Tag: The Hollywood Reporter
STARGATE WILL RETURN
Though his hit 1994 film Stargate has spawned three successful television series that have aired from 1997 to 2011, producer Dean Devlin (who is also working on a sequel to his 1996 blockbuster Independence Day) says the story is not complete – and he intends to finish the tale. “Stargate has always had this empty hole,” he told The Hollywood Reporter last month. “When we made the first one, we always intended on doing part two and three, and we were prevented for years. And our hope is that we can get another chance at Stargate and tell the entire story we wanted to tell.”
There is still time to claim a piece of the groundbreaking Stargate TV franchise! VIP Fan Auctions is offering unique behind-the-scenes artifacts, such as the detailed production sketches of a Wraith chest plate from Stargate Atlantis, screen-used military Wiley X sunglasses from SGU, and rare collectibles like the limited edition book celebrating the tenth anniversary of SG-1. Check out all of the Stargate props and wardrobe auctions available at VIP Fan Auctions by clicking here – and place your bid today!
TED'S 'FLASH' MOB
Prior to the premiere of the blockbuster comedy Ted, surprise guest star Sam J. Jones told The Hollywood Reporter that writer/director Seth MacFarlane contacted him back in 2010 and told the Flash Gordon star that he wanted him for his movie. “He told me that he saw Flash Gordon when he was seven or eight, and how it influenced his career and fed his creativity,” Jones told the magazine (“Flash Gordon Star Sam Jones on His Triumphant, Crazy Comeback Role in Ted”). “I had no idea he was going to call. Apparently he sent out people to track me down. So I said, “Yeah, let’s talk.” MacFarlane’s affection for the former action star is clear in Ted – not only is Jones a boyhood hero of both John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) and Ted (MacFarlane) – he’s even tapped to preside over John’s wedding to Lori (Mila Kunis). For fans of Ted, Flash Gordon or quirky weddings, the ceremonial outfit that Jones wore during the wedding scene – robe, pants, shirt and stole emblazoned with “Flash” – is now available at the Ted Auctions website. Click here for photos and additional details – and place your bid today! This auction is ending soon!
THE HORROR! SYLAR RETURNS TO TV
When American Horror Story – the new series by Glee executive producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk – debuts Oct. 5 on FX, the spooky series will feature a number of familiar faces – and herald the television return of Heroes’ baddie Zachary Quinto (who played Sylar, pictured above). The Hollywood Reporter says Quinto will play the recurring role of Chad, a former owner of the haunted mansion now owned by Dylan McDermott (The Practice) and Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights). Writer Tim Minear (The X-Files, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse and numerous other series with major cool cred) has also joined the series. Quinto’s character will debut in the first of a two-part Halloween episode. Fans of Quinto (or FNL’s Connie Britton, for that matter) should check out the screen-worn wardrobe items (including a full outfit from season three – complete with Hail to the Chief apron) available now at VIP Fan Auctions (as well as other Heroes cast members).
HEROES STAR’S NEW SERIES
Masi Oka is writing – and may star in – a new series for SyFy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Fittingly for the man who once played time-bending Hiro Nakamura on Heroes, the new series – titled The Corrector – will reportedly feature a heavy dose of time travel. Oka developed the story with writer Alex Sabeti and will serve as executive producer. Check out the Heroes screen-worn wardrobe items and props available at VIP Fan Auctions – including Nathan Petrelli’s trench coat, one of Nikki Sanders’ dresses and a complete outfit worn by Sylar. The auctions end May 17.
JACK BAUER AXED IN JAPAN
Citing sensitivities to a storyline about radiation poisoning, television executives in Japan have opted to cancel plans to broadcast the final season of 24 as officials continue to grapple with a serious nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Dai-Ichivnuclear power plant. “With the many victims of the current disaster in Japan, and ongoing concerns about radiation leaks from the nuclear power station, TV Tokyo has decided not to show the planned final season and show season five instead,” a spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter. The Japanese nuclear power plant was crippled during the earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck that nation in March.