The Invisible Man – approx March 2020

‘The Invisible Man’ Will Make ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ Star Oliver Jackson-Cohen Disappear

invisible man cast

Oliver Jackson-Cohen is about to get transparent for The Invisible Man. The Haunting of Hill House star has landed the titular role in Blumhouse’s horror reboot, which also stars Elisabeth Moss. Leigh Whannel is directing this new take on the tale, which subverts the original story about a mad scientist who ends up turning himself invisible.

THR says Oliver Jackson-Cohen, who played the troubled Luke on Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House, is the new Invisible Man. Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Harriet Dyer, and Storm Reid also star. And while Jackson-Cohen is the one turning invisible, he’s not the lead character here. Instead, the film is told from the perspective of Moss’s Cecilia, “who receives the news of her abusive ex-boyfriend’s suicide. She begins to rebuild her life for the better, but her sense of reality is put into question when she begins to suspect her deceased lover is not actually dead.”

Jackson-Cohen is playing that ex-boyfriend, and as that synopsis suggests, rumors of his death are greatly exaggerated, and he’s still lurking about…unseen. “Part of the reason why I wanted to do it is I actually felt like it was a really feminist story of female empowerment and a victim kind of overcoming something,” Elisabeth Moss said in a previous interview. “I don’t even know what I’m allowed to say about it! I’m not The Invisible Man, but there is an Invisible Man — if that makes any sense.”

While The Invisible Man is being distributed by Universal, it’s not part of their disastrous Dark Universe franchise, which planned to reboot a bunch of classic Universal Monsters for the modern era. That plan instantly fell apart with The Mummy, a movie absolutely no one liked. At first, it looked like Universal might try to soldier on with Bride of Frankenstein, but pre-production on that film was shut down, and the Dark Universe is dead. Now, Universal will try something different, focusing on individual films rather than big connected universes – and honestly, that’s the best way to go.

Director Leigh Whannel wrote scripts for Saw, Insidious and more, and directed the kick-ass horror/sci-fi flick Upgrade. I’m excited to see what he does with this material and have no doubt we’re in for something special.

Count Dracula – mini

FIRST PHOTOS OF CLAES BANG AS COUNT DRACULA IN BBC AND NETFLIX MINI SERIES ARRIVE FROM 19TH CENTURY TRANSYLVANIA!

‘DRACULA’ REVEALS
HIS FANGS & UGLY CLAWS
A dispatch from Transylvania today: first photos from BBC and Netflix three part series DRACULA showing the count in all his scary ugliness.Claes Bang plays the count himself next to always lovely John Heffernan,

Claes Bang takes the lead role of Count Dracula

Joanna Scanlan, Dolly Wells, Morfydd Clark, Lujza Richter, Jonathan Aris, Sacha Dhawan, Nathan Stewart Jarrett, Catherine Schell, Youssef Kerkour, Clive Russell and Mark Gatiss!

DRAC VS VICTORIAN LONDON
The series, which already had some scenes shot in Slovakia, is set in Transylvania in 1897, where the blood drinking Count Vlad is drawing his plans against Victorian London. As the producers say, hell has a new boss! Netflix will air the three 90 minute episode saga around the world with BBC airing it in UK and Ireland this winter!
The series will air on BBC sometime next winter

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Based on The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new epic story, set many years before the events of the movie, and realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects. The world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth is at the heart of Thra, a source of untold power. But it is damaged, corrupted by the evil Skeksis, and a sickness spreads across the land. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, an adventure unfolds as the fires of rebellion are lit and an epic battle for the planet begins.

 

Web channel: Netflix (2019 – now)
Schedule: Fridays (60 min)
Status: In Development; premiering August 2019
Show Type: Animation
Genres: Drama Adventure Fantasy
Episodes ordered: 10 episodes

Netflix – Aug 30th

 

 

 

Krypton – Season 2

MEET THE CHARACTERS FROM THE 2ND SEASON OF KRYPTON SF SERIES SET ON SUPERMAN’S HOME PLANET WITH CAMERON CUFFE, SHAUN SIPOS, EMMETT SCANLAN

 

  ‘KRYPTON’ SF SERIES
SEASON 2 BEGINS NEXT MONTH!

