Archive for July, 2013
At least one of the series on Syfy’s April development slate will make it to pilot…it was announced today that Dominion, based on characters from the 2010’s feature Legion, has been given the green light for a pilot.
Dominion is an epic supernatural action drama set 25 years in the future after a war between an army of angels and mankind has transformed the world. The series follows the perilous journey of a rebellious young soldier who discovers he’s the unlikely savior of humanity.
Scott Stewart, who co-wrote and directed Legion, is back to direct the pilot, and is one of the project’s executive producers. Michel Litvak and David Lancaster of BOLD Films are also Executive Producers. Vaun Wilmott, who is also writing the Syfy miniseries development project Ringworld, is writer and co-executive producer.
Well, at least we know that the long-gestating live-action Robotech feature is still alive…Latino Review is reporting that while Disney’s heating-up casting for the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII is going after big game, one prize target they apparently had in mind has already said no.
Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic) has reportedly said NO to Star Wars, instead wanting to work on a different SF epic – Robotech. A live action version of the 80s anime mashup (it was really three unrelated-beyond-mech-tech anime series edited and dubbed together to produce a three-part story) that has been in development since 2007 with Toby Maguire (Spider-Man) as a producer and then-possible star. It’s passed through some writers but only recently got a director in Nic Mathieu, a newcomer to feature films but a successful dramatic commercial director.
In general I’m looking forward to Robotech hopefully getting made – I think CGI technology is sufficient to pull it off now. But as for Leo, all I can think of is, “Whaddayanutz?”
While Kiera attempts to solve the mystery behind the snatched bodies of time travelers, Adam is snatched by Garza, who is on a mission from… Alec in the future?! Tune in to “Second Listen”, Friday at 10/9c on Syfy! And don’t forget to check out the second video – an interview with Erik Knudsen about Episode 7.
Check out the latest trailer for Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney…the intensity in just these two minutes is pretty high…Gravity opens October 4th.
Here are five sizzle reels direct from Comic-Con for the Syfy series Haven, Warehouse 13, Defiance, Being Human and Helix!
Deadline reports that Timur Bekmambetov, who directed Wanted and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, will develop his own idea for a new re-imagining of the Wizard of Oz story as a mini-series for Syfy. Called Warriors Of Oz, a fantasy-action mini in which “a warrior from present day Earth is transported to a post-apocalyptic future Oz where he must team up with three other warriors, Heartless, Brainless, and Coward, in order to defeat the evil Wizard who has enslaved the land.”
Syfy has dipped into that pool before, having produced 2007’s Tin Man starring Zooey Deschanel.
The Zygons won’t be the only baddies in town…
The BBC did announce that the Daleks, who many thought the absence of which from the 50th Anniversary special episode would be sacrilege, will in fact play a part in the episode. According to Steven Moffat, “The Doctor once said that you can judge a man by the quality of his enemies, so it’s fitting that for this very special episode, he should facing the greatest enemies of all.”
Expect a trailer soon – a teaser was shown at Comic-Con, but the BBC doesn’t want it released yet. The 50th Anniversary episode airs November 23rd.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the Terry Gilliam film 12 Monkeys is being adapted into a series for Syfy, and is nearing a series order. Chuck Roven and Richard Suckle, who produced the movie, are involved.
The movie dealt with a post-apocalyptic Earth, devastated by a virus believed to have been released by a terrorist organization called the Army of the 12 Monkeys. A convicted criminal by the name of James Cole (Bruce Willis) can earn a pardon if he agrees to go back in time (using some problematic technology) to try and discover the origin of the virus and bring back a pure sample, so that they might be able to craft a cure back in the future. The film also starred Brad Pitt and Madeline Stow.
It is expected that there will be a 90-minute backdoor pilot, which if it does sufficiently well will kick in to a series order.
BBC America has joined BBC Cymru Wales as co-producer of the upcoming BBC One series Atlantis, which is a Merlin-like re-imagining of the Greek myths and legends, created by the Merlin duo of Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps and Misfits creator Howard Overman.
This will allow BBC America to show Atlantis this fall as part of its Supernatural Saturday block. The 13 episode series is currently in production.
Here are two of the three trailers for Once upon A Time, released at Comic-Con over the weekend (the third was just a shorter edit):
Full Season 3 Trailer:
[Unfortunately this video was pulled shortly after it was released]