The first Inception review, Planet Of The Apes prequel details and scary Hobbit speculation!

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There's an early Inception review, and casting talk for Sherlock Holmes 2 and the Planet Of The Apes prequel. Neill Blomkamp's new film gets a title. Could Ratner direct Hobbit? Plus Doctor Who, Eureka, Warehouse 13, Futurama and True Blood.


Sherlock Holmes 2:

There's a rumor going around that Daniel Day Lewis might play Moriarty in Guy Ritchie's sequel. [Superhero Hype]


Part of the Rolling Stone review of this Christopher Nolan film has leaked out, and it's ultra-positive, calling the film a dreamworld into which the audience can project its own secrets. It may be too clever and cerebral for stultified movie audiences though. [Slashfilm]

Rise Of The Apes:

John Lithgow, who already has lots of primate experience after Harry & The Hendersons, has joined the cast of this film. Lithgow will play the Alzheimer's Disease-stricken father of James Franco's protagonist. Franco's character wants to find a cure for Alzheimer's, so he tests it on an ape, Caesar, who evolves rapidly until Franco takes him home and shelters him from the medical establishment. [THR]


Transformers 3:

Add Detroit to the list of places where this wide-ranging sequel will be filming. [TFW2005]


Mars Needs Moms:

Disney will release this film, starring Seth Rogen, in IMAX 3-D, along with Cars 2 and the fourth Pirates Of The Caribbean. [ABC News]


The Hobbit:

Forget those rumors that Neill Blomkamp might step in and direct this project. He hasn't even been approached about it, his reps say. And he's still hard at work on his second film, which is apparently titled Elysium and is set on another planet. [Vulture]


And there's dire speculation that Brett Ratner might end up taking over the Shire. Although it's mostly just speculation, I think. [CinemaBlend]

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse:

This installment is more grown-up and intense, say the stars. And there's a scene where Jacob kisses Bella and forces her to admit her love for him. [Fancast]


M. Night Shyamlan's untitled next project:

A few more details about the film that Shyalaman is supposedly going to film after The Last Airbender. Bradley Cooper would play a father who uses supernatural powers to search for his missing child. Bruce Willis and Gwyneth Paltrow are also loosely attached to this film. [Deadline]


The Walking Dead:

Here's another image. [ShockTillYouDrop]

Doctor Who:

A weirdly melancholy trailer for the season finale, "The Big Bang." Update: Apparently it's fan-made. [Den Of Geek]

Steven Moffat says the finale is the best episode he's ever written, and fans won't be disappointed. He says the cliffhanger left the Doctor in a tricky situation, but never fear.

I think any other hero would be in a pickle but I think The Doctor can take it... I really do think episode 13, the episode we'll see on Saturday, is a story only Doctor Who can do - no other show could have come close to a story like this. That's what is exciting about it.


[BBC News]

Steven Moffat's sister interviews him. [BlogtorWho]


The episode directed by Jensen Ackles is focused on Bobby, and includes a character named Macy Ward — an attractive woman in a down-to-earth way, she has a crush on her next-door neighbor. Could that neighbor be Bobby? Or someone else? [EW]



I believe these images are new. [USA Today and Wired]


Get inside Walter's head with a new Fox video about his "Many Dimensions." [FringeTelevision]

The Sarah Jane Adventures:

All of the episode titles and guest stars are confirmed.

4.1/4.2: The Nightmare Man
Written by Joseph Lidster
Directed by Joss Agnew
Guest starring Julian Bleach as the Nightmare Man

4.3/4.4: The Vault of Secrets
Written by Phil Ford
Directed by Joss Agnew
Guest starring Cheryl Campbell as Ocean Waters

4.5/4.6: Death of the Doctor
Written by Russell T Davies
Directed by Ashley Way
Guest starring Matt Smith as the Doctor and Katy Manning as former Third Doctor companion Jo Grant

4.7/4.8: The Empty Planet
Written by Gareth Roberts
Directed by Ashley Way
Guest starring Joe Mason as Gavin

4.9/4.10: Lost in Time
Written by Rupert Laight
Directed by Joss Agnew
Guest starring Cyril Nri as the Mysterious Shopkeeper.

4.11/4.12: Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith
Written by Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman
Directed by Joss Agnew
Guest starring Julie Graham as Ruby White.


