BUZZ News Shorts: X-Files, Danger Mouse, Black Panther & More


••• Battlestar Galactica’s Tricia Helfer has joined season two of PlayStation and Sony’s Powers series. She will be playing FBI Special Agent Lange, who has a “history” with Detective Walker (Sharlto Copley). [via Deadline]

••• Joe Robert Cole (Amber Lake) is in negotiations to script Marvel’s Black Panther movie. He also worked on a draft of Marvel’s Inhumans film. A previous draft of Black Panther was written by Mark Bailey. The film has yet to find a director, but since Cole directed as well as wrote Amber Lake could he be in the frame? [via The Wrap]

x-files_opening_credits••• The first episode of new series of The X-Files has premiered at MIPCOM in Cannes, France, where the biggest cheers came for the opening credits, apparently… because they’re exactly the same as the 1993 originals. “We thought about doing some changes to the original credits, but then it seemed like sacrilege,” said creator Chris Carter. “Those credits were on 202 episodes. They belong on these next six.” [via Comic Book Resources]

••• ABC has also acquired a new “metaphysical love story” series called Deja Vu about a woman who discovers that her long-dead husband appears to have been reincarnated as her daughter’s new boyfriend. Blimey, that’s all sorts of wrong, surely? The creators of this one are Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder (Supernatural, Ringer). [via Deadline]

••• Shortly after its return to TV, Danger Mouse could be heading to the big screen. Sony has picked up the rights for a Danger Mouse animated feature, which may be an origin story. [via Tracking Board]

••• Cruelty to butterflies in new Crimson Peak clip.

Robert Wagner••• Hart To Hart’s Robert Wagner is joining Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close and Willem Dafoe in the sci-fi thriller What Happened To Monday? which is being directed by Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters’ Tommy Wirkola. The film is set in an overpopulated future in which families are limited to having one child each. But one family secretly raises identical septuplet girls, with each of the girls getting to one day a week to spend in the outside world – they share the name Karen Settman. The title comes from the fact that at home the girls are referred to by the day of the week they’re allowed out, and the action starts when Monday goes missing. [via Deadline]

••• US network ABC has given a pilot order to an original series called Imaginary Friend, a comedy blending a CGI character into live action about a man who’s childhood imaginary friend makes a reappearance to give him advice about a new relationship. Sounds like Ted meets the dancing baby in Ally McBeal. The creative forces behind it are Oscar-winning Disney feature animator Patrick Osborne (he’s worked on Bolt, Tangled and Wreck-It Ralph), creator/executive producer Adam F Goldberg and executive producer David Guarascio. [via Deadline]




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