Riddick: Dead Man Stalking
Seems Vin Diesel and director David Twohy won’t be trying to pretend Chronicles Of Riddick never existed, if Bloody Disgusting is to be believed. The site reports that Karl Urban, fast becoming one of the busiest men in sci-fi movies, is set to reprise his Riddick 2 role of Vaako in the new Riddick movie Dead Man Stalking. Urban played the commander of the Necromongers who attempted to kill Vin Diesel’s character in The Chronicles of Riddick and is set to return for the third movie in the series. The original screenplay reportedly featured Vaako quite heavily but a recent rewrite is said to include his character in a cameo role.
Jessica Chastain Cast in Joseph (Tron) Kosinski’s Next
We still don’t know if it’ll be called Oblivion or Horizons or something else entirely, but we do now know who’ll be starring in Joseph (Tron) Kosinski’s next sci-fi movie opposite Tom Cruise. Coming Soon reports that Jessica Chastain (The Tree Of Life, The Debt) has nabbed one of the lead roles in the big screen adaptation of Kosinski’s own Radical Publishing comic book series and takes place in a future where humanity has fallen to an irradiated Earth. Cruise plays Jak, a maintenance drone working on the planet’s surface alongside another worker, Vika. When a woman, Julia, is discovered in a crashed ship, Jak’s whole world is thrown into question and he finds himself strangely drawn towards Julia. It is not clear yet whether Chastain will be playing Vika or Julia.
Tintin: German Trailer
A trailer featuring new footage from Spielberg/Jackson’s The Adventures Of Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn has emerged featuring some new footage… but it all in German. Anyone like to translate for us?
Chuck Season Five Spoiler
But we’re not going to spoil it for you. It’s pretty minor – it’s about a new character being introduced for the final year – so if you feel you really must know then pop along to TVLine, which has the scoop.
Fringe Up And Down In The US Ratings*
*Or in other words, you can prove anything with statistics. Fringe season four premiered on Fox in the US on Friday night with a viewing figure of 3..5 million. That’s up on it season three finale – hurrah – but 20% down from its first episode in the Friday night death slot earlier this year. Wouldn’t worry, though. Fringe seems to be so loved by Fox, it’s almost ratings-proof. The new season of Supernatural debuted on the same night with two million viewers for The CW (where ratings are always lower – it’s a pretty steady, if hardly spectacular, figure for that show). New medical-show-with-a-ghost A Gifted Man debuted on ABC (which expects chunky ratings) with decent but hardly earth shattering 9.3 million.