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Steven Spielberg named as Executive Producer of HALO: The TV Series

Microsoft held the big reveal of their new console, Xbox One, last night. They’re showed off the impressive new hardware and features of the console, and in the middle of game announcements they dropped a bombshell:

A live action Halo TV series is coming, and it’s produced by Steven Spielberg. What’s more, they’re claiming it’ll be a “premium” show, on a par with Game of Thrones.



That’s big news. Peter Jackson was trying to get a Halo movie off the ground, but it proved too expensive. Now it’s coming to TV? The good news here is that, as far as I can tell, Halo is largely a blank slate. It’s about as willfully generic a property as I can recall. The lead character doesn’t even have a name. But that generic quality gives the show a lot of leeway to be interesting and to bring us some fun sci-fi combat. I’m thinking this is probably going to be a reboot of Space: Above and Beyond, mostly.

The bad news: Spielberg. I know that seems like great news, but if you look at Spielberg’s TV producing credits lately they’re not so triumphant: Falling Skies, Smash, The River, Terra Nova. These are not good shows. I don’t know if it’s coincidence or what (I can’t imagine Spielberg is too involved in any of these, on a day to day basis), but the precedent is clear. Don’t have Spielberg produce your TV show.

More information is surely forthcoming. I wonder if this will be shopped to cable networks or broadcast or Netflix or what. With Microsoft’s emphasis on rounded entertainment with the Xbox One it would be pretty amazing if the show was on demand only through the Xbox. That could be a game changer.

Steven Spielberg named as Executive Producer of HALO: The TV Series

Microsoft held the big reveal of their new console, Xbox One, last night. They’re showed off the impressive new hardware and features of the console, and in the middle of game announcements they dropped a bombshell:

A live action Halo TV series is coming, and it’s produced by Steven Spielberg. What’s more, they’re claiming it’ll be a “premium” show, on a par with Game of Thrones.

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Doctor Who: Matt Smith and David Tennant tease “another character” in 50th anniversary

Billed as a thank you to fans for keeping Doctor Who’s secrets, the BBC has released a clip of the tenth and eleventh (well, as it stands, er, stood… appreciating that we don’t know… as long as… I mean, supposing that… oh, I give up) Doctors chummily discussing what it’s like to be the face of the show, and how their characters rub along together in the 50th anniversary special.

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Hey! Fatface! Watch This ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES Teaser

The man they call Ron Burgundy, who loves his “Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch” so much, returns to the silver screen this Christmas in Anchorman: The Legend Continues. (That’s right. It doesn’t come out till 20th December. Sigh.) A little taste of what’s to come dropped on Saturday by way of the film’s official trailer. In it, Burgundy (Will Ferrell) rekindles with his Channel 4 News Team pals like Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) and Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd).

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Coulson Is Alive And Well In First AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Promo

I feel like none of us are really prepared for how amazing Marvel’s upcoming Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be. We love Marvel, we trust Joss Whedon (and the people he trusts), and we’ve never really seen a television show that can expand upon and feed into an ongoing movie universe. How is this not totally exciting?

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New poster for The World’s End

There’s obviously a high level of anticipation for Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s concluding instalment of the Cornetto Trilogy, The World’s End. The first trailer is set to arrive this week so we will get a better idea on how it’s looking then, but in the meantime Edgar Wright has released the quad poster for the film on his Twitter account.

As you can see, it’s got Pegg and Frost peering out through a pub sign brandishing the film’s title, a sign that appears to have been damaged by a meteor. And there are some bonus creepy looking blue eyed folk giving it an Invasion Of The Body Snatchers feel.

New poster for The World’s End

There’s obviously a high level of anticipation for Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s concluding instalment of the Cornetto Trilogy, The World’s End. The first trailer is set to arrive this week so we will get a better idea on how it’s looking then, but in the meantime Edgar Wright has released the quad poster for the film on his Twitter account.

As you can see, it’s got Pegg and Frost peering out through a pub sign brandishing the film’s title, a sign that appears to have been damaged by a meteor. And there are some bonus creepy looking blue eyed folk giving it an Invasion Of The Body Snatchers feel.

Fun ZOMBIELAND Trailer For Fun-Looking ZOMBIELAND Pilot

Mr. Television hit it big with the nasty, depressing, gory, and occasionally grating antics of The Walking Dead, so now it’s time to try the fun version with a television adaptation of 2009’s comedy Zombieland.

Instead of Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Little Miss Sunshine, the Zombieland pilot stars lower-grade replacements Tyler Ross, Kirk Ward, Maiara Walsh, and Little Orphan Annie. Instead of Bill Murray, this crew shot up Treat Williams.

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New MAN OF STEEL Trailer Knows Its Own Strength

We now have a new Man of Steel trailer.

And this trailer came to play. Actually, it feels way less like a modern movie commercial and more like an overture. This story is going to be big, you can tell. Zach Snyder and Warner Bros. are selling this with a nearly palpable confidence. Man of Steel is either the real deal, or they’re taking “fake it till you make it” to a whole new level.

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Warner Bros president updates on DC Comics’ future movies, says Christopher Nolan won’t produce Justice League

Jeff Robinov, President of Warner Bros Pictures Group, has given EW an update on DC Comics’ next batch of superhero movies, and has confirmed that Christopher Nolan will not be producing the eagerly-awaited Justice League movie.

"It’s setting the tone for what the movies are going to be like going forward," says Robinov of Man Of Steel, the next major DC movie to hit our screens. "In that, it’s definitely a first step.



"I think you’ll see that, going forward, anything can live in this world,” continues Robinov. “Batman was deliberately and smartly positioned as a stand-alone. The world they lived in was very isolated without any knowledge of any other superheroes. What Zack [Snyder] and Chris [Nolan] have done with this film is allow you to really introduce other characters into the same world."

And speaking of Nolan, Robinov was quick to shoot down any notion that the director would be involved with Justice League, a position also confirmed by Nolan’s representatives. However, we may not have to wait too long to find out some more info about that project as a whole.

"We’ll announce something in the next several weeks that will hopefully position the DC characters and the movies we’re going to be making," said Robinov, tantalisingly. In the meantime there’s a shiny new Man Of Steel image revealed by EW to tide you over, with Henry Cavill showing once more that the suit most definitely fits.

Directed by Zack Snyder and co-starring Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Michael Shannon and Kevin Costner, Man Of Steel opens in the UK on 14 June 2013.

Warner Bros president updates on DC Comics’ future movies, says Christopher Nolan won’t produce Justice League

Jeff Robinov, President of Warner Bros Pictures Group, has given EW an update on DC Comics’ next batch of superhero movies, and has confirmed that Christopher Nolan will not be producing the eagerly-awaited Justice League movie.

"It’s setting the tone for what the movies are going to be like going forward," says Robinov of Man Of Steel, the next major DC movie to hit our screens. "In that, it’s definitely a first step.

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