Looks like Summit, the studio that brought us (and continues to bring us) the Twilight Saga adaptations, will be the next studio to try to adapt Orson Scott Card’s classic 1985 SF novel Ender’s Game, with X-Men Origins: Wolverine director Gavin Hood at the helm.
The last attempt to bring Ender’s Game to the screen imploded in 2008, when the project was at Warner Brothers and being developed by Das Boot and Troy director Wolfgang Petersen.
In this comic book image released by DC Comics, Superman is shown in the latest of issue of Action Comics No. 900, where he renounces his U.S. citizenship because of his concerns that his actions are seen as instruments of U.S. foreign policy. DC Comics says the story reflects the global nature of the famous Kryptonian and that he remains committed to his adopted home and roots as a Kansas farm boy from Smallville.
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With all of the last-minute rush that must be happening with the royal wedding, it can be easy to overlook small things—like the cake topper. Just in case Kate and William haven’t decided on one yet, Blastr tracked down a bunch of cute sci-fi-themed pieces they could put on top of their regal dessert.
When we think Zorro, we usually think about a 19th-century swashbuckling hero all dressed in black, wearing a mask and a cape, who goes around with his rapier slashing his trademark Z on the bad guys’ chests—not about Mad Max or Marvel’s The Punisher.
But that’s what the studio seems to be aiming for in an upcoming reboot of the franchise.
Titled Zorro Reborn, the reboot is being considered by 20th Century Fox. The plan is to remove the title character of Zorro from his historical setting of California or Mexico and drop him in the middle of a post-apocalyptic future.
On this week show we talk about the first episode of Series Six of Doctor Who, “The Impossible Astronaut”, and then we will be paying homage to Elizabeth Sladen and have a small round table and talk about our favorite Sarah Jane Smith stories both from Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures.
Join us for this week episode we like to call ESO Episode 57 – The Control Room of The TARDIS Suddenly Seems A Little Bit Emptier
Table of Contents
0:00:00 Intro / Welcome
0:02:57 Rants & Raves – The Hugo Awards, Green Lama Online, Flavor Flave, Stephanie Myers, Ann Rice, Doctor Who Christmas Soundtrack in the UK & US, Vimms Lair, Craig Ferguson
0:27:50 Doctor Who: The Impossible Astronaut
1:21:46 Elizabeth Sladen Remembered
2:03:34 Khan Report
2:09:34 ESO Shout Outs
2:12:36 Show Close
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Watching Game of Thrones play out on TV is awesome, but something way more fantastic happened today: after years of waiting and waiting, George R.R. Martin’s A Dance with Dragons is finally done.
That name first appeared way back during the novel release of Game of Thrones and was meant to be the title of the second of the Ice and Fire books. Little could any of us (or even Martin himself, for that matter) have known in 1996 that we would only be glimpsing that story now.
Now that he’s through with politics and looking to get back into movies, Arnold Schwarzenegger appears to be on the brink of returning to his most famous role.
According to Deadline, a proposal for a new Terminator film, featuring Schwarzenegger in the iconic role that made him a superstar, was circulated to all the major studios in Hollywood on Tuesday afternoon. Although there is no script or even screenwriter involved yet—because, after all, who cares whether there’s a story or not?—director Justin Lin is attached to get behind the camera after he finishes enjoying the coming box-office success of Fast Five.
The all new season of sci-fi hit Doctor Who, which premiered on Saturday, April 23, has given BBC AMERICA its highest-rated, most-watched telecast ever in Live + Same Day. Doctor Who delivered almost 1.3 million viewers*, a .72 coverage rating in P2+, and a .92 in A25-54. In total audience, the channel was up 71,000 viewers, from its previous best for last season’s opening episode of Doctor Who in April last year.
The news from the other side of the pond wasn’t as positive, however. According to the BBC, the first episode in the U.K. was “watched by an average audience of 6.5 million viewers,” which sounds pretty good until you realize that this “was down from the eight million recorded by overnight figures on Matt Smith’s show debut in April 2010.”
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