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Monday, October 31, 2011

Sci Fi News Daily Digest: NBC's Grimm Delivers a Ratings Surprise, Chronicles of Riddick Sequel in Trouble, Syfy Films Picks Up George R.R. Martin's Wild Cards, and More

News and Updates October 31st:

Axiom's Edge Sci Fi: Cancellation Watch: Will the Nielsens Deliver a Happily Ever After for NBC’s Grimm? Last Sunday, ABC’s fairy tale-tinged series Once Upon A Time debuted, against expectations, to very strong ratings, and then this past Friday, NBC’s dark turn on fairy tales Grimm also delivered surprising ratings in its debut. Chronicles Of Riddick Sequel Shut Down Because of Financial Difficulties - We’ve waited seven years for the next installment in the ‘Riddick’ franchise, and it looks as though the sequel is in danger.

Deadline Hollywood: Syfy Films Finds Its First Project: George R.R. Martin’s Anthology Wild Cards - Syfy Films, the company created by Syfy Ventures and Universal Pictures, has acquired rights to Game Of Thrones author George R.R. Martin’s superhero anthology Wild Cards with an eye on launching a franchise.

Order retainers online and Save over $300 plus time No dentist appointment neededHollywood Reporter: Once Upon a Time Stars Lana Parrilla and Josh Dallas Talk Show Creators' Secretive Ways - The actors describe how the former Lost producers unveil their story lines on the new ABC series.

Deadline Hollywood: James Cameron Updates Progress Of Planned ‘Fantastic Voyage’ Remake - Cameron says it’s about two thirds of the way there in the development process. Also See: James Cameron To Remake Fantastic Voyage As A Love Story (

Hollywood Reporter: YouTube Announces TV Initiative With 100 Niche Channels - In a low-budget early effort to compete with satellite and cable TV providers, YouTube announced Friday that it has partnered with several entities to roll out television-style channels with professionally produced shows. Will Amazing Stories Rise Again? The previous claimant's right to the trademark finally lapsed in September and Davidson pounced, acquiring the mark and announcing plans to resurrect Amazing Stories as an online magazine

Sci Fi Trifles from Axiom's Edge: Useless but essential pop culture tidbits and trivia from the worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror

Sci Fi Mafia: Fox May Move Forward On Independence Day Sequels With or Without Will Smith Walking Dead writer Robert Kirkman talks about the latest episode and THAT shocking death: 'It was a somewhat justifiable homicide'

Hollywood Reporter: Ryan Gosling's Logan's Run Remake Enlists New Screenwriter That Evil Dead reboot is EXACTLY like Evil Dead [with drugs]

Hollywood Reporter: Foregn Box Office: Spielberg's Adventures of Tintin Opens Solid No. 1 Overseas New Dan Fogelman (Cars, Tangled) Alien Comedy Pilot Picked Up By ABC

Hollywood Reporter: The CW Inks Five-Year Deal With Hulu

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