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« Reply #75 on: January 16, 2013, 11:55:11 PM »

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Brett Ratner's HERCULES Gets A Release Date

Last November, it was confirmed that Hercules was moving ahead with Brett Ratner at the helm and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson attached to star. Filming is expected to begin within the next few months, so it should come as no surprise to learn that Paramount has finally given the movie a release date. It will hit the big screen on August 8th, 2014, just ONE WEEK after Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. The screenplay was adapted by relative newcomer Ryan Condal from Radical Studio's graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars. Below is a description of that story.


Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and presence of death. These men and woman never question where they go to fight or why or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen when they must train an army to become as ruthless and blood thirsty as their reputation has become.
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« Reply #76 on: January 17, 2013, 12:07:03 AM »

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First Official Image From SNOWPIERCER


We've see quite a bit of concept art from Bong Joon-ho‘s highly-anticipated Hollywood debut - which is based on French graphic novel Le Transperceneige - now check out the first official pic featuring Joon-ho regular Song Kang-ho (Memories of Murder, The Host)..

Snowpiercer is set in a future where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an Ice Age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. A class system evolves on the train but a revolution brews.


Snowpiercer stars Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Ed Harris, Octavia Spencer and Song Kang-ho, and is set for release sometime this Summer.


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« Reply #77 on: January 21, 2013, 11:31:13 PM »

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ARROW Actress Jessica De Gouw Lands Female Lead In NBC's DRACULA Series

According to Deadline, Australian actress Jessica de Gouw - who was recently seen as Helena Bertinelli/Huntress on The CW's Arrow - has been cast in the female lead role in NBC and Sky Living's ten-episode series Dracula, which is based on the vampire of the same name. Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) will be playing the title character. Set in the 1890s, Dracula "centers on Dracula (Meyers) who arrives in London, posing as American entrepreneur Allen Grayson who maintains that he wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. In reality, he hopes to wreak revenge on the people who ruined his life centuries earlier but falls hopelessly in love with a woman [De Gouw] who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife." De Gouw's character, Mina Murray, is described as "a striking brunette medical student who is engaged to Jonathan Harker, but upon meeting Allen Grayson, both are instantly mesmerized by the other’s uncanny resemblance to someone from their past." Dracula is produced by Tony Krantz's Flame Ventures, Colin Callender's Playground Entertainment, Universal TV and NBCU International Prods.' Carnival Films & Television.
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« Reply #78 on: January 23, 2013, 09:59:10 PM »

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SIN CITY 2's Ray Liotta Joins The Cast of THE MUPPETS Sequel

Variety reports that Ray Liotta, who actually made a brief appearance as a guard in 1999's Muppets From Space, has joined the cast of James Bobin's The Muppets sequel. His role in the sequel (which was penned by Bobin and Nicholas Stoller) is being kept under wraps at the moment. Not a lot is known about the film right now, although it has been revealed that it will take place in Europe. Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Ty Burrell have also recently signed up to star.
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« Reply #79 on: January 24, 2013, 12:18:47 AM »

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NBC Adapting Oni Press' Supernatural Western THE SIXTH GUN for Television


THE SIXTH GUN was created by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt, and is the story of six mythical guns in the Old West. When the sixth gun, the most powerful and dangerous of the group, resurfaces in the hands of an innocent girl, dark forces reawaken.
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NBC has hired Carlton Cuse (LOST) & Ryan Condal to produce and co-write the show's pilot.

This isn't the first time that Cuse has drank the water from this particular well - he was also a writer and producer on the THE ADVENTURES OF BRISCO COUNTY JR, another genre bending western, close to twenty years ago.


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Graphic Novel THE 6TH GUN Gets Pilot Order From NBC

NBC has committed to a pilot for The Sixth Gun, from producer Carlton Cuse (Lost) and screenwriter Ryan Condal (Hercules: The Thracian Wars) who will jointly spearhead the project. Universal TV and Oni's production company Closed on Mondays Entertainment will share production responsibilities.

Condal, a newcomer that wrote the script for Bret Ratner's Hercules picture starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson will also shoulder writing duties on this project while Cuse will serve as executive producer and showrunner on the drama. Also serving as producers are Eric Gitter(Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and Andy Borne. NBC has put forth pilot comments for nine other projects as well so the western will face a bit of competition for a full season pick-up. This pilot season features a few other comic book properties most notably S.H.I.E.L.D. for ABC and AMAZON for The CW. Hopefully all these projects can be picked up, unlike last year which saw Powers, AKA Jessica Jones, Wonder Woman and Punisher all filter out at various stages.


