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Discussion in 'Movies' started by Tom, Dec 24, 2010.

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    Yes, I know they are mostly Horror genre movies but there are a few Scifi movies sprinkled about.
    Like:

    Alien Prequel
    No official plot yet, but it's said to be a prequel to the first film, in which the crew of a commercial towing ship returning to Earth is awakened and sent to respond to a distress signal from a nearby planetoid. The crew discovers too late that the signal generated by an empty ship was meant to warn them.
    CATEGORY
    Creatures | Prequels
    RELEASE DATE
    N/A
    CURRENT STATUS
    In Development
    LANGUAGE
    English
    PRODUCED BY
    Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
    Scott Free Productions
    MPAA RATING
    N/A
    OFFICIAL SITES
    N/A
    DIRECTED BY
    Ridley Scott
    WRITTEN BY
    Damon Lindelof
    Jon Spaihts
    STARRING
    N/A
    PROJECT DETAILS
    • It's said that the studio is pleased with the new script for a couple reasons -- there are no "expensive set pieces" meaning no big-budgeted action scenes (early estimates on the budget was around $150-million), and it may reach a wider audience with a PG-13 rating.
    • Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof recently turned in a new draft of the script, which the studio is reportedly pleased with and may finally bring the project closer to production.
    • It's said that the main character will once again be a woman.
    • Ridley Scott briefly revealed minor details as to where the story will go for the prequel: "The film will be really tough, really nasty. It's the dark side of the moon. We are talking about gods and engineers. Engineers of space. And were the aliens designed as a form of biological warfare? Or biology that would go in and clean up a planet?"
    • Original designer H.R. Giger will be consulted to create new designs for the creatures in the film. Ridley is interested in possibly creating a new look for the aliens.
    • Director Ridley Scott had this to say about the story: "It's set in 2085, about 30 years before Sigourney [Weaver's character Ellen Ripley]. It's fundamentally about going out to find out 'Who the hell was that Space Jockey?' The guy who was sitting in the chair in the alien vehicle — there was a giant fellow sitting in a seat on what looked to be either a piece of technology or an astronomer's chair. And our man [Tom Skerritt as Captain Dallas] climbs up and says "There's been an explosion in his chest from the inside out — what was that?" I'm basically explaining who that Space Jockey — we call him the Space Jockey — I'm explaining who the space jockeys were." He added... "[The film] is about the discussion of terraforming — taking planets and planetoids and balls of earth and trying to terraform, seed them with the possibilities of future life. "
    • It's said that this will be the first of two prequels that lead up to the events of the first film.
    • This will be in 3D.
    • Keanu Reeves hired writer Jon Spaihts to script the space journey epic Passengers, which apparently got him the meeting with Fox and Scott Free, where he pitched the idea of an Alien prequel that the studio and Scott loved.
    • Originally the film was to be directed by newcommer Carl Rinsch and merely be produced by Ridley Scott, and his brother Tony Scott. However, 20th Century Fox eventually decided to bring back Ridley himself to helm the prequel.
    • Original director Ridley Scott returns.
    • The currently untitled prequel to classic 1979 film Alien.

    Apollo 18
    Set to be shot documentary style, the film unearths lost footage from Apollo 18's undocumented and covert mission to the moon, revealing disturbing new evidence of other life forms.
    CATEGORY
    Misc
    RELEASE DATE
    March 4, 2011
    CURRENT STATUS
    Pre-Production
    LANGUAGE
    English
    PRODUCED BY
    BPL
    MPAA RATING
    N/A
    OFFICIAL SITES
    Twitter
    Facebook
    Official Site
    DIRECTED BY
    Gonzalo López-Gallego
    WRITTEN BY
    Brian Miller
    STARRING
    N/A
    PROJECT DETAILS
    • Budgeted at an estimated $5-million.
    • This marks director Gonzalo López-Gallego's English-language debut.
    • Produced by Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov (Day/Night Watch, Wanted)
    • Trevor Cawood was originally set to direct before getting replaced by Spanish filmmaker Gonzalo López-Gallego (King of the Hill).
    • This is yet another "found footage" mockumentary-type film.

    Battle Royale

    No official plot yet, but the original was set in Japan, where violence among the youth have sky-rocketed, leaving the government to create a program dubbed "Battle Royale", in which a class of 40-something jr. high students are sent to a remote island to battle one another, with only one to survive.
    CATEGORY
    Misc | Remakes

    RELEASE DATE
    N/A
    CURRENT STATUS
    Development Hell
    LANGUAGE
    English
    PRODUCED BY
    Vertigo Entertainment
    Original Film
    MPAA RATING
    N/A
    OFFICIAL SITES
    N/A
    DIRECTED BY
    N/A
    WRITTEN BY
    N/A
    STARRING
    N/A
    PROJECT DETAILS
    • Announced back in 2006, development of the project was haulted in 2007 due to the unfortunate events at Virginia Tech and is now believed to be dead or in a state of limbo.
    • Supposedly the film was intended to receive an R rating.
    • It's said that an idea that was quickly brushed off was to have the students possibly part of some sort of juvenile detention system, which was going to be one way to "tone down" the storyline for us apparently squeemish American audiences.
    • The film was going to take place in America (no surprise) and would still deal with high school students.
    • Produced by Roy Lee (The Ring, The Grudge) with Neal Moritz (I Am Legend).
    • New Line Cinema owns the remake rights.
    • The original still hasn't gotten proper US distribution, and many speculate it may have to do with all the controversay surrounding the deaths of high school students, though, no official reason is known.
    • The original film is one of the handful of movies that received a 10/10 rating when it was reviewed on UHM. You can read the review here.
    • A remake of the controversial 2000 Japanese film with the same name.

    Bioshock
    The game told the story of a survivor of a plane crash named Jack, who discovers a once Utopian underwater city called Rapture, where he must survive the attacks of mutated beings, mechanical drones, and the dark forces that populate it.
    CATEGORY
    Misc | Fantasy

    RELEASE DATE
    N/A
    CURRENT STATUS
    In Development
    LANGUAGE
    English
    PRODUCED BY
    Take Two Interactive Software
    Blind Wink Productions
    MPAA RATING
    N/A
    OFFICIAL SITES
    N/A

    DIRECTED BY
    Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
    WRITTEN BY
    John Logan
    Ken Levine
    STARRING
    N/A
    PROJECT DETAILS
    • Still being developed, the project has run into a couple problems that has halted the progress -- a big budget and a hard-R rating. Producer Gore Verbinski reportedly wants to keep the film edgy and stay true to the fans, and expressed interest in keeping it an R (possibly hard R) rating, and not dumbing it down to PG-13 to appeal to a wider audience. Because of this, Gore is trying to work with director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo to bring the budget down a little to compensate.
    • Spanish Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo also worked on Intacto and 28 Weeks Later.
    • A large factor in why the budget was growing too large was due to Gore Verbinski wanting to do as much as possible "in-camera" using real sets, etc.. and relying less on CGI.
    • Gore Verbinski left the project as director due to the estimated budget ranging over $160-million, causing Universal to halt development. However Gore still remains on board as producer.
    • Universal Pictures will distribute theatrically.
    • Original director Gore Verbinski had passed on directing the fourth Pirates of the Carribean movie to helm this.
    • Written by John Logan (Gladiator, The Avaiator).
    • Based on the hit game with the same name.

