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Starz has officially given an sixteen episode first season order for “Battlestar Galactica” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” producer Ronald D. Moore’s new “Outlander” series.

Based on Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling series of books, the story follows a married WW2 nurse who mysteriously falls back in time to 1743. Seven books have been released in the series so far and have sold more than twenty million copies.

The order follows several months after Syfy picked up Moore’s new outbreak drama “Helix” to series.

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One person who doesn’t believe those reports of a “Justice League” movie hitting as early as 2015 is “Man of Steel” star Henry Cavill. He tells ABC News that fans will likely have to be a bit more patient:

“Justice League, more movies, I have no idea. Justice League could be great if done correctly. It’s a very tough one to do because the DC comic heroes are all god-like in their power.

So in this real world setting we’re telling our story in, it’s going to be tough to achieve that and it has to be done very delicately with a lot of thought.

So, it won’t be right away, I hope it’s not anyway. It may take some time of building up other movies and other characters and introducing them to gether in one way or another. I think it would be great to do, but I don’t think it’s around the corner.”

The Weinstein Company has hired “Wild Hogs” and “Arrested Development” scribe Brad Copeland to write a new draft of the script for the “Knight Rider” movie.

Based on the popular 1980s TV series, the project has been in development for some time. Copeland’s hiring is to reconfigure the project as a big-budget and action-oriented film in the hopes of generating a potential “Fast and Furious” style franchise cash cow.

Copeland’s writing history in comedy though indicates the potential film will also have a humorous bent. “Knight Rider” was previously rebooted as a short-lived TV series on NBC in 2008.

Filmmaker Roland Emmerich says that Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman are set to reprise their roles in the upcoming two-film sequel to 1996’s “Independence Day”.

Goldblum played programmer David Levinson and Pullman starred as President Thomas J. Whitmore. The pair were arguably the ensemble film’s biggest characters aside from Will Smith’s Captain Steven Hiller (Smith will NOT be returning).

Emmerich also says that the film will sport a gay character, and he’s not sure yet if the White House will be blown up again.

The new films are set on present-day Earth, when the aliens return and a younger generation is tasked with fighting them off.

Despite eager reports to the contrary, filmmaker Sam Mendes says he still isn’t sure if he’ll return to helm the next James Bond film.

The “Skyfall” director spoke about the ongoing negotiations at the premiere of the stage adaptation of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” which he has been working on for the past few months. He tells Hey U Guys:

“In answer to the question you’re going to ask, I don’t know yet. I’m in discussion over the ‘B’ word and I won’t make any decision until [‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’] is open. It’s taken a long time to get this open and this has been my focus.”