So back in 2015, Quentin Tarantino stated on the Nerdist Podcast that he was interested in directing a Star Trek movie. We kind of ignored it, since it was just talk, but it seems like he kept running with the ball… and pitched it to J.J. Abrams.
And Abrams apparently liked it.
Deadline is reporting that they’re apparently assembling a writer’s room to develop the idea. Now, don’t get to excited and/or scared at this — Tarantino is currently working on a Manson movie for Sony which will be his next project. And while I’ve never been a huge fan of Tarantino, he at least disliked Into Darkness according to that 2015 interview.
Netflix’s adaptation of Richard Morgan’s 2002 cyberpunk novel Altered Carbon hasn’t seen a lot of hype, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t look amazing. The streaming service has dropped it’s first teaser trailer for the show, and it looks dark, moody, and just plain interesting.
Set five centuries in the future, it’s set in a world where people are able to transfer their minds electronically. The rich are able to effectively gain immortality by repeatedly replacing their bodies. Entertainment Weekly has additional information (and a lot more photos), so you might want to check out their piece on the show.
All ten epiosdes of Altered Carbon hit Netflix on February 2nd.
So we’ve literally been talking about Sony’s attempt to remake Masters of the Universe for a years. Every time we think it’s a dead project, it seems to pop right back up again. The latest news is that, according to The Wrap, Sony is currently in talks to get David Goyer to direct the movie.
Goyer has written quite a few films, but only directed a handful. His most notable turn in the director’s chair was 2004’s Blade: Trinity… and that was best described as “a thing that happened to us all.” We reported earlier this year that Goyer had been tapped to write a new script for the film, so it makes sense that Sony would consider it.
They need to make a choice soon though if they hope to make the December 2019 release date they’ve bandied about.
Of course, this is all just discussions, and who knows what will come of it. I’m still not sure who this movie is for, as fans of the original He-Man are aging, and unlike other 80s properties (like Transformers) none of the show’s revivals have caught on.
Frankly, the only He-Man remake I ever needed was already done not too long ago in the form of a supermarket commercial. Let’s just all watch that repeatedly instead and call it a day.
Netflix’s Stranger Things is probably one of the more remarkable, unique television series out there these days. The show’s second season premiered this last October, and it was just as strong as the first. With that in mind, it should surprise absolutely no one then that Netflix has decided to renew the show for a third go round.
The renewal was announced to the public in a tweet by the official Netlfix twitter account:
FOR THE LOVE OF STEVE, DUH! So hold tight baby darts — season 3 is officially happening.
The New England Anime Society of Somerville, organizers of long running non-profit anime convention Anime Boston, has filed a lawsuit against an event run by two former volunteers over their name. The other convention is technically called “Boston SouthCoast Comic Con,” but they’ve begun marketing the for-profit event under the name “Boston AnimeFest.”
We’ve posted the Boston AnimeFest logo above, and the con has gone so far as to register the domain BostonAnimeFest.com (which points to the Boston SouthCoast Comi Con site). The Anime Boston organizers are obviously concerned that potential attendees could be confused by the similar names. I don’t think I would have necessarily agreed, but after typing the words “Boston” and “Anime” this many times in a row, I’m a bit turned around myself.
It will be interesting to see how this shakes out.
About six hundred people turned up for the first ever Waxacon in Waxahachie, TX on November 18th and 19th. Attendees got to meet guests like Corin Nemec, Olivia Hack, Kevin Duhaney, Jeff Parazzo, Christina Masterson, Philip Andrew, Jack Guzman, Philip Jeanmarie and Chuck Huber. With so few attendees present, it must have been a fun, intimate experience for fans. But here’s the thing, as far as we can tell none of those guests have been paid yet.
We’ve spoken to representation for multiple guests who appeared at Waxacon, and those who were supposed to see payment arrive via Paypal haven’t received what’s due to them. What’s worse is that we’ve confirmed that guests who were handed checks by the convention organizer Alex Betsill have seen them bounce. Continue reading Checks Are Bouncing For Guests Who Appeared at Waxacon→
The first season of Starz’s American Gods, based off the of the Neil Gaiman book of the same name, was honestly just plain amazing. It accurately captured the novel’s feel and tone, while expanding on the material in interesting ways. The show is just plain good. Unfortunately though, we don’t know if that will continue in the show’s second season, as it’s now been announced that showrunners Michael Green and Bryan Fuller are leaving the series.
There haven’t been any officials reason for their departure, but the prevailing theory was that it was a dispute over budget. The first season of the show was far more expensive than Starz anticipated, and the network may have been wanting to cut back.
The network is reportedly looking for a new showrunner to take over American Gods right now. The small upside is that over half of the upcoming second season has already been written, so at least something close to Fuller and Green’s vision may reach screens. It’s discouraging though, as one of the reasons fans were drawn to the program was Fuller’s unique style.
American Gods season 2 is still expected to reach screens mid-2018, though if a new showrunner isn’t found soon that may be delayed.
Warner Bros has fired The Flash and Supergirl showrunner Andrew Kreisberg. This comes in the wake of nineteen men and women coming forward and making sexual harassment and misconduct claims against him, which included inappropriate physical contact.
Kreisberg was an executive producer on all of The CW’s DC Comics’ Arrowverse shows, including Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow, as well as CW Seed’s Vixen. He has now officially been fired from the programs, and had his overall deal with Warner Bros cancelled. The studio released the following statement according to THR:
After a thorough investigation, Warner Bros. Television Group has terminated Andrew Kreisberg’s employment, effective immediately. […] Greg Berlanti will assume additional responsibilities on both The Flash, where he will work closely with executive producer/co-showrunner Todd Helbing, and Supergirl, where he will work closely with executive producers/co-showrunners Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller. We remain committed to providing a safe working environment for our employees and everyone involved in our productions.
This is, of course, troubling to find out that one of the creative forces behind some of the best superhero television ever made is potentially a creep, but the studio’s dismissal of Kreisberg is the right move. Production will not halt on the shows, and fans shouldn’t expect to see them interrupted.
The first trailer for Marvel’s upcoming mega-film Avengers: Infinity War just dropped, and holy crap is it jammed packed full of heroes. I mean, we always knew it would be, but when we only see a couple of major ones show up in the end-of-trailer tag… it’s a lot.
This movie is either going to be amazing or just too full of characters to work, and I’m honestly excited to find out how things work out. I mean, at least we know it looks cool.
Part of the problem with a small blog like ours is that when we all take a holiday off, no one reports on the big news. So, of course, it was bound to happen that on Thanksgiving Day, during their annual Turkey Day Marathon, it was finally announced that Mystery Science Theater 3000‘s revival was officially renewed for a second/twelfth season on Netflix.
We don’t have any other details besides just the news that the show is coming back, but that’s enough for most of us. The first revival season took over a year to get to screens, and it was well worth the wait.
This one will be too.
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