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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

STAR WARS, RIDLEY SCOTT, AND THE STATE OF MODERN SCI-FI

STAR WARS, RIDLEY SCOTT, AND THE STATE OF MODERN SCI-FI

For sci-fi film fans, 2017 is earmarked to be a banner year. Science fiction movies are arriving in abundance. Here’s a quick rundown of sci-fi goodies this year: Alien: Covenant, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, War for the Planet of the Apes, Life,Kong: Skull Island, Valerian and the City […]

New Sci-Fi Series ‘Cyborgs’ Set to Premiere This Year

New Sci-Fi Series ‘Cyborgs’ Set to Premiere This Year

The world of science fiction is an ever growing genre that is beginning to seem more like prophecy than fiction. As technology slowly begins to replace humans in the job market, there is an inherent fear that we will someday become obsolete. In the new, independently produced sci-fi series Cyborgs, a race of highly intelligent […]

Mandy Moore Joins Amandla Stenberg in Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Darkest Minds’

Mandy Moore Joins Amandla Stenberg in Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Darkest Minds’

Jennifer Yuh Nelson, best known for helming the ‘Kung Fu Panda’ movies, is directing Fox’s adaptation of the YA trilogy by Alexandra Bracken. This is Us star Mandy Moore has joined Amandla Stenberg in Darkest Minds, Fox’s adaptation of the YA trilogy by Alexandra Bracken. Jennifer Yuh Nelson, best known for helming the Kung Fu […]

Sci-fi feature from ‘Arrowhead’ creators begins production in Melbourne

Sci-fi feature from ‘Arrowhead’ creators begins production in Melbourne

The team behind indie sci-fi feature Arrowhead have begun production in Melbourne on a new feature, QUANTA. The contemporary sci-fi, based on a short of the same name, tells the story of George (Mark Redpath), a disillusioned physicist, and Tom (Antony Talia), a brilliant grad student researching dark radiation. The two scientists clash after receiving […]

Lizzy Caplan Joins Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Extinction’

Lizzy Caplan Joins Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Extinction’

According to Variety, Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex) will star opposite Michael Peña (Collateral Beauty) in the sci-fi thriller Extinction, from Universal and Good Universe. Ben Young (Hounds of Love) will helm from a screenplay by Eric Heisserer (Arrival), Spenser Cohen and Bradley Caleb Kane. The story centers on a man (Peña) with a recurring […]