Saturday, 13 December 2008
'Magneto' director David S. Goyer reveals that 'X-Men' spin-off movie about Eric Lehnsherr is put on hold to see what will happen with 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'.
Though updated reports earlier claimed that "Magneto" is still in the work, director David S. Goyer revealed the contrary. Talking to Superhero Hype! on Thursday, December 11, the filmmaker fessed up that the spin-off of the "X-Men" series has been put on hold as for the moment since the studio want to firstly see how "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" does.
Hinting that the script has been finished, the co-writer of "Batman Begins" said of the matter, "I think they like the script and they're just waiting to see what happens with 'Wolverine'." He further explained, "I don't think they would consider moving forward until the movie comes out."
Directed and penned by David S. Goyer, "Magneto" is said to chronicle the story of a young Magneto who seeks revenge on the Nazis who killed his family while befriending a young Charles Xavier. It is yet to have any actors attached to the project. Apart from "Magneto", another 20th Century Fox's "X-Men Origin" movie, "X-Men Origins: Wolverine", is on its way to the big screen. It will be released in U.S. theaters on May 1, 2009.
I just thought I’d put up a post to discuss the Wolverine trailer for those who might have subjected themselves to The Day the Earth Stood Still this weekend despite my warning.
My buddy over at Movies Online has alerted me to the fact that the trailer will be released online on Monday, December 15th on (ugh) Myspace.
As soon as it’s released we’ll post it up right here for you, so if you can wait a couple of days you won’t have to sit through this weekend’s terrible remake.
I’ve seen the X-Men Origins: Wolverine trailer and I’m very curious to hear what you think about it. I was excited to see it come up, and believe me, I really want to like this movie and for it to be great. The thing is, I found the trailer to be kind of disjointed. It showed a bunch of scenes that give you brief glimpses of many mutants: Gambit, Deadpool, the Blob, Emma Frost and more Sabretooth than the others. There’s also tons of action including one scene that while dramatic, seemed kind of crazy in hindsight - with Wolverine leaping from a vehicle on the ground up towards a helicopter… pretty much “leaping tall buildings.”
The trailer was all over the place and it was hard to figure out what exactly the overall plot of the film will be from it - lots of stuff but it didn’t really form a cohesive whole.
This may seem like overthinking a bloody trailer, but when we bring it to you on Monday you’ll see what I’m talking about.
Anyway, if you HAVE seen it, what did you think?
The official website for the X-Men Origins: Wolverine game is up and running. There is nothing too special on it at the moment, however it has some cool flashy stuff going on. There is a ‘Global slash counter’ which should keep people entertained for the next few months, and if you register on the Activison.com website and sell your soul they will email you an exclusive image from the game.
Visit the site by clicking below!
Friday, 12 December 2008
Written by: Sandy Cohen.
LOS ANGELES – Hugh Jackman will host the 81st annual Oscars, the confirmed Friday.
The 40-year-old Australian actor, recently named People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive," won an Emmy in 2005 for hosting the 59th annual Tony Awards in 2004. He was also nominated as host of the 2005 Tonys.
Jackman, who first claimed fame as Wolverine in the "X-Men" movie franchise, recently starred in Baz Luhrmann's romantic adventure film "Australia" with Nicole Kidman. He was out of the country Friday for a world promotional tour for the film and was not immediately available for comment, his representative Alan Nierob said.
He's never been an Oscar nominee, but was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in 2001's romantic film " ." His other movie credits include 2006's "The Prestige" and 2004's " ."
With new producers, a new set director and even a new music director, the Academy has been hinting at an all new look and feel for this year's Oscars telecast on Feb. 22.
Jackman's selection is a departure from the Academy's standard of big-name comedians. Jon Stewart, host of "The Daily Show," hosted the ceremony in 2008 and 2006; Ellen DeGeneres was the 2007 host. Chris Rock, Steve Martin, Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg have also hosted the show in recent years.
Talking about the trailer of 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine', Hugh Jackman addressed on a scene he is so excited about.
One of the scenes to be seen in the trailer of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" will apparently involve Wolverine coming out from water in slow motion. Sharing what he knows to Total Film, Hugh Jackman hints on the particular scene when talking about his expectation of fans reaction towards the trailer of this highly anticipated action movie.
