Wednesday, 8 June 2011

New Caprica story & cast updates

What's new this week:

There is an excellent new Caprica story posted at Beginning of Line, written by Robson Lima. Check it out here: Climbing Mountains

With five stories left before the summer break, Beginning of Line is seeking new stories to fill the gap between seasons two and three. Says the Guatrau:
NOW SEEKING: Slashy, smutty smut!
If your Caprica fan fiction tends to be the more nekkid variety, now's your time to shine! Summer reading should be trashy, romantic, and fun, and I hope to accommodate all of your geeky beach read needs!
If you wanna write and submit a story, head over to the So Say We All blog and read the rest.

And if you don't have it yet, Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series is the Gold Box Deal of the Day on Amazon. You can get it at a 62% discount today: talked to Esai Morales recently, mostly about green issues. Can't embed the clip for some reason, so go to to watch it.

Gun Hill Road was shown at the Fort Worth festival earlier this week and won the Best Overall Feature award. Also at Fort Worth, Judas Kiss, with Richard Harmon and Genevieve Buechner, snagged the Shawn A award for Best Debut Feature.

If you haven't seen the trailer for Gun Hill Road yet, the film has a new site with the official trailer and all the info and photos you need: If you want to help promote the film, check out the get involved section. You can even help bring the film to your town by requesting a screening.

Fort McCoy with Eric Stoltz is off to Asia this week. It will be screened at the Shanghai International Film Festival, which runs from June 11 to 19.

The Flickcast has a new teaser for Grimm.

Magda Apanowicz tweeted that she is working with Team Unicorn FTW again on another project.

Comedy Central has put out an official press release for Futurama season 6.5, which kicks off on Thursday, June 23. Patton Oswalt's character gets a mention:
In the second episode, "Benderama," Bender gains the power of infinite self-replication, producing a vast horde of smaller and smaller Benders. Comedian Patton Oswalt guest-stars as "Unattractive Giant Monster," a repulsive alien who is extremely sensitive about his appearance. When the giant's feelings are hurt by the people of Earth, it is up to Bender and his minions to fend off the giant's attack in an epic battle of Good vs. Ugly.
Looks like Born to Race with John Pyper-Ferguson will be hitting theatres soon. If you're in Los Angeles, you can visit the movie's FB page and help the producers decide at which theatre to show it first.

Die, also with JPF, will be getting a theatrical release in France this year before hitting the DVD shelves. If the distributor's page is anything to go by, it might be released under the title Six (that's how many people our Mr. Vergis harasses in the film).

Michael Rymer's Face to Face nabbed another award this week, one for Best Narrative Feature at the Berkshire International Film Festival. The film will next be shown at the San Antonio Film Festival on June 21. To see where else you can catch it, follow @Face2FaceMovie on Twitter.

Mark Verheiden has a round-up on Falling Skies on his blog. The show kicks off next Sunday (June 19) on TNT. In Germany, it premieres only three days later (see promo).

Super Hybrid (fka Hybrid) with Ryan Kennedy will be out on Blu-ray on August 23. Details and trailer at Blu-ray-com.

Cold Blooded with Ryan Robbins will be out in theatres in Canada on June 27 (says the IMDb).

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, with Philip Granger and Alex Arsenault, and starring Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine, finally has a U.S. distributor. From the press release (via Deadline):
Tucker and Dale are two best friends on vacation at their dilapidated Appalachian mountain cabin, who are mistaken for murderous backwoods hillbillies by a group of obnoxious, preppy college kids. When one of the students gets separated from her friends, the boys try to lend a hand, but as the misunderstanding grows, so does the body count. TUCKER & DALE VS EVIL has been a hit on the festival circuit, debuting at Sundance, and winning the Midnight Audience Award at SXSW, the Jury Prize for First Feature at Fantasia, the Best Director award at Fantaspoa, and the Best Motion Picture Award at Sitges.

Magnet plans to release TUCKER & DALE VS EVIL in its Ultra VOD program, debuting the films on all VOD platforms nationwide on August 26th, prior to a theatrical release on September 30th.

Red Faction: Origins will be out on DVD on August 30. Here are the bonus features (for the rest, see the press release):
WARRING FACTIONS- THE MAKING OF RED FACTION: With on-set cast and crew interviews, a behind the scenes look at Red Faction reveals how the film went from cult computer game to Syfy movie.
FEATURE COMMENTARY: With director Michael Nankin, director of scripted series for Universal Tom Lieber and cast members Brian J. Smith, Devon Graye & Danielle Nicolet

The film is available for pre-ordering on Amazon.

Michael Nankin, Kate Vernon, Brian J. Smith and writer Andrew Kreisberg did a conference call before the film premiered. You can read reports at Sci-Fi Vision and The Deadbolt.

The trailer for Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, with Christopher Heyerdahl, has been released. You can watch it on

Also with Chris Heyerdahl, the teaser for next week's Sanctuary, episode "Out of the Blue" (Monday, 10 pm, Syfy):

And two previews from next week's United States of Tara, episode "Crunchy Ice," with Patton Oswalt (via Spoiler TV):

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