Walking Dead Return Date Anounced
The Walking Dead returns to AMC for a sixth season on Oct. 11, starting with a 90-minute episode, AMC announced Friday at Comic-Con. According to a report on Variety, the network will air a special preview episode of Talking Dead on Aug. 23, possibly leading in to the Walking Dead spin-off series, Fear the Walking Dead, which is expected to debut this summer.
The panel for The Walking Dead debuted a new trailer for season six (below), and announced a "5 Sundays/5Seasons" marathon running each Sunday from July 26 through Aug. 23. AMC confirmed it will also bring back the Chris Hardwick-helmed Talking Dead show to air after each episode of The Walking Dead.
Ghostbusters Image Released
Director Paul Feig has released another image from the upcoming Ghostbusters film on his Twitter account, this time revealing what the cast looks like in their costumes.
In the photo, characters played by actors Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig are poised to not cross the streams when they fight paranormal threats as the movie debuts on July 22, 2016.
Riverdale Moves to CW
Variety is reporting that Riverdale, the new TV show incorporating the Archie comic book characters, is moving to the CW, with Archie Comics’ chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa writing the pilot. The series had previously gotten a pilot order from Fox.
The drama series will star high school students Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica and the whole Riverdale gang and is being developed by Warner Bros. TV with Greg Berlanti, who has two other comics-inspired series at the CW with Arrow and The Flash. Although Archie is best known as an all-ages comic — one which recently relaunched — the TV show's description reveals that the series is more aimed toward teens, exploring "the surreality of small-town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome facade."
New Splinter Cell Writer
The script for the movie adaptation of the video game series Splinter Cell is getting a revamp from screenwriter Frank John Hughes, the actor/writer who most recently adapted the sci-fi novel Shovel Ready. The film, which has Doug Liman slated to direct, will star Tom Hardy as Sam Fisher, a highly trained special operative in the black-ops sub-division, Echelon.
The first draft of the script was written by Eric Warren Singer, and writer Sheldon Turner was also among the scribes working on it.