What would you do if I told you that Danica McKellar was to star in a Syfy original movie? Would you stand up and walk out on me? Lend me your eyes and I’ll write you a post. I will try not to make it sound as awful as it’ll be.
Danica McKellar, best known for playing Winnie Cooper on the late ’80s dramedy “The Wonder Years,” has signed on to star in Vesuvius Productions’ new creature-feature Tasmanian Devil. Production on the project, which is set to premiere on Syfy sometime next year, is currently underway in British Columbia.
Tasmanian Devil follows a group of base jumpers as they’re hunted down by bear-sized Tasmanian Devils during a visit to a national park (I bet someone’s sorry they didn’t take that left turn at Albuquerque ). The film costars “Jericho” star Kenneth Mitchell and eight-time Winter Olympics medalist Apolo Ohno.
Kelly Brook (Piranha 3-D) has wrapped a guest spot on WE Productions’ new French television series “Metal Hurlant Chronicles.” No word on what role Brook plays in the sci-fi actioner, but production stills show that her character utilizes some pretty big guns.
The series, already greenlit for two seasons—each made up of 12 thirty-minute episodes—will air in Italy, Germany, Poland, and Russia next year. Episodes are also being shot in English so American and U.K. versions may soon follow.
Directed by Guillaume Lubrano, “Metal Hurlant Chronicles” stars Rutger Hauer (Hobo with a Shotgun), Michael Jai White (Black Dynamite), Scott Adkins (Universal Soldier: A New Dimension) and James Marsters (”Buffy the Vampire Slayer”).
The show is a live action adaptation of the 1974 French comic book series “Metal Hurlant Chronicles.” It was adapted as “Heavy Metal Magazine” in the U.S. in 1977, and produced in 1981 as the animated feature Heavy Metal.
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