As Syfy continues to get back to a place where they’re not known for just bad movies and wrestling, while still running bad movies and wrestling, they are starting to produce more quality original programming. Part of that plan is a series based on The Expanse series of novels by James S.A. Corey (the combined pen name of writers Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck). The first trailer has now been released for the television series, and it’s looking pretty good.
Check out the trailer below and let us know if this gets you excited for the series. If you’ve read the book, do you think they’ve captured the spirit of the novel? Be sure to keep a look out as we get closer to the series official release date.
The Tomb Raider reboot that entered development not long ago has yet to evolve beyond the embryonic stage, but recently producer Graham King (The Departed) discussed the likely direction the new film will likely be taking with in an interview with Coming Soon.
According to King, the new Tomb Raider adventure being scripted by the Children of Men and Iron Man screenwriting team of Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby will follow the current trend of reviving franchises by exploring the origins of the Lara Croft character, previously played in two films by Angelina Jolie.
A pair of writers have been hired to pen the script for a planned reboot of the Tomb Raider movie franchise. GK Films has brought in Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, who have worked together on movies like Children of Men, Iron Man, and Cowboys & Aliens, to write the reboot…and they have big plans in mind.
The duo boldly state that they want to take the strong lead female character, Lara Croft, and put together an origins story that will see her joining the ranks of the all-time most badass female leads like Ripley from Alien (Sigourney Weaver) and Sarah Connor from the Terminator movies (most notably played by Linda Hamilton).
We’ve known for a while now that a live-action version of popular Japanese anime Akira was on the way through Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Appian Way Productions. Apart from knowing this, not many updates have been offered so far, but according to NY Mag’s Vulture Blog, a director — or directors — are about to be obtained.
Sources say that Warner Brothers is in negotiations with the Hughes Brothers, Allen and Albert, to take on the remake. The brothers are just coming off of a WB project with the post-apocalyptic drama, The Book of Eli with Denzel Washington. It would appear that the studio very much liked what the duo did with that property, and that it would best to scoop them right back up again here.
MTV did a little looking into who could possibly be the villain in The Avengers movie, which has many superheroes fighting together as a team. When asking The Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier, he said he would rather they used a hero as the villain.
So, how about the Hulk himself?
The boys who wrote Iron Man, Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, happen to think that’s a fantastic idea, stating that they believe everything has come around perfectly for Hulk to be the hero-villain in The Avengers.