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 Posted:   Jun 9, 2014 - 8:52 AM   
 By:   fisch   (Member)

MONDAY, JUNE 9

ANT-MAN---Peyton Reed (YES MAN) replaces Edgar Wright as director. Adam McKay (ANCHORMAN) will rewrite the original script. Reportedly, the two candidates for DOCTOR STRANGE are Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch.

JOHN CARTER---director/co-writer Andrew Stanton tweeted that he was working on two sequels to the original movie. He tweeted about GODS OF MARS, "Could have been cool. Had big plans,,," and commented on WARLORD OF MARS, "That would have led to even bigger plans." He also posted logos for the sequels.





TOP 10 SCI FI---astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who had negative comments about the scientific accuracy of GRAVITY, listed his Top 10 Sci Fi movies.
1. THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (original)
2. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
3. PLANET OF THE APES (original)
4. THE TERMINATOR
5. THE QUIET EARTH
6. CONTACT
7. DEEP IMPACT
8. THE MATRIX
9. THE ISLAND
10. WATCHMEN
11. BLADE RUNNER (honorable mention)





MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5---Jeremy Renner confirmed he's returning for the latest sequel and denied he's available for TRUE DETECTIVE, "It's kind of unlikely. In fact, I'm kind of strapped time-wise doing AVENGERS 2, and MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5 is rearing its head, and then they want to do another Bourne movie. It's unlikely I can find the time right now."

TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A.---William Friedkin (THE EXORCIST, THE FRENCH CONNECTION) said tv series are underway based on two of his movies, "MGM is trying to develop a television series on TO LIVE AND DIE IN LA. It won't be that story at all, but it will be that vibe." Friedkin will have approval on the scripts and may direct the pilot. The second is KILLER JOE, "It will not be the same story, but it will be very edgy, not unlike FARGO."

PACIFIC RIM 2---Guillermo del Toro said he and Zak Penn (X-MEN: THE LAST STAND) are writing a sequel script, but it hasn't been approved by a studio, "I'm working very, very hard with Zak Penn. We've been working for a few months now in secret. We found a way to twist it around. Travis Beacham (co-writer of the original movie) was involved in the storyline and now I'm writing with Zak because Travis has become a TV mogul."

THE RETURNED---Mary Elizabeth Winstead (LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD) will co-star in this A&E series set in a small town where several long-dead residents suddenly reappear.

ONCE UPON A TIME---the Snow Queen, Anna and Kristoff from FROZEN will appear in Season 4.

WHITNEY HOUSTON---Yaya DaCosta will star in this Lifetime tv biomovie with Angela Bassett as director.

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2014 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Reportedly, the two candidates for DOCTOR STRANGE are Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch

Cumberbatch would be a perfect Dr Strange.

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2014 - 9:36 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

TOP 10 SCI FI---astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who had negative comments about the scientific accuracy of GRAVITY, listed his Top 10 Sci Fi movies.
1. THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (original)
2. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
3. PLANET OF THE APES (original)
4. THE TERMINATOR
5. THE QUIET EARTH
6. CONTACT
7. DEEP IMPACT
8. THE MATRIX
9. THE ISLAND
10. WATCHMEN
11. BLADE RUNNER (honorable mention)



Watchmen isn't Sci Fi. One demerit for having that on his Sci Fi list. Another demerit for liking that film. razz

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2014 - 10:08 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Watchmen isn't Sci Fi. One demerit for having that on his Sci Fi list. Another demerit for liking that film. razz

Any care to mention why you think Watchmen isn't a Science Fiction film? Do you know what constitutes a Science Fiction film?

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2014 - 10:51 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Watchmen isn't Sci Fi. One demerit for having that on his Sci Fi list. Another demerit for liking that film. razz

Any care to mention why you think Watchmen isn't a Science Fiction film? Do you know what constitutes a Science Fiction film?


Isn't it a Super Hero movie? Science Fiction is Star Trek TOS, 2001, Planet of the Ape, etc. Calling Matrix Sci Fi is stretching it too. More Super Hero Fantasy than anything else.

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2014 - 10:54 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

THE RETURNED---Mary Elizabeth Winstead (LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD) will co-star in this A&E series set in a small town where several long-dead residents suddenly reappear.


[adds series to DVR]

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2014 - 10:56 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Isn't it a Super Hero movie? Science Fiction is Star Trek TOS, 2001, Planet of the Ape, etc. Calling Matrix Sci Fi is stretching it too. More Super Hero Fantasy than anything else.

Anything with science tech that doesn't (currently) exist is technically sci-fi.

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2014 - 10:56 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Isn't it a Super Hero movie? Science Fiction is Star Trek TOS, 2001, Planet of the Ape, etc. Calling Matrix Sci Fi is stretching it too. More Super Hero Fantasy than anything else.

What does it matter if it's a superhero flick? The characters are grounded, mostly just humans in costumes plus Dr. Manhattan with his sci-fi origin. Its science is no worse than the science in most other science fiction movies.

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2014 - 11:29 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

@- Mr. Jack and Mastadge. Is Avengers Sci Fi then? Sure we can group them altogether into Sci Fi. But generally speaking It think the shows Gene Roddenberry and Irwin Allen produced were Sci Fi shows. The waters got muddled ever since Star Wars which is more science fantasy.

