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King Kong comes to Netflix for animated adventures

King Kong is coming back to America! Netflix has ordered a movie length story and 12 additional half hour episodes of Kong – King of the Apes from former Marvel Studios chief Avi Arad. The series will be set in San Francisco in 2050; according to the Hollywood Reporter, “Alcatraz Island has been transformed into a natural … Continue reading

Anthony Horowitz to pen new 007 novel

Anthony Horowitz has been assigned to write the latest of the 007 continuation novels – but this one is based on a plot by Bond creator Ian Fleming himself. Fleming created various storylines for a proposed James Bond TV series during the 1950s, and when this came to nothing, used some of them for his … Continue reading

Gerry Anderson’s Firestorm launched on Kickstarter

With an impressive array of talent lined up to help bring the project to the screen, Anderson Entertainment has launched their Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for their new series Gerry Anderson’s Firestorm. The Kickstarter project’s aim is to raise enough funding to make the necessary models, sets, and puppets, and to pay for the production of … Continue reading

Meet the new zombie fodder for the Walking Dead spin-off

Details of six of the characters who will be facing the undead in the new spin-off from The Walking Dead have been unveiled by TV Line. The site says that the characters who will shed light on a previously unseen part of the zombie apocalypse are: SEAN CABRERA: A Latino male in his early forties, … Continue reading

RIP Maggie Stables, Big Finish’s Evelyn Smythe

Maggie Stables, who played Evelyn Smythe, Big Finish’s first original companion for their Doctor Who range, has died. Stables passed away on September 26 following a long battle with illness. The former French teacher originally appeared in the range’s first story, The Sirens of Time, and was then cast as history professor Smythe for Jacqueline … Continue reading

Shatner now “delighted” over Star Trek 3 offer

Having made a big point of denying that any discussions had taken place over a possible appearance in the third of the rebooted Star Trek films, original Captain Kirk actor William Shatner has now confirmed that in fact he has been approached. According to comments he made at the Nashville Wizard World Comic Con on … Continue reading

NBC buy demonic medical drama Maidenhead

Maidenhead may come to be known for more than genteel teas in the English countryside if a new NBC series takes off. Devised by Source Code‘s Ben Ripley and Fast and Furious’ James Wan for Davis Entertainment, Maidenhead has been bought by NBC with a significant penalty if it doesn’t proceed. The series is described … Continue reading

Marvel and Kirby estate settle long-running court battle

Only a few days before the litigation was due to be set before the Supreme Court, the long-running battle between Marvel and the heirs of writer and artist Jack Kirby has been settled. A joint statement noted that “Marvel and the family of Jack Kirby have amicably resolved their legal disputes, and are looking forward … Continue reading

British Library to host new Anne Rice Lestat tale launch

The British Library is going to open its doors at 10 p.m. on Wednesday October 29 to fans of Anne Rice’s Lestat series for a special event to mark the launch of the latest story in the series, Prince Lestat. Although Rice herself will not be present at the event, fans will have a chance to … Continue reading

In the Flesh nominated for 3 RTS North West Awards

There may not yet be any news on the future of In the Flesh but the second season is continuing to gain plaudits. The nominations for the Royal Television Society North West Awards have been announced, and In the Flesh star Luke Newberry is in the running for Best Performance in a Single Drama or … Continue reading

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