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Bruce Forsyth dies, aged 89

15 hours ago

Simon Brew Aug 18, 2017

After a career spanning over 70 years, Sir Bruce Forsyth has left us...

Here’s some very sad news. Legend of British television Sir Bruce Forsyth has died, at the age of 89. He had been unwell for some time.

His manager issued a statement, reported by the BBC, saying:

“It is with great sadness that the Forsyth family announce that Sir Bruce passed away this afternoon, peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife Wilnelia and all his children. A couple of weeks ago, a friend visited him and asked him what he had been doing these last 18 months. With a twinkle in his eye, he responded 'I've been very, very busy... being ill!'”.

He leaves behind the kind of body of work that no piece like this can ever do justice too (although I have a real soft spot for the amazing time he hosted Have I Got News For You »

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Vikings season 6 renewal announcement imminent as casting calls go out

17 hours ago

Kirsten Howard Aug 18, 2017

It looks like production will begin on the sixth season of Vikings over in Ireland next month...

Back in February, Vikings creator Michael Hirst told THR that his History Channel show would "certainly go into season six", but there's been no official annoucement about continuing the series beyond the upcoming fifth season.

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It seems he's a man of his word, however, as casting calls which state that filming on season 6 is due to get underway next month have now gone out in Ireland. The crew will be looking for loads of extras in Dublin and Wicklow starting on 29th August.

They're after, "fishermen, carpenters, craftspeople, farmworkers, axe men/women, skilled swords people, M&F archers, bowmen & women, M&F rowers, M&F sailors, ship hands & deckhands, »

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Broadchurch series 4 very unlikely

21 hours ago

Kirsten Howard Aug 18, 2017

The last series of Broadchurch was "probably" goodbye for good, according to creator Chris Chibnall...

It looks like we've definitely seen the last of the immensely popular crime drama Broadchurch.

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Chris Chibnall, who's about to take up the reins over on the BBC's Doctor Who, has confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that we've most likely already witnessed the end of the show as we know it.

“I don’t have any other series for this world,” he said. “There were these three stories. I wouldn’t want to do repeated versions of these crimes. I don’t think that would ring true to me. So, at the moment, I don’t think I have another story for this world and I’m not sure that will change, »

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Galaxy Quest TV series back in the works at Amazon

22 hours ago

Kirsten Howard Aug 18, 2017

Amazon have re-started their efforts to bring Galaxy Quest to the small screen, with the help of comedian Paul Scheer...

It looks like there might be more historical documents for strange alien races to study after all.

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THR are reporting that the long-gestating Galaxy Quest TV series has started moving forward again, with The League's Paul Scheer taking over writing duties from Robert Gordon, who wrote the 1999 film and was originally due to develop the series for Amazon.

Last year, it was revealed that the show had been put on the backburner after Alan Rickman passed away.

"We were ready to sign up, and [then] Alan Rickman passed away and Tim Allen wasn't available — he ha[d] [Last Man Standing] — and everybody's schedule was all weird," said Galaxy Quest »

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Star Wars: Lucasfilm also considering Boba Fett, Yoda movies

17 August 2017 10:40 PM, PDT

Simon Brew Aug 18, 2017

As well as an Obi-Wan movie, Lucasfilm is apparently still actively looking at Yoda and Boba Fett Star Wars films...

The future of the Star Wars movies is so far mapped out as far as 2019’s Star Wars: Episode IX. Beyond that, we know that Lucasfilm will release an anthology film in 2020, and the smart money right now is on that being the long-mooted Obi-Wan Kenobi movie.

However, The Hollywood Reporter reckons that Lucasfilm is spinning a few more plates. In its report, it says that the firm is now also considering making spin-off movies centred about both Boba Fett and Yoda. A Boba Fett movie has been rumoured for a long time now, and Yoda’s name keeps popping up fairly regularly.

These films will, as you might expect, sit outside the movies that tell the stories of the Skywalkers.

We’ll keep you posted as we hear more, »

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Beyond Skyline: the trailer

17 August 2017 10:38 PM, PDT

Simon Brew Aug 18, 2017

Three years after filming finished, the Skyline sequel - Beyond Skyline - is nearly with us...

