Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Moving day...

The Mutant News will now be on it's revamped parent site Mutant Reviewers from Hell! Very exciting.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bad Fighting to the Death

So with all this Star Trek talk this week I decided to post these clips from the original, which is my personal favorite of the Treks.

Worst Fight Scene Ever (No it's not in slo-mo)

I think Lizard Guy needs to cut down on the cigs!

He's Dead, Jim!

Chats, Trailers, Scripts, Wax!

Participate in First-Ever Live BD Chat with Director Guillermo Del Toro November 23

Trailer Reveals Who’s Hooking Up With Kirk and Why Scotty’s All Wet (Thanks to Justin)

Warner Brothers has posted the script for The Dark Knight (Submitted by dex)

Tinker Bell becomes the smallest wax figure in the history of Madame Tussauds.

Women Who Pretended to Be Men to Publish Scifi Books

The different Terminators of The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Kaiju Eiga.

Darth Toaster.

Comics and Books

Bluewater and Lionsgate are developing a Leprechaun comic. The first story arc will be written by Zach Hunter, the second by Michael Kingston, with art by Kris Carter. In it Lubdan will travel all over to track down his gold "Battling greed, the genocidal Cluracan and new mystical adversaries, Lubdan must save all life to save himself." Says Hunter, "Leprechaun is an immensely popular horror franchise and I'm excited about expanding the mythos.”

Bluewater and Lionsgate will also make a comic version of Warlock. Written by Nick Lyons, it takes place after second sequel (Warlock III: The End of Innocence) with the Warlock trying to destroy a book that imprisoned six other Warlocks in order to release them. It’ll be drawn by Jacob Bear, colored by John Hunt, and alternate covers by Matt Billisle.

Broccoli has decided to shut down its subsidiary Broccoli International USA due to “competition in the subsidiary's fields of business increased sharply in recent years, which resulted in a drop in revenue and profits.” This includes the imprint Broccoli Books which directly published manga and artbooks in North America.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

TV News...

HBO has green lit the David Benioff and D.B. Weiss written pilot for the fantasy drama Game of Thrones based on George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series.

After 14 years Fox has canceled Mad TV. It came “after the show failed to see a ratings boost during the recent presidential campaign.” As compared to Saturday Night Live, that saw some of its best numbers in a while.

NBC has canceled new show My Own Worst Enemy and Lipstick Jungle, in its second year, both due to low ratings. It is unknown whether NBC will let the already filmed episodes for My Own Worst Enemy run out, or yank it out of rotation.

SciFi Channel has green lit the second season to Santuary for thirteen more episodes. It will resume production in Vancouver for an early 2009 premiere.

Mayuri Yamamoto’s horror anthology manga Reset will become a live action TV drama. “Each episode will follow a different person as he or she deals with an ultimate choice.” Naoki Tanaka will play a "time guide" who visits each episode's main character as they choose whether to reset their lives. Premieres in Japan in January.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Animation Week!

Animation Week has started over on MRFH.

Movie News

Dark Horse Entertainment founder Mike Richardson said that the publisher will partner with Universal Pictures to develop movies based on their comics and graphic novels. "We have a slate of projects that we're setting up over at Universal. We've just done a new partnership with Universal. We're very excited about it. We're going to bring some great movies from them. They'll have an announcement very shortly, a press release very shortly about our slate. ... They're great people over there, and they really understand the kinds of books and movies that we do." Titles include R.I.P.D., Emily Strange, and Freaks of the Heartland.

Dentsu will transfer majority ownership in Geneon Entertainment to NBC Universal’s Universal Pictures International Entertainment (UPIE). UPIE will merge Geneon Entertainment with Universal Pictures Japan. UPIE will own 80.1% with Dentsu retaining 19.9%.

Greg Mottola will direct Working Title and Universal’s extraterrestrial comedy Paul. “The story revolves around two British slackers who, after visiting Comic-Con International, go on a road trip to Area 51, where they encounter a small alien named Paul, who enlists them to help him find his way home.” Simon Pegg and Nick Frost will star, and Edgar Wright is exec producing. Filming starts April in New Mexico.

Martha Fiennes’ espionage thriller Blown will star Jim Caviezel and Samuel L Jackson. It’s about “a top MI5 operative whose routine investigation of a global corporation leads him to discover an imminent terrorist attack. Jackson will play Julian Lezard, the businessman who engages him in a high-stakes game of wits and deception.”

Broken Lizard and Adam Duritz are producing Freeloaders. It’s about “five guys and a girl who live in the lap of luxury in a rock star's mansion. But their sweet situation is threatened when the rock star decides to sell the home.”

Director Jeffrey Lau will be making the tentatively titled Robot, a Chinese version of Transformers. A longtime dream for Lau, he has partnered with Le to make a film company for the film. Le investor Zhuo Shungo has said it “will present a refreshing look at Chinese robots for people who are used to stereotypical Hollywood figures like Spiderman and Superman.” … “The Chinese robot, in comparison, would feel closer and more human to audiences, as it is the incarnation of Oriental wisdom and strength.”