Wednesday’s invisible Variety show news

Variety is broken today, so if there’s no link for a story, that’s the reason. Sorry

Doctor Who


  • Changes are afoot at The Dark is Rising. It’s now called The Seeker for one thing
  • Guillermo Del Toro to make Lovecraft’s At The Mountains of Madness?
  • McG in talks to director Terminator 4. Woo hoo
  • Sacha Baron Cohen wants to remake Sellers’ The Party
  • Vin Diesel to return for fourth Fast and the Furious film
  • Blade Runner: The Final Cut in UK cinemas on 23rd November
  • Bradley Cooper to star in Yes Man with Jim Carrey



British TV


  • Fox to remake ITV’s The Jury
  • Dick Wolf to make show based on Johnny Dynamite graphic novel
  • Prison Break star was forced to quit?
  • Jon Stewart prepping a second Daily Show spin-off: Important Things with Demetri Martin
  • He hasn’t even appeared in an episode yet, but Isaiah Washington might get a spin-off show from Bionic Woman
  • Val Kilmer, Karl Urban, Wes Studi et al to appear in Lonesome Dove prequel
  • Jeremy Piven’s Cupid resurrected
  • Dexter gets more than 1 million viewers – a first for a Showtime season-opener


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.