Archive for January, 2008
The first (hopefully of more) Dungeon Siege movie, In The Name Of The King, opens this Friday. While you wait, you can see some extra clips from the film on YouTube: Long Fall, Up In Trees, and Ready for Battle. You can also check out the official web site.
For those who have been following the High Definition DVD Format Wars, the end could possibly be nigh. Warner Bros. Entertainment, who was the only studio that had been releasing on both the Blu-Ray and HD-DVD formats, has chosen to back Blu-Ray only. HD-DVD releases will continue through May 2008, but they will not release some time after the DVD and Blu-Ray releases. This leaves only Paramount/Dreamworks (Viacom) and Universal in the HD-DVD camp – and Universal, unlike Paramount/Dreamworks, does not have an exclusive deal with HD-DVD. Boy, I’m feeling better about Santa bringing me a Playstation 3…Update 1/9: This may allow Paramount to use an escape clause…
Don’t forget! Season 4 of Stargate Atlantis picks up again tonight at 10pm ET with “Be All My Sins Remember’d”, where Atlantis joins the Wraith against the Replicators.
MTV.com is reporting that the first teaser trailer for the upcoming J.J. Abrams Star Trek film will appear in theaters with the J.J. Abrams-produced and still mysterious Cloverfield. Cloverfield writer/director and friend of Abrams, Matt Reeves, says “I think people are going to be very excited.” Star Trek won’t be released until December.
In the “shocking, but not really” category is J.K. Rowling saying that she’s considering another book in the franchise. She said “There have been times since finishing, weak moments, when I’ve said, ‘Yeah, all right,’ to the eighth novel.” Although she said that if (“and it’s a big if,” she says) she does, Harry wouldn’t likely be a central character. I think given the established “universe” of the Harry Potter series, there are plenty of directions stories could take, which could also appease the masses.