BUZZ News Shorts: Batman V Superman, Battlestar Galactica, Alien Covenant & More

••• Warner Bros has released a new promotional image of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice via Twitter. We’re not sure why but there you go. It features Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne standing among the ruins of Wayne Financial,  presumably destroyed during the climax of Man Of Steel. Click on the image for a larger version. [via ComicBookResources]


••• Looks like Universal’s movie reboot of Battlestar Galactica has taken a step nearer reality. Although it’s been in development hell for a couple of years now, The Tracking Board reports that producer Michael De Luca (Fifty Shades of Grey, The Social Network) has boarded the film with The Hollywood Reporter adding he will be teaming up with Scott Stuber (Ted, Battleship) and Dylan Clark (Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes) of Bluegrass Films. Although X-Men director Bryan Singer was once developing a Battlestar movie himself (which predated the TV reboot) he doesn’t appear to have any involvement.

••• According to Entertainment Weekly, Samuel L Jackson is in talks to appear in the Stephen King movie adaptation Revival. He would play the role of the sinister Reverend Charles Jacobs a man of the cloth who becomes a travelling side show entertainer with a dark secret. Josh Boone, who directed The Fault In Our Stars, has written the script and will helm the project, with Michael de Luca on board as producer.


Lee Majors

••• In an inspired piece of casting, former Six Million Dollar Man Lee Majors is set to play Ash’s dad, Brock Williams, in season two of Ash Vs Evil Dead. In addition, Ted Raimi (brother or Sam and one of the stars of the first two Evil Dead movies) is set to play the role of Ash’s childhood best friend, Chet Kaminski. [via Coming Soon]

Danny McBride••• According to The Hollywood Reporter, comedy actor Danny McBride (Pineapple Express, Tropic Thunder, Your Highness, This Is The End) is in early talks to join the cast of director Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant. He’s rumoured to be in the frame for one of two techie roles that have a comedic aspect to them (which sounds a bit like the Brett/Parker partnership in the original Alien). Michael Fassbender is returning as the amoral android last seen in Scott’s Alien prequel Prometheus, while Katherine Waterston is the movie’s female lead.

••• Gramercy Pictures has released a new Ratchet And Clank poster, which we thought you might like to see.


••• New trailer for the Sasha Baron Cohen comedy Grimsby (aka The Brothers Grimsby).

••• Here’s a clip, courtesy of Coming Soon, from new horror film The Other Side Of The Door which has been produced by Haute Tension director Alexandre Aja.

••• Finally for now, the trailer for first-person shooter film Hardcore Henry. We’re already feeling nauseous by the end of the trailer so what the hell is watching the final film going to be like?


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