A new apocalypse-canceller may join the Pacific Rim sequel. The first look at Syfy’s Van Helsing TV show has arrived. We have oodles of new posters and a few episode synopses, too. Spoiler powers, activate!
Pacific Rim 2
Now that Pacific Rim sequel has a firm release date, Scott Eastwood is in talks to join the film in an unknown role.
Unknown Peter Jackson/Steven Spielberg Film
Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg last collaborated together on the Tintin movie. Now Spielberg says that Jackson is working on another film for his production company, Amblin Entertainment, and it’s all a big secret. Here’s Spielberg speaking to the New Zealand Herald:
Peter was so busy with The Hobbit that it took him away from Tintin and he’s doing another film for my company now. It’s a secret, nobody knows about it. Then after that he’ll do Tintin.
It’s not particularly likely that the new Jackson-Spielberg project will be anything fantastical in nature; the last time Jackson made a movie for Spielberg was the movie adaptation of The Lovely Bones. But hope spring eternal.
Clifford, the Big Red Dog
Paramount is producing a live-action/CG hybrid movie based on the kid’s book series.
Hey, a new poster:
Hey, a new international poster. Two of ’em!
Underworld: Blood Wars
The newest instalment of the Underworld series has been pushed back to 3 January 2017.
Channel Zero: Candle Cove
Syfy’s new series based on Kris Straub’s online short story will star Paul Schneider and Fiona Shaw. From Variety:
Schneider stars as Mike Painter, a child psychologist who was a child himself when he witnessed the mysterious disappearance of his twin brother, Eddie, and four other children from their small town, Iron Hill, in 1988. Decades later, he is compelled to return to his hometown to investigate what really happened all those years ago, only to find that it — whatever it was — may be happening all over again. …
Irish thesp Shaw also stars as Marla Painter, Mike’s mother and a widow. Marla is shocked when Mike returns home and is reluctant to relive the events of the long-ago disappearance of her son and the other children of Iron Hill.
Legends of Tomorrow
“I think Sara might get a new girlfriend!” says Caity Lotz, who plays White Canary, reveals in this interview with Movie Fone.
Hey, it’s a poster… for Syfy’s show about Vanessa Helsing, the descendent of famed vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, who wakes up in the future where vampires rule the world.
Here’s the plot synopsis for episode six, titled “Notes Toward a Post-Reagan Theory of Party Alliance, Tribalist, and Loyalty: Past as Prologue”:
When Laurel is infected by the bugs, Gustav and Rochelle work quickly to figure out if there is any way to save her. Also, when the Centres for Disease Control has its funding temporarily cut, Luke attempts to reach a compromise to have the money reinstated, but Red’s political machinations undermine him at every turn, on BRAINDEAD, Monday, July 25 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.
The synopsises for the second season’s fourth episode, “The Walls of Jericho”:
In an effort to unravel a dark conspiracy within the Noah Objective, the team travels to Vancouver, where it must infiltrate a black-tie event in order to get close to General Davies and stave off an impending Animal threat. Also, Jamie and Logan’s journey is interrupted when Logan’s past comes back to haunt them, on ZOO, Tuesday, July 12 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.