Archive for February, 2001
CNN/Reuters is reporting that the WB Network’s exclusive negotiating period for renewing Buffy, the Vampire Slayer is up Thursday (3/1), and WB and Fox Television still haven’t come to terms…
Did I miss an announcement? Outer Limits, which had first-run episodes until recently on Showtime and also showed earlier seasons in syndication and on the Sci-Fi Channel and was cancelled as far as I knew, is apparently back in production for first-run episodes for the Sci-Fi channel and will premiere March 16th. Perhaps there was a “Babylon-esque” cancellation to get out of the Showtime contract?
I love anthology series, as they give us a chance to see stories that otherwise wouldn’t make it on the screen. I’d love to see some of Larry Niven’s Known Space stories.
Variety is reporting that Stephen Dorff (Cecil B. DeMented, Blade), Jennifer Love Hewitt (Party of Five, I Know What You Did Last Summer), and Christian Slater (The Contender, Very Bad Things) are all in talks to star in I Inside, a time-travel movie based on Michael Cooney’s (Jack Frost) upcoming play, Point of Death. The story deals with an amnesiac who discovers he can travel through time to change his own future.
George Lucas told USA Today (according to Sci-Fi Wire – I am unable to find the article) “No way” in regards to more Star Wars movies. “I guarantee that. After the next one [Episode III], I’ll move on.” He got to tell the story he wanted, and that will be it.
Test Pattern is saying that Variety broke a story early this morning that Brian Singer (X-Men) has signed up to exec produce a new Battlestar Galactica TV series for Studios USA. The interesting part is both series creator Gary Larson and star Richard Hatch have been trying to put forth their respective versions of a new show for a couple of years, and no mention is made as to which version, if either, this will be…
Update 2/23: Fandom.com has an interview with Tom DeSanto, Brian Singer’s partner with X-Men and this project. Nothing earth shattering yet, but still…
Update 2/27: There is an open letter from Richard Hatch on his web site regarding the Singer/DeSanto version.
The Hollywood Reporter is saying that in an SEC filing, Spyglass Entertainment Group has confirmed plans to make Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in a deal with Buena Vista. Jay Roach (Meet the Parents) would direct, with Douglas Adams keeping the writing duties.
Sci-Fi Wire is reporting that Chris Carter stated that The X-Files could go on for a ninth year, assuming all the details can be straightened out. David Duchovny is already returning for the finale to this season, which could be the series finale if things don’t work out…
The U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis is honoring famed SF writer Robert A. Heinlein (Starship Troopers) by naming a Chair of Aerospace Engineering after him. Heinlein graduated from the academy in 1929.
Gathered from recent headlines all over the Web: Viacom has confirmed development of a new Trek series; Witchblade begins filming today (Feb. 20th) for TNT; Bryan Singer is almost set to direct X-Men 2; Richard Harris isn’t happy with Potter, while the official site gets updated; 3rd Rock sees an end; and a Doctoral Thesis on Religion in Star Trek?
Mel Gibson and Tim Allen are teaming up to develop StarChild, according to Variety/IWon. Seems it is intended to star Allen (GalaxyQuest), and will be a comedy about a socially inept CIA agent helping an alien get home.