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SFX

July 2019

SFX is the world's leading sci-fi, horror and fantasy magazine. Covering all areas of the genre across TV, movies, books, games, collectables and comics, every month SFX delivers news, features, exclusive Q&As, behind-the-scenes stories, star profiles and TV episode guides. Recently redesigned to reflect the growing mainstream popularity of sci-fi, now you can read our Hollywood news, TV celebrity interviews and top columnists on your computer or mobile device, thanks to Zinio.

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
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EditorialActing Editor Jordan Farley (JF) jordan.farley@futurenet.comArt Editor Jonathan Coates (JC) jonathan.coates@futurenet.comDeputy Editor Ian Berriman (IB) ian.berriman@futurenet.comProduction Editor Iain Noble (IN) iain.noble@futurenet.comEditor-at-large Nick Setchfield (NS)US Editor Tara Bennett (TB)ContributorsSam Ashurst (SA), Kimberley Ballard (KB), Saxon Bullock (SB), Bryan Cairns (BC), Nick Chen (Nch), Ian Dean (ID), Rhian Drinkwater (RD), Richard Edwards (RE), Dave Golder (DG), Penny Dreadful (PD), Rosie Fletcher (RF), Stephen Jewell (SJ), Stephen Kelly (SK), Catherine Kirkpatrick (CK), Tom Lloyd (TL) Sam Loveridge (SL), James Mottram (JM), Miriam McDonald (MM), Jayne Nelson (JN), Rena Rossner (RR), Will Salmon (WS), Oscar Taylor-Kent (OT-K), Robin Valentine (RV), James White (JWh), Jonathan Wright (JWr), Steve Wright (Swr)Film Group, LondonGroup Editor-in-Chief Jane Crowther (Jcr), Deputy Editor Matt Maytum (MM), Art Editor Mike Brennan (MB), Reviews Editor Matthew Leyland (ML), News Editor Jordan Farley…

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the ed zone

By all rights 2019 should have been the year of Star Wars. After all, not only are we getting Episode IX, the final film in the Skywalker Saga, there’s the first live-action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, and a final season of Dave Filoni’s animated series The Clone Wars to look forward to.But after Solo came and went, my Star Wars loyalty wavered. Instead, all my excitement was reserved for two other cultural titans: Avengers: End-Game Of Thrones. But after attending Star Wars Celebration in Chicago and seeing what Lucasfilm has cooking (p34), Star Wars has returned to its rightful place at the pinnacle of my affections.It’s also been a bittersweet month for Star Wars fans as we learnt that Peter Mayhew has died at the age of 74. Peter’s…

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dressed to kill

Had you followed Peter Strickland’s work before you came onboard In Fabric?No. I was sent the script and my agent was like, “Here’s the script. Don’t read it yet. We’re going to send you some of the stuff that he’s done, to put it in context.” But I ignored him and just read the script! I thought it was really interesting. I didn’t foresee what you see on screen now but you got a sense of the world that he was going to paint when you read it. So I read it and then he sent me Berberian Sound Studio and Duke Of Burgundy and I said, “Okay, this is an adventure I’d like to go on.”Do you see it as a horror movie? The moment with the washing machine…

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new kid on the block

Subscribe at myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/alien19SCI-FACT!A Child’s Play television series is also in the works from the original film’s writer Don Mancini.Released in 1988, Child’s Play beat Toy Story to the punch. But instead of sentient toys who keep their true nature secret from humanity, Chucky is a murderous doll possessed by the spirit of a serial killer. After six (increasingly outlandish) sequels, the series has finally gone down the reboot route and given Chucky a 21st century makeover.This time it’s Aubrey Plaza’s Karen Barclay who gives her 13-year-old son Andrew (Gabriel Bateman) a Buddi doll named Chucky for his birthday. However, this contemporary Chucky isn’t brought to life by voodoo magic. Instead, he’s a hi-tech AI toy with a glitch in his programming, allowing him to control technology and wreak bloody havoc.“I…

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aerial assault

→ Hulu bringing Marvel icons Ghost Rider and Daimon Helstrom to TV. Agents Of SHIELD’s Gabriel Luna plays Ghost Rider again – but the show will have a brand new continuity.→ Jordan Peele’s rebooted Twilight Zone gets a second season.→ Paging Warwick Davis! Disney+ planning a series spinning off from George Lucas and Ron Howard’s 1988 fantasy Willow.→ 2013 zombie rom-com Warm Bodies also getting a TV incarnation.→ Vincent Cassell on villain duties in Westworld season three.→ Into The Spider-Verse’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller to develop a Spidey-flavoured TV universe for Sony.→ Netflix cancelling Santa Clarita Diet after three seasons.→ Nickelodeon developing new, teen-centric Star Trek animated series.→ Laura Donnelly to star in Joss Whedon’s Victorian fantasy The Nevers.→ Fox chopping X-Men spin-off The Gifted after two seasons.…

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unholy redeemer

After rebooting Buffy, BOOM! Studios is resurrecting Angel in a new monthly series by writer Bryan Edward Hill and artist Gleb Melnikov. But while she has reverted to her high-school days, her soulmate is still around the age David Boreanaz was when he portrayed him in 1997.“That means I have to take my time before diving head-first into a love story,” says Hill. “Because while Buffy has to mature, in many ways, Angel does as well.”Hill will alternate between his contemporary adventures and historical exploits. “One of the first words I said to BOOM! was ‘Highlander’,” he laughs. “I loved how those characters could have a riveting story in the present, but we would see an equally interesting story of their past, and how the past and present define one…

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