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Prometheus viral video reveals Guy Pearce’s role (video)

As part of the build-up to the release of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, a viral video is now going the rounds showing Guy Pearce as Peter Weyland, addressing the TED conference in eleven years’ time. The video was prepared by Scott and Damon Lindelof to show at the currently-running TED conference in Long Beach, for the … Continue reading

BBC America develops two new genre shows

BBC America is continuing to expand its original drama slate, teaming up with Misfits production company Clerkenwell Films for two new sci-fi shows, both of which will be distributed by BBC Worldwide. Wired is written by Afterlife‘s Steven Volk and takes place in a world that looks exactly like today, except for one thing: this … Continue reading

Alan Ball “steps back” from True Blood

HBO has confirmed that True Blood showrunner Alan Ball will be moving to a consultative role if series moves into a sixth season and beyond. When Ball renewed his contract with HBO in July 2011, “we always intended that if we proceeded to True Blood’s sixth season that Alan would take a supervisory role on … Continue reading

RIP Catweazle creator Richard Carpenter

Richard Carpenter, the creator of Catweazle and Robin of Sherwood, among many other writing credits, has died. Born in 1933, Carpenter was responsible for many well-loved children’s series of the 1970s and 1980s, beginning with Catweazle, starring Geoffrey Bayldon as a wizard transported through time to the 20th century. He also created The Ghosts of … Continue reading

David Morrissey is The Walking Dead’s Governor

British actor David Morrissey has been cast as The Governor, the sadistic leader of a group of survivors, in the third season of AMC’s The Walking Dead. The character has become a fan favourite in the original comicbook series on which the series is based, and is the focus of a sequence of prequel novels … Continue reading

Hugo gains Steampunk recognition at the Oscars

Martin Scorsese has put Steampunk firmly on the mainstream map with his latest film Hugo, which won five Academy Awards at the Oscar ceremony on February 26th, the same number as the highly-acclaimed hit The Artist. Former Star Trek: The Next Generation visual effects maestro Rob Legato and his team were honoured for Best Visual … Continue reading

Abrams “upset” by Star Trek picture leak

Following the unofficial release of photos from the filming of the second Star Trek movie, star Zoe Saldana revealed J.J. Abrams’s reaction to MTV News. “J.J. was very upset,” she said at the Independent Spirit Awards. “I have to say that. It’s not going to stop people from intruding, but they are, and it’s such … Continue reading

First images from Star Trek sequel surface

Thanks to Eric Ford of On Location News, the first images from the new StaThanks to Eric Ford of On Location News, the first images from the new Star Trek movie have appeared, much earlier than anyone seriously expected.r Trek movie Thanks to Eric Ford of On Location News, the first images from the new … Continue reading

Edgar Wright directing Depp’s Kolchak movie

This could either be the recipe for a terrific film, or a total disaster, as Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs the World director Edgar Wright has signed up to direct Johnny Depp’s reworking of the classic 1970s series, Kolchak the Night Stalker. The original TV movies and subsequent 20-part series starred Darren … Continue reading

BBC promises “climactic” 50th anniversary for Doctor Who

The hype for Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary in November 2013 has begun. The press release noting the start of filming on Doctor Who promises “fourteen big blockbuster-movie episodes – each a brand new epic adventure featuring new monsters and some familiar foes as you’ve never seen them before” for the seventh series. It also confirms … Continue reading