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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.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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Editorial Acting Editor Jordan Farley (JF) jordan.farley@futurenet.com Art Editor Jonathan Coates (JC) jonathan.coates@futurenet.com Deputy Editor Ian Berriman (IB) ian.berriman@futurenet.com Production Editor Iain Noble (IN) iain.noble@futurenet.com Editor-at-large Nick Setchfield (NS) US Editor Tara Bennett (TB) Contributors Sam 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, London Group 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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fashion killer

NEWS INTERVIEWS INSIGHT CHUCKY! Get sci-fi news and features at gamesradar.com/sfx SCI-FACT! In Fabric is produced by Rook Films, the company behind the celebrated Ben Wheatley’s work. To look at the films of Peter Strickland is like being transported into a rarefied universe, somehow both familiar and otherworldly. “I guess that’s what I look for personally when I watch a film – I want to lose myself in something,” he says over coffee at London’s Hospital Club. “I don’t want to see real life. I don’t want to see social realism. I get enough of that reading the paper!” From his 2009 debut, the rape-revenge drama Katalin Varga to Berberian Sound Studio (2012) and The Duke Of Burgundy (2014) – films immersed respectively in Italian giallo and 1970s soft-core erotica – Strickland has brought a stylish and cine-literate…

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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/alien19 SCI-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.…