Archive for April, 2003
Some people just want something, even if it is lame. Security has been stepped up on the sets of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabhan after thieves stole and vandalized polystyrene pumpkins and plaster rocks. Come on, how much is a fake rock going to fetch on eBay? More local, one-sheet posters featuring X2 have been snatched from bus stops in 15 cities – including from in front of Fox Studios in Los Angeles.
BaronMoritani writes “The Landsraad Dune site has an exclusive interview with Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune miniseries Visual Effects Supervisor, Ernest Farino. In this interview, Ernest Farino discusses his work on the CoD miniseries along with previously unpublished pictures to help explain his work. He also hints at the televised future of the Dune chronicles.
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It’s not due out for a couple more weeks, but X2 is already setting the bar. It seems that it is set to have the biggest debut day in history, opening simultaneously in 80 countries on May 15th. Attack of the Clones managed a paltry 74 countries.
Update: ARGH. It’s May 2nd, this Friday. I must have Matrix on my mind…
Angela Mitchell writes “”Miracles” Fans Target Networks with Full-Page Ads in Variety and Hollywood Reporter!
Fan Campaign to Save Critically Acclaimed ABC Show Achieves National Coverage ? and Full-Page Ads in Vital Hollywood Trades” Read More for the full release.
As you all know, the Season 2 Box Set of Babylon 5 will hit shelves and mailboxes next Tuesday 4/29. Well, the wonderful folks at Warner Bros. sent me some press materials, including links to excerpts of some of the interviews found on the set. I’ve cleaned up the links to be more presentable, so check them out, then pre-order your set before its too late!
Want to see a 60-foot tall Trinity kickin’ some butt? Well, it appears that both The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions will be released to IMAX theaters. The first will probably hit a couple of weeks after it hits normal (“mundane”? 🙂 theaters on May 15th, whereas the second will hit the big-big screen at the same time as general release on November 5th.
New Line has announced that the DVD releases for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers will follow similarly to that of The Fellowship of the Ring. A basic version will be out August 26th, with an MSRP of $29.95 (VHS for $22.99), and a 4-disc extended version (with a rumored 43 extra minutes) will be out on November 18th.
I made some minor updates to the secondary server (stores, etc.) that should make it somewhat faster. Let me know if there are any glitches.
The official web site for the upcoming Star Trek: Elite Force 2 first-person shooter game is now up, offering details and screenshots. The game itself is due in June. Also making some news is Valve’s eagerly awaited Half-Life 2, basically to say more news will be forthcoming at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in May.
The winners for the 2002 Nebula Awards were announced this past weekend. Notables were Ursula K. Le Guin as the 20th Grand Master, Neil Gaiman taking Best Novel with American Gods, and Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring winning Best Script.