We often write about screenwriter David S. Goyer here on TGD, because the guy has always had major geek cred. He’s written scripts for the Christopher Nolan Batmans, Man of Steel, the Blade series, and recently he’s branched into game writing with Call of Duty 2: Black Ops.
We’ve often said here on TGD that many serious actors have an inner geek that’s dying to get out. Ian McKellen has done a great job as Gandolf and Magneto, Patrick Stewart has been geeking out for years as Captain Picard and Professor Xavier, and Ben Kinglsey did two geek performances this year in Iron Man 3 and Ender’s Game.
We at TGD are very excited that director Bryan Singer is returning to the X-Men series because we felt it took a wrong turn without him. We’re definitely hoping that Singer can bring X-Men back to its former glory, and it will also be great to see Patrick Steward and Ian McKellen returning as well.
Ridley Scott surprised many when he announced there would be a sequel to Blade Runner. There’s also been plans in the works for some time about another Prometheus movie, which came out to mixed reviews, but it certainly has its fans.
It’s been reported that Harrison Ford, along with Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, will be returning for the next Star Wars film, which is due to arrive in 2015. But could Ford be back for more Star Wars stories as well?
As we’ve been reporting here on TGD, genre TV is back, bigger than ever, and it’s great that there’s a strong menu of sci-fi, fantasy and horror to choose from. Now the return of Dracula has gotten off to a good start in the ratings.
As long time readers of TG probably know by now, there will be two sequels to Independence Day that will be entitled ID4 Forever Parts One and Two. We also just learned that the creators of ID4, Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, will have two sets of scripts. One version of the script has Will Smith’s character, Captain Steven Hiller, and another version doesn’t.
If you’re a fan of Michael Crichton, you may be aware that he was originally going to be a doctor, and he wrote novels and screenplays to pay his way through medical school. Once his writing took off, the rest is history.
Right now there’s a big effort going on in Hollywood to deliver a great video game movie. But while we’re still waiting for one to hit the big screen, there have been several successful webisode adaptations of Halo and Mortal Kombat that have been going like gangbusters.
The talented comedic actress had been a part of two of televisions iconic sitcoms, The Bob NewHart Show and The Simpsons, but it is as the voice of Bart's hapless teacher, Edna, that she will be immortalized. She will be missed by fans and friends worldwide.
This story is pretty self-explanatory…we’d all have second thoughts about taking on Batman. Who wouldn’t love to run around wearing that suit, and get paid tens of millions of dollars to do it? Then again, Batman has a very rich, and varied history, and there will be enormous pressure not to screw it up.
We at TGD have been following the developments of Ender’s Game very closely. It’s one of the most popular sci-fi books of the last thirty years, and a movie adaptation has been a long time coming. Now the reviews are in. The verdict?
We know how much many of you hate 3D out there, even though movies like Gravity prove that there’s still amazing things that are being done with the technology. But for 3D haters, there is some good news: The less 3D movies there are out there, the cheaper it is to go to the movies.
We recently reported on TGD that the World of Warcraft movie is coming together quickly for a potential December 18, 2015 release. Colin Farell and Paula Patton are both up for the lead roles, and now news comes in that Travis Fimmel from the show Vikings is also up to star.
There were rumors some months back that JJ Abrams was going to leave the Star Wars franchise. That hasn’t come to pass, but now reports have surfaced that Michael Arndt, who also penned Toy Story 3, is leaving the project, and JJ Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan are taking over the screenplay from here.
Robert Friggin' Redford is in this! Scarlett Johansson, Sam Jackson, and Chris Evans. I mean, this looks pretty cool. The first Captain America was a little flat and geezer-y, but this looks completely different. And, Robert Redford still rocks with the charisma thing.
When the fridge was nuked in Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, it became synonymous with a series being past its prime. First you jumped the shark, now you nuked the fridge. There’s still talk of another Indiana Jones movie somewhere down the road, but at this point it really feels like all the air has leaked out of the tire, and the whole thing’s gone pretty flat.
I was a little kid when John Carpenter’s Halloween became a phenomenon at the end of the ‘70’s, and like the boogeyman himself, it was the stuff or urban legend, a movie so terrifying, you couldn't help but scream your head off all the way through it.
Harrison Ford isn’t the most outgoing or enthusiastic person on the planet, and you get the impression he’d rather get a root canal than talk to the press. So the fact that he’s doing interviews for Ender’s Game tells us that he could indeed be very behind this movie, and that it really could be a winner.
The Pirates of the Caribbean series showed that you actually could turn a Disney ride into a movie, and there are a number of Disney attractions that are also up to be made into film. We’re not certain if a Space Mountain movie is in the works, but we certainly wouldn’t be surprised if we found out one was in development.