Saturday news round-up: Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, Harry Potter [UPDATED]

Morning! It’s a little nippy out there this morning. But we’ve stumbled upon information about The Birds, Hellboy 2, BSG: The Game and William Shatner! Why not stay in, and read about that lot instead?

IT’S NEWER NEWS!
Author of the Harry Potter books, JK Rowling, revealed that Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore is gay. She was talking to an audience at New York's Carnegie Hall yesterday while on tour. According to the BBC report , the audience gasped then applauded at the revelation, which is not made explicit in the books.

IT’S NEWS!
Variety is reporting that Naomi Watts will star in a new version of The Birds. The movie will be based on Daphne du Maurier's original story, which also inspired Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 flick, rather than be a remake of that movie. Other names associated with it are Martin Campbell and Michael Bay (thanks SCI FI Wire ).

IT’S NEWS!
The official Hellboy 2 website has gone live, offering blogs from the director, a video of Abe Sapien, and some concept art. Link to Empire’s story here .

IT’S NEWS!
SF Crowsnest points us at Sierra’s new space combat videogame based on Battlestar Galactica. For Windows and Xbox, the game will enable you to undertake various missions from the reimagined TV show as a single player, or fly eight types of vessel against your mates in multiplayer mode. Expect it this Tuesday. Official site link here .

IT’S NEWS!
In a video interview, the original Captain Kirk, William Shatner, talks about being disappointed he’s not been asked to appear in the Star Trek movie. He appreciates that his character is dead but “it’s science fiction” - if Jurassic Park can bring back dinosaurs, why can’t Trek bring back Kirk who’s “only been dead ten [years]”! Video link here .

Remember folks, the latest issue of SFX magazine – featuring reports from the latest US shows, behind-the-scenes news from vampire movie 30 Days of Night, a look into attempts to revive The Prisoner and loads more – hits the news-stands on Wednesday. It comes with a free double-sided Heroes poster!