During the darkest days of the Civil War, wicked cutthroats came into possession of six pistols of otherworldly power. In time, the Sixth Gun, the most dangerous of the weapons, vanished. When the gun surfaces in the hands of an innocent girl, dark forces reawaken. Vile men thought long dead set their sights on retrieving the gun and killing the girl. Only Drake Sinclair, a gunfighter with a shadowy past, stands in their way.

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« Reply #80 on: January 30, 2013, 12:55:59 AM »

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First Look At Jason Momoa & Lucas Till In David Hayter's WOLVES

The X-Men/Watchmen writer is set to make his directorial debut with the long in-development Werewolf flick, and you can see Momoa (Game Of Thrones/Conan) and Till (X-Men: First Class as the lupine leads along with a promo poster after the jump..



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First Official Stills From David Hayter's WOLVES


The X-Men/Watchmen writer is set to make his directorial debut with the long in-development Werewolf flick. See Jason Momoa (Game Of Thrones), Lucas Till (X-Men: First Class), Stephen McHattie (Watchmen) & newcomer Merrit Patterson in some new pics..

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« Reply #81 on: January 30, 2013, 01:02:25 AM »

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SKYFALL Writers Set To Pen BARBARELLA TV Series; Nicolas Winding Refn Will Direct


As the 23rd James Bond film Skyfall continues its monster box office run in theatres, writers of the film, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, are moving on to a new project - Barbarella. The upcoming television series from Gaumont International Television will feature a character from the science fiction comic book created by Jean-Claude Forest in 1962. Also, Drive helmer Nicolas Winding Refn will direct the series, and he will also be executive producer along Martha De Laurentiis. In 1968, Jane Fonda portrayed the character in the Roger Vadim-directed big screen adaptation.
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« Reply #82 on: January 30, 2013, 11:07:40 PM »

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See Tom Hiddleston As A Vampire In ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE

That's right, Loki will be swapping horns for fangs when the Thor/Avengers actor stars as a bloodsucker named Adam in Jim Jarmusch's upcoming "crypto-vampire love story". Check out the first image from the movie, which also features Tilda Swinton as Eve..






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« Reply #83 on: January 30, 2013, 11:14:17 PM »

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First Look At Jodie Foster's Character In Neill Blomkamp's ELYSIUM


In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes, a hard line government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.

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« Reply #84 on: January 30, 2013, 11:41:10 PM »

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UPDATE: MOON Director Duncan Jones Set To Helm WORLD OF WARCRAFT Movie

Millions of fans of the popular video game have been patiently waiting to see a film based on the big Blizzard property. Warner Brothers hired Blood Diamond writer Charles Leavitt to pen the script a while back, but we heard nothing since. Well, here some great news -- Duncan Jones, best known for directing films such as Moon and Source Code, is set to helm Warcraft for Legendary Pictures. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news:

"The Warner Bros.-based production and finance outfit is eyeing a fall 2013 start and a 2015 release. Jones’ producing partner, Stuart Fenegan, will executive produce on behalf of their production company, Liberty Films. Chris Metzen will co-produce for Blizzard."
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UPDATE: According to Tracking-Board.com, WB is looking for Johnny Depp to star in the film. Nothing is confirmed, so take it with a grain of salt for now:

"Warner Bros. may be making strides in the right direction with its long gestating WARCRAFT film, as there is interest for Johnny Depp to star."

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« Reply #85 on: February 09, 2013, 01:56:18 PM »

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BBC Cancels ‘Being Human’ After Five Seasons


BBC America has cancelled its original series “Being Human” after five seasons, the network announced Thursday.


The successful supernatural series, which follows the double lives of a trio of twentysomething roommates who happen to be a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost, also airs in the U.S. on BBC America and spawned an American adaptation of “Being Human” that airs on SyFy.


“Being Human has been a fantastic and faithful friend to BBC Three,” said BBC Three’s Zai Bennet in a statement. “It’s featured some truly exceptional actors and storylines through the years and I’d like to thank Toby [Whithouse, the creator and writer] and the production team for their vision and passion. However, all good things come to an end and at BBC Three we’re committed to breaking new shows and new talent and who better to pass that baton on than Toby.”


