By Meredith Burdett, Kasterborous.com
Canton Everett Delaware III aka actor Mark Sheppard makes a few comments about his part in the Series 6 episodes The Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon in an interview with New Zealand entertainment website Stuff.
The actor reflects on getting his father involved in the show to play and older version of him, being sandwiched between Michael Gambon and Michael Sheen and what it means to play a villain.
Sheppard dazzled Doctor Who viewers earlier this year when he appeared alongside the TARDIS crew to help President Nixon and to defeat the Silence. Continue reading
By Marc Bernardin, source: Blastr.com
Before the Avatar mastermind James Cameron heads back to Pandora, he’s working with Reel Steel director Shawn Levy to remake Fantastic Voyage, the trippy ’60s bodyscape adventure. And, of course, Cameron’s injecting a little Titanic into the mix.
Cameron and Levy are about two-thirds of the way through the development phase on Fantastic Voyage, and Cameron’s thrilled with how it’s coming together. Continue reading
By Marc Bernardin, Source: Blastr.com
Before he started his landmark Song of Ice and Fire series of novels, which would spawn the Game of Thrones TV series, George R.R. Martin devised and edited Wild Cards, an ongoing anthology that built a gritty, realistic world of superpowered heroes and villains. Now Syfy Films will be bringing it to life at the movies!
The theatrical-movie partner between Syfy and Universal is developing Wild Cards as a feature film that will be written by Star Trek: The Next Generation veteran (and Wild Cards contributor) Melinda Snodgrass. Wild Cards tells of an alien virus that infects the populace of New York City just after World War II, killing 90 percent of the populace. The survivors mostly fall into two categories: Aces (a rare breed of people with enhanced abilities) and Jokers (who are twisted and deformed). Continue reading
By Morgan Jeffery, Source: Digital Spy
Doctor Who star Matt Smith has indicated that he has no plans to leave the show.
Last week, a video emerged of the actor stating that he was keen to pursue a career in Hollywood after “another year” of the BBC sci-fi drama.
However, in a new interview quoted by What’s on TV and other sources, Smith claimed that he does not want to give up his “wonderful” role.
“I love playing this role, and I don’t want to give it up any time soon,” he insisted. “We work very long hours every day for nine months. The schedule is pretty brutal, but I’d never complain about it.”
Smith – who turns 29 today – added that he feels “very lucky” to have been playing the Doctor since 2010.
He explained: “In the current climate for actors, I’d never say, ‘This is too much [work]‘. Quite the opposite, in fact. I’d say, ‘Bring it on’.”
Doctor Who will return to BBC One this Christmas for a festive special.
by Brendon Connelly, Source: Bleeding Cool.com
The first promises for the Beetlejuice sequel have been made. Now I’ve been told that this is what I’m going to get, I’ll probably blow a gasket if I don’t.
So, here’s what the new film’s screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith has pledged:
The star of the movie has to be Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice, and it’s a true continuation 26 years later. Not just throwing him in as a cameo going, “Hey, it’s me. I endorse this movie.”
Continuing in the haunting season we thought it would be fun to talk about our favorite dead and undead characters. Also we will be taking a visit to the Hellmouth and chat about the first season of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. But wait that’s not all, we also will be talking to our friend Kevin Parker about Netherworld, one of the largest haunted houses in the south.
Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: Our Favorite Dead and Undead Characters Continue reading
By Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com
We’ve wanted a sequel to Pixar’s family superhero epic The Incredibles for seven years, but nothing’s materialized. Now writer/director Brad Bird says he’d love to make one for us, but if he does, it’s not just going to be another sequel for the sake of massive profit.
In an interview with Movies.com ahead of the release of his new flick Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Bird said a big part of the reason we haven’t seen an Incredibles 2 just yet is that he’s simply been busy with other things (directing Tom Cruise, for example):
“To say that I’ve had trouble [coming up with a story] is to say that [a sequel] has been my pursuit. … I haven’t really been pursuing that.”
By Nathalie Caron, Source: Blastr.com
Starting from, oh, just about now, we all need to stop going around calling J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Trek sequel Star Trek 2, because we just learned that’s NOT what it’s going to be called.
During an interview with actress Zoe Saldana, who plays the new U.S.S. Enterprise’s communications officer, Lt. Nyota Uhura, in Abrams’ very successful alternate-reality-based reboot of the franchise, Access Hollywood has revealed that the sequel definitely won’t be called Star Trek 2. Continue reading
by Brendon Connelly, Source: Bleeding Cool.com
Producer Brian Grazer and director Ron Howard’s have been planning a multi-part adaptation of Stephen King’s novels and comics cycle The Dark Tower to be spread across movies and TV. For a while now, though, it’s been looking rather like that other tower, the one in Pisa, leaning over – yet somehow never falling.
As he shops around for a new studio to pick up the tab, Grazer has been talking about the measures taken to make the film a more attractive investment. As you’d expect, these include an altered ending and a lowered budget:
We found a way to cut out $45 million out of the budget without changing the scope and actually giving it a good ending. In the $140 million draft, the ending wasn’t quite as satisfying. Now, we’ve got $45 million, $50 million out of the way and a really satisfying ending. It’s gonna get made.
by Jeff Labrecque, Source: EW.com
Harry Potter said his last goodbye this summer, with the release of the franchise’s final chapter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, and Warner Bros. seems determined to prove they really meant it. As of Dec. 29, no more Harry Potter theatrical film titles (including Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection) will be shipped to stores, initiating a profitable home entertainment model not unlike the one at Disney, which periodically re-releases its classics for home purchase. (Warner Bros.’ moratorium on Potter will not include digital — Electronic Sell-Through and VOD — or games.)
Since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was released in 2001, the Harry Potter franchise has grossed more than $12.1 billion for Warner Bros. Entertainment — $5.1 billion of which came from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It’s fair to say that figure will grow even larger this holiday season, as children and young adults who grew up with the books and movies feel the pressure to snap up the Complete 8-Film Collection — at around $60 — while they still can.