    Cell
    Based on Stephen King's novel, the film's theme revolves around a mysterious pulse that's sent through cell phones around the world, which turns its users into crazed, rage-filled murderous zombie-types.
    CATEGORY
    Misc
    RELEASE DATE
    N/A
    CURRENT STATUS
    In Development
    LANGUAGE
    English
    PRODUCED BY
    Dimension Films
    MPAA RATING
    N/A
    OFFICIAL SITES
    N/A
    DIRECTED BY
    N/A
    WRITTEN BY
    John Harrison
    STARRING
    N/A
    PROJECT DETAILS
    • Although originally planned as a theatrical feature, the producers have since decided to go the mini-series route and are currently shopping the project around to various networks.
    • It's said that the new script by Harrison will be less like a zombie story and more like a Village of the Damned-esque chiller, with the infected having a hive-like mentality.
    • John Harrison (Clive Barker's Book of Blood) is now scripting.
    • Eli Roth was originally going to direct after finishing Hostel 2, but eventually left the project after a difference in opinion with the producers.
    • Dimension Films is behind this.
    • Based on the Stephen King novel with the same name.

    Cloverfield 2
    No official plot yet.
    CATEGORY
    Creatures | Sequels
    RELEASE DATE
    N/A
    CURRENT STATUS
    In Talks
    LANGUAGE
    English
    PRODUCED BY
    Bad Robot
    Paramount Pictures
    MPAA RATING
    N/A
    OFFICIAL SITES
    N/A
    DIRECTED BY
    N/A
    WRITTEN BY
    Drew Goddard
    STARRING
    N/A
    PROJECT DETAILS
    • As expected, the project is "on hold" right now, as J.J. Abrams is currently busy with his new film Super 8 and Matt Reeves has been busy with Let Me In. They don't intend to move forward until the "team from the first is back together".
    • The project is currently "in talks," as Paramount is trying to work out a deal with original director Matt Reeves, along with Abrams and writer Drew Goddard. Nothing official has been confirmed.
    • We will see the return of producer J.J. Abrams and writer Drew Goddard.
    • The obvious sequel to the J.J. Abrams-produced monster flick Cloverfield.

    DeadSpace
    Set in the 26th century in deep space, where an engineer who responds to a distress signal from a mining ship finds the vessel infested with monstrous creatures called Necromorphs. The creatures are human corpses, reanimated by an alien virus.
    CATEGORY
    Creatures
    RELEASE DATE
    N/A
    CURRENT STATUS
    In Development
    LANGUAGE
    English
    PRODUCED BY
    Electronic Arts
    Temple Hill
    MPAA RATING
    N/A
    OFFICIAL SITES
    N/A
    DIRECTED BY
    D.J. Caruso
    WRITTEN BY
    N/A
    STARRING
    N/A
    PROJECT DETAILS
    • Director D.J. Caruso revealed recently that there's a storyline they have in mind and it's a "prequel of sorts" to the first game. He and the studio are currently still taking pitches from writers.
    • EA and D.J. Caruso are currently talking to a number of potential screenwriters, and once they set a writer and EA signs off on a creative direction, they will auction the property to studios. It's said that it will likely happen in early September.
    • Director D.J. Caruso also worked on Disturbia and Eagle Eye.
    • The game is the first in a trilogy.
    • It's said that the creators of the game were inspired by the 1997 film Event Horizon.
    • Based on the hit game with the same name from Electronic Arts.

    Emergo
    A team of parapsychologists sets out to investigate a series of anomalous phenomena taking place in a newly occupied apartment. Telephone calls with no caller, mysterious shadows, extraordinary light emissions, flying objects, and exploding light bulbs, are some of the events they will face while recording their every step with state-of-the-art technology. Using infra-red filming, digital photography, psychophonic recordings, movement detectors, and magnetic field alteration meters, the group's attempts to contact the "other side" will grow increasingly dangerous as they near a point of no return...
    CATEGORY
    Supernatural
    RELEASE DATE
    2011
    CURRENT STATUS
    Post-Production
    LANGUAGE
    English
    PRODUCED BY
    Kinology
    Versus Entertainment
    MPAA RATING
    N/A
    OFFICIAL SITES
    N/A
    DIRECTED BY
    Carles Torrens
    WRITTEN BY
    Rodrigo Cortés
    STARRING
    Kai Lennox
    Michael O'Keefe
    Rick Gonzalez
    Fiona Glascott
    Gia Mantegna
    Fermí Reixach
    Marcel Barrena
    Francesc Garrido
    Damian Roman
    PROJECT DETAILS
    • There's currently no US distribution.
    • Producer/writer Rodrigo Cortés also directed, edited, and produced the critically acclaimed Buried, starring Ryan Reynolds.
    • Aside from a couple television movies, this marks director Carles Torrens' feature film debut.
    • Though the story is set in the US with an English-speaking cast, it was filmed in Barcelona, Spain.

    Humpty Dumpty


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    Two backwoods brothers, Petus and Pervis Brakk, ambush a landing party of extraterrestrial beings on their swampland property collecting Earth plant samples for study. The brothers kill the males and take the alien female into captivity where they torture and abuse her. They secretly keep her captive for months in their basement cellar. She becomes impregnated with the spawn of one of the sadistic brothers and escapes into the swampland. Before she dies, she gives birth to a monstrous, half-alien, half-human egg-shaped, creature with extraterrestrial powers, HUMPTY DUMPTY.

    In the meantime, a smart Southern sheriff becomes suspicious after reports come into his office about a UFO seen by people from the small town. He ultimately solves the case, but not before Humpty has taken crowd-pleasing bloody revenge on the Brakk brothers for their unspeakable acts against his mother.

    CATEGORY
    Creatures
    RELEASE DATE
    2010
    CURRENT STATUS
    In Production
    LANGUAGE
    English
    PRODUCED BY
    Amber Entertainment
    iDream Company
    Instinctive Film
    MPAA RATING
    N/A
    OFFICIAL SITES
    Myspace
    Facebook
    DIRECTED BY
    David R. Ellis
    WRITTEN BY
    Billy Majestic
    STARRING
    N/A
    PROJECT DETAILS
    • Production is slated to begin September '09.
    • This will be in 3-D.
    • David R. Ellis also directed Final Destination 2 and Snakes on a Plane.
    • Intandem Films is exec-producing and handling worldwide sales.
    • Produced by Mark Ordesky through his recently launched Amber Entertainment, with Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones of the iDream Company and Darry Welch from Instinctive Film.

    Hybrid
    Late one night, a mysterious car is brought into the Chicago police impound garage after a deadly traffic accident. The garage's female mechanic, Tilda, and her young, hip fellow mechanics soon discover the car has a mind of its own: it morphs into different cars to confuse them and instead of needing an engine to run, it breathes. It's a killing machine that is capable of outrunning and outwitting humans.
    CATEGORY
    Misc
    RELEASE DATE
    2010
    CURRENT STATUS
    Post-Production
    LANGUAGE
    English
    PRODUCED BY
    Stallion Media
    Studio 407
    TADORA Filmproduktions
    MPAA RATING
    N/A
    OFFICIAL SITES
    N/A
    DIRECTED BY
    Eric Valette
    WRITTEN BY
    Neal Marshall Stevens
    STARRING
    Shannon Beckner
    Oded Fehr
    Ryan Kennedy
    Melanie Papalia
    Adrien Dorval
    Duncan Fisher
    Kent Wolkowski
    Josh Strait
    Tim McGrath
    PROJECT DETAILS
    • Filmed in Saskatchewan, Canada.
    • Said to be going back to post-production to be converted to 3D in hopes of picking up distribution.
    • Director Eric Valetta also worked on the French film Maléfique and recently with the One Missed Call remake.
    • Budgeted at an estimated $10-million.
    • Written by Neal Marshall Stevens (Thir13en Ghosts, Hellraiser: Deader).
    • Based on a comic book.

    I Am Legend Prequel
    This prequel is said to follow the final days of humanity in New York before a man-made virus caused a plague that left Will Smith’s character the lone survivor among a mutated mob in the city.
    CATEGORY
    Vampires | Prequels
    RELEASE DATE
    N/A
    CURRENT STATUS
    In Development
    LANGUAGE
    English
    PRODUCED BY
    Overbrook Entertainment
    Warner Bros. Pictures
    Weed Road Pictures
    MPAA RATING
    N/A
    OFFICIAL SITES
    N/A

    DIRECTED BY
    Francis Lawrence
    WRITTEN BY
    D.B. Weiss
    STARRING
    Will Smith
    PROJECT DETAILS
    • Will Smith revealed some potential plot details saying: "...it’s essentially the fall of the last city – the last stand of Manhattan. The movie would be…within the body of the movie D.C. and then Manhattan would fall as the last city. It’s a really cool idea trying to figure it out…there’s a reason why we have to take a small band and we have to get into D.C. So we have to make our way from New York to D.C. and then back to New York."
    • This project is in the very early stages of development, however, it's likely to be put on the fast track since the studio is really looking to continue the franchise, as the previous film had an overall gross of more than $500-mil at the box office.
    • Warner Bros. and Overbrook Entertainment will produce, with Warner Bros. once again distributing.
    • D.B. Weiss is set to to write the script that's based on a detailed outline that was discussed over the past few months by Will Smith, Francis Lawrence and producers Akiva Goldsman and James Lassiter.
    • Original director Francis Lawrence returns along-side star Will Smith.
    • The obvious prequel to the hit 2007 film I Am Legend.

    The Colony
    Revolves around a group of survivors forced underground by the next ice age. There, they must fight to preserve humanity against a savage threat.
    CATEGORY
    Misc | Creatures
    RELEASE DATE
    2011
    CURRENT STATUS
    In Development
    LANGUAGE
    English
    PRODUCED BY
    Participant Media
    Room 101
    Vertigo Entertainment
    MPAA RATING
    N/A
    OFFICIAL SITES
    N/A
    DIRECTED BY
    Patrick Tatopoulos
    WRITTEN BY
    David Leslie Johnson
    Stacy Title (story)
    Jonathan Penner (story)
    STARRING
    N/A
    PROJECT DETAILS
    • Filming is aimed to begin in the fall of 2010.
    • Creature-designer/effects artist Patrick Tatopoulos made his directorial debut with Underworld: Rise of the Lycans.
    • Described as "The Birds with bugs".
    • Originally announced back in '08 as an "eco-thriller".
    • Written by David Leslie Johnson (Orphan).
    • Based on a pitch by Stacy Title and Jonathan Penner.

    Darkest Hour
    Follows a group of kids attempting to survive through an alien invasion in Russia.
    CATEGORY
    Fantasy
    RELEASE DATE
    N/A
    CURRENT STATUS
    Pre-Production
    LANGUAGE
    English
    PRODUCED BY
    Timur Bekmambetov
    Tom Jacobson
    Regency Enterprises
    MPAA RATING
    N/A
    OFFICIAL SITES
    N/A
    DIRECTED BY
    Chris Gorak
    WRITTEN BY
    M.T. Ahern
    Leslie Bohem
    Jon Spaihts
    STARRING
    Emile Hirsch
    Olivia Thirlby
    PROJECT DETAILS
    • Filming is said to begin in Moscow, Russia in June 2010.
    • Budgeted at an estimated $40-million.
    • Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, 9) co-produces.
    • Director Chris Gorak also worked on the low-budget post-apocalyptic thriller Right at Your Door.
    • Described as an "28 Days Later-like alien invasion thriller".

    The Day Of The Triffids
    Based on the book, which follows mankind after it suffers a global crisis due to the presence of plants capable of aggressive behavior, leading to an unprecedented cosmic event causing global blindness.
    CATEGORY
    Misc
    RELEASE DATE
    N/A
    CURRENT STATUS
    In Development
    LANGUAGE
    English
    PRODUCED BY
    Preger Entertainment
    Ghost House Pictures
    Mandate Pictures
    Angry Films
    MPAA RATING
    N/A
    OFFICIAL SITES
    N/A
    DIRECTED BY
    Sam Raimi (not official)
    WRITTEN BY
    John Wyndham (novel)
    STARRING
    N/A
    PROJECT DETAILS
    • In the early stages of development.
    • Producer Sam Raimi hopes to direct, as the original was said to be one of his favorite films growing up.
    • This will be in 3D.
    • Studio Preger Entertainment also produced the 2009 mini-series.
    • Since the book there has been a movie in 1962 and a television mini-series in 1981 and again in 2009.
    • Based on the book with the same name, which was first published in 1951.
    Vanishing On 7th Street

    A mysterious, seemingly global blackout causes countless populations to simply vanish, leaving only their clothes and possessions behind. A small handful of survivors band together in a dimly-lit tavern on 7th Street, struggling to combat the apocalyptic horror. Realizing they may in fact be the last people on earth, the darkness hones in on them alone.
    CATEGORY
    Misc
    RELEASE DATE
    January 7, 2011 (VOD)
    February 18, 2011
    CURRENT STATUS
    Awaiting Release
    LANGUAGE
    English
    PRODUCED BY
    Circle of Confusion
    Forest Park
    Plum Pictures
    MPAA RATING
    R "language."
    OFFICIAL SITES
    Twitter
    Facebook
    Official Site
    DIRECTED BY
    Brad Anderson
    WRITTEN BY
    Brad Anderson
    Anthony Jaswinski
    STARRING
    John Leguizamo
    Hayden Christensen
    Thandie Newton
    Jacob Latimore
    Taylor Groothuis
    PROJECT DETAILS
    • Getting a video on-demand release in January 2011, followed by a theatrical release a month later via Magnet Releasing.
    • Screened at 2010's Toronto International Film Festival.
    • Filmed on October '09 in Detroit.
    • Hayden Christensen is playing a reporter.
    • Thandie Newton will play a desperate nurse.
    • John Leguizamo plays a subway operator.
    • Timothy Olyphant (The Crazies) and Forest Whitaker were once rumored to be attached to the project.
    • Said to be originally titled The Darkness.
    • This marks director Brad Anderson's return to horror after 2001's Session 9.

