BUZZ News Shorts: Underworld 5, David Bowie, Gotham, The Flash & More

••• The CW has released a new poster for The Flash season two. Click on the image for a larger version.


••• Lara Pulver (Sherlock’s Irene Adler, Da Vinci’s Demons, Edge Of Tomorrow) has joined the cast of Underworld 5. Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Bradley James and Tobias Menzies star in the film which will be directed by Anna Foerster (Outlander). [via Deadline]

••• David Bowie has written the theme tune for a new Sky Atlantic drama series, The Last Panthers, about the real-life Balkan gang of diamond thieves. “I was looking for one of the icons of my youth to write the music for the title sequence but was presented with a god,” said director Johan Renck. “His first response was precise, engaged and curious. The piece of music he laid before us embodied every aspect of our characters and the series itself – dark, brooding, beautiful and sentimental (in the best possible incarnation of this word). All along, the man inspired and intrigued me and as the process passed, I was overwhelmed with his generosity. I still can’t fathom what actually happened…” [via The Hollywood Reporter]

••• Patrick Heusinger (Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce), is in talks to play the main bad guy in the Tom Cruise-starring Jack Reacher 2. [via The Hollywood Reporter]

Forest_Hands_Teeth_hb_cover••• Maisie Williams (Game Of Thrones’ Arya Stark) is in talks to star in writer/director Kate (The Secret Garden) Maberly’s adaptation of Carrie Ryan’s 2009 YA zombie novel The Forest Of Hands And Teeth. Doug Liman (Jumper, Edge Of Tomorrow) will produce. Set in a future where most of the human race has been infected by a bloodthirsty virus that turns them into cannibals Mary (Williams) seeks a world beyond a fenced-off village of survivors. The survival of the human race soon becomes dependent upon her success in leading a ragtag group through the dark depths of the Forest Of Hands And Teeth. [via Variety]

••• Thunder Road has confirmed that John Wick 2 will begin filming this Autumn. John Wick 2 will feature Keanu Reeves reprising the title role and the return of directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski and screenwriter Derek Kolstad. [via ComingSoon]

••• Gotham executive producer Bruno Heller has confirmed to that another mainstay of the Batman comics universe will be making its presence felt on the show at some point – The Court Of Owls. Warning: the story reveals medium-level spoilers from the Gotham season two premiere, “Rise of the Villains: Damned If You Do…”



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