Ron Howard, whose directing credits include “Apollo” “13” and “Rush”, has confirmed his appointment as director of the upcoming “Star Wars Han Solo” spin-off. Howard replaces “The Lego Movie” and “21 Jump” Street directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who left halfway through production citing "creative differences."
When he initially ventured into the famous role of Luke Skywalker more than 40 years back, Mark Hamill’s been a popular culture symbol and a standout amongst the most beloved actors. For aficionados of Star Wars, he’s pretty much a star. However, even for easy-going moviegoers and the overall population, he’s a well-known and respected entertainer.
Here’s a feature for the Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets movie (based on the French graphic novel series of the same name).
So, Luc Besson is a big comic-book fan? Well, which intelligent person isn’t, we ask.
For those who have never read these books, here’s the official blurb …
In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha—an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.
The most brilliant definition of science fiction I know comes courtesy of the writer Brian Aldiss, who once described it as “hubris clobbered by nemesis”. At Into the Unknown, the Barbican’s ambitious new exploration of sci-fi’s vast realm, there is certainly hubris: the claims made for it – “unprecedented”, “genre-defying” – are nothing if not grand. But, alas, you’ll find no vengeful gods at work.
After numerous delays, CBS has set Sunday, September 24 as the premiere date for Star Trek: Discovery.
Discovery begins September 24. #StarTrekDiscovery pic.twitter.com/F0h18l5H1g
Additionally, Variety reports that both the first and second episodes of Star Trek: Discovery will be available on the CBS All Access app immediately following the broadcast. New episodes of the series will reportedly premiere on the app every Sunday from September 24 to November 5, with the second half of the 15-episode first season airing beginning in January 2018.
Neill Blomkamp’s own film production company, Oats Studios, has just released a rather interesting-looking free short science fiction film – an alien invasion-themed movie entitled Rakka. That’s Japanese for ‘fall’ – as in, humanity’s.
As you’d expect from the bloke that brought you District 9, Elysium and Chappie, it’s quite a beast!
The actor struggled to find work after the campy superhero series was canceled, but he rebounded with voiceover gigs, including one as the mayor of Quahog on 'Family Guy.'
Adam West, the ardent actor who managed to keep his tongue in cheek while wearing the iconic cowl of the Caped Crusader on the classic 1960s series Batman, has died. He was 88.
West, who was at the pinnacle of pop culture after Batman debuted in January 1966, only to see his career fall victim to typecasting after the ABC show flamed out, died Friday night in Los Angeles after a short battle with leukemia, a family spokesperson said.
West died peacefully surrounded by his family and is survived by his wife Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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Astronomen hebben gewaarschuwd voor een onverklaarbare verhoogde komeetactiviteit in de buurt van onze planeet. In een geanimeerde video die deze week gelanceerd werd, toont Nasa hoe 10 potentieel gevaarlijke asteroïden de aarde bedreigen.
American Public Television has announced that the documentary Remembering Leonard Nimoy will be distributed to all 365 PBS stations nationwide beginning November 1, 2017. The documentary about the Star Trek legend, which was produced and directed by his daughter Julie and son-in-law David Knight, premiered in May on WGBH Boston, drawing enough praise and viewers to earn a national slot.
Conceptual artist Guillem H. Pongiluppi has created an epic fan art series for Star Wars and Aliens. The illustrations feature Darth Vader and his Stormtroopers battling a horde of xenomorphs. There's even one of Vader coming face to face with the Alien Queen. This is some impressively badass art, and you can see more of the artist's work op his website http://www.guillemhp.com/
Cymraeg is de taal in Wales, en Cthulhu spreekt natuurlijk voor zichzelf. In 2013 publiceerde Mark Howard Jones “Cthulhu Cymraeg – Lovecraftian Tales from Wales” bij Screaming Dreams in Cardiff, een mooi verzorgde paperback met 9 verhalen van auteurs zoals Rhys Hughes, Charles Black, Paul Lewis en andere, met een voorwoord door S.T. Joshi. Deze auteurs, allemaal van Wales, transporteerden de Cthulhu Mythos naar hun thuisstreek, met macabere of grappige gevolgen.