‘Back to the Future’ to be adapted for Broadway?

Marty and Doc to The Great White Way...By Tara Fowler, Source: Digital Spy

Back to the Future could be heading to Broadway.

The 1985 film, which featured Michael J Fox as a teenager sent back in time, could be adapted for the stage, according to Deadline.

Writer and director Robert Zemeckis is currently in negotiations to pen a stage version of the classic film. The 60-year-old would be joined by his writing partner Bob Gale and the movie’s composer Alan Silvestri. Continue reading

‘Halo 4′ to be revealed this month?

Halo 4 is about to be announced?By Liam Martin, Source: Digital Spy

Halo 4 will reportedly be on show at this month’s Xbox Spring Showcase event.

The upcoming Halo release, which sees the return of Master Chief, will be on display at Microsoft’s San Francisco event on February 29, reports Finnish magazine Pelaaja (via NeoGAF).

Currently being developed by 343 Industries, Halo 4 was unveiled at last summer’s E3 event in Los Angeles. However, little has been heard about the title since, and no gameplay footage has been made public. Continue reading

‘Sherlock’ won’t return in 2012, executive Sue Vertue reveals

Sherlock won't return in 2012.. Sigh..By Daniel Sperling, Source: Digital Spy

Sherlock executive producer Sue Vertue has dismissed suggestions apparently made by husband Steven Moffat that the programme will return in 2012.

The showrunner was supposed to have said on Friday (January 20) that a third series of the BBC drama – which concluded last Sunday (January 15) – would air later this year.

Moffat also apparently claimed that scenes showing how Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) survived his rooftop plummet in series two finale ‘The Reichenbach Fall’ had already been filmed. Continue reading

A Time Lord (and zombies!) topped iTunes 2011 TV downloads chart

Guess "WHO" topped the US Charts
By Carol Pinchefsky, Source: Blastr.com

We love Doctor Who. He’s a time-traveling, happy-go-lucky man-about-town. And it seems that U.S. iTunes users love him too. According to Apple’s famed digital distribution service, Doctor Who was the most popular television show in 2011.

That’s not all. In what is yet more proof that geeks rule the Internet, iTunes’ most downloaded single episode is from the critically acclaimed horror show The Walking Dead, for its season-two opener, “What Lies Ahead.” Continue reading

‘Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock’ game confirmed by BBC

Doctor Who Eternity Clock Is On It's WayBy Andrew Laughlin, Source: Digital Spy;

BBC Worldwide has today released the first details about Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock, the first in a series of new console games featuring the Timelord.

Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock is being developed by Supermassive Games for digital download platforms and is set for release in early 2012, initially on PlayStation 3, the new PlayStation Vita handheld and PC platforms.

This will be the first in a series of new Doctor Who video games, with two more console titles planned for release in 2012 as the BBC looks to leverage the lucrative Doctor Who brand. Continue reading

‘Red Dwarf’ make-up rehearsal video released

Red Dwarf is returningBy Tom Eames, Source: Digital Spy

A video has been released showing the Red Dwarf cast meeting during the filming of its latest series.

The short clip shows Danny John-Jules (Cat) and Robert Llewellyn (Kryten) having a make-up test, including Llewellyn in his Kryten mask. It was released on TV channel Dave’s official website.

A message on the site read: “It’s really happening people. Red Dwarf X is in production for 2012 on Dave and to prove it here’s an exclusive video of a couple of the boys in make-up.” Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ movie will not be a reboot, says Steven Moffat

Doctor Who Movie will not be a clean start says Steven Moffat
By Daniel Sperling, Source: Digital Spy

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has insisted that the planned movie adaptation will be faithful to the show.

Moffat took to Twitter to clear up fears that the BBC show would be completely rebooted by a Hollywood team, adding that Matt Smith or any other actor playing the Doctor when production begins would star in the film.

“To clarify: any Doctor Who movie would be made by the BBC team, star the current TV Doctor and certainly NOT be a Hollywood reboot,” he wrote.

Moffat apparently tweeted in response to “off the cuff” comments made by Doctor Who director David Yates about his plans to begin casting the picture.

“David Yates, great director, was speaking off the cuff, on a red carpet,” he explained. “You’ve seen the rubbish I talk when I’m cornered.”

Yates has stated that a Doctor Who movie will take years to reach the big screen, adding: “It’s a long journey and we’re going to take our time with it.”

‘Doctor Who’ moving to autumn, confirms Steven Moffat

Steven Moffat confirms Fall move Doctor WhoBy Paul Millar, Digital Spy.com

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has confirmed plans for the sci-fi drama to air in the autumn next year.

The 50-year-old, writing in Doctor Who Magazine, dismissed the possibility of the show airing during the summer.

Moffat said: “Doctor Who in the summer? All that running down tunnels, with torches, and the sunlight streaming through your windows and bleaching out the screen? All those barbecues and children playing outside, while on the telly there are green monsters seething in their CGI-enhanced lairs? It’s just not right is it? Be honest. Continue reading

‘Star Trek Online’ goes free-to-play early next year

Free Play for Star Trek OnlineBy Matthew Reynolds, Source: Digital Spy.com

Star Trek Online will relaunch as a free-to-play game early next year.

Originally scheduled for this year, the title will make the transition on January 17, 2012.

Current monthly subscribers will receive 400 free Cryptic Points each month.

The first payments will take place early in December as a thank you to loyal customers.

The massively-multiplayer title, which launched in early 2010, allows players to become either a Captain of a Federation starship or a Klingon Warlord.

As well as unexplored star systems, Star Trek Online also features a number of iconic locations from the Star Trek universe.

Matt Smith not quitting ‘Doctor Who’

Matt Smith Styaing with Doctor WhoBy 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.