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 Posted:   Apr 8, 2013 - 7:27 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

That's funny. I thought the first one wrapped up the story perfectly fine. This is just a cash grab.

One could say the same about the original Star Wars...


Not exactly, given that Darth Vader was still on the loose and the Death Star was essentially just one part of the Empire.

 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2013 - 7:47 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

That's funny. I thought the first one wrapped up the story perfectly fine. This is just a cash grab.

One could say the same about the original Star Wars...


Not exactly, given that Darth Vader was still on the loose and the Death Star was essentially just one part of the Empire.



Yep. And Luke hadn't completed his training, and Han was still wanted by Jabba.

Far from complete.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2013 - 2:46 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I think AVATAR was more or less conceived as being part of a bigger story arc with subsequent films. Just like STAR WARS (perhaps even more so).

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2013 - 3:05 AM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

BONE WARS---HBO comedy tv movie underway based on the true story of two prominent post-Civil War paleontologists who race each other to discover dinosaur fossils known as "The Great Dinosaur Rush". Steve Carell and James Gandolfini star.

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Oh, cool! That has to be about Cope and Marsh. I used to have fantasies about making a TV series myself about various real-life figures in science history, and wanted to have one or more comedic episodes devoted to their feud. I want to see this one.

STAR TREK---the Phaser Rifle used by William Shatner in the second pilot titled "Where No Man has Gone Before" sold for $231,000 at auction. It was expected to sell for only $70,000. The $231,000 was the second highest auction price paid for a prop from the original series with the top price being $304,750 paid for Capt. Kirk's bridge chair in 2008. A special effects model of the ENTERPRISE-D from STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION sold for $576,000 in 2006.



Wait - wasn't Kirk's chair auctioned on eBay in 2002? Am I misremembering, or did that buyer just turn around and sell it again six years later?

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2013 - 7:21 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

That's funny. I thought the first one wrapped up the story perfectly fine. This is just a cash grab.

One could say the same about the original Star Wars...


Not exactly, given that Darth Vader was still on the loose and the Death Star was essentially just one part of the Empire.



Yep. And Luke hadn't completed his training, and Han was still wanted by Jabba.

Far from complete.


Han got the reward money to pay off his debts. Story over. Lucas just needlessly dragged out that subplot.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2013 - 8:27 AM   
 By:   fisch   (Member)

TUESDAY, APRIL 9

DOCTOR WHO---Waris Hussein, who directed the first episode in 1963, complained that sex has started to enter the series, "There is an element now -- and I know we're living in a different era -- of sexuality that has crept in. The intriguing thing about the original person was that you never quite knew about him, and there was a mystery and an unavailability about him. Now we've just had a recent rebirth and another girl has joined us, a companion, [and] she actually snogged him."




HANDS OF STONE---biomovie underway about boxer Roberto Duran starring Edgar Ramirez and Robert De Niro.

DRACULA---Luke Evans stars in this movie about the origin of Dracula.

ATLANTIS: REVELATION---movie trilogy underway about the lost city of Atlantis. Julian Fellowes (DOWNTON ABBEY) is the executive producer.

THE GREAT WAR---BBC One five-part miniseries about World War I as seen through the eyes of two young men who enlist in the army. It will premier during Armistice week, 2014, the 100th anniversary of World War I.

BATES MOTEL---was renewed for Season 2.

CHEECH & CHONG'S ANIMATED MOVIE---premiers on April 20.

A HAUNTED HOUSE---sequel underway to the Marlon Wayans comedy movie.

OMEGA POINT---movie underway about a man who discovers a crashed UFO in the forest containing a god-like artificial intelligence who wants to escape from Earth.

KILL COMMAND---sci fi movie underway about soldiers who test a killer robot on a remote island.

THE GATES OF MORGAINE---movie trilogy underway based on the novel series.

TAXI BROOKLYN SOUTH---sitcom underway from Olivier Megaton (TAKEN 2) based on Luc Besson's TAXI movies.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2013 - 10:33 AM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

DOCTOR WHO---Waris Hussein, who directed the first episode in 1963, complained that sex has started to enter the series, "There is an element now -- and I know we're living in a different era -- of sexuality that has crept in. The intriguing thing about the original person was that you never quite knew about him, and there was a mystery and an unavailability about him. Now we've just had a recent rebirth and another girl has joined us, a companion, [and] she actually snogged him."

Oh my god! Sexuality!?! Whoever heard of such a thing in the world!!!!!

That's funny. I thought the first one wrapped up the story perfectly fine. This is just a cash grab.

One could say the same about the original Star Wars...


Not exactly, given that Darth Vader was still on the loose and the Death Star was essentially just one part of the Empire.


Yep. And Luke hadn't completed his training, and Han was still wanted by Jabba.

Far from complete.


Han got the reward money to pay off his debts. Story over. Lucas just needlessly dragged out that subplot.


As far as story arcs go, Star Wars is an absolute mess. From the fact that Vader was just a henchman answering to Tarkin in the first one, to the incestuous Luke & Leia mess, the series is rife with proof that it was all being made up as Lucas went along.

