Archive for November 7th, 2010
What if there was one more Apollo mission, but it was kept so secret no one knew about it, until now? That is the premise behind Apollo 18, a “documentary” film being produced by The Weinstein Company based on a screenplay by Brian Miller, in which lost footage from Apollo 18’s undocumented and covert mission to the moon is unearthed, revealing disturbing new evidence of other life forms. Miller won the inaugural Astana International Action Film Festival screenplay competition in Kazakhstan this past summer, which was created by Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov. Trevor Cawood (The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions) will direct, with filming to start in December for a March release.
Seems my Bothan-er, Warner Home Video/BBC spies have failed me – not only do I not seem to be getting my customary early X-Mas present of Doctor Who DVDs this year (Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series is out on DVD and Blu-ray this Tuesday), but I was unaware that Doctor Who writer Mark Gatiss and writer/producer Steven Moffat’s critically acclaimed series Sherlock also appears on DVD and Blu-ray the same day. I have heard nothing but good things about this version, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch (The Last Enemy, Hawking) as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman (soon to be very well known as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit) as Dr. John Watson, and have been waiting for it to come to the U.S. on television. What I didn’t realize is that it was being shown on PBS, and is under the “Masterpiece Mystery!” banner and not under its own name. Check your local PBS listings, but fortunately in Boston they are repeated all three episodes on November 14th…thanks to @dire_rampancy for the tweet about that, and @tnsears for also pointing out that it is available online on the PBS website under Masterpiece Theater.