Tuesday news round up: Sir Ridley, Spock and more strike

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With his American Gangster currently roughing up cinemas, the ever-eclectic Sir Ridley Scott has added another film to his slate. According to
Variety , the director will be making his first return to the science fiction/fantasy arena since the genre-defining double-whammy of Alien and Blade Runner with Stones, a supernatural thriller based around Stonehenge and other important ancient sites.

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JJ Abrams’ Star Trek started shooting last week, and JFX Online say they’ve got the first shots of Zachary Quinto in his Spock make-up. The fringe and ears look bang on the money, though it’s going to take some time before we accept Sylar can be that logical.

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The effects of the Writers Guild of America Strike continue to spread through Hollywood. Digital Spy reports that Sony has put actors on two of its shows (‘Til Death and How I Met Your Mother) on unpaid leave, a worrying development that brings the acting community into the dispute – it will be interesting to see whether other studios decide to take similar action on other shows.

A couple of showrunners have been speaking about how their shows are negotiating the strike. Heroes boss Tim Kring (who’s refused to cross picket lines) has admitted (click here ) that the end of volume two (due to air on 3 December) could be a premature season finale: "In an oddly kismet kind of way, we have a real finale that could act, God forbid, as the end of season two," he said. Meanwhile his Lost counterpart Damon Lindelof has defended the writers’ stance in the New York Times, putting over his side of the argument which you can read here , courtesy of Digital Spy

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And if you’re still not convinced by Christian Bale as Batman, why not check out his Lego counterpart in action via Superhero Hype .