The show’s executive producer Rob Pursey said, “Working on ‘Being Human’ has been a truly great experience. From the first one-hour pilot, all the way through to this climactic series, we’ve been given real creative freedom and encouragement. It’s a credit to BBC Three that such an unusual idea has been allowed to flourish and evolve in its own unique way.”


The original “Being Human” just premiered its fifth season Feb. 3 in the U.K. and will come to an “apocalyptic end” in the finale where the trio will face off against the Devil.


“We’ve created what I hope you’ll agree is an epic, thrilling and shocking finale that’ll keep the fans guessing and speculating for years to come,” wrote series creator Toby Whithouse on the official “Being Human” blog.
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« Reply #86 on: February 11, 2013, 12:15:51 AM »

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Paul Walker To Play 'Agent 47' In HITMAN Reboot; Aleksander Bach To Direct

Deadline has broken the news that Fox International Productions are moving ahead with a reboot of Hitman. The video game franchise has been a hit for developers Square Enix and while the 2007 movie failed to impress critics, it did make over $100 million at the worldwide box office. Paul Walker, star of The Fast And Furious franchise, has signed up to play 'Agent 47' and shooting is expected to take place in Berlin and Singapore this summer. The title of the film will actually be Agent 47 and commercials director Aleksander Bach will make his feature helming debut with the project. The screenplay was written by A Good Day To Die Hard's Skip Woods and Mike Finch.
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« Reply #87 on: February 13, 2013, 09:40:02 PM »

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‘Lost’ Star Josh Holloway to Star in CBS Drama


CBS may have found its next big star…”Lost” alum Josh Holloway has been cast as the lead in the CBS drama pilot “Intelligence.”


In his long-awaited return to the screen, Holloway will play Gabriel Black, the top agent of a U.S. intelligence unit who has some very special abilities — thanks to a microchip that’s been implanted in his head that allows him to access the entire electromagnetic spectrum.


The show is based on the unpublished book “Dissident” by John Dixon and the pilot script comes from Michael Seitzman (“North Country”), with David Semel (“No Ordinary Family”) set to direct.


This news should please the legions of Losties who love Holloway from his six seasons as the sexy, rugged bad boy Sawyer on the hit ABC series. The actor has been MIA from Hollywood since he left the island in 2010, save for an all-too brief appearance in the movie “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” and a cameo on “Community.”
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« Reply #88 on: February 13, 2013, 10:16:51 PM »

I saw the one for the first Doctor when it aired a few weeks ago. I didn't realize that it was the complete Aztecs story and took 3 hours.


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BBC AMERICA’s upcoming Doctors Revisited special takes on the Second Doctor (played by Patrick Troughton) and features the classic episode “Tomb of the Cybermen.” The official Doctor Who YouTube channel has been posting clips from this episode, including this heart-to-heart(s) between the Doctor and Victoria Waterfield:

The Doctors Revisited: The Second Doctor premieres Sunday, February 24 at 8/7c on BBC AMERICA
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« Reply #89 on: February 16, 2013, 08:04:18 PM »

Red Widow series trailer

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« Reply #90 on: February 16, 2013, 10:36:17 PM »

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Nicholas Hoult & Michael Shannon To Star In Sci-Fi Thriller YOUNG ONES

As young Nicholas Hoult's star continues to rise with lead roles in the likes of Jack The Giant Slayer and Warm Bodies, Variety report that he is also set to headline a new sci-fi flick alongside General Zod himself, Michael Shannon. The movie, which is apparently "set in a violent near-future where water has become the most precious -- and fastest-dwindling -- resource on the planet", will be written and directed by Gwyneth Paltrow's brother Jake and produced by Subotica's Tristan Orpen Lynch and Spier Films' Michael Auret, who reckons "Jake's engaging tale of hope and courage in a neo-realistic dystopia will have universal appeal." The film has actually already begun production in South Africa's Northern Cape desert.
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« Reply #91 on: February 16, 2013, 11:45:12 PM »

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Thomas Kretschmann Cast As "Evil" Van Helsing In NBC's DRACULA