It’s been a long time coming, but finally, the sequel to 2010’s sci-fi flick Skyline is nearly with us. Going by the name of Beyond Skyline, the new film was actually shot some two to three years ago, and it takes place at the same time as the original. Its events will just be happening parallel to those of the first movie.

Iko Uwais, Callan Mulvey and Bojana Novakovic headline the movie, alongside the mighty Frank Grillo. Liam O’Donnell is behind the camera, and the first trailer for the film has landed. It looks like this…

We don’t have a final release date for Beyond Skyline yet, but it doesn’t sound like it’s too far away now. We’ll keep you posted, of course, as we hear more… »

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Michael B Jordan to star in A Bittersweet Life remake

17 August 2017 8:09 PM, PDT

Nick Harley Aug 18, 2017

Creed and Blank Panther star Michael B Jordan will lead the remake of A Bittersweet Life...

The 2005 Korean action-thriller A Bittersweet Life is getting an American remake courtesy of Fox, and Micheal B Jordan is attached to lead the picture. Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Kung Fu Panda 2) will direct.

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The original version of the gangster film centers on a mob enforcer who is ordered to kill the mistress of his boss. After he develops for an affinity for her, he decides to spare the mistress’ life, causing dire complications in his relationship with his dangerous employer. The remake is being described as “high-concept,” “character-driven,” and having “franchise potential.” Jordan will star as the conflicted enforcer.

After directing the animated blockbusters Kung Fu Panda 2 and its sequel, »

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Marvel's Defenders: episode 1 nerdy spots and Easter Eggs

17 August 2017 2:46 PM, PDT

James Hunt Aug 18, 2017

Spoilers ahead in the first of our episode-by-episode notes on the Marvel's Defenders miniseries, out now on Netflix...

The long-awaited Marvel-Netflix show has finally dropped, and once again we’re doing daily write ups of every episode, highlighting the influences, in-jokes, reference points and Easter eggs we spotted, as well as a few thoughts on the show itself.

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As usual feel free to discuss whether you’re watching along or you’ve seen it all, but please don’t spoil future episodes for anyone in the comments.

Move Over Avengers, Make Way Justice League, It’S Time To Enjoy The Superhero Team-up Of The Century With oh Iron Fist’s back is he?

So it is that episode 1 of Defenders begins, making sure your expectations »

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Top Of The Lake – China Girl episode 4 review: Birthday

17 August 2017 2:33 PM, PDT

Louisa Mellor Aug 17, 2017

Puss’ villainy is front and centre in the latest uncomfortable, captivating Top Of The Lake: China Girl episode…

This review contains spoilers.

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2.4 Birthday

Three trays of food were delivered in this week’s China Girl, all of them symbols of devotion. One came to Brett’s wankpit from his mum, who treats her prostitute-using son like a little prince. Another, decorated with flowers and a ‘We love you Puss’ Post-It, was from the brothel women to their repugnant landlord. The last was from Pyke to Mary, an eighteenth birthday breakfast from dad to daughter. Three versions of love: one blind, one warped, one pure.

Even the purest variety of love has its dark edges, Birthday showed us. Dad/daughter dances come with a side of unacknowledged weirdness. »

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Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi movie in development

17 August 2017 1:09 PM, PDT

Simon Brew Aug 18, 2017

Stephen Daldry is in early talks to direct an Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars spin-off movie.

We were promised this summer that the identity of the next Star Wars anthology feature, due in 2020, would be revealed. It now seems that the film in question will be an Obi-Wan Kenobi anthology movie.

It’s a project that’s certainly been rumoured for some time, and there’s no guarantee that it will be the 2020 release. But there does finally seem substance to it. Whilst a script is not in place yet, nor has a screenwriter been appointed, there is a director involved. Billy Elliot helmer Stephen Daldry is set to be in talk to make the new film.

