NarniaWeb reports that Liam Neeson could be the voice of Aslan in WETA’s adaption of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. The source of the rumor is AICN and there’s no official proof, but with the film’s December release fast approaching there’s little doubt that someone must be filling the role. Neeson is as good a guess as any!
Not much going on – fandom as a whole is too busy speculating on next week’s new Harry Potter, we expect.
There’s also an announcement of the latest Hyperspace feature – an ‘audiocast’ – interviews, event coverage, and archival audio. No dates, but it’s “coming soon.”
And finally, Douglas Brown of the Denver Post explores our need for modern heros.
Only six weeks ’till JadeCon!
E’s Kristin on what shows Buffyverse alums are doing now. We’ve all probably seen the commercials for David Boreanaz’s Bones, but did you know that Nicholas Brendan is part of Bradley Cooper’s (Alias) supporting cast on Kitchen Confidential?
Personally, I’m informally refusing to go see Spielberg’s War of the Worlds in the theatre because Tom Cruise is insane. (Although mostly it’s because I’m cheap and lazy and already spent too much time in the theatre watching ROTS.) You can’t hold an actor’s Scientology-induced dementia against H.G. Wells, but you can read the entire text of the original War of the Worlds online for free, since it’s out of copyright. Dark Horse, the folks who bring us SW comics, are also getting in on the public domain action with an eComic adaption. This book cover collection of the various editions of the sci-fi classic is also worth a peak. For a more classically flavored take on the definitive alien-invasion tale, I’d also recommend Alan Moore’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 2.
For those inclined towards a more modern era of WOTW, War of the Worlds Invasion: The Historical Perspective is a great resource for info on Orson Welles’ infamous 1938 radio broadcast, as well as many other adaptions and historical information. They even have a blog.
Word on the street is that the next Spider-Man film will have four villains. Four! Have we learned nothing from the downfall of the 90’s Bat-movies? And didn’t Daredevil have double-villain action as well? You don’t want to go there.
USA Today reports that the Revenge of the Sith DVD is expected to be in stores as on November 8th. Is that early? It seems early. But you can’t expect LFL to pass up a holiday release…
Gary Kurtz is at it again. More stuff from his personal stash of Star Wars memorabilia will be going up for auction.
Yes. One of Luke’s lightsabers is expected to fetch $100,000.
Check out the Profiles in History website for more information on your chance to own a piece of history.
Trailer for Peter Jackson’s King Kong is out. I’m not quite sure what to think, really. I always thought King Kong was kinda dumb. But the trailer is actually good. Dilemma!
The man made me not want to smack around hobbits, and now he’s going to make me like King Kong! DAMN YOU PETER JACKSON!
New member of Parliament claims to be a Jedi. I have trouble believing people are actually serious about this kind of thing. The census thing was a joke, folks. Joke. Not serious.
Oh well. As long as he doesn’t start ranting off about pharmaceutical drugs Tom Cruise wacko-style, I think the U.K. will survive.