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As Gideon The Ninth takes the book world by storm, author Tamsyn Muir talks exclusively to SciFiNow about our love of swords, and the heroes and dickheads that wield them… The sword is humanity’s favourite weapon, and sword-fighters tend to be some of our favourite characters. Excalibur, the legendary sword of King Arthur, has some claim
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It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Terrance Dicks, fondly known to many Doctor Who fans as ‘Uncle Terry’. A prolific writer, who wrote hundreds of books and worked extensively in television both genre and mainstream, he was best known and loved for his work on Doctor Who, first as
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Angelina Jolie’s maniacal Maleficent starts to make threats in this new TV spot for Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil. Check it out:  Here’s the synopsis for the upcoming film: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is a fantasy adventure that picks up several years after Maleficent, in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s
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I wrote the Steelhaven trilogy between 2012 and 2015. During that period there was a slew of other writers releasing fantasy novels, riding on the popularity of the Game Of Thrones TV show, which were labelled as “Grimdark”. Naturally, Steelhaven was clumped in with those, and having a cast at least partially consisting of amoral,
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The first trailer for Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die has risen. Watch it now:  Here’s the poster: The Dead Don’t Die is written and directed by Jim Jarmusch (Only Lovers Left Alive, Paterson), and produced by Carter Logan and Joshua Astrachan. It stars Adam Driver, Bill Murray, Chloë Sevigny, Selena Gomez, Austin Butler, Steve Buscemi, Tilda
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Rebecca Hall has been cast in a lead role in Legendary’s upcoming monster showdown Godzilla Vs Kong, according to Variety. Nothing else is known about her character so far. Hall is best known for her work in the likes of The Town, Starter For 10 and Christine, but genre fans will likely know her from The Prestige, Iron Man 3 and Professor Marston
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Mike Flanagan’s next project, Doctor Sleep, has added another actor to the cast. According to Deadline, Revenge star Emily Alyn Lind has joined the film as Snakebite Andi, a member of the “nomadic psychic groups who feed off the ‘steam’ of children gifted with ‘the Shining’.” The film is of course based on Stephen King’s The Shining sequel of the
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Aristocrats – aren’t they the worst? Entitled and elitist; cruel and often willfully sadistic. They’re more than wealthy, more than powerful – they believe the right to rule runs in their very veins. That’s what separates them from mere Bond-style supervillains. Anyone can claw themselves up to fortune or position, but you can’t buy class.
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In 2014, Unfriended had its world premiere at Fantasia. One of two films that year, along with Open Windows, that takes place on a computer screen – the film’s success has been a pivotal benchmark in a storytelling movement that reflects our increasingly plugged-in lives. Four years later, the sequel, Unfriended: Dark Web drops the
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Fox greenlights Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s What We Do In The Shadows TV series By Jonathan Hatfull 04-05-18 1,260 Fantastic news for fans of vampires doing their best to live in a flat-sharing situation, as Fox has given a series order to Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s What We Do In The Shadows TV
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Roxanne Benjamin has directed segments of ace anthology horrors Southbound and XX, and she’s about to make her feature directorial debut with the splendidly-named Body At Brighton Rock. Variety reports that the film is currently in production and that it’s just been picked up for worldwide distribution by Magnet. Benjamin also wrote the film, which
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Miguel visits his ancestors in this new UK trailer for Pixar’s Coco By Poppy-Jay Palmer 21-11-17 661 Read the full synopsis for Disney Pixar’s Coco here: Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la
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Writing William Shakespeare’s The Force Doth Awaken was unlike writing the previous six books in the Shakespeare Star Wars series (the original trilogy and the prequel trilogy), because like everyone else I encountered The Force Awakens for the first time on December 17, 2015. No, I didn’t get any advance knowledge of the script and
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Having made the most critically-acclaimed DC Extended Universe movie so far, it only seems fitting that Patty Jenkins would be picked to direct the sequel of Wonder Woman. And we couldn’t be happier. Wonder Woman saw something finally come into action that we have wanted to see for a long time: a female-led superhero movie.
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