Books I want to read:
The Windup Girl- Paolo Bacigalupi
The Native Star - M.K. Hobson
Heart-Shaped Box - Joe Hill
Locke & Key (Graphic Novel) - Joe Hill
The Broken Kingdoms - N. K Jemisin (The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms was fantastic.)
The Living Dead 2 - Anthology. The first one was good and I know someone in the second one!
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot
Under Heaven - Guy Gavriel Kay
Ghost Story - Jim Butcher (Yeah, not until April, I know.)

Books I have that I need to read:
Shadowrise - Tad Williams
Arms-Commander - L. E. Modesitt Jr.
Imager - L. E. Modesitt Jr.
Deadnought - Cherie Priest (Started this at the gym.0
Catie's newest bit of Old Races awesome.
The Folding Knife - K. J. Parker
Tongues of Serpents - Naomi Novik

The military tactics of Joan d'Arc book I found as well as the book on Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Anyone else have any recomendations
'Glee‘ has drawn the interest of Javier Bardem. Seems he and Ryan Murphy were both working together on 'Eat Pray Love' and came up with an idea.

Netflix and Relativity Media announced an agreement through which major theatrically released films owned by Relativity will be licensed directly and exclusively to Netflix for streaming to its subscribers during the "pay TV window." "Among the first wave of films covered under the Netflix-Relativity deal are The Fighter, starring Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg and Amy Adams and distributed by Paramount Pictures, and Skyline, co-directed by the Brothers Strause and released by Rogue Pictures and Universal Studios. Both films are scheduled for theatrical release later this year and to be available at Netflix in early 2011. Also on tap for Netflix are Rogue Pictures' Nicolas Cage action/thriller Season of the Witch and Movie 43, written and directed by Peter Farley."

Like the costume or not, people haven't talked about Wonder Woman this much in quite awhile. I only wish that the average person on the street talking about her costume could even possibly equate to people picking up an issue to see what they think about it.

Clip-on aviator style 3-D glasses anyone? http://www.cineworld.co.uk/news/212/detail

Harlan Ellison is selling off some of his stuff: http://harlanellison.com/heboard/visitors/brochure.pdf If you're into old/rare books, this is worth looking at.

If you want to see Milla Jovovitch's costumes for the new Three Musketeer's they're working on, check it out over here: http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=67538

Amazing Spider-Man editor Stephen Wacker: "For the couple of months coming out of "One Moment in Time," we're going to be bringing a lot of threads of Peter's life that we've been developing since we started working on the book into one big story, 'Origin of the Species.' It sort of gives Pete a moment to assess all the stuff that's happened to him for the last 100 or so issues. Beyond that, we've already started talking about the fact that it might be time for a new, or at least better, Spider-Man. I feel like we've done as much as we can do in terms of Peter Parker's time as Spider-Man." - I'll let you all speculate as to what he means by all that.
First reported by Showbiz 411, it looks like Michael Fassbender is officially official to play Magneto. I think this is BRILLIANT casting. I've liked him in everything I've seen him in and at some point, I will watch Jonah Hex just for his malicious glee.

Marvel announced this morning that Jeph Loeb is now Executive Vice President, Head of Television, and will be in charge of bringing more Marvel properties to TV. This is also pretty huge, all things considered but feels like a ove to counter Geoff Johns' new job.

In case you didn't notice Neil Gaiman and The Graveyard Book won The Carnegie Medal. Also, Cherie Priest won a Locus award for Boneshaker. Hooray!

A limited number of SDCC badges will go on sale this morning at 10PST (like very shortly.)

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced that the "Back to the Future" 25th Anniversary Trilogy is hitting Blu-ray and DVD on October 26.

Sony is really trying to narrow down who is going to be Peter Parker. I imagine they'd like to announce who it is, is possible, at Comic Con.

Also, regarding the Hobbit, there are no deals yet. There are a lot of people who WANT Peter Jackson to direct it - that makes sense. In the end, though, there is no deal yet and it isn't like they'd be able to make anything until the MGM stuff is resolved.

You can find the teaser for The Social Network here: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/45577 I have to admit, I'm now much more interested in this than I was before seeing it, so it certainly worked.

Daniel Radcliffe is said to be taking the lead in a new All Quiet on the Western Front. Not a bad move for him at all.

It looks like Marvel is moving to a Live Action Doctor Strange. Patrick Dempsey is rumored to want the role.

