News - April
24/04/17 - More X-Files is on the way
The X-Files has been given another 10 episode season.
Fox has confirmed that Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny will return as Dana Scully and Fox Mulder. Producer Chris Carter is also back onboard.
In a new interview David Madden, Fox Broadcasting Company president, said: "Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators – these are the hallmarks of great TV shows. And they are some of the reasons why The X-Files has had such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide. Chris’s creativity, along with the brilliant work of David and Gillian, continue to propel this pop culture phenomenon, and we can’t wait to see what fresh mysteries Mulder and Scully uncover in this next chapter of The X-Files.”
21/04/17 - Will Smith wanted for Genie role
Disney is currently courting Will Smith to play the Genie in the studio's live-action Aladdin movie.
The movie is preparing to start principal photography later this year.
Robin Williams provided his vocal talents to the character in the 1992 animated movie, so Smith has some mighty large comedy shoes to fill if he's to make the role his own.
20/04/17 - King Kong live-action TV series
MarVista Entertainment and IM Global Television have joined forces to bring us King Kong Skull Island, the first ever King Kong live-action TV series.
The show is being described as a “serialized, contemporary continuation of the classic with a female-led, multicultural ensemble that delves into the wonders and horrors of Skull Island and its origins.”
The show is being written and executive-produced by Jonathan Penner and Stacy Title (The Bye Bye Man).
19/04/17 - Guardians of the Galaxy 3 confirmed
James Gunn is set to return to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy 3.
Posting on Facebook, Gunn revealed: "So, after many months of ruminations and discussions, I know the answer. I could save this answer for the first, random interviewer to ask me during the press junket but instead I thought I'd share it with the most important people in the Guardiansverse, you, the fans, who have been so incredibly supportive and enthusiastic over the past five years, it has moved me to tears on a regular basis. So, yes, I'm returning to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
"In the end, my love for Rocket, Groot, Gamora, Star-Lord, Yondu, Mantis, Drax, and Nebula, and some of the other forthcoming heroes, goes deeper than you guys can possibly imagine, and I feel they have more adventures to go on and things to learn about themselves and the wonderful and sometimes terrifying universe we all inhabit. And, like in both Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, we will work on creating the story that goes beyond what you expect."
18/04/17 - The Man From U.N.C.L.E. sequel
A sequel to Warner Bros., 2015 The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is currently in the works.
In a recent interview actor Armie Hammer said: "I called Lionel Wigram, the producer of the movie, and he and Guy [Ritchie] produced it and wrote it all together. I was like, 'Dude, what's the deal? I get asked about this shit all the time. Can you just write a sequel?' He was like, 'You know what? Yeah, f*** it, I'll do it. Sure, I'll write a sequel.' I was like, 'If you write one, I'm sure we can get one made,' so who knows? Today is the first day I've actually told anyone that story. I only told one other person who asked. Apparently, the sequel is being written right now. No pressure, Lionel!"
13/04/17 - Fantastic Beasts finds its Dumbledore
The sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has finally cast the part of young Dumbledore.
Jude Law will play Harry Potter’s iconic Hogwarts' Headmaster: Albus Dumbledore.
Law will star alongside Eddie Redmayne (Magizoologist Newt Scamander) and Johnny Depp (Gellert Grindelwald). In the sequel, Dumbledore is Hogwarts' Transfiguration professor.
David Yates, the movie's director, said: “Jude Law is a phenomenally talented actor whose work I have long admired, and I’m looking forward to finally having the opportunity to work with him. I know he will brilliantly capture all the unexpected facets of Albus Dumbledore as J.K. Rowling reveals this very different time in his life.”
12/04/17 - Gorillaz animated series planned
Gorillaz, the virtual band created by Blur’s Damon Albarn and comic artist Jamie Hewlett, is about to get its own TV series.
Hewlett has revealed that a 10-episode animated series is currently moving forward.
The animated band is made up of four members: 2D on lead vocals; Murdoc Niccals on bass guitar; Noodle on guitar; and Russel Hobbs on drums and percussion.
Gorillaz is releasing its new album, Humanz, at the end of May.
11/04/17 - General Leia will appear in Star Wars IX
After the sudden death of Carrie Fisher last year, it was uncertain if her filmed scenes for Star Wars IX would stay in the film.
Todd Fisher, Carrie's brother, has confirmed that her scenes won't be cut from the film.
In addition it was revealed that CGI will not be used to recreate Princess Leia and that previously shot footage of the actress will be used instead.
Star Wars IX: The Last Jedi will open on 15 December.
10/04/17 - Ghost in the Shell's new anime series
A new Ghost in the Shell anime series is currently being planned.
Kodansha and Production I.G, are behind the project and Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) and Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) will co-direct.
07/04/17 - Legend of Conan reboot not happening
For those eagerly awaiting news on The Legend of Conan movie, there's some bad news. It is no more.
The film was planned to be a sequel to Conan the Barbarian (1982), and would have once again starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as Conan.
Universal Pictures has killed the project, which has been years in the making, before production was anywhere near starting.
06/04/17 - Daniel Craig may return as 007
Daniel Craig is, if rumours are to be believed, currently in negotiations to reprise his role as James Bond in one last movie.
Sources close to the production have revealed that that producer Barbara Broccoli has "just about persuaded Daniel Craig to do one more Bond movie."
One incentive was Broccoli's willingness to produce an off-Broadway staging of Othello, in which Craig starred alongside fellow British actor David Oyelowo, to rave reviews.
05/04/17 - Schwarzenegger will be back
Arnold Schwarzenegger has revealed that there will be another Terminator movie, he will star and James Cameron will be involved.
In a recent interview Schwarzenegger said: "I'm looking forward to doing another Terminator movie, yes. I don't want to call it, like, fake news, like the president calls it, but I think people just write things, I have no idea why. Just because Paramount doesn't want to pick up the Terminator franchise, you have 15 other studios willing to do it, that doesn't mean the Terminator franchise is finished, right? It just means they are on their way to negotiate with another studio, but I can't give you the details of that. They'll announce that. But, yes, the Terminator franchise is never finished. And remember that after 2018, James Cameron is getting it back, and then it will continue on!
"Cameron will be producing it, and there will be another director on it. I'm always looking forward to doing another Terminator, especially if the story is written well and it's really entertains the whole world."
04/04/17 - Samuel L. Jackson to star in The Blob
Samuel L. Jackson, has confirmed that he will appear in the remake of 1958's The Blob.
In a new interview, for the Toronto SunJackson, promoting his latest movie Kong Skull Island, said: “I’m doing Kong for the same reason I’ll probably be doing The Blob. I just got a call the other day (where the producers) said they finally got their money from China to do Blob. I mean, I do a lot of movies, a lot of independent movies, for different reasons. But I’m a fan, and a lot of times I choose a movie because it’s something I would have chosen to see when I was a kid. How do you say no to that?”
03/04/17 - Doctor Who has a new companion
Doctor Who's latest series will introduce us to a new companion and the first openly gay character to the show (although some will argue Captain Jack Harness beat her to it).
Pearl Mackie, who plays the new companion Bill, said: “It shouldn’t be a big deal in the 21st century. It’s about time, isn’t it? That representation is important, especially on a mainstream show. It’s important to say people are gay, people are black – there are also aliens in the world, so watch out for them. I remember watching TV as a young, mixed-race girl, not seeing many people who looked like me, so I think being able to visually recognise yourself on screen is important. [Being gay] is not the main thing that defines her character – it’s something that’s part of her and something that she’s very happy and very comfortable with.”