Archive for July, 2008
‘Terminator Salvation’ Prequel Comic
July 30th, 2008 at 11:52 am | |
SDCC 08: ‘Terminator Salvation’ Panel
IDW Publishing is planning a 4-issue comic book series that will serve as a prequel to events in McG’s upcoming Terminator Salvation.
The events of in the comic book series will take place in the year 2017, which is one year prior to the scene of the fourth Terminator film. The first issue will be release in January 2009, with the final issue coming out right as the movie hits theaters in May 2009.
The series, written by Dara Naraghi with art by Alan Robinson, will show what life was like once the machines took over, but before John Conner becomes the leader of the resistance.
July 30th, 2008 at 8:38 am | |
McG was in attendance at the 2008 San Diego Comic Con for Terminator Salvation and he brought Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Bryce Dallas Howard, Common, and Moon Bloodgood with him. Christian Bale, who plays the adult John Conner in the upcoming film, obviously has some other things going on at the moment with this little film he’s in this summer, so he was in Japan promoting that.
I have to say, this was certainly the most informative group I’ve heard from the Con. They definitely buckled down and offered a lot of good, solid answers to good questions. Some were funny, but for the most part, we learned a lot, like McG has the go-ahead from the studio to make this movie rated R (see SDCC 08: McG Gets Blessing For R Rating For ‘Terminator Salvation’).
McG started off by sharing that this all started off by listening to the fans and they wanted to see the future of the Terminator world. They weren’t excited about making Terminator 4, but they were excited about re-inventing the franchise. He even told people that he spoke to a few gentlemen about the project whom you may have heard of, like James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and the late, great Stan Winston whose studio did the designs, as it should be.
Lexi Alexander Fired from ‘Punisher: War Zone’?
July 30th, 2008 at 7:49 am | |
‘Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince’ Teaser Trailer
Last Saturday a horrible rumor starting spreading regarding Lexi Alexander, the director on the upcoming Punisher: War Zone movie being put out of the film by Lionsgate and Marvel. Apparently, sometime prior to the San Diego Comic Con this past weekend, Alexander was fired, even after principal photography had finished.
At the Punisher: War Zone panel at SDCC last Thursday, Gale Anne Hurd, producer on the film, told people that Alexander was away on her honeymoon. According to Harry Knowles at AICN, this was nothing but a “cover” or, as Knowles described it, a “bald face lie.”
It seems that multiple sources are confirming that Alexander has indeed been fired from the movie, as has Christopher Franke the film’s composer, and replacing his work with heavy metal music. Needless to say, no one is happy about this, after hearing the attached music to the movie’s trailer at the panel.
July 29th, 2008 at 10:35 pm | |
New Line Founders Team up for Asimov’s ‘Foundation’
Hot on the heels of some new images revealed today, the teaser trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been posted on Moviefone.
You can watch the teaser trailer here below!
The teaser is very dark and we’re guaranteed to be venturing into a new layer of the world of Harry Potter — a not so friendly world. Also, I’m pretty sure I saw Gandalf in there fighting the Balrog, it might have been Dumbledore and a lot of fire, though.
Why they used that worthless one-line, no-image teaser for The Dark Knight in IMAX and not this one is completely beyond me, but none-the-less, here it is.
July 29th, 2008 at 6:00 pm | |
‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ Trailer To Unveil Young You-Know-Who
As Peter Jackson and Co. did with The Lord of the Rings, New Line founders Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne, under their new Unique Features banner, are looking to bring Isaac Asimov‘s Foundation series to the big screen. An epic science fiction series, spanning literally hundreds of years and cataloguing the rise and fall of [...]
July 29th, 2008 at 3:33 pm | |
SDCC 08: Joss Whedon’s ‘Dollhouse’ Panel
While movies like Iron Man and The Dark Knight have opened to raucous approval, one seemingly major admission has been missing from our movie screens of late; a trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Speculation has put it appearing before movies from Prince Caspian all the way through to The Mummy 3. Thankfully, [...]
