Westworld is the more famous of Michael Crichton’s movies about killer robots but he also directed 1984’s Runaway, featuring Tom Selleck trying to stop a diabolical plot by Gene Simmons to unleash circuit boards that can cause the various domestic robots in use around the world to become deadly weapons.
Netflix is getting a live-action Cowboy Bebop and multiple Roald Dahl based series to their streaming service while canceling Daredevil, Hobbs and Shaw and the Kingsman prequel add cast members, Blade Runner is getting an anime series on Adult Swim and much more in this week’s News Shotgun.
Duncan Jones is back with a “spiritual successor” to his debut film, Moon, the Blade Runneresque Mute, where Alexander Skarsgard plays a bartender in 2052 Berlin who goes on a hunt for his missing girlfriend and runs afoul of the local criminal gang.
Based on the novel by Richard Morgan, Altered Carbon is a cyberpunk mystery where society learned centuries ago how to transfer the mind into a new body, making death a thing of the past. An imprisoned soldier, Takeshi Kovacs, is released into a new body after hundreds of years “on ice” to solve the murder of a rich aristocrat.
This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris, Joe and special guest Dylan dive into the trailer from NYCC including Pacific Rim: Uprising, the Hobbs/Shaw Fast & Furious spin-offf, Creed 2, Masters of Horror, new and old Blade Runner, the return of the Arrowverse, Gotham and more.