Archive for August 5th, 2010
Live action Star Wars series shelved as too expensive
by Doc on Aug.05, 2010, under Television
Well, it sounded like things were going well last year when casting supposedly had begun, but apparently it didn’t go very far. George Lucas told attendees at a special reception back in May that the show is on hold – they have the scripts, but they “don’t know how to do ’em.” According to Lucas, Star Wars series HAS to be expensive because of what it is, but a series needs to be done at “a tenth [of] the cost.” Apparently even today’s environment of virtual actors and green screen sets isn’t cheap enough…yet.
Stargate Worlds MMORPG development on hold
by Doc on Aug.05, 2010, under Games
Anyone remember that MMORPG that was in development for years based on the Stargate franchise, Stargate Worlds? I wouldn’t be surprised if it slipped your mind since it has been 4 years. I believe it actually entered a closed beta phase at one point though…but now it is on hold per an email. The producer, Cheyenne Mountain, is restructuring in the hopes of finishing the game. This forum post however is a little more bleak, with zero developers, zero web site maintenance, everything on hold.
There is however a bright spot – an alternate project, Stargate Resistance, is a third person shooter developed as a “proof of market” vehicle, to show there is life in the franchise. There is an indication that if this game proves popular, development on Worlds might resume.
Unfortunately I think this falls in the bucket of “great projects that came too late”, with SG-1 done for several years, Atlantis gone, and Universe still seeking the audience of the previous efforts. But then again you can’t develop a tie-in too early without knowing the stability of the franchise…
Where all that Dharma food came from
by Doc on Aug.05, 2010, under Video/DVD
Wondering where all that food came from that got air-dropped on the island in Lost? Here is a short clip from the epilogue included in the upcoming [sfs=1018]Blu-ray[/sfs] and [sfs=1017]DVD[/sfs] release of the final season:
Casting for Men In Black 3 in NYC: Aliens, 60s humans wanted
by Doc on Aug.05, 2010, under Movies
Are you really tall (> 6′ 5″) or short (< 4′ 10″) and don’t mind prosthetic makeup? Think you can play stereotypical 1960s New Yorkers, like hippies, bikers, businessmen, etc.? Got a 1960s set of wheels in good condition? If so, there is an open casting call for the upcoming Men In Black 3 movie which will begin filming in NYC in October. The open call will be held on Monday, Aug. 16 from 10am to 4pm at Metropolitan Pavilion, 110 W 19 St (between 6th & 7th Aves) in Manhattan. Here is the full release: