31/10/17 - Quantum Leap movie is being planned

news pic Quantum Leap's Original creator, Donald Bellisario, has revealed that he has written a script for a reboot movie that could see Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell reprise their roles from the TV show.

"I just finished writing a Quantum Leap feature," said Bellisario in a new interview. "I don't know what's going to happen with it, but I did write it. I write things exactly the same way. I just start writing and I let them take me wherever it's going to take me. I'm entertained the same way the audience is. So I just put Scott and Dean in my head, kind of rebooted them, and went from there."

 

30/10/17 - Zachary Levi Is cast in DC's Shazam!

news pic Zachary Levi has signed on to play the lead in DC's Shazam! movie.

Shazam! is currently in pre-production and is expected to start shooting next February.

Levi will play the grownup version of Billy Batson, who can transform into an adult superhero by uttering the magic word "Shazam!"

David F. Sandberg is set to direct, with the movie opening in cinemas on 05 April 2019.

 

27/10/17 - Preacher renewed for a third season

news pic Fans of AMC's Preacher will be pleased to hear that the show will be getting a third season.

Seth Rogen, the show's co-creator tweeted the news yesterday (26 October).

Preacher revolves around West Texas preacher Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), his ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire known as Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) as they embark on a road trip to find God, who appears to have left Heaven. It's based on the graphic novel series of the same name created by writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon.

 

26/10/17 - Are we getting a Deathstroke movie?

news pic According to sources close to the production, a new DC Comics live-action movie adaptation is coming in the form of Deathstroke.

Gareth Evans (The Raid) is currently believed to be in negotiations to direct.

Joe Manganiello, who was originally lined up to play the role in The Batman, is currently scheduled to star as the title character.

 

25/10/17 - Shaun of the Dead 2 treatment

news pic Simon Pegg has confirmed that there is a treatment... if he can find it... for a Shaun of the Dead 2 movie.

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Pegg revealed that he “jokingly wrote a treatment” for a project under the working title of From Dusk Till Shaun.

Director Edgar Wright “thought it would be funny to do the film again, with vampires.” said Pegg.

Unfortunately, while Pegg wrote a rough treatment in one of his notebooks, the idea never got any further. However, collaborator Nick Frost said “When it happens it’ll happen, and it’ll be great. Or people will hate it.”

 

24/10/17 - Guardians of Galaxy script almost done

news pic The first draft of the script for Guardians of the Galaxy 3 is almost complete, according to the franchise's writer/director, James Gunn.

Posting on social media, Gunn said: "Yes the bedhead is particularly out-of-control this morning, but I thought it was important to share my new Groot mug with you. About to sit down with a cup of joe to work on - and almost finish - the first full draft of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 treatment - almost 70 pages. What are you guys up to?"

 

23/10/17 - More characters confirmed for Hellboy

news pic Lionsgate's Hellboy movie is starting to take shape with the confirmation of three more actors onboard.

Sophie Okonedo, Brian Gleeson and Alistair Petrie will play characters familiar to fans of the original comic book series. Okonedo will play Lady Hatton, Gleeson will bring Lord Adam Galen to life and Alistair Petrie is set to take on the role of the iconic wizard Merlin.

 

20/10/17 - Terminator 6 start date confirmed

news picThe sixth movie in the Terminator franchise will begin principal photography next March.

Terminator 6 will see the return of Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor, with Deadpool director Tim Miller set to direct.

James Cameron (the franchise's creator and director of the first two films) will also be returning as executive producer.

Terminator 6 will be a sequel to Terminator 2: Judgement Day and will ignore movies 3-5 as though they never existed.

 

19/10/17 - Tron 3 still on the horizon

news picTron 3 isn't quite dead yet, with actor Jared Leto convinced it's still on the cards.

However, it's unlikely that it will go into production before 2020.

Last year, Disney revealed that it was planning to reboot the franchise with Leto playing a new character. Leto has confirmed that this is still very much the plan at Disney.

 

18/10/17 - First haunted house story to be told

news picFox Searchlight is set to bring Splitfoot to life, a movie that is based on the first documented haunted house in US history.

The story was originally published as Voices Through the Trumpet in The New Yorker in 1936.

The movie will follow the "true" story of a reporter who travels to Lily Dale, New York - a place renowned for it's spiritual activity. While the report is skeptical, the temptation to contact his dead son proves too tempting... but what he uncovers is the stuff of nightmares.

 

17/10/17 - Live action Pokemon movie

news picPokemon fans will be pleased to hear that a live-action movie is currently in production.

Legendary Pictures' are behind Detective Pikachu which will start filming next January in London.

At present there's no official synopsis for Detective Pikachu, but it's been confirmed that the film will be based on the game of the same name which follows a talking Pikachu who is quite intelligent and claims to be a great detective. When he encounters a human boy called Tim Goodman, the two begin solving a number of mysteries.

 

16/10/17 - Wonder Woman 2 shooting next June

news picIt's officially been confirmed that Wonder Woman 2 will be set in the 1980s and will commence principal photography in June 2018.

Gal Gadot will return in the title role, with Patty Jenkins returning to direct.

Jenkins has also confirmed that she has already started working on the new script with DC Films boss and comic book writer Geoff Johns.

The studio's production update revealed that "The sequel will be a period piece, with Princess Diana facing off against the Soviet Union during the 1980s."

