New article on starwars.com today: World-Building: An Interview with Brian Gernand, the Practical Model Supervisor for Revenge of the Sith.
Leonardo DiCaprio claims he was offered the part of Anakin Skywalker, which will surprise no one who’s seen all those damn commercials for The Aviator – he could be Jack Lloyd’s older brother. However, he’s also, well, Leonardo DiCaprio, which means he looks like a troll on growth hormones. Thank you, Leo, for choosing to make
crap fine films like The Beach instead.
An unfinished version of Joss Whedon’s Serenity was screened for a test audience earlier this week. Darkworlds has a positive but sadly spoiler-free take; One Whedonesque thread has a few juicy bits; another keeps to technical details. Even Ain’t it Cool News isn’t dishing anything major. People really, really love this film and are actually unwilling to spoil major plot points. Shocking!
A familiar face is joining Stargate SG-1. Also mentioned: the new Battlestar Galactica will be joining SG-1 and Atlantis on Friday nights.
Ursula K. LeGuin isn’t so fond of the director of Sci-Fi’s Earthsea miniseries claiming they’ve been faithful to the intentions of her novels.
The mini is being roundly bashed by fans as well, with a fervor I haven’t seen since TNT
butchered adapted Mists of Avalon.
Dark chocolate M&Ms? It’s all my dreams come true! There’s something about Return of the Sith tie-ins, too.
This time? It’s a go, Kevin Smith is secretly working on a pilot, and Mark Hamill’s involved. Riiight.
THQ Wireless is teaming up with Lucasfilm to bring Star Wars to cell phones:
Fans worldwide can interact with and personalize their mobile phones with Star Wars-themed mobile games and ringtones such as the Imperial March, one of the most recognizable themes in movie history. In addition, THQ Wireless is expected to offer video clips, screensavers and wallpapers featuring famous characters and images from the Star Wars saga. Now the Force can be with you — literally everywhere.
Rebelscum has a scan of the ROTS adaption cover art. It’s by Dave Dorman, who I can’t recall seeing for a while. Extremely picky artist types will note the faces are slightly off, giving Anakin and Padme that Young Jedi Knights look.