Thursday, December 31, 2009

This Week in Geek Dec 19

Ian Flutts is back with his Audio Blog, This Week in Geek (TWIG), and a review of Avatar. He got a chance to see it opening night, where I ran into him. Glad to see his year-and-a-half hiatus is over.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Trailer: Leviathan Book

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld, bestselling author of Uglies.

Fantastic new series that takes you into an alternate history set at the beginning of WW I. The two main characters come from opposite sides of a tense world were eastern Europe runs on mechanical devices strong and firm and western Europe took Darwin's work to a whole 'nother level. Horse and Elephant have been combined to create a beat that pulls trains through the streets of London and what they do in the air will astound you.

Releasing October 6th

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Little Red on the Big Screen

Writer David Leslie Johnson is developing a Gothic re-imagining of Little Red Riding Hood, for the Appian Way production company. The company working under the banner of Warner Bros. worked with Johnson on Orphan, which has grossed $30 million in less that two weeks.

The story made famous by the Brothers Grimm, about a girl off to see grandma through the woods, will get a gothier adaptation via an older oral version of the tale dating back to the Middle Ages.

Versions of the tale include Werewolves and Red being eaten without a happy ending. Suggested reading: Charles Perrault.

Friday, July 17, 2009

New set of Alice images

Garth over at Dark Horizons had a link to these images on Empire Online. This is looking more and more like a fantastic film.

Monday, June 22, 2009

New Alice images

The guys over at MarketSaw posted these great images from Tim Burton's upcoming Adventures of Alice in Wonderland.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Death Note Film

Photo by: Don McCaskill

Variety said that Warner Bros. is set to take the Japanese manga series Death Note into a live-action movie. The story centers on a college student who accidentally finds a misplaced death note, infusing him with the power to kill merely by writing anyone's name on the page while picturing the person in his mind.

The film will be based on the first three books in the series penned by Tsugumi Ohba and not the three Japanese-language Death Note films , or the Anime series that has been translated and become very popular in English.

Charley and Vlas Parlapanides (War of the Gods) will adapt the script.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Concept Star Trek

A couple of cool concept images came my way that I thought I'd show you. For more check out James Clyne's own web site.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New SciFi shows

Day One
(Drama, Mondays 9pm - Spring)
From executive producer/writer Jesse Alexander ("Heroes," "Lost," "Alias") and director Alex Graves ("Fringe," "Journeyman"), "Day One" tells the story of life on earth following a global catastrophe that has devastated the world's infrastructures.

Beginning with the immediate aftermath of the cataclysmic event, an eclectic band of survivors -- played by Adam Campbell ("Date Movie"), Catherine Dent ("The Shield"), Julie Gonzalo ("Eli Stone"), David Lyons ("ER"), Derek Mio ("Greek"), Carly Pope ("24"), Thekla Reuten ("Sleeper Cell") and Addison Timlin ("Cashmere Mafia") -- strives to rebuild society as they unravel the mysteries of what happened and face their uncertain future.

The group, all residents of one apartment building in suburban Van Nuys, Calif., embarks on a quest for survival and discovers that hope is found in small victories -- and heroes are born every day.

The Human Target
(Action/Drama, Wednesdays 9:30pm)
It takes a brave, selfless man to make himself a "human target" in order to save the lives of those in danger. Based on the popular DC Comics graphic novel, "Human Target" is a full-throttle action drama centered on Christopher Chance (Mark Valley, "Fringe"), a unique private contractor/security guard hired to protect.

Call him what you like, because for Chance, it's about one thing only: saving his clients' lives. When there is an unusual or imminent threat that can't be solved through "normal" means of protection, Chance is hired to completely integrate himself into his clients' lives to become the human target. If you're a corporate manager whose disgruntled employee has gone violently off the deep end, Chance is your new auditor. If you're the president of a bank who's been tipped off to a potential heist, Chance is your unassuming bank teller.

During each job, Chance, assisted by his business partner Winston (Chi McBride, "Pushing Daisies") and hired gun Guerrero (Jackie Earle Haley, "Watchmen"), puts himself directly in the line of fire as he races against time to save his client, while unraveling the truth behind the mission. With every new danger, Chance's dark history will also unravel. Does anyone know who Christopher Chance really is, or what secrets lay buried in his past? What would make a man willingly become a human target?.

