by AOL Travel Staff, source AOL.com
Star Trek is getting a theme park. Just don’t look for it in the United States. Jordan’s King Abdullah II is getting into the theme park business in the nerdiest way possible – by investing in a $1.5 billion Star Trek theme park on the Gulf of Aqaba.
The National reports that the King, a well-known Trekkie, has partnered with Middle Eastern and American investors to create the Red Sea Astrarium, which will feature a massive “space-flight adventure” ride based 2009′s “Star Trek” film reboot. Continue reading
by Ben Fritz, source: LATimes.com
Green Lantern may have a future on the big screen, but likely not with the same director.
Despite the big-budget superhero movie’s disappointing box office performance so far, Warner Bros. executives still want to find a way to make a sequel work. Bringing superheroes from its DC Comics unit to the big screen is a top priority for the studio, and executives believe that the problem with “Green Lantern” was in execution, not concept. They even have ideas on how to turn things around next time.
“We had a decent opening so we learned there is an audience,” said Warner Bros. film group President Jeff Robinov, pointing to the film’s box office debut of $53 million. “To go forward we need to make it a little edgier and darker with more emphasis on action…. And we have to find a way to balance the time the movie spends in space versus on Earth.”
By Michael Trei, source Dvice.com
To celebrate its 50th birthday next year, the owners of Seattle’s iconic Space Needle are giving away what must be the coolest contest prize in history, a free trip into space.
Teaming up with Space Adventures, the prize in Space Race 2012 is a suborbital flight on G-Force One valued at $110,000, which will include about six minutes of weightlessness. Okay, so it’s not exactly a trip to the moon, but it’s pretty awesome all the same. Continue reading
By Albert Ching, Source Newsarama
***Spoiler warning! Last chance to head out before the major Ultimate Fallout #4 reveal of the new Ultimate Spider-Man’s identity!***
The Ultimate Universe has a new Spider-Man, and it’s a character that readers have never seen before: Miles Morales, a half-black, half-Hispanic teen.
The news first broke just after midnight Tuesday on USA Today, and caps months of speculation following Marvel’s announcement in April that someone other than Peter Parker would be taking on the role of Spider-Man in the publisher’s Ultimate Universe. Continue reading
By Brandon Connelly, source Bleeding Cool
After Sin Nombre and Jane Eyre, it was anybody’s bet what Cary Fukunaga would do best. You would have been smart to follow a tip from screenwriter Jeff Vintar, however, when he revealed on Twitter that Fukunaga was chasing a deal to finally bring his sci-fi script Spaceless to the screen.
The long-hot concept has been in the works for many years now. Sounding not unlike Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, in some respects, the Spaceless screenplay revolves around an assassin in space who wakes up to find himself tumbling through the starry vacuum with nothing but his in-suit computer to keep him company. There’s nothing left for him to do but to hang out there, floating in the void, waiting to die. There’s a twist, though, and not everything is necessarily how it seems… Continue reading