News round-up March 29

A round-up of some of the new entertainment news you might have missed this week including Sherlock, Star Trek, Top Gun and a forthcoming premiere.

Steven Moffat says fans can expect series four of Sherlock to be “frightening, tough, funny and exhilerating”. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Moffat revealed the new series will deal with the consequences of what’s gone before – and that he and co-creator Mark Gatiss have “set something up that none of the fans are talking about” but it will feature heavily in the next three episodes. Me Moffat says fans will be “put through the mill” in series four as it will be more of an “emotional upheaval”. All I can say is please stop teasing us and get on with it!

Simon Pegg won’t just appear as Scotty in Star Trek 3, he’s also co-written the script. Pegg says the new film will capture the spirit of the orginal series more than its predecessors. “I think we just want to take it forward with the spirit of the TV show,” Pegg told Comic Book Resources. “And it’s a story about frontierism and adventure and optimism and fun, and that’s where we want to take it, you know, where no man has gone before — where no one has gone before, sensibly corrected for a slighter more enlightened generation,” he said. “But yeah, that’s the mood at the moment.”

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, Idris Elba is being lined-up to play the villain in Star Trek 3.

The UK’s biggest power ballad club night is branching out into film with a screening of Top Gun in June. Ultimate Power will screen the Tom Cruise classic on June 26 at the Troxy in London. The film will be followed by a full club experience. Ultimate Power Club co-Founder Dave Fawbert said: “For eight years we’ve been spreading the gospel of the power ballad to the UK and now we’re delighted to be announcing our first-ever film and club night event, with one of the greatest films ever made, followed by the greatest songs ever written. This will be the most fun you can possibly imagine”. You can find out more here.

Carey Mulligan and Matthias Schoenarts will attend the UK premiere of their new film Far From The Madding Crowd on April 15. They’ll be joined at BFI Southbank by director Thomas Vinterberg and screenwriter David Nicholls. If you want to know more about the film, check out the latest Clips of the Week.

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