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We’re excited; it must be Wednesday, and a new issue of The X-Files: Season 10 is out. Story by Chris Carter and Joe Harris, and penned by Harris himself, today’s is the third issue in the new series and continues the cliffhanger exposed in issue #2.
So far, the new comics have been greatly praised by both the comics community and X-philes alike, and the IDW panel at San Diego Comic Con was only one sign of how excited people are about these new stories.
If you haven’t read this month’s comic, we advise you that this review will be heavily filled with spoilers… so proceed with caution.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
As reported by THR, Frank Spotnitz will come on board as Showrunner for the second season of Transporter. The drama previously aired on Cinemax and while the cable network won't be carrying on with the following season, the production will continue for HBO Canada and M6 in France.
While the show won't be on Cinemax anymore, the producers are tapping other companies to replace its distribution in the US. Chris Vance, the lead of the series is said to be on borad for a second season, but a new deal would have to be negotiated.
This is a story in development, we'll bring more information as we learn about it.
The immediate excitement of San Diego Comic-Con and the X-Files panel may be behind us, but TV Guide still has some great footage for us! Check out this interview with David and Gillian on the TV Guide Magazine Yacht at SDCC:
The rumors are out there, and have been for over a year, but this week multiple sources are suggesting that 20th Century Fox is planning on releasing the entire X-Files series on Blu-ray and that release could happen as early as this winter. The Digital Bits stated just days ago in their Comic-Con blog that they spoke with numerous sources at the San Diego Comic-Con, including sources at the studio and the post production facility (HTV/Illuminate), and were told that the series would be released in Blu-ray as part of the 20th Anniversary celebration of The X-Files this year.
"...we believe at least the first season could be announced (in the coming weeks) for release by the end of the year. Remastering work has been underway at HTV/Illuminate in Hollywood – visual effects and some stock footage shots (of the Hoover building, etc) have required upconversion but otherwise original negative is being scanned in full HD. " - The Digital Bits
While XFN cannot confirm these reports, we have had sources telling us that the studio is indeed planning to release the series on Blu-ray as early as this winter. There has been no official word from Fox, but Chris Carter addressed the Blu-ray issue at the IDW Panel at Comic-Con this week.
"I just had a conversation with a guy from Fox yesterday who said they're pushing for that Blu-ray release but it hasn't been formalized or it's not official, so stay tuned for that, but they are releasing it on HD." - Chris Carter
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment in the U.K. announced today that they are releasing the entire series plus both feature films in a new box set (not Blu-ray) in celebration of the 20th Anniversary, and that FTF and IWTB will be released in a Blu-ray box set. While other regions had already received the Blu-ray release of both films, this will be the first time that the dual-film Blu-ray box set has been released in the U.K.
Given that the U.K. is celebrating the 20th with new box sets and that FTF/IWTB Blu-ray, it's not a far stretch to believe that 20th Century Fox could in fact be looking at releasing the series on Blu-ray elsewhere. The truth is out there...somewhere.
Once we hear anything official, you will be the first to know!
The Munich Film Festival took place June 28 - July 6, 2013 and actor Sir Michael Caine was invited to this year's festival as the guest of honor. There were screenings of several of his movies including the European premiere of Mr. Morgan's Last Love starring Gillian Anderson alongside Caine. Unfortunately, Anderson was unable to make it to the festival due to filming schedules.
Besides Sir Michael Caine, lead actress Clemence Poesy and writer/director Sandra Nettelbeck presented the movie to a sold out Carl Orff Auditorium at Munich cultural center: GASTEIG. The audience enjoyed the movie and the was a Q&A following the screening. Sadly the sound system was malfunctioning. Writer/director Sandra Nickelbeck mentioned Gillian Anderson in one of her answers: “that she (Nickelbeck) as director just had to shut her mouth and let Gillian do what she does, because the camera sees more than the plain eye and that Gillian does do magic.”