Big Finish announce Torchwood Outbreak

As most of you will be aware, John Barrowman spent six days recording audios for Big Finish last week. But the details of the recordings were being kept underwraps, now it seems as if the bulk recordings were being done to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Torchwood. Yes, the Doctor Who spin-off really did first broadcast nearly ten years ago.

 

Torchwood: Outbreak is a three-part mini-series which sees Cardiff come under attack from a deadly virus.

Featuring John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones and Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper this new adventure has been written by Guy Adams, Emma Reeves and AK Benedict, taking place before the events of Torchwood: Children of Earth.

“First they know you, then you love, then you kill…”

A medical trial’s gone terribly wrong, and one of the test subjects is loose on the streets of Cardiff. Within hours a virus is raging out of control and the bodies start piling up.

The Government scrambles to control the outbreak, but isn’t too keen on anyone finding out the dark history of the virus. Captain Jack Harkness has encountered the infection before and knows that something alien is hiding inside it.

With the city sealed off and murderous mobs raging through the streets, Torchwood has to save something even more important than the human race.

Producer  James Goss said:

“This is pretty much what everyone has wanted from day one. Torchwood’s holy trinity reunited in a full-cast box-set. Released as part of our celebrations of Torchwood’s 10th Anniversary, it sees the Institute at their very best and their very worst. We’re so very grateful to John, Gareth and Eve for somehow finding the time in their impossible schedules to save the Earth once again.”

Supporting the survivors of Torchwood Three are original series stars Kai Owen as Rhys Williams and Tom Price as PC Andy Davidson; who will both find themselves fighting for their lives on the streets of Cardiff. Further cast members will be announced soon. The set has been directed by Scott Handcock.

Handcock added:

“As soon as John walked through the door, we knew the magic was back. We’ve worked so hard to reunite the cast and it’s just far too much fun in the studio.”

Torchwood: Outbreak will be released from Big Finish in November 2016. It will be available from other retailers on January 31st 2017.

Ron Pearlman wants to play Cable 

I think it’s a safe bet that most of us are eagerly anticipating Deadpool 2. Until then, we just have to make do with whatever scrap piece of news gets thrown out way. 

We all know that Cable will feature in the sequel, to the highest grossing R-rated movie of all time, but an actor has yet to be cast. Some names have been thrown around, which include; Jon Hamm, Stephen Lang, Liam Neeson, and Dolph Lundgren. Now it seems that Ron Perlman wants to throw his hat into the rink. He took to Facebook, to post a couple pictures with the comments “I’m the only one with Cable’s friggin hair!”, he has a point.

There’s no doubt in my mind, that he would make an awesome Cable. But I think he may be slightly older than they’re looking for. 

Deadpool 2 is due for release in 2017. 

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Spotlight Series Kicks Off with Poe Dameron Vignette

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released the first video in a series of LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens character vignettes, spotlighting decorated X-wing pilot Poe Dameron, one of the Resistance’s most-trusted operatives. The video also features original dialogue from actor Oscar Isaac who plays Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released on June 28, 2016 and marks the triumphant return of the No. 1 LEGO videogame franchise, immersing fans in the new Star Wars adventure like never before. Players can relive the epic action from the blockbuster film in a way that only LEGO can offer, featuring all of the storylines from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, retold through the clever and witty LEGO lens. The game will also feature exclusive playable content exploring New Adventures set in the time leading up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, providing further insight about the new movie and its characters. The game will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Steam (Windows PC).

Human Traffic 2? 

Belated sequels appear to be all the rage these days, we’re getting a Mary Poppins 2, a Trainspotting 2 and now, a Facebook page has launched for a sequel to the cult 1999 film, Human Traffic.

The film will apparently be called Human Traffic: The Revolution and will once again be written by Justin Kerrigan. At present, it’s currently unknown if members of the original cast – which included John Simm, Lorraine Pilkington, Danny Dyer, Shaun Parkes and Nicola Reynolds – would return. The story is said to be set in Ibiza.

The film was Danny Dyer’s big break, he gave a teasing response on Twitter. 

I loved the first movie, I was just the right age when it hit in 1999. The studio had planned to make a sequel in 2002, but legal matters prevented it from happening

Being Human cast to attend MCM

The original stars of BBC3’s supernatural drama Being Human (series not pilot) – will be attending the upcoming comic con, in London.  Aidan Turner, Russell Tovey and, Lenora Critchlow will be attending the Con on Saturday the 27th of May.

BHAidan-TurnerAidan Turner played Mitchell, a 100-year old Irish vampire. Turner stayed with the series for the first three years, before leaving to film The Hobbit trilogy. Other TV appearances include Desperate Romantics, The Clinic and Poldark. On a personal note, he is partly responsable for my son’s name. We found out we were having a boy the day the first episode of Being Human aired.

BHRussellToveyRussell Tovey played the loveable George, a nice guy who just wants a quite life. Tovey was the only actor to remain from the pilot. Other screen apperances include Doctor Who, Him & Her, The History Boys, Sherlock and,  Gavin & Stacey.