    Wicked City

    No official plot yet, but the original storyline told of a secret organization that battled twisted invading creatures from another dimension.
    CATEGORY
    Creatures | Fantasy

    RELEASE DATE
    N/A
    CURRENT STATUS
    In Development
    LANGUAGE
    English
    PRODUCED BY
    Stallion Film
    Minds Eye Entertainment
    MPAA RATING
    N/A
    OFFICIAL SITES
    N/A
    DIRECTED BY
    Mark A.Z. Dippé
    WRITTEN BY
    Mark A.Z. Dippé
    Johnny Hartman
    Hideyuki Kikuchi (book)
    STARRING
    N/A
    PROJECT DETAILS
    • Filming was hoped to begin in early '07.
    • Said to be budgeted at $50-to-$60-million.
    • Director Mark Dippe (Spawn) will also co-produce and script with Johnny Hartmann.
    • This project was originally announced back in 2006.
    • This is a live-action movie based on the original books by Hideyuki Kikuchi, which was then adapted into an anime in the late 80's an a live-action movie in the early 90's.
     
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    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]SOURCE CODE (2011)[/FONT]


    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright

    U.S. Opening Date: April 15, 2011
    [/FONT] [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] THEY SAY
    Source Code centers on a soldier (Gyllenhaal) who, as part of an experimental government program to investigate a terrorist incident, finds himself in the body of an unknown commuter living and reliving a harrowing train bombing until he can find out who is responsible for it.
    Farmiga will play a hands-on communications officer controlling Gyllenhaal as he travels through time and space. Monaghan is a woman on the train with whom the man is involved romantically.
    WE SAY
    [/FONT] [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] It’s Groundhog Day meets any recent action movie directed by Tony Scott! And it’s by the director of Moon . . .[/FONT]

     
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    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Iron Man 3 (2013)

    Starring:
    Robert Downey Jr., Luke Falconer (rumored)
    Directed by: TBA

    U.S. Opening Date: May 3rd, 2013
    [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Of course the big news regarding the third Iron Man movie is that Jon Favreau – who directed the previous two instalments – has quit the project. (He of course notified the world of this via Twitter.)
    Depending on whom you believe this was either because of Favreau complaining that Marvel wanted to throw too many superheroes and characters into the third movie or that Favreau was getting too expensive for Marvel.
    Whatever the case might be fans shouldn’t be too disgusted by the news. Favreau’s departure might be just what the franchise needed. After all, Iron Man 2 came across as a remake of the first movie as the character had to battle yet another version of himself. Time to move the characters and story ahead we say. And, yeah, too many characters will spoil the broth. Look what happened to Spider-man 3 . . .
    Anyway, this just might be good news actually. Unless they get Michael Bay to direct Iron Man 3 of course . . .
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    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Oblivion (2012)

    Starring:
    TBA
    Director: Joseph Kosinski

    U.S. Opening Date: 2012
    THEY SAY
    [/FONT] [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] In a post-apocalyptic Earth, civilization lives above the clouds and scavengers illegally collect ancient artifacts from the polluted and destroyed surface below. But when one young scavenger discovers a crashed spacecraft planetside - and a beautiful woman within - he rejoices at the find. Little does he realize that his discovery will lead him to a journey filled with romance, adventure and unimaginable danger.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] The impeccably designed and visually innovative creations of Joseph Kosinski, merging live action with purely digital elements, have quickly made him a highly sought-after commercial and feature film director. Kosinski has directed many high-end commercials, including award-winning campaigns for XBOX's Gears of War and Halo, Sony Playstation, Hummer and Chevrolet. Joe is currently in post-production for Walt Disney Studio's TRON Legacy, which is set for release in 2010.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] WE SAY[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Disney recently acquired the movie rights for this recently – but what does it mean for Kosinski’s planned Black Hole remake for the same studio? [/FONT]
     
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    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] 12th Man (2012)

    Starring:
    TBA
    Director: TBA

    U.S. Opening Date: 2012[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]
    THEY SAY:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] A man awakes aboard a dying space prison with no memory of who he is, two hours of oxygen left, and 11 of the universe’s most deadly criminals between him and the last escape pod. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Based on a screenplay by Mark Jonathan Stanley who exec produced the Coma remake. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] WE SAY:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] If they don't get Vin Diesel to star in this we want our money back!
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    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] American Reaper (2010)

    Starring:
    TBA
    Director: TBA

    U.S. Opening Date: 2012[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]
    Set in a future where identity theft leads to victims having their minds erased and replaced by those of the elderly rich seeking a second youth or by criminals and terrorists with more sinister motives. A team of special agents, known as Reapers, are formed to track down and terminate those responsible. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Based on a graphic novel by Clint Langley and Pat Mills.
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    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Cat's Cradle (2011)

    Starring:
    TBA
    Director: TBA

    U.S. Opening Date: 2012[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]
    THEY SAY:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] A dangerous substance known as Ice-Nine threatens life on Earth as we know it.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Based on the novel by Kurt Vonnegut.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] WE SAY:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Kurt Vonnegut’s wonderfully satiric novels do not translate well to the big screen so it is probably better that this movie remains stuck in production heck.
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    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Confessions of a Memory Eater (2011)

    Starring:
    TBA
    Director: TBA

    U.S. Opening Date: 2012[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]
    Once a brilliant historian with a promising academic future, Win Duncan is at a crossroads in his career when he is mysteriously summoned by Litminov, a wild but brilliant chemist from his college days. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Litminov has made millions since, and has bought a pharmaceutical company solely to develop MEM, an experimental drug that gives one the ability to recall life’s best memories with crystal clarity. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Duncan becomes a beta tester and loses himself to the most delicious moments of his past—those precious few years with his mother who died tragically when he was just a child; ecstatic sex with his wife when they first fell in love—until he discovers the dark side effects of a drug that turns the past into pornography and renders the present useless.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Based on a novel by Pagan Kennedy.
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    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Fathom (2011)

    Starring:
    Megan Fox
    Director: TBA

    U.S. Opening Date: 2011[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]
    THEY SAY:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Aspen Matthews is an amnesiac who was taken in by a naval officer and given the chance to piece together her identity; eventually she learns that she's the member of a race of aquatic humanoids who can control water. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Based on the comics by Michael Turner.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] WE SAY:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] No doubt the makers of this movie got financing with just two words: “Megan Fox in a bikini!” OK, that’s more than two, but you catch our drift . . .[/FONT]




    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Independence Day 2 (2013)

    Starring:
    Will Smith
    Director: Roland Emmerich

    U.S. Opening Date: 2013[/FONT]


    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Independence Day 3 (2014)

    Starring:
    Will Smith
    Director: Roland Emmerich

    U.S. Opening Date: 2014[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]
    Both ID4 sequels will be shot back-to-back.[/FONT]




    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Gravity (2012)

    Starring:
    Robert Downey Jr.
    Director: Alfonso Cuarón

    U.S. Opening Date: 2012[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]
    Based Robert Downey Jr. plays the leader of a team posted at a remote space station. While he and a female colleague are traveling outside the station debris from an exploding satellite kills the other team members. Now the two survivors desperately want to return to Earth.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] The movie will be directed by Alfonso Cuaron of Children of Men and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban fame who also wrote the screenplay along with his son. The film will be shot in London.
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    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Looper (2011)

    Starring:
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt
    Director: Rian Johnson

    U.S. Opening Date: 2011[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]
    Looper is set in a present-day world in which a group of hitmen are sent their victims from the future.
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    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Firestorm (2011)

