Archive for December, 2005
The American Film Institute announced their Top 10 Movies and TV Programs of the Year, and there are a few genre nods. King Kong is among the movies, and both Battlestar Galactica and Lost were among the TV shows named.
The boy wizard only enjoyed two weeks at number one, thanks to another epic. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe opened in first place this weekend with a $67.1M domestic take, with thriller Syriana taking second. Poor Harry settled for third with $10.3M (totalling $244.1M domestically). Disney has a lot of hope on Narnia, with the option for films for the other books in C.S. Lewis’ bestselling series. Can the magic take on the monkey? Peter Jackson’s remake of King Kong opens Wednesday.
Peter Jackson, who has been working for about 8 years straight on the Lord of the Rings trilogy and then the upcoming King Kong, says he is taking some time off “and write some scripts, basically.” He also plans to “read some books and watch some movies and … then also … think of new ideas.”. But…but…but…what about Bilbo???
The teaser trailer for X-Men 3 should be up soon on the Apple trailers site – a week earlier than planned. In the meantime, USA Today’s web site has images fom the film, including The Beast (played by Kelsey Grammer) and Angel (Ben Foster, Hostage). In the meantime former X-Men director Brian Singer seems to be sending some background noise about another Trek movie. He’s got to get cracking on Logan’s Run first.
The new Doctor Who will arrive in the U.S. in DVD Box Set form on Feb. 14, 2006 (Amazon link when available). And there is hope for the future – according to Burton Cromer, the head of BBC Direct, negotiations are taking place for a U.S. TV outlet. Hopefully soon.