USA Today’s article about Star Wars novels, focusing on the renewal of Del Rey’s contract. Not much new information for the hardcore fan, though, but a bit over overview.
I’ve seen bits and pieces of this around, but this is the first shot of the whole thing that I’ve run across: The Narnia promo posters. Very LOTResque. Filming hasn’t started yet, but casting reports have Tilda Swinton (not Nicole Kidman) as the White Witch and James McAvoy (Children of Dune) as Mr. Tumnus.
First off, The Grudge, a remake of a Japanese horror film starring Buffy‘s Sarah Michelle Gellar. She really should go back to her original hair color though, because I spent the whole trailer expecting Willow or Giles to show up.
Garden State, an indie film with tremendous buzz. It does have Natalie Portman, and for us geek-loving ladies, is written, directed, and headlined by Zach Braff of Scrubs.
And we finish up with a few ‘adaptations’ – I, Robot, sure to give any Asimov purists convulsions, and Constantine, which has already given Hellblazer fans spazms with the dubious miscasting of Keanu Reeves in the title role. On the plus side, there’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events, which looks pretty on track despite the presence of Jim Carey.
Joss Whedon has been handed the reins of a new X-Men comic title – Astonishing X-Men. Issue #1 came out last month, and was a top seller. IGN’s Comics in Context column has a detailed article and review.
It was first X-book I’ve bought in years, and I’m keeping my eye out for some concise background information on the last few years of X-Men continuity. But the first issue, at least, is fairly accessible if you only have the movies to go on.
Issue #2 will be in comic stores on Wednesday.
TFN managed to get their hands on some images of what’s inside the Original Trilogy box sets – namely, brand-new covers for each of the films.