Last summer, which was a deadly season for science fiction as SyFy had decided to cancel Dark Matter

Set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet, Krypton follows Seg-El, the legendary Man of Steel’s grandfather—whose House of El was ostracized and shamed. With Krypton’s leadership in disarray, Seg-El encounters Earthly time-traveler Adam Strange who warns he’s under the clock to save his beloved world from chaos. Fighting to redeem his family’s honor and protect the ones he loves, Seg is also faced with a life and death conflict—save his home planet or let it be destroyed in order to restore the fate of his future grandson.
Network: United States Syfy (2018 – now)
Schedule: Wednesdays at 22:00 (60 min)
Status: Running; returning June 2019
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama Action Science-Fiction
Episodes ordered: 10 episodes
Official site: www.syfy.com

 

Krypton returns June 12th on SyFy

and then later on Z Nation as well, saving only KRYPTON from their leading sf shows. That one is getting its second season next month. June 12th is the start date for the new season of the series that follows Superman’s grandfather back on their home planet.

SECOND SEASON
brings us back to a changed Kandor, locked in a battle over its freedom and its future. General Dru-Zod (Colin Salmon) is now in control. He’s on a ruthless mission to rebuild KRYPTON according to his ideals and to secure its future by conquering the universe. Seg-El (Cameron

The series was renewed while the first season was still airing!

Cuffe) has to unite a dispersed group of resisters in an effort to defeat Zod and restore hope to their beloved planet. He will first have to escape the

New season will have a rich gallery of nasty villains indeed!

Phanton Zone prison, where he’s been trapped with Brainiac (Blake Ritson) There is also the arrival of ultimate villain Doomsday and intergalactic bounty hunter, Lobo (Emmet J. Scanlan).

CAMERON CUFFE

is  the Man of Steel’s grandfather, Seg-El, who brings hope and equality to the planet of Krypton, turning a world in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest superhero ever known.

SHAUN SIPOS

is Adam Strange,  a world-weary, time-travelling human, who finds himself stranded on Krypton as the unlikely mentor to Seg-El. Adam will stop at nothing to ensure that the greatest hero who ever lived actually exists.

 AARON PIERRE

is Dev-Em! Bound to Lyta-Zod, Dev-Em is a Sagitari who has always relishedhis role as a protector of Kandor. He admires Jayna as the perfect template of a warrior, but he’s loved Lyta since childhood, and his jealousy of Seg could destroy everything.

WALLIS DAY

is Nyssa-Vex,  the youngest daughter of House Vex and brilliant lawmaker, she understands the city’s politics and is utterly at home within the establishment of Kandor’s ruling class. She’s adept in the art of political alliance, but it is Seg who will teach her about friendship when she betrays her family for the rebellion.

ANN OGBOMO

is Jayna-Zod,  the leader of Kandor’s Military guild and Lyta’s mother. She has dedicated her life to protecting the city from threats within and without. Shewants nothing more than to leave behind a legacy of ironclad duty. She did, however, have to betray the government and join the rebellion.

IAN MCELHINNEY

is Val-El, Seg’s grandfather and one of Krypton’s greatest scientists, he was instrumental in Krypton’s greatest era of scientific progress, before beingexecuted for treason. After a fourteen-year absence, he returns to become a pivotal player in defeating the threat against Krypton.

GEORGINA CAMPBELL

is Lyta-Zod. Torn between proving herself worthy of the Zod name and her innate desire to help and heal the people of Krypton, Lyta-Zod is fierce andcompassionate. Lyta’s journey of self-discovery means forging her own destiny in the face of what society dictates.

EMMETT SCANLAN
is Lobo, the crazy new villain, one of many, in the new season in which it seems all of the universe’s nastiest villains have their eye on Krypton!  His Lobo is the legendary galactic maniac, a ruthless bounty hunter who murdered his entire species!

His Dark Materials

 ‘HIS DARK MATERIALS’ TRAILER

REVEALS THE POLAR BEAR
An unexpected surprise today is the new trailer for HBO’s and BBC’s HIS DARK MATERIALS epic TV series based on Philip Pullman’s books. James McAvoy plays Lord Asriel in the story about a young girl named Lyra

The series will air later this year on BBC and HBO

Belacqua (Dafne Keen) who travels to the Arctic to find her friend Roger. Lyra’s journey brings her on a considerable adventure across worlds and lands her in the midst of a massive war being waged across existence.