The BBC has announced that this Sunday, July 16th, after the Wimbledon Finals, they will be revealing the identity of the 13th Doctor. This has been a long time coming, and the longest casting reveal in the history of Doctor Who (outside of the reboot). It’s anyone’s guess as to the identity, as it’s been kept immensely hush-hush.
Peter Capaldi was thrown around as a favorite very early-on, so it wasn’t much of a surprise. However, with names like Tilda Swinton, and Kris Marshall taking the reins here, this should be a great reveal.
Neil Blomkamp has released a mysterious trailer for his new project: Oats Studios. The film is the first in a series of short film compilations that spotlight various stories after an alien invasion. Genre regulars Dakota Fanning, and Sigourney Weaver are both shown, along with Blomkamp’s trademark incredible creature and prop design.
There’s currently no release date for any of the films, but they will potentially be releasing on YouTube, with many of the visual effects assets and more features to be released alongside the films on Steam.
One of my most anticipated new films, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets has released its final trailer, and managed to one-up itself once again with even more visual spectacle. The fact that the trailer is set to a beautiful orchestral version of what sounds like Coolio’s “Gangster’s Paradise” just makes it even more amazing.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is from director Luc Besson, and will hit theaters July 21, 2017.
One of the most inspiring, yet oft-forgotten manga phenomenon of years past, was an inventive series by writer/artist Tsutomu Nihei, known as BLAME! (pronounced blam). The series is a one-of-a-kind exploration thriller in a dystopian world, where an intelligent city has taken control of its own fate, and for thousands of years had already expanded into the cosmos, building itself higher and higher. It’s a lonely story, following the journey of a mysterious man named Killy, on his search for the Net Terminal Gene, in order to take back control of the city.
In order to keep order and peace in the city, it built the Safeguards, in an attempt to extinguish human life within itself. Humans, as they are prone to do, adapted to survive, with small villages finding haven throughout the city, unaware of each other’s existence. It’s an intensely original premise, with fantastic art to anchor it all. With that in mind, was this feature film able to capture the spirit of the original work? Hit the jump to find out.
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Holy… this is so awesome. CBS has finally made available the first trailer for All Access Exclusive Star Trek: Discovery, and it is absolutely gorgeous. The first new Star Trek television series in 13 years, we get a look at the new ships, new uniforms, new aliens, and new crew, as well as a complete re-design for the Klingon people, which looks incredible.
The Star Trek: Discovery cast includes Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham, Michelle Yeoh as Captain Philippa Georgiou, Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca, Doug Jones as science officer Saru, Anthony Rapp as fellow science officer Stamets, Terry Serpico as Starfleet admiral Anderson, Maulik Pancholy as chief medical officer Nambue, James Frain as Sarek, astrophysicist and father of Spock, and Rainn Wilson as Harry Mudd.