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Exclusive: Star Blazers Movie Is A Go With New Screenwriter on Board!

With the upcoming Power Rangers and Ghost in the Shell movies coming out over the next few weeks, one might want to take a look back to the '70s and '80s as a time when Asian productions were frequently brought to American shores.

One of the originators of that tradition was the cartoon Star Blazers, based on the Japanese anime Space Battleship Yamato.

The Star Blazers animated show only had three seasons that ran from 1979 to 1984, but it created an avid fanbase with the related toys, comic books and other iterations, all of which followed the adventures of the crew of the Argo, an old battleship turned into a starship that is used to fight against the forces of Gamilon, a distant planet that attacks earth sometime in the future.

The show's fanbase has mainly been kept alive by constant reissues of the show on DVD until 2012 when
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Bradley Cooper to star in Gavin O'Connor's WWII drama Atlantic Wall

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Gavin O'Connor, director of the recently released Ben Affleck flick The Accountant, is heading several decades into the past for his next feature, a World War II drama titled Atlantic Wall which Deadline reports will star Bradley Cooper. The script, which was featured on 2015's Black List, comes from Zach Dean (Deadfall) and production is looking to get underway on location in... Read More...
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Bradley Cooper to Star in Black List D-Day Action Film ‘Atlantic Wall’

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Bradley Cooper to Star in Black List D-Day Action Film ‘Atlantic Wall’
Bradley Cooper is set to star in an historical action flick from “The Accountant” director Gavin O’Connor. Imperative Entertainment will produce “Atlantic Wall,” a Black List script that they developed with writer Zach Dean (who also wrote “Deadfall,” a 2012 thriller with Eric Bana). Imperative partners Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas will produce. O’Connor will shoot on location in Normandy, France. Cooper and partner Todd Phillips serve as executive producers via their Joint Effort Productions. Also Read: The Rock's 'Rampage,' Bradley Cooper's 'Star Is Born' Set Release Dates “We’re thrilled Imperative is bringing Atlantic Wall to
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Carl Sagan, Aretha Franklin Films Move Forward

Two legends of very different fields are getting biopics.

First up, Variety reports that Warner Bros. Pictures are developing an untitled drama about legendary late astrophysicist Carl Sagan who hosted the original "Cosmos" series.

Specifics of what parts of his life the film would cover are being kept under wraps. Zach Dean ("Deadfall") penned the script while Lynda Obst and Sagan's widow Ann Druyan are producing.

Meanwhile The Wrap reports that Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson is in discussions to play Aretha Franklin in a biopic from producer Scott Bernstein ("Straight Outta Compton") for his Smb Films banner.

The film will deal with the famed singer's rise to fame in the 1960s and 1970s and delve into her relationship with her abusive ex-husband Ted White.

Hudson has not been officially cast as there is no deal in place as yet, but a rep has confirmed that conversations have taken place.
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Carl Sagan Movie in the Works at Warner Bros.

Carl Sagan Movie in the Works at Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. is developing an untitled drama about the late astrophysicist Carl Sagan.

Lynda Obst and Ann Druyan producing the film, which will be written by “Deadfall” scripter Zach Dean. Plot details are currently under wraps.

Obst was one of the producers of last year’s Christopher Nolan space epic “Interstellar,” starring Matthew McConaughey, and 1997’s “Contact,” which starred Jodie Foster and McConaughey, and was adapted from Sagan’s novel. Warner Bros. teamed with Paramount to release “Interstellar,” which grossed $672 million worldwide.

Druyan, who was married to Sagan from 1981 to his death in 1996, produced and wrote 2014’s “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” for which she won an Emmy for non-fiction writing. She was also an executive producer on “Contact.”

