Archive for April 11th, 2012
It’s a bit of he-isn’t-he-is-he-isn’t, but it appears final this time: Gary Ross says he will not direct Catching Fire, the sequel to his highly-successful adaptation of The Hunger Games. And it appears the driving reason wasn’t that as rumored he didn’t want to “repeat himself” – but rather that Lionsgate’s schedule for the sequel is too aggressive.
“Despite recent speculation in the media, and after difficult but sincere consideration, I have decided not to direct Catching Fire,” Ross said in a release from Lionsgate late yesterday. “As a writer and a director, I simply don’t have the time I need to write and prep the movie I would have wanted to make because of the fixed and tight production schedule.”
This was apparently a bit of a surprise to the Lionsgate execs. But now we get to continue speculation on who will take over – and expect that to be REAL hot, as they don’t have a lot of time to spend on a search…
Eureka‘s back!!! The fifth and final season starts Monday at 9/8c on Syfy! In our sneak peek, we see Allison and the frantic crew trying to regain control of their pummeling ship from their mission to Astraeus. Tune in to the final series to see if the crew can manage to land the ship safely.
Disney XD will premiere the animated TRON: Uprising sometime in June, and you can catch the recently release TV spot right here.
Done in an anime style, TRON: Uprising will fill in some of the happenings between the original movie and Tron: Legacy, and features the voice of original Tron Bruce Boxleitner, who says that Tron will be more “badass” than the original.
Finally, something on Disney XD that I might watch instead of my kids…