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Bruce Boxleitner enters Syfy’s 51

Posted by LiveFor on April 24, 2010

Bruce Boxleitner (Babylon 5, Tron Legacy) will star as a military hero nearing retirement in the upcoming Syfy Saturday Original Movie, 51. The movie is scheduled to premiere on Syfy in 2011.

A co-production with After Dark Films, 51, co-starring John Shea (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) chronicles what happens after political pressure from the American public forces the Air Force to allow a few well-known reporters limited access to the most secretive base on the planet: Area 51, the rumored repository of captured alien technology and extra-terrestrial beings. When one of the base’s hidden “long term visitors” exploits this unprecedented visit as a chance to liberate himself and his fellow alien captives, Area 51 turns from a secure military installation to a horrifying destination of terror. Directed by Jason Connery (The Devil’s Tomb).

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

After Dark Films, an Independent motion picture studio, was formed in 2006 by director/filmmaker Courtney Solomon and Hong Kong based real estate magnate Allan Zeman. After Dark Films’ first motion picture film release was An American Haunting (2006) starring Sissy Spacek and Donald Sutherland. Co-founder and CEO Courtney Solomon wrote, produced, and directed this film under the newly formed After Dark Films banner. The Horrorfest: 8 Films to Die For brand was launched in 2006, creating the first festival of its kind, a week-long nationwide theatrical event that gives horror fans the chance to enjoy 8 new films that push the envelope and span across the genre from supernatural to psychological to creature features.

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The Phantom – Syfy’s reboot of the Ghost Who Walks

Posted by LiveFor on April 23, 2010

THE PHANTOM original miniseries event premieres 2010 on Syfy

The legendary superhero returns in this modern-day and action packed miniseries event. When Kit Walker (Ryan Carnes) learns of his father’s death, the adventurous young man inherits the mantle of his superhero father. As the new Phantom, the 21st in the Walker line, Kit vows to uphold and honor his ancestors’ creed—to fight crime and injustice throughout the world.

Er, not sure about this one. Maybe it should be the Ghost who shouldn’t bother. Hopefully it is just the trailer but this looks like a mix of many other things. We shall have to wait and see.

Billy Zane couldn’t manage to bring the classic pulp hero into our hearts and not sure if this will either.

What did you think of the trailer?

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Red – First look at Felicia Day in the Red Riding Hood SyFy film

Posted by LiveFor on March 15, 2010

This is the SyFy film that has nothing to do with the Warren Ellis comic book movie Red starring Bruce Willis.

I mentioned SyFy’s Red a few days ago and now we have this photo of Felicia Day with a gun and it looks as if some kind of creature has just gone bye bye in front of here.

Red (Day) brings her fiancé home, where he meets the family and learns about their business – hunting werewolves. He’s skeptical until bitten by a werewolf. When her family insists he must be killed, Red tries saving him. Red also stars Kavan Smith (Stargate Atlantis) and Stephen McHattie (Pontypool).

Source: STYD

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Felicia Day sees Red in Syfy Original Movie

Posted by LiveFor on March 9, 2010

Felicia Day, star of web videos The Guild and Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog, and Dollhouse who also played “Vi” in the final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will portray a werewolf-hunting descendant of Little Red Riding Hood in the new Syfy Saturday Original Movie, Red (not to be confused with the adaption of Warren Ellis’ comic book Red starring Bruce Willis or the film from a few years ago called Red starring Brian Cox or Warren Beatty’s Reds or the reimagining of Red Riding Hood in a gothic style heading to the big screen starring Amanda Seyfried).

Scheduled to premiere in 2011, Red is Syfy’s latest re-imagining of classic fairy tales, legends and pop culture characters. The new line of films launched with Beauty and the Beasts: A Dark Tale, which starred Estella Warren, on February 27.

Syfy, one of television’s most prolific producers of original movies, is also developing films around the stories of Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor and Hansel & Gretel, among other projects.

In the action-packed Red, Red (Day) brings her fiancé home, where he meets the family and learns about their business – hunting werewolves. He’s skeptical until bitten by a werewolf. When her family insists he must be killed, Red tries saving him. Red also stars Kavan Smith (Stargate Atlantis) and Stephen McHattie (Watchmen and he was amazing in Pontypool).

In addition to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Felicia is most widely known for her work in web video. She co-starred in Joss Whedon’s Internet musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog, which was voted the Best Web TV of 2008 by Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and People Magazine.

Currently she stars in the web series The Guild, which she created, writes and stars in. The Guild was the winner of the YouTube, Yahoo and SXSW Best Web Series Awards for 2008. The series has generated more than 50 million views web-wide. Day also has a hugely popular Twitter following, reaching more than 1.7 million fans.

Here endeth the press release. Day is cool so I imagine this will have some watchable moments and McHattie is always great to watch. We shall see what we shall see.

Any Felicia fans out there looking forward to this?

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Chuck – Poster for Season 3 – No more Mr Nice Spy

Posted by LiveFor on December 17, 2009

SyFy will be airing an 8-hour marathon of Chuck on Thursday, 7th January in the US to help promote the show’s two-hour season premiere on 10th January.

Source: Collider

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Being Human – The Vampire, Ghost, Werewolf UK TV series to be remade in USA

Posted by LiveFor on October 29, 2009

being humanSyfy has handed out a 13-episode order to a U.S. version of the great BBC show Being Human according to THR.

The show revolves around three twentysomething roommates — who happen to be a ghost (Lenora Crichlow), a vampire (Aidan Turner) and a werewolf (Russell Tovey) — as they help one another navigate the complexities of living double lives.

