Dying to see Avengers? Constantine creator would rather you didn’t

Want to see Avengers, Stephen Basset Hopes you wont for wont for Kirby's sakeBy Dan Roth, Soucre: Blastr.com

Excited for the May release of The Avengers? You’re not alone. But artist Stephen R. Bissette has some compelling reasons why you might reconsider seeing them assemble this summer.

The entire argument we’re about to describe hinges on one very big question—is Marvel evil? Bissette very clearly thinks they are and his opinion boils down to rights, residuals, and one creator in specific—Jack Kirby. Continue reading

We won’t have to wait long to see that Primeval spinoff New World

Are we ready for Primeval: New World??By Nathalie Caron, Source: Blastr.com

Remember that Canadian Primeval spinoff called New World we talked about last Fall? Well, apparently it’s already all set and done; ready-in-the-can, as they say. And we’ll get to see it later this year. Probably. Mostly. Depends on where you live. Fingers crossed?

The 13-episode series—which will also follow the anomalies-and-dinosaurs-filled adventures of a new rag-tag group of people made up of a “younger, sexier” cast—has apparently finished filming in Vancouver (the home of such popular genre shows as Supernatural and all three Stargate series). Continue reading

Bill Murray turns down Ghostbusters 3, sequel in “suspended animation”

Ghostbusters 3, probably NOTBy Mark Langshaw, Source Digital Spy.com

Bill Murray will not be involved in the proposed Ghostbusters 3, Dan Aykroyd has confirmed.

Aykroyd, who co-wrote and starred in the previous films, told The Daily Telegraph that the project remains in “suspended animation”.

He said: “The studio, the director Ivan Reitman and Harold Ramis feel there must be a way to do it, but Bill Murray will not do the movie.” Continue reading

They’re remaking Day of the Triffids (and you can thank Sam Raimi)

Are we ready for day of the Triffids, the remakeBy Don Kaye, Source: Blastr.com

The British sci-fi classic The Day of the Triffids is headed to the big screen once again … and this time Sam Raimi is behind the project.

Raimi, director of the Evil Dead and Spider-Man films, is putting his producer hat on for a new version of John Wyndham’s 1951 novel, which established Wyndham as one of the most important science fiction writers of his era. Raimi and his longtime business partner, Rob Tapert, are co-producing the movie through their Ghost House Pictures production company in conjunction with the Mark Gordon Company. Continue reading