In The News:
- Mark Romanek walks off the set of “The Wolf Man,” but don’t fret. The director has been replaced by Joe Johnston and the shooting schedule will not be delayed.
- Director Guillermo del Toro says that reports of the deal between him and New Line for “The Hobbit” are a bit premature. He may or may not be on board.
The International News Desk:
“Tau ming chong,” a.k.a. “The Warlords,” starring Jet Li and “Moon to” are two Asian films that have received 28 nominations between them for the Hong Kong Film Festival, Asia’s answer to the Oscars. These two films are so well written, directed and acted with budgets that match any big budget epic from the West that many critics are asking why they have been ignored by the Academy Awards.
Review #1: Greg begins a new segment for our show that will look at sci-fi themed video games. This week’s review is about the game “Half Life 2.”
- Anna Friel, the Golden Globe nominated actress from ABC’s new hit series “Pushing Daisies,” will be starring opposite Will Farrell for the small screen to big screen adaptation of the Sid & Marty Krofft live-action series “Land of the Lost.”
- Ray Bradbury will be supervising the big screen production of one of his great sci-fi classic short stories first published in 1946. “Chrysalis” will be coming to the big screen. This sci-fi ecological thriller has an all-star cast and comes from Urban Archipelago Films.
Review 2: Tossus from Germany takes a second look at the intelligent, but short-lived series “Wonder Falls.”
- George Lucas has revealed one of his new characters for the upcoming CG-animated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” television series due to air this fall.
- Good news for “Doctor Who” fans. The fourth series of the hit TV show will begin airing on the SCI FI Channel in April, just a few weeks behind the U.K. showing. Also coming to SCI FI Channel this season are Elisabeth Sladen’s new show “The Sarah Jane Adventures,” and Amanda Tapping’s online hit series “Sanctuary.”
Interview: Trevor Roth, producer, friend and business partner with Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry talks about all the new things happening at Roddenberry Productions. This company is an extension of what “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry began over 40 years ago. It will continue to bring smart, intelligent and entertaining sci-fi programming of all types to fans using today’s advanced technologies and every kind of new media format available.
Future Talk: Sadly, Robert Englund will not be reprising his role of Freddy for the new “Nightmare on Elm Street” remake. But don’t shed any tears for Robert. He will be plenty busy over the next several years, not only acting, but producing and directing as well.
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