    Starring:
    TBA
    Director: TBA

    U.S. Opening Date: 2011
    THEY SAY
    [/FONT] [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] When a 17-year-old boy appears on television after winning a football game, he gets some unwanted attention and pretty soon finds himself on the run along with a telepathic dog (no, not the one from A Boy and His Dog) and a female shape-shifter. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Turns out that the boy has been sent from one thousand years in the future to stop the so-called “Dark Army” (probably BP) from ecologically wrecking the Earth.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Based on a 2006 teen novel by David Klass. (The book is the first in a series called the Caretaker Trilogy.)[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] The movie is being developed by Clash of the Titans producer Basil Iwanyk.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] WE SAY[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Sounds more like the pilot for a TV series if you ask us . . .
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    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Maximum Ride (2013)

    Starring:
    TBA
    Director: Catherine Hardwicke

    U.S. Opening Date: 2013[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT] [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, the Gasman, and Angel. Six kids who are pretty normal - except that they're 98 percent human and 2 percent bird. They grew up in a lab, living like rats in cages, but now they're free. Aside, of course, from the fact that they're prime prey for Erasers - wicked wolf-like creatures created simply to destroy the flock.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Catherine Hardwicke, who directed the first Twilight movie, will direct this adaptation of the first novel in the popular series of young adult novels by James Patterson, the writer of thrillers such as Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider.[/FONT]




    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]The Hunger Games (2011)

    Starring:
    TBA
    Director: TBA

    U.S. Opening Date: 2011
    THEY SAY
    [/FONT] [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capital surrounded by twelve outlying districts. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] The Capital is harsh and cruel and keeps the other districts in line by forcing them to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight-to-the death on live TV. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] One boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and sixteen are selected by lottery to play. The winner brings riches and favor to his or her district. But that is nothing compared to what the Capital wins: one more year of fearful compliance with its rules. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her impoverished district in the Games. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] But Katniss has been close to death before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] WE SAY[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Lionsgate has picked up the movie rights to this book. Apparently the project will start filming in January 2011 even though no stars or director has been announced as yet.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]The Hunger Games is an incredible property, and it is a thrill to bring it home to Lionsgate,” Lionsgate president of motion picture production Alli Shearmur said. “This is the exactly the kind of movie I came to Lionsgate to make: youthful, exciting, smart and edgy.”[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Read our book review here and find out why we believe that The Hunger Games can be a successful movie franchise.[/FONT]




    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Mortal Engines (TBA)

    Starring:
    TBA
    Directed by: Peter Jackson

    U.S. Opening Date: TBA [/FONT] [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] THEY SAY[/FONT][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]The latest rumors have it that Peter Jackson’s next movie is going to be an adaptation of Mortal Engines, the first book in a series of sci-fi novels aimed at children aged 12 and up.[/FONT][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]According to Wikipedia the book is set in a post-apocalyptic steampunk world, ravaged in ages past by a nuclear holocaust known as the “Sixty Minute War,” which caused massive geological upheaval. [/FONT][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]To escape the earthquakes, volcanoes and other instabilities, a Nomad leader called Nikola Quercus, who changed his name to Nikolas Quirke, designed a system known as Municipal Darwinism, where entire cities essentially become immense vehicles known as Traction Cities, and must consume one another in order to maintain themselves in a world deprived of most natural resources. [/FONT][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]The main character of Mortal Engines is Tom Natsworthy, a fifteen-year old orphan who is pushed out of London by the man he most admires and must seek answers in the perilous Out-Country, aided by one girl and the memory of another.[/FONT][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]“Reeve's prose is sweeping and cinematic,” one reviewer said of the books. “He deftly weaves in social commentary on the perils of both war and consumerism.” [/FONT][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]By the way, the title is a quotation from William Shakespeare’s Othello: “And O you mortal engines whose rude throats / Th'immoral Jove's dread clamors counterfeit...” The four books in the series are Mortal Engines (2001), Predator's Gold, Infernal Devices, and A Darkling Plain (2006) as well as the prequel Fever Crumb. The series is known as the Hungry City Chronicles in the States.[/FONT][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]A Jackson spokesman did not confirm or deny that Mortal Engines will be Jackson’s next project and that Weta Workshops are already working on designs for the giant mobile cities. “Any comment should come from Peter,” the spokesman said.[/FONT][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Jackson apparently bought the rights to the novels quite a while back.[/FONT][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]WE SAY[/FONT][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]In Hollywood you’re only as good as your last movie, which is bad news for Peter Jackson. His adaptation of The Lovely Bones may appear to be the sort of drama that shouldn’t cost too much money to make. After all, it is a drama about a girl who is brutally killed by a serial killer and then watches from heaven how her friends and family cope with their grief over her murder. [/FONT][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Only problem is that Jackson spent a fortune on creating a CGI heaven for the movie and the project is said to have cost in excess of $100 million – usually the sort of budget spent on blockbusters. The Lovely Bones is however meant to be a “prestige” project that will attract awards and critical acclaim. Critics however hate the movie with a passion and it is unlikely to win any Oscars for the Bearded One.[/FONT][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]So what does this mean? Probably nothing. Will Hollywood still throw huge amounts of cash at the maker of Lord of the Rings? Or will a voice in the back of their heads go, “Listen, didn’t this guy direct The Lovely Bones and doesn’t this whole story sound suspiciously a lot like The Golden Compass, an expensive flop also based on a children’s fantasy novel?[FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]To be honest we’re more excited about Temeraire, the other project Jackson is rumored to be working on right now, which is about an alternate reality in which the Napoleonic Wars were fought by dragon riders. This is something which Jackson’s WETA outfit probably has down right pat now that they have done the effects for James Cameron’s Avatar . . .[/FONT][/FONT]
     
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    Temeraire (TBA)

    Starring:
    TBA
    Directed by: Peter Jackson

    U.S. Opening Date: TBA

    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] THEY SAY
    Movie directed by Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings, King Kong) based on the Temeraire series of fantasy novels by author Naomi Novik.
    The series is set during an alternate history version of the Napoleonic Wars, in which dragons not only exist but are used as a staple of aerial warfare in Asia and Europe. The dragons of the story are portrayed as sentient and intelligent, capable of logical thought and human speech.
    The series centers primarily on events involving Temeraire (the titular dragon) and his handler, Will Laurence. The first book of the series centers on how Laurence, formerly a Captain in the Royal Navy, becomes Temeraire's handler, and their early training in preparation for battles against Napoleon's aerial fleet.
    The training of Temeraire and Laurence is rushed so that their unit can assist the navy in preventing a French invasion while the veteran dragon units are sent to assist in the Battle of Trafalgar. Accordingly, the British win that engagement, although Horatio Nelson survives, one of the deviations from our history the series takes. Rather than a tactical blunder, Trafalgar turns out to be a Napoleonic ploy to leave Britain vulnerable to the world's first aerial assault . . .
    Incidentally, to confuse matters the first book in the series was published as His Majesty's Dragon in the States and as Temeraire in the UK. Since the book’s publication four sequels - Throne of Jade (2006), Black Powder War (2006), Empire of Ivory (2007) and Victory of Eagles (2008) – followed. The author divulged at a book signing that the fantasy / alternate history series will consist of nine books in all. - Source: Wikipedia

