No DOCTOR WHO Remakes Allowed

grandmoffThe executive producer and lead writer of DOCTOR WHO, Steven Moffat, has promised fans that the series will not be remade in any other country, because that would be… well, crazy.

Asked last week at BBC Worldwide Showcase in Liverpool, England, if any foreign TV channels have asked about making their own version of DOCTOR WHO, Moffat said:

If anyone were to ask me, I’d say it’s an absolutely insane idea. You couldn’t have more than one DOCTOR WHO in the world. It would just be dreadful. SHERLOCK [which he also produces] and DOCTOR WHO are both doing rather well, but they couldn’t be more definitively British. They’re obtusely British. They’re about as British as it gets.

I totally agree with this. There is something that’s just… off about DOCTOR WHO that cannot possibly be replicated in America or anywhere else. Something about the worldview of the show is so inimitably British that it cannot be replicated or replaced by flashy effects and more money.

The Doctor vs. Liam Neeson: ‘Taken 11′

So much bad news these last few weeks — and especially the last few days. Let’s take a moment to smile and laugh with Liam Neeson and Matt Smith.

Yes, that’s Liam from the very first Taken film, and Matt from the DOCTOR WHO story “The Bells of Saint John.”

 

 

Here Comes DAREDEVIL! The Man Without Fear!

Here’s a whole bunch of stuff to catch you up on Marvel Entertainment’s new “street-level” superhero small-screen series from Netflix, DAREDEVIL. I’m not very interested in this one; I’m more looking forward to A.K.A. JESSICA JONES and THE DEFENDERS, but this series looks well-done.

Check out these photos from the new issue of Empire magazine, depicting the whole cast in costume.


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‘Blade Runner 2′ Has a Director — and Now Harrison Ford!

harryfordRemember that Blade Runner sequel that always seems to be on and off? Well, some big pieces have fallen into place and now It is most definitely back on!

Alcon Entertainment announced Friday  that Harrison Ford has been confirmed to return to the role of Rick Deckard! Securing Ford is certainly the most important step to making a successful sequel.

Original director Ridley Scott will step back and produce Blade Runner 2 (because he will be busy directing Prometheus 2), but he has announced his hand-picked choice to helm this sequel: Denis Villeneuve.
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Avengers’ Solo Posters Released

After the release of the newest group poster promoting Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel Studios has been releasing a collection of solo images highlighting Earth’s Mightiest Heroes individually — and they are pretty impressive.

But as the posters keep coming, remember that when Robert Downey Jr. revealed his Iron Man poster online, he promised “big announcement” coming this Thursday, March 5. What could it be? *coughSpider-Mancough*

A:AoU will be released May 1.

New ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot Photos

The release of director Josh Trank‘s (Chronicle) reboot Fantastic Four film is fast approaching (for better or worse), so 20th Century Fox has fed some new photos to Empire magazine.

That’s Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell as Marvel Comics’ first family.

Trank tells Empire:

There’s the opportunity to make something that is challenging and tragic and dramatic. The opportunity is right there in the material. We’d rather steer it in that direction as opposed to just embracing a tone that comes right off the page.

Writer / producer Simon Kinberg said, “There was an Amblin-style approach to the characterization, and to contextualizing everything in a real world.”

That seems to imply “Amblin” storytelling is somehow grim-n-gritty? Is this Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Entertainment, or something different? Is “Amblin” a British term that I’m unfamiliar with?

As far as I’m concerned, Chronicle was Trank’s Fantastic Four movie, and it was really well-done, so why he would even take this job is beyond me. Unless he felt he was on a mission to completely deconstruct the superhero movie?

The new Fantastic Four hits theaters Aug. 7.

HOUSE OF CARDS Season 3 Streams Today!

Today is the day! It’s the first day of the Underwood Administration.

And, just in case you’re not entirely caught up on seasons one and two, check out this remarkable video from the Fine Bros.

Are you going to download HOUSE OF CARDS?