Chinese Multimedia Artist Yi Zhou Set to Shoot Sci-Fi ‘Scars and Stars’ in Italy (EXCLUSIVE)

Chinese multimedia artist Yi Zhou is set to shoot her feature film debut “Scars and Stars,” an English-language sci-fier centered on the memory phenomenon known as Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM). The ambitious $ 20 million drama, set in 2050 … Read more…

Hulu Strikes U.S. Deal For Frank Grillo Action Sci-Fi Movie ‘Boss Level’

EXCLUSIVE: Hulu has struck an eight-figure deal for U.S. distribution rights to the Joe Carnahan-directed action sci-fi movie Boss Level starring Frank Grillo, Naomi Watts, Mel Gibson, Will Sasso, Ken Jeong, Annabelle Wallis and Michelle Yeoh. The completed film will debut … Read more…

Dave Bautista Action Sci-Fi ‘Universe’s Most Wanted’ Pre-Sells Around The World

AGC International has closed a raft of sales on virtual AFM project Universe’s Most Wanted. Deals have closed with Entertainment Film Distribution in the U.K. and Ireland; Constantin Film in Germany, Austria and Switzerland; Metropolitan in France; Vertice Cine in … Read more…

‘Moonfall’: Donald Sutherland, Eme Ikwuakor & Financier SPG3 Join $100M+ Roland Emmerich Sci-Fi Movie, Shoot Underway In Montreal

EXCLUSIVE: Donald Sutherland (Ad Astra) and Eme Ikwuakor (Marvel’s Inhumans) are joining Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, Stanley Tucci, John Bradley and Charlie Plummer in Roland Emmerich’s sci-fi epic Moonfall, which has started principal photography in Montreal. The $ 100-120M budgeted … Read more…

Netflix Politely But Firmly Rejects GOP Senators’ Critique Over Chinese Sci-Fi Novels ‘Game Of Thrones’ EPs Are Adapting

On Wednesday, five Republican Senators fired off a letter to Netflix’s Ted Sarandos over the streamer service’s plan to have the executive producers of Game of Thrones  adapt Chinese author Liu Cixin’s sci-fi trilogy The Three-Body Problem. Tonight, Netflix’s VP of Global Public … Read more…

Colombia’s Expanding Fidelio Films, Turkey’s Karlakum Film in Development on Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Double’s Dilema’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Hot off its announcement of strategic co-production alliances for film and TV with Gaumont and Spain’s Planeta and Amor y Lujo, Colombia’s Fidelio Films has linked up with Karlakum Film in Turkey. In its latest international collaboration, Fidelio partner Mauricio … Read more…

Newly-Formed Artists Film Group Sets ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Actor Drew Van Acker For Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Back Home’

EXCLUSIVE: Artists Film Group, the recently launched film investment and production company set up by Wes Hull (Zone 414), Robert Rippberger (The Inventor), and David Lugo (Welcome Home), has unveiled details on two of its debut projects. The company has … Read more…

Riz Ahmed, Octavia Spencer & Amazon Board Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Invasion’ From Raw, Film4, Rising UK Director Michael Pearce

EXCLUSIVE: Riz Ahmed and Octavia Spencer have been cast in Invasion, a sci-fi thriller pic from BAFTA-winning UK filmmaker Michael Pearce (Beast). I can also reveal that Amazon Studios has taken worldwide rights to the project and will produce alongside … Read more…

American describes scene in Wuhan amid coronavirus outbreak: ‘Like something out of a sci-fi movie’

What’s it like to be stuck in the Chinese city where the deadly coronavirus began? The “Fox News Rundown” podcast spoke with Doug Perez, an American living in the quarantined city of Wuhan. FOX News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today … Read more…

‘Under The Skin’: A24 & Silver Reel In Bidding War For TV Rights To Jonathan Glazer’s Cult Sci-Fi Film

EXCLUSIVE: A potential TV spin-off of British director Jonathan Glazer’s cult sci-fi feature Under The Skin has sparked a bidding war between the film’s original financier Silver Reel and studio A24. Based on a novel by Michel Faber, Under The … Read more…

Fedor Bondarchuk’s Sci-Fi Actioner ‘Invasion’ Debuts Imax Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety has been given exclusive access to the Imax trailer, dubbed into English, to Fedor Bondarchuk’s sci-fi actioner “Invasion,” the sequel to his 2017 blockbuster “Attraction.” In the first film Moscow becomes the battleground for all-out war against an army … Read more…