Here's a tidbit from the Glastonbury music festival this weekend for you Whovians out there:

Wooo hooo!

Apr. 6th, 2010 09:46 am
Today is new Harry Dresden day! Hooray!

Here is a list of what is cancelled and what is continued into next year on TV: http://www.armchaircommentary.com/2010/04/tv-shows-whats-canceled-whats-saved.html

The Voltron movie is really, really in development hell. It seems we're going to give it a THIRD go around with a THIRD script. Seriously guys, I read one of those scripts and it was pretty good. (No, really.) I'm not sure what you're looking for here.

Lucasfilm Animation said Monday that ‘Star Wars‘ is coming to TV as an animated comedy series. The sitcom is still in development and doesn’t have a title yet. And, really, there are like four different Star Wars TV projects all still heading toward happening some day and really, I'm not looking forward to any of them right now. Even if this new one is with Seth Green. Okay. Maybe just a little.

Harrison Ford may be joining Cowboys And Aliens (directed by John Favreau). Right now this is all rumor but Favreau has teased big casting news and there is a rumor that Ford will be working on a comic book property with a 'hot' director next. Hrmmmm.

It looks like there is an actual draft for a third Batman movie making the rounds. I have NO idea how genuine it is. The rumor mill says Emily Blunt has passed on Captain America because she wants to be a certain feline lady... Hrmmmmm. Lots of rumors.

Kryptonsite has learned: "Alaina Huffman will be returning to Smallville in the show's May 14 season finale, 'Salvation,' as Dinah Lance/The Black Canary." Arg.

Director Sylvain White (a name, I think you should start to be familiar with) has worked on Scott Pilgrim VS The World and now, has expressed his interest in helming an adaptation of the classic "Robotech" animated series. This is another project that has been wandering around out there for awhile without much energy.

What was called "War of Gods" will now be called "Immortals" and will follow Theseus around. Since "Clash of the Titans" did big business with Perseus... Yeah. Wonder how into the myth we're gonna get there. The cast is mostly solid at least: John Hurt, Isabel Lucas, Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Luke Evans, Kellan Lutz, Joseph Morgan, Freida Pinto and Mickey Rourke.

I saw this one on TV and couldn't resist it:


Ahem. IS IT MAY YET?
Those of you on my friend's list who are Queen & Country readers should be excited to see this loveliness. And if you aren't a Queen and Country reader, why not? Seriously, if you like spies and/or snarky kick ass women, this is really for you. October is FAR AWAY! GAH!

So, it looks like Bryan Singer will be producing X-Men First Class because of the fact that he's already committed to making Jack the Giant Killer with WB. For those of you who may not remember X-men is with Fox and WB and Fox are not the best of buddies recently. (Rememeber that Watchmen mess? Yeah.) So, I'm guessing they aren't up for sharing too much or letting him out of that contract.

Speaking of X-men movies, Mark Millar claims that Fox 'offered him X-men 4' but who knows what he's talking about or what he was actually offered. He's never directed a movie and as far as I know, never written an entire movie script... So producer, maybe? I don't know. It seems odd and he's certainly said other things that were... well... exaggerations.

I love the fact that Tiny Titans are getting actual story books. It is brilliant. Again, Tiny Titans is consistantly one of my favorite reads every month. Yes, it is aimed at 8 year olds. I really don't care as it is hilarious and cute.

According to Bloody Disgusting, actor Jonny Lee Miller is the leading candidate to be Rick Grimes in the "The Walking Dead" on AMC. I like Jonny Lee Miller very much and am looking forward to that. Last week Jon Bernthal was cast as Shane.

J. Michael Straczynski, who wrote a nice arc on Thor, is apparently getting a cameo in the movie. He posted the following on Facebook: "It was supposed to be just a ten second deal, but director Kenneth Branagh decided (against the evidence) that I can act, so he kept putting me in more bits. We'll see what ends up on the cutting room floor, but it was a lot of fun... All I can say is that it was something drawn from my tenure writing the Thor comic...so basically I've finally disappeared into my own narrative. Knew that would happen one of these days."

Stephen Daldry joins Sofia Coppola, Bill Condon and Gus Van Sant on the people who they want to direct Breaking Dawn but who (likely) totally will never direct Breaking Dawn. I mean, while we're at it why don't we add Steven Spielberg, Terry Gilliam and James Cameron just for fun.

