Zombieland writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese have written a script for a new film—based on a cult fave graphic novel—that could have the coolest title ever. So—what is it?
Cowboy Ninja Viking, based on Image Comics’ graphic novel by AJ Lieberman, follows a covert government program to turn schizophrenic patients into assassins. The film will focus on a patient with the abilities of a cowboy, ninja and Viking who escapes and goes after the the shady character who runs the program. Coming from the Zombieland team, you know that script has to have some great dark humor mixed in with a heaping dose of action. Continue reading
Earth Station One celebrates 100 episodes! We invited some of our friends on board the station for a night of fun, friendship, and discussion of all things geeky. Featuring Friends of the Station Peter Cutler, Mark Maddox, Dr. Q, Anthony Taylor, and more! We also reveal some BIG news and announce a contest to win a date with a crewmember! Many thanks to all our supporters for the last 100 episodes – we could not have done it without you!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 and Hugo tied for the most film nominations, while American Horror Story came in just behind Breaking Bad when the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films announced the nominations for its 38th Annual Saturn Awards.
Martin Scorcese’s Hugo and David Yates’ climactic Harry Potter installment each nabbed 10 nominations, leading a pack which includes Super 8 (eight nominations), Captain America: The First Avenger (seven); and The Adventures of Tintin and Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol (six each).
In TV categories, AMC’s Breaking Bad scored six nominations, followed by American Horror Story with five, and Fringe, Dexter, Leverage, Game of Thrones, The Killing and Torchwood: Miracle Day all getting four. Continue reading
I’m not usually one to post rumors, but this is too good to pass up!
Benedict Cumberbatch is rumoured to be starring in Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary episode as the Time Lord’s arch rival, The Master.
Despite The Doctor’s deadly foe having appeared in the show in various guises since 1971, this will be the first time Matt Smith’s incarnation of the Time Lord will come to blows with his biggest enemy as the BBC One sci-fi drama prepares to mark half a century since it first hit screens next year. Continue reading
How is Spongebob Squarepants doing these days? I still feel fondly towards the little… square… sponge… but I certainly haven’t seen his show in some time. The last time I met an actual, professed fan of the show was a good number of years ago, and I think that young man has probably doubled his age since then, which is to say, I’d expect he’s now about nine years old.
But the signs are that Spongebob is still a draw as Paramount (a Viacom subsidiary, it will soon become relevant to know) are planning to put him at the forefront of their new animated movie drive. Continue reading
After watching the new DC animated feature, Justice League: Doom, I find myself bursting with nerd rage. I should make this clear up front that this isn’t going to be a fair and balanced review. This is an outlet for me to express my malcontent. If I step back, turn my brain off and forget all that has come before, Justice League: Doom isn’t that bad…but I can’t turn this pesky brain off!
Doom is a cross between the Mark Waid story Tower of Babel and a generic Legion of Doom tale—as anyone who wants to see this film so close to it’s release date probably already knows. DC has been on a tear of adapting comic runs to animated features lately. I’m not a fan. I would much prefer original stories to rehashing the archives, but they didn’t ask me. Over all, their previous ventures stayed pretty true to the source material. Doom not so much. I’d argue each deviation from the Tower of Babel is a mark against the movie. In fact, I will argue it.
Everyone worried that CBS’ upcoming Sherlock Holmes series Elementary might rip-off the BBC’s exceptional Sherlock can breathe a sigh of relief—because the U.S. version is definitely taking a few liberties.
Genre stalwart Lucy Liu (Rise: Blood Hunter, Kill Bill) has signed on to play Holmes’ partner Dr. Joan Watson, a former surgeon who works with the detective. In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original novels the character was male. Continue reading
Two weeks ago, NASA’s woes got deeper when they took a 20 percent cut to their space exploration money. That money might mean we never make it to Mars, but NASA’s not giving up on the Red Planet just yet.
On Monday, the space agency announced the foundation of the Mars Program Planning Group, which will attempt to work within existing budget constraints to find a way to keep America rolling on a mission to Mars. Orlando Figueroa, the agency’s former program manager, has been appointed to lead the group. Continue reading
By Ashley Bergner; Box Office Buzz
The pictures, which were released on www.trekmovie.com, feature actors Zachary Quinto (Spock) and Zoe Saldana (Uhura), as well as Benedict Cumberbatch, the star of the BBC hit “Sherlock” who is playing an as-yet unknown character in the upcoming “Trek” movie.
Although the plot remains top secret, it appears Spock and Cumberbatch’s character get into a fight, which also involves Uhura. These pictures make it appear likely Cumberbatch is indeed playing a villain, as rumored (and it’s probably not Khan), but fans likely will have to keep waiting for more details about the film.