    WE SAY
    Peter Jackson quietly acquired the movie rights to all the Temeraire books – both published and unpublished – in 2006 and went on to direct . . . The Lovely Bones!
    However now that Lovely Bones has wrapped up and is set for a December 2009 release date, Internet speculation is rife again that Temeraire is going to be Jackson’s next project as director. That is, if his work as producer on the Rings “prequel” The Hobbit isn’t going to keep him too busy. (The Hobbit by the way is definitely going ahead now that New Line studio has settled its legal issues with the Tolkien estate over the profits for the Lord of the Rings movies.)
    Time will tell if Jackson will actually get round to directing Temeraire. But we can easily picture Jackson directing a three-hour long epic about dragons in the Napoleonic era, a sort of Eragon meets Master & Commander. (Or maybe not . . .)
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    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Forever War (TBA)

    Starring:
    TBA
    Director: Ridley Scott

    U.S. Opening Date: TBA[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]
    THEY SAY[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Based on the Hugo and Nebula award-winning novel by Joe Haldeman first published in 1974. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]The book tells the story of a conflict between humanity and the alien Taurans. Humans first bumped heads with the Taurans when we began using collapsars to travel the stars. Although the collapsars provide nearly instantaneous travel across vast distances, the relativistic speeds associated with the process means that time passes slower for those aboard ship. For William Mandella, a physics student drafted as a soldier, that means more than 27 years will have passed between his first encounter with the Taurans and his homecoming, though he himself will have aged only a year. When Mandella finds that he can't adjust to Earth after being gone so long from home, he re-enlists, only to find himself shuttled endlessly from battle to battle as the centuries pass.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]This will be director Ridley Scott's first science fiction movie in more than a quarter of century. (Blade Runner was in 1982 and Alien in 1979.)[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT] [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Source: Amazon.com
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    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] WE SAY[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Despite director Ridley Scott declaring that an adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World starring Leonardo diCaprio will “definitely be what I do next after Nottingham, the Robin Hood film (with Russell Crowe),” it would seem that he is putting off Brave New World in favor of another sci-fi book, namely Joe Haldeman’s celebrated 1974 novel.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]“I first pursued The Forever War 25 years ago, and the book has only grown more timely and relevant since,” Scott said in an interview. “It's a science-fiction epic, a bit of The Odyssey by way of Blade Runner, built upon a brilliant, disorienting premise.”[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Scott has got that right. It is an action-packed thought-provoking novel, one of those books that prove that there is more to science fiction than just spaceship battles and droids. Haldeman did military service in Vietnam and the novel is largely held to be a wider metaphor for the alienation that many Vets felt returning to America after the war. In Haldeman’s novel time passes much slower for the protagonist than it does back on Earth, meaning that centuries have passed back on Earth in the few months the novel’s hero spends in space fighting aliens. The culture shock he experiences upon returning to Earth again is profound.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]The Forever War is justly considered a modern science fiction classic and deservedly won both the Hugo and Nebula awards. As you might have guessed by now it is definitely one of our favorite novels here at the Sci-Fi Movie Page. The mere thought that Scott – a stunning visualist whose Alien and Blade Runner redefined the genre on screen – actually intends filming it makes us want to literally pee in our pants out of sheer excitement.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]However these are early days. Just like Brave New World, Forever War might never get made at all. Even though Fox 2000 has acquired the rights to the novel on behalf of Scott, a writer to adapt a screenplay has yet to be found. No casting has been announced either.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Besides, any Hollywood movie that has to explain Einsteinian relativity to popcorn gulping audiences who merely want to see stuff get blown up real good has got its work cut out for itself. Also, Hollywood execs who has to bankroll it might also blanch at the idea of a depressed central protagonist and the idea of an onscreen future in which homosexuality is the norm because the Earth government is encouraging it so as to prevent overpopulation . . . (There is after all a reason why so few genuinely intelligent sci-fi movies actually get made by Hollywood and unimaginative and derivative dreck such as Eragon and Babylon A.D. do get made.)[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]In the meantime there is still the novel, and if you haven’t yet read it, then do yourself the favor today. It is a sci-fi classic.[/FONT]
     
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    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Foundation (2011)

    Starring:
    TBA
    Director: Roland Emmerich

    U.S. Opening Date: 2011[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]
    THEY SAY[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Roland Emmerich will direct a movie based on the Foundation series of novels by Isaac Asimov. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]The Foundation novels are a series of tales set so far in the future that Earth is all but forgotten by humans who live in a vast Galactic Empire throughout the galaxy. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Yet all is not well with this empire. Its vast size is crippling to it. In particular, the administrative planet, honeycombed and tunnelled with offices and staff, is vulnerable to attack or breakdown. The only person willing to confront this imminent catastrophe is Hari Seldon, a psychohistorian and mathematician. Seldon can scientifically predict the future, and it doesn't look pretty: a new Dark Age is scheduled to send humanity into barbarism in 500 years. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]He concocts a scheme to save the knowledge of the race in an Encyclopedia Galactica. But this project will take generations to complete, and who will take up the torch after him? The first Foundation trilogy (Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation) won a Hugo Award in 1965 for "Best All-Time Series". Amazon.com
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    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] WE SAY[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]There is a certain irony, which Hollywood is probably too dumb to get, in the fact that the director of some of the stupidest science fiction movies ever made (Independence Day! Godzilla!) would adapt one of the smartest science fiction novels ever written![/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Anyway, word has it that Sony's Columbia Pictures has won a bidding war for the Isaac Asimov series of Foundation books, beating out Warner Bros. bidding for Alex Proyas to direct and Fox bidding for producer Vince Gerardis, who first worked on developing the film.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Why this sudden bidding war for a batch of novels which basically have been around since the 1940s? We don’t know either. But the whirring sound you hear is no doubt Asimov himself who has been spinning in his grave since 2004 when Hollywood completely missed the point behind his I, Robot stories and screwed them up (sorry: there is no other way to put it).[/FONT]
     
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    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Hyperion Cantos (TBA)

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    TBA
    Directed by: TBA

    U.S. Opening Date: TBA

    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [​IMG]THEY SAY
    Producer Graham King has acquired the film rights to Dan Simmons' Hyperion Cantos books and it will go into production next year for Warner Bros. No news yet on casting, budget, director, etc.
    There are in fact four novels in Simmons' series, namely Hyperion (1989), The Fall of Hyperion (1990), Endymion (1996) and The Rise of Endymion (1997).
    The plot? It is the 29th century and the universe of the Human Hegemony is under threat. Invasion by the warlike Ousters looms, and the mysterious schemes of the secessionist AI TechnoCore bring chaos ever closer.
    On the eve of disaster, with the entire galaxy at war, seven pilgrims set fourth on a final voyage to the legendary Time Tombs on Hyperion, home to the Shrike, a lethal creature, part god and part killing machine, whose powers transcend the limits of time and space. The pilgrims have resolved to die before discovering anything less that the secrets of the universe itself.
    Trevor Sands will adapt the first two books in the series into one screenplay.
    [/FONT] WE SAY
    According to Amazon.com Simmons' books draw on the works of Keats and provide "a uniquely intelligent and literary approach with cutting edge science, compelling characterization and edge-of-your-seat excitement." We couldn't have put it better ourselves.
    Along with anything by Ian Banks and Peter F. Hamilton's Night's Dawn trilogy, Simmons' Hyperion Cantos has to count among our favorite sci-fi of the past decade or so. That Hollywood would to change it into a movie is good news as Hollywood tends to neglect good sci-fi novels in favor of, well, felgercarb.
    Worrisome though is the mention in the press release that the first two books will be made into one screenplay. Does that mean it's going to be one movie as well? Simmons' books are quite complex and to merely strip two of them down to the running length of one movie would be a dire mistake.
    To be honest we've always felt that Simmons' books would make for a great mini- or TV series. Okay, an expensive one, but the only way really to do the books justice.
    In the meantime, check out Simmons' book so that come 2010 you can complain about how Hollywood made a mess of them. At 1 700 plus pages you might have finished them if you start right now . . . (don't worry: they're worth every minute, really).
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    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking (2012)

