9 items from 2015
Atlantis will not return for a third series.
The fantasy drama will not be re-commissioned once the current run has finished airing, Digital Spy has learned.
Speaking exclusively to DS, a BBC spokesperson said: "The final seven episodes of Atlantis will transmit on BBC One in spring. We would like to thank Urban Myth Films and all the cast and crew but the series will not be re-commissioned.
"We are very proud of both series but to keep increasing the range of BBC One drama we have to make difficult decisions to bring new shows through."
The second series of Atlantis is comprised of 13 episodes - the first six aired late last year before the show went on hiatus, while an exact date for the final seven is yet to be confirmed.
Christian Alvart's production company Syrreal Entertainment has struck a deal with German-based Global Screen to co-develop features. I'm not exactly sure what the deal means if they are not helping to finance production, but if it means we get a new dark science fiction flick from the director of Pandorum, then whatever!
Sum 1 is about a young soldier placed on a desolate watchtower high above a forest on a 100-day assignment. His mission is to defend the outpost against eerie, powerful alien creatures in a strange world.
The poster you see above has never been reported, so enjoy!
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The collaboration will start with the English-language sci-fi thriller “SUM1,” directed by Christian Pasquariello. Iwan Rheon (“Game of Thrones,” “Misfits,” “The Liberator”) will be starring in the lead role as a young soldier, placed on a desolate watchtower high above a forest on a 100-day assignment. His mission is to defend the outpost against eerie, powerful alien creatures in a strange world.
“SUM1″ is produced by Alvart (“Antibodies,” “Case 39,” “Pandorum”), Sigi Kamml (“1 1⁄2 Brothers,” “Banklady”) and Susa Kusche (“Run Boy Run,” “Shahada”). Director of photography is Hagen Bogdanski (“The Lives of Others,” “The Young Victoria”).
Principal photography is starting on Feb 9. Global Screen will start selling the title at the European Film Market in Berlin.
- Leo Barraclough
Doctor Who: Earth Conquest - The World Tour: BBC Three, 7pm
Previously only available as a DVD bonus feature, BBC Three is giving this charming hour-long documentary charting last year's Doctor Who world tour an airing tonight.
Part celebration of the sci-fi series, part exploration of fan culture, there's much to enjoy here - though the clear highlight is the sight of Steven Moffat in a fez.
Colin Salmon (Arrow) and Antonia Thomas (Misfits) are guest stars in tonight's episode - when his daughter Samara (Thomas) is kidnapped, exiled Spanish general Tariq (Salmon) requests the help of the Musketeers.
In return, Tariq plans to trade an advanced war weapon stolen from his home country - but will the rescue operation go according to plan?
Celebrity Big Brother: Channel 5, 9pm
There's never a dull moment in the CBB house - after Jeremy and Ken were both ejected, »
Exclusive: Nirpal Bhogal thriller first film on slate.
The companies will fundraise under a series of Eis and non Eis schemes with Metrodome Group selling international rights and distributing the majority of the films in the UK.
Metrodome International’s Caroline Couret-Delègue will oversee international sales. The Infidel producer Uzma Hasan of Little House Productions will supervise key productions on the slate on behalf of Metrodome whilst Gareth Maxwell Roberts will supervise on behalf of MoliFilms.
The film will be produced by Hasan (who is expected to bring further projects to the venture) and co-produced by MoliFilms’ Gareth Maxwell Roberts and Metrodome Group’s Jezz Vernon. MoliFilms’ [link »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Who are the stars of tomorrow in TV, film and theatre?
Digital Spy presents its predictions for 2015 - in no particular order, here are seven young actors, writers, comedians and musicians who look destined to make an impression on the world of entertainment this year.
1. Billy Howle
But the young actor first came to our attention last year with his powerful performance as the troubled James in sorely underrated countryside thriller Glue.
Filming on the 2015 Sherlock Special kicked off in Bristol on Monday the 5th of January. The Victorian vaulted cellars of music venue Colstan Hall are reported to be providing one backdrop for the episode.
Underneath that handsome top hat, Cumberbatch is sporting a shiny slicked-back hair do that, as does his costume, bears a strong resemblance to that worn by Jeremy Brett in the 80s-90s Granada Television Holmes series. Martin Freeman was also photographed in his David Burke-as-Watson-style brown suit and ‘tache (which, seeing how much the actor reputedly didn’t enjoy wearing his »
UK cinema in 2015 has plenty to recommend it. Here are 36 UK films of all genres to look forward to this year…
Dig past the litterfall of Kray Brothers biopics and tales of nubile teens on camping trips gone wrong, and you’ll unearth plenty for the UK film industry to boast about in 2015. From sci-fi romps and thrillers like Robot Overlords and Ex Machina to dramas like High-Rise, comedies like War On Everyone, spy flicks like Spectre and kids’ films like Bill, there’s no shortage of inventive, highly promising cinema coming from these isles.
We’ve included a few choice co-productions in 2015’s pick of the year’s most interesting-looking pictures, which bolsters our list in both size and breadth (and mostly means we Brits can claim partial credit for ace-sounding dystopian flick The Lobster).
In alphabetical order then, here are the 36 UK (or UK-ish) movies we’re excited about seeing this year… »
Set in a gloomy house where you can almost make out shapes skittering through the shadows, “The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death” is the kind of horror movie where you can see the smart, stylish scare film that’s constantly being obscured by cheap and easy jolts.
Director Tom Harper and screenwriter Jon Croker offer up plenty of the atmosphere we’ve come to expect from Hammer horror films — both in the studio’s heyday and in its latest incarnation — but every good idea this sequel has to offer winds up taking a backseat to the most obvious cat-in-the-closet “Boo! »
- Alonso Duralde
9 items from 2015
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