Thursday, August 28, 2008

Heroes promo season 3

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Global is the Canadian broadcaster of Heroes, in case you were wondering.





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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Death Note II

VIZ Pictures, is teaming with NCM FATHOM, to present a special two-night, multi-city event - DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME at nearly 400 theatres across the United States on October 15 and 16 at 7:30pm local time. Advance ticket online purchase opens exclusively to SHONEN JUMP Newsletter Subscribers on August 29th and then to the general public on September 5th. If you sign up for the SHONEN JUMP Newsletter at Shonenjump.com before August 29th you could be among the first to secure seats.

VIZ Pictures previously teamed with NCM FATHOM to present the first DEATH NOTE live-action theatre event earlier this year. Based on the enthusiastic attendance and the continued success of the DEATH NOTE franchise, the companies will stage another unique event, this time with the live-action DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME (English dubbed) appearing in nearly every major U.S. city with this next chapter of the thrilling saga based on the popular Japanese manga (graphic novel) series.

The theatre event will also feature an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the creation of this breakthrough live-action event, and an in-depth interview with Shusuke Kaneko, director of DEATH NOTE I & II and the 1995/96/99 Gamera movies. Tickets for these special theatre events are available at participating theatre box offices and online. For a complete list of theatre locations, prices and ticket information, please visit FathomEvents (theatres are subject to change).

"The first DEATH NOTE event was a tremendous success, enjoyed by thousands who were given a glimpse into the making of this visually phenomenal series earlier this year," said Dan Diamond, vice president of NCM Fathom. "Fathom is excited to again partner with VIZ Pictures to bring DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME to the big screen and invite fans nationwide to enjoy this wonderful event at their local movie theatre."

DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME is based on the hit supernatural action mystery manga (graphic novel) series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME is a sequel to DEATH NOTE, which closely followed major plot elements from the original manga series, but also introduces several new key story elements. Taking place right after the conclusion of the DEATH NOTE, Light Yagami joins the investigation team in pursuit of the serial killer known as "Kira." While L still strongly suspects that Light is "Kira," Light Yagami continues to seek out the real name of L so he can kill him with his Death Note. Making things even more unpredictable are the 'Eyes of Death', given to the second Kira, enabling the owner to know the true identity and lifespan of any person. Adding further confusion for the authorities, a new rash of murders attributed to the Death Note occurs all over the world and is attributed to "the Second Kira." Light Yagami learns the identity of the other Kira and wants to join forces to get rid of L. Will L be able to catch "Kira" before he gets killed? Who will be the last name written in the Death Note book?



Click to see trailer in english

Death Note I will be shown in Canadian Theatres including Victoria's Silver City on September 15th, with tickets going on sale August 29th. See trailer below.

click to see trailer.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Red Dwarf Special


The BBC has apparently commissioned a new one-hour special episode of the classic British sci-fi comedy, Red Dwarf.

Robert Llewellyn revealed to fans at the KTCS9 20th Anniversary convention on Sunday night. The script is being finalized and filming is set to begin in October of this year.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Hayden gets Wild

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Hayden Panettiere, Heroes, showed off her wild side as she arrived at the Trump International Hotel and Tower Dubai party at The Tar Estate, Bel Air, Calif. on Saturday.

Nineteen year old Hayden recently won Best Young Actor at the 2008 SyFy Genre Awards for the second year in row. Way to go to Hayden!

We also found one picture of Ali Larter at the event.
Ali Larter, heroes, nikki

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Heroes: Tim Kring Interview

Tim Kring, Producer / Creator of Heroes talks about NBC's upcoming season 3 and what happened to the rest of Season 2, volumes 3 & 4.



Will try to post images for the upcoming season soon.

Twilight Gadget

New Direction for DC comics Movies

Warner Bros. is looking to its recent success with Dark Knight to pave the future of its DC Comics turned feature films. Warner Bros. Pictures Group President Jeff Robinov talked to The Wall Street Journal recently and revealed their plans for the future of films, including more summer tent poles from the DC Comics unit.

While the plans for Justice League of America and the over-hyped Batman vs. Superman are on indefinite hold, as a new direction that will lead to these films has been formulated. Robinov announced, "We're going to try to go dark to the extent that the characters allow it." This will include a reboot of Superman and releasing four comic-book films in the next three years, including a third Batman film, two movies focusing on other DC Comics characters. Movies featuring Green Lantern, Flash, Green Arrow, and Wonder Woman are all in active development.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Stargate Atlantis Ends



Stargate Atlantis is done. The series has been canceled at the Sci Fi Channel as of the end of its currently running fifth season. The last episode is set to air in January with a two hour movie to follow at an undetermined date in 2009.

