Wednesday Link-A-Mania

SKYRIM DLC HAS A NAME

Remember on Monday we mentioned Bethesda’s plans for a Skyrim DLC reveal? Well, reveal it they have. An atmospheric image has gone up on Bethesda Blog, accompanied by the name: Dawnguard. They also say “Coming this summer to Xbox 360”, and confirmed on Twitter that the first content drops will be exclusively available on 360 before anywhere else. Sadly it looks like this is all we get until 5 June at E3.

(Via Bethesda )

CRUISE IS GOING VAMPIRE HUNTING

Universal has decided to resurrect vampire-staking hero Van Helsing despite his last outing taking a beating from critics and fans alike. But which dashing figure is slated to play the legendary monster hunter? Why, it’s none other than Tom Cruise, who is also on board to produce. The venture will be the first for Fringe creators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci under a new deal with Universal, and they’re due to bring back The Mummy as well.

(Via Variety )

ARTISTS ASSEMBLE

To celebrate the release of Avengers Assemble , Marvel comics has been releasing special variant covers based on historical works of art, across its comic lines. Supremely talented Marvel artists have aped the style of some of history’s greats to create beautiful, cool and funny covers featuring Earth’s mightiest heroes. Beautiful.

(Via Comics Alliance )

CELEB LAWYER TURNS COMIC CREATOR

Hollywood superlawyer Skip Brittenham (who counts Eddie Murphy and Harrison Ford among his clients) has announced his intention to write a graphic novel called Anomaly . Teaming up with artist Brian Haberlin, it will tell the tale of human explorers arriving on a planet only to be drawn into a conflict, and appear as a hardcover and a tablet app in October.

(Via Hollywood Reporter )

HALO WEB SERIES APPROACHING

Microsoft is planning to spend big on a Halo live-action web series, due to air before Halo 4 ’s release in November. Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn will be available on Machinima and Halo Waypoint, and will follow a young UNSC cadet inspired by Master Chief to rise though the ranks. The series will play out over five 15-minute instalments, and should whip fans into a frenzy ready for the game launch.

(Via Variety )

LITTLE MURDER HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE

Guillermo del Toro’s production company Necropia Entertainment is teaming up with Angry Films to shoot The Bloody Benders . The script is based on the true story of a family-run hotel on the Kansas prairie, where up to 20 guests disappeared. Del Toro told Deadline he suspects Angry Films will want to hire a director and move quickly, while he is still working on post-production for alien invasion flick Pacific Rim .

(Via Deadline )

AN AMERICAN LAWYER IN PARIS

Hollywood Reporter has heard that Vik Sahay, of Chuck and American Reunion , has joined the cast of horror movie Wer . The story follows an investigation into the brutal killing of a Parisian family, with Sahay playing a member of the legal team who discover their client, the suspect, is a werewolf.

(Via Hollywood Reporter )

STARGATE COMPOSER JOEL GOLDSMITH DIES

We’re sad to report the death of Joel Goldsmith, the composer on all three Stargate TV series. Goldsmith passed away on 29 April at the age of 54. His adaptation of the original Stargate film’s theme was used for SG-1 , and he also created the Emmy-nominated theme for Stargate Atlantis .

(Via Gateworld )