New “Creature From the Black Lagoon” Will Explore Creature’s Origins


While he may not have a green-light from a studio to update the campy classic, “The Creature from the Black Lagoon,” writer and producer Gary Ross says he some ideas how exploring the origin of the famous Universal monster.   Ross recently told SciFi Wire that his script and ideas find a scientific basis for the creature’s […]

Track “The Observer” on “Fringe”

For the past couple of weeks, our Voice Mail show has tracked the appearances of the mysterious “Obeserver” from Fox’s new series, “Fringe.” There are multiple web-sites and groups out there, tracking the exact time the mysterious bald man appears in the show. But what if you don’t have time to go back and watch […]

Hardwick Off “Twilight” Sequel


The stars and writer will be the same, but the person in the directors chair will be different.   Director Catherine Hardwick will not be back to direct the second installment in the “Twilight” series according to the Hollywood Reporter. After opening to a big box-office success in its first weekend, Summit Entertainment immediately green lit production on the […]

Showtime Developing “Syns”


Showtime has signed on to develop a new character driven science-fiction drama called “Syns” according to the Hollywood Reporter.  Orginally called “Doll Hosptial,” the series was created by Stephen Volk, who pitched the concept to the BBC.  The BBC passed on the series, but Showtime showed interest in the concept.  The American version credits Volk […]

Nolan Not Rushing “Dark Knight” Sequel


Fans rushing out to buy “Dark Knight” tomorrow on Blu-Ray or DVD may have to savor it for a while.   According to director Christopher Nolan, he’s not in any rush to make a third installment in the Batman series. In an interview with USA Today, Nolan pointed out that the third installment in comic-book based […]

Monty Python Launches You Tube Channel


Can’t get enough of the Knights Who Say Ni?  Or are you in the mood to hear the Lumberjack Song?  Or to see the Upper Class Twit of the Year Competition? These and many, many more of your favorite Monty Python sketches and moments from their movies are now available on their own YouTube channel.  And […]

Audiences Eat Up Leftovers at Box-Office

The turkey and dressing may be gone, but audiences were gobbling leftovers at the box-office this weekend. Last weekend’s top grossing film, “Four Christmases” held on to the top spot, taking in $18.2 million according to initial estimates.  The comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon was in the top spot for the second straight […]

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Slice of SciFi #190: Terrance Zdunich & Darren Lynn Bousman (Repo! The Genetic Opera)


Interview: This week, we talk about Repo! The Genetic Opera with director Darren Lynn Bousman and writer Terrance Zdunich. The duo talk about some of the challenges in bringing the stage production to the silver screen.

Burton Will Direct “Dark Shadows” Movie


Once a popular daily soap opera and then revived as a weekly series by NBC, “Dark Shadows” is headed for the silver screen.  Tim Burton will bring his own unique vision and style to the movie, which will feature Johnny Depp as Baranbas Collins. Producer Richard D. Zancuk confirmed the movie will be Burton’s next […]

Callis Calls “Galactica” Ending “Operatic”


In just over a month, the second of “Battlestar Galactica”‘s final season begins on SciFi Channel.  Speaking recently to the LA Weekly, actor James Callis, who plays Baltar on the hit series says that fans aren’t prepared for what’s to come. “I don’t think anything could prepare you guys for what happens at the end. […]

“Dark Knight” Headed Back to Theaters

Six weeks after it debuts on DVD, this year’s biggest movie, “The Dark Knight” will be back at a theater near you. According to Variety, Warner Brothers will re-release the latest Chistopher Nolan directed Batman feature into theaters on January 23.  The re-release is a push to help the movie top one billion dollars in […]

“Twilight” Will Debut on Showtime

Cable outlet Showtime has secured the rights to air “Twilight” and 42 other current and upcoming films according to the Hollywood Reporter. Showtime signed a deal with Summit Entertainment that includes the current hit vampire love story and its two potential sequels. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the license fees will be a percentage […]

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George Lucas is planning to tinker with “Star Wars” again.   This time he’s going to upgrade the movies and make them 3-D. “Oh yeah,” Lucas told when asked about the potential for 3-D versions of the films.  “The technology is very difficult. It exists – it’s just extremely expensive, and so what we’re trying […]

Snyder Edits 10 Minutes from “Watchmen”

The battle over the running time of “Watchmen” continues.  SciFi Wire reports director Zach Snyder has turned in a new edit of the film to Warner Brothers.  The new version sees ten minutes of edits made to the film, bringing the run time to two hours and thirty-five minutes.  Warner Brothers hasn’t signed off yet […]