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2014 - 11:34 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Isn't it a Super Hero movie? Science Fiction is Star Trek TOS, 2001, Planet of the Ape, etc. Calling Matrix Sci Fi is stretching it too. More Super Hero Fantasy than anything else.

The story of the book and film deal with an alternate timeline (a Sci-Fi trope) and one the primary characters in the ensemble is a scientist who undergoes a rather startling event seeped in Science Fiction origins. And then the film brings in the looming threat of the nuclear bomb, another Sci-Fi trope. The characters may be superheroes, but the book and film deconstruct those tropes using Sci-Fi and Mystery genre traits.

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2014 - 11:40 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

@- Mr. Jack and Mastadge. Is Avengers Sci Fi then? Sure we can group them altogether into Sci Fi. But generally speaking It think the shows Gene Roddenberry and Irwin Allen produced were Sci Fi shows. The waters got muddled ever since Star Wars which is more science fantasy.

The Avengers and other Marvel films are most certainly in the Science Fiction genre! Look at the character of Iron Man -- a wealthy industrialist who prolongs his life via artificial means and contructs a suit of high tech armor to battle his nefarious enemies. The character of Captain America -- a scrawny patriot is infused with superhuman abilities to fight Nazis; he then proceeds to face an enemy from his past, a brain-washed conspiracy-led super soldier.

THE HULK? I mean are you thinking about these characters and their stories or do you just see "superhero" and make assumptions?

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2014 - 11:51 AM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

Thankfully we were spared sequels to John Carter, an utterly dreadful film and the first time I have seriously considered leaving a movie half way through. I somehow stuck with it although I did check my emails at one point.

Talking of sequels to dreadful movies, Pacific Rim 2? Really? Del Torro says he has found a way to "twist it around" - does that mean this time he is going to have, you know, stuff like characters and a plot? I'd rather stick needles in my eyes than see a follow up to the first film.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2014 - 1:06 PM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

JOHN CARTER???

SEQUELS????

Just how definite is this? (I fear Mr. Stanton may have been discussing his previously proposed trilogy, come to naught with the lack of success of the first one.... Oh well.)

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2014 - 1:14 PM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

JOHN CARTER???

SEQUELS????

Just how definite is this? (I fear Mr. Stanton may have been discussing his previously proposed trilogy, come to naught with the lack of success of the first one.... Oh well.)


Yes he was, thankfully.

The is fortunately about as much chance of a John Carter sequel as the is of me getting sexual favours from Laura Vandervort while the two of us bathe in a pool filled with Krug and hundred dollar notes whilst John Williams serenades us on the piano and Jim Cameron makes a home movie of the event.

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2014 - 1:20 PM   
 By:   drop_forge   (Member)

TOP 10 SCI FI---astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who had negative comments about the scientific accuracy of GRAVITY, listed his Top 10 Sci Fi movies.
1. THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (original)
2. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
3. PLANET OF THE APES (original)
4. THE TERMINATOR
5. THE QUIET EARTH
6. CONTACT
7. DEEP IMPACT
8. THE MATRIX
9. THE ISLAND
10. WATCHMEN
11. BLADE RUNNER (honorable mention)



Watchmen isn't Sci Fi. One demerit for having that on his Sci Fi list. Another demerit for liking that film. razz


That's not why he gets docked points for that list. He rates DEEP F***ING IMPACT above Blade Runner!

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2014 - 2:50 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

THE RETURNED---Mary Elizabeth Winstead (LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD) will co-star in this A&E series set in a small town where several long-dead residents suddenly reappear.

Rocky Mount native! I am in love with this actress. I will definitely be watching this show. Awesome news. Mew Mew MEW!

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2014 - 3:04 PM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)


The is fortunately about as much chance of a John Carter sequel as the is of me getting sexual favours from Laura Vandervort while the two of us bathe in a pool filled with Krug and hundred dollar notes whilst John Williams serenades us on the piano and Jim Cameron makes a home movie of the event.


Naturally in 3D and 48 fps

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2014 - 3:07 PM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)


The is fortunately about as much chance of a John Carter sequel as the is of me getting sexual favours from Laura Vandervort while the two of us bathe in a pool filled with Krug and hundred dollar notes whilst John Williams serenades us on the piano and Jim Cameron makes a home movie of the event.


Naturally in 3D and 48 fps


Hey, what will I care? I'd be in the bath with my millions, my champagne and Laura. Cameron could film it on Super 8 for all I'd care!

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2014 - 3:27 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Nice to see some love for THE ISLAND. Far more entertaining than Bay's TRANSFORMERS movies and yet, only a fraction as successful. Shameful.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2014 - 3:31 PM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)


1. THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (original)
2. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
3. PLANET OF THE APES (original)
4. THE TERMINATOR
5. THE QUIET EARTH
6. CONTACT
7. DEEP IMPACT
8. THE MATRIX
9. THE ISLAND
10. WATCHMEN


Granted, my top ten sci-fi list would cause me to become reviled, some of these are bizarre next to each other.

Nothing more complicated than perception!

 
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