Blade Runner has always been in my top five list of all-time movies. And now Sir Ridley Scott is looking to reinvent the possible “franchise” with a new Blade Runner, possibly slated for 2014. Read the story here. Part of me weeps in abject horror, but the rest of me is still interested.
Knights of Badassdom, an independent comedy-fantasy, from director Joe Lynch, will be unveiled at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
After being dumped by his sexy girlfriend Beth, Joe (Kwanten) reluctantly decides to join Eric (Zahn) and his LARPing (Live Action Role Players) friends in the woods rather than stay behind and feel sorry for his newly single status. There he meets hot, ass-kicking, intimidating LARPer Gwen (Glau) and finds himself plunged into a surreal adventure wilder than he ever imagined when a make-believe wizard casts an all-too-real spell from an ancient book. That spell releases an actual demon with a taste for human blood — and souls — that starts systematically decimating the players in this suddenly deadly “game.” Will our guys become the heroes they have been pretending to be before time runs out?
How am I only hearing about this now? I don’t care, but I’m excited for it.
Paramount has turned loose the giant worm, and everything else that was part of the seminal Frank Herbert science fiction novel series Dune. The studio\\™s four-year attempt to make a movie out of the franchise has fallen by the wayside. Paramount and the rights holders came to a parting of the ways as the rights lapsed. \\Paramount\\™s option has expired and we couldn\\™t reach an agreement,\\ said Richard P. Rubinstein, who controls the rights to what is considered the biggest-selling science fiction book ever. \\I\\™m going to look at my options, and whether I wind up taking the script we developed in turnaround, or start over, I\\™m not sure yet.\\
Today is the day Tolkien fans! At the crack of New Zealand\\™s dawn, where it is already March 21st, cameras will begin rolling on \\˜The Hobbit\\™ films\\”provided everything is still on schedule. Over the last month we\\™ve watched with fingers crossed as the shooting date was pushed back from February of 2011 to March 2011 to accommodate for Sir Peter Jackson\\™s surgery and recovery. Meanwhile shooting locations where chosen and the cast began their rigorous training with horseback riding, weaponry and the all-important dwarf camp. …
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