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Matt Smith says Robert Mapplethorpe movie will be ‘a challenge’

Doctor Who actor Matt Smith has discussed what attracted him to the role of avant-garde photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Written and directed by Ondi Timoner (Dig!, Brand: A Second Coming), Mapplethorpe begins filming this summer. The new biopic film will also star Girls actress Zosia Mamet as Patti Smith, Mapplethorpe’s one-time lover and best friend. Smith...

‘Hannibal’ creator to be showrunner on new ‘Star Trek’ series

Bryan Fuller has been announced as co-creator and executive producer of the brand new Star Trek TV series. Best known for his work on Hannibal, Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls and Pushing Daisies, the American screenwriter and producer began his writing career on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. CBS Television Studios revealed...

‘Doctor Who’ execs to adapt Deborah Harkness’s ‘A Discovery Of Witches’

Life On Mars co-creator Ashley Pharoah is adapting Deborah Harkness’s historical fantasy novel, A Discovery Of Witches for TV. Deadline reports that Bad Wolf, founded by former Doctor Who execs Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, has acquired the TV rights to first installment in Harkness’s All Souls Trilogy, which has sold more than 3.5 million...

Marvel boss says Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Doctor Strange’ will be ‘psychedelic’

Benedict Cumberbatch has promised “all sorts of craziness” in Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange movie. Directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister), the 14th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been filming in locations around the world, including London, New York, Hong Kong and Kathmandu, Nepal. Derrickson told EW: “I’m perpetually awestruck that I’m getting to make this...

John Barrowman hints at Jack return in Chibnall’s ‘Doctor Who’?

Arrow star John Barrowman has hinted that he’s hopeful for a return as Captain Jack when Chris Chibnall takes over as Doctor Who showrunner. Chibnall, a lead writer on the first two seasons of Torchwood, was announced as the new showrunner of Doctor Who last month and his first season will launch in 2018. Captain...

Matt Smith is ‘100% behind’ Chibnall as new ‘Doctor Who’ showrunner

Doctor Who star Matt Smith approves of Chris Chibnall’s appointment as current showrunner Steven Moffat’s replacement. Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall was announced as the new lead writer of Doctor Who last month and his first season will launch in 2018. Chibnall wrote several Doctor Who episodes for the Eleventh Doctor, including ‘Dinosaurs on a Spaceship’...

Matt Smith is up for doing ‘Doctor Who’ audio stories with Big Finish

Doctor Who star Matt Smith has revealed that he’d be up for returning as the Doctor in audio stories. John Hurt and Alex Kingston recently reprised their roles as the War Doctor and River Song respectively in brand new adventures for Big Finish. David Tennant and Catherine Tate are also back as the Tenth Doctor...

Matt Smith is still hopeful for ‘Terminator’ sequels

Doctor Who star Matt Smith sounds hopeful that more movies in the Terminator franchise “may get picked up in the future.” It was revealed last month that the planned sequel to 2015’s Terminator Genisys movie has been officially removed from Paramount’s release schedule following the disappointing reaction and poor box office results for the reboot....

Limited edition ‘Doctor Who’ Season 9 steelbook Blu-ray announced

BBC Worldwide has revealed details of a stunning limited edition steelbook for the latest season of Doctor Who . The steelbook Blu-ray will be released on Monday 7 March; the same day as the previously-announced complete Season 9 box set arrives on DVD and Blu-ray. > Pre-order the steelbook exclusively on Amazon. It features exclusive...

BBC Three orders new uni drama ‘Clique’ from ‘Skins’ writer

BBC Three has announced the commission of a new drama series created by Skins writer Jess Brittain. The six 45-minute episodes will be written by Jess Brittain, Kirstie Swain and Milly Thomas. The official synopsis reads: “Clique follows childhood soulmates Georgia and Holly. Only a few weeks into the so-called best years of their lives...