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Writer Jay Basu Added to ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Film

Sounds like someone is spinning up their FTLs on that much maligned Battlestar Galactica feature film, as a new writer has been added to the project. The Girl In The Spider’s Web scribe Jay Basu has reportedly been tapped to write a new version of the script for the film, taking over the position from Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy. Sounds like Francis […]

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Aquaman’s Jason Momoa Tapped to Lead Apple’s Futuristic Series ‘See’

Aquaman‘s Jason Momoa is going from being “The King of the Seven Seas” to being a blind warrior in a sightless society, tapped as the lead in Apple‘s futuristic original drama series See. Spearheaded by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight and director Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2), the […]

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‘Red Sparrow’ Director Francis Lawrence Talks Reboot Battlestar Galactica Film

I’ll admit it right off: I do not want or need a new Battlestar Galactica. Ron Moore‘s reimagined series is the touchstone example of how to take an existing franchise and update it, modern story and modern casting at it’s best.  For whatever reason, Universal decided in 2014 it was time (already, wth) to redo the […]

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Jennifer Lawrence’s Black Widow Movie, Red Sparrow, Gets a New Poster and TV Spot

Fox has released a new poster and TV spot for Red Sparrow, the Jennifer Lawrence flick in which Lawrence plays, basically, Marvel’s Black Widow. Check out the description: Dominika Egorova is many things. A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs. A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind […]



Hunger Games’ Francis Lawrence To Direct Neverwhere TV Project

Deadline reports director Francis Lawrence, of the later three Hunger Games films has signed on to direct and produce a new television series based on Neil Gaiman‘s BBC miniseries and novel Neverwhere. He will also serve in the same capacity on an adaption Charles Belfoure‘s House Of Thieves. Deadline describes Neverwhere as centering on Richard Mayhew, who […]









Hunger Games Threequel Officially Split Into Two Movies, Casting Updates And More

Lionsgate have officially announced release dates for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One and Part Two. They fall on  November 21st, 2014 and November 20th, 2015. With The Hunger Games: Catching Fire set for November 22nd, 2013, they’ve essentially staked out the Thanksgiving holiday for three years in a row. It’s debatable that Mockingjay needs two […]

The Hunger Games Sequel To Feature Some IMAX Sequences

The next film to join the craze of IMAXing certain sequences will be The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The large format film company have themselves announced that Francis Lawrence and team will shoot some of the movie in the large format, and the remainder will be digitally upscaled. The Dark Knight was the first film […]


Finally Some Good News For The Hunger Games – Michael Arndt Sought For Rewrite

Lionsgate are looking to draft Michael Arndt, the writer of Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3, to rework the script for Catching Fire, the second film in the Hunger Games series. This is a very good thing. Arndt is a deft writer with an outstanding grasp of structure and cinematic storytelling techniques. Heat Vision […]