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Keaton joins Robocop reboot

Michael Keaton is the latest big name to join the cast of Jose Padilla’s reboot of the Robocop franchise, which starts shooting next month for an August 2013 release. Keaton will play Raymond Sellars, the CEO of the corporation that builds Robocop (Omni Consumer Products in the original films), a part previously linked with Hugh Laurie. … Continue reading

ABC greenlight Whedon S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot

In a move that will come as little surprise to those who have been monitoring the on-screen adventures of the Marvel superheroes, Avengers director Joss Whedon has been given a green light by ABC for his TV pilot for S.H.I.E.L.D. The pilot will be written by Whedon, his brother Jed and Maurissa Tancharoen, with Joss … Continue reading

Matthew Graham sells new SF MOVIE to Fox (updated!)

Life on Mars and Eternal Law co-creator Matthew Graham has sold Paratime, a new science fiction movie to 20th Century Fox. Graham contacted Sci-Fi Bulletin to set the record straight following various misreportings: it’s a new movie, not a TV show, called Paratime (one word), and he is still working on the script. Although few … Continue reading

Big Finish update Dorian Gray!

Big Finish has announced an original new series, not based on any licensed property: The Confessions of Dorian Gray, starring Alexander Vlahos, soon to be seen as Mordred in the fifth season of BBC Wales’ Merlin. The set of five downloads will be available weekly in October, and imagines a world where Dorian Gray was real, … Continue reading

Kelley Armstrong’s Otherworld comes to TV

Canadian broadcaster Space has ordered a 13 part series based on Bitten, the first of Kelley Armstrong’s Otherworld series. “This sexy new series is the perfect mix of suspense, action and heart, with compelling storylines and a really strong female lead,” Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media, who own Space, explained. In the … Continue reading

Companion Chronicles on special offer

The first season of Big Finish’s Doctor Who Companion Chronicles are on sale this bank holiday weekend at a special low price of £5 each (plus 50p postage) or £15 (plus £2 postage) for the whole first season of four plays. Featuring performances by Maureen O’Brien, Lalla Ward, Caroline John and Wendy Padbury, plus appearances by … Continue reading

“Predator of the Daleks” trailer for Who debut (updated)

With only a week until series seven receives its broadcast premiere, the BBC has released another new trailer for the episode, this time giving some glimpses into the Daleks’ governing body, as well as some other surprises for long-term fans. Asylum of the Daleks airs at 7.20 p.m. on BBC One on Saturday September 1. … Continue reading

Cronenberg’s Videodome to be reborn

The new flesh will live again in Universal Pictures remake of David Cronenberg’s 1983 mind-warping thriller Videodrome. Commercials helmer Adam Berg has been signed up to direct the Erhen Kruger scripted revamp. The original movie starred James Woods as a cable television programmer who is drawn into a mystery involving a pirate TV station seemingly … Continue reading

New BBC America trailer for Who series 7 (video)

BBC America has released its own one-minute trailer for the upcoming series of Doctor Who, which will start on 1st September in the UK, the US and Canada. Featuring new footage from the first five episodes, it suggests a possible rift developing between the Doctor and his companions, as you can see below. The BBC … Continue reading

Syfy developing Campbell’s Blake’s 7 reboot

According to an exclusive report at Deadline, Syfy is working with 007 director Martin Campbell on his reboot of the classic British sci-fi series Blake’s 7. The network has given the project a script-to-series commitment, Deadline notes, which means that if Syfy like Heroes’ Joe Polaski’s script for the pilot, they will greenlight a 13 episode … Continue reading