DAN STEVENS FOR
According to the latest rumours from Hollywood, DOWNTON ABBEY star Dan Stevens is currently the main contender for the lead role in the remake of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK! Charlie Hunnam and Jon Bernthal from THE WALKING DEAD are also in the run. The sf classic was set in a future world following convicted bank robber Snake Plissken who is tasked with saving the US president after Air Force One crashlands in Manhattan, which is now a maximum-security prison. Rumour has it that the producers will try to develop strong characters in the form of co-leads with possible sequels in mind. Some of them will include schizophrenic travel guide Cabbie, war journalist Mina, presidential security detail survivor Gareth and Snake's former crime partner Brain.
1ST 'KILLJOYS' SF SHOW IMAGE
LUKE MACFARLANE AS INTER- GALACTIC BOUNTY HUNTERFirst image revealing the cast has been released for SyFy's upcoming sf series KILLJOYS which follows a fun-loving, hard living trio of interplanetary bounty hunters sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants throughout the Quad, a distant system on the brink of a bloody, multiplanetary class war. Luke Macfarlane plays a dashing tactician and an expert fighter, Aaron Ashmore is a kindhearted peacemaker who hates conflict, while Hannah John Kamen is a flirtatious but beloved member of the team.
1ST 'MARCO POLO' EPIC TV SHOW
PICS WITH LORENZO RICHELMY
Sometime ago I've shown you the first set pictures from Netflix historical adventure series MARCO POLO but now we have the official ones. The series, produced by the Weinstein company, will have all of it's ten episodes available for viewing at Netflix from December 12th! You can now see the first images of Italian actor Lorenzo Richelmy as the famed explorer whose journey takes him to the centre of a brutal war in 13th century China, a world replete with exotic martial arts, political skulduggery, spectacular battles and sexual intrigue. Benedict Wong (PROMETHEUS), Zhu Zhu (CLOUD ATLAS), Tom Wu (SKYFALL), Remy Hii (TREADING WATER) and Rick Yune (OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN, THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS) are also in the cast of the ten episode series which will be released at Netflix at the end of the year!