There are some videos as well as still shots from the teleporting-mutant movie Jumper with Samuel L. Jackson and Hayden Christensen, which comes out in a couple of weeks. Jackson twirls a mean taser! I wonder if he learned that by playing with lightsabers.
2007 must have been good for sci-fi, because the only genre films to get Razzie nods were known crudfests Ghost Rider (Nicolas Cage, Worst Actor,) Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (Jessica Alba, Worst Actress, Worst Screen Couple with three of her co-stars, including Hayden Christiansen for Awake and F4′s Ioan Gruffudd.) and Alien vs. Predator: Requiem (Worst Prequel or Sequel, Worst Excuse for a Horror Movie.) And let’s not forget poor Orlando Bloom (Worst Supporting Actor) in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. Cinematical has the full list.
- Come fall, you’ll be able to unleash the Cloverfield monster on your unsuspecting toy collection.
- At Sundance, Bill Pullman is down with Grand Moff Tarkin.
- Oni is offering a 23-page preview of their Jumper’s comic-book.
- Head on over to NCC-1701.com for some Trek viral goodness.
- William Hurt talks Hulk, Iron Man.
- Eye Candy: Prince Caspian pictures!
Not much detail, but plenty of pictures for the Hayden-lovers. Fair warning: It’s posted at ohnotheydidnt, Livejournal’s lowest-common-denominator celebrity gossip comm, so don’t read the comments if you value your sanity.
My sanity is already shot, so I read far enough to find that Just Jared also has pictures.
According to AICN, MIT LSC will be holding a free sneak preview of Jumper on Wednesday January 16th. Following the screening, a discussion panel about the film and the the physics of teleportation with star Hayden Christensen, director Doug Liman and physics professors Max Tegmark and Edward Farhi.
JoBlo is reporting that Hayden Christensen has been cast as the lead in the film adaption of William Gibson’s Neuromancer. Could be a smart move for him (contingent on the success of Jumper) assuming they don’t pull a Dark is Rising with the script. And that it’s all not just wishful thinking, of course.
- Looks like the Toronto lightsaber fight was a hit!
- The New York Jedi made an appeance at last weekend’s Big Apple Comic Book Convention.
- George Lucas among those who spoke up for Oz Munchkins after they were denied star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- Video: Hayden Christensen’s appearance on The View. He’s promoting his latest film, Awake.
IN THE NEWS
- Discovery declared safe for re-entry.
- George Lucas received the Irving M. Levin award earlier this week. We’ve known about the award for some time, but hardcore Lucas-watchers will appreciate this report from the event.
- Fractal Matter posts the second part of their Rick McCallum interview.
- Video: Buckingham Palace greets Saudi king with the Imperial March. Snicker.
- TK-7602′s step-by-step on the making of the Jabba puppet. Hey, you never know when you’re going to need a crime lord.
- Brad Pitt and Maddox Jolie-Pitt had a Star Wars Halloween.
- Mad offices home to Star Wars pinball machine.
- Carrie Fisher’s 30 Rock appearance is now online.
- Hayden Christensen signs on to Beast of Bataan, while Natalie Portman now has a two-year production deal.
- The Void interviews Dave Prowse.
- Merchandise: Star Wars ‘costume’ t-shirts at Urban Outfitters Folks, this really will not make you cool. No, it won’t.
- This wee felt Leia pin (among others) might, though.
ONE FOR THE ROAD
- Top ten other things that Han shot that didn’t shoot at him first. Warning: Bitter fanboy. But a mildly amusing bitter fanboy!
Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen in Episode II: Attack of the Clones have been voted as having the least convincing chemistry of on-screen couples by film fans.
No way! With dialog like, “I don’t like sand. It’s coarse and irritating and it gets everywhere. Everything here is soft and smooth,” who could believe that? I bet ladies everywhere are waiting for guys to use that line on them.