Actor Stephen Langconfirms that there is a supernatural element, as well as fakirs and wizards, in the upcoming Conan the Barbarian starring Jason Mamoa. So it’s not just a bunch of muscled guys whacking each other. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Earlier this month, we missed some concept art from the Conan film that’s actually pretty cool. I know this guy scares the devil out of me.
The BBC has formally announced that the television adaptation of Douglas Adams’Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agencyis a go for the fall/winter schedule on BBC 4. It sounds as if it’s the first book in the series. While this is believed to be a one-off, if it goes well it could become a series. No word from BBC America on airing it.
The first review I’ve seen forCenturion is out, and it’s positive. “An ambitious and epic film that mixes elements of “The Lord Of The Rings” with “300″ and “Gladiator.” Director Neil Marshall’s visionary eye perfectly sets the tone for this blood and guts fest that features a powerhouse performance by Michael Fassbender.”
This new trailer for Dragon Age 2 contains about 40 seconds of additional video over the first trailer. It’s all fight footage of Hawke kicking butt, plus a touch more dragon.
Singer Lily Allen’s brother Alfie is set for a role on HBO’s A Game of Thrones. There’s an autoplay video at the link with him saying he’s excited to do an accent, and frankly, it scares me.Can he act?
ABC’s superhero show No Ordinary Family has signed up Twilight’s Jackson Rathbone for a role as the telepathic teenage daughter’s classmate. No doubt this will inflate the ratings for any episode he’s in, with the rabid Twilight fans tuning in. With tactics like this, maybe the series will make it after all.
The new director for Being Human series 3, block two, seems to really get what makes the show about a domestic werewolf, vampire and ghost work. It’s effects, it’s savagery, and it’s humor, and he’s aware of that, which is half the battle.
Sylvester McCoyhas confirmed he’s in negotiations for a role in The Hobbit (assuming they make the film in my lifetime). He’s not saying which role, but word on the street is that it’s Radagast the Brown, which is interesting, since Radagast doesn’t appear in The Hobbit. But when he teamed up offstage with Gandalf and the other wizards against Sauron, it was epic – at least as told in The Silmarillion.
Steven Moffat says that he’s going to shake up the traditionalDoctor Who season, running a Christmas special, a spring season with a finale on Easter, then back with seven episodes for autumn. But he’s fairly clear that this isn’t a SyFy split season – it’s more like two separate seasons. I smell a Children of Earth stunt.
Allison Miller has joined Stephen Spielberg’sTerra Nova opposite Jason O’Mara. If they’re in charge of saving the human race and populating the earth, at least we know their descendants will be good looking.