 

13/10/17 - The latest news on Beetlejuice 2

news picBeetlejuice 2 has been in development hell for years, but Warner Bros., has confirmed that they've hired Mike Vukadinovich to write the screenplay.

While the director (Tim Burton) and actor (Michael Keaton), who were responsible from bringing the original movie to life, have confirmed they're interested in returning, neither has signed anything.

In addition, co-stars Winona Ryder and Geena Davis have also confirmed they'd love to return.

 

12/10/17 - Stargate Origins coming this year

news picThe currently in development Stargate prequel series Stargate Origins has confirmed its main cast.

Australian actress Ellie Gall will play young Catherine Langford, who helped discover the Stargate as a child and was behind the program as the experts tried to figure out how it worked.

Stargate Atlantis' Connor Trinneer (who played the wraith Michael) will play Catherine’s father, Professor Langford.

The rest of the cast includes: Salome Azizi, Philip Alexander, Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez, Daniel Rashid, Sarah Navratil, Shvan Aladdin, Tonatiuh Elizarraraz, Derek Chariton, Justin Michael Terry and Lincoln Werner Hoppe.

Stargate Origins is a 10-episode series that will broadcast exclusively on Stargate Command, a subscription streaming service that features all three series, the films, and some behind the scenes features.

 

11/10/17 - Chris Carter keen to reboot Millennium

news picAfter the success of rebooting The X-Files, the show's creator Chris Carter is hoping to bring back another one of his fan favourites: Millennium.

In a new interview with Deadline, Carter revealed he still has a soft spot for his 1996-1999 sci-fi series Millennium. He said that there are “more of those stories to tell” and he thinks that there should be a “new approach to that show building on the solid foundation that was already there.”

Millennium ran for three seasons and followed an ex FBI agent (played by Lance Henriksen) who can see inside the minds of criminals.

 

10/10/17 - Is this the end of Aliens Xenomorph?

news picDirector Ridley Scott is keen to ditch the classic Xenomorph species for the next Alien movie.

Interviewed by Empire, Scott said: "I think the evolution of the Alien himself is nearly over. But what I was trying to do was transcend and move to another story, which would be taken over by A.I.’s. The world that the A.I. might create as a leader if he finds himself onto a new planet. We have actually quite a big layout for the next one.”

 

09/10/17 - No more X-Files for Scully

news picGillian Anderson has confirmed that the new season of The X-Files will be her last.

She's returning for the show's 11th season, but after that she plans on kissing the role of Scully goodbye.

In a recent interview she was asked why she was returning to the role for one more season. “Because it felt like it wasn’t over," she said. "It didn’t feel like we necessarily deliver everything the fans were expecting of us last time, and so it was that.”

When asked if the show could continue without Scully, Anderson said: “I’m trying to finish this season. I certainly think the show has much more life in it. So, I can’t answer that question definitively but I can tell you that there are more stories to tell.”

 

06/10/17 - V For Vendetta TV series is planned

news picIt looks like Alan Moore comic book V for Vendetta is about to be adapted for the small screen.

Sources close to the project have confirmed that Channel 4 is developing the series.

Originally published in the '80s, V for Vendetta is set in the future where a vigilante has made it his quest to bring down the British government.

 

05/10/17 - Sonic the Hedgehog movie coming

news picParamount Pictures has bagged the rights to bring us a Sonic the Hedgehog movie.

Sony was originally planning on bringing everyone's favourite spiky blue hedgehog to the big screen, but for reasons unknown have scrapped the idea and passed the rights over to Paramount.

Man of those working on the Sony movie have moved over to Paramount, including director Tim Miller is executive producing the movie. Jeff Fowler will make his feature directorial debut with the Sega video game adaptation. Toby Ascher, Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons will serve as producers.

 

04/10/17 - Judy Greer cast in Halloween

news picWe already know that Jamie Lee Curtis is returning to the Halloween franchise, and now comes word that Judy Greer will play a prominent role.

Greer will play Karen Strode, daughter of Curtis's Laurie Strode.

Halloween is being executive produced by original Halloween director John Carpenter and Jason Blum and will arrive in cinemas on 19 October 2018.

 

03/10/17 - Exclusive Star Wars LEGO set

news picStar Wars and LEGO fans visiting New York Comic Con between 05-08 October are in for a treat.

An exclusive LEGO BrickHeadz set featuring Bobba Fett and Han Solo encased in carbonite will be on sale for $40 (£30) and includes 329 pieces.

 

02/10/17 - Movie aims to prove Bigfoot is real

news pic Discovering Bigfoot, a new documentary film, is set to prove that the legend of Bigfoot is real.

The trailer for the movie claims that it has "Indisputable photographic evidence" of Bigfoot's existence. Odd then that this "evidence" hasn't been seen elsewhere.

The film follows researchers Todd Standing and renowned expert Professor Dr. Jeff Meldrum on a three day expedition to try and gather evidence for the existence of Bigfoot / Sasquatch.

The official synopsis for the movie claims: "What we think we know of human origins and evolution is about to change forever as we discover the truth about a species that has remained elusive by outwitting and evading modern man for decades despite his best efforts. Journey into the heart of Sasquatch Country and experience three incredible days in the field with bigfoot experts. This unprecedented feature film includes extraordinary never before seen Sasquatch footage that will shock the world. Witness a terrifying altercation between Sasquatch Researcher Todd Standing and three Sasquatch creatures in the wild."

 

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