Sagan hosted the TV series “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” which he narrated and co-wrote during the 1980s, and spent much of his career investigating the possibility of life on other planets. He
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Warner Bros. Developing Drama About ‘Cosmos’ Author Carl Sagan and Wife Ann Druyan

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Warner Bros. is developing an untitled drama that will examine the relationship between “Cosmos” author Carl Sagan and his wife and collaborator Ann Druyan, TheWrap has learned. Lynda Obst, who produced the space exploration movies “Interstellar” and “Contact,” will produce with Druyan. Sagan is the famed astrophysicist who wrote the novel that served as the basis of Robert Zemeckis’ “Contact,” which was executive produced by Druyan. Also Read: How Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones Took on Stephen Hawking's Love Story in 'The Theory of Everything' (Video) Zach Dean (“Deadfall”) will write the script, having previously written “Methuselah” for
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Clive Standen Joins Patient Zero

Clive Standen Joins Patient Zero
Already shooting with Matt Smith, Natalie Dormer and Stanley Tucci at the top of the cast, Patient Zero has just found room for another player. Clive Standen has joined up to help face the rage-virus end of days.The film's story revolves around an unprecedented infection spread across the Earth, unleashed from a super strain of rabies. The disease creates a new super-violent species of human, but when one survivor turns out to be inexplicably immune he begins the hunt for Patient Zero, with the immediate agenda of curing his infected wife and, by extension, the rest of humanity.Smith is the survivor, with Dormer thought to be the wife and Tucci a psychopathic doctor. Standen, a face from Doctor Who, Robin Hood and Camelot who's found a big success in the History Channel's Vikings (and also played a Viking in Hammer Of The Gods) is playing Sergeant Knox:
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Horror / Sci-Fi Round-Up: Patient Zero, Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Jetsons

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We’re back with another news round-up. This time around we have a casting update on the Matt Smith-starring Patient Zero, special features details for Shout! Factory’s 4-disc Mystery Science Theater 3000 DVD box set, and news on The Jetsons in-development animated feature film.

Deadline reveals that Stanley Tucci is lined up to play the head villain in Patient Zero, the upcoming horror-thriller from Screen Gems. Tucci will play “a deliciously evil role: a professor who becomes infected, and highly violent. He becomes determined to crash the lab that’s working on a cure and thwart the search for Patient Zero.” Matt Smith (Doctor Who) and Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) star and Stefan Ruzowitzky (Deadfall) directs off a script by Mike Le (Dark Summer).

“In Patient Zero, an unprecedented global pandemic of a super strain of rabies has resulted in the evolution of a new species driven by violence.
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Queer As Folk cast - Then and Now: What the show's stars did next

A Russell T Davies TV project is always something to be excited about. From gifting us Queer as Folk to saving Doctor Who, he has given us a lot to be grateful for over the years. Hence why his various comeback series on Channel 4, E4 and online later this month are being greeted with such a sense of anticipation.

Cucumber, Banana and Tofu come 16 years after Davies shook up TV with Queer as Folk and his new shows look likely to be just as exciting, exploring the passions and pitfalls of 21st century gay life with a candid sense of humour.

But will it create as many stars as Davies's previous Channel 4 series? Here's what happened to the Queer As Folk stars after it ended in 2000.

Aidan Gillen (Stuart)

After playing the sexually rampant Stuart, Gillen landed a role in what many critics claim to be the "greatest
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Ranked: How superhero stars fared after giving up the cape

Ranked: How superhero stars fared after giving up the cape
Donning the cape and tights to play a big screen superhero was often seen as career suicide for actors. This idea is mined to brilliant effect in Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman, with a former comic book star looking to relaunch his career with an ambitious Broadway play.

Adding extra spice to Birdman is the casting of Michael Keaton, himself a former Batman whose post-tights career has been somewhat hit and miss. This film, however, is a stunning reminder of just how good an actor Keaton is and proof that careers don't end when on-screen superpowers fade away.

Digital Spy takes a look at 20 ex-superhero stars to see how they fared after leaving an iconic comic book role behind.

20. Billy Zane

The suave American actor looked set for big things in the '90s thanks to impressive roles in Dead Calm and Tombstone, but his time in the purple Phantom
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Doctor Who’s Matt Smith To Star In Patient Zero

Since leaving the massively popular British sci-fi series Doctor Who in 2013, Matt Smith has been racking up an impressive number of major roles in buzzy tentpoles like Terminator: Genisys and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and now the actor has added one more exciting project to his schedule. Deadline reports Smith will star in Screen Gems’ pandemic thriller Patient Zero opposite Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer.

