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The Star Wars Episode VII trailer is here (video)

In case you’ve somehow managed to miss all the hype, the first official footage from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is now here, with the release in US cinemas and online of the teaser trailer. Old and new elements are combined before the arrival of the Millennium Falcon and the familiar John Williams … Continue reading

Scott switches seat for Blade Runner sequel

Ridley Scott won’t be directing the long-awaited sequel to his 1982 film, Blade Runner, according to an interview he gave to Variety to promote his new film Exodus: Gods and Kings. Talking about upcoming films, including the movie of Andy Weir’s The Martian, Scott explained that he and the sequel’s co-screenwriter Hampton Fincher “talked at length … Continue reading

Star Wars trailer available via iTunes Friday

Although no doubt many eager fans in the United States will flock to the few cinemas that are showing the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it will be widely available on Friday, November 28. “The Force is with you on #BlackFriday when #TheForceAwakens teaser hits @iTunesTrailers” was the tweet late on November … Continue reading

Wonder Woman director confirmed

Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad director Michelle MacLaren will be developing and directing Warner Bros.’ 2017 Wonder Woman movie, according to reports at Variety. The movie is one of the many new DC movies set to be released between now and 2020; it is unclear whether this will be an origin film, since Gal … Continue reading

Doctor Who Christmas title & series 9 writer revealed

In a triple hit of Doctor Who news, the BBC revealed on November 25th that the title of this year’s Christmas Special is Last Christmas, hinted at by those in the know the day before who were predicting a rise in George Michael’s sales as a result of the new special. They have also released another … Continue reading

ITV commission new Jekyll & Hyde tale from Charlie Higson

Fast Show and Young Bond writer Charlie Higson is penning a ten-part new version of the classic tale Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde for ITV. Set in 1930’s London at a time of Hollywood glamour, aerodynamic cars and monster movies, the drama will “pay homage to the Stevenson novel, and focus on the young, attractive, … Continue reading

Own part of the Minister of Chance movie

The Minister of Chance, the audio series initially spun off from the Doctor Who audio adventure Death Comes to Time, continues to thrive, with the announcement this week of a second audio season, and the chance to invest in the movie version. Eager fans or ‘Chancers’ – who include author Neil Gaiman and The Walking Dead‘s Melissa … Continue reading

No extended first season for Constantine

There will only be 13 episodes in Constantine‘s first season, a report at Deadline has suggested, although this doesn’t mean that the series is being cancelled. New network shows often receive an order for thirteen episodes, and then further scripts or episodes are commissioned on the strength of the ratings and critical reaction. Because Constantine … Continue reading

William Shatner visits Syfy’s Haven

Erstwhile Captain James T. Kirk William Shatner is heading to the mysterious town of Haven for a four-episode arc during the show’s fifth season. Described as “a pivotal character that has the potential to forever impact the fate of the town of Haven and its troubled residents”, Shatner’s debut will form part of the 13 … Continue reading

Matt Smith starring in Patient Zero

Former Doctor Who star Matt Smith’s Hollywood career is continuing to take off, with his casting as the lead in the new SF thriller Patient Zero, according to a report at Deadline. Smith will appear opposite Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer in the movie about an unprecedented global pandemic of a super strain of … Continue reading

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