The BBC has announced plans for a new zombie drama called In The Flesh, which will air on BBC Three. This is the first TV commission for writer Dominic Mitchell, whose script was discovered through a BBC Writersroom competition. It finds the UK recovering from a zombie uprising, with the remaining undead being medicated and re-integrated into society with the aid of contact lenses and make-up. Finally, Nick Frost can come out of the garden shed… (via BBC Media Centre).
MIB3 CLIP ACTION
Three clips from Men In Black 3 have been released. The first shows Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in a restaurant shoot-out (you can read director Barry Sonnenfeld’s comments on the increased action quotient in SFX issue 222, on sale now). The second sees Smith convincing a deadly-serious K (Josh Brolin at this point) of their mission, and the last features the futuristic bike chase we’ve caught glimpses of already, complete with a pleasing nod to the first film. (via Total Film).
AVENGERS STILL BEING ASSEMBLED
Some people were left a little miffed by the post-credits Avengers clip (and many left just plain confused), but when the movie opens in America tomorrow it will have a little something extra. Not that it reveals anything; the scene is reportedly a shot of the team, immediately after their final battle, sat in a diner eating the schawarma Tony Stark was so eager to try. The rumour began on Superhero Hype’s forums, and has been confirmed by film critic Christopher Campbell.
LIZARD IN A LAB COAT
The deluge of Amazing Spider-Man promo continues, and the latest pictures reveal Rhys Ifans’s The Lizard in a little more of his scaly glory. One shot shows his clawed hand grasping a camera marked “Property of Peter Parker,” while the second has him wearing his white lab coat. Presumably fresh from a horrific transformation, this second picture might please fans who miss the traditional look. (via Screenrant)
FEIGE TALKS AVENGERS FUTURE
With The Avengers raking it in at the box office it was inevitable that talk would turn to future films, and Marvel Studio’s president Kevin Feige has been doing just that. In various interviews Feige has discussed Black Widow (he wants to explore her backstory), Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver (both are potentials for future Avengers films thanks to the contract between Marvel and Fox) and Captain America 2 (with the sequel being set in the modern day, they’re looking at almost a different genre from the first). See Movieline, Superhero Hype and Wired for more.