Archive for March, 2010
In a surprise move (given the possibility of a re-release), blockbuster Avatar may be poised to break more records soon as it sees both a [sfs=1009]Blu-ray[/sfs] and [sfs=1010]DVD[/sfs] release on April 22nd, 2010. Follow those links and pre-order now!!!
Ian McKellan (Gandalf) has posted on his official site that filming on The Hobbit will commence this July (earlier reports said June) and casting has started in several cities. Director Guillermo del Toro is also currently living in Wellington, near the Jacksons’ studio.
Right now, if you purchase the original Clash Of The Titans on iTunes, you’ll also get a sneak peak at the upcoming Warner Bros. film including interviews with the cast and director. If you prefer it in disc form, the Blu-ray release came out two weeks ago. And as an added bonus, The NeverEnding Story is also available on iTunes.
Just a head’s up – Flash Forward returns to TV tonight at 10pm EDT after Lost with a recap show. V returns next Tuesday with a recap show, followed a week later by a new episode.
SyFy announced today that Battlestar Galactica‘s James Callis (Gaius Baltar) will join the case of Eureka for Season 4, which will begin airing in July. See the full text of the announcement below.
A&E’s re-imagining of The Prisoner starring Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellen hits the streets on DVD next Tuesday, March 23rd. A much more visually striking film, it takes the concept in a new direction with different twists. It is of course a risk to remake and cult film, and fans of the original may have trouble with this interpretation if they try and fit it in within what they are familiar with, but taken on its own it provides an interesting psychological thriller framework – but fans of the original will easily recognize Rover…check out a deleted scene below as well!
Haven’t got enough of Pandora yet? It looks like you’ll be able to get a little more this summer – in the form of 10-12 extra minutes that might be added for a summer re-release of Avatar. James Cameron and Fox are reportedly discussing the possibility. This could be a big boost to Avatar as well, which has been evicted from most IMAX theaters to make room for Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland.
So it looks like there is a Battlestar Galactica massive-multiplayer game in development. There is little known about the studio supposedly doing it, but regardless,the track record on MMOs, or games in general, on SF titles that have left the TV already isn’t very high…I’m still waiting for Stargate Worlds, still listed as “Coming in 2009”…
Fan favorite Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Dollhouse, V) will next star opposite Dermot Mulroney in the upcoming remake of The Rockford Files, playing one Rockford’s few friends, Detective Dennis Becker.
The 2010 class of inductees to the Science Fiction Hall Of Fame has been announced, and this year the inductees are Octavia E. Butler, Richard Matheson, Douglas Trumbull and Roger Zelazny.