In the pic, an unprecedented global pandemic of a super strain of rabies has transformed its hosts into a new species fueled by violence. One human survivor (Smith), inexplicably immune to the horrific virus, possesses the ability to communicate with this new species, which makes him the only person capable of spearheading a hunt for the cause of the virus. When his wife becomes infected, the man must race against time to find Patient Zero and extract a cure from them.

Austrian filmmaker Stefan Ruzowitzky (The Counterfeiters,
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Martin Freeman Joins The Taliban Shuffle; Bryce Dallas Howard in Talks for Pete’S Dragon; Matt Smith to Star in Patient Zero

A few pieces of casting to report: Martin Freeman is in talks to join Tina Fey and Margot Robbie in The Taliban Shuffle, a black comedy set in Kabul. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Crazy Stupid Love) will direct the adaptation of Kim Barker’s memoir. Bryce Dallas Howard is in talks to join the cast of Pete's Dragon. Oakes Fegley, Oona Lawrence, and Robert Redford also star in the picture directed by David Lowery (Ain't Them Bodies Saints). Matt Smith will star opposite Natalie Dormer in pandemic thriller Patient Zero, directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky (Deadfall). More on each project after the jump. According to THR, Freeman will play a Scottish photojournalist, a love interest for Fey's protagonist. Here's the synopsis for Barker's book: When Kim Barker first arrived in Kabul as a journalist in 2002, she barely owned a passport, spoke only English and had little idea how to do
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Patient Zero to Star Matt Smith

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Following his turn as the Eleventh Doctor on Doctor Who, actor Matt Smith has gotten involved in a number of feature films, including roles in Terminator: Genisys and Screen Gems’ Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Now it’s been revealed that Smith is set to star in another Screen Gems film, Patient Zero, which takes place in a world where violence reigns supreme in the aftermath of a strange and powerful rabies outbreak.

Deadline reports that Matt Smith is set to star in Patient Zero, joining Game of ThronesNatalie Dormer in the film’s cast. Stefan Ruzowitzky (Deadfall) will helm the picture off a script by Mike Le (Dark Summer). We’ll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further announcements regarding the film. Here’s the movie’s synopsis (via Deadline):

“In Patient Zero, an unprecedented global pandemic of a super strain of rabies has resulted in the
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'Doctor Who' Star Matt Smith Joins Zombie Thriller 'Patient Zero'

'Doctor Who' Star Matt Smith Joins Zombie Thriller 'Patient Zero'
Doctor Who star Matt Smith has signed on to star in the Screen Gems zombie thriller Patient Zero, alongside Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer.

The action-thriller takes place in the aftermath of a deadly pandemic where an enhanced strain of rabies turns humans into violent, zombie-like creatures. The plot centers on a man who is not only surprisingly immune to this disease, but has the ability to communicate with the dangerous species. He leads a quest to find Patient Zero, in hopes of finding a cure to save his infected wife and the rest of humanity.

Stefan Ruzowitzky (The Counterfeiters, Deadfall) is directing from a screenplay by Mike Le (W.M.D.), with Vincent Newman (We're the Millers, Paradise Lost) producing. No production schedule was given.

Matt Smith, who left Doctor Who last year, will next be seen in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Terminator Genisys and Ryan Gosling's directorial debut,
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Natalie Dormer signs up for zombie flick Patient Zero

The Game Of Thrones star – who plays Margaery Tyrell – has signed up to star in Patient Zero, about “an unprecedented global pandemic that causes the evolution of a new species”. Austrian director Stefan Ruzowitzky (Deadfall) will take the hot seat with Mike Le (W.M.D.) writing the script and Vincent Newman (We’re The Millers) producing. Deadline broke the news but no other information regarding Dormer’s character has been released yet.

The early synopsis reads:

“An aggressive form of rabies turns the infected into predators, addicted to violence. An inexplicably gifted human survivor with the ability to speak the new mutant language leads a hunt for Patient Zero and hope for a cure.”