[Planet Gallifrey]


Here are descriptions for July's episodes:

Episode 401: "Founder's Day" As Season Four begins, Carter and friends are mysteriously transported to a dangerous military installation. Getting home seems impossible, but whether they escape or not, their journey will have life-altering repercussions.

Episode 402: "A New World" Carter and his fellow travelers begin to realize the startling implications of their return to Eureka - and of Dr. Grant's unnerving appearance in their midst.

Episode 403: "All the Rage" Wil Wheaton guest stars as Dr. Isaac Parrish, an underappreciated scientist whose hostility appears to have gone viral. Blind rage is infecting everyone at Global Dynamics with potentially catastrophic results-especially for Fargo.

Episode 404: "The Story of O2" Allison struggles to relate to her son and deals with inadvertent mayhem during Eureka's Space Week festival, while Carter wonders if the Zoe he is about to visit at Harvard will be the daughter he remembers. Jamie Kennedy guest stars!


[TV Overmind]

True Blood:

At the end of the season, a secret Bill's been carrying around gets revealed. And it's possible that this is a secret from the books: that Bill came to Bon Temps and seduced Sookie with the goal of getting her to work for Queen Sophie-Anne. Meanwhile, Alan Ball is neither confirming nor denying that Talbot and Eric will get busy. [EW]


Warehouse 13:

The July episodes of this Syfy show also get blurbs:

Episode 201: "Time Will Tell" In the season two premiere, we pick up right where we left off. MacPherson has blown Artie to smithereens, and disappeared. Is Leena really a traitor? Where has Claudia gone? How will Pete, Myka and the Warehouse fare without Artie? What other havoc did MacPherson wreak when he was alone in the Warehouse? And is there yet a new villain on the horizon?

Episode 202: "Mild-Mannered" A masked vigilante with an artifact is cleaning up the mean streets of Detroit. But when the very object that granted this mild-mannered samaritan his amazing super-powers threatens to destroy him and his city, it's the dynamic duo of Lattimer and Bering who must now come to the rescue.

Episode 203: "Beyond Our Control" When an artifact meant for the Warehouse turns up in the small town next door, the team finds themselves in the middle of a B-movie meltdown complete with cowboys, gladiators, sci-fi robots and beach storming marines. Their only chance of survival rests with the man who invented television, Philo T. Farnsworth.

Episode 204: "Age Before Beauty" When young super models rapidly age 50 years overnight, Pete and Myka go undercover in the glam world of high fashion to discover who – and what – is behind the transformations.


[TV Overmind]


Here are the summaries for the first four episodes of this Stephen King-inspired show, airing in July. [TV Overmind]

Episode 101: "Welcome to Haven" When FBI Agent Audrey Parker is called to Haven, Maine on a routine case, she finds her assignment has been killed in unexplainable fashion. When strange weather phenomena begin to strike the town – and Audrey – she begins to suspect that not everything is as it seems in Haven. As the weather events grow more destructive, Audrey discovers that someone in town might be more connected to the incidents than she could possibly imagine.

Episode 102: "Consumed" Audrey remains in Haven to follow up on a clue to her own orphan past – an old photo from the local newspaper, of the infamous "Colorado Kid" crime scene, reveals a woman who could be her mother. But Audrey stumbles upon another mysterious event in town, when food, fields, and even livestock around Haven all begin to die, and she joins with Nathan to investigate what the source of the epidemic could be – and what's really happening in this extraordinary place.

Episode 103: "Butterfly" While Audrey tries to settle in as a Haven local and as a new police officer in town, she and Nathan investigate the seemingly random destruction of a local bar. When other strange events begin to occur – even targeting Audrey herself – they must race to figure what the connection could be, and what or who might be making them happen.

Episode 104: "Ball and Chain" Audrey and Nathan investigate an upheaval at the local psychiatric hospital – where something happened to make the patients normal for a time, but sent their doctor into madness. As they track down the escaped patients, Audrey and Nathan discover that whatever caused the temporary reversal has begun to spill across all of Haven – making normal townspeople go dangerously insane.


Additional reporting by Kelly Faircloth.


James Whitbrook

I'd just like to point out that the Doctor Who trailer is just a rather excellently made fan trailer. Still, it's brilliant, I love the music. I didn't think they'd actually write a New Doctor Theme that would top the previous one, but Murray struck... well, Gold, again!

Can't wait for Saturday!