No strangers to writing sci-fi, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar have been announced as the writers adapting Robotech for the big screen. A sprawling sci-fi epic, “Robotech” takes place at a time when Earth has developed giant robots from the technology on an alien spacecraft that crashed on a South Pacific isle. Mankind is forced to use the technology to fend off an alien invasion, with the fate of the human race ending up in the hands of two young pilots. Gough and Millar are probably familiar to Smallville fans where they spent time as the show runners for the
The first issue of Samurai: Legend #1 hit stores yesterday, and I missed the e-mail from Marvel with the preview until just now.Â So, while it may be late, for those looking for ancient Samurai tales, Samurai: Legend #1 from the Marvel/Soleil partnership should scratch that itch.
It was a tough battle at the box office this weekend as The Dark Knight went toe to toe with Brendon Fraser’s The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.Â While the Jet Li flick was able to bring in $42.5 millon for the weekend, Dark Knight barely edged out the fight with an estimated $43.8 million. Batman’s win brings the grand total to $394.9 million. via THR
At ShoWest this past week, George Lucas dropped by to hype Star Wars: Clone Wars animated film and TV series. Lucas described the film, which takes place between episodes two and three of the series, as “a stylised cartoon, it’s not photo real…it’s in a Gerry Anderson style, Thunderbirds. The characters have painted surfaces – they look like they’ve been painted.” He also told us that it will feature all the major characters from the films. “It’s got everyone,” he said. “Yoda, The Emperor… everybody that’s in the features is in the animated series. It’s just as if we took