Since her stint on the Game of Thrones, Dormer has appeared in a number of highly successful feature films including Rush, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 & 2 and Captain America: The First Avenger. She has also appeared in Elementary – the U.
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'Game of Thrones' Star Natalie Dormer Joins 'Patient Zero'

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'Game of Thrones' Star Natalie Dormer Joins 'Patient Zero'
Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer has signed on to star in the Screen Gems thriller Patient Zero for director Stefan Ruzowitzky (The Counterfeiters, Deadfall). No details have been released regarding the actress' character at this time.

The plot is set in a world where a pandemic has spread throughout the world, creating a new breed of species through an aggressive strain of rabies. Once infected, the victims are transformed into terrifying predators, addicted to violence. The story centers on a gifted survivor who hasn't contracted the virus yet, and has the ability to communicate with these creatures, as he leads a quest to find Patient Zero and create a cure.

Stefan Ruzowitzky is directing from a script by Mike Le (W.M.D.), with Vincent Newman producing. No production schedule was given at this time.

Natalie Dormer is best known for playing Margaery Tyrell on HBO's popular series Game of Thrones,
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Casting Net: Xavier Samuel cast as The Monster in contemporary 'Frankenstein'

Casting Net: Xavier Samuel cast as The Monster in contemporary 'Frankenstein'
Twilight: Eclipse star Xavier Samuel has been cast as Adam/The Monster in a new contemporary version of Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein. Danny Huston (Magic City) and Carrie-Anne Moss (Vegas) will star as modern-day Victor and Elizabeth Frankenstein, a husband and wife team of eccentric scientists living in Los Angeles who create the creature. Bernard Rose (Candyman) has adapted Shelley’s work for the picture he is directing. [Deadline]

Michael Peña is in early talks to join Ridley Scott’s sci-fi action film The Martian. Based on the e-book by Andy Weir, the movie will star Matt Damon as a
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The Scarehouse Hosts a Couple of Torture Devices in these Two Movie Clips

Director Gavin Michael Booth has released two clips for his upcoming film The Scarehouse. This film, which was shot in Windsor, Ontario, involves a group of sorority sisters and revenge. This film has recently been completed. D Films will distribute this title in Canada and the film will have its World Premiere in Windsor, this October 5th. The two clips, titled "I Can Still See Some Fat" and "Try More Clothes" are below. This tale of revenge begins with six sorority sisters. These friends show up at a haunted attraction, which is being run by a couple of their former club members. And, this attraction has been rigged - for murder! Understandably, this film has a large female cast. The cast includes a few regulars of the horror genre. The film stars Sarah Booth (Deadfall) and Kimberly-Sue Murray (The Colony). As well, Dani Barker and Teagan Vincze star. Fans of
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Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut on Camera Tests and the Joy of Older Lenses

I first saw cinematographer Shane Hurlbut speaking at a trade show held in New York City in 2010 hosted by Canon. Hurlbut had just finished shooting Act of Valor, shot predominately using the Canon 5D Mark II, and he burst on stage with enough energy to power the building. At the time I wrote that he was “loud, in your face, cracking jokes while dashing about the stage,” but it was also clear he had a passion both for the gear and for sharing information. Since then Hurlbut has lensed the pictures Deadfall, Need for Speed, and the currently in […]
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Kelly Greyson Boards Spy Thriller ‘Double Identity’

Kelly Greyson Boards Spy Thriller ‘Double Identity’
Kelly Greyson (“Alone Yet Not Alone”) will star in Mutual Film Company’s spy thriller “Double Indentity” as a socialite and CIA agent.

Mutual, headed by Gary Levinsohn, most recently produced a pair of spy thrillers — “Deadfall,” starring Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, and Charlie Hunnam; and “Jack Reacher,” starring Tom Cruise and based on the Lee Child book series.

Mutual acquired rights earlier this year to Zach Ayer’s screenplay “Double Identity,” which focuses on the daughter of a Washington, D.C., politician using her paparazzi past as the perfect CIA cover.

Greyson can be seen in Holocaust drama “Return to the Hiding Place,” “To Have and to Hold” and “Little Boy.”

“Kelly’s recent body of work has created a lot of momentum for her career and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to capitalize on that,” said Levinsohn. “She exhibits a unique range of talents that will
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