News briefs: Target picked up, Up tweets, Clone trailer

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Adam-Troy Castro
Dec 14, 2012

Entertainment Weekly columnist Michael Ausiello tweeted that Fox has officially picked up Human Target for the fall; the show, based on the DC Comic, stars former Fringe cast member Mark Valley as Christopher Chance, a mysterious security freelancer who assumes the identities of those in danger, becoming the "human target" for his clients.

Up director Pete Docter, producer Jonas Rivera, co-director Bob Peterson and executive producer John Lasseter will tweet (@UP_dates) from the Croisette in Cannes, France, where they will unveil the 3-D film as part of the Cannes Film Festival; the movie will be the first animated and first 3-D film ever to serve as the opening-ceremony film on Wednesday.

Star Trek writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman will talk about their work on May 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif.; tickets can be had for $10, $15 and $20 by calling 800-838-3006 or going online.

A trailer has gone live, below, for Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes, a new video game from LucasArts and Krome Studios based on the Cartoon Network series; players take up arms on behalf of the Galactic Republic in pursuit of the mysterious bounty hunter Cad Bane while battling the new Skakoan supervillain Kul Teska. The game drops in September for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PS2 and PSP.


Bloody-Disgusting reports that Christopher Lloyd has joined the quickly growing cast of Piranha 3D, which is currently shooting under the direction of Alexandre Aja.

The first (and possibly only) season of Fox's Dollhouse drops on Blu-ray and DVD July 28, with all 12 original episodes, bonus features and the never-before-seen stand-alone episode "Epitaph One," as well as the original unaired pilot "Echo," deleted scenes and seven making-of featurettes.

RHI Entertainment has posted a video preview of James Marsters' High Plains Invaders, which will debut as a video-on-demand film on June 1.


Dreams With Sharp Teeth, a documentary about SF writer Harlan Ellison, will air on the Sundance Channel during its DocDay series on May 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, a couple of days before Ellison's 75th birthday on May 27. The documentary will drop on DVD on May 26.

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