Well, Sci-Fi’s “favorite” grumpy old man, Harlan Ellison is at it again – this time trying to stop the release of the film In Time because of alleged similarities to his short story “‘Repent Harlequin’, Said the Ticktockman”, and by stop the release, I mean have all copies of the film destroyed. A demand this ludicrous practically requires a video. More…
HBO has given the greenlight for 10 episodes based on George R. R. Martin’s fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. The pilot is in post-production now and no word on how far into the books (or just book) the season will go.
Yours truly has reviewed most of the series, starting with “A Game of Thrones.”
The official press release follows.
AnimeVice.com is reporting that The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, the fourth novel in the Haruhi series, is being adapted for a theatrical release (as an animated film, not a live-action one). There had been prior rumors that the novel would be adapted to the second season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, but instead the series was taken up by an adaptation of the novel The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya, and adaptations of the short story “Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody”, and an 8-episode adaptation of the short story “Endless Eight”. More…
The Walt Disney Corporation will be puchasing Marvel Comics for about four billion dollars.
I can’t wait to see the new Danger Room ride at Disneyland or the inevitable Avengers/Junior Woodchucks team-up.
It’s official: Variety is reporting that Ryan Reynolds has been cast as Hal Jordan in the upcoming Green Lantern movie. It’s slated to be directed by Martin Campbell (who directed the most recent “Casino Royale”) written by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Michael Green, all of whom have experience writing for both film and comics. Some sites still report the original December 2010 release date, but it has been postponed to a July 2011 release.
Tor.com is reporting that the rules for IGN’s contest to promote the science fiction film Section 9, about extra-terrestrials in Johannesburg, South Africa being denied rights and being declared “not human,” explicitly exclude women from participating.
The contest, which gets the winner a trip to the San Diego Comic Con, and would also entail that he participate in promotion of the film, says in its rules “This sweepstakes is open only to males who are both legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and Washington D.C. and who are at least between 18-24 years of age as of July 23, 2009…” (Emphasis is mine.) IGN has said that the rules for the contest were passed on to them by Colombia Tri-Star, which is releasing the film. More…
Anime News Network is reporting that the Blade of the Immortal anime which aired this past season in Japan, has been licenced by Media Blasters. The series, which was produced by Bee Train (The .hack franchise, as well as in-between work on Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, and Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex) focuses on Manji, a ronin samurai cursed with immortality until he kills 1000 evil men to make up for the good men he killed. We have previously reviewed the first installment of the series, but I cannot for the life of me find the review.
Meda Blasters is planning to do a dub for the series, but they have yet to announce the studio to do the dub.