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RIP Wes Craven

Tributes are pouring in for Wes Craven, the horror maestro, who has died aged 76 following brain cancer. Robert Englund, who played Freddy in Craven’s Nightmare on Elm Street movies, tweeted: “RIP Wes Craven, my director, my friend. A brilliant, kind, gentle and very funny man. A sad day on Elm St and everywhere. I’ll … Continue reading

Hannibal’s Mikkelsen joins Doctor Strange

Mads Mikkelsen, currently starring as Hannibal Lecter in the TV series, is set to join the cast of Marvel’s Doctor Strange movie, opposite Benedict Cumberbatch. Variety broke the story, claiming that Mikkelsen will be one of the antagonists in the movie, which already co-stars Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron … Continue reading

Amazon ordering Galaxy Quest TV series!

Galaxy Quest lives – in the form of a new TV series on Amazon Prime, according to a report at Entertainment Weekly. The script will be written by the original 1999 film’s co-writer Robert Gordon who will also executive produce the pilot. Dean Parisot will return to direct and executive produce, with Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein … Continue reading

NBC make Time for new Ryan/Kripke time-travel series

Supernatural’s Eric Kripke and The Shield’s Shawn Ryan have teamed up to create Time, a large-scale time-travel adventure series, for which NBC has given a pilot commitment. Time is described as Back To The Future meets Mission: Impossible, and follows an “unlikely trio traveling through time to battle unknown criminals in order to protect history … Continue reading

Win an International Rescue Official Guide

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED On CITV’s Thunderbirds Are Go! the Hood is desperate to learn the secrets of International Rescue, but three lucky winners can get ahead of him. Thanks to the lovely people at Simon & Schuster, we’ve got three copies of the International Rescue Official Guide … Continue reading

Lea Seydoux goes from SPECTRE to Gambit

SPECTRE star Lea Seydoux, who features heavily in the latest trailer for the Bond movie opening in October, will be heading to Fox’s variant of the Marvel Universe for the new Gambit film. According to Deadline, Seydoux will be playing Bella Donna Boudreaux aka Bella opposite Channing Tatum in the movie which starts shooting shortly. … Continue reading

Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular US concerts cancelled

The performances of the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular in the USA are no longer going ahead. Two performances were originally planned for October 7th at the Barclays Center, hosted by Michelle Gomez and conducted by Ben Foster. However an email has been sent to ticketholders: “Vision Nine regrets to announce that the two Doctor Who … Continue reading

The Omega Factor to return to Big Finish

The adventures of Department 7 will be continuing for a further year, Big Finish have confirmed. Their update of the classic 1970s series The Omega Factor has been commissioned for a second season. ‘The Omega Factor was one of my favourite TV series of the 70s, and I was so disappointed when it didn’t make … Continue reading

The Villains rise in Gotham season 2 trailer (video)

“You ain’t seen nothing yet!” declares one of the many villains to be seen in the new trailer for Gotham. According to Fox, this season will show “The good. The evil. The beginning. “Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with … Continue reading

Alfre Woodard to battle Luke Cage on Netflix

Netflix’s Luke Cage seems to have found its villain, with the casting of Alfre Woodard as Minetta for the new Marvel series. According to Deadline, Minetta is a “powerful woman in local politics who will have an impact on Luke Cage’s life” who may well be a version of Marvel’s Black Mariah, who first appeared … Continue reading