Zemeckis, Disney To Remake “Yellow Submarine”


It’s official: no classic is sacred enough to not be considered for a remake. Any day now I fully expect to wake up and find they’re remaking “Casablanca” or “Gone With the Wind.” Far-fetched, you say. Maybe not so much when you consider the news that Disney and director Robert Zemeckis are in final negotations […]

Hamm Joins “Sucker Punch”


On last week’s Slice of SciFi, we told you about the workouts the actresses in Zac Snyder’s “Sucker Punch” were undergoing to get ready for filming. Now comes news of another actor joining the upcoming project–the star of AMC’s award-winning series, “Mad Men,” Jon Hamm. Hamm will play High Roller in the upcoming movie.  Beyond […]

Big Finish Renews “Doctor Who” Contract


Good news for fans of the audio adventures of the Doctor. The popular Big Finish audios will continue until at least December of 2010. Big Finish, who has published monthly audio dramas featuring all of the remaining Doctors from the classic series (with the exception of Tom Baker) for several years now, recently extended their […]

Cheadle Reveals Possible “Iron Man 2″ Cameos

On last week’s Slice of SciFi, we brought you news about actor Don Cheadle suiting up to play War Machine in next summer’s “Iron Man 2.” Now the actor is spilling the beans on which Marvel Universe characters might make a cameo in the upcoming film.  As you may recall, the first movie created waves […]

First Look at Brian Austin Green as Metallo


The ninth season of “Smallville” is shaping up to have some interesting guest appearances from the popular D.C. universe. Yesterday we brought you the story about who could guest in the fifth episode and we’ve previously brought word that actor Brian Austin Green has signed on for a guest spot in the upcoming season. Green […]

“Wolfenstein” Returns


Some of you may be too young to remember a time when we didn’t have 3-D first-person shooter games. But there are some of us who may recall the early excitement of seeing the games hit computers for the first time. The granddaddy of them all was id Software’s popular and groundbreaking game, “Wolfenstein 3-D.” […]

Ticket Requests Crash “Avatar” Site

In what should be encouraging news for 20th Century Fox, interest in free tickets to the upcoming preview footage of “Avatar” crashed the movie’s web site yesterday, reports the Hollywood Reporter. Tickets were made available at noon yesterday for screenings this week of the 16 minutes of preview footage. After 17,000 of the 68,000 available […]

Weekend Box Office Final — August 14 – 16, 2009

All totals are U.S. box office only. SF and genre-related films in bold. Title ….Reported Weekend Box Office….Gross Since Premiere 1. District 9…$37,354,308…$37.350 2. GI Joe.…$22,324,341….$98.580 3. Time Traveler’s Wife, The….$18,623,171….$18.620 4. Julie & Julia….$12,055,918…..$43.340 5. G-Force….$6,915,642….$99.060 6. Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince….$5,141,072….$283.880 7. Ugly Truth, The ….$4,448,232….$77.450 8. Ponyo ….$3,585,852….$3.590 9. Funny […]

Report Indicates Over Half of X-Box Systems Fail

If you’re an X-Box gamer and you’ve experienced the red ring of death, odds are you aren’t alone. A new survey by Game Informer magazine finds that the systems fail 54.2% of the time. To add insult to injury, those who have their system repaired find that it fails 41.2%. The results came from a […]

It’s Official: Singer Will Direct “BSG” Movie

Last week, we told you about reports that director Bryan Singer was looking to resurrect his vision for “Battlestar Galactica” on the big-screen. Now it’s official. According to Variety, the director has signed on with Universal Pictures to create an all-new “Battlestar Galactica” for the big-screen. And no, it won’t have anything to do with […]