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Nicole Kidman Joining Aquaman?

DC Comics

DC Comics

This choice actually makes a lot of sense if you think about it. She looks the role. H/t to ComicBook.com for the news!

Nicole Kidman is reportedly in talks to join Warner Bros. Aquaman movie in the role of Arthur Curry’s mother. Kidman is currently in the Academy Awards race for her work on Lion.

The news immediately follows the announcement that Yahya Adul-Mateen II will be playing Aquaman’s villain, Black Manta.

Kidman is a critically-acclaimed actress who has won numerous “Best Actress” awards, including an Oscar in 2002. This won’t be Kidman’s first brush with the DC Comics Universe. Kidman played Dr. Chase Meridian in 1995’s Batman Forever.

Aquaman is the next DC Comics movie on the Warner Bros. production schedule. Filming is expected to begin in April 2017.”

h/t ComicBook.com

Star Trek: Discovery Featurette “In Production”

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“In 1964 Gene Roddenberry wrote three words on a blank page: Star Trek is…” Now, CBS All Access will begin that sentence once again. Production has begun on Star Trek: Discovery. Coming to CBS All Access.” Video at the link below. Enjoy!

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Trailer For Horror Film ‘Nails’

Screen Anarchy

“Nails follows the story of Dana Milgrom, a track coach who, having survived a near-death car accident, finds herself completely paralysed and trapped inside her own body. While recovering, she becomes convinced that an evil presence exists inside her hospital room and is intent on killing her – and she may not be the only target.”

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Beauty and the Beast – US Official Final Trailer

The Guardian

“Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.”

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Director Of The Day – Troy Escamilla

Troy Escamilla/Facebook

From Davenport, Iowa, Troy has directed the horror movie Party Night and soon, Stirring (2018). He also runs the official blog for the Fright Meter Awards which honors the year’s best in horror. So you can bet we’re looking forward to seeing more of Troy’s work very soon!

Twitter site here. IMDb site here. Fright Meter Awards Blog here. Facebook site here.

Have a look at the trailer for Party Night below and if you have a few bucks to spare, you might want to support the Kickstarter (about to go live) for Stirring here.

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Tom Hardy Still Doing Splinter Cell Film

This Gen Gaming

Can this videogame-to-movie idea work? “Nothing has been heard of the project for a while, but now, thanks to Collider, we have a bit of news. The folks there have been chatting to producer Basil Iwanyk, who’s promoting John Wick: Chapter 2, but also overseeing Ghost Recon. And he’s confirmed that progress has been made.

“We’ve got a script”, he confirmed. “It’s a little long, but it’s the best script we’ve had. Now that I’m back from Mexico City, we’re going in there to figure out how to cut some pages and give it to [Tom] Hardy”.”

Read more on the Splinter Cell film here

 

So What’s Stan Lee Doing In The Defenders?

horrorcore.cz

As you know, Stan is in all the Marvel movies now so you shouldn’t be surprised that he has a cameo in The Defenders. A photo dropped to Reddit today revealed what his latest gig will be. Have a look via the link below.

 

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Samurai Deeper Kyo’s Kamijyō to Launch Sequel to 2-Chapter Detective Manga

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“Manga artist Akimine Kamijyō (Samurai Deeper Kyo, Code:Breaker) announced on Twitter earlier this month that the two-chapter manga Kobayashi Shōnen to Futei no Kaijin: Edogawa Rampo ‘D-zaka no Satsujin Jiken’ yori (Young Kobayashi and the Lawless Mystery Man: From Rampo Edogawa‘s “The Case of the Murder on D. Hill”) will get a sequel. Kamijyō did not specify if the sequel will be another short manga or a longer series.”

Images, official tweets, at the link here.

Inari Kon Kon Trailer

Inari Kon Kon Wikia

“After saving an injured fox, sweet and shy Inari is given the power to shape-shift. The middle school girl is determined to use her new powers to win the heart of her crush, but love isn’t as simple as changing forms! With memorable characters and beautiful scenery, Inari Kon Kon is the perfect blend of comedy, romance, and divine magic.” Video at the link below – enjoy!

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Bokeh Trailer (2017) Sci-Fi Movie

Bokeh Kickstarter/Andrew Sullivan

Bokeh is a Kickstarter that capitalizes on the recent trend of putting a simple, minimalist sf/fantasy/horror story with less than a handful of actors against beautiful scenery for maximum effect. “On a romantic getaway to Iceland, a young American couple wake up one morning to discover everyone on earth has disappeared. Their struggle to survive and to reconcile the mysterious event lead them to reconsider everything they know about themselves and the world.” I really like this kind of film because it always makes you think, What would you do? Kickstarter site here. Video below at the link.

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SF/Fantasy/Horror From Around The Interwebs – Jan 31, 2017

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en.wikipedia.org

Bloody Disgusting talks about new Zombie flick ‘Cargo’.

HorrorNews reviews all-female horror anthology XX.

IGN reviews Warhammer 40K Dawn of War 3.

Gamespresso says Yooka-Laylee update is increasing sales.

Polygon says Overwatch’s Bastion getting much-needed Buffs.

CBR reports Dr. Who class set Spring premier dates.

Steam Games features RimWorld.

PC Gamer writes on Total War: Arena.

Eurogamer features who’s who in Mass Effect Andromeda.

BleedingCool features Figuarts Batman figure.

SciFied says Conor McGregor will not be in The Predator.

NDTV has six exciting SciFi books for February.

Sci-Clops Podcast 18 is out! Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

Thank you for following Sci-Clops!

Gigantic Official Hero Spotlight: Wu Trailer

Arc Games

“The martial arts master kicks and licks his foes.” Video at the link below – enjoy!

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Happy Birthday To Christian Bale

MovieWeb

Born today in 1974. You may remember him from the Batman and Terminator movies.

Affleck Bailing On Batman

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Breaking news! “Ben Affleck has decided to step down as director of “The Batman” and remain on as a producer and star of the project.

Affleck is still on board to play the superhero, but sources close to the talent said Affleck and Warner Bros., after discussing how to best make the film possible, came to the decision together.

“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions,” Affleck said in a statement. “Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.”

Affleck and Warner Bros. will now begin searching for a new director. Sources say there is a shortlist and that “War for the Planet of the Apes” helmer Matt Reeves is among those on the list.””

Read more at Variety here

Hyperloop Off To A Hyperlooping Start

Dezeen

Remember when you were a kid and you used to put pennies on the track and scream like banshees when the train rolled over them? Imagine doing that with this thing…

“Elon Musk’s dream for a high speed travel system that uses pneumatic tubes has taken a major step towards reality. Three teams of students have tested their half scale pod designs in a specially built 1 km long SpaceX test track – with Delft University taking first prize over MIT and WARR. The Hyperloop is a ground transport concept proposed by Musk in 2013 to transport ‘pods’ of 20-to-30 people through a 12-foot diameter tube at roughly 700 mph.”

Read more on the hyperloop here

h/t Daily Mail