BHLenoraCritchlowMOBILELenora Critchlow set geek boys hearts alight, when she played Annie, the Ghost in Being Human. Other screen appearances include Sugar Rush, Black Mirror, Fast Girls and, Doctor Who.

Find out more information here.

Daemos Rising is coming to DVD 

Koch Media have announced the release date for the upcoming Daemos Rising, the 2004 sequel to the unofficial 1995 Doctor Who spin-off film, Downtime. The film also acts as a sequel to the Jon Pertwee classic ‘The Daemons’. Daemos rising will arrive on DVD in July.

Synopsis: 

In the film, Cavendish is broken by his experiences in Downtime and hides away in a country cottage where he becomes absorbed by the occult. Kate Lethbridge-Stewart of UNIT travels to see him after an appeal for help and together they battle the resurgent evil Daemons from the story of the same name.

The film has received a digital remaster and includes an additional 16:9 Widescreen version of the feature for the first time. The DVD also includes new Special Features:
Retrospective (New): 13mins

Behind the Scenes: 20mins

Cast and Crew: 9mins

Creative Feature: 4mins

Guy Leopold Speaks! : 3mins

Kents Cavern: 4mins

Making Music: 4mins

Slide Show (New)

Starring Beverley Cressman (Downtime) and Miles Richardson (Midsomer Murders) and narrated by Ian Richardson (House of Cards). Daemos Rising is Written by David J. Howe and Directed by Keith Barnfather.

Daemos Rising is out on DVD July 25th. 

Barrowman teases Doctor Who return

A couple of hours ago, John Barrowman posted a teasing video on his Facebook page. The actor says:

“I will be back in Cardiff in about a week and a half. But I’m not telling you what for!”

Coincidentally, production begins on the Doctor Who Christmas special, in Cardiff in just over a week.

As New companion actress Pearl Mackie is still contracted to ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time’ until the end of  June, it’s very unlikely we’ll meet Bill in the Christmas special.

Peter Capaldi had previously stated:

“I don’t know whether she would be involved in the Christmas special, because it’s so specific, the story we’re doing with the companion.”

Personally, I would love to see Barrowman reprise his role as Jack in the Christmas special. It’s been five long years since we last saw him in Torchwood. Although Barrowman has recently played the character again for Big Finish.

Video podcast 1

In which Martyn and Gerrod bring you the first full length, Bad Wilf video podcast. Audio version is avaliable here. We lied. There won’t be a clean version. We’re too lazy.

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The podcast can be accessed via different places, including Audioboom, Tunein, Miro, Stiticher, Blubrry, Player fm and Itunes.

Twitter:

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Blu Ray Review-Justice League vs Teen titans 

For the past ten years Warner Bros and DC Comics have been doing a series of straight-to-DVD animated movies. With mixed results. A lot of the output has been outstanding, but some have fallen a little flat. The Batman, Superman, and Justice League titles have all sold well. 
  
But, DC have never really had much confidence with Teen Titans. Their range of films were put on hold, then quickly cancelled. 

The film is titled ‘Justice League vs Teen Titans’ but don’t let that fool you, it’s actually Teen Titans featuring a couple of possessed members of the Justice League.
  
It’s set in the same continuity as Justice League: War and Son of Batman. And picks up right where the latter left off, introducing Damian Wayne (Sturat Allen), the young son that Bruce Wayne (Jason O’Mara) never knew he had.

The film also cherry picks Teen Titans greatest hits. There’s elements from the comics history, thrown in with moments from the two animated TV shows, which ran from 2003-2006.
  
The Robin in this adventure is Damian Wayne. Whilst assisting his dad and the justice league, he disobeys a direct order and almost ruins the entire mission. 

Batman decides to ship Damian off to train with the Teen Titans. Reluctantly, Damian agrees and Nightwing takes him to Titans Tower. Where he meets his new team mates; Starfire, Beast Boy, Blue beetle, and Raven. 
  
It turns out that Raven (Taissa Farmiga) is the daughter of a huge Satanic-like creature named Trigon (Jon Bernthal), whom is not only intent on reclaiming her, but on also enslaving mankind. He omits an ooze, which renders the Justice League under his control. This is where the ‘vs’ comes in, Damian has to put aside his problems with the other Titans and work together to take down Trigon and, the possessed League. 

  

The film is directed by Sam Liu and written by Bryan Q. Miller and Alan Burnett. It manages to balance humour, whilst keeping the threat ever present. Which is something the other vs movie has been critiqued for not doing. It isn’t all perfect, there’s a pointless musical montage that goes on for far too long, whilst the Titans are “bonding”. It also managed to balance some adult themes, that kids won’t get. Dick Grayson very clearly expects to have Skype-sex with Starfire. 

The fights are incredibly well-done and entertaining, but much like the other ‘vs’ movie, there’s a lot of style over substance. But I eagerly await the next Titan adventure. 

Justice league vs Teen titans is out on Blu-Ray on the 30th of May