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Re: Small Issues for Sci-fi stuff
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2010, 04:30:27 PM »

Apparently the Captain America film is going to have a musical scene or two. Bit of a joke. I'm expecting it to be as cringe-worthy as the last Spiderman film.

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Speaking to the LA Times, director Joe Johnston said that Cap's distinctive costume presented them with some problems, but with some very creative thinking, they managed to solve them:

"The costume is a flag, but the way we're getting around that is we have Steve Rogers forced into the USO circuit. After he's made into this super-soldier, they decide they can't send him into combat and risk him getting killed. He's the only one and they can't make more. So they say, 'You're going to be in this USO show' and they give him a flag suit. He can't wait to get out of it... So he's up on stage doing songs and dances with chorus girls and he can't wait to get out and really fight."

"When he does go AWOL, he covers up the suit but then, after a few things happen, he realizes that this uniform allows him to lead. By then, he's become a star in the public mind and a symbol. The guys get behind him because he embodies something special," he continued.

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Re: Small Issues for Sci-fi stuff
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2010, 02:05:53 PM »

That description reeks of "No, really, its going to funny, trust us, it'll be good... really..."
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Re: Small Issues for Sci-fi stuff
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2010, 06:51:33 PM »

Third Riddick film is on the way. :)
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Re: Small Issues for Sci-fi stuff
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2010, 08:51:37 PM »

Captain America movie on hold?

"poor box office performance of director Joe Johnston's werewolf movie" yeah, right.... too bad, the USO singing and dancing idea was a real winner.
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Re: Small Issues for SFF stuff
« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2010, 11:15:34 PM »

Alex Bell's début novel, the Ninth Circle, has been film optioned. I'd love to see a film captured in Bucharest. I can't imagine they'll chose to film it elsewhere, given how deeply centred on the place the book was. I wasn't crazy about the novel, but I think it could make for a strong feature film, if executed right.
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Re: Small Issues for SFF stuff
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2010, 11:53:20 PM »

Alas, they already made that film.

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But hey, guess The Bourne Identity 4: Angels and Shit will be a great film.
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Re: Small Issues for SFF stuff
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2010, 12:09:52 AM »

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Alas, they already made that film.

With Johnny Depp as I remember?
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« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2010, 12:17:31 AM »

Matt Damon, actually.
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Re: Small Issues for SFF stuff
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2010, 12:21:41 AM »

I meant the Ninth Gate which is not the "Ninth Circle" obviously so never mind. Move along. :ashamed:
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« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2010, 12:32:11 AM »

I meant the Ninth Gate which is not the "Ninth Circle" obviously so never mind. Move along. :ashamed:


Actually, The Ninth Gate is based on The Dumas Club by Arturo Perez-Reverte, who is likely several times more talented than Miss Bell. However, one might never know... I mean, they are making a film based off a book that essentially ripped off a film, which was very loosely based on a series of books.
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Re: Small Issues for SFF stuff
« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2010, 01:07:05 AM »

Alas, they already made that film.

Spoiler: show
But hey, guess The Bourne Identity 4: Angels and Shit will be a great film.


Uh...okay.
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Re: Small Issues for SFF stuff
« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2010, 01:17:05 AM »

Alas, they already made that film.

Spoiler: show
But hey, guess The Bourne Identity 4: Angels and Shit will be a great film.


Uh...okay.

What? Had to spoiler it, didn't want to give away the novel's lame-ass twist.
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Re: Small Issues for SFF stuff
« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2010, 03:31:39 AM »

Surprised no one posted about this earlier. New BSG spin-off, called 'Three Inches', has been green-lit.
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Re: Small Issues for SFF stuff
« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2010, 06:59:15 PM »

Three Inches has nothing at all to do with BSG. It's a completely separate entity with absolutely no relation.

Read the article again. Maybe look at more than the picture.

Let me break it down for you:

1. Syfy have ordered a pilot for Three Inches, a superhero series.
2. Despite murmurings regarding the future of Caprica, Syfy hasn't shelved its latest BSG franchise and has ideas for further expansions.
3. The first rule of Sharktopus is you do not talk about Sharktopus.
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Re: Small Issues for SFF stuff
« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2010, 02:17:30 PM »

Apparently, there is set to be a Star Wars animated sitcom...I don't know what to make of this news.
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Re: Small Issues for SFF stuff
« Reply #35 on: April 08, 2010, 11:28:31 AM »

liar... you can't wait to see it, you Star Wars fanboy
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Re: Small Issues for SFF stuff
« Reply #36 on: August 10, 2010, 04:09:31 PM »

Final issue for SW: 'Legacy' comes out in 8 days.

Crave...
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Re: Small Issues for SFF stuff
« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2010, 10:56:26 PM »

This could be something special. Psyched.
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Re: Small Issues for SFF stuff
« Reply #38 on: October 05, 2010, 01:55:46 AM »

So, this is happening. Not excited by the possibility of this film, at all.
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Re: Small Issues for SFF stuff
« Reply #39 on: October 05, 2010, 04:50:56 AM »

Hmm, that should be interesting. Snyder has proven that he can do great work when it comes to adaptations--Watchmen is perhaps the best adaptation I have ever seen and the only one that I have no major complaints about. I was not a fan of 300, but I can acknowledge that a lot of other people were and can't deny that it looked great visually. I have yet to see anything he's done aside from adaptations though. If he has done anything other that the not-yet-released Sucker Punch, that is.

Granted I am not as taken with Chris Nolan as everyone else seems to be. Batman Begins was a good film, even if it did have some casting issues (Katie Holmes, anyone?). The Dark Knight's split-second editing during action scenes was the bitter cherry atop mediocre acting (Heath Ledge was the best of the lot, agreed, but the acting of the people around him went a long way to making it look much better than it actually was), Batman's irritating growl, and yet another poor casting choice (same character--different actress--same issue). The Prestige was a good movie, the first time around at least. For me, the movie was not enjoyable upon rewatch. Memento was great though.

In many ways, this is a new thing for Nolan, too--a superhero film that you cannot truly adapt with a healthy dose of realism. You can make it a darker film, more gritty, but you can only go so far until you start pushing on the boundaries of Superman's boyscout ideology.

In fact, what the series needs is a giant step away from the realism of the new Batman films and safety of the previous Superman films and embrace other members of Supes' rogue gallery. What I want to see in this film--Lex Luthor given a sideward glance as he walks down the street, never to be seen again for the rest of the film.

It can't be any worse than Superman Returns (yes, it can, but let's hope people realize that not every film has to include Lex Luthor).

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