Posts tagged with "Frankenstein"

Benedict Cumberbatch is Magic: Sherlock Actor Cast as Doctor Strange

Benedict Cumberbatch is Magic: Sherlock Actor Cast as Doctor Strange
An official announcement from Marvel has broken the news that British superstar Benedict Cumberbatch is set to play the medic-turned-magician Doctor Strange in an upcoming movie about the character. For those as-yet unfamiliar with his story, Doctor Stephen Strange begins as an idealistic medic, who becomes increasingly cold-hearted and embittered following a series of tragic family incidents. Dedicating himself to intensive study at which he... 

Win tickets to Anne Rice’s Prince Lestat midnight book launch

Win tickets to Anne Rice’s Prince Lestat midnight book launch
With Halloween almost upon us, MCM Buzz have a pair of tickets to give away to a special midnight launch at the British Library for the latest book, Prince Lestat from the queen of horror novels, Anne Rice. Anne Rice is among the best-selling authors in the world and the master of modern gothic. Her novel Interview with the Vampire was published to huge success in 1976, transforming the vampire genre and becoming the first of the dangerously enticing... 

Horns Presentation panel with Daniel Radcliffe at MCM London Comic Con

Horns Presentation panel with Daniel Radcliffe at MCM London Comic Con
Daniel Radcliffe was at MCM London Comic Con to talk about his starring role in his latest film Horns. After the trailer for the film was shown, he came out on stage to huge screams from the crowd. Based on the novel by Joe Hill and directed by Alexandre Aja, Horns tells the story of Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe) who is accused of raping and killing his girlfriend Merrin Williams (Juno Temple). He awakes one morning after a hard night’s drinking... 

The Real History of Science Fiction: Sci-Fi Superstars in Upcoming BBC Show

The Real History of Science Fiction: Sci-Fi Superstars in Upcoming BBC Show
Set to premiere in the US on 19th April, BBC America has announced that it’s making a show so exciting that we may have to consider demanding license fee refunds if it doesn’t come over here in some form too. The Real History of Science Fiction is a look into the themes and ideas that have inspired countless sci-fi stories on page and screen, featuring a stellar and intergalactically diverse cast of “experts”. Trekkie or Whovian,... 

Daniel Radcliffe to play Igor in Max Landis-written Frankenstein movie

Daniel Radcliffe to play Igor in Max Landis-written Frankenstein movie
Daniel Radcliffe is certainly not one to rest after starring in one of the biggest film franchises of all time. The Harry Potter star has already continued to be star of stage and screen, having appeared in movies such as The Woman in Black and the upcoming Kill Your Darlings, as well as appearing on stage in productions such as Equus and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. One of the most recent developments however, is with his circling... 

“Chronicle” writer Max Landis to pen new TV show “Vigilant”, other projects announced

“Chronicle” writer Max Landis to pen new TV show “Vigilant”, other projects announced
Max Landis is a busy person. The young hotshot screenwriter who wrote the brilliant teens-with-mysterious-powers movie Chronicle and writer/director of star-studded comic-book deconstruction The Death and Return of Superman has recently been talking about a few of his upcoming projects. First off, the young screenwriter recently spoke on a panel at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo, where he dispensed comments on a few of his other interesting projects including... 

Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie Comes to Life

Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie Comes to Life
Frankenweenie has Tim Burton returning to animation with a story he initially shot as a live action short for Disney back in 1984. After the young Victor Frankenstien loses his beloved dog Sparky in an accident, he decides to use science to bring him back to life. The experiment proves to be a success, only for Sparky to escape and terrorise the neighbourhood. The short was considered too scary for children and resulted in Burton getting fired... 

Jonny Lee Miller to play Sherlock Holmes in Elementary pilot

Jonny Lee Miller to play Sherlock Holmes in Elementary pilot
Deadline have reported that CBS have cast Jonny Lee Miller to play Sherlock in their upcoming Elementary pilot. Coincidentally, Miller recently starred in a stage version of Frankenstein in which his co-star was Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Sherlock Holmes in the BBC‘s modern adaptation set in London. Deadline describe Elementary as “a modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes who now lives in New York City.” Given that Miller... 

Looking Back at Sarah Jane Smith

Looking Back at Sarah Jane Smith
Every so often a new character bursts onto our television screens who revolutionises a role, makes it their own and is later referred to as iconic. Sarah Jane Smith is one of those characters. Played by Elisabeth Sladen, who sadly died on Tuesday aged 63, Sarah Jane Smith has become a Whovian icon as she starred along side the late Jon Pertwee and the definitive Doctor, Tom Baker for three and a half series. Sarah Jane Smith was the model 1970s woman,... 
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