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The Morning Roundup: Moore Gets Post-BSG Job, Black Panther Is Back, X-Files 2 Spoilers

Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer


ImageTwo of Battlestar Galactica's magnificent creative team just scored some post-BSG work. A classic Marvel hero is about to find a home on primetime TV. The plot of the new X-Files movie may be on the loose. Read on!

Battlestar Galactica's executive producer David Eicks just signed a writing deal with NBC.

Annnd … Battlestar Galactica's Ronald D. Moore just got hired by UA – that's now Tom Cruise's company – to write an undisclosed sci-fi trilogy. Let's hope it's not based on the writings of L. Ron Hubbard.

Milo Ventimiglia will create a comic book series during his down time from Heroes.

Jennifer Garner just got a first-look deal with Warner Bros.

Halle Berry will star in the drama Frankie and Alice.

IESB scored some more new pics from Indy 4. Check 'em out!

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Stage update:

• Cynthia Nixon will star in the of-Broadway production of Distracted.
• Spring of 2010 will bring a Broadway musical based on Harry Houdini's life.

BET is getting into the animated heroics games with a new series based on Marvel's classic series Black Panther.

Oh, good! Brett Ratner might direct a new version of The Incredible Shrinking Man! The man has to eat, right?

In case you hadn't heard about the A-list Hollywood shenanigans and hoopla surrounding Ed Norton's Incredible Hulk, Entertainment Weekly has a lengthy article about it.

JoBlo did some interesting digging on the new X-Files movie, and they spotted some possible spoilers on the movie's Wikipedia page. The description meshes (I guess) with Variety's report. Here's the synopsis in inviso-text:

Mulder and Scully are back in the thrilling novelization of the summer 2008 blockbuster movie based on the classic X-Files TV show! When a group of women are abducted in the wintry hills of rural Virginia, the only clues to their disappearance are the grotesque human remains that begin to turn up in snow banks along the highway. With officials desperate for any lead, a disgraced priest’s questionable “visions” send local police on a wild goose chase and straight to a bizarre secret medical experiment that may or may not be connected to the women’s disappearance. It’s a case right out of The X-Files. But the FBI closed down its investigations into the paranormal years ago. And the best team for the job is ex-agents Fox Mulder and Dr. Dana Scully, who have no desire to revisit their dark past. Still, the truth of these horrific crimes is out there somewhere…and it will take Mulder and Scully to find it!

And finally, check out the trailer for Hamlet 2 and the poster!

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Author: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

Robert J. Peterson is a writer and web developer living in Los Angeles. A Tennessee native, he graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He’s written for newspapers and websites all over the country, including the Marin Independent Journal, the Telluride Daily Planet, CC2KOnline.com, Offscreen, and Geekscape.net. He co-hosts the podcasts Make It So and Hiram’s Lodge. He’s appeared as a pop-culture guru on the web talk shows Comics on Comics, The Fanbase Press Week In Review, Collider Heroes, ScreenJunkies TV Fights, and Fandom Planet. He’s the founder of California Coldblood Books.

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