EXCLUSIVE: Mark A. Altman talks about adapting the 1999 cult film for TV; Kickstarter effort poised to wrap
by BRYANT L. GRIFFIN
David Yates in talks to helm 'Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them'
David Yates is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to direct the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off "Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them," according to Variety. Yates previously directed "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and both parts of "Harry Pot ...Read More
Yet, David Yates seems to still be working on such a plan
David Yates has become a celebrated director, thanks to his stunning work in the Harry Potter universe. But could he really be working on his own version of "Doctor Who" set for the big screen? Absolutely not. And that's directly from Steven Moffat, the current torchbearer for the Doctor Who fran ...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
Steven Moffat, David Yates clashing over new project
If "Doctor Who" ever makes it to the big screen, it will star Matt Smith (or whoever replaces him), and will be within the universe of the current television series. That's what "Doctor Who" television showrunner Steven Moffat wants fans to know, even as talk about a new movie that wouldn't invol ...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
Seventh film in the storied Warner Bros. franchise breaks box office records
The darker Harry Potter gets, the more fans love it. The first part of the young wizard's last chapter conjured up record audiences, pulling in $125.1 million for its opening weekend. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1" broke opening day records for the previous six movies, easily d ...Read More
Neil Gaiman earns his fifth award at Chicon 7
By Juan Sanmiguel "Doctor Who" continued its domination of the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation-Short Form by taking home an award for "The Doctor's Wife," which was written by Neil Gaiman and directed by Richard Clark. But the British series was not alone. The entire first season of ...Read More
Still wants to make a trilogy out of his original 1994 film, however
Dean Devlin has done something that many fans thought was not possible: He actually said something nice about the television franchise loosely based on his 1994 film "Stargate." Talking with Collider, Devlin said he still wants to follow up the 1994 film with two more to make it a trilogy. And no ...Read More
Could this be the year of the superhero? Or the final year of the wizards?
The movie categories have always been interesting ones for the Airlock Alpha Portal Awards, especially at times when readers have questioned how much of a "genre" film certain productions are, and if the biggest box office winners are usually the winners here as well. The fact is, the movie categ ...Read More
On the television side, 'Breaking Bad' and 'American Horror Story' lead the way
The Saturn Awards love Harry Potter, and isn't afraid to show it just as the movie franchise comes to an end. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2" earned 10 nominations, tying Oscar-nominated "Hugo" for most nominations. "Super 8" from director and writer J.J. Abrams was not far behind ...Read More