"There's a shot in the trailer that I had in my head...It comes out on 12 December," the 40-year-old actor says. "There's a shot I had in my head of the character coming out of the water from a tank." He then continues, "While I was shooting I was screaming at the top of my voice, 'Raaaahhhhh!' That's what I had in my head how people would see it. There's a shot in my head and you'll see me coming out in slow motion and you see veins and all that and there's no CGI."
Beside discussing about the trailer, Jackman also makes time to address another character in the film, Gambit. "Gambit is in the film. When we showed footage at Comic-Con the place just went mental. He's played by Taylor Kitsch who does a great, great job. He's a little more showy than Wolverine, but there's a similarity. They're outsiders, they're wise-cracking, they're anti-authority," he explains.
The "Van Helsing" actor in addition states, "In this movie Gambit plays the role a little bit like Wolverine did in the first X-Men. He's not part of any group, he's not on anybody's side. Wolverine gets him because he needs the information off him, but Gambit's not going to give it - not without a fight. And they get a fight, the two of them get a fight." More on what Jackman has said on "Wolverine" can be read at Total Film.
"X-Men Origins: Wolverine" is a prequel to the "X-Men" trilogy. Developed under the direction of "Rendition" helmer Gavin Hood, it sees Liev Schreiber and Ryan Reynolds taking the roles of Sabretooth and Deadpool respectively. It will be opened in U.S. theaters on May 1, 2009, while its trailer has been confirmed earlier to be outed attached to "The Day the Earth Stood Still", which will hit U.S. theaters on December 12.
Written by: Katey Rich
We all know Fox is putting a whole lot of faith in the upcoming Wolverine: Origins, and Hugh Jackman is running around talking about how he'd like to play Wolvy forever and ever. But apparently the studio is being a little more cautious before they greenlight any more stories about the X-Men, waiting first to see how Jackman and his sideburns.
That's why David S. Goyer, who wrote a script about Magneto's early days, won't be working on that one next. Instead, he told Collider, he'll be taking on his sequel to the H.G. Wells classic The Invisible Man. No, it has nothing to do with his widely hated ghost movie The Invisible. It picks up where the first one left off, following the original main character's nephew as he perfects the powers of invisibility and gets unwanted attention from Scotland Yard in the process.
Check out this clip from their interview with Goyer below, including some details about his plans for Magneto's story.
Written by: Michael Thornton
Keanu Reeves has revealed that he would love to have taken on the role of comic book character Wolverine.
The actor, who played Vertigo Comics' hero Constantine in a movie adaptation, admitted that he was jealous when the part of the X-Men character went to Hugh Jackman.
"I had a little actor envy when Hugh Jackman got to play Wolverine and I didn't. The claws are cool and I liked his fortitude and honour," he told Metro.
Reeves also revealed that he has been a fan of superhero stories throughout his life, saying: "As a kid I loved comic books. I started at summer camp reading Richie Rich and Archie.
"Later I got into [writer] Frank Miller and loved The Dark Knight Returns and Alan Moore's Watchmen. Then I became interested in Japanese anime."
Thursday, 11 December 2008
Actor Vinnie Jones has been charged with three counts of assault, following a bloody bar brawl in South Dakota that left him with 48 stitches in his face.
Swordfish star Jones claims he was the victim of the fight last week (beg01Dec08), alleging a man smashed him in the face with a beer mug in an unprovoked attack.
But he was later captured on CCTV punching Juan Barrera - who he claims was an accomplice of his alleged attacker, Jesse Bickett.
The footage prompted authorities charge Jones with three counts of simple assault.
Bickett has been freed without charge, claiming his tussle with Jones was "mutual combat".
Written by: Chris Hicks
Jackman spills exclusive Wolverine secrets to totalfilm.com
Hugh Jackman has exclusively told totalfilm.com how the creative minds behind X-men Origins: Wolverine have taken creative licences with the iconic character of Deadpool. But he insists that fans will understand why they did it.
“The things I’m thinking about now I don’t want to tell you because the fans will go, ‘Awwww, that’s cool!’ Jackman told us.
“Actually, some fans might be pissed off but that’s okay. I think they’ll understand why we did it. We took some creative licenses with him."
Gambit a little bit like Wolverine
Jackman also talked about the role of Gambit, highlighting similarities between the character and his own portrayal of Wolverine in the first X-men movie.
