings (and 6pm weekdays) appeared to be curated entirely for geeks, with episodes of Star Trek, Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica and further Gerry Anderson series such as Stingray and Captain Scarlet being broadcast alongside Shooting Stars and This Morning With Richard Not Judy. It was hella formative.
The renewed popularity of Thunderbirds had led to Matchbox releasing a Tracy Island playset. This became a must-have Christmas item, to the extent that fights were reported over the remaining sets in stores. With supply failing to match demand Blue Peter - the BBC’s flagship-show-named-after-a ship’s »
A reimagining of Robin Hood, set 40 years in the future, is pressing ahead...
The latest in the string of adaptations-that-aren't-really-adaptations just got a scriptwriter with a background in comics. We're referring to the 'futuristic Robin Hood' project currently in development at The Hollywood Gang, the production house headed by 300 and Immortals producer Gianni Nunnari.
Tony Lee just signed onto to pen the script for the adaptation, one of several Robin Hood projects in various stages of development. This one, described as a Robin Hood reimagining, is said to be set in a 'dystopian London with a rogue MI5 agent on a mission to avenge injustice', according to The Hollywood Reporter.
With a working title of Robin Hood 2058, one can only imagine how loosely this adaptation might be based on the original tale of Robin Hood, Sherwood, and his Merry Men. However, Lee does seem a good man for the job, »
Around this time last year, Syfy debuted its new series 12 Monkeys, based on the hit 1995 movie of the same name, which became a hit with fans and critics alike. Unfortunately, fans will have to wait a bit longer for Season 2 to roll around, with the network announcing earlier this month that the second season will debut Monday, April 18 at 9 Pm Et. Earlier today, the network released the first trailer for 12 Monkeys Season 2, which reveals that the show is shifting back in time to World War II.
In the Season 1 finale, Cassie Railly (Amanda Schull) was sent forward into time, to the year 2043, but this season, she'll be reuniting with James Cole (Aaron Stanford) in the past. This trailer features Jones (Barbara Sukowa) revealing to Cassie that she must go back in time to help James, who is on a mission during World War II. Fan-favorite Emily Hampshire is also back as Jennifer Goines, »
Once upon a time, The X-Files was my thing. Years before Lost and Battlestar Galactica, I had FBI Agents Mulder and Scully and their increasingly bizarre caseload full of aliens and monsters and supernatural occurrences. This is one of the the great genre shows of my life, a vital cornerstone in my taste that sits right […]
The post ‘The X-Files’ Revival Review: The Quality Is Out There…Somewhere appeared first on /Film. »
- Jacob Hall
It’s difficult to criticize the urge to mine a precious resource, especially when that gold lies just below the surface of popular culture. For decades, TV in particular has brought us a wide variety of fantastic and exhilarating programs. To extend the mining analogy, why not squeeze a bit more profit out of those gems?
But even if the instinct to exploit a precious commodity is understandable, it’s the execution that worries me. It’s hard not wonder if we’re fast approaching the moment when uninspired cultural strip-mining not only becomes the norm, but starts to choke off the emergence of entirely new ideas and concepts. It’s part of what I call the “blockbuster-ization” of TV, but isn’t one of the benefits of TV the fact that it doesn’t have to ape the film industry’s less inspiring moves?
Many of us are resigned »
- Maureen Ryan
With Star Wars once again a pop culture force to be reckoned with, the time would seem ripe to revive that long-gestating live-action series set “in a galaxy far, far away.” But the project remains about as active as R2-D2 in The Force Awakens. Why? It’s complicated.
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Back in 2005, a live-action series — Star Wars: Underworld — was not only announced, it had been developed by George Lucas himself. The hour-long drama was said to be set between the original film trilogy and its prequels, and would focus on two families’ battle for control »
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