    Starring:
    Vin Diesel, Joel William Gonzales, Karl Urban
    Directed by: David Twohy

    U.S. Opening Date: 2012
    [/FONT] [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]THEY SAY[/FONT][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick (Vin Diesel) fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction.[/FONT][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]WE SAY[/FONT][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Third Riddick movie starring Vin Diesel as an intergalactic bad ass. (Chronicles of Riddick was the 2004 sequel to 2000’s Pitch Black, the sci-fi actioner that first brought Vin Diesel to the attention of mainstream audiences.) David Twohy who wrote and directed the two films have also written the screenplay for the Chronicles of Riddick sequel.[/FONT][/FONT][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Pitch Black was a taut Alien clone set on a planet where nasty flying alien beasties that live underground come to the planet’s surface to feed on a stranded spaceship crew. The movie first brought Vin Diesel to the attention of moviegoers everywhere and, let’s say it here: he was pretty good as the movie’s bad ass anti-hero![/FONT][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]The 2004 sequel Chronicles of Riddick was a bloated mess that wanted to be the new Dune and OD’ed on CGI in the process. It also underperformed at the box office.[/FONT][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Diesel’s career in the meantime floundered and the lousy Babylon A.D. was a definite low point. But then the fourth Fast & Furious movie did fantastic at the box office and suddenly Diesel was hot again.[/FONT][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]To make box office sense any Riddick movie will have to be a cheaper production than 2004’s Chronicles of Riddick, which might be a good thing: to bring the character back to its roots again as director Twohy wrote on his blog a while back.[/FONT][/FONT]
     
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    Mad Max 4: Fury Road (2012)

    Starring:
    Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron
    Directed by: George Miller

    U.S. Opening Date: TBA 2012

    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] THEY SAY
    According to the Australian Daily Telegraph, preproduction is to start immediately on Mad Max 4: Fury Road. Filming will take 30 weeks in Sydney, Australia as well as the Outback NSW and will be completed by beginning June 2010.
    The entire project will take two-and-a-half years to complete and the movie will most likely be released in summer of 2012.
    Rumors had it that Aussie actor Sam Worthington would star in the film alongside Charlize Theron. (Worthington starred in the recent Terminator Salvation. His next two movies are James Cameron’s upcoming Avatar and next year’s Clash of the Titans remake.)
    Since then it was announced that British actor Tom Hardy got the role.
    Tom Hardy appeared in movies such as Guy Ritchie's RocknRolla, Layer Cake, Bronson and Sucker Punch amongst others. Genre fans will however most likely remember Hardy as Praetor Shinzon, the human clone of Jean-Luc Picard in 2002’s ill-fated Star Trek: Nemesis outing. See article below.)
    George Miller who directed the previous Mad Max movies will direct Mad Max 4: Fury Road. The previous movies were Mad Max (1979), Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) – all of them filmed in Australia.
    The movie is expected to generate hundreds of jobs for the local Australian movie industry.
    Director Miller (also Australian) is expected to produce his Happy Feet sequel in Sydney, Australia).
    Mel Gibson turned 53 this year and is probably considered to be old to return as Max although early Internet rumors had it that the sequel will be a case of Son of Mad Max – so maybe there will be a cameo appearance in there for him – who knows?
    [/FONT] WE SAY
    Why make a new Mad Max movie? The Road Warrior was The. Greatest. Action. Movie. Ever. It can’t be bettered, something sadly illustrated by the last movie in the franchise, namely the lame 1985 Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. We don’t need another sequel!
    Well, the good news is that George Miller will direct the new movie (Miller even gave Happy Feet an edge – check out the existential scenes of Happy in zoo captivity and the dancing penguin’s Darwinian struggle for survival). If Miller can refrain from putting in any crappy Tina Turner pop songs things might work out . . . who knows?
     
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    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Star Trek 2 (2012)

    Starring:
    Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin (TBC)
    Director: J.J. Abrams (TBC)

    U.S. Opening Date: June 29th, 2012[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]
    Is it Star Trek 2 or Star Trek XII? [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Well, considering that the 2008 “reboot” was so blatantly aimed at attracting newcomers to the franchise instead of appealing to old-timers, I’d bet good money that Paramount will settle for Star Trek 2 as a title for this as-yet-untitled sequel to J.J. Abrams’ 2008 Star Trek flick. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] (The recent sequel to Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake was titled Halloween II even though there already was a Halloween II made in 1981 and it was actually the 355th Halloween movie to be made . . .)[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Only a few things are certain right now: [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] (a) Star Trek 2 will get made because it was one of 2008’s biggest (and most unexpected) box office hits, which did good business when positive word of mouth lured non-Trekkies to cinemas to check it out. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] (b) Robert Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof, the Lost and Fringe regulars, are currently working on a screenplay.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] The rest – that the villains will be Klingons, etc. - is pure speculation . . . for now.[/FONT]
     
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    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Superman: The Man of Steel (2012)

    Starring:
    TBA
    Director: Zack Snyder

    U.S. Opening Date: 2012[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]
    THEY SAY[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Super-powered Clark Kent has traveled the world for years as a journalist trying to find his place in the world. Arriving in Metropolis, he realizes his place and potential as the world's greatest hero: Superman. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] An immediate hero, he soon comes across the path of Lex Luthor, a business mogul who owns almost all of Metropolis through corrupt and illegal methods with the help of crime syndicate Intergang. Their battle is soon disrupted by the dramatic appearance of an alien ship and Brainiac, a rogue alien super computer who has come in search of an all powerful crystal. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] He recognizes Superman as the owner of the crystal revealing his origin as an alien and holds the world to ransom in exchange for the crystal. Superman must find the strength to defeat Brainiac by using the full extent of his powers, will and hope for humanity and discover his true origins to become the greatest hero of them all.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] WE SAY[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] A reboot of Superman produced by Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan that will ignore the events of Superman Returns, the summer 2006 action-adventure. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Screenplay will be by David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, Blade) and Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300) will direct.[/FONT]
     
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    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Hiding In Time (2010)

    Starring:
    TBA
    Director: TBA

    U.S. Opening Date: TBA 2010[/FONT] [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]
    THEY SAY[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]The story is set in a not-too-distant future in which the Witness Protection Program uses time travel to relocate high-value witnesses in the past for safe keeping. When the program is compromised, a government scientist must travel back through the greatest moments in history to help a master thief rescue his old crew from the assassins sent back by their former employer.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Based on the Image Shadowline comic book series Hiding in Time by Christopher Long.
    [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] WE SAY[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Intriguing concept. Then again, we’re just suckers for a good time travel story. This project is being developed by Warner Bros. The comic book series it will be based on only ran three issues.[/FONT]
     