July 29th, 2008 at 2:16 pm | |
SDCC 08: Michael Turner Tribute and Gene Colan Support
A man who will no doubt go down as a legend in the Geek Hall of Fame, Joss Whedon continues to provide great entertainment for us all. At the San Diego Comic Con this past weekend, Whedon was on hand to answer questions about his upcoming project Dollhouse, which stars Eliza Dushku and Tahmoh Penikett, both of whom were alongside Joss on the panel.
Any panel with Whedon in attendance will typically always have a lot of Buffy and Angel fans asking questions, no matter what Joss is currently working on. But Whedon was able to spend a fair chunk of the time shedding a little insight into the Dollhouse.
“Penikett is someone I’ve had a man crush on,” Whedon said, regarding the actor most famous for his role as Helo on Battlestar Galactica. “Oh wait, the term now is bro-mance.” He then continued to describe why Penikett’s character was a favorite of his. “He keeps getting closer and closer to Echo, and when he does, she’s someone else.”
July 29th, 2008 at 12:13 pm | |
DVD Review: Doomsday (Blu-ray)
This article could also be called “Why I Love the Comic Industry Fanbase” but I went with this solely so that we could get two names out and up front. You would be hard pressed to find another industry, or group of people, that are so dedicated to each other.
This fact was in clear evidence at the Michael Turner Tribute on Sunday afternoon at San Diego Comic Con. Together, a large group of professionals from the comics industry gathered, lining up in two rows upon the stage, in front of a packed room of fans and friends of Michael Turner, to celebrate a life that ended far too abruptly.
I wrote an obituary for Michael when I found out that he had passed away earlier this year. Suffering from chronrosarcoma, Michael was taken from us far too early.
Peter Steigerwald, a longtime colleague of Turner’s, presided over the large group who had come to remember Turner, and in turn many of the biggest names in comics shared their memories of Michael Turner.
July 29th, 2008 at 9:02 am | |
In 2008, a virus breaks out in Scotland. It can’t be cured, so they build a huge wall on the Scotland/Britain border. The healthy stay on the English side to get rich and snooty. The sick stay on the Scottish side, where they eat all the food before they start eating each other, and they fall prey to savage violence and even worse fashion choices.
So yeah, Doomsday is COMPLETELY FICTIONAL!
Anyway, the virus strike sin England again after thirty years, and the government sends their biggest badass, Major Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra) to go over the wall and find the one renegade doctor who might have a cure (Malcolm McDowell). The gangs of Post-Apocalyptic Punk-Cannibals roaming Scotland ensure it will not be easy.
Where Doomsday differs from all the other crap is in the presentation. The writer/director of this little lark is Neil Marshall. His past efforts include Dog Soldiers, which is the only decent werewolf movie released since the eighties. They also include The Descent, which is a film (and my myspace friends will tell you this) that I legally married at the end of 2006.
Contest: ‘Lost Boys: The Tribe’ Prize Pack
July 29th, 2008 at 6:12 am | |
Video: Season 3 ‘Heroes’ Webisodes
To coincide with the release of Lost Boys: The Tribe‘s release on DVD today, we here at Geeks of Doom are giving away two (2) Lost Boys: The Tribe prize packs!
Two (2) winners will each receive:
– Lost Boys: The Tribe on DVD
– Lost Boys: The Tribe Soundtrack CD
This direct-to-DVD sequel to 1987′s The Lost Boys sees the return of the Coreys — Corey Haim and Corey Feldman — in another vampire-hunting adventure. The Soundtrack includes a remake of G Tom Mac’s The Lost Boys song “Cry Little Sister” performed by the band Aiden.
For more about Lost Boys: The Tribe and to watch some video clips from the DVD, check out the “About” section below.
