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2009 Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge

by on Jul.02, 2009, under Movies

Kerrie Lopez from Atom writes in to let us know that and Lucasfilm Ltd. have announced the 22 finalists for the 2009 Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge, a contest featuring the best Star Wars-related short digital videos created by fans. Users can view and vote for videos at from Wednesday, July 1 until Friday, July 10 to determine the Audience Choice Award, which will be presented in a lavish ceremony at Comic-Con San Diego July 24th. Past honorees include such popular hits as “Chad Vader” and “Star Wars Gangsta Rap.”

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Asteroids to move from vector graphics to big screen?

by on Jul.02, 2009, under Movies

The bidding war is over, and Universal has won a big screen adaptation of the early video game Asteroids. Given the lack of any story to the game itself, it is pretty much a blank slate for newcomer writer Matthew Lopez (Race To Witch Mountain). Also interesting is that Universal is adapting board games “Battleship” and “Candyland”.

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