The Syfy channel has confirmed Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica will premiere on the network on Friday, January 22nd 2010.
Whilst attending the Battlestar Galactica/Caprica panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, Caprica star Esai Morales (who plays Joseph Adama in the upcoming series) referred to the new series as the most intelligent show he’s ever worked on.
“Sci-fi or not…this is the most intelligent show I’ve ever worked on,” he continued, “and when you work on television a long time, you know that’s not easy to say.”
Morales’ has previously appeared in notable series such as NYPD Blue and Jericho.
The above photo was posted by Slashfilm after their participation in “The hunt for Flynn’s Arcade”, a disney marketing promotion for Tron Legacy.
Flynn’s Arcade, as seen in the 1982 film Tron, has been recreated by Disney as part of the San Diego Comic-Con - you can read more about Slashfilm’s experience with finding Flynn’s and see more images from the arcade here.
Edward James Olmos has told attendees at the San Diego Comic-Con Battlestar Galactica panel that the upcoming BSG movie The Plan won’t be the last Battlstar Galactica movie.
“As a matter of fact, I’ve got to tell you right now. Because of you all, what you’re doing, because of the love for that world…I can guarantee that this will not be the last movie,” he said.
Olmos believes that The Plan will sell so well on DVD that it will guarantee “more movies.” Yes, more than one.
When a fan commented that Bill Adama is still alive at the end of the series, Olmos joked that he was already considering further Adama adventures.
“In fact, I’ve got the entire script around them. I know exactly what happened to him. Let me put it to you this way: when we next see Adama, it will be in a very rustic log cabin and there will be a knock at the door and it will be his old friend Colonial Tigh saying, “We have a problem.”"
Dominic Monaghan and Gabrielle Union join 'Flash Forward'
Dominic Monaghan (Lost / Lord of the Rings) and Gabrielle Union (Life / City of Angels) have joined the cast of ABC’s new sci-fi drama Flash Forward, Variety reports.
Monaghan’s involvement was officially unveiled to an enthusiastic crowd on Friday during the Flash Forward panel at the San Diego Comic-Con. Monaghan will play Simon, a character we know nothing about except that he won’t be appearing in the pilot.
Gabrielle Union will play a criminal defense attorney who becomes involved romantically with one the core characters.
Flash Forward is a series based upon or more accurately inspired by Robert J. Sawyer’s sci-fi novel ‘Flashforward’. It follows the story of many different characters from all over the world as they deal with witnessing a 2-minute and 17-second slice of the future.
Flash Forward will premiere on Thursday, September 24 at 8pm ET.
Disney have released the teaser for Tron Legacy as shown at the San Diego Comic-Con 2009. Note that this is basically a higher quality version of the test footage screened at the 2008 Comic-Con, with a few nifty little additions towards the end. Awesome:
View additional concept artist images that were shown at the Tron Legacy San Diego Comic-Con panel here.
Gary Oldman has dropped a Batman 3 bombshell at the San Diego Comic-Con that offers all sorts of ramifications for fans of DC Comics.
Whilst fielding questions at TheBook of Eli panel, Oldman was asked when the third Batman film would be out to which he replied:
“The next batman is next year, so I think it is two years away. But you didn’t hear it from me.”
Up until now reports have indicated Batman 3 was in limbo and not looking like going ahead any time soon. Whilst Christian Bale is under contract for the film, director Christopher Nolan has reportedly yet to commit to directing the third movie. Oldman’s statement is the first anyone has heard about production of the film getting underway in 2010.
Resident Evil: Aferlife will be filmed in 3D, will have the largest budget of all the Resident Evil films to date, and will be the first in a new Resident Evil trilogy.
The news comes from writer and now confirmed Resident Evil: Afterlife director Paul W.S. Anderson who spoke exclusively with ShockTillYouDrop.com at the San Diego Comic-Con.
“I always envisioned Resident Evil as a trilogy of films,” he said. “And we’ve been very lucky where it’s a trilogy where the audience has built and built. I wanted to kick off a brand new trilogy. I’m really excited we’re doing it [in 3-D] and we’re using the same camera system [James] Cameron used for Avatar. There are a lot of exciting things about this one. I don’t regard it as Resident Evil 4, I regard it as a re-tooling and rebirth of the entire franchise.”
Milla Jovovich will also be reprising her iconic role as Alice.
Resident Evil: Afterlife will hit theaters September 17, 2010.
Whilst attending the San Diego Comic-Con Oren Aviv, Disney’s Head of Production, has in an exclusive interview with Coming Soon confirmed that not only will Disney be shooting Pirates of the Caribbean 4 next year, but that the film will hopefully be the first of a new Pirates trilogy.
“We’re going to shoot Pirates 4 in April and May of next year,” Aviv told them. “We are going to release it hopefully in 2011 is the plan.”
Aviv also confirmed that although Disney intend to shoot just the one Pirates movie next year it would “hopefully be the first of another trilogy.”
“It’s important to get the story right and it’s important to me to scale it down, because we can’t get bigger,” Aviv said. “The movies have subsequently gotten bigger and bigger and very complicated and they were satisfying on so many levels obviously, but I want to kind of reboot the whole thing and bring it down to its core, its essence, just characters.”
With such an early date for shooting no doubt we’ll hear more Pirates news in the near future.
Writer and Executive Producer Peter Jackson has, behind closed doors, updated a select few journo’s on the status of The Hobbit.
It’s safe to say that from Jackson’s update virtually everything you’ve heard about The Hobbit to date has been rumor.
To begin with the first draft of the script has’nt found its way to the studio yet – that won’t happen for another three weeks.
Neither has the studio officially green-lit the project.
Without a completed script and without a green-light the budget and schedule remains up in the air. Until a budget and schedule are on the table casting can’t begin, so any unofficial casting news that’s been floating about is also now officially false.
Jackson did however confirm that if all goes to plan the current plan remains to release The Hobbit 1 in December 2011 and The Hobbit 2 in December 2012.