Disney and Lucasfilm hasn’t confirmed the news, of course, but it’s the first sign of another Star Wars film’s identity being revealed in a while. It does beg »

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BBC set to remake Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds

17 August 2017 9:09 AM, PDT

Kirsten Howard Tony Sokol Aug 18, 2017

The source novel for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic horror film The Birds is to be adapted again for TV by the BBC...

Don’t they ever stop migrating?

The Birds first landed in Cornwall, England, in Daphne du Maurier’s original 1952 book, and Alfred Hitchcock let them loose in Bodega Bay, California, when he made the book into one of his greatest horror films in 1963. Now, the BBC is bringing them back to rural Cornwall for an upcoming contemporary TV drama. The adaptation is likely to be more faithful to the book, rather than be a direct remake of the film.

The Birds will be written by Irish playwright and writer Conor McPherson, who adapted the novella as a stage play in 2009. McPherson also wrote the films The Eclipse and The Actors.

It'll be produced by Heyday Television, the joint venture of feature producer David Heyman (Harry Potter, »

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Geeks Vs Loneliness: the importance of cleaning your windows

17 August 2017 4:16 AM, PDT

Simon Brew Aug 18, 2017

If all else fails, here's why giving your windows a clean might not be a bad thing...

Geeks Vs Loneliness, chums, is the bit on the site where we try and chat about things that may be affecting you, or people around you. Miracle cures are not offered, but we do try and come up with tips that may be of use somewhere along the line. We do appreciate that everyone is different, though!

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This week, then, just a simple tip.

Once of this parish is a splendid person by the name of Sarah. She co-launched this site with me back in the day, and has gone on to do lots of impressive and incredible things. I love her writing, and there’s something she »

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Doctor Foster series 2: first trailer

17 August 2017 3:58 AM, PDT

Kirsten Howard Aug 18, 2017

The BBC's gigantic hit Doctor Foster will return very soon. Watch the first trailer here...

Doctor Foster was a massive and rather unexpected hit for the BBC, racking up 8.2 million viewers weekly and hitting 10.1 million in its series finale. Since the relentlessly popular sitcom Mrs Brown's Boys only gets around 3 million viewers a week, you can imagine how fast plans were put in place for a second run of the disturbing vengeance drama.

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It's been two years since Doctor Foster first aired, and that's where we'll be joining Gemma when the show returns in the next few months. Suranne Jones will be back to play the scorned Gp, and we now have the first series 2 trailer for you to clap your eyes on.

Here it is. »

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Shazam is next DC film to shoot, director confirms

16 August 2017 9:51 PM, PDT

Simon Brew Aug 17, 2017

Aquaman is the DC film currently filming. Shazam, though, is going to be next in the queue...

David F Sandberg’s new film, Annabelle: Creation, has won solid reviews and good box office over the past week. But already, the helmer – who previously gave us Lights Out – is deep into his next film.

He’s making Shazam for Warner Bros, and as it turns out, it’s the next movie on the DC Extended Universe slate to shoot.

He confirmed this in an interview with Filmriot, where he also added that the script for the movie is finished, and it’s pretty much full steam ahead.

He also touched on why Black Adam – set to be played by Dwayne Johnson – doesn’t feature in the movie, and is instead being spun into his own feature. The answer? Inevitably, so Shazam can focus solely on its main character. »

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Metal Gear Solid movie is inching forward

16 August 2017 8:09 PM, PDT

David Crow Aug 17, 2017

Exclusive: Kong director Jordan Vogt-Roberts explains how he’s made new progress on the Metal Gear Solid movie.

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts thinks Hollywood blockbusters are in need of a major shakeup. Last year, he attended San Diego Comic-Con to premiere the very first footage of his film Kong: Skull Island, but when Den Of Geek Us sat down during Sdcc’s final days circa 2017, he now had much on his mind in the way of corporate appropriation of geek culture and how to maintain the credibility that made comics, video games, and their ilk such icons of counterculture in his youth. As we speak, however, he appears incredibly hopeful about genre cinema’s future, especially since he is inching ever closer to making his dream movie: a Metal Gear Solid film.

