Being Human, Doctor Who, Wake The Dead, Superman, True Blood, Battle: Los Angeles, Fringe, Firelight
Being Human Returns With Biggest Audience Figures Ever
Being Human series three kicked off in fine style, bringing in 1.54 million on BBC3 and BBC HD combined. That’s slightly more than the series two opener which pulled in 1.41 million viewers last January. Seems like all those trailers and The Radio Times cover paid off.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mandalay Pictures has hired Ramona and Beezus scribe Nick Pustay to adapt Sophie Jordan’s young adult novel Firelight, which is apparently “Twilight With Dragon”. It centres on a firebreathing girl called Jacinda who one of the draki, who would shift between dragon and human form. She leaves her people to enter the human world where she falls in love with a guy who just happens to be part of a family who hunt draki. It’ll all end in tears…
Fringe Minor Spoilers Alert
Basking in the success of its move to Friday nights (it won the night in the demos, whatever that means, though it sounds positive), Fringe continues to pull more rabbits from the alternative world hat. TVLine is reporting that Andre Royo will be returning as Original Olivia’s alternative world cabbie sidekick Henry Arliss Higgins for one episode later this season. Meanwhile a Tweet by Leonard Nimoy seems to reveal even more exciting developments.
Oscar Winner Wants Doctor Who Role
The King’s Speech star Colin Firth revealed in a Twitter interview this weekend that he would love to appear in the Whoniverse. “I’d never rule out a part in Doctor Who or Torchwood – especially Doctor Who. I’d also love to play a villain like Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes.” Hmmm, Steven Moffat is clearly the man you should be speaking to, Colin.
New Battle: Los Angeles Poster
It’s still not doing it for us. Isn’t that just the same sky effect from the previous poster Photoshopped onto on new foreground?
Is This The New Superman?
Rumours have been circulating for some time now that True Blood werewolf actor Joe Manganiello could be the new Superman in the upcoming Zack Snyder film. In this interview he once again addresses the rumours, but is categorically not denying or confirming anything…
Guns ’N’ Roses guitarist Slash has set up his own film production company, called Slasher Films, and has announced that its first film is to be a big screen adaptation of comic writer Steve (30 Days Of Night) Niles’ Wake The Dead. It’s not a story about trying to get teenagers out of bed, but rather a modern take on Frankenstein in which a college student called Victor tries to reverse death. “We want to recapture the quality of horror like they made them in the ’70s,” Niles tells Hero Complex. “Horror where you care about the characters and story. With Wake the Dead, Jay Russell (the director) Slash and I hope to make a horror movie that sticks with you long after you’ve seen it. When Jay and I met with Slash we immediately connected on our love of horror and the way we wanted to see horror films made.”