News Briefs – May 1, 2014


SyFy has greenlit a third “Sharknado”, which will be set in a different city to the next one (of course), as well as a new Tricia Helfer mini-series.

Gavin Hood will direct “Eye in the Sky”, for Colin Firths’ Raindance Films, about London-based military intelligence officer Colonel Michelle Madden who is remotely commanding a top secret drone operation that aims to capture a group of terrorists in Nairobi.

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are relaunching “Project Greenlight” on HBO.

Andy Garcia is playing a “brilliant and mysterious scientist” in the “Max Steel” movie.

Belgian actress Cecile de France is joining Vince Vaughn and Hailee Steinfeld in “Term Life”.

”Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans” director Patrick Tatopoulos will direct a new science fiction fick called “New Babylon”.

“Expendables” star Terry Crews looks to be the new host of “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire”.

Former “West Wing” star Allison Janney is aboard Paul Feig’s female spy comedy “Spy”.

Tim Blake Nelson (“The Incredible Hulk”) is in talks to play “Harvey Elder, an eccentric and socially awkward scientist” in the reboot of “Fantastic Four”.