And, well, yes: http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2010/3/29/dm-101/ - I was a little sad not to be at PAXEast this weekend, as all of the Twitter posts made it sound awesome but I needed the weekend of not doing anything SO BADLY.

*blinks*

Mar. 24th, 2010 12:05 pm
Ummm. What?

Gary Marshall says that Jamie Foxx is writing a Laverne and Shirley movie for (wait for it) Jessica Biel and Jennifer Garner. Now, those two are just the ones Gary Marshall says he would want but.... the whole thing is just strange.

The Maleficent movie has found a writer and is continuing to move forward.

Will Smith is looking to choose between The City That Sailed (which sounds pretty cool - about a girl who magically causes the island of Manhattan to sail across the Atlantic to be reunited with her father) and Men in Black 3, which sounds like a lot of fun.

Sony is making an all-CGI "Popeye", with the Avi Arad producing. (Likely 3D as well, because what isn't these days?)

Dimension Films has scheduled an August 19, 2011 release for Robert Rodriguez's Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World. Okay.

Olivia Munn is featured on the cover of "Complex" magazine's April/May issue and she talks about how she got a completely new role in Iron Man 2. It seems during editing the movie was coming together a little darker than the role they'd filmed for her, so they either made a new role or re-wrote her entirely. I've only seen sections of the interview, so I'm not sure which it is. She did say "Marvel and Jon had to add another character from the Marvel universe to keep me included," though, so it seems like it has been changed entirely.

Scream 4. Wheee? Ehn.

It looks like they're making another go at actually making a Spy Hunter movie. *shrugs*

It seems that in Transformers 3 JohnMalkovich is Sam Witwicky's first boss and Frances McDormand is the National Intelligence Director. Or that's what the rumors and leaks are saying.

Don Murphy's Angryfilms has optioned film rights to "Little Brother" by Cory Doctrow, which could be amazing. If you haven't read the book, I really recommend it. I recommend it especially to those of you who might have children around the age of 10-14 in the nearby area to pass it off to INSTANTLY.

Lots of good books coming out in April. I'm gonna be swamped again. Hooray! Changes by Jim Butcher is at the top of the list.
Universal Pictures has chosen July 1, 2011 for the Peter Berg-directed Battleship movie of, yes, the board game.

The Smurfs has been moved from late 2010 to summer 2011. I wouldn't want to go up against Tron Legacy again.

Christopher Waltz (the milk drinking Nazi from Basterds) has been cast as the villain Chudnofsky in The Green Hornet, replacing Nick Cage.

Harrison Ford says that he is, you know, interested in playing Indy again. The quote is, actually, "... the story for the new Indiana Jones is in the process of taking form. Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and myself are agreed on what the fifth adventure will concern, and George is actively at work. If the script is good, I'll be very happy to put the costume on again."

Michael Fassbender says that he took a lot of inspiration for his Jonah Hex villain from Frank Gorshin's Riddler. Which is brilliant and I can sort of see that from what I've seen of that movie. It looks like everything's been turned up to 11.

"It's oddly relaxing to realize that Kanye just set a bar for douchebaggery that, for the rest of my life, I could not reach if I TRIED." - Mark Waid

Michael Bay's official website updated today - He's meeting on Transformers 3, Bad Boys 3 and a whole slew of other things that look like they'll feature explosions.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/apple.jpg

Bruce Campbell says he has a larger part in Spidey 4 (starts filming in January) but he doesn't know what it is. I'm still voting for Mysterio.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is going to be in the Red Dawn remake and is starting a campaign to play Lobo. He looks about right for it as a start....

Maybe I will go back to school - http://sites.history.msu.edu/historyofcomics/ Seriously. Check out the Graphic Novel assigned reading list. I'm tempted to write papers for some of these topics just to exercise my brain.

A new Muppets Halloween special will air next year on TV. Animal's Drum Kit will be released on the iPhone in October. There will be a new line of plush Muppet stuffed animals starting with Kermit. There will be a Waldorf and Statler book coming as well as more Muppet music CDs.

The word is Spielberg wants Robert Downey Jr. to play the man who sees an invisible rabbit in his "Harvey" remake.

Roger Avary and Samuel Hadida have both signed on for a sequel to Silent Hill. Huh. Well. I.... Hrmmmm. I didn't like Silent Hill but I didn't think it was an awful movie. I would have done it differently.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance comes out tomorrow. September 15th is tomorrow already? What?
And other flail-y type noises and motions.