According to TV Line, NBC's Dracula series has found its Van Helsing in the form of King Kong/The Pianist actor Thomas Kretschmann. But there's a twist - it seems this take on the character won't be the heroic (if obsessed) vampire hunter we are used to in other adaptations. TV Line describe him as “a brilliant professor obsessed with revenge and power. He may be a greater threat to the public than the titular count.” This of course sets up Jonathan Rhys- Myers' Dracula as the anti-hero. They'll be joined by Katie McGrath (Merlin), Nonso Anonzie (Game of Thrones) and Jessica De Gouw (Arrow). The series will run for 10 episodes, and will follow Count Dracula's mission of revenge on the Victorian society responsible for "ruining his life" being interrupted by his love for Mina Harker, who he believes to be the reincarnation of his dead wife.
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EXCLUSIVE: Interview JACK THE GIANT SLAYER Actor JOHN KASSIR

Not only does John Kassir gives us the inside scoop about JACK THE GIANT SLAYER, the actor also provides us with a look back at TALES FROM THE CRYPT and a couple of pilot series that might have been big.
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Rupert Grint To Play A "Superhero" In SUPER CLYDE

Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint has signed on to star as the lead in a new single-camera pilot for CBS called Super Clyde, from Rasing Hope creator Greg Garcia. According to Deadline the story "centers on Clyde (Grint), a meek, unassuming fast food worker who decides to become a super hero". It sounds more like a Kick-Ass/Super type deal than something where the character will be an actual SUPERhero, but we'll see. Mike Fresco (Raising Hope, My Name Is Earl) will direct the pilot, and also executive produce with Garcia. This is the first tv series for Grint, who can be seen next in The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman alongside Shia LaBeouf.
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« Reply #94 on: February 21, 2013, 12:23:58 AM »

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HEADHUNTERS Actor Joins The Rock In HERCULES


According to The Hollywood Reporter, Aksel Hennie will star in his first big studio movie alongside The Rock In Hercules, the MGM/Paramount co-produced, Bret Ratner directed adaptation of the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars. Apparently Hennie will play a character called Tydeus, "a warrior devoted to Hercules who wields twin axes and is such a madman that he needs to be chained up at night when he sleeps". This version of the tale will strip away all of the supernatural elements of the mythology and reimagine Hercules as a mortal warrior with a "fearsome reputation", who leads a group of mercenaries on a mission where all is not what it appears. How exciting! The movie will be produced by Beau Flynn, Barry Levine and Ratner, and executive produced by Peter Berg, Sarah Aubrey and Jesse Berger.
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Universal Chairman Adam Fogelson Talks VAN HELSING Reboot, BOURNE 5 & More

Despite Battleship's lackluster box office performace (it still made $302 million worldwide) in 2012, Universal had its highest-grossing year. Talking to The Hollywood Reporter about their upcoming movies and what franchises will they focus on, Universal chairman Adam Fogelson commented on Van Helsing reboot, which Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are developing, and Tom Cruise is attached to star:

"We are developing another Mummy. We are looking at rebooting Van Helsing because I think the idea for the Van Helsing story was a great way of solving the question of, "How do you make a blockbuster out of monsters?"

Fogelson also talked about The Bourne Legacy and how they will definitely make another one:

"The point of the last movie was to create a universe, a world and characters that give us a lot of freedom and flexibility in how we go forward. Yeah, the movie didn't perform the way the last one did. It also didn't cost what the last one did. It performed more along the lines of how the first one did. I absolutely see us doing more Bourne, 100 percent yes. Matt has talked about the possibility of coming back, and we totally respect that and are excited if and when he wants to have conversations. But I think the last movie gave us a big bunch of options to pursue a next chapter."

On Christmas Day this year, a big budget samurai movie will be released, titled 47 Ronin, starring Keanu Reeves. The film went through a rather long production, with a couple of delays due to reshoots and post-production. We still haven't seen anything from the film other than those early promo posters, many are wondering what to expect. Fogelson shared his thoughts on Keanu Reeves star power, and whether he will be major draw for this film:

"Keanu Reeves has been very selective over the years in the sort of big action franchises he has chosen to involve himself in. And when he's done it, he has been, on a global level, incredibly successful. We're excited that this is the one he's chosen for this part of his career and think that every time he comes back to any version of this genre, it has been remarkably consistent."

And finally, it seems that they are indeed moving forward with another Snow White and the Huntsman film:

"We're actively developing the movie right now with Kristen's character central, as well as the Huntsman role. We think that for a first movie out of the gate to do basically $400 million worldwide, there is a lot of opportunity. I don't think Rupert is pursuing the next Snow White as a directing opportunity."

For more of this interview, click the source below.

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« Reply #96 on: February 26, 2013, 01:15:27 AM »

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Gillian Anderson Cast in NBC’s Rand Ravich Pilot


LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – The truth is out there — Gillian Anderson has lined up a new television role.


