The official site has posted about Troy Denning’s post-NJO trilogy.
The disappearance of a small team of Jedi Knights — including Jaina and Jacen Solo — in the Unknown Regions has sparked controversy. The reclusive Chiss has lodged a formal complaint, angrily accusing the missing Jedi of meddling in a border dispute between the Chiss and an unidentified aggressor.
Jedi Master Luke Skywalker ventures into the Unknown Regions to contain the damage, while Han and Leia follow, concerned for their children. What they find is a colony of mysterious aliens edging towards Chiss space, led by a Force adept who is recruiting old and powerful friends to his cause. He is compelling them to join the colony and meld their Force-abilities with his, even if it leads to all-out war.
Not quite the ‘Back to Naboo!’ we were expecting… Honestly? I’m a little relieved. But I’m strange.
Fandemonium Books, who have the license to produce Stargate novels, are accepting proposals. From anyone. At least during November. Alas, it seems the books are only published in the UK… But it’s still published, if that’s what you’re going for. (Link via RevolutionSF)
Heard anything about Farscape lately?
Superman has been cast, according Dark Horizons – Brandon James Routh, who you may have channel surfed by on One Life to Live and MTV’s Undressed. Rumor says that Topher Grace (yay!) and Mischa Barton (ugh!) are up for Jimmy Olson and Lois Lane, respectively. Between this movie and Smallville, Fametracker is gonna get a week of Two Stars, One Slots. In older news, AICN has an interview with director Bryan Singer.
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell has been optioned. In related news, my copy of the book nearly killed the cat the other day.
Zooey Deschanel (Trillian) says that The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is faithful to the book. They all say that, hon.
Sarah Michelle Gellar battles the shadow of Buffy. Here’s some advice: go back to your natural hair color.
– Ben Affleck swears off Daredevil. Millions sigh in relief.
– More pictures from Batman Begins.
– They’re making another Zorro movie?!?
– Set pictures from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
– Tehanu visits The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
– Peter Jackson builds a castle.
– Spiderman’s next baddie still unknown.
First off, George Lucas is getting an AFI Lifetime Award:
“I’ve been very fortunate to have had a long career doing what I love to do, and being recognized by the AFI for it is really an honor,” Lucas said. “I’m proud to be counted among such an extraordinary group of people whose lives are dedicated to the art of making movies.”
And he bought Ewan McGregor a motorbike. Wouldn’t we all? (Assuming we could afford it.) For more Ewan, check out this interview with Scotland Today.
More interview action with Christopher Lee. Damn that man’s done a lot of movies.
And last but not least… The Star Wars Kid makes an appearance in Tony Hawk Underground 2.
They’re using the word ‘hit’ so it must be true, right? It’s no secret that Lost has already gained quite a fanbase – there’s already a fan site, several Livejournal communities, and even Sawyer fangirls.
And naturally, interviews with the actors. Evangeline Lilly (Kate) on her first speaking role ever; Daniel Dae Kim (Jin)and Yunjin Kim (Sun); Terry O’Quinn (Locke); and Dominic Monaghan (Charlie).
Also in the press, some theories about what’s in that jungle. I don’t know about you, but I’m holding out for Sleestaks. But the theory in the article makes much more sense and probably doesn’t have copyright issues. Or bad rubber suits.
Although… my Cthulhu is missing…
Some high schools are assigning graphic novels for students to read. I think it’s brilliant, especially for kids for don’t have much time with regular reading. Comics as gateway drugs… I love it!
And I don’t know about you, but learned a hell of a lot more from Sandman than I ever did from Huck Finn or Wuthuring Heights.