We recently reported on TGD that a lot of stories are getting sequels and prequels through graphic novels, and Serenity / Firefly is one of them. It will be quite some time if we ever get a resurrection of Joss Whedon’s beloved space opera, but this graphic novel could definitely keep fans satisfied for a while.
One of the best parts of Back to the Future was when George McFly finally grew a pair, knocked Biff Tannen on his ass, and altered the course of his destiny. Tannen was a great villain, and it was great to see Marty McFly’s father give him his just deserts.
John Cusack and Samuel L Jackson, together again. Both actors are great, and it’s odd to think about them working together, but they have indeed worked before in the acclaimed Stephen King adaptation 1408.
When a Battlestar Galactica reboot was announced, who thought it was the lamest idea they’d ever heard? Come on, raise your hands, don’t be shy. For me especially, it was a tell-tale sign Hollywood was really out of ideas. Little did we know that Rob Moore would reinvent the franchise, and turn it into one of the best science fiction shows in years.
Harrison Ford’s geek cred never needs to be explained. The guy Han Solo and Indiana Jones, what else do you need to know? And with Ender’s Game, he’s back in a sci-fi story he’s very proud to be a part of.
Whenever you think of the legendary ‘80’s hair band Motley Crue, you don't usually think jackass, except now one of the creative forces behind the show Jackass will help bring the movie adaptation of their best-seller, The Dirt.
The Fox show Sleepy Hollow has gotten off to a strong start in the ratings, and it’s great to see horror back with a vengeance on TV. Not only does the show have the writing powerhouse of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Transformers), but it also stars Orlando Jones, who I loved on Mad TV.
It’s great when filmmakers are fan friendly and keep their audiences in the loop. The geeks have always been a very powerful army, and even if you give them just a little to go on, they can really get behind your movie and promote the hell out of it. Here's a new 3 minute trailer, and possibly last one before the movie is out.
We at TGD was genuinely surprised that the Wikileaks movie, The Fifth Estate, bombed at the box office. Sure Julian Assange didn’t like it, and he made his feelings known to anyone who’d listen, but his complaining could have been great publicity for the movie.
Almost Human is one of about 3,000 TV shows and movies JJ Abrams has in development. Okay, so the guy’s going to be very busy with Star Wars for the next year and a half, but he can still keep a lot of irons in the fire as a producer.
Video games take a lot of practice, endurance, and hand / eye coordination. But come on, can we really compare it to real sports? You may recall some time back on TGD that we reported that a competition for League of Legends had formed, somewhat like a video game Olympics, and in this case, gaming was officially classified as a sport.
Ender’s Game is now finally out in the world, and one of the best images from the film is Ben Kingsley’s tattooed face, and Kingsley recently spoke out about why his character wears it.
There’s been a new incarnation of Mad Max in the works for quite some time now, and while the original and the Road Warrior are both beloved to fans, there’s a new generation of people who have no idea who the character is. (Not to mention todays’ generation has no idea that Mel Gibson was actually cool at one point in time, but this was last century we’re talking about here…)
Getting any movie made is an enormous task, forget about trying to get a Star Wars movie made. The biggest directors in the business shuddered at the prospect of trying to helm the next Star Wars movie before JJ Abarms finally said yes, and there have definitely been some disturbances in the force since.
The term supergroup is one we think of in rock n' roll, not film soundtrack. The first supergroup was probably Blind Faith, which featured Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker, and it lasted about six months. Most supergroups usually don’t last long because of the egos involved, and it’s often a case of too many chiefs and no Indians.
Some sequels are a given, and they’re going to get made no matter what. You knew there was no way a new Star Wars or the third Batman movie would eve be stuck in development hell. Other movies, unfortunately, haven’t been so lucky.
Growing up on James Bond, the parts I always looked forward to were the incredible stuntwork, as well as the gadgets and vehicles. Bond always had an incredible arsenal of cars and toys at his disposal, and now a billionaire is trying to make 007’s submarine car an actual reality.
I’m cruising around the net looking for something to write about, and I see a headline about a Star Wars anniversary. Which one? It’s definitely not the anniversary of any of the movie’s releases. They all came out in the summer. When did the Holiday Special air? It couldn’t have been October, could it?
With his incredible work on Dawn of the Dead, Friday the 13th and Creepshow, Tom Savini was the godfather of gore in the eighties, and when he decided to get out of the foam latex business, he handed the torch to Greg Nicotero. Greg founded the company KNB with Robert Kurtzman and Howard Berger, and the company’s done a fine job creating modern gore FX and monsters.
There’s a number of genre cartoons that are currently in development to be made into feature films. The list includes Voltron, Thunder Cats, and Star Blazers, a Japanese anime show from the ‘70’s that became popular in America years later, much like Battle of the Planets.