Look who’s writing Spider-Man 2 (Hint: they also wrote Star Trek)

Spiderman 2 already has a writing team, before first movie comes outBy Marc Bernardin, Source: Blastr.com

Yes, we’re still months away from the release of Marc Webb’s Webslinger reboot, but apparently things like box-office performance and audience response aren’t all that important: Sony’s plunging ahead with a sequel and they’re spending a fortune on a pair of writers they hope can deliver.

Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone have yet to hit a single red carpet for Amazing Spider-Man, but the studio has already hired Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to whip the sequel into shape. Continue reading

Asteroid Mining Venture Backed by Google Execs, James Cameron Unveiled

Planetary Resources Will Explore the Solar System for Astoriod MiningBy Mike Wall , SPACE.com Senior Writer Space.com | SPACE.com, Source: Yahoo.com / Space.com

A newly unveiled company with some high-profile backers — including filmmaker James Cameron and Google co-founder Larry Page — has announced plans to mine near-Earth asteroids for resources such as precious metals and water.

Planetary Resources, Inc. intends to sell these materials, generating a healthy profit for itself. But it also aims to advance humanity’s exploration and exploitation of space, with resource extraction serving as an anchor industry that helps our species spread throughout the solar system. Continue reading