Posts Tagged ‘prequel’

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‘THE WOLVERINE’ – Starring HUGH JACKMAN, Directed By DARREN ARONOFSKY

November 16, 2010

'THE WOLVERINE': Starring HUGH JACKMAN and directed by DARREN ARONOFSKY


Source: HitFix.com

The film that [DARREN ARONOFSKY is] directing is officially called “The Wolverine,” and there won’t be a number attached to it.

…He referred to the movie as a “one-off,” and he emphasized that the film isn’t a sequel in any conventional sense.

Read more HERE.

‘X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE’ was utter shit but you really gotta hand it to HUGH JACKMAN. That he seems to love the character is of little doubt – and that’s a refreshing change of pace taking into consideration a Marvel property like HULK.

Bringing Aronofky on board shows that Jackman wants to make the Wolverine movie we all want to see. Now let’s see if they can deliver.

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UNDERWORLD 4 Gets A Director

November 16, 2010

KATE BECKINSALE confirmed to return for UNDERWORLD 4


Source: HollywoodReporter.com

Swedish directing team Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein have been hired to direct Underworld 4 for Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment.

Kate Beckinsale is set to return as vampire warrior Selene.

Production is set to start in March 2011 in Vancouver. John Hlavin wrote the script, which underwent revisions by comics writer and The Changeling scribe J. Michael Straczynski.

Read more HERE.

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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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It’s Official: DARREN ARONOFSKY Directing WOLVERINE 2

October 20, 2010

DARREN ARONOFSKY (left) and HUGH JACKMAN


Source: NYMag.com

With Darren Aronofsky directing, [HUGH JACKMAN] says that Wolverine 2 will not be a “usual” X-Men movie:

“This is, hopefully for me, going to be out of the box. It’s going to be the best one, I hope.”

Also:

“Chris McQuarrie, who wrote THE USUAL SUSPECTS, has written the script, so that’ll give you a good clue [as to overall tone of the movie between screenwriter and director].”

Read more HERE.

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RIDLEY SCOTT Producing 4-Hour Mini Series Based On PHILLIP K. DICK’s ‘THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE’

October 9, 2010

RIDLEY SCOTT


Source: Deadline.com

[SIR RIDLEY SCOTT will produce] a new 4-hour miniseries based on Dick’s The Man In The High Castle for the BBC.

Dick’s novel is a science fiction alternate history, depicting a world in which the Axis powers — Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany — triumphed over the Allies in the Second World War.

Read more HERE.

Ridley is currently working on a pair of ALIEN prequels while THRALL WORLD is currently tracking down a copy of this book for immediate consumption…

'THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE' Book Cover


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CONFIRMED: KATE BECKINSALE Officially On Board For UNDERWORLD 4

September 25, 2010

KATE BECKINSALE confirmed to return for UNDERWORLD 4


Source: ComingSoon.net

Kate clearly banking on long term franchise potential a la MILLA JOVOVICH/RESIDENT EVIL. BABYLON 5 ultra-genius creator involved with story can’t hurt. Underworld 4 is a movie THRALL WORLD is very much looking forward to after the strong rebound tale that was RISE OF THE LYCANS.

Kate Beckinsale has officially signed on to return as the Death Dealer Selene in Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment’s Underworld 4.

The film, written by John Hlavin with revisions by J. Michael Straczynski, is currently looking for a director.

Read more HERE.

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RIDLEY SCOTT – New ALIEN Prequel Will Be “Really Nasty”

September 5, 2010

'ALIEN' Movie Poster circa 1979


Source: Independent.co.uk

Set 30 years before the 1979 original, so with no room for Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley, the prequels will explore the origins of the deadly aliens.

“The film will be really tough, really nasty,” [RIDLEY SCOTT] notes. “It’s the dark side of the moon. We are talking about gods and engineers. Engineers of space. And were the aliens designed as a form of biological warfare? Or biology that would go in and clean up a planet?”

Read more HERE.

Word on the street is that this is a 2-part pair of prequels, both of which Ridley Scott will be involved with.

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UNDERWORLD 4 (In 3D) Gets A Release Date – Will KATE BECKINSALE Return??

August 17, 2010


Source: ComingSoon.net

Sony’s Screen Gems has moved back the release date for Underworld 4 from September 23, 2011 to January 20, 2012.

The 3D sequel is expected to feature Kate Beckinsale back in Selene’s skin. Screenwriter John Hlavin previously described the movie as follows: “It will satisfy old fans and excite new audiences, meaning that we don’t want to redo the first three movies, so steps are being taken to honor what fans have loved but at the same time introduce fresh elements.”


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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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