New Angeles

Roland Emmerich is known for making action-packed popcorn flicks, the bigger the better. But one of his next projects will see him going small. He’s set to direct New Angeles, a sci-fi TV series about a bored guy who escapes into a virtual reality world.

If that sounds a bit like The Matrix, this next fact will make the resemblance feel even stronger: Keanu Reeves is also on board. Hit the jump to learn all about New Angeles.

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Minority report tv series

20th Century Fox has acquired Steven Spielberg‘s small-screen adaptation of his hit 2002 sci-fi movie which starred Tom Cruise. The Minority Report TV series is being written by screenwriter Max Borenstein, for Amblin television. THR is reporting that Fox has ordered a pilot with a significant penalty attached (which basically means there is more of a chance we’ll see it than not). But the interesting bits come via their plot synopsis:

The Minority Report follow-up takes place 10 years after the end of Precrime in D.C. when one of the three Precogs struggles to lead a “normal” human life but remains haunted by visions of the future. He meets a detective haunted by her past who just may help him find a purpose to his gift.

Thats right, the series will swap the genders of the detective and precog, and will also serve as sequel to the original film. Count me interested.

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Star Wars 7 fan poster

The above Star Wars Episode 7 fan poster was created by hobo95 (see more of his art on deviantart). Here is a look at what we’ll be talking about in today’s edition of Star Wars bits:

  • John Boyega tweets a photo tease promising shooting has started on a new planet
  • Liam Neeson comments on if he will return as Qui-Gon Jinn in Episode VII
  • Tina Fey vows to crush Star Wars Episode 7
  • Rumored descriptions for Star Wars Rebels Episodes 3 and 4
  • Listen to Vanessa Marshall read an excerpt from Star Wars: A New Dawn
  • Marvel declines to answer questions about Star Wars royalties

Hit the jump to read about all this and more.

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bryan fuller high moon

A couple of years ago, Syfy gave a pilot order to High Moon, Bryan Fuller‘s adaptation of John Christopher‘s 1969 sci-fi YA novel The Lotus Caves. The bad news for fans of the Hannibal creator is that High Moon never got picked up to series. But the good news today is that we’ll get to see it anyway.

Syfy is repurposing the 90-minute High Moon series premiere as a TV movie, to air later this month. To tease the upcoming event, the network has just released the first five minutes of the pilot-turned-film. Watch it after the jump.

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VOTD: Is ‘Star Wars’ Secretly Racist?

star wars racist

The latest edition of Cracked.com’s After Hours video series tackles the question: Is Star Wars secretly racist? Its a Kevin Smith Clerks-style diner discussion of the topic, taking on a serious subject with pop culture reference-heavy geek humor. Watch the “is Star Wars racist?” video embedded after the jump.
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Real Steel 2

A week before the release of Real Steel, DreamWorks signed director Shawn Levy and star Hugh Jackman to return for the sequel. The film did okay with critics, but audiences seemed to really respond to the film (the studio signed contracts for a sequel purely based on the extremely positive reactions from test screenings), the movie earned almost $300 million worldwide, and did some good money in toy sales. But now its three years later and we haven’t heard much about Real Steel 2. Whats going on with the sequel? Find out after the jump.

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Dredd prequel

The fact there’s no Dredd sequel has nothing to do with a lack of interest on the part of the original film’s creators. Various participants, primary among them star Karl Urban, have spoken often about the desire to do a sequel. And for Urban that’s got to be pretty great — as an actor, having people to clamor to see you repeat a role has to feel good. (Especially when the previous person to play the character got a much more negative response.) Asked again about a sequel, Urban says it’s actually more likely that another film would be a Dredd prequel of sorts, explaining how the Judges came to be. Read More »

new Terminator sequels

We’ve seen almost nothing official from Terminator: Genisys at this point, but the new Terminator movie has two more siblings set to debut in 2017 and 2018. Paramount Pictures just set dates for two more Terminator sequels, inking a plan to put killer robots into theaters during three of the next four years.  Read More »

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