We've paid careful attention to the upcoming release of 'Battlestar Galactica' creator Ron Moore's new Syfy venture 'Helix,' which looks much more in line with 'The Thing' and '28 Days Later' than anything extremely sci-fi. The latest heart-pounding trailer has arrived, along with a creepy brand-new poster for the effort!
Well, we could have seen that coming. A few scant weeks after Syfy's '12 Monkeys' TV pilot had begun casting, so too has the cable network's other high-profile sci-fi adaptation series 'Dominion' been greenlit for a full series. The new incarnation draws from the events of Paul Bettany angel thriller 'Legion,' but what will the TV series chronicle?
While Syfy's recent high-profile genre adaptations have mined more recent hits like 'Legion' and '12 Monkeys,' the cable network will reach much further back for its latest TV-ready property. The millenium-old 'Beowulf' poem will next tell its classic tale as a potential Syfy TV series, but what magic can the latest adaptation conjure?
Though there wasn't yet footage to see of Ron Moore's Syfy return project 'Helix,' we've been anticipating the deadly disease drama since its early inception. Following the earlier release of first-look photographs, the oozy new thriller has finally slithered out a first official trailer, so gird your stomach and check out Ron Moore's Syfy 'Helix'!
We were more excited than annoyed when Syfy announced its intent to reboot classic Terry Gilliam-Bruce Willis timebender '12 Monkeys' as a TV series, even moreso now that casting has begun. 'Nikita' and 'X-Men' franchise star Aaron Stanford will take the role once played by Bruce Willis in the big-screen adaptation, while another will fill Madeline Stowe's role, and producers have been chosen as well.
Thanks to the millions of people who tuned into, tweeted, and confused their moms on Facebook about 'Sharknado,' SyFy is continuing to ride the shark schlock horror wave with 'Avalanche Sharks,' which is exactly what it sounds like. But in case you need more of an explanation, you can watch this trailer for the upcoming "film," which continues SyFy's tradition of featuring purposely bad movies for those who find actual movies to be just a bit too demanding of their intellectual faculties.
Over the summer we got our first look at 'Battlestar Galactica' creator Ron Moore's return to Syfy with the announcement of virology drama 'Helix,' though at the time no footage or photos of the dark new series were available. Finally, the virus has begun to spread as Syfy's 'Helix' has leaked out in the first disgusting photographs!
All week long we've been talking about the hot movie franchises turning to TV to extend their longevity, though in the case of Syfy and 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer's latest co-venture, we only need a dash of something monstrous. Singer will helm a kaiju-themed monster drama pilot for Syfy titled 'Creature At Bay,' putting a new twist on the monster destruction genre for an ongoing series.
Syfy has been culling from the well of genre movies for its latest TV developments, most recently greenlighting the pilot for a '12 Monkeys' series, while today brings our first casting for 'Legion' sequel series 'Dominion.' Former 'Kings' star Christopher Egan will head up the cast, backed by 'LOST' baddie Alan Dale and '300' star Tom Wisdom, but how closely will the new story follow the 2010 film?