Slice of SciFi #178: Interview With Patrick Horvath (Director, “Die-Ner”)

In the News:

  • London-born Zuleikha Robinson will play the heavy-duty role of Ilana for the fifth season of ABC’s hit SF series “Lost.”
  • Director Kevin Smith (“Clerks,” “Dogma”) says he wants actor/writer Seth Rogen to star in a superhero movie he is currently developing.
  • Whenever humankind reaches extinction, we can all rest easy knowing that it will continue in the guise of Stephen Colbert.

  • Movie Talk:

  • It looks like Haley Joel Osment hasn’t cornered the market on seeing dead people; now comedian Ricky Gervais sees them as well in his new flick “Ghost Town.”
  • Sony Pictures has opted to distribute the animated tale titled “The Sky Crawlers” for audiences in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand.
  • “Eagle Eye,” starring Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan, is a high-intensity, fast-paced thriller about two strangers being manipulated by a female voice on their cell phones.
  • Slice of Trivia: Yipee Kai Yai Yea. Kurt from St. George introduces 3 clips that are guaranteed to stump most who hear them…..Did you get the theme there Miss Kitty?

    TV Talk:
    This year there isn’t a single night on network television where you won’t be able to find some kind of SF or genre-related programming. We give you the full breakdown for the 2008-2009 Fall Network SF schedule for each day of the week. Next week’s show will focus on the Fall schedule for cable and pay premium channels.

    Interview: Writer/director Patrick Horvath, creator of the new and exciting indie comedy/horror film Die-Ner, about a sociopath killer who has a unique problem to solve. How does he stop those he murders from rising back from the dead as zombies? The lead character, named Ken, is the film’s anti-hero who actually likes to make a notch in his belt for every kill.

    Movie Review: A whole cast of characters famous as podcasters came together at this year’s Dragon*Con in Atlanta, GA and gave a review of the new Vin Diesel film “Babylon A.D.” just for our Slice of SciFi audience.

    Future Talk:

  • Last week we reported on our Website that Columbia Pictures has given a greenlight to Harold Ramis and Ivan Reitman to develop “Ghostbusters 3.” This week, Ramis confirmed the story and said the proposed film will bring back together much of the original production staff and actors who were involved with the first highly-successful movie.
  • “Monsters vs. Aliens,” starring Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon and Emmy winning actor Hugh Laurie, sets out to reinvent the classic 50’s monster movie turning it into an irreverent modern day action comedy. The film also boasts of an all-star support cast.
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    Link: The Die-Ner (Get It?) Movie Website

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    1. richard price says

      If Ghostbusters 3 is in the works is that why Activision chat as cancelled its game t was to be the third installment of the series?