Want to see a movie that makes me feel instantly claustrophobic and scared of heights? The trailer for the new George Clooney/Sandra Bullock space thriller, Gravity has arrived.
Like him or not, Tom Cruise doesn’t generally make bad movies. His flicks are slick productions, designed to be Tom Cruise vehicles. Oblivion, Cruise’s return to sci-fi, is no different, but is it any good?
I’ve been waiting for a sci-fi comedy packed with well known stars bringing me a taste of the bizarre that can only be true.
Too bad I have to wait until November.
District 9, the Peter Jackson produced sci-fi social commentary flick, hit the number one spot over the weekend, bringing in an estimated $37 million.Â While not spectacular for major block buster numbers, the film reportedly cost $30 million to make, with Sony/Tri-Star buying the distribution rights for $25 million.Â That means as the movie gains momentum over the next couple of weeks, that there will be a lot of gravy floating around for a potential sequel if director Neill Blomkamp decides to go for it.
And while you might be flying high on that news, I’ll bring you back down with word that the Wayans Brothers (Marlon and Shawn) are in talks with Sony to develop sequel to their 2004 comedy White Chicks. Brother Keenen Ivory is set to direct and is also writing the script with his brothers.
BioWareâ„¢, a studio of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) and Dark Horse Comics today announced a new comic book series based on Mass Effectâ„¢, the blockbuster sci-fi action videogame that IGN.com rated the #1 Xbox 360â„¢ game of all time. In Mass Effect: Redemption, the story takes readers through the treacherous events leading up to Mass Effect 2 which opens with galactic hero Commander Shepard having mysteriously gone missing and left to fight for survival. What unfolds next will expose readers to new locations, aliens and extended storyline in the Mass Effect universe. Mass Effect: Redemption is scheduled to launch in January 6, 2010.
Here’s something that is sure to get everyone talking at the San Diego Comic Con, DC scribe Geoff Johns has been named the producer for the live action Flash movie currently in development.Â Those that paid close attention to the news last year when Warner Bros. and DC were in conference about setting a direction for all future superhero projects may remember Geoff Johns, Marv Wolfman, and Grant Morrison were hired as consultants and writers.Â With Johns being named producer of the Flash, does that mean a Teen Titans and Superman producer announcements can’t be far behind?
The studio is taking pitches on sci-fi hero Adam Strange and the underwater-breathing hero “Aquaman,” to be produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and his Appian Way shingle.
The rumor of the Aquaman project have been floating around since Entourage mocked the film some three years ago, so it will be interesting if that one lands in the pool of films coming out of the WB.
Also in the pipeline: “Bizarro Superman” being written by “Galaxy Quest” scribes David Howard and Robert Gordon; a sequel to “Constantine,” with Goldsman and Erwin Stoff producing; two concurrent Green Arrow projects, an origin story and a prison-set one titled “Super Max”; and “Shazam,” which was set up at New Line but has moved to Warners, with Pete Segal attached to direct.
The Hollywood Reporter article goes on to suggest that with all the DC Comics properties in development and production, that it might be a good idea to put all the DC properties under the direction of one super-executive, somewhat like Avi Arad and Marvel.
FARSCAPE creator Rockne S. O’Bannon will be signing a one of a kind collector’s â€œScorpius Editionâ€ of the FARSCAPE Vol. 1 Hardcover that is exclusive to Comic-Con 2009 attendees. This exclusive hardcover edition will be limited to 500 copies and is priced at $50. This exclusive will only be available at the BOOM! Studios Booth (#2543) â€”where you can find Rockne S. O’Bannon signing Friday at 2pm and Saturday at 3:45pm!
Just a reminder to all you Orson Scott Card fans – both hardcover collections of Ender’s Game: Battle School and Ender’s Shadow: Battle School are in stores today.
Follow the sci-fi saga of Ender Wiggin as he prepares for the most challenging game of his life in Enderâ€™s Game: Battle School. Can Ender stop the oncoming war? More action awaits readers as the mysterious orphan Bean ventures through the Battle School in Enderâ€™s Shadow: Battle School. Will Bean prove his worth and save mankind?
Booth of the Premiere Hardcover collections will set you back $24.99.
Ever since Boom! Studios announced it was adapting Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? into comic book form, it has been on my radar as something I really want to check out.Â Boom! apparently senses my desire to dive into the first issue that arrives next week, as it sent a sneak peek of the first issue for all to enjoy.
Even though SDCC’09 attendees will be flooded with booths from companies trying to push their latest comics and throngs of people trying to get a sketch or autograph from their favorite creators, I think some of the coolest booths are those that simply show off their appreciation for a particular topic.Â Take D23 for example.Â It isn’t some Dungeons & Dragons dice combo, but rather the Official Community for Disney Fans, and the group will showcase costumes and props from movies like The Rocketeer, The Black Hole, and the 1982 version of Tron.Â Just the thought of seeing V.I.N.cent again after 20 years should be enough to get you to line up for this booth.
All the info after the jump!
Reboot a good start, with bears!
Dynamite Entertainmentâ€™s latest foray into the futuristic sci-fi genre dishes up a slice of the past, mixed with an ample side today, covered in a bunch of â€œwell you got me thereâ€.Â Â Â With the title characterâ€™s final adventure done and over (see Buck Rogers #0), readers finally get a chance to see where it all began in this reboot of the Buck Rogers franchise.
ComicMix’s GrimJack: The Manx Cat #1 is getting printed up for the first time by IDW Publishing and is scheduled to be in stores this August.Â Originally GrimJack was published on the ComicMix website by John Ostrander and Timothy Trumans.
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