Tom Osborne

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After what can charitably be described as “a carreer lull” (and can uncharitably be described as “The Crappening”), M. Night Shyamalan is enjoying an impressive resurgence, with many seeing his recent work, particularly, this year’s Split, as a remarkable return to form. Fans are excited then that his next project, Glass, will combine the universes of two of his most beloved films: Unbreakable and Split. According to reports, the much-anticipated project could start shooting as early as next month. (more…)

Marvel and Netflix To Up Their TV Game In 2017

Marvel’s cinematic universe has an angsty, brooding cousin on television. While the MCU flits about with interdimensional beings, ancient gods and big green men in torn shorts, the TV world of Marvel prefers to hang around in dark alleys, flipping coins and biting toothpicks. With the arrival of The Defenders later this month, Marvel will tie some of its most compelling on-screen characters together into a single storyline, and truly establish its TV output as a universe in its own right. However, might they have bitten off more than they can chew? (more…)

While the world eagerly anticipates the arrival of Stranger Things’ second season this October, its creators are already thinking about the show’s climax. The Netflix original series defied the odds, and swiftly becoming one of the most talked about shows of the year despite the fact it doesn’t rely on a plethora of Hollywood stars or aggressive marketing campaigns. Instead, Stranger Things charmed and terrified its audiences in equal measure, combining strong characterisation and visceral horror with a liberal dose of 80s nostalgia. At this year’s Comic Con, the series’ creators and executive producers Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer, and Shawn Levy gave some hints as to how they see the series panning out. (more…)

 

From The Jungle Book to Beauty and the Beast to Guy Ritchie’s upcoming Aladdin project, Disney is ransacking their extensive back catalogue for any beloved cartoon that they can drag into the three-dimensional world. Next up is Dumbo, the heart-warming tale of an ostracized elephant who finds that his oversized ears allow him to reach for the skies. At D23 we learned who was behind the project, and got our first glimpse at what the production could look like. (more…)

Widely considered one of the best science fiction movies of all time, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner stunned audiences in 1982 with its arresting visual style, cerebral storyline and moving performances. For years, the idea of a Blade Runner sequel was considered the whimsical daydream of only the most naive of nerds, but now Blade Runner 2049 is happening and the internet is tripping over its crocs to figure out what shape the plot will take. Today, three more images from the film were released, and already we’re picking them apart for clues like crazed nerd vultures. (more…)

The world is bracing itself for the imminent release of War for the Planet of The Apes, but already director Matt Reeves has his eyes on his next big project; the solo Batman movie. With Ben Affleck out of the picture as director, Reeves is considering rewrites that could take the caped crusader in a bold new direction. Originally due to start shooting later this year, The Batman has been pushed back into 2018 to accommodate the director’s busy schedule. From Alfred Hitchcock to Christopher Nolan, Reeves wears his influences on his sleeve, recently outlining his plans for the world’s greatest detective. (more…)

After enjoying box office successes with The Book of Eli and Rogue one, Gary Whitta is a pretty hot screenwriting property right now. His next project is an adaptation of Mark Millar’s six-issue miniseries Starlight. News about the Sci-fi project has been scarce up to now, but rumours about FOX’s favourite to play the lead have begun to circulate, and let’s just say that lead character Duke McQueen’s day is going to get off to a Rocky start… (more…)

Do you want to visit Gotham city? The dark, twisted labyrinth of grime and sin, home to an army of psychotic villains and cut-throats? If so, you might be in desperate need of psychotherapy but, thanks to a new deal struck by Warner Bros. and Abu Dhabi’s Miral, you might also be in luck. Abu Dhabi has always been a city obsessed with racing towards world firsts, even when no one else is running (world’s furthest leaning man-made tower, anyone?) Now, they’re about to become the first city to have a recreation of Batman’s hometown and for those who can afford the flight, this could be a childhood dream come true. (more…)

Rick and Morty fans have been salivating ever since the surprise Season 3 premiere aired, both at the prospect of a new season this summer and, of course, over Szechuan Chicken McNugget sauce. For those that can’t wait, the team behind Adult Swim‘s animated Sci-fi adventures have taken that Rick and Morty madness and translated it into a VR experience. So if it’s your dream to be belched at by an alcoholic scientist while learning valuable lessons about the futility of life as a clone, boy are you in luck! (more…)

It has only been a few weeks since Joss Whedon was tapped to take on the Batgirl project as a director and already names of actresses are flying around the internet like a big swarm of…oh…you know the things…leathery wings? Ah never mind, it’ll come back to us. The Avengers director may well be the fan favourite to direct pretty much anything comic-related these days, but he recently hinted that when it comes to casting his Batgirl, he’s not necessarily going to go with the will of the crowd. (more…)