I cannot find my copy of A Gentleman's Game.

This is unfortunate because, well, I need to lend it out to someone.

GAH!

*mutters*
Christopher McQuarrie has been signed on to write the next Wolverine movie. Christopher McQuarrie is good news because of something else he wrote - The Usual Suspects. He was involved with the first X-men movie but took his name off of it as it ended up being more David Hayter's in the end than his. So, we're starting from a good place, at least.

Bloody Disgusting has learned exclusively that Legendary Pictures is looking to make a Godzilla movie and relaunch him here. I don't think relaunch is the right word. I mean, that implies that he's been forgotten or faded away at all. There are no details other than this would be another fresh start.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=58023 - Paul Bettany as an angel with machine guns and Doug Jones. I don't need more than that, really. It'll likely be cheesy but I don't care. It'll get at least one viewing from me. (Watch out, there are some bad words in this if you're at work.)

Speaking of Paul Bettany, he's going to be in “Priest”. That movie has just signed Maggie Q as well.

Brett Ratner wants Robert Pattinson to be in his "Youngblood" movie. Okay then.

The Submariner movie is currently at Universal, which means that it isn't one of the Marvel properties and likely won't be tied in in the same way. Of course, there doesn't seem to be much motion on it, either.

Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark seems to have run into some problems. The production has currently halted but the producers are saying everything is okay and that they'll still be opening February. Really.

Guy Ritchie is hinting that he has a comic book property that he's expecting to be filming on by January. *ponders* Guy Ritchie filming a hero movie that is getting ready for production that doesn't have a director yet. Anyone got any guesses? Any wishes?

Ernie Hudson will appear in several episodes of Heroes this season as Captain Bullock. Uh-huh.

I may have mentioned this before or I may have forgotten to mention it - The Blair Witch Project is getting a sequel, now ten years after. (There was a sequel already and it blew but it didn't have the original writers and directors involved.) They're interested in 'what happens next'. So, there you go.

There is a new Tad Williams book out. Hooray! I've liked the Shadowmarch stuff pretty well so far, so that will be lovely to read. I'm storing up quite a backlog these days.
I just finished reading Maledicte by Lane Robbins (not Jane) and cannot recommend the book enough. It hooked me more strongly than I have been in awhile. I would have liked a little more details on the day to day aspects of the world but in the end it didn't stop my enjoyment of the book. I must download the second one for my Kindle now, which funnily enough has a quote from [livejournal.com profile] mizkit on the detail page. Someone reviewed it as romantic fantasy and I guess it is in much the same way that Romeo and Juliet might be - nothing is happy and there are swords and blood and vengence and death and crossdressing.

It is a lovely book.

Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair might actually make its way out onto DVD at some point. The rumor is, from Quentin himself, that there is a much longer anime O-Ren sequence.

Hugh Jackman says, shockingly, that they're begining to work on the Wolverine sequel. They're going to be in Japan! Oooooooo! Surprising, I know.

Hollywood Snitch reports that Edward James Olmos is going to be in The Green Hornet.

Lots of awesome people in this video.
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=57191 - Badly scanned image of Scarlett Johannson as Black Widow. Niiiiiice. Nice.

There is a Twilight manga on the way. .... *sighs*

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince earned an estimated $22.2 million for its 3,003 midnight screenings, beating the $18.5 million midnight runs by The Dark Knight and the $16.9 million earned by Revenge of the Sith.

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters is on the way, headed to your bookshelves.

There is a third Bridget Jones moving coming.

There was an early screening of GI Joe last night in Kansas City. All of the reviews I'm reading are saying that a) it is a fun movie and b) it is better than Transformers 2.

Stephen Chow has officially completely pulled entirely out of The Green Hornet.

Nick Cage says that he wants to 'reconstruct' Ghost Rider for a second movie.
David Eddings died yesterday. http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/authors/fantasy_author_david_eddings_has_died_118050.asp?c=rss

His books were some of the first fantasy I read voraciously. While there were certainly flaws with his books, there were also fantasic characters and rollicking high adventure. I enjoyed being able to talk about them with my father, which brought us to a point where we could read Robert Jordan together. This brings home that I'm very much reaching the age where my childhood heroes are starting to die, which is an odd, odd mental place.

