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Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End Adaptation Adds This Game Of Thrones Star

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Charles DanceIt’s a good time to be an actor on Game of Thrones, or, as the case often is given the frequency with which HBO’s adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire saga kills people off, a former Game of Thrones star. The cast of the sprawling epic is popping up everywhere. Peter Dinklage is in Pixels, Emilia Clarke plays Sarah Connor in Terminator: Genisys, Nathalie Emmanuel just joined The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, Gwendoline Christie has a significant role in Star Wars: Episode VII, and Sean Bean dies in tons of movies, and the list could go on and on. Another guy who gets a lot of work is Charles Dance, who played Tywin Lanister, and he’s been cast in Syfy’s upcoming adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End, something we’re very interested in around these parts.

Envisioned as a six-hour miniseries event, Clarke’s 1953 novel tells the story of a different kind of alien invasion than you’re used to. It’s not a violent incursion, but a race of creatures from space, called Overlords, show up, take charge in an indirect way, and end all war and conflict, creating a global utopia. While that may not sound so bad on the surface, it comes at the cost of individual identity and culture and the very things that make us human, so there’s that.

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Two Game Of Thrones Stars Join Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

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lena headeyIf you’re going to go around killing zombies, it helps to have already dealt with the undead in a past part of your life. Such is the case with Game of Thrones stars Lena Headey and Charles Dance, both of whom have temporarily said goodbye to the White Walkers of Westeros to sign on for roles in Burr Steers’ upcoming adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

In other big news for the literary horror mash-up, Screen Gems has negotiated a deal for U.S. distribution, which means we may actually see this movie one day. (It’s been in development for ages now.) Screen Gems recently put out Scott Derrickson’s demonic horror Deliver Us from Evil and Sam Miler’s domestic thriller No Good Deed. They’re pretty good at taking low-budget flicks and turning a sizable profit on them. Here’s hoping that’s the case with this one.