Thursday Link-A-Mania

The Walking Dead, Thomas The Tank Engine, The Human Centipede 2, Game Of Thrones, Torchwood

Weta To Create CG Thomas The Tank Engine For Movie
Shane Acker, who directed the CG animated movie 9 (you remember stitchpunk, don’t you?) is to direct a live action movie based on the Railway books by Rev W Awdry, starring, of course, Thomas The Tank Engine. According to Deadline, Weta Workshop, the FX company behind The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, will be creating the CG steam engines. But will Ringo Starr be providing the voice? Please don’t let Thomas become American!

First Photo From The Walking Dead Series Two
The one on the left is yours…

Game Of Thrones US Audience Figures Continue To Grow
Last Sunday’s episode Of Game Of Thrones on HBO in the States saw the show’s biggest US audience figures yet, with 2.7 million viewers tuning into to watch. Seems like the network’s decision to greenlight a second season after just one episode had aired was a sensible one. Meanwhile, in the UK Game Of Thrones continues to pull in over 1.1 million viewers for Sky Atlantic, a frankly phenomenal figure for an imported show not on Freeview (Atlantic’s number two show has less than half that number of viewers).

New Torchwood Trailer Spotlights Rex
TVGuide has an exclusive new trailer for Torchwood Miracle Day, which, being exclusive, they’ve quite reasonably not made embeddable, so click on the link to have a gander at it. It’s a bit different to the previous ones we’ve seen and spotlights new guy Rex Matheson (as played by Mekhi Phifer). Enjoy.

John Barrowman Hints That Captain Jack May Be Back In Who
In an interview with Zap2It, John Barrowman says that he would love to make a return to Doctor Who acting alongside Matt Smith. “I’ve always said that if I’m asked to go back to Doctor Who I’ll go at the drop of a hat. That’s where Captain Jack got his beginnings. And it’s already been discussed. It’s in the cards, but who knows whether it will happen?”

Deadpool Still In Development, Confirms Reynolds
Speaking to I Am A Rogue.com, Ryan Reynolds re-affirms his commitment to the Deadpool film, and confirms that it is still in development: “Growing up, I read a bit of X-Men stuff and I loved Deadpool. You know, my brother introduced me to Deadpool and that was a character I loved, but beyond that I didn’t know that much about comics. Those are the ones I kind of stuck to. Deadpool is a character that I love and I got a great opportunity to play him in more of ancillary sense in a film, which was great because it allowed me to jump in and play him, but then not be committed to too much beyond that. But I do have that film that’s in development still, so we’ll see what happens with that.”

Human Centipede 2 In Oz
The producers for Human Centipede 2 have just issued the following press release: “In the light of the decision of the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) not to grant The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) a classification certificate, Bounty Films (Australia), in conjunction with its UK distribution partner Eureka Entertainment Ltd. intends to appeal the decision. Bounty MD Tony Romeo said: ‘In Australia the film has been granted a certificate with no cuts. We are extremely surprised therefore by the BBFC’s decision.’ At this time we do not wish to comment further.”