The “X-Files” alum has signed on to co-star in the upcoming Rand Ravich drama pilot, which has been ordered by NBC.


Much like her previous TV gig, Anderson’s new project involves federal agents exploring conspiracy territory. Written and executive produced by Ravich (“Life”), the pilot concerns an international conspiracy that pulls in Washington’s most powerful players.


An unlikely puppeteer brings everyone from CEOs to The President of the United States to their knees by threatening the things they hold most dear. Forced together by dire circumstances, these power brokers, the FBI and a rookie secret service agent must unravel the mystery to take back control of their lives.


The project comes from 20th Century Fox Television.


Anderson has appeared sporadically on television since “The X Files” ended its run in 2002, largely appearing in British TV productions such as “Bleak House,” “Great Expectations” and “The Fall.”
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R.I.P Ray Cusick; Designer Of DOCTOR WHO Daleks Dies Aged 84

Raymond P. "Ray" Cusick , the designer of infamous Doctor Who villains the Daleks, has died aged 84.
The BBC reports that he passed away in his sleep after a short illness of heart failure on February 21 (Thursday), according to his daughter Claire Heawood.



Above (Left to Right): Cusick’s original Dalek design, Ray Cusick himself, and today’s version of his famous Dalek.

[Summarised from Wikipedia] Born in London, Cusick became interested in engineering while still at art school, and began attending evening classes. He eventually enlisted in the British Army, and after an unpleasant experience he returned to England going on to completing a teacher training course, but then obtained a nine-month position in repertory theatre at the Prince of Wales Theatre in Cardiff.
In the late 1950s Cusick took a position teaching art but then noticed an advertisement placed by Granada Television for designers on a show, Chelsea at Nine, which was recorded at the Chelsea Palace Theatre. Cusick then joined the BBC as a staff designer responsible for set design on a large number of Doctor Who stories, designing not just futuristic settings but also historical sets and diorama. Cusick worked on a large variety of television programmes for the BBC including comedy, variety, drama, single plays, and films.
As Cusick was a BBC employee at the time he designed the Daleks, he was on a salary and not paid royalties. Given the large revenue generated by merchandise featuring Cusick's Dalek design, some feel that he should have been paid a royalty (as was script writer Terry Nation, who created the concept of the Daleks but not their design or appearance). However, this was not in the terms of his contract. Despite this, the BBC did recognise his contribution with an ex-gratia payment. Cusick himself never asked for more money; just to be recognised as the designer.

Cusick created the design of first versions of the extraterrestrial race, for the second episode of the original 1963 series of Doctor Who, which feature William Hartnell as The Doctor.

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Janet Montgomery Cast As Grace Van Helsing In ABC Pilot GOTHICA

Deadline report that Made In Jersey/Human Target actress Janet Montgomery has been cast as Grace Van Helsing in ABC's Gothica, which will re-imagine some classic horror icons, giving us a present-day take on the legends of Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein and Dorian Gray. So far so Alan Moore's League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen right? Well, modern day setting aside, yes. Apparently Montgomery's Van Helsing will be a "Pulitzer prize winning journalist from New York who takes over her family’s hometown newspaper". The show will also star Chris Egan as Dorian Gray, who provides her with the $20 million she needs to retain control of the paper, and To Ellis as Victor Frankenstein, to whom Van Helsing was engaged. No word yet on whether any other, more supernatural, characters will be popping up, but I'd say it's a safe bet.
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HERCULES Is No Match For The GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY; Remake Gets New Release Date

Box Office Mojo has revealed that Hercules has moved from August 8th, 2014 to July 25th, 2014. It's original release date meant that it opened just a week after Guardians of the Galaxy. A foolish decision, especially as Marvel Studios' movies have never really had any trouble with holding on to the top spot both with their most obscure releases AND against some pretty serious box office competition. However, the studio clearly aren't that concerned as this change of release date means that it comes out just seven days after X-Men: Days of Future Past and the final instalment in The Hobbit trilogy! Directed by X-Men: The Last Stand's Brett Ratner and starring Dwayne Johnson, the screenplay for Hercules was adapted by relative newcomer Ryan Condal from Radical Studio's graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars. Below is a description of that story.


Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and presence of death. These men and woman never question where they go to fight or why or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen when they must train an army to become as ruthless and blood thirsty as their reputation has become.
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