USA Today has an article about Comic Con. Highlight is a quote regarding the Revenge of the Sith announcement:
“It’s certainly an improvement over the first two,” says Ken Simmons, 31, of Tampa. He spent most of the weekend dressed as a storm trooper character from the films. “I just hope no one confuses it with Revenge of the Nerds.”
Author JK Rowling has announced that she is expecting her third child next year.
Of course, none of the Harry Potter book fans are concerned about her actual health or that of her baby. We just want to be sure it won’t delay the next book!
Given all the excitement over happenings at Comic-Con, it’s no wonder that we missed the new Dreamwatch issue #119 which features “The Ten Women who Shoock Sci Fi.”
Leia made it in at number 9. Just above Lt. Uhura.
Lucasfilm introduced the title of Episode III at Comic-Con today. I don’t think there’s a soul in the fandom who’ll be surprised by their choice.
According to theforce.net,it was announced at Comic Con that Aaron Allston and Troy Denning will be a part of the 9-book post-NJO novel series. Allston will have three books in 2006. No numbers for Denning are given, but he already has a trilogy in this time period set for next year.
Official confirmation and more regarding upcoming EU projects, mostly prequel-related, can be found here.
Check out Friday’s Comic-Con photos for a few familiar faces.
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.
John Scalzi has some good things to say about I, Robot and the nature of Hollywood adaptations:
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.