BBC just named its new Doctor Who and surprise, surprise its Jodie Whittaker. The actress has made history by becoming the first female Time Lord. Whittaker is the 13th doctor in the BBC series as she comes in to replace Peter Capaldi. The actress is best known for her roles in Broadchurch, Black Mirror, and Attack the Block. She will make her debut following Capaldi’s final bow as the Time Lord in this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special.
First Look: Ready Player One
Warner Bros. has revealed a first look at Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One. The first image sees Tye Sheridan as character Wade Owen Watts, who is apparently donning some VR kit. The film is a direct adaptation of the novel by Ernest Cline, which is based in a dystopian future. The story revolves around Watts who searches for an Easter egg in a virtual reality game, which will apparently lead him to a big fortune. Ready Player One comes to cinemas in March 2018.
The Dark Tower TV Show
Stephen King is one happy man. Despite the adaptation of The Dark Tower not being in cinemas yet, there’s already word that there will be a TV series in the works. According to producer, Akiva Goldsman, the series’ first episode has already been written and that a familiar face will appear in the pilot episode. Idris Elba’s Roland Deschain a.k.a. The Gunslinger will have a part to play in the series. The Dark Tower comes to theatres this August.
Aladdin Live Action Film Finds Its Cast
The upcoming Aladdin live-action film has found its lead actors. At the recent D23 Expo, Disney confirmed that Mena Massoud will stars as the titular character with Naomi Scott starring as Princess Jasmine. Although both are relative unknowns sans Scott who made a splashing debut in this year’s Power Rangers, there will be one major star for the film in Will Smith. The actor will portray the Genie in the film, which will be directed by Guy Ritchie. Aladdin comes to theatres in 2019.
Death Of Legends
Hollywood lost two legends this past week with both George A. Romero and Martin Landau passing away. Romero, the father of horror, passed away at the age of 77. The horror icon is best remembered for Night of the Living Dead, which has gone on to become a cult classic. Landau on the other hand is an Academy Award winning actor who boasted roles in the Mission: Impossible TV series as well as roles in Ed Wood, which he won an Oscar for. He was 89 years old.