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New Judge Dredd movie

14 Aug 2010

Source Empire.com

[[Judge Dredd]] fans can rejoice there is a serious and gritty film version of the comic book in the making and [[Karl  Urban]] has been confirmed for the leading role. Producers Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich confirmed the film at [[Comic Con]].

“The main thing about Dredd is that it’s a fantastic comic that was completely messed up 20 years ago," said Macdonald. "Our idea is to make a very hard, R-rated, gritty, realistic movie of Dredd in Megacity, so we’ve got to get the tone right. He’s not going to take off his helmet. His bike is going to feel real. He’s going to hit people and it’s going to feel real."

"There’s been a change in comic-book movies; they were treated unseriously and now they’re treated seriously. We’ve cast a guy called Karl Urban to play Dredd. We’ll be shooting in Johannesburg, it’s being directed by Pete Travis, we’re shooting with the people who did District 9 – and if we get it right, Alex has a couple of ideas for other stories as well. It’s not based on any one comic, and John Wagner is involved in every decision."

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Torchwood update

06 Aug 2010

[[Torchwoods]] second life with cable [[STARZ]] channels keeps going forward with more positive news as this article from Airlock Alpha points out.

Jane Espenson, John Shiban To Write 'Torchwood'

It's going to be hard to top the "Children of Earth" miniseries BBC aired last year, so Russell T. Davies is looking to some of America's finest writers to help him get the fourth season of "Torchwood" off the ground for Starz!
Among those joining Davies in the "Doctor Who" spinoff's writing room are genre favorites Jane Espenson and John Shiban, who will each get an episode when the series resumes production later this year, according to Maureen Ryan of The Chicago Tribune.

Complete story at Airlockalpha.com

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Disney heads to OBLIVION

06 Aug 2010

Disney has snapped up the rights to Trons Legacy directors Graphic Novel Oblivion

Last year, Radical Publishing signed a deal with "Tron Legacy" director Joseph Kosinski to develop "Oblivion" as an illustrated novel in addition to picking up the movie rights. And while the project was initially signed without a studio attached, "Oblivion" has found a home in Hollywood.
Disney has snapped up the film rights to "Oblivion," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Reportedly, the studio was interested in keeping Kosinski "in the Disney fold" considering that he is directing the hotly anticipated "Tron Legacy," which will debut in December.

Complete story at MTV

Brief description of the novel
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 dan

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New Battlestar webisodes about the Cylon Wars

31 Jul 2010

Source Blastr.com

There will be a new Battlestar series but this time on the web. There will be about 10 - 10 minute webisodes of the series that is suppose to boast high tech effects.  This will be a post series epic about a young Adama and Cylon war. The webisodoes are suppose to bring to light the true horror of wars especially ground combat. It will be interesting to see the end results. As a big BSG fan of both the original and the remake I will of course keep my eye on the the whens and wheres this will happen and blog back when I hear anything.

"Blood & Chrome" would consist of nine or 10 episodes of nine or 10 minutes each, and it would make use of cutting-edge digital technology and special effects to depict the Cylon War. If it is greenlit to production, it will be filmed using green screens and virtual sets, not unlike Syfy's "Sanctuary" or James Cameron's "Avatar." Before "Battlestar Galactica" ended, high-tech scans were made of all the show's sets, so that the special-effects team will be able to re-create them (possibly even in 3D).

Read full article at BLASTR

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Dr Who news and rumors including a message from The Dr and Amy

20 Jul 2010

As the season finale looms just a couple of days away here in the states. With the Dr trapped by every one of his enemies from the beginning of the series to now. And the Tardis about to blow and cause the biggest bang in history that rips the fabric of time and space spelling the end of everything including life the big question is. Will Matt Smith leaving already or is this just sensationalism as usual. Well  following the rabbit hole of tabloid tunnels he may be hanging on for at least one more season or longer. According to a recent BLASTR article British tabloid says Matt Smith plans to leave Doctor Who that quotes a couple of lines from the Sun . Mr Smith is thinking of jumping Tardis for greener pastures of Hollywood. Where all good time lords retire from BBC TV it looks like ( that is just sarcasm for the literal at heart).

The actor is currently filming this year's Christmas special with Karen Gillan, who plays his sidekick Amy Pond, and opera star Katherine Jenkins.

He will then go straight into production on the new series, which will air next year.

But a pal said: "Matt plans to quit after the next series.

"He is eager to try new things and thinks Hollywood beckons."

Read more: The Sun
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