Orci off Trek 3

News first broke last week that Roberto Orci is no longer directing Star Trek 3. Orci is now talking about his departure from the project. Find out what he says, after the jump.

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Green Lantern

Martin Campbell‘s last foray into the comic book world didn’t go so well, with Green Lantern failing to impress critics or fans. Nevertheless, he’s getting back on that horse with another graphic novel adaptation.

Campbell is attached to direct Sebastian X, based on the sci-fi tale written by Michelangelo La Neve and drawn by Stuart Immonen. The Walking Dead‘s Gale Anne Hurd is producing, and Bill Marsilii (Deja Vu) will write the script. More details on the Martin Campbell Sebastian X project after the jump. Read More »

Krypton TV show

Krypton may be gone, but it is never forgotten. Sometimes it can even be resurrected. Just about six weeks ago word leaked out that David Goyer is developing a Krypton TV show to act as a sort of Superman prequel. That rumor has now been verified, as Goyer and SyFy have announced the development of (wait for it) Krypton, a show written by Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time, FlashForward), who cracked the story with Goyer. The two will exec produce the series, which plans to follow members of the El family a generation before it gave birth to Kal-El. Read More »

Independence Day sequel

Buried in the news of 20th Century Fox finally greenlighting a sequel to Independence Day was a major change in the release strategy. Once envisioned as a trilogy, Roland Emmerich is now only making one sequel, not two like originally planned. There was no reason given for the change and, frankly, it was a tad worrysome as a fan. Was this new Independence Day not worthy of a sequel itself?

Well, that’s not the case at all. It’s much more logical than that. In a new interview, series co-creator and producer Dean Devlin explains the reasoning for only making one Independence Day sequel. For now. Read More »

Star Wars The Force Awakens SNL Parody

The first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer has been the subject of intense scrutiny over the past week, inspiring all manner of detailed analysis, debate, parody and homage. It was only a matter of time before Saturday Night Live offered their own unique take on the Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer. Last night they did just that, with the help of guest host James Franco.

Check out the Star Wars The Force Awakens SNL parody after the jump. Read More »

Ready Player One director

If you thought the idea of Christopher Nolan directing Ready Player One was crazy, you may want to sit down for a second.

Earlier this week, we reported that Warner Bros. was reportedly courting the Intersteller director to helm the sci-fi adventure film, written by Zak Penn based on a book by Ernie Cline. It seemed like a pipe dream – Nolan generally develops his own screenplays – but it hinted at the confidence Warner Bros. had in the new script.

Well, it turns out that confidence is very real. Ain’t it Cool News reports not only is Warner Bros. talking to Nolan about it, they’re also looking at Robert Zemeckis, Peter Jackson, Edgar Wright and Matthew Vaughn. Read more about the Ready Player One director short list below. Read More »

Christopher Nolan Colbert Report Interview

This week filmmaker Christopher Nolan appeared on The Colbert Report. I wanted to spotlight this interview because Christopher Nolan usually doesn’t do fun talk shows like Colbert, and Stephen gets the almost-always-serious Nolan to swear and talk on a more down to earth level. I know that Nolan is very picky about which outlets he does interviews with (rumor has it he hates online blogs, which is why you almost never see him talk 1:1 with anything but print and television press) so for him to accept an interview with Stephen Colbert likely means he’s watched the show (he tells Colbert he’s also a big fan of his in the quick intro). My favorite moment comes when Colbert takes Nolan to task for making him think in a big blockbuster space epic, asking “Guardians of the Galaxy didn’t make me do that… why do you want to make me think? Why can’t you have shit just blow up?” Watch the full Christopher Nolan Colbert Report Interview embedded after the jump.

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Oscar Isaac continues to offer up awesome stories from The Force Awakens. Below, read about those as well as these interesting Star Wars Bits.

  • Oscar Isaac talks flying an X-Wing, practical effects and more in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • New details surface about Andy SerkisForce Awakens‘ character.
  • Serkis was pleasantly surprised by the reaction to the trailer.
  • iTunes may have mistakenly identified the hooded figure in The Force Awakens trailer.
  • Joel Edgerton will bet you $50 he knows the identity of the same character.
  • In 2008, George Lucas said there would never be a Sequel Trilogy
  • Learn how to 3D print your own triple lightsaber.
  • Marvel’s Star Wars #1 is going to set some sales records, plus see the best variant cover yet.

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