Vincenzo Natali, director of the overhyped “Splice” and “Cube” has been officially hired to direct one of the greatest and potentially most visual Science Fiction novels in our beloved genre, “Neuromancer”. William Gibson kicks all sorts of ass. Previously, movies based on his short stories or books have left a lot to be desired (“Johnny Mnemonic”). William Gibson is probably my favorite writer so I’m ridiculously excited to hear that someone is giving “Neuromancer” a decent shot. “Neuromancer” is about a dude named Case that gets his brain fried for hacking the wrong fella. Case is offered repair in exchange for doing another job. “Neuromancer” is not your average Science Fiction novel. It’s going to take some serious skills to make the Matrix come alive. Vincenzo gave “Splice” a decent try that ended up a bit cheesy. He has passion for this project though and the blessing of the Gibson so I’m going to be optimistic. “Neuromancer” is home to… Continue Reading »
Here is the first television video spot for “Predators”, coming soon from the minds of Robert Rodriquez and Nimrod Antal. What’s it all about? Imagine being snatched from your happy Earth life and your work as a killer of one sort or another. You’re comfortable, you’ve good at your job and suddenly, PoW!, you’re in an alien jungle hellhole running, arms akimbo, from gigantic and vicious hunters, eager to mount your various body parts over their big screen televisions. It’s the kind of entertainment that the whole family can enjoy! It’s coming out July 9th. It’s stars Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Danny Trejo and Laurence Fishburne. Thanks ShocktilyouDrop.
Well it’s the end. The first season of StarGate Universe is over. Drama just isn’t interesting unless the people you’re watching experience change. Space is stressful. Did the castaways evolve as human beings over the season? Did the year of dark corridors, invading aliens, bad food and grouchy Scotsmen culminate in a wicked finale or did it all just fizzle? The Destiny is a cursed ship. It is not friendly to it’s very sensitive biological inhabitants. For some reason though, that has not in any way been illuminated, the Destiny appears to be a big hunk of junk that everyone seems to want. Whether you are pink or blue skinned, the Destiny seems from afar like it’s brimming with secrets. Up close though, it turns out to be nothing more than a giant Space bus. At least this seems to be the case, in all that has been revealed so far. It’s probably in where this thing is headed that… Continue Reading »
And what a force! Let the Leia in your life channel her dark side in these brilliant looking “Star Wars” Storm Trooper and She-Vader leather corsets. You will gladly comply with her every order when she pops into one of these babies. Priced reasonably at 500 for the Trooper getup and 600 for the Vader-ness outfit, I’m sure your Light Saber will get fully activated. Buy them now at Evening Arwen. Thanks Io9 for the word.
Kind of, sort of, based on the King novella The Colorado Kid is the SyFy show Haven, about a FBI agent sent to a small Maine town to investigate a murder but instead finds a much weirder story waiting to be discovered. It premieres July 9th and is filmed about a half hour away from me in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. I’ll be watching. Thanks Scifiwire.
We’ve been hearing about Seth Green’s (Robot Chicken) Star Wars comedy in bits and pieces. On the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards, Seth his own self provided a little more illumination. It’s in the early production stages and will be animated, which is a good thing if you have watched the hilarious Robot Chicken Star Wars stuff. Here’s Seth with more from his quick interview. “It’s just so early. When there’s good stuff to tell, I’ll tell you,” he said. “I don’t want to say anything. People are really dramatically misinterpreting it.” It’s encouraging to hear, but Green wouldn’t say much more. Josh asked him to set fans on the right path, but the “Robot Chicken” architect replied, “It’s too early to set you straight, that’s the worst part about it.” Okay, there were a few facts that he would reveal. “It’s gonna be CG animation, it’s gonna be really funny and it’s gonna be ‘Star Wars’ in… Continue Reading »
“Ultramarines”, coming sometime this year, could be a blood buzzing good time. It’s based on the Warhammer 40K universe which is essentially a future where war is religion with a modern roman twist. It’s pretty fun stuff. John Hurt narrates this teaser trailer in his typically epic fashion. Looks like we’ll also have Terrance Stamp and Sean Pertwee lending their great and glorious voices to the tale as well. Thanks Quiet Earth for the tip.