“He’s not part of any group, he’s not on anybody’s side,” he said. “Wolverine gets him because he needs the information off him, but Gambit’s not going to give it – not without a fight.
“And they get a fight, the two of them get a fight. I’m really, really happy with the dynamic between the two.”
For the full interview, take a look at totalfilm.com’s Hugh Jackman Wolverine interview.
This weekend, ScreenCrave sat down with Liev Schreiber to talk about his upcoming role in Defiance, (full interview to come) and was lucky enough to grab some info about his role as Sabertooth in the upcoming Hugh Jackman movie, Wolverine.
Liev knew that even though some fans were reluctant about him playing Sabertooth, he was confident that he could stand toe to toe with Jackman. Below he talks about his research, reading the comics, taking on the role, and even some new footage that he’s seen. Check it out…
Do you find it fun being an action guy?
Yeah! What’s the fun? Haven’t you ever played cops and robbers or cowboys and Indians? I don’t think men really grow pass 22 intellectually. Physically we just get older and we’re less capable of doing the things you want to do, but you never stop wanting to do them.
How much fun was Wolverine for you?
Insanely fun. I felt very self conscious originally because I knew the fans didn’t like the idea of me playing Sabertooth?
I think I’m perceived as a kind of urbane, New Yorker. Maybe I’ve done too many movies with Jewish characters or something. They’re like “It’s like Woody Allen playing Sabertooh.” And I’m like no actually it’s not. I’m 6′3” I’m bigger than Hugh Jackman, I can do this.
Could you take him?
I could take him yeah. No I really can! In fact I do! But the reality is, since I’ve known him and I’ve known him a long time, Hugh has become this colossal man. He’s huge! Just muscles everywhere and I have to play this guy who whoops his ass. So, as soon as I finished Defiance, I began this kind of four month training period of weight lifting, this kind of genocide of chickens phase of my life where I just got bigger and bigger and bigger and it was awful, but amazing and fun. Then when I finally got there and got to choreograph the fights with Hugh and get on the wire and do the work, it’s not just that it was fun, I saw some of the footage, and it’s pretty cool.
You’re listed as two different characters in the film Victor Creed and Sabertooth what is that about?
[Evil Laugh] Victor Creed is Sabertooth. I just wanted everyone to know I got a name.
Did you read the comics?
Oh I read the comics before I got offered the part. I knew the character really well. Initially I had been asked to play Striker, and I asked, “do you think there is any way I could play this Victor Creed guy?”
The research that I did, Victor’s particular mutant issue, has nothing to do with his name “Sabertooth” but that’s where I decided to start. What is Sabertooth. How do they move? What are their behavioral characteristics? And I knew this stuff from the comic. I knew that he was a completely savage street fighter and that, that was his MO. But, what I hadn’t seen in some of the earlier films that I was interested in trying to pursue. Is what drives the guy, and instead of saying this guy is just a violent brute, what is the cocktail that makes the brute tick. Hopefully people will like it.
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
It is currently showing in Opera Plaza in San Francisco and Dobie Theatre in Texas.
- Rock star Dave Matthews, as the quirky, conflicted villain, surprises with his acting chops.
- Ms. Spacek gives a compelling performance, demonstrating motherly wisdom and strength while evoking the vulnerability that comes with the knowledge that you’ve failed the most important people in your life.
Critic's Notebook [Robert Levin]
- Some first-rank talents have made significant contributions to the beauty and reality of this film.
New York Observer [Rex Reed]
The movie stars Sissy Spacek, Troy Garity and Rebecca Romijn.
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If you're amped for next summer's WOLVERINE solo flick (oh, sorry -- X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE), keep your Xbox 360 or PS3 ready and waiting -- you'll get the chance to carve your foes and heal gaping battle wounds yourself.
Activision and developer Raven (the team behind past games X-MEN LEGENDS and MARVEL: ULTIMATE ALLIANCE) are hard at work on the digital Logan likeness and his lethal mutantness. The game is set for release in May 2009 to coincide with the movie's release. Maybe they'll also find a way to work Mystique in the game somewhere, to satiate my blue-chick fetish.
