Tim Blake Nelson joins The Fantastic Four , remake of The Returned in the works, new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer and much more
• Syfy US has ordered four new pilots , none of which are reality shows! Three are comic adaptations: Frank Miller’s Ronin (planned as a mini-series), Pax Romana and Letter 44 ; while the fourth pilot is an adaptation of Lev Grossman’s urban fantasy novel The Magicians .
• US network A&E has given a straight to series order for their remake of superb French zombie drama The Returned . Lost ’s Carlton Cuse and True Blood ’s Raelle Tucker will serve as showrunners. Resurrection , a show with a near identical premise based on a completely different book that also happens to be called The Returned is currently airing on ABC. Our heads hurt.
• In a Twitter conversation Mark Ruffalo revealed that he has been working with Andy Serkis in developing the Hulk in Avengers: The Age of Ultron .
• Also on Twitter, Mark Hamill said that the new members of the Star Wars cast impressed him during the UK table read, and he feels the saga is in good hands.
• Ready for some more mutant ninja turtle action? The new trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has arrived. It gives us a clear look at the turtle quartet and also a glimpse of the villainous Shredder.
• Can’t wait until 22 May to see more X-Men footage? The first clip from X-Men: Days of Future Past has been uploaded, which shows Mystique infiltrating a government meeting.
• Lucasfilm have released the first trailer for the next LEGO Star Wars episode . The episode entitled Escape From the Jedi Temple will air on Disney XD on 4 May.
• It’s been a good day for trailers. CBS have released the first one for their summer sci-fi thriller, Extant . The new series stars Halle Berry and was produced by Steven Spielberg. It is due to air on 9 th July.