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    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Downstream (2009)

    Starring:
    Jonathon Trent, Elizabeth Roberts, Jonno Roberts, Lenny von Dohlen, Mickey Jones, Frederick Bartholomew
    Director: Simone Bartesaghi, Philip Kim

    U.S. Opening Date: TBA[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]
    THEY SAY[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]The future of America, when the world runs out of oil . . .[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Wes Keller is a young man living in a world where oil has collapsed, the food supply has been wiped out, and cancer rates for women have skyrocketed, depleting the female population. In a barbaric environment where bio fuel, batteries, bullets and people are currency and marauders roam free, Wes tries to escape to a mythical world run on cold fusion "Plutopia", a place that may only exist in the mind. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]The bill is due. Downstream is a view of the not-so-distant future. We follow a young man (everyone's son) as he pays the price for society's decadence.
    [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] WE SAY[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]We just looove post-apocalyptic movies in which the hero gets to wear a long black coat![/FONT]
     
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    Battle: Los Angeles (2011)

    http://www.battlela.com/

    Starring:
    Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Michael Pena, Bridget Moynahan, Adetokumboh M'Cormack, Ne-Yo, Ramon Rodriguez, Taylor Handley, Cory Hardrict, Jadin Gould, Bryce Cass, Joey King
    Director: Jonathan Liebesman

    U.S. Opening Date: March 11th, 2011[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]
    THEY SAY[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Battle: Los Angeles revolves around a Marine staff sergeant (Eckhart) and his new platoon's battle against an alien invasion on the streets of Los Angeles. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Rodriguez will play Corporal Adriana Santos, a member of a radio battalion. Pena plays the father of a boy the Marines find along the way, and Moynahan plays a veterinarian.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] It will be directed by South African-born Jonathan Liebesman (The Killing Room, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning) and based on a spec screenplay by Chris Bertolini (General’s Daughter).[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Ironically the movie is being filmed in Louisiana . . .
    [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] WE SAY[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Aaron Eckhart – action hero? It must be the chin . . .[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]The 40-year-old Eckhart has come a long way since he feared being typecast as a misogynist psychopath in The Company in Men back in 1997. Why, this year he played an, um, vengeful psychopath in The Dark Knight (Two Face).[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Anyway, it sounds all very Cloverfield (or Aliens set in L.A. if you’re an older cineaste), but we just looove that title. Very, very B-movie. Sounds like something John Carpenter would have directed in his down-on-his-luck straight-to-video days. Come to think of it, what did happen to Carpenter? Come back, Mr. Carpenter, all is forgiven and we have a script for you![/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]In case you were wondering what John Carpenter is doing nowadays, he is actually currently working on Scared Straight starring Nicolas Cage (then again, Cage stars in everything nowadays). The movie appears to be a remake of Con Air basically. IMDb.com describes the plot as follows: "As part of the crime-prevention program Scared Straight, a governor's delinquent son is sent to prison for what's to be a short period of time. While behind bars, however, the kid is taken hostage during a riot, forcing a lifer (Cage) to come to his aid." The movie is scheduled for 2009. Carpenter also has two horror movies in the pipeline (obviously), namely LA Gothic (2008) and The Prince (2010).[/FONT]
     
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    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] The Days Before (TBA)

    Starring:
    TBA
    Director: TBA

    U.S. Opening Date: TBA[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]
    THEY SAY[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]This sci-fi action story will centre on aliens invading Earth by travelling backwards through time and wiping out humanity - yesterday by yesterday - while one man stays a yesterday ahead of them, trying to convince the world that the end is coming again.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] WE SAY[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Mmmm. Interesting premise. Might just work (we’re just suckers for time travel tales).[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Incidentally the movie will be based on a spec script by Chad St. John, Warner Bros. has acquired the rights and has set up the project with Gianni Nunnari (300) at his Hollywood Gang shingle.[/FONT]
     
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    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] Iron Sky (2010)
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    http://www.ironsky.net/[FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]
    Starring:
    Julia Dietze, Klaus Adler
    Director: Timo Vuorensola

    U.S. Opening Date: TBA 2010[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT] [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] THEY SAY [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT] Towards the end of World War II the staff of SS officer Hans Kammler made a significant breakthrough in anti-gravity.
    From a secret base built in the Antarctic, the first Nazi spaceships were launched in late ‘45 to found the military base Schwarze Sonne (Black Sun) on the dark side of the Moon. This base was to build a powerful invasion fleet and return to take over the Earth once the time was right.
    Now it’s 2018, the Nazi invasion is on its way and the world is goose-stepping towards its doom.
    Iron Sky is a science fiction comedy being produced by Energia Productions, Blind Spot Pictures and Cinet and co-produced by 27 Films. At the moment, the team is finalizing the script, working to gather a top-notch production team, and are looking for second-round financing.

    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] WE SAY[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Nazi invaders from the moon! What’s not to like? We sincerely hope that Messrs. Vuorensola, Hukkanen and Puskala get their second round of financing and get this movie made! We will pay good money to see it![/FONT]​
     
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    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] The Zero Theorem (TBA)

    Starring:
    Billy Bob Thornton
    Director: Terry Gilliam

    U.S. Opening Date: TBA[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]
    THEY SAY[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Based on a screenplay by Pat Rushin, The Zero Theorem is a sci-fi western thriller largely set in a church laboratory. Billy Bob Thornton will be playing an ingenious recluse who, while working on a mysterious project, tries to answer the really big questions of life. Some of the science fiction elements include a virtual psychiatrist that runs on a computer screen; cyber-suits that enable voyages into virtual the soul; a legion of clones that don't appear to be clones after all, if you look at them on DNA level.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] - Source: Planet Origo[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] WE SAY[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Few Hollywood directors have had a career as frustrating as that of Terry Gilliam whose oeuvre includes quirky and brilliant efforts such as Brazil, Time Bandits and The Fisher King amongst others. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Unfortunately his offbeat sensibilities have brought him into conflict with Hollywood money bosses. Most of his movies are simply too weird for mainstream tastes and they end up being box office disappointments. Also, his most recent efforts (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Brothers Grimm) can be described as “diluted” Gilliam at best. One would like to think that his recent movies are disappointing because of creative interference by nervous suits, but deep down one suspects that Gilliam may have lost his touch altogether.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]The Zero Theorem might however prove us wrong. Hopefully.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]Insiders who have read the screenplay think that the screenplay is so uncommercial (read: excellent) that it is absolutely amazing that the project is getting made at all![/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]“I really can’t believe this was given the green light,” writes slashfilm.com. “I’m absolutely ecstatic that it was, but still utterly shocked – the budget must be very reasonable. To put it simply, this was a smart and unpredictable screenplay that will not only require intelligence on the part of everybody in the cast and crew, but the audience will also be expected to switch on and fire all cylinders too. Are they going to be prepared to do that? I think they’ll be thankful for the opportunity.”[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman] [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Times New Roman]So here’s crossing our fingers. Zero Theorem just might be the Terry Gilliam film that we have been hoping for all these years.[/FONT]
     
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    I think it's cool that a big movie company has finally recreated the U.F.O. event that really happened 1942. Reports back then said that a handful of people died because of the falling projectiles that bounced off of the strange object that floated over the city.
    B-movie director Ed Wood used that incident as inspiration for his film PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE.
     

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