Details, per press release: "We have an amazing team with Raven Studios at the helm, creating what will undoubtedly be the quintessential, true-to-character Wolverine video game experience that fans have been craving," said Rob Kostich, vice president, global brand management, Activision Publishing, Inc. "X-Men Origins: Wolverine amps up the action by bringing to life Wolverine's wholly unique skills such as his brute strength, regenerative mutant abilities, and indestructible adamantium claws and skeleton in an immersive experience that is fitting to one of the most enduring and popular characters of all time."
X-Men Origins: Wolverine is an epic action-adventure featuring a true-to-character Wolverine gameplay experience that takes gamers through and beyond the movie's storyline. Set in a variety of vivid real-world locales, the title challenges players to hone their animal instinct as they uncover hidden dangers, hunt and destroy enemies, and take on seemingly insurmountable situations while discovering the truth about Wolverine's tragic past. With razor-sharp adamantium claws unsheathed, the future X-Man enacts lightning-quick combat, evasive maneuvers, in-depth combo attacks, and an array of brutal finishing moves. Wolverine doesn't just deliver massive damage, either -- he also takes it, thanks to his mutant regenerative power that heals him in real time right before the player's eyes.
Written by: Robert Greenberger
First Season Arrives in January
Marvel Animation and Singapore-based Toonz Entertainment Pte Ltd have given an early green light to a second season of Wolverine and the X-Men. The series debuts on Nickelodeon in January and other markets around the world in the next few months.
P. Jayakumar, Toonz Group’s CEO commented in a release, “We are thrilled to extend our relationship with Marvel and continue showcasing one of the most sought-after, iconic characters of all time. This second season will bring fans even more fresh and exciting stories and take us even deeper into the X-Men universe.”
Eric Rollman, Marvel’s President of Animation added, “The response to this series has been outstanding and the decision to move forward immediately with a second season was simple. We are bringing together the same team who produced the first season and looking forward to continuing the success with all new episodes.”
Canadian network YTV confirmed that Wolverine And The X-Men will be pre-empted for the entire month of December due to special holiday programming. Wolverine and The X-Men will return to the network in January 2009 with new episodes.
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
Scifi.com about his role as Sabretooth in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
“I found it to be really intense,” Schreiber said in a group interview on Dec. 7 in Beverly Hills, Calif., where he was promoting Defiance. “The character I play is incredibly brutal and feral and has a bloodlust unlike any other character I’ve ever played. This guy is a real killer.”
“Just to do [a] fight scene with Hugh was really terrific because as a dancer, he has that kind of discipline and choreography,” Schreiber said. “I always studied to be a fight choreographer and wanted to be a dancer, too, but didn’t quite have the feet for it. We have some remarkable fight scenes together, and I’m looking forward to people seeing those.”
As a fan of the comic books, Schreiber vouched for the upcoming film’s interpretation. “I was a fan of the comic books,” he said. “I just loved the character of Wolverine. I always have. That sort of deeply ironic and very urban sensibility on a superhero was something that I thought was really groundbreaking, the style of writing, particularly the very sort of editorial style. I just always loved it, and I think that we were able to capture some of that darkness in this movie, so I’m very proud.”
We should be seeing some new footage of Liev Schreiber as Sabretooth when the X-Men Origins: Wolverine trailer arrives on Friday.
Hollywood tough guy Vinnie Jones is adamant he only fought in a recent bar brawl to defend himself after an attacker tried to blind him with glass.
The soccer star-turned-actor was arrested and booked for misdemeanour simple assault last week after finding himself at the centre of a fight at Wiley's Tavern in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
The star was so badly hurt in the showdown he had to be admitted to hospital, where he needed 48 stitches across his nose and face.
And Jones insists he was stunned by the unprovoked attack - because it happened while he was taking pictures with fans.
He says, "I was in South Dakota with a crowd of mates for a pheasant shoot. We stopped off for a few beers and didn.t think anything of it. I arrived at the boozer (bar) and was signing autographs and doing pictures.
"We were having a laugh with a group of lads at the pool table, whose girlfriends I was doing pictures for. They started having a joke about my films. The next thing I knew I was on the ground with a glass in my face.
"It was over in seconds. The blood was pouring out. The attack came from nowhere. I was stunned by it. All the way through it, someone was shouting, .Knife!'"
In the bar's CCTV footage, a bloodied Jones can be seen heading to the restroom when he confronts fellow patron Juan Barrera, 24, in a corridor and begins punching him. Barrera then attempts to pick Jones up and throw him.