Talk of more movies for both SG-1 and Atlantis have been prodded by the success of the two SG-1 movies that MGM released earlier this year.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Trailer: Fly Me to the Moon

Opens in 3D cinemas August 22/08. From Sumit Entertaimnet, the same guy making Twilight. For a list of 3D theaters near you check out MarketSaw.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Twilight hops back

Now that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has moved out of the November 21st release date slot, and Disney's 3D CG-animated Bolt quickly moved to fill the date, there is still room in the fall schedule. The feeling is that Bolt wont do the kinds of numbers that Potter would so why not fill the space with a similar audience kind of film, like Twilight?

Originally slated for release on December 12th, the film has now been moved up three weeks to open on November 21st, the week before Thanksgiving. The move is a smart one, Twilight consists of much of the same fanbase as the Potter books (ie. millions of young girls) and the December 12th weekend isn't renowned as a particularly profitable one.

Summit CEO Rob Friedman said "When Warner Bros. decided to move 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' to the summer of 2009, we saw a unique opportunity to slot in our film which has been gaining tremendous awareness and momentum over the past several months. We by no means are trying to fill the shoes of the incredible Potter franchise for 2008, rather we are just looking to bring the fans of Stephenie Meyer's incredible book series the film as soon possible from a programming perspective."

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Harry Potter pushed back

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Luna LovegoodWarner Bros. has announced that they are pushing back the much anticipated release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, till July 2009. This is a good eight months from the, until-now date of November 21/08.
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
The new July 17, 2009 date is said to be only to bolster a week summer schedule next year, and that there is nothing wrong with the film, which had started showing trailers already. The new date is nearly two years since the last book was published.

It is yet unclear if Universal Pictures will move Land of the Lost, based on a Sid & Marty Krofft TV series from the same date, but Disney Digital 3-D has already jumped Bolt back 5 days to fill the vacated November spot.
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Goyer goes Steam Punk Invisible

David Goyer (Blade, Dark Knight) has confirmed that he is working on a new version of The Invisible Man for Universal and his next project could be either that or the X-Men Origins: Magneto movie.

Goyer says, “My take is kind of an extrapolation. It actually deals with a nephew of the first character. It’s got some of the characters from the H.G. Wells book, but it’s kind of a continuation.”

“It involves Scotland Yard getting their hands on the current Invisible Man and basically saying, ‘Wow, you’d be a really good secret agent to send into Imperial Russia right now,’” an enthusiastic Goyer said of the plot. “It starts off from there.”

Goyer claims it'll push some boundaries - "It's very steam punk...I took what being invisible could mean to the next logical extreme. We do a lot of crazy things in it that are sort of far beyond what anyone's done with it yet."

Flash Gordon moves to film

Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless have been hired to write the script for the new film version of sci-fi hero classic Flash Gordon at Sony Pictures.

The story of a young man who is kidnapped and taken to the distant planet Mongo, where he and companions Dale Arden and Hans Zarkov embark on a series of adventures fighting a ruler named Ming the Merciless. Flash Gordon has existed in various media since its 1934 comic strip inception by Alex Raymond, including a Sci-Fi Channel series last year.

Breck Eisner
is attached to direct and Neal Moritz will produce. The project was previously set up at Universal, but Sony recently aquired the rights from Hearst's King Features Syndicate.

Star Trek new posters

A slew of Star Trek related images of late, this time posters of Sulu, Scoty, McCoy and Chekov.



See Also: Star Trek Trailer 1, Star Trek, New images Star Trek, New talk for Star Trek, Attractions May 2006, Trek talk follow up, Star Trek gets a new begining

Monday, August 11, 2008

RIP: Isaac Hayes

Legendary singer and songwriter Isaac Hayes was found dead at his Memphis home yesterday, aged 65.

Hayes, who had suffered a stroke in 2006, was found unconscious on the floor near a treadmill that was still on. Early reports suggest Hayes suffered a heart attack and another stroke simultaneously.

The deep-voiced crooner won an Oscar in 1971 for composing the now iconic theme to the classic action film Shaft. Though he appeared in several films like It Could Happen to You and Ninth Street, he's known to a whole generation as the voice of the soul-singing, amorous Chef on the animated comedy series South Park.

Hayes hit the top of the charts again with the song Chocolate Salty Balls which he created for the show became a huge international hit, but he left the show in 2006 after it lampooned his own religion, the Church of Scientology.

Hayes, who was married four times and has twelve children, also made guest appearances on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The A Team and Stargate SG-1.