Archive for January 6th, 2011
It’s been a while since we heard news, but things are again moving forward for The Hobbit, with Warner Bros. taking over world wide theatrical and video distribution of both parts, while MGM retains international television licensing. In the process, it is reported that WB will foot the bill for the production – which is estimated in the $500 million range.
This is hopefully the last hurdle as MGM escapes bankruptcy and the long-dwelling epic production can get moving. Hopefully we’ll hear some final casting announcements (Ian McKellan still isn’t confirmed, and I’m hearing rumors of others returning although how I’m not sure) and production start can be firmly scheduled for the Spring.
At last! The complete Star Wars movie saga will be available on Blu-ray in September of this year – the exact date isn’t set yet, but pre-orders are already available. It will be offered in three versions – [sfs=1099]The Original Trilogy[/sfs], [sfs=1100]The Prequel Trilogy[/sfs], and [sfs=1098]The Complete Saga[/sfs]. The latter of which will also include 3 additional discs, with 30 hours of additional materials including never before seen footage and delete scenes!
Merlin‘s back on Syfy tomorrow night (January 7th) at 10PM ET with it’s third season, and Merlin and Arthur are back in Camelot…and so is Morgana.
It’s still a long way off from hitting the airwaves still, but /Film has some of the first images from the Fox/Dreamworks series Terra Nova, being produced by Steven Spielberg.
Terra Nova stars Jason O’Mara (Life On Mars) as Jim Shannon, the father of a family who travel into the prehistoric past to escape the doom of civilization. From the press release:
From executive producers Steven Spielberg, Peter Chernin, Brannon Braga (24, “Star Trek: Enterprise”) and David Fury (“Lost,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) comes an epic family adventure 85 million years in the making.