But the British star has accused Barrera and his friends of instigating the incident, and defended his own actions by declaring: "The fact is: Someone tried to blind me. Would you not be p**sed off if someone tried to blind you for life?"
Monday, 8 December 2008
The Wolverine section also includes buttons for the trailer, website and a widget. However it's only the website button that's functional and it brings you to the X3 website.
However this does raise hopes that an official site won't be to far behind, as well as the official trailer for the film
Sunday, 7 December 2008
The week-long Utah movie bash next month - where his film Dare will premiere - clashes with Obama's swearing in, which will take place in Washington, D.C. on 20 January.
And Cumming had no hesitation choosing where he will be, despite the fact he's not an American citizen and couldn't vote in the presidential election.
He tells the New York Post, "(Obama is) someone who I believe will make America a place where gay people will be respected and given true equality."
As shooting has now wrapped, the first pics from Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut, the roller derby comedy Whip It.
Starring the likes of Ellen Page, Death Proof’s Zoe Bell Juliet Lewis, Marcia Gay Harden and Alia Shawkat (from Arrested Development), Whip It finds Page as indie-music fan Bliss Cavender, who discovers her true calling as a member of a women’s derby team.
The pics aren’t heavy on plot, but they do offer a glimpse at some of the wacky costumes the cast squeeze into during the pic.
Whip It should be out next year.
It didn't dawn on me while watching his recent Dr. Pepper commercial, but after this bit of new I have to wonder: Did Kelsey Grammer not take care of his money? I mean, playing Frasier Crane on Cheers made him a wealthy man, but playing that character for another dozen years or whatever it was on Frasier made him obscenely rich. So why in the name of David Hyde-Pierce is he joining the cast of the Fame remake?
Grammer will join Megan Mullally, Charles S. Dutton, Bebe Neuwirth, and Debbie Allen in the cast, and of course, Neuwirth spent 20 years popping up as Frasier's bitter half, Lilith. They'll all play teachers and school administrators in the remake, which has already begun filming and will be released on September 25th, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Said MGM's Mary Parent in carefully chosen words that were likely first strung together by someone in the studio's marketing department, "This picture is a celebration, a testament to people pursuing their dreams, so we set out to find talented actors who could both convincingly instruct onscreen and also inspire audiences."
Now, as such things go, all five of those actors have plenty of training for the stage, with some Julliard, Yale, and American School of Ballet thrown in among a couple of Tony Awards, so it's actually good casting when you think about it.
Remakes are a pretty hot topic, and it seems like whenever we talk about one, the common response is that there's no originality in Hollywood. That's patently untrue. But originality doesn't always sell, and if you want original so badly, stop giving half a billion dollars to Batman movies. I don't care one way or the other about a Fame remake. The original film was neither too good nor too bad for a remake. It's completely harmless. Even if they made an "original" movie about the same thing, it would basically be Fame anyway, so what's the difference?
Still, you'd think Grammer would be content just sitting on the beach in Maui.
TV bosses have sparked reports that the update of hit 1980s show Knight Rider is on the verge of cancellation - after ending the series mid-season.
The show, which originally starred David Hasselhoff, did not feature the actor in its new version - despite his claims he came up with the idea of the show's TV comeback.
In a mid-season announcement, the cast and crew of the NBC show were informed the season finale will air on 25 February 2009.
The series was picked up for a full season in October.
Hasselhoff is replaced by actor Justin Bruening in the remake.
