Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire‘s Rita Skeeter is cast.
I know the 80’s are back, but a Transformers movie?
A teaser for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was shown at Comic-Con.
The reviews of Catwoman are in, and it’s not looking good. Is anyone surprised? Anyone?
For those of us spoiler-ho’s who can’t wait for the official novelization, a fan written patchwork of spoilers and speculation is currently underway over on TFN.
The writing isn’t bad so far. Someone called it Zahn-like. I don’t know if I’d go that far, but it’s worth a look.
Allow me to put on my pontificating hat here and tell you an obvious truth: Hollywood doesn’t care about source material. When a major movie studio buys a novel (or in this case, a collection of stories) to adapt into a film, it stops being material of a fixed nature; it becomes suddenly fluid, and you’ll find vast chunks of the book sliding out, getting rearranged or simply being ignored for the expediencies of the filmmakers and the studio. Let me make it even more clear: It is a rare book that makes it through the film adaptation process without great violence being done to it.
And this is not always a bad thing. I think some of the most successful literary-to-film transfers have been ones in which Hollywood does what Hollywood does — substantially guts and reworks the source material to adapt it to the needs of the filmmakers. The obvious example here is Blade Runner, which is of course a mightily reworked version of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick. It’s entirely possible a filmed version that is more faithful to the original novel could have been made; on the other hand, Blade Runner is excellent. It’s a fair trade.
The WB wants to be seen as a ‘grown-up’ network… Which might be part of the reason they cancelled Angel. Sigh. Yet another occurance of the ‘genre is for kids’ misconception. They’re also trying to blame Whedon for the cancelation – if he hadn’t asked about the show’s future, they might not have cancelled it. How petty is that?
Ehh. Let’s just say I’m not holding my breath for those Angel mini-movies.
Secrets of the Jedi by Jude Watson will reveal Obi-Wan’s ‘great love’ referenced in… uhh… some book I didn’t read. There’s also some Anakin/Padme stuff… Including an Episode 3 pic of Natalie Portman.
Hyperspace Members will also be able to see video clips and regularly-updated pictures from the con.
That will be really lovely. I might only cry a little bit while toiling away at my desk in boring ol’ mundanity.
Sci-Fi’s Stargate spinoff, Atlantis, drew the biggest audience for a weekly series on the network. Wow. Is that why Stargate‘s the only thing they ever seem to run during prime time?
Cable loves sci-fi! Then why don’t we have a more varied Sci-Fi Channel?
Eliza Dushku is excited about the next season of Tru Calling. I guess someone has to be…
Relations between Smallville and the upcoming Superman movie are delicate, to say the least.
J.J. Abrams promises to fix Alias. Well, I liked it…
The WB’s Fall Schedule.