Neil Gaiman is set to adapt the madness-tinged fantasy classic Gormenghast for TV

Neil Gaiman and his American Gods producers have just announced their TV acquisition of one of the weirder established classics of modern fantasy literature, with Deadline reporting that Gaiman and FremantleMedia have won a reportedly heated bidding war for Mervyn Peake’s beloved Gormenghast books. Slow-paced,…

The producers behind Star Trek: Discovery rank their 5 all-time favorite Star Trek episodes

As we anxiously await the arrival of Star Trek: Discovery (less than a week!), the first new Star Trek series in over a decade, The A.V. Club is reflecting on the franchise’s long legacy. And who better to do that with than the producers of Discovery? In the video above, Akiva Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman, Gretchen J.…

From The Dark Tower to Batman & Robin, crappy blockbusters share one guilty party

This past weekend greeted eager popcorn-movie fans with a dispiriting barrage of negative reviews for The Dark Tower, the would-be franchise starter of the messy but popular Stephen King book series of the same name. Everything from the lackluster direction by Nikolaj Arcel to poor choices in cutting and pasting…

Stephen King’s fantasy saga is reincarnated as a dud in The Dark Tower

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Oh, to think what a director like Guillermo Del Toro—or anyone from the current crop of hungry young genre directors—might have done with a film version of Stephen King’s fantasy cycle The Dark Tower. But instead of the sort of nerdy fantastist the material deserves, we’ve ended up with Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair),…

Rob Liefeld’s “Extreme Universe” to become a multi-film franchise

Rob Liefeld is the co-creator of Deadpool, and though his other creations haven’t been as impactful or lasting as the Merc With A Mouth or his popular X-Force series, he’s still famous for essentially defining the feet-less, grotesquely muscled, pouch-covered superhero aesthetic of the ’90s—a style to which he’s still…

Michael Chabon and Brian K. Vaughn to help create Hasbro’s shared movie universe

Once you get past the knee-jerk nausea that comes with yet another shared cinematic universe and actually absorbs the details, Hasbro’s planned multi-property multi-film project is actually surprisingly interesting. The toy and board game company’s Allspark Pictures film label and Paramount Pictures have assembled an…

The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki will star in the new The Ring movie

Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki, no stranger to video entertainment that leaves its viewer in a permanently worsened state, will be joining the cast of Paramount’s upcoming second sequel to The Ring. The new film, the popular Japanese franchise’s first American outing since the critically derided The Ring Two, has…

Winter’s Tale director Akiva Goldsman has already booked another gig

Akiva Goldsman, the man who wrote Batman & Robin and still somehow won an Oscar, has booked his next gig. Goldsman recently directed his first feature, the time-travel tuberculosis romance Winter’s Tale, and despite that film’s mediocre reception at the box office, he’s already been tapped to direct the horror movie …