I'll update on other entertainment things later.
Saturday! Wolverine at 2:20 at the Regal Meridian. If it is sold out, there are like a million showings after that. After seeing Wolverine, there will be Smite Fest 2 - http://smitefest.org/2009/04/04/announcing-smitefest-2/ Which sounds like it should be good fun for everyone involved. I may bring my Killer Bunnies....

I want to point out that both [profile] ruckawriter (Greg Rucka) and [personal profile] mizkit (C. E. Murphy) have books out today. Walking Dead and The Pretender's Crown, respectively. I'm looking forward to reading both of them very soon. I need to finish Pride and Predjudice and Zombies first.

Your new update - Sapphires! http://dcublog.dccomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/bnln_ssap.jpg Love is dangerous stuff. There are a lot ways this can go weird.

It seems that Wolverine may well have multiple endings, somewhat like Clue. Different things happen! Interesting thing to do in a potential franchise movie. It is rumored that one is a Deadpool ending and one is a Wolverine in Japan ending. Interesting.

Ryan Reynolds has made mention in a few interviews that he'd like to do some sort of Deadpool and Calbe thing. It has the possibility of the awesome but who knows, really. He even mentioned Black Tom, so, that really confirms the geekness or at least that he's done a little comic reading.

Meanwhile, also proving that he did some reading up, Taylor Kitsch wants to do a Gambit movie in where they go back to his Thieves Guild days.

“Surrogates” is scheduled to hit theaters September 25, 2009. It is another comic adaption but I haven't read the source material. It certainly sounds interesting, though. People stay at home and send out robotic duplicates to do day to day things for them. Bruce Willis is the star, playing a detective investigating the bizarre serial killings of the robotic duplicates. There has been a viral marketing push behind this with some websites and now a poster. I'm thinking of tracking down the original.

It seems that Drop Dead Fred is being remade. That really seems like an odd choice for a remake. I guess if you're looking for an interesting concept that really didn't work the first time around, this fits the bill. I liked it well enough but it never stood out at all.

Fox's Gulliver's Travels movie has added Amanda Peet to the cast. It already has Emily BLunt, Jack Black and Jason Segel.

And last but not least they've started filming the Clash of the Titans remake.
Battlestar Galactica will make its way to Blu-ray with a 20-disc set that will be released July 28th for an MSRP of $350. *shivers* BLUE RAY VIPER COMBAT. Mmmmmmmm.

Not my normal sort of thing but here are some completely awesome photos of Saturn: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/04/cassinis_continued_mission.html Man, space is so cool.

Today is Orange Lantern day - http://dcublog.dccomics.com/2009/04/22/corps-101-agent-orange/ Ironically enough, I can't click through to the larger image. Greedy bastard.

Also, super pretty: http://dcublog.dccomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/bmwhatever_cvr.jpg

There is an interesting viral thing happening on Deviant Art. I only noticed because I watch Dustin Nguyen's page for new stuff. The symbol here: http://duss005.deviantart.com/art/04-13-2009-119162462 has been showing up. Hrmmm. Anyone in the know on this one? Another example is here: http://manapul.deviantart.com/art/run-117611060

I think I talked about this before once but there is a Stoker Family approved sequel to Dracula coming in October. It has been co-written by Bram Stoker’s great-grand nephew Dacre (any guesses on how to say that?) Stoker and Dracula historian (What a job) Ian Holt.

Lauren Shuler Donner has a lot to say these days, with Wolverine coming out. Here's a summary of what she's had to say: Magneto - Great script, no forward motion currently but they'd like to start. Constantine 2 - Not entirely dead but looking for a writer. X-men First Class: What she really wants to do next and thinks it has potential.

Interesting situation over here about Twitter, link aggregation, sourcing material, payment, journalism and... Just go read it: http://blog.newsarama.com/2009/04/22/my-opinion-is-right-comics-press-is-crippled-like-no-other-industry/

According to Variety, Fox 2000 is looking to get the rights to Patricia Cornwell's books series about a medical examiner as a vehicle for Angelina Jolie. With a little bit of looking, it seems there are 16 novels in the series, which would be a lot of potential movies. Has anyone read these books?

Deadline Hollywood Daily has mentioned that David Slade is in talks to direct third Twilight movie. The David Slade that made Hard Candy, btw.

It also seems that Michael Gonrdy is planning on linking his Green Hornet movie with the Johnny Depp Lone ranger movie tath keeps getting bandied about. While they are supposed to be linked, it is interesting that he's actally looking to do it. Of course, I'm still just tickled at the idea of the a Michael Gondry Green Hornet movie.

