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Mike Newell to direct new Triffids?

According to a report at Deadline, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’s Mike Newell has signed up to direct the new version of John Wyndham’s classic story, The Day of the Triffids. The screenplay has been written by Doctor Who and Luther scripter Neil Cross, and the Harry Potter director comes to the project … Continue reading

Suits’ Patrick J. Adams to father new Rosemary’s Baby

Suits star Patrick J. Adams has been confirmed as the – human – father of Rosemary’s Baby in the NBC remake of the classic horror story. Star Trek’s Zoe Saldana plays Rosemary, who starts to worry about the future of her child when she starts to believe her husband and their neighbours in Paris have … Continue reading

Paul Cornell: Why I’m Not Writing TV Doctor Who—The Truth!

Speaking at the Edinburgh International Book Festival last night (25 August 2013), screenwriter and author Paul Cornell finally honestly answered a long-asked question—why is he not writing any more for Doctor Who on TV? “It’s upsetting,” he admitted. “I get asked this regularly,” he said. “Sometimes several times a day on Twitter. You know what? I’m gonna … Continue reading

Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein returns to TV

Dean Koontz’s retelling of Frankenstein looks as if it may be heading back to its original medium with the announcement from TNT that it is preparing a drama series based on the five-book series. Although a version of the screen story was produced in 2004 by the USA Network based on Koontz’s concept, it wasn’t … Continue reading

New Stephen King adaptations unveiled (video)

We’re not quite back at the level of the “New Stephen King Movie” every month yet, but interest in the genre master’s work continues apace as the 40th anniversary of the publication of Carrie approaches in 2014. Sinister director and co-writer Stephen Derrickson is working with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse on an adaptation of King’s “Breathing … Continue reading

Munsters reboot to air as Halloween special

The pilot for Mockingbird Lane, Bryan Fuller’s reboot of the classic TV series The Munsters, is to be aired as a Halloween special in the States, after NBC decided not to proceed with a series order. It will be teamed with a Halloween themed episode of Grimm to provide what NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke … Continue reading

Rutger Hauer joins True Blood!

Blade Runner star Rutger Hauer has joined the sixth season of HBO’s southern vampire series True Blood. According to TV Line, Hauer will be playing a character called Macklyn, described as ‘a mysterious and sinister figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason’. True Blood creator Alan Ball has left the series, and the new … Continue reading

New The Walking Dead season 3 trailer (video)

New characters revealed in trailer for the third season of the acclaimed The Walking Dead. The show returns in the US on 14 October, and begins in the UK on FX from 19 October.

Emmy wins for Jessica Lange and Buffy’s Danny Strong

Genre shows weren’t well rewarded at the Emmys, held on September 23, but Jessica Lange received Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series for her role as Constance Langdon in American Horror Story. Former Buffy star Danny Strong – who played Jonathan for six of the show’s seven seasons – won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing … Continue reading

Del Toro’s The Strain comes to TV

Lost showrunner Carlton Cuse will be running the TV version of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s vampire trilogy The Strain for FX. The books were originally intended as a TV pitch, and del Toro envisages the series as a close-ended run, with between three and five seasons used to tell the tale (elements of … Continue reading