Power Rangers is now a 20-year old franchise. Created by sourcing fight footage and costumes from the Japanese Super Sentai franchise (which has been running even longer), the series focus on a usually five member team of teenagers who are granted the power to become an elite colour-coded team of warriors to help a wise mentor […]
Surprising absolutely nobody, the CW network rewarded its most popular series “Arrow” with an early renewal for a third season. While not the highest-rated, “Arrow” is currently the network’s most-viewed series, drawing 3.9 million total viewers for the current season. “Arrow” is currently on hiatus during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and will […]
Live-Action "Akira" Director Says Source Material and Japanese Culture Don't Have "Strong Characters"
ComingSoon.net has interviewed Jaume Collet-Serra, director of the upcoming Liam Neeson action vehicle Non-Stop, about his work on the live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira. He says that he is continuing to work on the adaptation (which Warner Bros. shelved due to budget concerns), but that the material is proving difficult to adapt. He invites […]
The cast for Fox’s upcoming Batman origins-themed television series keeps getting larger and larger with the recent addition of Canadian actor Donal Logue [“Copper”] as Detective Harvey Bullock, a Clint Eastwood, Dirty Harry-type of detective who skirts rules but gets results against the baddies of Gotham City. “Gotham” is expected to debut later in 2014.
CW rolled out Grant Gustin as the young Flash coming from Central City as an assistant forensic scientist earlier this season on its “Arrow” television series, then after a couple of appearances, put him in a coma until he awakens from his CW-induced coma and reappears a few weeks from now in an “Arrow” episode. […]
Tarzan is about to receive a jungle reboot with Alexander Skarsgard [“True Blood”] playing the film role originally made popular by Johnny Weissmuller. The new version of Tarzan will be a3D, live-action reboot will also have Margot Robbie [“The Wolf of Wall Street”] as Jane Porter. The rebooted “Tarzan” is currently scheduled for a release […]
The upcoming new Batman-themed origin series, “Gotham”, on Fox has cast the roles of the young Alfred Pennyworth – trusted butler to Bruce Wayne/Batman – as well as well-known villain, Penguin. Alfred will be played by Sean Pertwee [“Alan Partridge”] while Penguin is Robin Taylor [“Cold Comes The Night”]. Earlier this month, the young Commissioner […]
Disney XD – Disney’s network targeting pre-teen boys – has signed up Jacob Bertrand [“Bubble Guppies”] to play the lead character in a pair of pilot episodes of “Kirby Buckets”, an animated/live action hybrid show about a young boy who dreams of being an animator and creates a world filled with friends derived from his […]