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Dwayne Johnson confirmed as Doc Savage

Doc Savage, Man of Bronze, will be bounding his way onto cinema screens once more, this time in the person of Dwayne Johnson. “It’s OFFICIAL,” Johnson posted on his Instagram account. “For all comic book fans you already know the world’s first superhero (pre-dating Superman) is the “Man of Bronze” himself Clark “Doc” Savage. “Want … Continue reading

HBO confirms Westworld will open this year

HBO’s reimagining of Michael Crichton’s Westworld has been plagued with various problems during production, but HBO has finally announced that the ten-part series will start this autumn. Described as “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin” the series is “set at the intersection of the near future and the … Continue reading

King’s Mr Mercedes heads to AT&T’s Audience network

The TV version of Mr Mercedes, the first novel in Stephen King’s Bill Hodges trilogy, is heading to AT&T’s Audience network for a 2018 release. The Hollywood Reporter says that a 10-episode order has been given for the adaptation, which will star Brendan Gleeson as retired detective Hodges and Anton Yelchin as Brady Hartsfield, the killer … Continue reading

Star Trek: The Exhibition beams down to Blackpool

Blackpool will play host to a major celebration of the 50th Anniversary Year of the Star Trek franchise throughout 2016 and 2017 with a series of thrilling events. Under license by CBS Consumer Products, the resort will host Star Trek: The Exhibition on the famous Golden Mile, from Thursday 30th June and will open daily … Continue reading

BBC orders 6th Hitchhiker’s Guide radio series

According to reports at the British Comedy Guide, the BBC has commissioned a sixth chapter of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The new series is expected to air in 2017, and is being organised and overseen by Dirk Maggs, who oversaw the later radio series, alongside David Morley from Perfectly Normal Productions. Maggs confirmed … Continue reading

CBS cancel Limitless

Despite the studio’s attempts to find another home for it, the TV spin-off of Limitless is no more. The show, derived from the 2011 movie starring Bradley Cooper, lasted one season on CBS. “I’m truly sad to report that #Limitless will not continue on any platform. Thanks so much to everyone who watched,” showrunner Craig … Continue reading

Eve scores double triumph at RTS Scotland Awards

The CBBC SF series Eve has won two key awards at the Royal Television Society Regional Awards for Scotland held on May 25th. The show, which aired its second season earlier this year, won Best Children’s Drama Award, and John Cobban was awarded Best Sound for his work on the series. It is hoped that … Continue reading

An Outbreak for Torchwood’s 10th anniversary

Big Finish are marking Torchwood’s 10th anniversary with their first full-cast audio, featuring John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd. The three-part new adventure has been written by Guy Adams, Emma Reeves and AK Benedict, taking place before the events of Torchwood: Children of Earth. “First they know you, then you love, then you kill…” … Continue reading

Edinburgh Film Fest unveils superhero focus

The Edinburgh International Film Festival has unveiled its 2016 programme. As well as the regular science fiction and fantasy driven Night Moves strand, this year’s event includes Pow!, a focus on superhero movies, and boasts Yoga Hosers director (and potential Buckaroo Banzai television showrunner) Kevin Smith among the guests. Pow! Live Action Comic Strip Adaptations: The … Continue reading

John Carpenter returns to Halloween franchise

“Yes, it’s true… I’m back,” director John Carpenter stated on his Facebook page, confirming that he will be executive producing the latest iteration of the Halloween franchise that he started nearly forty years ago. Miramax and Blumhouse Productions will co-finance development and production, with Malek Akkad serving as producer under his Trancas banner and Jason … Continue reading