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Sci-fi shots: Bond, Predators, Terminators and Mummy sequels

Daily digest of some of the sci-fi and fantasy news that’s caught our eye including: Benedict Cumberbatch in Bond 24; Predators and Terminator sequels; coke-head Carrie Fisher (love her); and a new Mummy film.

Benedict Cumberbatch, the next Bond villain?

Bond producers are looking to lock down Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch as the villain in Bond 24.

Predators and Terminator sequels unlikely

First up: Predators. The 2010 Robert Rodriguez sequel starring Adrien Brody was a pretty darn good flick, and a return to form for a franchise that had gotten off the rails as of late.

According to Robert Rodriguez, director of the 2010 movie Predators, a recent shake-up at 20th Century Fox has likely derailed any chances for a seque anytime soon – “We were thinking about it. I don’t know, I’ll have to talk to them. They just had a regime change over there – we’ll see what happens.”

And Arnold Schwarzenegger recently told Empire, “I think (producer) Megan Ellison owns the rights to ‘Terminator 16,’ or whatever it is. They have been trying to put a script together but I’ve not seen it, so I’ve no idea. There’s nothing on the drawing board at this point. Nothing on the plan.”

So it looks like neither franchise will be making it back onto the big screen for some foreseeable time.

J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron to team up for new pilot

J.J. Abrams is set to produce a possible new show for NBC. Alfonso Cuaron, director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, will co-write and direct the pilot. The as yet untitled pilot is about a girl with special powers that will grow over seven years, and the man who is broken out of prison to protect her until then.

Carrie Fisher on cocaine while filming Star Wars

Carrie Fisher has been quite open about her drug past while working on the Star Wars trilogy. Circulating the web this week, is this fun fact – you can actually see evidence of it in The Return of the Jedi. Check out her first finger on co-star Harrison Ford’s shoulder.

In other interviews Carrie Fishers has given over the years, she recalls partaking in drug taking with members of the Star Wars cast on the Hoth set.

Len Wiseman to direct ‘The Mummy‘ remake for 2014

Producers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jon Spaihts, with Universal are bringing The Mummy back to the big screen after the successful franchise starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz .

The trio have chosen Len Wiseman to direct the remake, and this time The Mummy will have a modern setting.

When I first heard Universal was relaunching this, that is the image that popped into my head, the period tale, the old monster, but when Bob and Alex pitched it, there was a great new take and approach, and a very different mummy as well. It’s a darker twist on the material, a scarier version.

Matt Smith to appear at MCM London

Matt Smith will be appearing at MCM Expo London Comic Con at ExCel on Friday 26 October. The Eleventh Doctor will be at the MCM theatre, chatting about all things Doctor Who and launching the new Doctor Who Series 7, Part 1 DVD (released 29th October). It will also be streamed online for any fans that can’t make it.

Weekend tickets cost £29 and include entry into Friday’s preview show which is when Matt Smith will be attending. For tickets and more info see www.londonexpo.com/faq/tickets/

Destination Star Trek London

Set your minds to stunned! There’s a three day Star Trek event in London this October!

They’ve got a staggering amount of guests lined to to attend the weekend (subject to the usual “depending on work commitments”), including William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Bakula, Walter Koenig, Brent Spiner, Alice Krige, Arlene Martel, Brannon Braga, Casey Biggs, Chase Masterson, Connor Trinneer, Denise Crosby, Dominic Keating, Eddie Paskey, Gwyneth Walsh, Ira Steven Behr, Jeffrey Combs, JG-Hertzler, John de Lancie, Manu Intiraymi, Marc Alaimo, Martha Hackett, Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois, Robert O’Reilly, Robin Curtis and Ronald D Moore.

