Archive for February, 2009
I just learned of this fan-produced film, inspired by The Lord Of The Rings, that essentially adds a chapter to the story. The full trailer has been released, and the 45-minute film will be released on the Internet – for free – on May 3rd. Read More to see the trailer and check out the official site. From what is in the trailer, this film is VERY well done…
Could Green Lantern make the latest leap from paper to film? According to Michael Green, who is co-writing the adaptation for Warner Brothers, says that director Martin Campbell (GoldenEye) is attached and the studio appears to be moving forward. Could the extensive backstory could provide a lot of food for a franchise?
Joss Whedon’s new series Dollhouse, which premiered on Friday after the mid-season return of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles in the Friday night “death slot” – failed to meet even Fox’s meager expectations, losing to Supernanny and only scoring 4.7 million 2.0/6 rating. Terminator didn’t fare well either, barely beating Howie Do It with a 3.7m 1.3/5). Hollywood Insider puts a different spin on it though – looking at the increase in viewers over Terminator and that it took in double the female viewers versus its lead-in and scored second among males 18-34. I actually found Dollhouse decent for its first episode – Alias-esque with a bit more SF and a ton of potential for star Eliza Dushku to show off her acting skills in a variety of roles.
I’ve done some housekeeping and updates to the Sci-Fi Storm Stores. Check out the stores for anything you need to fill out your collections – and in some cases, getting the new all-inclusive sets might be cheaper than getting a few of the individual items. Some new updates: The next classic episodes of Doctor Who come out May 5th and are The E-Space Trilogy (Full Circle/State of Decay/Warriors’ Gate) and “Battlefield” (and a reminder that the Key To Time episodes are out March 3rd); Season 1 of Earth: Final Conflict is finally being released, years after seasons 3-5; The DVD packs of the Star Trek have been replaced by the Remastered editions, and there is a new Complete Movie Collection that is quite reasonably priced; and the Stargate SG-1 DVD releases of The Ark Of Truth and Continuum get a combined Blu-Ray disc along with a DVD set March 3rd. And a reminder – buying ANYTHING from Amazon.com after following our links helps keep us here.
If you are interested in attending the Los Angeles premiere of Watchmen on Tuesday, March 2nd, now is your chance – To promote the March 6 release of “Watchmen,” WB.com is running an exclusive Sweepstakes for one lucky winner (and a guest) to be flown to Los Angeles for the official “Watchmen” Premiere on Tuesday, March 2. The winner will also receive hotel accommodations and $1,000 in spending money. Enter by February 18th.
What if you could express how you felt about Episodes 1-3 of Star Wars, and have it be seen by millions – and perhaps by George Lucas himself? Exhibit A Pictures is putting together footage sent in by fans to do just that, and they have released their first official trailer. Check out the video, and also the official web site. Submissions for inclusion are still being taken until September 30, 2009.
The TV mini-series remake of the classic Day of the Triffids is filling out with some well-known names. Dougray Scott (Desparate Housewives) is taking the lead as Dr. Bill Maysen, who leads the humans against the killer vegetables. Also appearing will be Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck), Jason Priestley (Tru Calling), Brian Cox (X2), Eddie Izzard (Valkyrie), and Vanessa Redgrave have all been announced. The show will air on BBC1 and BBC HD sometime this year…rights to the U.S. airing are held by RHI Entertainment but no further word on when or where it will air are available.
Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), along with director Euros Lyn spoke with SCI FI Wire about the upcoming third series of Torchwood, and how the deaths of characters Owen and Tosh will affect the show. The third series, which will change formats to a 5 episode “miniseries” and is titled “Children of Earth”, has not had a airing date scheduled yet, but is expected to air this summer both in the UK and US.
The Cartoon Network announced today that Star Wars: The Clone Wars will have a second season starting in the Fall. The show has been a “blockbuster” for the network so far, and is allowing the network to build around it.
zombiejellyfish writes “Just a bit of news I found out at NYCC – Douglas Adams’ widow has selected a new author to continue the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The new book, “And Another Thing…” will be written by Eoin Colfer (of Artemis Fowl) and is slated to release worldwide on the 30th anniversary of the publication of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which is October 2009. The book will bring back all of Adams’ characters (Arthur, Ford, Trillian, and Zapod), and may, or may not pick up where Mostly Harmless left off. There’s a forum set up to talk about the book at www.dontpanicforum.com“ This was announced a while back, but it sounds like the release is more concrete to coincide with the anniversary.