July 29th, 2008 at 12:53 am | |
SDCC 08: ‘Max Payne’ Panel
At the San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, we got to see the entire Season 3 premiere of the NBC superhero drama, Heroes (see SDCC 08: ‘Heroes’ Season 3 Premiere Episode). But before we saw the full episode, we got to see all three Heroes Season 3 webisodes — the two that were released online earlier this month and one that just became available online today.
You can watch all three webisodes here below.
In the first webisode, we’re introduced to a new hero, Echo DeMille, a mailman who finds out he has special abilities; in the second one, we see Echo race home to protect his girlfriend Gina; in the final installment, Echo tries to get Gina to safety and, well, you’ll see what happens.
July 28th, 2008 at 5:05 pm | |
SDCC 08: ‘Batman: The Brave and The Bold’ Trailer + New Debut Date
Director John Moore and stars Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges were in attendance at the San Diego Comic-Con this weekend to discuss Max Payne, their upcoming film adaptation of the video game.
Right off the bat, Moore explained that his biggest goal in taking such a popular video game with a great story and turning it into a major motion picture was just not to mess it up.
Here’s the funny thing about video games and movies — the minute you take that controller out of the player’s hands, you better deliver something of equal value. Ya gotta give them something so exciting and kick-ass and we thought the way to do that is to be highly subjective and make you feel like you are Max Payne.
July 28th, 2008 at 3:04 pm | |
SDCC 08: Geoff Johns To Bring Legion of Super-Heroes to ‘Smallville’
Without a doubt, DC has managed to get some of the greatest cartoons ever produced. For an entire generation of kids, our memories of our childhood are indelibly linked to watching Batman and Superman on a Saturday morning. Now, a new generation of kids are going to get to watch Batman team up with a variety of characters in Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
News of this cartoon is not news in and of itself, but a new debut date and trailer are definitely newsworthy.
Cartoon Network has announced, after first announcing it would premiere Fall 2008, then pushing it back to March 2009, that Batman: The Brave and the Bold will debut on Friday, November 14, 2008!
Secondly, Warner Bros. Animation has released a new description and trailer for the series.
July 28th, 2008 at 1:44 pm | |
SDCC 08: ‘Zack And Miri Make A Porno’ Panel
One of the more popular franchises attached to DC comics — outside of the comics themselves of course — is Smallville, and the reimagining of the Superman mythos. It’s teenage heartache drama at its corniest, but it’s got 7 seasons under its belt and they’re still going.
Lex Luthor is leaving, taking actor Michael Rosenbaum with him, but apparently Justin Hartley will see his role of Oliver Queen/Green Arrow upgraded to a series regular. And a female named Tess, and the introduction of Davis Bloome/Doomsday will definitely keep the season interesting.
However, news out of San Diego Comic Con this weekend has fans of the Legion of Super-Heroes excited. Geoff Johns, who is currently working on Legion of Three Worlds as a Final Crisis tie-in, wrote Rogues’ Revenge, and was just announced to be teaming back up with Ethan Van Scriver for The Flash: Rebirth, is also bringing the Legion to Smallville.
July 28th, 2008 at 11:40 am | |
One of the highlights every year at the San Diego Comic Con is any panel that may involve Kevin Smith. It doesn’t matter if you love him or hate him, enjoy or loathe his movies, there’s just no arguing that the dude is funnier than a narcoleptic seagull.
This year, Smith’s big panel was for his upcoming movie Zack and Miri Make a Porno, and he brought an odd little bunch of friends along with him in regulars Scott Mosier and Jason Mewes, stars Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks, Ricky Mabe, and male-favorites Katie Morgan and Traci Lords. How’s THAT for an entourage?
Smith got the dance going with a clip which was preceded by a silent-but-hilarious little progression of words warning everyone not to record said clip. The scene shown took place at a high school reunion where the attractive Miri (Banks) is trying to seduce the guy she had a crush in high school. She seems to be having a hard time of it, and her friend Zack finds out why when he meets Miri’s crush’s date.