Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment Options Frederik Pohl Novel ‘Gateway’

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment Options Frederik Pohl Novel ‘Gateway’

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment has optioned the Frederik Pohl novel “Gateway” for development as a TV series. The 1977 novel is the first of six books in the “Heechee Saga” that chronicles the history of an alien race. The deal with Pohl’s estate gives Skybound the ability to develop properties based on the other five books as […]

Amazon Increases Production Spending for 2018, Developing 3 New Sci-Fi Series

Amazon Increases Production Spending for 2018, Developing 3 New Sci-Fi Series

    Amazon is dramatically ramping up its production for next year, moving forward with three new high-concept series, Variety has learned. These new efforts represent a significant production investment from the studio, which is currently in preproduction, production or post on 67 TV series and 20 movies around the world. The streaming service is developing the following: […]

David Cronenberg’s ‘Scanners’ Sci-Fi Pic To Become TV Series

David Cronenberg’s ‘Scanners’ Sci-Fi Pic To Become TV Series

B EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation, Michael Ellenberg’s Media Res and Bron Studios have acquired the rights to David Cronenberg’s classic 1981 sci-fi thriller feature Scanners to develop as a TV series. Ellenberg and Bron landed the rights in a bidding war, with multiple film and television studios, including Lionsgate, Paramount and Skydance, vying for the title. Written and directed by Cronenberg, Scanners is about […]

FIRST LOOK: Natalie Portman in new sci-fi thriller

FIRST LOOK: Natalie Portman in new sci-fi thriller

Cape Town – Natalie Portman returns to the big screen in new sci-fi thriller, Annihilation. The film is based on the book by Jeff VanderMeer the first in the The Southern Reach Trilogy. It centres on Lena (Portman) a biologist who joins an expedition into a disaster zone after her husband (Oscar Isaac) disappears. She joins an […]

Veep creator Armando Iannucci making sci-fi comedy for HBO

Veep creator Armando Iannucci making sci-fi comedy for HBO

With the working title ‘Avenue 5’. Since stepped back from Veep, Armando Iannucci has been busy working on the wildly funny The Death Of Stalin. With the black comedy reaching cinemas imminently, Iannucci’s next project has been announced: a comedy sci-fi set in outer-space and based in the future. According to Deadline, HBO — the home of Veep — has greenlit a pilot […]

‘Rememory’ Trailer: Peter Dinklage Solves a Murder in Sci-Fi Thriller

‘Rememory’ Trailer: Peter Dinklage Solves a Murder in Sci-Fi Thriller

Lionsgate Premiere has released the first Rememory trailer online. Directed by Mark Palansky (Penelope), the film revolves around the mysterious death of a scientific pioneer who creates technology that allows you to extract memories and watch them on an external device. Peter Dinklage plays a mysterious man (lotta mystery in this one) who shows up and sets about trying to solve […]

Works I’d Like to See Adapted to the Big Screen – What About You?

Works I’d Like to See Adapted to the Big Screen – What About You?

#1 – I’d start with Patricia A. McKillip’s trilogy: “Long ago, the wizards had vanished from the world, and all knowledge was left hidden in riddles. Morgon, prince of the simple farmers of Hed, proved himself a master of such riddles when he staked his life to win a crown from the dead Lord of […]

Has Jennifer Lawrence Been In A Horror Movie Before? The Actor Gets Spooky In The ‘Mother’ Teaser

Has Jennifer Lawrence Been In A Horror Movie Before? The Actor Gets Spooky In The ‘Mother’ Teaser

After being nominated for her first Oscar at the ripe young age of 20, winning her first trophy at 22, and being nominated twice more by 25, J. Law undoubtedly has her pick of projects to work on next… which is what makes the mother! teaser starring Jennifer Lawrence so surprising. Usually actors work on many genre films […]

Sci-fi tribes: from Trekkies to Browncoats

Sci-fi tribes: from Trekkies to Browncoats

After police were called to break up Star Wars and Doctor Who enthusiasts at the Norwich Sci-Fi and Film convention, it’s best to know your fandoms to avoid similar intergalactic clashes  On the rampage … Cybermen. Photograph: Alex Lentati The fourth annual Norwich Sci-Fi and Film convention should have been a peaceful affair. A day […]

First Teaser Trailer for Xavier Gens’ Chilly New Sci-Fi Film ‘Cold Skin’ | FirstShowing.net

First Teaser Trailer for Xavier Gens’ Chilly New Sci-Fi Film ‘Cold Skin’ | FirstShowing.net

Now what do we have here? There’s a very brief teaser trailer going around for a film called Cold Skin, the latest feature from French filmmaker Xavier Gens (of Frontier(s) and The Divide). The teaser trailer doesn’t show much, but there are a bunch of photos from the set and a few posters that give us a good look at the […]