The Name’s Pond
Amy and Rory may be leaving Doctor Who this Christmas, but there is no need to mourn for their departure just yet! The Ponds are getting their own mini-series! The aptly named Pond Life will air online over the five days before Doctor Who returns to BBC One on Saturday 1 September. The first will be available Monday 27 August on the official BBC Doctor Who website and on the BBC One YouTube channel.
Rising star Sam Claflin – a handsome, heroic type in both Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Snow White And The Huntsman – has been cast in Catching Fire, aka The Hunger Games 2. He’ll play Finnick Odair, a Tribute from District 4 and a former winner of the Games.
Thor Gets Lost
After yesterday’s news that Kat Dennings will be returning as Darcy, there’s been a further addition to the cast of Thor 2: The Dark World. Lost’s Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Mr Eko) has been cast to play two roles in the Asgardian’s next feature – Algrim the Strong and Kurse.
The Syfy Continuum
Syfy has acquired UK broadcast rights to air hit Canadian science-fiction series Continuum – a show about a future cop (played by Alias’s Rachel Nichols) trapped in our present with a bunch of terrorists. It’s expected that Syfy will start running the ten-episode season in late September.
Bradbury On Mars
Nasa has honoured the much loved science fiction author Ray Bradbury on what would have been his 92nd birthday. The space agency commemorated the legendary writer by playing a video clip of him reciting his poem “If Only We Had Taller Been” at news conference yesterday, before declaring the place that the Curiosity touched down at on Mars will be forever known as Bradbury Landing – a fitting tribute to the author of The Martian Chronicles.
Life Of Riley
Brit actress Charlotte Riley has been cast in Doug “The Bourne Identity” Liman’s new film All You Need Is Kill. She will star alongside Tom Cruise in the adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s futuristic graphic novel.
Carrie On Screaming
The first images of the new Carrie remake have been released. The 1976 Stephen King adap’s most iconic image has been faithfully reproduced, with new girl Chloe Grace Moretz drenched in gore at her school prom.
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