THR is reporting that Matt Smith will be playing Mr. Collins in the forthcoming adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
For those unfamiliar with Grahame-Smith’s novel (or the Jane Austen classic its based on), Mr. Collins is one of Elizabeth Bennett’s many suitors. He joins a cast that already includes Lily James (Elizabeth Bennett) and Sam Riley (Mr. Darcy).
Smith is going to be showing up all over genre productions it seems, as he recently wrapped filming on Terminator: Genesys (which should be retitled Terminator: Bane of Spellcheckers).
GaymerX is putting together their third convention (rebranded as “GX3: Everyone Games”), and to do so they’ve been running a Kickstarter campaign to raise $80,000. With less than two days to go they’ve now exceeded their goal with more than 800 backers.
GaymerX held their first event in 2013 in San Fransisco, and their second year (held this last July) had an attendance of over 2000. Their third event is planned for either November or December of 2015, and will continue to strive for crating a more diverse space in gaming.
Which is, y’know, a good thing.
Talking Movieweb, Patrick Warburton hinted that the new incarnation of The Tick TV show that’s being developed for Amazon may end up being a lot darker than his previous outing as the character thirteen years ago. This would make the show more in line with the original comics appearances of the character, where the Tick was more of a dangerous lunatic than a loveable (yet nigh-invulnerable) oaf.
But beyond general hints, Warburton is fairly tight lipped about the reboot:
I’m really not at liberty to discuss anything in regards to The Tick right now. I will say, isn’t it ironic that Captain Liberty’s friend isn’t at liberty? Are there discussions? I would say things look very interesting and positive. I love The Tick. I’d love to do it again. I never would have thought I’d have the opportunity to do this again. I think it would be a blast to do it again. We’ll see what happens.
We’ll see what happens indeed.
USA Today has posted the first official image of Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward as the characters Christian and Deena in the Playstation Network adaptation of the comic Powers. And here it is:
, for those unfamiliar, tells the story of a couple of cops who have to deal with crimes in a world with superpowers. The PSN show is in the fourth week of filming the ordered 10 episode season.
No release date has been set yet for the series.
Via USA Today
With FX developing Redshirts as a limited series and Syfy bringing Old Man’s War to our screens, it’s a good time to be a fan of author John Scalzi. Well, it just got better, as Variety is reporting that Legendary TV has purchased the rights develop Scalzi’s novel Lock In for television.
For those unfamiliar with Lock In, Variety summarizes it as follows:
The book revolves around a highly contagious virus that causes one percent – or five million – of the U.S. population to become paralyzed but fully aware, while the rest of the infected get nothing more than the flu, fever or headaches. A quarter of a century later, the immobile are able to borrow the bodies of “integrators.” After one of the paralyzed is murdered, the book focuses on two FBI agents who are called in to investigate a case that spirals into something far larger.
Personally I’m excited, as (if this gets picked up after being made into a pilot) it would be a rather unique television series.
Or I guess I could just go read the book.
We’ve reported on some crazy Star Wars rumors in the past, but happily we’ve finally found a believable one. Part of the current plan for the franchise is to release “Spin off” films between “Proper Episodes.” Well, the current rumor du jour is that one of these spin off films will be one featuring a young Obi-Wan Kenobi.
The character is massively popular, and Ewan McGregor seems game, so I’m going to mark this one in the “credible” column. Nothing’s been announced officially though, so take this with the prerequisite grain of salt.
It seems like it would be awesome though.
The original studio model of the USS Enterprise has been at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum for quite a while. For a long time it was suspended from the ceiling (which is where I saw it when I was a little kid), but for the last decade it’s been sitting in the museum gift shop in a display case (see above).
The model has gone through several dubious “restorations” (some better than others) over the years, but even when done with the best of intentions, the model still doesn’t quite resemble what fans of Star Trek saw on television in the 60s.
Well, that’s about to change — the model has now been removed from its spot in the gift shop, and will spend the next 18 months being restored. Once the new restoration is completed, it will find its way not to the basement level of the gift shop, but instead the main floor of the museum.
And I’m looking forward to it.
Via Air & Space
In a move that kind of hit us out of left field, Variety is reporting that under development for TNT is a Teen Titans TV show tentatively titled “Titans.”
Try saying that ten times fast.
The live action adaptation would feature Dick Grayson as Nightwing forming a team of young superheroes… because as we all know, the one thing we needed was a third competing unrelated ongoing onscreen adaptation of part of the Batman mythos. Other characters expected to appear are Raven and Starfire, and you never know – the show could end up pretty good.
On the other hand, this is the same network that made the Witchblade TV series.
Look at that — another Thursday where I didn’t forget to post something in this category. It’s amazing. Anywho, last week we saw Nick Izumi’s favorite male Anime characters. This week we move on to… Nick’s favorite female Anime characters. I know, it’s a shocker, right?
Of course, as I said last time, this list is from early 2011 — so who knows if it’s still correct.
Well, I mean, Nick knows. But I don’t feel like asking him right now.
There have been a lot of attempts to make Firefly fan films over the years, but only a few of them actually, y’know, got finished. The Verse is one of those rare beasts, and it’s actually really, really enjoyable.
Sure Vic Mignogna makes an appearance, but don’t let that deter you. This film is definitely worth your time.
Via The Nerdist