The Fanboys cast features Sam Huntington, Chris Marquette, Dan Fogler, Jay Baruchel and Kristen Bell as the leads playing the group of friends. There are also plenty of stars making cameos throughout the film. Some of the notable guest appearances include William Shatner, Kevin Smith, Seth Rogan, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams and my personal favorite; Ray Park.Check out the trailer
* John Adams
* The Last Enemy
Motion Picture Made for Television
* The Memory Keeper's Daughter
* Bernard and Doris
* God on Trial
* Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story
* 24: Redemption
Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TV
* Judi Dench - Cranford
* Laura Linney - John Adams
* Susan Sarandon - Bernard and Doris
* Phylicia Rashad - A Raisin in the Sun
* Julie Walters - Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story
* Jacqueline Bisset - An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving
Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TV
* Paul Giamatti - John Adams
* Kevin Spacey - Recount
* Tom Wilkinson - Recount
* Ralph Fiennes - Bernard and Doris
* Benedict Cumberbatch - The Last Enemy
* Stellan Skarsgard - God on Trial
Actress in a Supporting Role
* Laura Dern - Recount
* Sarah Polley - John Adams
* Kristin Chenoweth - Pushing Daisies
* Dianne Wiest - In Treatment
* Chandra Wilson - Grey's Anatomy
* Fionnula Flanagan - Brotherhood
Actor in a Supporting Role
* Jimmy Smits - Dexter
* Zeljko Ivanek - Damages
* John Slattery - Mad Men
* John Noble - Fringe
* Nelsan Ellis - True Blood
* Harvey Keitel - Life on Mars
Television Series, Drama
* In Treatment
* Mad Men
* Life on Mars
Actress in a Series, Drama
* Anna Paquin - True Blood
* Holly Hunter - Saving Grace
* Glenn Close - Damages
* Kathryn Erbe - Law & Order: Criminal Intent
* Sally Field - Brothers & Sisters
* Kyra Sedgwick - The Closer
Actor in a Series, Drama
* Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad
* Gabriel Byrne - In Treatment
* Michael C. Hall - Dexter
* Jon Hamm - Mad Men
* David Tennant - Doctor Who
* Jason Isaacs - Brotherhood
Television Series, Comedy or Musical
* It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
* 30 Rock
* Pushing Daisies
* State of the Union
Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical
* Tracey Ullman - State of the Union
* America Ferrera - Ugly Betty
* Tina Fey - 30 Rock
* Julia Louis-Dreyfus - The New Adventures Of Old Christine
* Christina Applegate - Samantha Who?
* Mary-Louise Parker - Weeds
Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical
* Lee Pace - Pushing Daisies
* Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock
* David Duchovny - Californication
* Danny DeVito - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
* Justin Kirk - Weeds
* Jonny Lee Miller - Eli Stone
Right when Rob Zombie was trying to get out, they pull him back in. Possibly.
Last September, Zombie told Entertainment Weekly that he was not going to be involved with any Halloween sequels. Instead, Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury were supposed to direct the sequel, but, like the Hellraiser remake the French duo dropped out of, they dropped out of Halloween in November as well, opening the director's chair for anyone who wanted it.
Now, according to ShockTilYouDrop, it appears as though Zombie will return to direct Tyler Mane as Michael Myers in the sequel. The move would end a director search and put the film back on track to start shooting in March. Zombie was working on his Tyrannosaurus Rex movie, which would be made after the Halloween sequel, though Zombie has yet to confirm or deny the rumor.
A bigger question is, should they make a sequel at all? Tell us what you think!
HBO has unveiled its DVD plans for the surprisingly good series True Blood. The entire first season, which recently wrapped until season two kicks off next summer, will street on May 12th. Expect a widescreen (16:9) transfer with Dolby Surround Stereo sound. All twelve episodes will be collected on five discs. Currently, HBO's shop has it listed with a price tag of $59.99.
Starring Anna Paquin, the series follows Sookie Stackhouse, a barmaid living in Louisiana who can read people's minds, and how her life is turned upside down when the vampire Bill (Stephen Moyer) walks into her place of employment two years after vampires "came out of the coffin" on national television.
by Glenn Hauman
Britian's ITV has a showreel for their upcoming season, with new content of interest for fans:
- The first video clips I've seen for the remake of The Prisoner, starring James Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ) as Number Six and Ian McKellen (X-Men, Lord Of The Rings) as Number Two. You can read more at AMC's Prisoner production blog, with many entries by Sir Ian himself.
- Law & Order: London, starring Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica) in the traditional younger detective role and Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who, Torchwood, Survivors) in the traditional female DA role. Character names? It's Law & Order, you know the roles. Although seeing DAs in wigs is a bit weird. At least they kept the "da-dum" sound.
- Clips for season 3 of Primeval.
- A new series called Whitechapel that, as far as I can tell, has nothing to do with Warren Ellis. Unless he's trying to recreate the Jack the Ripper killings for fun and profit. Which, come to think of it, Warren might do.
And for the obligatory comics connection, they keep using the soundtrack for The Dark Knight over clips. You'd think that soundtrack won an Oscar or someth-- oops, sorry. Sore subject?