It seems that currently Kirsten Dunst is still a 'maybe' for Spider-Man 4. I'm torn on how I feel about that. While I'd like to keep her, she's not exactly iconic as MJ for me. I'd probably be okay with a change.

You get about three seconds to recognize the voice over work here. Is this new? I don't remember this from the other X movies.
Michael J. Fox will be on‘Rescue Me,” which is starting Season Five tonight. He will play a paraplegic and will appear in five episodes. I love this show. It is gritty and unappologetic and that's what I like about it.

Mandalay Pictures has acquired theatrical rights to and will develop a big-screen version of "Full Metal Panic". It looks like Zac Effron is being looked at to star. There haven't been many anime to live-action cross overs that have done well...

Iron Man 2 set photos are starting to trickle out. Not much to see just yet. Though there is a rumor we'll be seeing a love triangle... (Ahem, Pepper, Tony and Natasha)

Arisia and Kilowog! Arisia and Kolowog! http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810077708/video/12839105 And, y'know, some guy named Jordan.

Ryan Carnes, possibly better known as Laszlo from Doctor Who, or maybe as Justin from Desperate Housewives will play The Phantom for Sci...Syfy when they launch the show again later this year. In other news Tahmoh Penikett and Laura Vandervoort will star in "Riverworld". The premise of that one is interesting (the leads die and wake up in a world that has everyone who has ever died in it...) and it has Alan Cumming in it, so... I'll probably tune in for an episode or two.

House was ... intense last night. Totally unexpected, for me at least. If you haven't seen last night's show, I'll put this behind a cut. )

The first reviews on Star Trek are startin to come in (Man, that's soon. I need to start looking for tickets for a few of these...) and they're all really positive. Which is sort of amazing.

Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood starts April 9th in Japan. Funimation will begin offering the series on it's website starting on April 13th. Not sure if it is a total reboot or if the website will be subbed or what. I loved the original FMA, though. I should really get that on DVD.

Turn Coat, the new Harry Dresden book came out today. Hooray!
This press release from Tor might interest you:

New York, NY: Monday, March 30, 2009

Tor Books is proud to announce the November 3rd, 2009 on-sale date for The Gathering Storm, Book Twelve of The Wheel of Time and the first of three volumes that will make up A Memory of Light, the stunning conclusion to Robert Jordan’s beloved and bestselling fantasy series. A Memory of Light, partially written by Jordan and completed by Brandon Sanderson, will be released over a two-year period.

Robert Jordan, one of the greatest storytellers of the 20th and early 21st centuries, passed away in 2007 after a courageous battle with the rare blood disease amyloidosis. Brandon Sanderson, the New York Times bestselling author of the Mistborn books, was chosen by Jordan’s editor—his wife, Harriet McDougal—to complete the final book.

You can read the rest here: http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=blog&id=19734

And before you say anything bad about the book being split into three books, I would like to point you here: http://www.brandonsanderson.com/article/56/Splitting-AMOL. This is the man who has been tasked with trying to piece the ending of this thing together and what he has to say about it. I'm happy to be getting a chance to read the ending of this in whatever form it comes in and, y'know, if he can manage to wrap up even most of it, I'll be thrilled. I am not envious of the task given to Brandon Sanderson and I'm sort of awed by the undertaking.

One 250K book a year for the next three is fine by me.
Have you been waiting for a new Harry Potter trailer? Have you? Well. Here you are. It looks.... pretty good, really. I liked the fifth movie very much, even though it was my least favorite of the books.

Heroes is going to get a 18 to 20 episode fourth season. I've officially stopped watching this season, so I'm indifferent about this.

The final trailer for Wolverine is over here. Interesting. Deadpool is still not scarred up. Gambit's eyes are fixed. And who is the weird albino guy? Hrmmmm. Though most of this are things were seen before.

It seems that Daft Punk will be scoring Tron 2. Daft Punk? Really? That's... brilliant. Or it could be anyway.

The synopsis for the novelization of the new Star Trek movie is a bit... ummmm.. spoilery. So watch out for that one.
http://whatever.scalzi.com/2009/02/26/10-things-to-remember-about-authors/

I have to say, I am blessed to have a handful of friends who seem to have made it in this whole book publishing industry and another few people I know well enough to chat but probably not well enough to really call friends who have more than made it. I typically don't talk about work with the first group (unless there is something really cool going on to talk about) and am still working on being cool and chill and finding things that aren't work to talk to the second group about, because even if you love your job would that be all you'd want to talk to someone about? Really? Friendships are not made of this.

