- Bono and U2 are moving into the realm of 3D for their next big concert, due out on film in mid-to-late 2007.
- James Cameron continues shooting his new proecjts almost exclusively using 3-D technology, which include “Avatar”, “Battle Angel”, and an untitled diving project
- Universal Pictures has optioned Neal Shusterman’s fantasy novel “Everlost” and will develop it as a potential film franchise deal. Gary Ross is set to direct and Shusterman will adapt
Movie Talk: Based on the popular video game of the same name, this Cory Yuen combination CGI/live-action film will be the director’s first foray into a Western film. Jamie Pressly will be headlining the cast about a number of fighters who are invited to the big DOA (Dead or Alive) invitational martial arts contest. They travel to the tournament island by plane, until they have to jump out mid-flight with parachutes, and then have until sundown to reach the main island to be entered into the tournament.
This one will be in theaters on December 8, 2006 as part of the long list of holiday fare available this year.
Guest Movie Review: Christianna Ellis gives us a review of the recent House of Wax. She bites the bullet for the Slice of SciFi crew, and saves us from the pain of seeing it for ourselves.
- Fox has reportedly hired scribe David Self, best know for penning the Tom Hanks movie script “Road To Perdition,” to come up with a pilot and 13-episodes for a scifi skein, tentatively titled “Beyond”, dealing with an extraterrestrial virus arriving on meteors plunging to Earth, and the NASA/JPL scientist tapped to save humanity from ultimate disaster. Oh, wait… they’ve cancelled it two days after announcing it?
- The CW has picked up the hour-long SF drama, “Jumper” from Warner Bros. TV (not to be confused with the Samuel L. Jackson and Hayden Christensen film). The show is about a young FBI agent who has the ability to jump into the body of someone who’s about to be murdered. He must then solve the crime, along with his female partner, and prevent it before the homicide takes place.
Interview: This week, Michael and Evo talk with Steve Dymszo and Andy Gore of Quantum Mechanix, the geek dream of a company to own and run. QMx manufactures licensed prop replicas, with Steve bringing his expertise from his previous venture, Master Replicas, and with Andy being a true collector geek.
And yes, there are a number of us who want a Babylon 5 PPG prop. Now.
Future Talk: What’s Coming Up?
Hellboy’s Ron Perlman and actress Kelly Hu will be joining up with Samuel L. Jackson for the five-part animated special series “Afro Samurai.” Hu will also be starring alongside Hugh Jackman in the upcoming X-Men spinoff “Wolverine.”
Afro Samurai will premiere on SPIKE TV January 4, 2007 and will be available on DVD in the Spring of 2007.
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