Archive for July, 2011
Jewel Staite (Firefly) and A.J. Buckley (Supernatural) confront a devastating global catastrophe, while Battlestar Galactica alums Aaron Douglas and Paul Campbell take on a savage and legendary monster in the August Syfy Saturday Original Movies.
In Doomsday Prophecy, premiering Saturday, August 13, at 9PM (ET/PT), a book editor (Buckley) and an archeologist (Staite) hunt down a mysterious author of prophetic novels. When the writer is found dead, the editor obtains a device enabling him to see the future – an impending geological nightmare that will tear apart the planet. Doomsday Prophecy is a production of Cinetel Films.
In Killer Mountain – inspired by an ancient Himalayan legend – premiering Saturday, August 27, at 9PM (ET/PT), a team of climbers (Douglas, Campbell) is sent to a forbidden mountain to rescue a missing expedition. There, they discover that the mountain is the secret location of Shangri La — protected by a bloodthirsty alien creature, the Druk. Killer Mountain is a production of ARO Entertainment.
The long-awaited Star Trek reboot sequel will wait a while longer – Co-writer/producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman reported at SDCC that they hope to start shooting in January 2012 – while Paramount still has it penciled in for a June 29th, 2012 release. Fellow co-writer/producer Damon Lindelof also said, “Right now my days and nights are consumed by Star Trek 2. We were supposed to dive in on that as soon as I finished Lost, but JJ [Abrams] was so busy on Super 8, Alex [Kurtzman] and Bob [Orci] had their own sort of empire to manage. Now finally the four creative minds that made the first movie what it was are all back in a room together and that was the only way we wanted to do it.”
I don’t know…should we start a pool on what the first day of principal photography will actually be?
Per the Morton Report, FremantleMedia Enterprises announced at the Merlin panel at Comic-Con (attended by stars Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Anthony Head, and Katie McGrath) that the BBC has commissioned a fifth series. The fourth series is currently filming and will air in the fall on BBC One and in early 2012 on Syfy.
Syfy’s hit series Eureka gets an animated makeover this December for a special holiday themed episode, proving that indeed anything is possible in the town of Eureka. In the first-of-its-kind episode, the quaint town of geniuses will be transformed into animated versions of themselves. The stand-alone holiday episode will also feature a stellar line up of guest stars lending their voices to a variety of characters – Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory), Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live), Matt Frewer (returning as Taggart) and Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica). The airdate for the holiday episode will be announced at a later date.
The trailer for the remainder of Doctor Who‘s 6th series was shown at Comic-Con and is now available (as you can see below) – and boy, is it full of things – lots of returning enemies and a few new ones! And it is sure to make you say, “Wha?!?” And a great big, “Oops…”
Also, it announced that Series 6 will return on BBC America on August 27th.
Well, we might not be longing for more Camelot adventures of a sort for long. Warner Bros, which scooped up the spec script for Arthur & Lancelot from writer/director David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers) in a bidding war last month, has already set a release date of March 15, 2013 and set the budget at $90 million. It is a contemporary re-imagining of the story, with Dobkin set to direct and produce, and Lionel Wigram with Jeff Kleeman exec producing.
This apparently also put the brakes on two other Arthur-based projects in development at WB, including an Excalibur remake,.
Catch the “sizzle” reel – extended trailer – for the already in-progress seasons of Warehouse 13 right here! Apologies for the auto-play ad up front though…(from E! Online)
[and yes, I’m still quite upset that I’m not at Comic-Con…]
[and yes, this article originally also said Eureka, but that was an error]
Because this has been bugging you ever since Lost ended, creators Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse revealed a, ummm…, “deleted” scene from early on that foreshadows (or is that spoils?) thinks to come…and that apparently the Man in Black isn’t fond of his name…
Here is a high-res image of Lily Collins (The Blind Side) as Snow White for Relativity Media’s not-yet-titled Snow White project, directed by Tarsem Singh (The Fall, Immortals) (Click to see the full size image)
If you were at Comic-Con today, you may have seen this already. If you are like me and stuck at work, here is a sneak peek at some of the deleted scenes that have been included in the upcoming [sfs=1099]Star Wars: The Original Trilogy[/sfs] Blu-ray release, which will come out on September 16th. (Also available is the [sfs=1100]Prequel trilogy[/sfs] and the [sfs=1098]Complete Saga[/sfs] – pre-order now and have the Force with you on the release date!)