What's star of the NBC Television Event Merlin up to these days? No, not dancing to promote eating red meat half the week (he already did that). Here's what:
ITEM 1: Sam Neill will join Frances O'Connor and his Daybreakers buddy Willem Dafoe in Daniel Nettheim's psychological thriller The Hunter. The story reportedly "centers on Martin, a mercenary sent from Europe by an anonymous biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a dramatic hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger." Watch out, Martin: that's how most Looney Tunes' Taz shorts start.
ITEM 2: Sam Neill co-stars with Stephen Moyer, Richard Roxburgh, Claire Forlani, and, once again, Frances O'Connor in ICE, a post-apocalyptic disaster film about another ice age coming around to wipe everyone out. Yes, it looks as bad as it sounds. Here's the trailer for the SyFy-level production:
Could use more voice of Ray Romano.