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Underworld movies rebooting already!

The studios clearly don’t think we can get enough of the Underworld franchise – Lakeshore Entertainment are rebooting the movies a mere two years after the most recent instalment. The first film appeared in 2003, directed by Len Wiseman and starring Kate Beckinsale, and three further sequels followed, with Beckinsale reprising her role as vampire … Continue reading

The Wolverine’s Rila Fukushima heads to Arrow

Rila Fukushima, rather than Devon Aoki, will be playing Tatsu Yamashiro, aka Katana, in the new season of Arrow. Aoki had to drop out of the series due to scheduling conflicts, allowing Fukushima, who played Yukio in the recent Japan-based The Wolverine, to take over. Her character was created by Mike W. Barr for The Brave … Continue reading

Sherlock and American Horror Story score Emmy successes

Although Breaking Bad and Modern Family were undeniably the victors at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, held on August 25th, both Sherlock and American Horror Story had notable successes in the category for which both were nominated. Sherlock added three more Emmys to the four it won at the Creative awards last week with Benedict Cumberbatch winning … Continue reading

Lost Girl to conclude with extended fifth season

Canadian fantasy series Lost Girl will come to an end with its fifth season, cable channel Showcase announced today. The first eight episodes of the season will begin on December 7th in Canada. “The massive popularity of Lost Girl is a testament to the inventive and hard-working team at Prodigy Pictures, the magnetic and talented cast … Continue reading

Damien comes to TV in Lifetime’s Omen sequel

Lifetime are providing an alternate take on Damien Thorn’s future as the Anti-Christ in Damien, a new series from The Walking Dead’s Glen Mazzara. Although the third film in the Omen trilogy depicted Damien played by Sam Neill meeting his comeuppance, much about that film didn’t track with the chronology established in the two earlier … Continue reading

RIP Richard Attenborough

Multiple award-winning actor and director Richard Attenborough has died, five days short of his 91st birthday. Attenborough, who was made a Life Peer in 1993, was born in 1923, and came to fame with his performance as Pinkie Budd in the film of Graham Greene’s Brighton Rock, opposite William Hartnell. In his long career, he … Continue reading

Station X to host Days of Fear and Wonder

The BFI’s Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder season is coming to the world-famous Station X, the code-breaking headquarters at Bletchley Park. Presented by the Cambridge Film Trust in association with Independent Cinema Milton Keynes, and funded with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery, Station X at Bletchley Park (19-21 … Continue reading

NBC not travelling to the Emerald City

According to a report at Deadline, NBC are no longer moving ahead with their plans for their Wizard of Oz update, Emerald City. Although ten episodes of the series had been ordered from executive producers Matthew Arnold and Josh Friedman, the site notes that the network were not happy with the back-up scripts which had … Continue reading

The Living and the Dead coming from Life on Mars’ Graham & Pharaoh

Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes creators Matthew Graham and Ashley Pharaoh have received the green light for their new supernatural drama, The Living and the Dead. Co-produced by BBC Wales and BBC America in association with Monastic Productions for BBC One, the six-episode drama series takes place in Somerset, England in 1888 and explores a … Continue reading

The Flash, The Last Ship and Forever come to Sky

Although they’ve missed out on DC’s Batman prequel Gotham, which is being heavily promoted prior to its launch on Channel 5, Sky has grabbed a number of the new genre series for broadcast. The Flash will be joining its DC stablemate Arrow on the channel: “The Flash is a natural partner to Arrow and is … Continue reading

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