My, how the time has flied this season on Stargate Universe. It’s already season finale time. It’s a two parter and it’s called Incursion. Let’s see which side, the good guys or those nasty Lucians, get to pretend to drive the Destiny. When last we left the show, Colonel Young was putting a mighty squeeze play on the traitorous Telford by locking him away and venting all his beloved oxygen into space. As I said in my last recap, a fella with Hypoxic hypoxia isn’t going to be telling many coherent stories. Adequate oxygen is necessary for both subterfuge and truth telling. Obviously, Young was up to his usual shenanigans. The laws of television drama, of course, prohibit Young from telling his minions what he’s doing. To tell them his plan is to tell us and that just isn’t as much fun and we like fun, don’t we?l The gang, minus Mr. Greer, loyal to the core, almost mutiny but… Continue Reading »
Here’s a hot little behind the scenes featurette from “Inception” with narration from Christopher Nolan and Leo Dicaprio. It’s over 2 minutes and has new footage that further pumps up my Sci-Fi adrenal glands (if that’s possible). “Inception” is going to be the real deal folks. Anyway, enjoy, “Inception” hits theatres July 16th. Embedding is disabled for this so click Here to watch it now. Thanks Slashfilm.
I should say Victoria Secret supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley . Director Michael Bay’s official website has made it all official. She’ll fit in nicely. In her honour, please enjoy this selection of her best work. Thanks Coming Soon.
The Walking Dead, based on the delicious comic The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman, started production today down Atlanta way. It’s going to be a good one kids, mark my words. We’ve got some seriously mouldy Zombie pics here from the set and as a connoisseur of fine Zombie fare, these are some mighty good looking Zombies. The Walking Dead is being brought to you by a network that takes it’s adult television seriously, having brought us the truely outstanding Breaking Bad and Mad Men. Frank Darabont is directing the story of Rick Grimes, small town sheriff, who wakes up from a coma to see his world has been overrun with brain thirsty savage dead people. While you can be assured that there will be plenty of Zombie on Bullet action, The Walking Dead also deals with what happens to the people and their relationships when society crumbles under the cadavourous enslaught of the hungry dead. It’ll be a 6… Continue Reading »
A couple of gnarly looking character posters for you from the oncoming “Predators”, a franchise operation under new management. Robert Rodriquez is the new man behind the counter and he appears to mean business. No more long lunch breaks bucko, it’s a full time job now as these two posters clearly demonstrate. Royce and Isabelle, played by Adrien Brody (Splice!) and Alice Braga look grim and determined to make it all the way through the work day and avoid being being missiled, laser beamed or otherwise eviscerated by the local clientele, a snaggle toothed lot with high expectations from their hired “help”. “Predators” starts July 9th. Directed by Nimrod Antal. Thanks Beyond Disgusting.
When last we left the crew of the Destiny, Telford, our evil Colonel was getting tortured to reveal all his and the Lucian Alliance’s dastardly plans for galactic mayhem. We have a preview of what they are saying is the first part of the two part finale, called “Incursion”, which is really a direct continuation of last weeks show. In it we witness Colonel Young making some serious command decisions. Death threats are useless really when I fella knows he’s the only source of info. That and pretty soon, lack of air makes for lack of reason. Will Young snuff out the body of our fair Dr. Rush to get at the truth? My prediction? Counterproductive. Thanks Scifiwire.
Lets just get this out of the way, Richard Dean Anderson is great. Before my little trip into Universe, I didn’t have a lot of experience with Stargate and I only knew Richard from his fun filled MacGyver days. I love him. He’s got that gravitas thing and in accompaniment, a light and funny approach. Please Stargate guys, find a way to get him on the Destiny forever. OMG a cliffhanger! Awesome. But let me be a good recapper and start at the beginning. Rush has the most vivid dream in history. But it’s pretty obvious it is neither a dream or something originally in his own head as he sees the reflection of another person in a car window. That is really a hi rez dream. I’m jealous. Resolution like that would have made my dreams of Marina Sirtis way more fun. It’s not our favorite curmudgeonly Scottish scientist at all though in his own dream, No, it’s that… Continue Reading »
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, otherwise known as the famous Mr. Eko on LOST, has joined the team and is heading into the frozen wastes of The Thing prequel. He plays Derek Jameson, pilot and soon to be Thing food, or destroyer? In the casting call, Derek was described thusly, [DEREK JAMESON] In his early 30s, African American, well-built, he is Carter’s friend and co-pilot. This is Jameson’s last season in Antarctica. He’s moving to Florida and starting a jetboat business with his brother, a former big league prospect. The trip to Thule Station is just another flight for him, another day in the countdown before he leaves the South Pole. Trapped at the site with Carter when the helicopter malfunctions, Jameson eventually falls prey to the THING. I love Mr. Agbaje and his character on LOST was one of my favorites. I had heard that he was booted from the show because of his, ah, temperament issues, but perhaps he’s got that… Continue Reading »