Brian De Palma‘s recent release Domino was not well-received, and reportedly suffered from behind-the-scenes set-backs. But fans craving more De Palma thrills are in luck: the filmmaker has a novel coming out. Co-written with Susan Lehman, the Brain De Palma novel is called Are Snakes Necessary?, and features a mystery-based plot that sounds ripped right from one of De Palma’s movies.
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Three years ago, word came that Michael Mann would be returning to the world of Heat with a prequel novel. But after the initial announcement, no additional info arose, and you’d be forgiven for forgetting the project was even happening. Now, Mann himself has provided an update, stating that a Heat novel is definitely still in the works, and will be published next year.
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Earlier this week, Marvel Comics caused a bit of a tizzy when they posted a singular image of the number “4” created by spider webbing. This had many fans thinking that Marvel was going to turn the abandoned idea for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 4 movie into a comic book. But the next day, they posted a webbed number “3” and it was clear a countdown was happening that would end today. And while it didn’t end with news of Sam Raimi’s unmade movie becoming a comic, it’s still pretty cool.
Today, Marvel Comics announced a new limited Spider-Man comic book series written by Star Wars and Star Trek franchise director JJ Abrams and his 20-year old son Henry Abrams. The comic will introduce a new villain called Cadaverous. Read More »
Netflix has found the sweet spot for its algorithm, and it’s YA. The teens are driving the streaming giant’s numbers, with feature film hits like The Kissing Booth and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and popular TV series like On My Block, and Netflix is focusing its efforts on that young demographic. The streaming service has just optioned the rights to three novels by bestselling YA novelist Sarah Dessen for the next Netflix YA adaptations.
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Have you always wondered why Harry Potter and his friends balked at reading the lengthy tome A History of Magic when it sounds like the coolest textbook ever? Well, you can soon dive into a real history of magic with four new Harry Potter eBooks arriving very soon from Pottermore Publishing. Titled Harry Potter: A Journey Through…, the nonfiction series will give readers a lesson on each of the different magical subjects taught at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry through an exploration of the “traditional folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories.”
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Last fall, Lucasfilm and Insight Editions teamed up to bring Star Wars fans an official Millennium Falcon workshop manual that dove into the intricate details of the YT-1300 Modified Corellian Freighter that was famously customized by both Lando Calrissian and Han Solo (and less famously, Unkar Plutt). Now they’re shining a light on the Galactic Empire.
The TIE Fighter Owners Workshop Manual gives the same detailed treatment to the disposable but deadly TIE Fighter. But we’re not just talking about the default version of the Imperial starship. The TIE Fighter owners workshop manual dives into the entire history of the ship, including variants like the TIE Bomber, TIE Interceptor and Kylo Ren’s recent TIE Silencer. See some images from the book below. Read More »
Before the release of every episode of the primary Star Wars saga, there’s a collection of books leading up to the arrival of the film itself. This year is no different as the Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker line-up of books has just been announced. But that’s not what the coolest revelation is today.
Like every Star Wars movie hitting theaters, there will be The Art of Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker book that arrives around the time the movie hits theaters. Not only was the release date of this book announced today, but the cover art reveals what could be an insane, unbelievable lightsaber battle that us unlike any that the saga has ever seen. Check it out below. Read More »
You knew it would come to this, George. You, a typewriter, and a blank page. For the past eight years, you’ve had the excuse that Game of Thrones was dominating your time and energy, and then you decided to step away from executive producer duties during season 4 to focus on finally finishing The Winds of Winter, the next book in your A Song of Ice and Fire series. But you still haven’t, George. And with Game of Thrones ending with its ongoing eighth season, you have no excuses. But that won’t stop Martin from wistfully longing that this wasn’t the final season of Game of Thrones.
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This week, DC Universe is adding roughly 10,000 digital comics to the library that is available to customers who signed up for the subscription service. It’s part of their recently announced efforts to have nearly every DC Comics issue they’ve ever released available through the digital library. However, if you’re a fan of the DC Comics imprints like Vertigo, Milestone, and Black Label, then you might be disappointed to hear they won’t be in the DC Universe comics library. Read More »
The eighth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones has begun, leaving only five episodes until the ending of the epic story is unveiled. That story originally began in 1996 when George R.R. Martin published the first book in his A Song of Ice and Fire saga, and as the final season of the show kicks off, the author has weighed in on the parallels between the two endings: the show’s and his planned conclusion for his novels, which is still years away. Read on for his quotes and to find out where he thinks the biggest differences will lie. Read More »