Buzz News Shorts: Slash, Star Wars, Prometheus 2 & More


• Fox has  changed the name of its resurrection drama The Frankenstein Code to Lookinglass. The show, which will be starting midseason, stars former EastEnders actor Rob Kazinsky (above) as 75 year-old morally-corrupt cop (bear with us) who dies and is brought back to life by scientists as 35 year-old man with super-powers. It sounds cheesy but with Howard Gordon (Homeland, 24) producing it maybe there’s more meat to the concept than the synopsis suggests. We’re not sure, though, that Lookinglass is a much better name. It makes the show sound like a Once Upon A Time spin-off. [via The Hollywood Reporter]

• Guns N’ Roses Slash is set to produce a new horror franchise in conjunction with the Revolver Picture Company who gave us Haunt and Beneath. Brian Sieve (Boogeyman 2 & 3) has written the script for the untitled film which is said will hark back to popular slasher franchises of the ’80s like Halloween and Friday the 13th. Get read for a slew of “Slash movie” headlines. [via Heat Vision]

American Horror Story showrunner Ryan Murphy says we may get two series of the show next year. [via – warning, this article of full of snark]


• Eagle-eyed posters on the MCU fan page have spotted a Black Panther Easter egg in Avengers: Age Of Ultron which was only spottable now that review copies of the Blu-ray have started doing the rounds and screengrabs are possible. There’s a  very brief glimpse of a file on Klaue (Andy Serkis’s character) and MCU fan page posters have translated the text: “Ulysses Klaue was an assassin hired to take down T’Chaka at the Bilderberg conference in the case that he refused to negotiate Wakanda’s resources including Vibranium. But, Klaue was also there personally, as the Panther killed his great-grandfather in the 19th century while this one was trying to annex Wakanda. He was paid ten million dollars for the kill.” [via Blastr]

• Ridley Scott has confirmed that Prometheus 2 is his next project. Which is nice. [via Comic Book Resources]


• The story behind the crashed Star Destroyer in the Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens trailer will be told in Star Wars Battlefront’s “Battle of Jakku” DLC. “Taking place in the aftermath of the Rebel victory in the Battle of Endor, players will experience the events that created the massive, battle-scarred landscape of Jakku shown in Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” says an Electronic Arts press release. “In the artwork below a Star Destroyer has crash landed, and from the belly of this battle-scared metal giant, a myriad of Imperial ground troops have evacuated and engaged with Rebel troops, also strangers to this desert planet.”





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