This Sci-Fi Short Wants You To Meet a Giant Alien and Find Yourself

This Sci-Fi Short Wants You To Meet a Giant Alien and Find Yourself

An enormous alien lumbers through Los Angeles and people have no idea what to do. Great science fiction speaks to human truths and fears, from The Planet of the Apes‘ commentary on racism to Godzilla as a metaphor for the atomic bomb. For his latest sci-fi short film, The Narrow World, filmmaker Brent Bonacorsoenvisioned a giant kaiju sitting serenely in Venice Beach, LA. The […]

Netflix film ‘Tau’ will feature an evil smart house

Netflix film ‘Tau’ will feature an evil smart house

Man versus machine in this former Marvel staffer’s directorial debut. Netflix’s sci-fi offering just got better, following the announcement that it’s acquired the global rights (excluding China) to Tau, the directorial debut of Marvel animatics supervisor Federico D’Alessandro. Having worked on the likes of Doctor Strange, Ant-Man and Avengers: Age of Ultron, D’Alessandro’s first foray into directing tells the story of a […]

Anne Heche In Negotiations To Join Mickey Rourke, Analeigh Tipton In Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Vestige’

Anne Heche In Negotiations To Join Mickey Rourke, Analeigh Tipton In Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Vestige’

EXCLUSIVE: Anne Heche is in negotiations to join Analeigh Tipton and Mickey Rourke in Stephon Stewart’s Vestige a sci-fi thriller that involved artificial intelligence. Stewart both scripted and will direct the project for producer Aaron Magnani. The script is described as Ex Machina meets Black Swan and Whiplash with a multi-layered visionary story that answers the questions: Who will be victorious, science or humanity, and What is the reality of […]

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 […]