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2013 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


As far as story arcs go, Star Wars is an absolute mess. From the fact that Vader was just a henchman answering to Tarkin in the first one, to the incestuous Luke & Leia mess, the series is rife with proof that it was all being made up as Lucas went along.


Your not kidding! It's an absolute mess. Got worse with the prequels.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2013 - 8:17 AM   
 By:   fisch   (Member)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

INTERSTELLAR---Anne Hathaway is in negotiations to co-star with Matthew McConaughey in this Christopher Nolan movie about a space journey using wormholes.

OBLIVION---new photos from the Tom Cruise sci fi movie co-starring Olga Kurylenko (QUANTUM OF SOLACE) which premiers on April 19.






BREAKING BAD---creator Vince Gilligan, AMC and Sony Pictures Television are considering a comedy spin-off series about sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman.




THOSE WHO KILL---AMC has ordered 10 episodes of this US remake of the Danish crime series. Chloe Sevigny and Tom D'Arcy star as a female police detective and a forensic psychiatrist who pursue serial killers. The pilot script is by Glen Morgan (THE X-FILES), and is directed by Joe Carnahan (THE GREY).

GHOSTS OF THE PACIFIC---movie underway based on the true story of three Navy aviators whose torpedo bomber crashes into the Pacific and spend 34 days on a 4' by 8' life raft with no food or water. Garret Dillahunt (DEADWOOD), Tom Felton (HARRY POTTER) and Jake Abel (THE HOST) star.




BEWARE THE NIGHT---Eric Bana, Olivia Munn and Edgar Ramirez star in this Jerry Bruckheimer movie about a New York cop and a renegade priest who team up to solve a demonic crime.

DRAFT DAY---Denis Leary will play the head coach of the Cleveland Browns in this Ivan Reitman comedy movie about the team's general manager played by Kevin Costner who will do anything to get his number one draft pick.

ELEMENTARY---Natalie Dormer (GAME OF THRONES) will guest star as Sherlock Holmes' former lover, Irene Adler, in three episodes which conclude with the season finale on May 9.

KUNG FU PANDA 3---Bryan Cranston, Mads Mikkelson and Rebel Wilson provide voices for the sequel which returns Jack Black and Angelina Jolie.

GREGG ALLMAN---biomovie underway based on his memoir titled MY CROSS TO BEAR.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2013 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   fisch   (Member)

THURSDAY, APRIL 11

MAN OF STEEL---new photos from the Superman movie starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane. Premiere is June 14.








DEXTER---Yvonne Strahovski (CHUCK) returns in her serial killer role for several episodes in Season 8.




SYFY---is developing two miniseries. CHILDHOOD'S END by Arthur C. Clarke involves a friendly invasion of Earth by aliens which results in a utopian society. Stanley Kubrick almost filmed CHILDHOOD'S END, but chose 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY instead. RINGWORLD is based on the Larry Niven novel in which explorers travel to an artificial habitat in space where they encounter primitive and advanced civilizations.

HIGHWAYMEN---Liam Neeson and Woody Harrelson may star in this movie about legendary Texas Ranger Frank Hamer and his pursuit of Bonnie and Clyde.

THE BROTHERHOOD---movie underway based on the true story of two rogue policemen who were hitmen for the Luchese and Gambino crime families. Jose Padilha (ROBOCOP remake) is interested in directing the movie.

LEN DEIGHTON---18-part tv series underway based on Deighton's Bernard Samson spy novels. Oscar-winner Simon Beaufoy (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) is the writer.

HOUDINI---The History Channel miniseries is being considered about famed magician Harry Houdini with Adrien Brody possibly starring.

WAYWARD SONS: LEGENDS---movie underway based on the comic book in which warring aliens invaded Earth thousands of years ago and inspired Greek mythology, fairy tales, vampires, dragons and other popular lore.

UNITAS WE STAND---biomovie underway about legendary Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas starring Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. Joe Unitas, son of the quarterback, is the co-writer and co-producer. The NFL Films movie is based on the book JOHNNY U: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOHNNY UNITAS.

POINT BREAK---remake of the 1991 movie which starred Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. Ericson Core (INVINCIBLE) is the director.

MICHAEL MANN---untitled cyber-thriller movie from Mann in which a US agent and a Chinese agent team up to stop a hacker who is operating in Southeast Asia.

OPEN---HBO pilot from Ryan Murphy (AMERICAN HORROR STORY) about sexuality and relationships involving five people.

JANE GOT A GUN---Noah Emmerich (THE AMERICANS) will co-star in this Western starring Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton and Bradley Cooper.

TARZAN---the David Yates (HARRY POTTER) movie starring Alexander Skarsgard has been shelved by Warner Bros. due to budget problems.

FAST & FURIOUS 7---James Wan (SAW) is in talks to replace departed director Justin Lin.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2013 - 10:12 AM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

HOUDINI---The History Channel miniseries is being considered about famed magician Harry Houdini with Adrien Brody possibly starring.