Past Life
(Drama/Thriller, Tuesdays 9pm)
Have you ever experienced deja vu or met someone you thought seemed familiar? Do you believe in karma, fate or love at first sight? From writer David Hudgins ("Friday Night Lights"), and inspired by the book "The Reincarnationist" by M.J. Rose, comes "Past Life", a new drama series about an unlikely pair of past-life detectives who investigate whether what is happening to you today is the result of who you were before.

Dr. Kate McGinn (Kelli Giddish, "All My Children") is not your typical psychologist. Confident, outspoken and highly educated, she works at The Talmadge Center for Behavioral Health in New York City, a world-renowned institute dedicated to the study of the science of the soul.

After experiencing a past-life regression in her 20s, Kate became a believer in reincarnation. Using regression therapy and her natural gift for reading people, Kate helps solve the mysteries of her troubled clients who suffer from present-day problems caused by past-life traumas. She believes there are levels of consciousness and explanations for human behavior that science can't begin to explain.

Accustomed to skeptics, but not bothered by them, Kate is an unapologetic believer and a force of nature who marches to the beat of her own drummer. Her partner, Price Whatley (Nicholas Bishop, "Home and Away"), is a different story. A former NYPD homicide detective, pragmatic and cynical, Price is a damaged soul who constantly battles grief and guilt over the accidental death of his wife. Price feels that Kate, though not certifiable, certainly operates on the fringes of science.

It's a volatile relationship, but with Price's solid detective skills, and Kate's penchant for out-of-the-box thinking, together they make a formidable, if somewhat dysfunctional, team. A fast-paced emotional thrill ride, each episode finds Price and Kate working with their colleagues to unravel a new mystery involving the past-lives of their clients.

Dr. Malachie Talmadge (Richard Schiff, "The West Wing") is Kate's mentor and the center's namesake, an avuncular but gruff elder statesman who is a legend in the field of cognitive research. DR. RISHI KARNA (Ravi Patel, "Scrubs") is the rookie of the group, a baby-faced therapist from Calcutta who loves bad American TV, Cuban jazz and driving everyone crazy.

(Fantasy Drama, Wednesday 10pm)
Three very different women find themselves drawn together by a mysterious man who unleashes unique powers in each of them, and this small New England town will never be the same. The series is based on the popular movie "The Witches of Eastwick" and on the novel of the same title by John Updike.

"Eastwick" stars Rebecca Romijn as Roxie Torcoletti, Lindsay Price as Joanna Frankel, Jamie Ray Newman as Kat Gardener, Paul Gross as Darryl Van Horne, Sara Rue as Penny, Veronica Cartwright as Bun, Johann Urb as Will, Jon Bernthal as Raymond and Ashley Benson as Mia.

Flash Forward
(Sci-Fi Drama, Thursdays 8pm)
When a mysterious event causes the entire world to black out, humanity is given a glimpse into its near future, and every man, woman and child is forced to come to grips with whether their destinies can be avoided or fulfilled.

Adapting award-winning author Robert J. Sawyer's revolutionary novel, executive producers David S. Goyer (visionary co-writer of "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight") and Brannon Braga ("24," "Star Trek: Enterprise") invite you to embark on a journey to answer the question, "if you knew what your future held, what would you do?"

"Flash Forward" stars Joseph Fiennes as Mark Benford, John Cho as Demetri Noh, Jack Davenport as Lloyd Simcoe, Sonya Walger as Olivia Benford, Courtney B. Vance as Stan Wedeck, Brian O'Byrne as Aaron Stark, Christine Woods as Janis Hawk, Zachary Knighton as Bryce Varley and Peyton List as Nicole.

(Sci-Fi Drama, Mid-Season)
"V" is a re-imagining of the 1980's miniseries about the world's first encounter with an alien race in which the aliens call themselves The Visitors, and have a seemingly friendly agenda that may or may not be a cover for something more malevolent.

"V" stars Elizabeth Mitchell as Erica Evans, Morris Chestnut as Ryan Nichols, Joel Gretsch as Father Jack Landry, Lourdes Benedicto as Valerie Stevens, Logan Huffman as Tyler Evans, Laura Vandervoort as Lisa, with Morena Baccarin as Anna and Scott Wolf as Chad Decker.

