Sunday, 8 July 2012

Karen Gillan: SDCC panel, movie schedule update

SDCC announces ‘Doctor Who’ panel for 15 July
Whovians attending the San Diego Comic Con this month will be in for a real treat as the Comic-Con committee has confirmed that the cast and executive producers for Doctor Who will indeed have a panel at this year’s con!

While it may have been assumed that Doctor Who would be present, you can never be so sure so it was with great delight when the Sunday schedule for the convention revealed that the beloved Time Lord and his companions will make an appearance.

Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvil, Steven Moffat, and Caroline Skinner will all be there to answer your burning questions on Sunday! There will also be bringing with them footage from the new season of ‘Doctor Who!’ Here’s what to expect according to the Comic-Con site:

    12:30-1:30 BBC America’s Doctor Who— The Doctor and the Ponds land in San Diego. BBC America’s Doctor Who stars Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Arthur Darvill join award-winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat (Sherlock) and award-winning executive producer Caroline Skinner (The Fades) for a Comic-Con panel and Q&A. As fans eagerly await the new season’s première, BBC America is making sure Steven Moffat brings new footage to reveal on the big screens in Hall H. 
Ahead of the new season, BBC America will première new Doctor Who specials - The Science of Doctor Who, The Women of Doctor Who, The Timey-Wimey Stuff of Doctor Who, and The Destinations of Doctor Who - as part of the Supernatural Saturday programming block starting Saturday, August 4 at 9pm/8c. For those new to Who, the previous two seasons from Steven Moffat are available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download.

Karen Gillan to star in Not Another Happy Ending
Doctor Who star Karen Gillan is to make her feature film debut as a leading lady in Glasgow-set indie comedy film Not Another Happy Ending which is due to start shooting soon. She plays successful writer Jane Lockhart who writes best when she's unhappy.

Karen recently wrapped a three-year stint as The Doctor’s companion – and promised that her character’s exit will be “unexpected”, as well as emotional.

French actor Stanley Weber will play Thomas Duval – the publisher to Karen’s novelist character Jane Lockhart, a passionate writer who suffers a bout of writers block on her second novel.

Here's the film's synopsis:

When a struggling publisher discovers his only successful author is blocked he knows he has to unblock her or he's finished. With her newfound success, she’s become too damn happy and he thinks she can't write when she's happy. The only trouble is, the worse he makes her feel, the more he realises he is in love with her...
Tom realises that the only way he’s going to get her to finish the novel is to make her life a misery. With the help of his best friend and cynical, child-hating high school teacher, Roddy, he sets about trying to dismantle the things in Jane’s life that make her happy.
Meanwhile, Jane’s block spirals out of control – to the point where her fictional characters, twiddling their thumbs in the not-happening novel, intrude into her real life. Her heroine, DARSIE, is terrified that Jane won’t give her the ending she desires because Jane has given up on her own happy ending. Will Tom, or Darsie, manage to get Jane writing again, and create a happy ending for everyone?

Not Another Happy Ending is produced by Claire Mundell and Wendy Griffin at Synchronicity Films, written by David Solomons, and directed by John McKay.
The film is due to start shooting in Glasgow in July.

Source: Screen Terrier

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