Films, TV & Muziek

SFX January 2020

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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1 min.
captain’s log

Red alert! Raise shields! Warp eight, any heading, engage! You’re probably firing shots across the bow of the USS SFX right now because we promised you the new Picard show in this issue. Thankfully that’s why we always have a teeny-tiny disclaimer in our Next Issue section. Rest assured, we will be bringing this to you – just slightly later than planned. As you read this, you’ll be in the shiny, sparkling new year and new decade – but I’m writing this way back on the pre-election days of November 2019. That basically means we went to the printers before some potential spoilers for the new Star Trek series could be revealed. Sorry about that! Fortunately, with so many amazing new shows, films, books, comics and, well, almost everything else, we’ve had…

1 min.
first contact

CRISIS? WHAT CRISIS? Rob Graham, email Sky One not getting the rights to the Batwoman TV series has really messed up the big Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover episodes in a spectacular way. No Black Lightning season three on Netflix or Titans season two yet; though they don’t have episodes in the event, they are involved and it will surely mess up continuity for those shows. Maybe these superhero crossovers are getting too ambitious, or maybe the shows should just be all on one channel. SFX It’s the crossover event waiting to happen: Crisis On Infinite Channels… FATE RATED Keith Tudor, email I really enjoyed Terminator: Dark Fate. The CG looked bad in some scenes but it was a brilliant step up from Terminator 3, 4, and 5 (I had been reluctant to see…

4 min.
keeping it light

SCI-FACT! Willem Dafoe produced some of his character’s farts for real. But, says Eggers, “He can’t burp on command”. ARGUABLY THE MOST ORIGINAL MOVIE of the past year, Robert Eggers’s startling new film The Lighthouse began with a one-sentence idea. “My brother said, ‘A ghost story in a lighthouse’,” explains the writer-director. “I immediately saw the atmosphere and I thought, ‘This movie is going to work. I know this movie is going to work.’” The idea was first mooted sometime before Eggers’s much-admired 2015 feature debut The Witch became reality. But his research only took him so far. “By the time The Witch started picking up steam again, I really only had 30 pages of notes, 10 pages of a screenplay and a smattering of scenes and ideas,” he recalls. He and his…

1 min.
rants & raves

DARREN SCOTT EDITOR RAVES The Wonder Woman 84 trailer – I’ve been listening to the “Blue Monday” remix on repeat. Baby Yoda reminds me of my pug, Toby: both get away with anything. Absolutely adored the BBC version of Dracula – more please! RANTS How could a traditional version of The War Of The Worlds go so wrong? IAN BERRIMAN DEPUTY EDITOR RAVES Pleased to see 4K restorations of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s El Topo, The Holy Mountain and Fando Y Lis are heading to cinemas. Looking forward to the TV series after reading Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses. As a fan of his band Butthole Surfers, I’m amused to find Gibby Haynes has a YA book coming out, Me And Mr Cigar. JONATHAN COATES ART EDITOR RAVES We’ve been so spoilt with great Christmas telly, and I can’t wait to get my teeth into this year’s crop of…

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the adventure of a lifetime

SCI-FACT! Immersive Everywhere are also behind an immersive production of The Great Gatsby, which has been running since 2017. It was only a matter of time (and space) before Doctor Who got the immersive treatment, and a new interactive show materialises in London next year. Time Fracture: An Immersive Adventure – the work of production company Immersive Everywhere – is due to debut in autumn 2020. The live action performance, which is due to last around 90 minutes, puts you at the heart of the story, with a mysterious gateway opening up beneath the streets of London, collapsing time. No details yet as to who you’ll encounter, but with the Cybermen, Daleks and Weeping Angels having appeared at previous experiences and escape rooms, we’d expect a few familiar faces. Would-be companions can get in…

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aerial assault

→Joe Cornish to direct adaptation of Neal Stephenson’s cyberpunk novel Snow Crash for HBO Max. →Disney developing spinoff of Aladdin featuring Billy Magnussen’s bumbling Prince Anders. →Robert Downey Jr voicing Tony Stark in upcoming episode of Disney+ animated series What If…? →Legendary Television turning Sin City into a series, with Robert Rodriguez as exec producer. →The CW adapting Scott Westerfeld’s fantasy novel series Midnighters. →Westworld’s Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy producing an adaptation of William Gibson’s The Peripheral for Amazon. →George Takei voicing Elder Panda in BBC kids’ series Love Monster. →Disney+ launching kids’ game show Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge, hosted by Ahmed “Jar Jar” Best. Ankh-Morpork ahoy! James Fleet and Anna Chancellor joining the cast of BBC America’s The Watch.…