“Primeval” Spin Off Adds Cast

The Primeval spin-off has cast actors from Eureka and the Vampire Dairies.

Eureka‘s Niall Matter (Zane) and Vampire Diaries‘ Sara Canning (Jenna) will star in Primeval: New World.

Matter’s character is described as an “inventor and visionary hero” (that kind of plays into his Eureka role, at least the inventor part), while Canning will serve as a “predator attack expert.”

The series is currently filming in Vancouver and will wrap production of its first season later this month.


Hurd Teases “Dead” Cliffhanger

Still reeling from the closing moments of this week’s Walking Dead?

Producer Gale Anne Hurd says you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

Hurd says her jaw dropped several times during the mixing of the next two installments and that she believes the second season cliffhanger could be bigger than season one’s cliffhanger.

“I have a feeling, even though people are inveterate tweeters during episodes, I have a feeling there may be some significant periods of silence because people may not be able to click on their keyboards,” she says.

Hurd said the storylines ramping up around the group’s last kiddo, Rick’s son Carl, will provide a fascinating lens for how much the world has changed since the walkers took over.

“The opportunity we have with Carl’s character is to see what it’s like with someone growing up in which this is the new normal,” she said. “You can’t get too attached, but you don’t want to lose your humanity at the same time. As a child you don’t know the difference, but as the parents you do, and that’s why I think Rick is who he is and does what he does in many instances because he is always trying to think, ‘What kind of example am I setting for Carl?’”

Browder To Guest On “Doctor Who”

Former Farscape and SG1 star Ben Browder will hop aboard the TARDIS next season for a guest role in Doctor Who.

According to the latest Doctor Who Magazine, Browder has signed on for a guest spot in the third episode of next season.

The episode, written by Being Human creator and frequent Who contributor Toby Whithouse (“School Reunion,” “The Vampires of Venice,” “The God Complex”), will be set in the Wild Wild West, with filming to actually take place in Madrid, Spain.

Could Netflix Revive “Terra Nova?”

While Fox has decided it will no longer air Terra Nova, the sci-fi series isn’t quite dead yet. 20th Century Fox was reportedly shopping the series to other networks in the hopes of a second season.

One of those being courted is Netflix. According to Deadline, the streaming content service is looking at the canceled Fox series and could give it a second season.

Sources indicate the talks have just begun and fans shouldn’t get too excited about the news just yet. But if we hear something, we’ll let you know right here on Gods of Geek.

Stallone Talks “Wicked” Remake, “Rambo 5”

Looks like Sylvester Stallone has made up his mind about a fifth “Rambo” film.

Talking with Macleans.ca, Stallone says the film will bring the Vietnam vet character to “Arizona on the border. It will involve him going into Mexico. I don’t think Rambo likes Mexicans”.

He also says it’ll be the last one and gave an affirmation when asked straight up if he intends to kill off the character.

Meanwhile, Stallone also confirmed he’ll be starring in a remake of Enrique Urbizu’s Spanish film “No Rest For The Wicked”.

That film follows a burned out police inspector who commits a triple homicide in a fit of rage and seeks to kill the one witness who could implicate him in the crime.

Joss Whedon Talks “Avengers” Sequel

Even though the first film is still two months off, filmmaker Joss Whedon is already looking ahead to a potential sequel to Marvel’s “The Avengers” he tells SFX (via Digital Spy).

Of his aims for the first film, Whedon says “I want to know what makes them tick, what makes them flawed, what makes them fight – and ultimately, what makes them awesome. I go to these movies for those moments when the heroes define themselves, either through action or deliciously overwritten speeches.”

How could a sequel possibly top that, by going bigger? “By not trying to. By being smaller. More personal, more painful… By being the next thing that should happen to these characters, and not just a rehash of what seemed to work the first time. By having a theme that is completely fresh and organic to itself.”

Landesman Adapts “Galton Case”

Peter Landesman has been hired to adapt the script for a film adaptation of Ross Macdonald’s 1959 novel “The Galton Case” for Warner Bros. Pictures and Silver Pictures reports Deadline.

The plan is to launch a potential film noir franchise from the property starting with this eighth book in the series following private detective Lew Archer. Joel Silver will produce.

Archer is a P.I. who cracks dangerous cases in Southern California in the 1950s and 60s. In ‘Galton’ he’s hired to track down the lost heir to a family fortune – a job that leads to a trail of murder, deception and secrets.

Paul Newman played the character twice – in 1966’s “Harper” and 1975’s “The Drowning Pool”. Landesman most recently scripted “The Mission” for Warners and a film about former FBI man Mark Felt (the famed ‘Deep Throat’ in the Watergate scandal).

Etan Cohen Helms “Scouts vs. Zombies”

Scribe Etan Cohen (“Tropic Thunder,” “Men in Black III”) is in negotiations to make his directorial debut on the horror-comedy “Boy Scouts vs. Zombies” at Paramount Pictures says Heat Vision.

The story centers on a troop that must save a group of girl scouts from a pack of zombies who have designs on ruining their camping trip.

Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuki penned the script which made the 2010 Black List. Cohen will supervise the writing of a new draft by Lona Williams (“Drop Dead Gorgeous”).

“Justified” Renewed For Fourth Season

FX’s modern-day Western drama “Justified” starring Timothy Olyphant has been renewed for a fourth season reports The Los Angeles Times.

The network has ordered a further 13 episodes of the series which will go to air early next year. Critical reviews for the show, which is currently halfway through its third season, remain strong.

Ratings have also grown, the show averaging 4.3 million viewers per episode this season – up 8% on last year.

“Chronicle” Director Tackles “Venom”

Sony Pictures is negotiating with “Chronicle” director Josh Trank to take the helm of the Spider-Man spin-off feature “Venom” reports The Los Angeles Times.

The story would center on the monstrous villain who was a mainstay of the Marvel comics and appeared in the third “Spider-Man” film back in 2007 played by Topher Grace (who won’t be returning).

Plans for a “Venom” film have been in the works for almost five years now and at one time “The Hunger Games” director Gary Ross was attached to helm.

Jacob Estes (“The Details”) penned the previous script draft but a new writer and script are being sought.

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