Grab Your Graboids! Kevin Bacon Confirms A 'Tremors' Reboot For SyFy Is On With The Help Of Blumhouse
Can you fly, you sucker? This has to be one of my favorite lines from #Tremors—maybe from any movie. Kevin Bacon's Valentine McKee (what a name, right?) shouts it out when he drops his last bomb into the last Graboid's mouth, and watches in glee as the beast plummets to its death. As much as the first movie was its own cult phenomenon, McKee could also have said the same thing about the following sequels, the prequel and short-lived TV series, none of which ever lived up to the first movie. But for us die-hard Tremors fans, there's some good news.
The Isaac Asimov science fiction trilogy Foundation heavily informed Star Wars and many other sci-fi films and TV series, but for decades it has confounded Hollywood attempts at a straight adaptation. I’m hearing that Skydance, David S. Goyer and Josh Friedman are going to try to crack it. Skydance Television is closing a deal with the Asimov estate to try turning Foundation into a sprawling TV series.
Game of Thrones fans may soon have another series to hold them over while they're awaiting more episodes of their favorite medieval fantasy, as #Syfy has ordered a pilot for #Nightflyers, another George R. R. Martin production. The author confirmed the news on Twitter on June 26, 2017: The @SYFY Channel has greenlit the pilot for a proposed NIGHTFLYERS series, based on my 1980 novella, one of my SF/ horror hybrids.
Whether you like it or not, James Cameron's 2009 epic Avatar was revolutionary in the evolution of 3D and name-brand recognition. It was a marvel that pushed the boundaries of motion capture, visual effects and the modern blockbuster. Though the 3D medium has fallen out of favor domestically, international audiences still rely heavily on 3D films. For example over 97 percent of those who saw The Last Knight in China experienced the film in 3D. Arguably, the popularity of 3D has never been higher.
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.
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!
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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.
The Fate Of Humanity And Apes Will Be Determined In The Final Trailer For ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’
We’ve recently learned that this movie is going to be the end-cap to a trilogy, and director Matt Reeves has previously stated that he’d still like to bring the concepts of the original films to life so it could be entirely feasible that if we do get another movie after this one that there is a significant jump forward in time.
‘Fantasy zoals je het hoort te schrijven.’ - George R.R. Martin over het werk van Robin Hobb
Robin Hobb (1952) is het pseudoniem van de Amerikaanse schrijfster Megan Linholm. Hobb schrijft al sinds jongs af aan en brak internationaal door met de trilogie De Boeken van de Zieners.
None Of the Mid- and Post-Credits ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2′ Scenes Will Tie Directly To ‘Avengers: Infinity War’
WARNING: this article contains mild spoilers from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2.’ If you don’t wish to learn these things now, then it’s probably a good idea to stop reading at this point!
In a very odd choice for a film that is clearly being made with a humorous tone, and touted as a kind of superhero buddy cop (i.e. comedy) film, Marvel has released a “new” international trailer for ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ that is basically a rehash of the trailer we already got here in the US, except they decided to cut out all of the jokes.
The second season of ‘The Shannara Chronicles‘ won’t be continuing on MTV but has been moved to Spike TV this Fall. It is joining an increasing amount of scripted television in the likes of ‘The Mist‘ as Spike TV is slowly evolving its format from just reality shows. The series is based on the Terry Brooks novels with the first season having debuted on MTV last year to mixed reviews.
Oscar Award-winner and actual knight, Sir Anthony Hopkins narrates a new clip teasing his next flick, “Transformers: The Last Knight”. This video reveals the “secret history” of the Transformers. It appears that the Robots In Disguise didn’t first arrive on Earth in 2007 or even in 1984, when the cartoon and toy line first arrived in the U.S.
The Moonrover Audi Lunar Quattro celebrates its film debut in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi movie Alien Covenant this week, ahead of its impending mission to the Moon next year.
The Audi lunar Quattro has been developed in cooperation with Berlin-based start-up Part-Time Scientists.
EW can exclusively reveal that independent entertainment studio IM Global and independent U.K. games developer and publisher Rebellion have struck a deal to turn the iconic comic book character into a live-action TV show called Judge Dredd: Mega City One. The show is set in a future where the East Coast of the U.S. has become a crowded and crime-ridden megalopolis.
Dertig jaar na de gebeurtenissen van de eerste film ontdekt een nieuwe blade runner, LAPD agent K (Ryan Gosling) een diep begraven geheim dat de maatschappij naar de rand van pure chaos kan duwen.
K's ontdekking leidt hem naar Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), een voormalig LAPD-blade runner die al 30 jaar is vermist.
Harrison Ford keert terug in het langverwachte vervolg op de science fiction-klassieker uit 1982. De regie is in handen van Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario, Prisoners) en de film wordt geproduceerd door Ridley Scott.
Earlier today, the BBC announced a number of new shows, including a three-part series based on H.G. Wells’ novel The War of the Worlds. The show is scheduled to go into production next spring, and it appears that, unlike most modern adaptations, it will be set in the Victorian era.
The series will be written by screenwriter Peter Hartness, who adapted Susanna Clarke’s Victorian-era fantasy novel Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell for the network, as well as a handful of Doctor Who episodes. The North-West Evening Mail has some additional details, quoting Mammoth Studios Managing Director of Productions Damien Timmer as saying that while the film has been adapted many times, “no one has ever attempted to follow Wells and locate the story in Dorking at the turn of the last century.” The project was first announced in 2015, and today’s confirmation of production comes only months after the book entered the public domain.
The novel follows an unnamed narrator as he watches a series of shooting stars, which turn out to be vast metal cylinders containing Martian invaders. The aliens attack the assembled humans and begin a conquest of the planet, only to succumb to human diseases.
Since the novel’s release in 1898, there have been a number of film, television, and radio adaptations, but with only one exception, most productions updated the novel to contemporary times and settings. The 1953 film took place in Southern California, while the 2005 Steven Spielberg adaptation was set in New York. Even the famous 1938 radio play by Orson Welles shifted the location to the United States. Only a direct-to-video adaptation called H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds retained the period setting.
The War of the Worlds is one of the more important works of science fiction out there, and its period setting is important to the original story, as it’s part of an entire movement of fiction dubbed “invasion literature,” in which England is gallantly defended against hostile outsiders. It will be interesting to see how and if the series addresses the politics of the novel’s era, and how they relate to the politics of England and Europe today.