The Picard show adds another mysterious main cast member. Get a look at how Alien is celebrating its 40th anniversary. John Carpenter’s Syfy anthology is no more. Plus, the Pirates of the Caribbean reboot may have a new writer, and get ready for Gemini Man to maybe mess with your eyes. Spoilers, go!
Pirates of the Caribbean
Discussing Film reports Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides writer Terry Rossio is now in talks to replace Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick as the script writer on Disney’s planned reboot.
According to The Playlist, Ang Lee’s Gemini Man will utilize the same High Frame Rate technology the director previously used on Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.
Speaking with The Dark Side Magazine, George Pavlou, director of the 1987 Rawhead Rex movie, revealed he plans to reboot the film after recently re-acquiring the rights to Clive Barker’s story.
We might reboot Rawhead Rex. After 30 years and with the film finally out on Blu-ray and the fans so enthusiastic for it, well, it’s just pleased me enormously. For years I’ve been watching this horrible degraded, nasty 4×3 format version on YouTube and it was just depressing me so I spent ten years trying to acquire the rights in order to get the full wide screen negative sourced copy out there.
Ella Balinska has our first official look at the new Angels.
Bloody-Disgusting also has two new clips from Rupert Wyatt’s Captive State.
20th Century Fox has released a trailer for six new short films set in the universe of Ridley Scott’s Alien franchise, in honor of the original film’s 40th anniversary. The shorts are titled, “Alone,” “Containment,” “Harvest,” “Night Shift,” “Ore,” and “Specimen.”
Deadline has word that Caprica and How to Get Away With Murder’s Esai Morales will play Slade “Deathstroke” Wilson on the second season of DC Universe’s Titans.
Star Trek: Picard
The Last Kids on Earth
Meanwhile, Mark Hamill, Rosario Dawson, Catherine O’Hara, Keith David, Bruce Campbell, Garland Whitt, Montse Hernandez, Charles Demers, and Nick Wolfhard have joined the voice cast of Netflix’s upcoming animated series, The Last Kids on Earth, based on Max Brallier’s popular series of illustrated novels. The series concerns a group of suburban middle schoolers battling zombies after the apocalypse. [Deadline]
John Carpenter’s Tales for a Halloween Night
In a recent interview with Comic Book, Stormy Kings Productions president Sandy King confirmed the planned John Carpenter anthology series has been canceled at Syfy.
We had one [project] where Syfy wanted Tales for a Halloween Night but it quickly became evident that they just wanted the title. And I really saw a disaster on the horizon. So I went, ‘No, no, no. This is not a good idea.’ It was a greenlit series but if it’s not gonna be something cool for the fans and for the eventual audience, then I don’t think it’s a good idea to do it.
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
What We Do in the Shadows
A truce is formed between vampires and werewolves in the synopsis for episode three, “Werewolf Feud.”
The fragile truce between the vampires and Staten Island’s werewolves is tested, and Colin Robinson finds romance with a new co-worker. Written by Josh Lieb; Directed by Jemaine Clement.
Nora finally comes clean about her alliance with Thawne in the promo for next week’s episode, “Time Bomb.”
Finally, Fox has released a violent “red band” trailer for Bane’s debut episode of Gotham premiering next week.
Banner art by Jim Cooke.