Indeed, when asked if he’d ever be interested in doing a superhero film, Vogt-Roberts expresses an openness to the idea, »

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St Vincent to direct The Picture Of Dorian Gray

16 August 2017 10:09 AM, PDT

Tony Sokol Aug 17, 2017

Rock star St Vincent will put a feminine spin on Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Annie Clark, who is better known by her rock star name St. Vincent, is directing an adaptation of The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde’s controversial 1890 novel for Lionsgate. The updated film will have a twist. The Picture Of Dorian Grey will be a portrait of a woman.

The Victorian era story of a hedonist who never gets old will be adapted by David Birke (Elle, the upcoming Slender Man).

Multi-instrumentalist St. Vincent started her music career as a member of the Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Stevens's touring band before forming her own band in 2006. She released her debut album Marry Me in 2007. She collaborated with David Byrne for the 2012 album Love This Giant.  Her eponymous album won the Grammy for Best Alternative Album in 2015.

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Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier - the reveal trailer

16 August 2017 8:39 AM, PDT

Matthew Byrd Aug 17, 2017

A videogame based on Planet Of The Apes? Yes please. Here's the first trailer for Planet Of The Apes: Last Frontier...

A new developer called Imaginati has just released a gameplay trailer for Planet Of The Apes: Last Frontier; a game based on the recent revival of the Planet Of The Apes franchise.  

Imaginati is actually a subdivision of the performance capture studio responsible for some of the special effects work featured in recent Planet Of The Apes films, The Imaginarium. In fact, Imaginati is working out of the same facilities used to develop some of the technology used in the recent Planet Of The Apes films. 

Last Frontier is reportedly set between the events of Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and the recent War For The Planet Of The Apes. Specifically, it takes place about a year after Dawn and follows a »

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The Killing Of A Sacred Deer trailer

16 August 2017 8:39 AM, PDT

Tony Sokol Aug 17, 2017

Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman trade anesthesia hits in the new The Killing Of A Sacred Deer trailer.

“A surgeon never kills a patient,” Colin Farrell’s doctor character says in the new trailer for the upcoming A24 psychological horror film The Killing Of A Sacred Deer. “An anesthesiologist can kill a patient but a surgeon never can.”

The film, which co-stars Nicole Kidman and Barry Keoghan (Light Thereafter), is a slow-burning revenge drama in scrubs. The trailer shows Farrell bonding with a young patient, while bits of family history drop like medicine into an IV. Kidman’s character looks like she’s put out from the waist down as the surgical air gets thicker. The Killing Of A Sacred Deer was directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. The screenplay was written by Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer premiered in competition at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. »

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First annual International Thunderbirds Day announced

16 August 2017 3:22 AM, PDT

Kirsten Howard Aug 16, 2017

ITV have set a date for the first annual International Thunderbirds Day, with screenings galore. Here are the details...

ITV are planning a celebration of all things International Rescue-related this year, declaring that the first annual International Thunderbirds Day will take place on the 30th of September. 

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Fans of Gerry Anderson’s classic series and those more familiar with newer incarnation Thunderbirds Are Go will be able to get together and attend screenings of the shows at Vue Cinemas next month.

ITV have released this statement, detailing their first plans for the day.

"Vue Entertainment will be helping fans across the UK celebrate with a programme of exciting exclusive Thunderbirds Day screenings. This unique event, held at 2.00pm on Saturday 30thSeptember, in 52 venues nationwide (in »

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Licence To Drive is set for a remake

15 August 2017 10:17 PM, PDT

Simon Brew Aug 16, 2017

1988's License To Drive, starring Heather Graham and the two Coreys, is getting a Hollywood remake...

We’ve been strangely bereft of movie remake stories for a little while, but rest assured there are plenty still chugging their way through the Hollywood system. Another one is coming too, with the news that 1988 comedy License To Drive is next for a do-over.

The original film starred Corey Haim, Corey Feldman and Heather Graham, and followed a teen who failed his driving test. He celebrates in the time honoured fashion by, er, taking his grandfather’s prized car for a night on the town.

This time around, the two leads in the movie will be female, and the new script is being written by Alisha Brophy and Scott Miles. John Davis is producing the film, and no director has thus far been appointed.

When we get details as to when to expect the movie, »

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