Vampire Diaries
(Supernatural Drama, Thursdays 8pm)

A drama about a tragic young heroine who is the object of passion for two vampire brothers - one good, one evil - who are at war for her soul and for the souls of her friends and family.

Starring Ian Somerhalder as Daman, Nina Dobrev as Elena, Paul Wesley as Stefan.

Fall / Spring / Both

MonTue WedThursFri
8pmNBC Heroes
NBC Day One

ABC Flash Forward
CW Vampire Diaries
CW Smallville
FOX Past

FOX Fringe
CW Supernatural
FOX Dollhouse

ABC Eastwick

Friday, May 01, 2009

Image for Premire

The Hollywood premiere of Star Trek was last night and this image of the Mann's Chinese Theater was sent to me by Paramount.

Notice the insignia shaped construct.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Star Trek: 4 new clips

Four new Star Trek clips have shown up and instead of filling this page with more things that take a long time to load. I'll post here the link to those clips. These are long but a great preview of the new movie.

Star Trek clip #1
Enlist in Starfleet

Star Trek clip #2
Space Jump

Star Trek clip #3
Kirk Meets Uhura

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Star Trek: 3 new trailers

Three new Star Trek trailers have shown up and instead of filling this page with more things that take a long time to load. I'll post here the link to those trailers.

newly release Star Trek image on the bridge

Star Trek trailer #4
Sky Rated

Star Trek trailer #5

Star Trek trailer #6

Friday, April 17, 2009

Island actor Moons us

Cameron Bright by Phillip ChinJust announced Cameron Bright has won the role of Alec in The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Cameron's character is the evil twin brother to Dakota Fanning's Jane.

New Moon, the sequel to the fangirl favorite movie of last year Twilight, will shoot in and around Vancouver instead of Oregon where the last film was shot.

Entertainment news giant ET has promised new footage and coverage of the vampire laden series of movies on April 23rd, that's next Thursday.

One of the other cast announced includes Daniel Cudmore, who will play Felix. Cudmore played Colossus in X-Men 3 with Cameron.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Trek yourself

Just like the Simpsonizer for the Simpsons Movie a Trek picture alternator allows you to become a Star Trek character.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Star Trek: 7 new images

Seven fantastic new images for the upcoming Star Trek movie premiering May 8, 2009. There are rumors that the early showings could air as early as 7pm May 7th.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Star Trek clip

I will have a cool new clip from Star Trek Tomorrow. I am not allowed to show it till then.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Rock out to Star Trek

MTV Games and Paramount Pictures Take STAR TREK
and Rock Band® “Where No Man Has Gone Before”

First-of-its-Kind Promotion to Rock Fans During Month Lead-Up
to the Film’s Release on May 8, 2009

New York, NY, April 1, 2009 – MTV Games and Harmonix’s Rock Band® are joining forces with Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment to celebrate the May 8th theatrical release of the film STAR TREK from director/producer J.J. Abrams. The first-of-its-kind collaboration will fuse together the massive cultural followings of both STAR TREK and the video game phenomenon Rock Band to engage fans with free music, an in-game battle of the bands, and futuristic avatar creation contest.

Beginning today, fans can register for a 15-day sweepstakes that will give away 500 free
Rock Band Music Store downloads each day from April 7th through April 21st for the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360® and PlayStation®Store for PlayStation3.

And if that’s not enough – fans will want to fire up Rock Band 2’s online Battle of the Bands mode to participate in the STAR TREK Ultimate Battle. Bands of three to four players can battle the Rock Band galaxy. The band with the highest score will win a STAR TREK hometown movie screening for their band and their friends. Additionally, twenty randomly selected players will win an awesome STAR TREK/Rock Band prize pack equipped with STAR TREK and Rock Band gear. The Battle of the Bands component will begin on April 20th and run through April 27th.

The Rock Band and STAR TREK promotion will culminate when the first-ever avatar creation contest launches on April 27th. Fans will be asked to create a futuristic avatar in-game and export it to for the community and Harmonix team to judge the winner. The Duke of Gravity will ultimately decide which avatar has what it takes to rock with the Enterprise crew. The winner will be chosen on May 11th and win "The Future is Now" prize pack including the top of the line Rock Band game accessories.

For more information on Rock Band and STAR TREK’s collaboration, visit

STAR TREK opens in theatres worldwide on Friday, May 8th.