A vaguely interesting concept becomes a true mess
by JOHN VINCENT
Rumored plans to merge franchise come to fruition for Bryan Singer
Let's hope the teaming up of Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy in a film goes better than the pairing of Patrick Stewart and William Shatner in "Star Trek Generations" 18 years ago -- where one character ended up buried in a rocky grave. Stewart, who played Professor X in three X-Men films in the ...Read More
Doesn't mean Warner Bros. won't approach him, however
Superhero movie fans, wanting to see exactly how DC Comics will answer the blockbuster hit "The Avengers" from Marvel, were abuzz with the possibility this week that actor and director Ben Affleck might take on "Justice League." And while there is nothing wrong with Warner Bros. approaching the O ...Read More
Could Bryan Singer be on the right track in his film project?
If you were to describe progress on a "Battlestar Galactica" big-screen adaptation, "slow" might be the best word. And for a while, I felt that was perfect. Because to me, the slower a project develops, the less likely it will ever be completed -- especially with someone as busy as director Bryan ...Read More
Bryan Singer said script is now in revision stages
Bryan Singer is moving forward with his "Battlestar Galactica" movie project, but he doesn't seem as ready to walk all over the Syfy revival of the series as some fans had originally feared. Singer recently talked with IGN about the project, and while he was cautious to share too much about its p ...Read More
He and former 'Voyager' writer Bryan Fuller want to take on the franchise
Bryan Singer hasn't been doing much original material lately, with rehashes of "Battlestar Galactica" for the big screen and "The Munsters" for television on his plate. So why stop when it comes to one of the largest television franchises of all time, Star Trek? Singer and former "Star Trek: Voya ...Read More
PLUS: Casting a film like 'Akira' has become much more difficult
It's not easy choosing the top newsmakers on Airlock Alpha every year. The entire GenreNexus of sites (which also include Rabid Doll and Inside Blip) publish hundreds of stories each year, and it's sometimes tough to decide which was the most important, and which are worthy of forgetting. As w ...Read More
Forget 'Battlestar Galactica,' Bryan Singer is thinking of his next project
If there was someone obsessed with bringing 1970s television shows to the big screen, it looks like Bryan Singer is your man. Singer, who already has plans to adapt the original version of "Battlestar Galactica," apparently is also thinking about another film that will make Baby Boomers happy: A ...Read More
Could it be ready in time for the franchise's 50th anniversary?
What does Harry Potter and "Doctor Who" have in common? Besides being born and raised in Great Britain, the two franchises now have a new link: David Yates. Yates, who most recently directed both parts of the finale "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," told Variety that it will be he -- not Ru ...Read More
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's ... a Brit?
Names have been discussed for months on who would don the Man-of-Steel's cape and tights for the next outing in the venerable DC movie franchise. Now, finally, a decision has been made. British actor Henry Cavill has landed the role of Clark Kent in Zack Snyder's upcoming Superman movie, quashing ...Read More
'Hobbit' director says he'd be interested in doing BBC series
"Doctor Who" is no stranger to pulling in some big names to write, but how about a big name to direct? Like one Peter Jackson? Fans are starting to organize a bit to try and convince Jackson, who is busy at work on his Lord of the Rings followup trilogy "The Hobbit" to stop by Wales and film a li ...Read More