Standard Tickets

1 Day Standard £29.00

  • Event Access – Valid for 1 day only

2 Day Standard £39.00

  • (Sat/Sun) Event Access – Valid for 2 days only
  • Includes 1 pre-signed autograph*

3 Day Standard £49.00

  • 3 Day Event Access
  • 1 Pre-Signed Autograph*
  • 1 In-Person Autograph**
  • Limited Edition Print
  • Exclusive Goodie Bag

Ticket Packages

Silver Pass £225.00

  • 3 Day Event Access
  • 1 Ticket to Opening Ceremony/Captain’s Talk ^
  • 4 Randomly Assigned Captains Talks
  • 4 In-Person Autographs**
  • 1 Bridge Photo shoot
  • 1 Ticket to Stunt Show
  • Limited Edition Print
  • Exclusive Goodie Bag
  • Exclusive Silver Collectors Card

Gold Pass £299.00

  • 3 Day Event Access
  • 1 Ticket to Opening Ceremony/Captain’s Talk ^
  • 5 Individual Captain talk tickets ~
  • Priority Seating in the talks/presentations in main auditorium
  • 6 In-Person Autographs**
  • Priority Scheduled Queuing***
  • 1 Exclusive rare signed card
  • 1 Bridge Photo shoot
  • 1 Ticket to Stunt Show
  • Limited Edition Print
  • Exclusive Goodie Bag
  • Exclusive Gold Collectors Card
  • 1 Ticket to the Party

Platinum Pass £899.00

  • 3 Day Event Access
  • 1 Ticket to Opening Ceremony/Captain’s Talk ^
  • 5 Individual Captain talk tickets ~
  • Priority Seating in the talks/presentations in main auditorium
  • 5 In-Person Captain Autographs ~
  • 2 In-Person Autographs**
  • Priority Scheduled Queuing***
  • 1 Exclusive rare signed card
  • 1 Bridge Photo shoot
  • 1 Ticket to Stunt Show
  • Limited Edition Print
  • Exclusive Goodie Bag
  • Exclusive Platinum Collectors Card
  • 1 Ticket to the Party on Friday & Saturday Night

VIP Pass £2,999.00

  • 3 Day Event Access
  • 1 Ticket to Opening Ceremony/Captain’s Talk ^
  • 1 Exclusive VIP show jacket limited to only 20 worldwide.
  • One to one breakfast with a guest from the event on Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Guest to be allocated by DSTL. Different guest each day)
  • Individual photo shoot with each headline Captain in attendance. ~
  • In-Person Autograph for each headline Captain in
  • attendance ~
  • Individual talk ticket for each headline Captain in
  • attendance ~
  • Reserved front row seating in main auditorium for all talks or presentations.
  • 10 individual photo shoots of purchasers choice with guests attending the event. (Not headline captains).
  • 5 guest encounters with individual guests. (Not headline captains). Guest encounter is a small group chat with no more than 25 people to one guest lasting approx 30 mins.
  • 2 In-Person Autographs with other guests in attendance.** (Purchasers choice. Not headline captains)
  • Priority Queuing for all guests in attendance
  • 1 Exclusive rare signed card
  • 1 Bridge Photo shoot
  • 1 Ticket to Stunt Show
  • 1 Ticket to the main Friday and Saturday night Parties.
  • Limited Edition Print
  • Exclusive Goodie Bag
  • Exclusive VIP room stocked with refreshments and seating.
  • Access to VIP area at main Friday and Saturday night parties, with guests in attendance.
  • Dedicated VIP group liaison/assistant available throughout show hours to help enhance the DSTL experience.
  • An Exclusive poster limited to only 20 pieces signed by every guest in attendance at the show. (All signatures will be obtained subject to any issues beyond Destination Star Trek London’s control).

Destination Star Trek London beams down to ExCeL from 19-21 October with mores guests, themed parties, interactive activities, professional photo shoots, autograph sessions, original sets, props and displays, memorabilia, talks and stunt displays plus more to be announced. Plus Five captains beaming down – William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula!

So whether you have been a fan since the very first season back in 1966 or a recent convert with the 2009 movie there will be something for every fan.

Come and experience an out of this world weekend this October at ExCeL London.

Book now, make it so! | For more information visit www.startreklondon.com

Now if anyone has six grand spare and would like to have for our VIP passes, please, pretty please, get in touch!