Friday, 3 June 2011

Cast news, trailers & new interview with Jane Espenson

A bunch of updates today.

First, there are two things to check out on TV this Saturday.

Hiro Kanagawa, Alessandro Juliani and Dmitry Chepovetsky guest star on Chaos, in episode "Eaten by Wolves," which airs tomorrow at 8 ET/PT on the CBS network. The press release for the episode is here.

Red Faction: Origins, directed by Michael Nankin and starring Robert Patrick, Kate Vernon and SGU's Brian J. Smith airs at 9 pm on Syfy. Bear McCreary produced the score by Jonathan Ortega. has an interview with Kate Vernon, who tweeted the other day that the film might get picked up to series. The trailer is embedded below.

Fort McCoy with Eric Stoltz will next be screened at the Stony Brook Film Festival in New York on July 22, possibly with daddy Graystone in attendance. Details at

The trailer for Gun Hill Road with Esai Morales has premiered exclusively on today.

The trailer for Playback with Alessandra Torresani has also finally hit the web. It's embedded below. has the first pic of Paula Malcomson on the set of The Hunger Games. The AV Club reports that Lionsgate will stretch the book trilogy to four movies.

The website for Donovan's Echo, a new supernatural thriller with Hiro Kanagawa, starring Danny Glover and Bruce Greenwood, is up at No word on a release date yet, but the film was in the final stages of post-production last month.

An item signed by James Marsters is being auctioned for charity (Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS) on Ebay. There are still a couple of days left to bid. Thanks to The Caprica Times for the heads-up.

If you're in Australia, you can check out a new video interview with James on

Die with John Pyper-Ferguson will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in Germany on August 12. No release date for the U.S. yet.

Leah Gibson is working on a new science fiction film called The 40 Year Deal.

From the latest update on the Cinemanovel site, we might get some news about A Night for Dying Tigers soon, too. has the second trailer for Rise of the Planet of the Apes, with Leah, Panou, James Pizzinato and Luc Roderique.

Wrecked with Ryan Robbins will be released on DVD on August 30.

Blackstone with Carmen Moore has been picked up for a second season.

Michael Rymer's Face to Face has won the award for Best Feature Film Screenplay at the Amsterdam Film Festival last week.

Red Riding Hood, with Michael Hogan and Kacey Rohl, will be out on DVD
and Blu-ray on June 16.

Avan Jogia tweets that he is working on a new film, called Ragz. Zak Santiago is also in it according to the IMDb.

Zak mentioned being on the Sanctuary set last week, so we might see him on the show next season.

The Futon Critic has posted a pretty interesting review of the pilot for 17th Precinct.

Judas Kiss, with Richard Harmon and Genevieve Buechner, will be released on DVD in the fall. It can be pre-ordered at

Huffington Post has a fantastic new interview with Jane Espenson. In it, she talks about Torchwood, Game of Thrones and Once Upon a Time. Here is a snippet about Caprica:
Can you give us a hint about where Caprica would have gone? So many of us were heartbroken when it was canceled. What did you learn from that experience?
We had plans, but nothing had been absolutely committed to -- things like that tend to change a lot even at the last-minute, so it's hard to remember exactly what was nailed down. We were going to skip some time, go into some war stories, and do some crossing over with at least one of the Final Five cylons. Kevin Murphy gave a recent interview in which he laid out the plans in a surprising amount of detail - he remembered much more than I did. We were all trying so hard to make the "now" work, that I'm amazed we had any time to think about "then."

I'm sorry that people were hurt by the cancellation -- but I'm also moved that people liked it that much. I learned HUGE things -- some too huge to articulate, and some that I'm still processing.
Torchwood: Miracle Day premieres next month (July 8). Spoiler TV has a new BTS featurette. For more details about the show, you can also check out the interview did with Russell T. Davies last week. The animated webseries Torchwood: Web of Lies, also written by Espenson, will premiere before the first episode. The remaining 10 three-minute webisodes will be posted after the subsequent episodes of Miracle Day. Eliza Dushku will star in the webseries.

And the videos.

The Playback trailer:

The second episode of Los Americans:

A quick behind-the-scenes clip with Esai Morales:

Trailer for Red Faction: Origins:

And a new trailer for Torchwood: Miracle Day:

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