The Highlander Reboot and the next Resident Evil movie move ahead. Plus tons of Doctor Who hints!

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Morning SpoilersIf there’s news about upcoming movies and television you’re not supposed to know, you’ll find it in here.

Head to Cybertron, with an excerpt from the novelization of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Plus new clips from Super 8 and Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, and two new Tintin posters! And the synopsis for Nacho Vigalondo's new alien-invasion movie.


Spoilers from this point forward!

Top image from X-Men: First Class.

Super 8

Here's another new clip, as well as a synopsis.

In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth – something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.



The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

Here's a pair of new posters. [/Film]

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Here's an excerpt from the novelization by Peter David:

Cybertron- The War Years

We were once a peaceful race of intelligent mechanical beings. But then came the war between the Autobots, who fought for freedom . . . and the Decepticons, who dreamed of tyranny . . .

I am Optimus Prime, and I remember my world from ages long gone and mourn for what my planet had been. I wonder whether it could ever be restored to the glory that had once permeated every inch of its glorious surface, and I am saddened to realize that the answer is very likely a resounding "no."

Once . . .

Once the sky above had been a shimmering, cloudless blue.

Once the surface had been a vast stretch of gleaming silver composed of an array of flat metal continents that were interlocked with each other in perfect geometric shapes. Between the continents were vast valleys that served both as the homes of the population of Cybertron and as a place to take refuge should anyone be foolish enough to try to attack our small but hardy world.

We have lost the gleaming. That is our greatest loss: the loss of the gleaming.

There's much, much more of this at the link. [TFW2005]

Highlander Reboot

This reboot appears to be officially going ahead, with Fast Five's Justin Lin directing from a script by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. Here's a description from the official announcement, which suggests this movie is a fairly close remake of the original or they're just using the plot summary from the original movie:

In Highlander, after centuries of dueling to survive against others like him, Connor MacLeod, an immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his kind, a murderously brutal barbarian, who lusts for the Prize.



Illustration for article titled The Highlander Reboot and the next Resident Evil movie move ahead. Plus tons of Doctor Who hints!

Here's a poster and short description of the premise for Timecrimes director Nacho Vigalondo's latest. [Wired]

"What would happen if [an alien] invasion started while you are in the flat of the girl of your dreams, the one you have just met?"


Resident Evil: Retribution

Milla Jovovich recently tweeted that Resident Evil: Retribution will likely be the title of the fourth movie, she will return as Alice and Paul W.S. Anderson will be back as director, and the current plan is to shoot the movie in Tokyo. She also offered this insight into the rather, er, unique development process:

"Just to let the RE fans know, 'cause there's been a bunch of questions about the next film, Paul has kids that are professional players. All they do is play the games until they master every level and unlock every code. They play the games for weeks and give Paul the footage. So, he's literally watching days of the most awesome RE players out there to get inspiration for the next installment of the franchise."



Green Lantern: Emerald Knights

Here's a clip from the latest direct-to-DVD movie, featuring Nathan Fillion as the voice of Hal Jordan.

Doctor Who

Here are a bunch of teasers for the next episode, "The Rebel Flesh."

Accents are not The Doctor's forte.
The TARDIS does something we haven't seen before.
We find out new information about The Doctor's body.
Buzzer shares a characteristic with Uncle from 'The Doctor's Wife'.
There's a 'Supermassive Black Hole' in the TARDIS.
Rory and Amy disagree over flights.
One of the Doctor's "toys" returns.
A motif from 'The Curse Of The Black Spot' makes an appearance.
Looking for influences? Frankenstein, Blade Runner and The Incredibles.
The Doctor makes up a crazy new word.



And here are some more:

The Gangers are used to mine the deadly acid in the 22nd century, and if they die, they get another Ganger. Ganger's don't feel intense pain.
"Had an accident in the workplace? I have as it goes. I melted."
We hear both Muse and Dusty Springfield
Rory mentions his mum.
He also makes a funny gag about his repeated deaths.
"For want of a better word – ow!"
Jennifer puts her neck on the line for Rory.


[Doctor Who Spoilers]

Here are some more promo pics. [Blogtor Who]

Torchwood: Miracle Day

The episode titles will be, in order, "The New World", "Rendition", "Dead of Night", "Escape to L.A.", "The Categories of Life", "The Middle Men", "Immortal Sins", "End of the Road", "The Gathering", and "The Blood Line." [ATV Today]


Game of Thrones

Here's a promo for episode six.

Casting is reportedly underway for the recurring characters Melisandre and Brienne Tarth. [SpoilerTV]


The Event

Here's a promo for the series finale, "Arrival."

Terra Nova

Here's a trailer.

Warehouse 13

Aaron Ashmore discusses his character, who becomes Pete's new partner in the wake of Myka's departure. He's recruited from ATF and he is a human lie detector, but he says not all the characters appreciate his ability. [E! Online]


Locke and Key

Though Fox passed on the pilot, there's still some chance it could move to another channel, with the most likely possibilities being The CW or Syfy. That said, this is highly unlikely, so best not to get your hopes up. [EW]


Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders.


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I'm... interested, in the Highlander reboot, but at the same time I don't think anyone will ever beat Clancy Brown as the Kurgan.

Edit: Or Christopher Lambert as Connor. There. I said it. I like Chris Lambert. Most of his movies, actually. Nirvana was great and so underrated.