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CAPRICA Cancelled!!

October 27, 2010

'CAPRICA' poster


Source: EW.com

Caprica is toast. Syfy has announced that the low-rated Battlestar Galactica prequel has been canceled.

Said Mark Stern, EVP of Original Programming at Syfy:

“Unfortunately, despite its obvious quality, Caprica has not been able to build the audience necessary to justify a second season.”

Read more HERE.

This will not have any effect on the announcement a couple days back about the newly greenlit ‘BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: BLOOD & CHROME’. SyFy probably timed the cancellation as a good news/bad news thing for BSG fans and RONALD D. MOORE.

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RONALD D. MOORE ‘BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’ Prequel Movie In The Works

October 24, 2010

'BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: BLOOD & CHROME' will focus on on the the 1st Cylon War and a 20's something year old pilot named WILLIAM ADAMA portrayed in the BSG series by EDWARD JAMES OLMOS


Source: Syfy.com

Syfy is readying an exciting all-new chapter in the Battlestar Galactica saga with a greenlight for BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: BLOOD & CHROME from Executive Producer David Eick, it was announced today by Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, Syfy and Co-Head of Content for Universal Cable Productions. Universal Cable Productions will produce the 2-hour pilot with Syfy utilizing cutting edge CGI and virtual technology.

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome takes place in the 10th year of the first Cylon war. As the battle between humans and their creation, a sentient robotic race, rages across the 12 colonial worlds, a brash rookie viper pilot enters the fray. Ensign William Adama, barely in his 20’s and a recent Academy graduate, finds himself assigned to the newest battlestar in the Colonial fleet… the Galactica. The talented but hot-headed risk-taker soon finds himself leading a dangerous top secret mission that, if successful, will turn the tide of the decade long war in favor of the desperate fleet.

Read more HERE.

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‘X-MEN: FIRST CLASS’ Update: JAMES MCAVOY Conformed For Young PROFESSOR X Role

May 28, 2010

JAMES MCAVOY


Source: HeatVisionBlog.com

James McAvoy (ATONEMENT, WANTED) has signed on to play a young Charles Xavier, aka Professor X, in “X-Men: First Class,” which Matthew Vaughn is directing for Fox.

Plot synopsis: X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, following the classic Marvel mythology, charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.”

Read more HERE.

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MATTHEW VAUGHN Confirmed To Direct ‘X-MEN: FIRST CLASS’, Release Date Set, Plot Details

May 5, 2010

MATTHEW VAUGHN


Source: ComingSoon.net

It’s been touch and go for the last week, but KICK-ASS director Matthew Vaughn has been confirmed to helm X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, 20th Century Fox’s prequel to the lucrative franchise based on the Marvel Comics super-team. Not only have they signed Vaughn, directing his third movie in a row based on comic material, but Fox is confident enough in his abilities to set a release date for June 3, 2011, a little less than 13 months from today.

Plot synopsis: X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, following the classic Marvel mythology, charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.”

Read more HERE.

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BRYAN SINGER Will Produce ‘X-MEN: FIRST CLASS’ Instead Of Direct – Here’s Why

March 29, 2010

BRYAN SINGER


Source: Deadline.com

Following up on a previous post that said BRIAN SINGER would direct the next X-MEN movie franchise; ‘X-MEN: FIRST CLASS’:

[Brian] Singer and 20th Century Fox have formalized his move from director to producer on X-Men: First Class. That is the bad news for X-Men die-hards who love the first two films Singer directed. Here’s the good part: he is leaving because Fox liked the script that Jamie Moss wrote from Singer’s treatment so much that the studio wants the film right away, envisioning it as the first leg of a trilogy. The hope is to have it ready for 2011 release.

Singer will join Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg as producers. He’s not available because Warner Bros and Legendary are locked into a summer production start on Jack the Giant Killer. They’ll begin casting shortly. It is a big CG project, and they are likely to either shoot 3D or convert it later.

Read more HERE.

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BRYAN SINGER Returns To X-MEN Franchise – Will Direct ‘X-MEN: FIRST CLASS’

December 20, 2009

BRYAN SINGER Returns To 'X-MEN' Franchise


Source: Variety

Twentieth Century Fox has set Bryan Singer to direct “X-Men: First Class,” returning him to the franchise that began with the first two installments of the mutant series.

“This is the formative years of Xavier and Magneto, and the formation of the school and where there relationship took a wrong turn,” Singer said. “There is a romantic element, and some of the mutants from ‘X-Men’ will figure into the plot, though I don’t want to say which ones. There will be a lot of new mutants and a great villain.”

Read more HERE.

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BRYAN SINGER: “Talking To FOX” About Directing New X-MEN Movie

October 12, 2009

BRYAN SINGER

BRYAN SINGER


Source: Associated Press

Bryan Singer said Sunday he’s interested in making another “X-Men” movie and has discussed the possibility with Twentieth Century Fox.

The American director made “X-Men” and “X2: X-Men United,” but passed on the third installment so he could make “Superman Returns.” “Rush Hour” director Brett Ratner ended up shooting that film, “X-Men: The Last Stand.” South African filmmaker Gavin Hood made another spin-off, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” which was released earlier this year.

“I’m still looking to possibly returning to the ‘X-Men’ franchise. I’ve been talking to Fox about it,” Singer said at a talk at South Korea’s Pusan International Film Festival.

Read more HERE.

THRALL WORLD is cautiously optimistic about Singer returning to the X-MEN franchise. The mutant movies since he left have been absolute mutant shit.

But Singer’s movies since X-MEN have not been the gems he was hoping for. With SUPERMAN in development fubar (due to the Siegel heirs regaining copyright copntrol of the character in a few years) and Singer’s involvement with Battlestar Galactica somewhat of a risk considering how popular the SyFy series was and how the BSG movie will be yet another reiagining from scratch – X-Men seems like Singer’s logical best bet to regain solid footing.

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Confirmed: BRYAN SINGER To Direct ‘BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’ Theatrical Movie, GLEN LARSON To Produce – No Relation To Recent SYFY Series

August 14, 2009

BRYAN SINGER

BRYAN SINGER


Source: Variety

Universal Pictures has set Bryan Singer to direct and produce a feature version of “Battlestar Galactica.”

[Bryan Singer was to be invovled with the series reimagining before] Ronald D. Moore came on as executive producer and oversaw the 73-episode series relaunch, which had a critically acclaimed run on Syfy.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether Moore would be invited to write the screenplay, but it is clear that Singer will put his own creative stamp on the project as the studio indicates that the film will be “[another] complete re-imagination.”

Read more HERE.

THRALL WORLD believes that it will be extremely difficult for anyone to do in two hours of film what R.D. Moore’s incredibly rich and textured BSG reimagining succeeded in doing in its 70+ episode television run.

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