Saturday, 27 August 2011

New interview with Carmen Moore, new projects for Meg Tilly, Ryan Robbins and Mike Dopud & some general updates

Let's start with the writers this time.

Jane Espenson wrote an article about Torchwood for that provides some info about the creative process behind Miracle Day. You can read it here.

Mark Verheiden tweets that he is back in the Falling Skies writers' room. Caprica co-creator & new FS showrunner Remi Aubuchon confirms that Verheiden will be on staff for season two as a consulting producer. (Yes, Remi Aubuchon has joined Twitter.)

Race Bending has a fantastic new interview with Carmen Moore. She talks about Blackstone, playing Fidelia in Caprica, how she got cast in Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome (she will likely be a regular if B&C gets picked up) and some of her other projects, both old (Andromeda) and more recent (Two Indians Talking).

You can read the partial transcript here or listen to the whole interview below.

Carmen Moore is a veteran Canadian television and film actress from Burnbay, British Columbia. She started acting in high school and at the Spirit Song Native Theatre Company. Over the last ten years, Moore has become a “sci-fi girl” appearing in such series like as Stargate S-G1, Lost in Space, Flash Gordon, Andromeda, Wolf Lake, and in all three of SciFi Channel’s Battlestar Galactica series: Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, and Blood and Chrome.

Meg Tilly has been cast as the lead in Bomb Girls, a six-part series that shoots in Toronto this fall. From Hollywood Reporter:
The 6-part drama about women at work in a Second World War bomb factory will see Tilly in the lead role of a supervisor with two sons on the war front.

Also joining the Bomb Girls cast is Jodi Balfour, Charlotte Hegele, Ali Liebert (Hellcats), Anastasia Philips (Skins), Lisa Norton and Antonio Cupo, who plays an Italian-born factory worker banned from the army owing to his ethnic background.

Bomb Girls will shoot in Toronto from September 12 to November 16, 2011, ahead of a debut on Global Television in January.
Face to Face snagged a couple of awards at the Sacramento Film and Music Festival last week. It won both the jury prize and the audience prize for Best Narrative Feature.

Mike Dopud tweets that he has wrapped work on The Transporter, a new show starring Chris Vance (Mental, Burn Notice), based on the 2002 action movie, that will premiere on Cinemax next year.

Born to Race with John Pyper-Ferguson won't be released until late February 2012 according to the film's official FB page. (It is still getting a DVD/Blu-ray release in Germany in October.) An English version of the trailer finally showed up on YouTube the other day:

Syfy has released the first details about The Philadelphia Experiment, with Ryan Robbins. Press release:
Syfy is going into production on the Saturday Original Movie The Philadelphia Experiment, featuring a star-studded cast of Nicholas Lea (V, Kyle X-Y), Michael Pare (The Virgin Suicides, Hope Floats), Ryan Robbins (Sanctuary, Riese), Gina Holden (Saw 3D, Final Destination 3), Emilie Ullerup (Sanctuary) and Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Entourage).

The Philadelphia Experiment - about a deadly hole in the fabric of time -- begins production in Vancouver on August 25 and will premiere on Syfy in 2012.

In The Philadelphia Experiment, a secret government research project tries reviving the World War II "Philadelphia Experiment," which was an attempt to create a cloaking device to render warships invisible. When the experiment succeeds, it brings back the original ship (the Eldridge) that disappeared during the first test in 1943 -- which brings death and destruction to the 21st century. It's up to the sole survivor (Lea) of the first experiment and his granddaughter (Ullerup) to stop it.

McDowell plays the original genius behind the "Philadelphia Experiment," who is now in hiding from the government, while Holden portrays the corporate bigwig running the project, which is led by Robbins, an ambitious scientist. Pare plays the villain Hagan, one of Moore's henchmen.

A production of Cinetel, The Philadelphia Experiment will be directed by Paul Ziller (Polar Storm, Ice Quake) and written by Andy Briggs (Ghost Town, Rise of the Gargoyles).
Last, a reminder that Killer Mountain, with Aaron Douglas, Andrew Airlie, Zak Santiago and Paul Campbell, airs tonight at 9 pm on Syfy.

Located in Bhutan, Gangkhar Puensum ("Killer Mountain") is the highest unclimbed mountain in the world. According to local legend, 6000 meters is the abode of the Gods, and trespassing is strictly prohibited as a matter of religious law. But when a research expedition is lost, billionaire Walter Burton (Andrew Airlie) hires Ward Donovan (Aaron Douglas), the best climber in the business, to lead a rescue mission. Ward initially resists until he learns that Burton had hired his ex-girlfriend Kate (Emmanuelle Vaugier) to lead the missing group. Soon Ward and his team find themselves on a flight to Bhutan. Upon arriving at base camp, they hear Kate and her team's frantic final message for help. It sounds like there was something else up there, something attacking them, but what could it be? With Burton's son Creighton along for the climb (Burton stays at camp), Ward and his team begin their ascent. But they quickly realize why Gangkhar Puensum has never been successfully climbed. Some of them won't be coming back alive. Unbeknownst to them, something slithers through the shadows and under the ice, following them, waiting to strike...
Teaser (more previews at Dread Central):

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