So the programming on the History channel that isn't reality TV will forevermore be shitty miniseries? Fan-tastic. Thank you Vikings! Thank you Bible! Now, if they'll cover Native Americans and the Bhagavad Gita it'll at least seem equal opportunity.

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2013 - 2:57 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

they already remade ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK - it was called ESCAPE FROM L.A. (great Shirley walker score!)
bruce

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2013 - 3:12 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Childhood's End. Who can ever forget Karellen. The book's description of him leaves a lasting impression. Glad that Arthur C. Clarke still resonates.

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2013 - 3:28 PM   
 By:   Buscemi   (Member)

If they want to remake a futuristic prison film, how about Deadlock (aka Wedlock)? Similar premise but with head explosions!

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2013 - 6:33 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

THURSDAY, MARCH 21

ANNIE---Justin Timberlake is in talks to play Daddy Warbucks in this Sony Pictures movie produced by Will Smith and Jay-Z.



No, they've got it all wrong . . .

Should be DIDDY WARBUCKS!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2013 - 8:06 PM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

I say Christopher Walken should be Daddy Warbucks. One needs only to hear his version of Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" to realize just how right for the role he is.

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2013 - 8:36 PM   
 By:   Buscemi   (Member)

Any chance of the Annie remake being good was killed when they hired Will Gluck to direct. All he is capable of is making derivative teen comedies that somehow get praised by critics because he casts a lot of the "it" crowd.

Also, Annie was already remade once with Rob Marshall (a more qualified director) at the helm.

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2013 - 9:07 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)


MAN OF STEEL---new photos from the Superman movie starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane. Premiere is June 14.




Supes sans the red underpants just looks wrong.

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2013 - 10:17 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


MAN OF STEEL---new photos from the Superman movie starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane. Premiere is June 14.




Supes sans the red underpants just looks wrong.


I don't mind the missing red underpants as much as I do the weird extra detail they added to the costume.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2013 - 9:15 AM   
 By:   fisch   (Member)

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

THE SHINING---Glenn Mazzara, ex-showrunner of THE WALKING DEAD, is in negotiations to write the script for the prequel to Stephen King's THE SHINING which tells what happened at the Overlook hotel before Jack Torrance and his family arrived.




ELIZA GRAVES---Oscar-winners Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley have joined the cast of Kate Beckinsale and Jim Sturgess in this movie in which a recent medical school graduate gets a job in an insane asylum and discovers the patients have taken over. It is based on an Edgar Allan Poe short story.

THE 10 MOST F***KABLE CELEBRITIES---DETAILS magazine's reader poll named Mila Kunis and Ryan Gosling as the top celebrities they would like to have sex with. Kunis was followed by Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Alba and Megan Fox. Gosling was followed by Zac Efron, Adam Levine, Channing Tatum and Bradley Cooper.




HEAT---remake of the 1986 Burt Reynolds movie about a Las Vegas bodyguard stars Jason Statham, Sophia Vergara, Stanley Tucci, Anne Heche, Milo Ventimiglia and Cedric the Entertainer.

DC COMICS---Warner Bros. president Jeff Robinov commented on how Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy and Zack Snyder's MAN OF STEEL fit into the studio's DC Comics movie plan, "Setting the tone for what the movies are going to be like going forward. In that, MAN OF STEEL is definitely a first step. I think you’ll see that, going forward, anything can live in this world. What Zack and Chris have done with this film is allow you to really introduce other characters into the same world." Robinov added, "We’ll announce something in the next several weeks that will hopefully position the DC characters and the movies we’re going to be making." He denied that Warner Bros. is seeking Nolan and Christian Bale to return for JUSTICE LEAGUE.

FRINGE---the Science Channel will have a two-day FRINGE marathon from April 13-14.

HOMELAND---David Marciano (Virgil) will no longer be a regular cast member next season but will return as a guest star.

WEAPONS SATELLITE---untitled Cameron Crowe (JERRY MAGUIRE) romantic comedy movie in which a defense contractor and the female fighter pilot he's in love with team up to scuttle the launch of a weapons satellite. Rachel McAdams is in negotiations to co-star.

MILLION DOLLAR ARM---Jon Hamm and Alan Arkin star in this movie about sports agent JB Bernstein who discovered pro baseball players Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel on an Indian reality show.

THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN---Robert Redford stars in this movie based on the true story of a 78-year-old man who is a professional bank robber.

TRANSCENDENCE---Morgan Freeman is in negotiations to co-star with Johnny Depp in this movie about a man who develops a computer program with awareness.

NEW WORLD---US remake from Sony Pictures of the South Korean movie in which an undercover cop becomes a mobster leader's right-hand man. When the mobster dies in a car accident, the cop is a candidate to replace him.

TROLLS---DreamWorks Animation movie underway based on the popular 1960s troll dolls.

DAVID LYNCH---Lynch said he's thinking about returning to television but it won't involve his TWIN PEAKS series, "I’m thinking about it...Television allows you to tell a story over time, something cinema doesn’t. For me, the two formats will always exist, it’s like painting in a square or rectangular."

 
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