Check out some more set videos of J.J. Abrams' Super 8, some Transformers 3 sizzle reel, and a Harry Potter featurette. RTD explains the Doctor Who regeneration controversy! Plus Ang Lee's Life Of Pi and Josh Friedman's Locke and Key!
Here are a few more set videos for J.J. Abrams' mysterious Spielberg homage. [SpoilerTV-Movies]
Transformers: Dark of the Moon:
Here's your first official look at Michael Bay's splodetastic threequel, courtesy of a promo for a feature that Entertainment Tonight will start running on Thursday. [Slashfilm]
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1:
Here's a new featurette about the series. [Warner Bros.]
Life of Pi:
Ang Lee has reportedly found a lead actor for his adapation of this acclaimed magical realist literary novel. Suraj Sharma, a 17-year-old Delhi high school student, will play Pi Patel, who gets "stranded after a shipwreck on a 26-foot lifeboat with a Bengal tiger, zebra, hyena and orangutan." Lee will shoot the gorgeous ocean scenes in 3-D and will aim to spend way more than $50 million making this film happen. The film comes out in 2012. [USA Today]
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn:
Michael Sheen will reprise his role as Aro, leader of the Volturi. [Fangoria]
Here are some set pics showing a "New York" street from the 1960s, as recreated in Cardiff. Matt Smith and Alex Kingston were both on hand for this filming, but the pics just show the scenery. Among other things, 44th street was recreated. And there was a scene of a homeless person running past a taxi. More pics at the link. Photos by Ryan Farrell, Lee Tucker and Simon Watkins. [Gallifrey News Base]
Also, talking to SFX Magazine, Russell T. Davies explains why he had the Doctor tell Clyde he can regenerate 507 times:
I could not resist! I was hooting. It'll never stick, though. That 13 lives is stuck in people's heads.
Locke and Key:
It's official — Fox has greenlit a pilot based on Joe Hill's comic book series, from a script by Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles showrunner Josh Friedman and produced by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. This could be a potential summer series. MTV offers this synopsis:
"Locke & Key" tells the story of the Locke siblings - Tyler, Kinsey and Bode - who move to the Keyhouse Mansion in Lovecraft, Massachusetts alongside their mother following the murder of their father. At Keyhouse, the Lockes discover all sorts of supernatural abnormalities in the mansion, including doors that lead into different worlds and grant the kids with special powers.
Here are some more set photos showing an intense moment between Walter and Peter. [SpoilerTV ]
Here's what happens in episode 4x8, "Chuck Vs. The Fear Of Death":
Chuck tries to prove himself by going on a hazardous mission; Casey and Morgan try to cover when the ``Buy Morons'' investigate Greta's (Summer Glau) identity.
Also, Timothy Dalton's character is an inept MI6 agent who was once the handler for Mama Bartowski. Chuck enlists his help to find evidence to clear his mom's name, but this gets them in hot water with some of Volkoff's men and their "hilarious torture devices." [TV Guide]
Chuck and Sarah are on the cusp of their first big fight as a couple. [Fancast]
Episode 6x12 will be called "How To Train Your Dragon." [SpoilerTV]
Here's the official synopsis for episode eight, "For the Good of Our Country":
President Martinez interrogates Michael about his involvement in assassination attempt; Vicky is sent on a new secret mission.
The "Red Rain" referenced in the first episode's title is meant literally — those red skies that Anna unleashed at the end of the first season will "open up" five minutes into the episode and ruin Erica and Tyler's day. [TV Guide]
In tonight's "Harvest," Lois gets to wear a bonnet, as she and Clark wind up in a strange Amish community. Says Erica Durance, "Basically, Lois is upset and she's trying to teach Clark a lesson, and that gets them both in the worst trouble imaginable." And when Teri Hatcher guests as Lois' mom, they don't actually interact — Lois just watches old videotapes, as we mentioned yesterday. [Fancast]
A few details about upcoming episodes. In episode 10x9, "Patriot," Lois visits the Watchtower for the first time. Episode 10x10 is called "Luthor" but the Luthor in question is Lionel. In 10x11, "Icarus," the Lois/Clark relationship takes an unexpected turn, and Deathstroke, Hawkman and Black Canary all return. And episode 10x12 is "Collateral." [Kryptonsite]
Additional reporting by Katharine Trendacosta.