The original series had an initial six-episode run on digital channel BBC Three. It was so successful that the show got a second window on BBC One. It is slated to return early next year for an eight-episode second season and I can’t wait as the first series was brilliant – funny, intelligent, cool and a bit spooky in places (although the werewolf costume needs a bit of work)

The deal for a U.S. take on the show at Syfy marks the first scripted series order for the cable network following its rebranding this summer designed to attract broader audience. It also marks the first scripted series order for RDF Media USA.

“Human” appeared on Syfy’s radar about two years ago when the network was given the pilot script by the BBC, which was seeking to bring in the U.S. cable network in as co-producer. It was too late in the process, so Syfy brass passed but became instant fans of the material.

“It turned out great as we can now do an American version,” Syfy president Dave Howe said. “We’ve always been keen on vampires and werewolves, and we loved the originality of ‘Being Human,’ the fact that the fantastical creatures in it are very young, accessible and charming.”

Howe stressed that Syfy is not going to “slavishly replicate the British version.” Some of network’s core audience already might be familiar with the original series, which runs in the U.S. on BBC America.

The search is on for a writer to adapt “Human,” with Syfy targeting a launch in late 2010.

What did you think of the BBC Being Human? Do you think it will work in an American setting? Who could play the three characters in the US version?

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Alien Western – James Marsters will hang ’em high!

Posted by LiveFor on May 5, 2009

I’ve always liked James Marsters as an actor. He was brilliant as Spike in Buffy. Now it looks as if he is trying to get over the Dragonball film and is starring in a Western with sci-fi trappings. Alien Western – That’s a poor name to be honest but I do like the design of the alien and I’m a big fan of Westerns.

With this show and Cowboys & Aliens in development it looks as if the genre mash-up will be around for a while. Marsters stars as Sam Danville, a prisoner who’s about to be executed, but his day of reckoning is interrupted by an alien attack.

James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Smallville, Torchwood) and Cindy Sampson (Supernatural) star in this action-packed World Premiere thriller from RHI Entertainment, a small town in the untamed West comes under attack by a full-scale alien invasion. No one invited them, but nothing can stop them!

Alien Western premieres on the Syfy Channel on June 1st and there are a few trailers and clips below.

Source: io9

Will you be watching this?

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Caprica – Some clips from the Battlestar Galactica prequel

Posted by LiveFor on March 24, 2009

Now that Battlestar Galactica is over the attention is now on the prequel series Caprica. Below is the series synopsis from the Sci-Fi Channel or Syfy, along with some clips from the show.

An astonishing breakthrough is taking shape on the planet Caprica. The rapidly evolving spheres of human and mechanical engineering have collided, along with the fates of two families. Joined by tragedy in an explosive instant of terror, two rival clans led by powerful patriarchs, Joseph Adama (Esai Morales) and Daniel Greystone (Eric Stoltz) duel in an era of questionable ethics, corporate machinations and unbridled personal ambition as the final war for humanity looms. The latest phenomenon from the executive producers of Battlestar Galactica (Ronald D. Moore and David Eick), set in a time over 50 years earlier, Caprica is entirely its own world – provocative, thrilling and startling relevant to our own.

Having watched the clips do you feel this will be a worthy replacement for Battlestar Galactica?

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Holy Billy Zane – The Phantom may become a TV series.

Posted by LiveFor on March 23, 2009

A while back I mentioned that the old comic book character, The Phantom was going to have another chance at the big screen thanks to an Australian film company, producer Bruce Sherlock, and writer Tim Boyle. It is doubtful that Billy Zane would get a chance to Slam Evil again (what a dreadful tagline that was). However, now it looks like he’ll be getting the small-screen treatment too, thanks to the Sci-Fi (soon to be renamed SyFy – what a dreadful rebrand that is) channel.

According to The Hollywood Reporter (via MTV), “The Phantom” is getting a fresh take in a Sci-Fi miniseries. Rather than be daunted by the character’s past cinematic failures, producer Robert Halmi Jr. sees it as a chance to redefine the character.

“That there hasn’t been a successful ‘Phantom’ leaves the door wide open for us,” said Halmi, “since nobody has made it their own yet.”

Sci-Fi was drawn to the masked man because of his realistic setting, and lack of superpowers. “It’s not a guy in purple tights,” notes Mark Strong, Sci Fi channel executive. If the miniseries does well, Sci-Fi may turn it into an ongoing series in the hopes that they can fill the void left by “Battlestar Galactica.”

A film and a TV series. Both mean the Ghost who walks will be back in the public eye, but which one would you want to see the most? Who should be the Phantom?

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Holy Billy Zane – The Phantom may become a TV series.

Posted by LiveFor on March 23, 2009

A while back I mentioned that the old comic book character, The Phantom was going to have another chance at the big screen thanks to an Australian film company, producer Bruce Sherlock, and writer Tim Boyle. It is doubtful that Billy Zane would get a chance to Slam Evil again (what a dreadful tagline that was). However, now it looks like he’ll be getting the small-screen treatment too, thanks to the Sci-Fi (soon to be renamed SyFy – what a dreadful rebrand that is) channel.

According to The Hollywood Reporter (via MTV), “The Phantom” is getting a fresh take in a Sci-Fi miniseries. Rather than be daunted by the character’s past cinematic failures, producer Robert Halmi Jr. sees it as a chance to redefine the character.

“That there hasn’t been a successful ‘Phantom’ leaves the door wide open for us,” said Halmi, “since nobody has made it their own yet.”

Sci-Fi was drawn to the masked man because of his realistic setting, and lack of superpowers. “It’s not a guy in purple tights,” notes Mark Strong, Sci Fi channel executive. If the miniseries does well, Sci-Fi may turn it into an ongoing series in the hopes that they can fill the void left by “Battlestar Galactica.”

A film and a TV series. Both mean the Ghost who walks will be back in the public eye, but which one would you want to see the most? Who should be the Phantom?

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HOMEDiscuss in the Forum

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