Archive for February, 2010
SyFy might be aiming squarely at the B-movie market, if there is one. Not only have they given a green light to the half-shark, half-octopus monstrosity of Sharktopus! (which at least will be directed by king of B-movies, Roger Corman), but apparently SyFy and Corman are doubling up with Dinoshark, which comes out March 13th – even though they just announced it.
I just learned of this…finally, The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy is getting the [sfs=999]Blu-ray treatment[/sfs] on April 6th! This release is only for the theatrical editions plus the extras, but also includes digital copies as well. Hopefully the extended versions will follow!
Apparently I missed this last month, but Peter Berg is out as the director of the Kevin Mishner-produced remake of Dune, and Pierre Morel (Taken) is in the chair. Berg apparently left to do Battleship and Lone Survivor for Universal. And with the change in director, it isn’t a surprise to see a change in the writer, with Chase Palmer (Number 13) taking the pen to add Morel’s vision to Josh Zetumer’s screenplay.
ABC.com, which already offers all the episodes of Lost, but now Season 6 episodes will include full guest commentary, starting with Daniel Roebuck (Leslie Arzt). Read on for the details.
The press release just in:
Calling all comic book loving Torchwood fans, aliens have landed…
Pontyvale Golf Club’s post-Christmas reopening hasn’t gone well thanks to some grisly killings… The site has been closed off, and Torchwood’s Captain Jack, Gwen and Ianto investigate. But they soon come face to face with the cause of the killings – and it’s not pretty!
Despite the fact that Sheldon doesn’t like Babylon 5, Big Bang Theory is one of the funniest programs on television – even if you don’t understand what they are saying. If you DO understand what they are saying, it’s even funnier. And its popularity with the “mainstream” audience is showing, as it hit a preliminary 6.0 rating and had 16.3 million viewers last night, for its highest ever – and an increasingly rare feat among scripted shows in general.
The Thunder Child is proud to present its interview with Matt Sanford, whose Call of Cthulu RPG book Arkham Now will be coming out shortly. Another Cthulu RPG, Haunted Salem, will be out next year. The busy Sanford is also busy writing articles on the Tom Baker season arc, The Key To Time, and a host of other projects. Please check out the interview at: http://thethunderchild.com/Interviews/Books/MattSanbornInterview.html
It may seem a strange place to find SF news, but the auditions and casting of the upcoming Hawaii Five-O has several tie-ins. The remake of the classic cop drama from the two-man team of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Fringe, Star Trek), has cast Lost‘s Daniel Dae Kim in the role of Detective Chin Ho Kelly. And Stargate SG-1‘s Michael Shanks has auditioned for the famous role of “Danno” on the show as well, while he was also talking about his upcoming guest role on Smallville: Absolute Justice as Hawkman, and why he thinks there won’t be another Stargate SG-1 movie. But Dr. Jackson fans fret not – the character will appear again in a couple of Stargate Universe episodes.
Co-creator David Goyer is stepping down as showrunner of FlashForward to concentrate on feature films and directing. He will remain involved in the show, however. No successor has been named yet, even though the series is in mid-production.
The documentary film “THE PEOPLE vs. GEORGE LUCAS” will premiere at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival as part of the Spotlight Premiere section. SXSW takes place in Austin, Texas from March 12th-21st, 2010. See the full press release below, and check out the official web site as well as “PvG” on Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.