Thursday Link-A-Mania

The Secret Circle, I Frankenstein, Percy Jackson, Star Trek, The Dark Knight Rises

The Secret Circle
The CW has announced that three of its new shows have been extended to full season runs, including witchy teen soap The Secret Circle; the others are the Sarah Michelle Gellar-starring The Ringer and Hart Of Dixie. “With compelling storylines, engaging characters and tremendous buzz, we firmly believe that Hart of Dixie, Ringer and The Secret Circle can become signature series for The CW, the kind of top-notch shows that are synonymous with our brand,” says CW boss Mark Pedowitz.

I, Frankenstein
The Dark Knight’s Aaron Eckhart has spoken briefly to Coming Soon about his role in the upcoming I, Frankenstein, a modern-day “sequel” to the Mary Shelley classic based on a graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux, in which the creature, now called Adam, finds himself caught up in a war between two immortal clans. “Somebody says, ‘Do you want to play Frankenstein?’ and I was like, ‘Well, I haven’t thought about it,” says Eckhart. “Then I read the script. Whenever you read a script that you want to do, you start feeling yourself in that character. All of a sudden your juices start flowing. That’s how you know you should do a movie. Now I’m gonna be Frankenstein and I’m kind of worried about it, actually. I’ve gotta go and figure out how the hell I’m gonna play Frankenstein.” (Of course, when he says Frankenstein, he means Frankenstein’s monster… and he claims to be reading the original book at the moment! Hah!)

Percy Jackson Returns
Yes, there will be a sequel. Despite 20th Century Fox’s attempt to produce its own series of Potter-style franchise not exactly setting the box office alight with the first film, Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief, the Chris Columbus film’s $138 million gross worldwide (against a $95 million budget – maybe it did really well on Blu-ray?) seems to have been enough to convince them a second helping of the saga is worth doing. Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters, in which the son of Poseidon teams with his demigod friends to retrieve the Golden Fleece, is scheduled for release on 27 March 2013. Diary Of A Wimpy Kids’ Thor Freudenthal is directing.

Family Guy Guy Would Love to Reboot Trek For TV
Right, this is just somebody thinking wishfully, to don’t start hawking it around the internet as fact, okay, but Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane tells The Hollywood Reporter that his dream job would be doing a TV Star Trek reboot: “I don’t know who would give me the keys to that car,” he jokes, “But I’d love to see that franchise revived for television in the way that it was in the 1990s: very thoughtful, smartly written stories that transcend the science fiction audience.” And some fart gags? You can’t go wrong with some fart gags.

Dark Knight Rises Filming Video Footage
We haven’t posted one of these for a while (because we were getting sick of ’em to be honest) but this video footage is actually pretty intriguing and better quality than most.

Spoilerphobes might want to avoid.