Sunday, December 14, 2008

Stargate: Universe - Entertainment Weekly: Robert Carlyle named master of 'Stargate

At Entertainment Weekly Online's Ausiello Files:

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Scoop: Robert Carlyle named master of 'Stargate Universe'

Dec 15, 2008, 02:00 AM | by Michael Ausiello

Not unlike a certain battery-operated bunny, the Stargate franchise keeps going and going and going…

To wit: Scottish thesp Robert Carlyle (The Full Monty) has been tapped to headline the brand's third live-action series, Stargate Universe. Carlyle, most recently seen in Fox's 24: Redemption pic, will play Dr. David Rush, the leader of a group of soldiers, scientists, and civilians who have been stranded on an ancient ship in the far reaches of space.

... Is the casting of Carlyle a step in the right direction? Sound off below, Gatethrashers (or whatever it is you people call yourselves) -- at the link above!

Stargate: Universe - Hollywood Reporter: Robert Carlyle is next 'Stargate' leader

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Robert Carlyle is next 'Stargate' leader

Actor cast in third installment of the Sci Fi franchise

By Nellie Andreeva

Dec 15, 2008, 01:00 AM ET

"SGU," the third installment in the cable channel's "Stargate" franchise, hails from "Stargate SG-1" and "Stargate Atlantis" co-creators Brad Wright and Robert Cooper, who will write and executive produce the new series.

Sci Fi Channel is expected to give the MGM TV-produced "SGU" a 20-episode order.

Production on the series is slated to begin in February in Vancouver. It is targeted to launch in the summer with a two-hour premiere.

"Robert Carlyle brings a depth, intelligence and complexity to his roles, which will fit perfectly with the fresh, new reinvention of this franchise," Sci Fi original-programming chief Mark Stern said.

Scotland-born Carlyle, best known for his roles in "Trainspotting" and "The Full Monty," recently starred opposite Kiefer Sutherland in Fox's "24: Redemption." He is repped by Gersh, manager Jon Rubinstein and the U.K.'s Christian Hodell.

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans - Video: Movie Trailer

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SCI FI Wire - Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

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Check out the trailer for the upcoming film 'Underworld: Rise of the Lycans', directed by Patrick Tatopoulos.

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans opens January 23 '09 and stars Michael Sheen, Rhona Mitra, Bill Nighy, Craig Parker, Steven Mackintosh, Tania Nolan, Kevin Grevioux and Jared Turner.

Terminator Salvation - Video: Movie Trailer

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SCI FI Wire - Terminator Salvation

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Check out the trailer for the upcoming film "Terminator Salvation," directed by McG.

Terminator Salvation opens May 22, 2009, and stars Christian Bale, Anton Yelchin, Sam Worthington, Bryce Dallas Howard, Moon Bloodgood, Helena Bonham Carter, Jane Alexander and Michael Ironside.

David DeLuise - TV Guide Canada: 'Wizards of Waverly Place' - Interview

At TV Guide Canada:

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The `Wizards' have us under their spell

By Jennifer Webb


Is `Waverly Place' the next `Hannah Montana'?

Wizards and magic and mayhem – yes, please!

Wizards of Waverly Place is full of magic, portals, cauldrons and potions. The Disney Channel show (airing on Family Channel in Canada) centres on a not-so-typical New York City family. By "not-so-typical," what I really mean is the kids possess magical powers.

.. Alex (Selena Gomez), Justin (David Henrie) and Max Russo (Jake T. Austin) are siblings who inherited their magical gifts from their dad Jerry, played by David DeLuise. Their loveable pop helps hone their magic skills in the Magic Lair, as long as they don't use them in public or without supervision. Right, like that would happen.

... Although it's a children's series, parents enjoy Wizards of Waverly Place too. I had a chance to talk with the show's TV dad (who has two daughters in real life) while he took a break from watching the filming of an episode.

... Before I could talk to him about the show, my curiosity got the better of me; I wanted to know what magical power he would want. The goofball takes this seriously and says, "I think I would have to go with flying. Just because I live in L.A. and there's so much traffic. I wouldn't mind flying, and picking up my kids and flying home."

... While in Vancouver with his brother Peter (we've seen him in Supernatural and Stargate SG-1), Peter asked him what he thought of the part. "I was like, `Oh my god, I love it! I would get to be a kooky dad teaching his kids about magic. It's perfect,'" says DeLuise. "And he's like, `I think you answered your question.' I did not know that it was going to be what it is. And, I'm really happy to be a part of it. I have a lot of fun. My days are filled with joy now. It's weird how things happen ..."

.. Wizards of Waverly Place airs weekdays at 7 p.m. ET and weekends at 10:40 a.m. ET on Family Channel.