Samuel L. Jackson has been signed to a NINE picture deal with Marvel. So, lemme see... That would be Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers... Ummmmm... Ant-Man...? Namor? Probably some sequels in there somewhere. Maybe a SHIELD movie? Good to see something moving forward, though.

Fox has ordered two additional seasons of "The Simpsons". It is getting to be a point when I can't remember a world before the Simpsons. 22 years at the end of that order. A long, long time.

Both the Hollywood Reporter and Variety are reporting Warner Bros. has hired Justin Marks to write a Suicide Squad screenplay. Huh. That could be very interesting. Sort of an A-Team meet James Bond sort of action vibe. I like it for a franchise.

Variety says that Jerry Seinfeld is returning to NBC as creator and exec producer of a reality series called "The Marriage Ref", a show that will poke fun marriage. “This is not a therapy show, it’s a comedy show,” said Seinfeld. “After nine years of marriage, I have discovered that the comedic potential of this subject is quite rich.”

There are... a LOT of remakes coming. I'm... I don't want to type this... but...The Arthur remake I've mentioned before looks like it has a writer. Total Recall (sighs) and The NeverEnding Story (really big sigh) are both green lit for remakes. C'mon people. If they're looking for be more faithful to the orignal stories, I might be up for that but .... No. I'm tired of these remakes.

There is more stuff out there but it gets pretty stupid pretty fast today (Strech Armstrong: The Movie?). So, I'll just be happy with the ECCC guest list. Aaron Douglas, Tamoh Penikett, Ray Park, Wil Wheaton, Bruce Timm.... Man. Working the photo area is gonna be interesting and fun. And BSG-tastic.
I'm going to get a Kindle and I'm going to get it in time for my trip to visit my parents. Birthday present to me.

So there.

Gore Verbinki is going direct a new Clue movie. Hrmmm.

Are you ready for this? 2010 and 2011 are going to be full of geekness. Someone once told me the best was over. Pah

Look for Jonah Hex on August 6th 2010 and Green Lantern on December 17th of the same year. .

The second half and last of the Harry Potter movies will be released on July 15, 2011. (That will be the same weekend as The Avengers movie unless someone blinks.)

December 25th, 2009 - Sherlock Holmes (the Robert Downey Jr. one), Disney's Princess and the Frog and The Rock's Tooth Fairy movie.

The new Clash of the Titans will be March 26, 2010.

There is a new Yogi Bear project underway.

Lindsay Price has been cast as one of the Witches of the new Eastwick.

Lou Diamond Phillips, Ming-Na, Elyse Levesque and Alaina Huffman finish the cast of Stargate Universe.

LL Cool J has been cast to star in CBS' "NCIS" spin-off. He's gonna be an ex-Navy Seal!

There are a LOT of Watchmen reviews out there and they're not the reactions you'd usually expect - either absurdly positive or negative - as fan reviews tend to be.
I'm looking forward to reading this: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=92159514&blogID=468114731

It looks like Michigan may be replacing Vancouver as the favorite new hotspot for filming movies. Sam Raimi and others are taking advantage of the 42% in tax rebates Michigan offers to filmmakers. And really, growing up around there likely doesn't hurt. If you can help people out in times like these, wouldn't you?

The Financial Post reviews author Sean Wise’s 2008 book How To Be Business Superhero. This book divides its 35 chapters into lessons you can learn from particular superheroes and villains. As an example, chapter 18 is apparently entitled “Madrox: Synergistic Multitasking.” That really makes me actually want to read it. I know. I'm a dork.

I wish the show were still this entertaining: http://www.hulu.com/superbowl/55721/super-bowl-xliii-ads-nbc-heroes-football BTW, the rest of the SuperBowl ads are below if you want to watch them all. Some good trailers in there. Really looking forward to Star Trek.

Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel has joined the cast of M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender. Now, is this because people were screaming about the fact that a cartoon full of characters that are of all sorts of Asian cultures were entirely cast with white people? No idea but it feels like it.

And Warren Ellis says: "My friend John Rogers’ tv show LEVERAGE got picked up for a second season on TNT. Congratulations, mate." Indeed. Fun show. Glad to be watching it.

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