Heroes creator Tim Kring and 24 star Kiefer Sutherland are collaborating on a new genre-esque series that has just gotten the green light for production from Fox, Touch.
Touch, which has a 12-episode commitment, stars Emmy and Golden Globe winner Kiefer Sutherland and will join the schedule in the spring of 2012. The pilot was directed and executive-produced by Francis Lawrence (Water for Elephants), and the show comes from Chernin Entertainment and Tailwind Productions.
Written by: Daniel Corey
Art by : Anthony Diecidue
I’m a big fan of the Sherlock Holmes series. I enjoy the complexity of the mysteries, the science used to solve the cases, and I really enjoy the character that inhabit the world of Sherlock Holmes. Moriarty is one of the characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that has actually had a much larger role in the films and movies based on the original series of books than he ever did in the two books he actually appeared in and that’s not a bad thing. Writers and filmmakers over the years have expanded on the myth of Moriarty so much that he has now become synonomous with Sherlock Holmes and now you can follow his post Sherlock Holmes life in Moriarty: The Dark Chamber.
The Dark Chamber picks up some 20 years after the death of Sherlock Holmes. Having spent the last 20 years trying to escape the demons of his past, Moriarty has now taken on a new persona and picked up where Sherlock Holmes left off, just on the dark side. He is now an investigator of sorts for the criminal underworld who also dabbles in shipping to fill his free time and give him a legitimate front. Just when things are seeming to reach normality he is threatened by a force from his past when he is hired to find Sherlock Holmes’ missing brother as well as a former professor he once knew who has also gone missing. This of course leads him back into a world he has been very careful to avoid, putting himself and everything he has worked for over the past 20 years, in danger.
I didn’t really know what to expect when I picked this book up but I soon found myself engrossed in an exciting tale not unlike many of the original Sherlock Holmes mysteries. While the dialogue was at times a bit wordy, I never found myself bored, I actually quite enjoyed the witty banter of the many back and forth conversations Moriarty had while trying to suss out clues from the crafty thieves and villains that populate this book. I would definitly recommend this to both fans of the Sherlock Holmes series as well as anyone just looking for a good read.
Thanks to our friends over at HeyUGuys, we have this interesting new 25 minute making of featurette for the highly anticipated HBO series, Game of Thrones…
Summers span decades, winters can last a lifetime, and the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond.Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men
PopCandies TV dropped a new Wonder Woman video straight from the set of the new tv show. Hit the jump to check it out.
The video is a bit boring, but hey it’s our first glimpse of the new Wonder Woman in action. What say you? Are you going to watch the pilot? What does this show need to really rake in the viewers? Sound off below!
The director of Monsters, Gareth Edwards was chosen to direct an American reboot for the famed Japanese monster movie series Godzilla. Now he talks a little bit more about the project and why it must be done right…
For a while now another Godzilla movie has been talked about. After rumors of directors like Guillermo Del Toro helming the project. But news later broke that the director of Monsters Gareth Edwards would be directing the reboot to the incredibly popular movie franchise.
After the latest American Godzilla starring Mathew Broderick failed fans were hessitant about another American made Godzilla movie. Edwards agrees with fans that this franchise must be done the right way:
“I’m a big fan,”Edwards tells Shock, palpably choosing his words wisely when it comes to talking about his latest endeavor. “I guess I will say I’m highly aware – and everyone involved is incredibly aware – of everyone’s opinions on what this film has to do and what it has to be. And no one will do anything but the right thing. Without addressing anything specific, everyone knows how important is to get it right.”
Edwards is not allowed to talk about the script that is being written but did reveal he will not be writing it.
Edwards also talked about how he got acquainted with the franchise:
“My earliest memories was channel 4, they showed them every Friday night. As a kid I wasn’t quite sure about the dubbing, the English-dubbed versions. They threw me for a bit. I love science fiction and, well I call them B movies but they’re not, but I love ’60s and ’70s sci-fi. But these would come on and be dubbed and it would take my kid brain to adjust to the dubbing. It took me some time to get through that.”
The Gareth Edwards helmed Godzilla reboot hiits theaters in 2012
The veteran showrunner is optimistic that his vision for a Wonder Woman tv series will still happen, despite the pretty major setback reported on this week…
Even though broadcast networks passed on his script this week David E Kelley still sounds pretty sure Wonder Woman will make it to our tv screens next year..
“I think the likelihood is we’ll see it next year, I’m being optimistic but I don’t think I’m being unrealistic.”
Kelley said that he was going to bring the project back to NBC, who reportedly passed first time around. But he maintains that the script being “rolled out very late in the game” may have had something to do with this.
From The Hollywood Reporter..
He(Kelley) said that the network(ABC), premiering his new legal drama Harry’s Law on Monday, which he was promoting at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, would be a “good home for it” under incoming programming chief Robert Greenblatt.
“I like to think of it as a smart script and I know he responds to smart material,” Kelley said Thursday of his vision in which Wonder Woman would be explored as a “real complex woman and not just a superhero.”
Kelley also mentioned that it’s a “possibility” Wonder Woman could land at cable.
What do you think? Is there still a chance we will see Princess Diana grace our screens, or is this just wishful thinking on Kelley’s part? Many fans actually sounded relieved that a tv show wasn’t on the cards anymore, under the impression that it might make DC Entertainment and WB wake up to the fact that its a movie that the majority want to see. Of course we could always have both, but if it has to be one of the other, I’m going with the bigger screen.
Fox has released an official series premise/synopsis for Terra Nova, in which 1,000 people from a depleted earth travel back 85 million years in time to give humanity a second chance. The dinosaurs of the period may have something else in mind.
Beginning with a two-night series preview on May 23 and 24, Terra Nova will become a regular series in the fall.
An epic family adventure 85 million years in the making, TERRA NOVA follows an ordinary family embarking on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a daring experiment to save the human race. In the year 2149 the world is dying. The planet is overdeveloped, overcrowded and overpolluted. With no known way to reverse the damage to the planet, scientists discover a portal to prehistoric Earth. This doorway leads to an amazing world, one that allows for a last-ditch effort to save the human race