Thursday Evening Round-Up: The Veronica Takes Precedence Edition

June 8, 2007

Yeah, yeah, I know… there are a big number of readers here who have probably never even seen an episode of VERONICA MARS, and you’re all wondering when the regular blog posts start back up. I mean, wasn’t there some 80’s toy line that got optioned into a script today?

Seriously though, here’s all the news you probably already got somewhere else by now:

Oh, the new TRANSFORMERS theme song is sweet.

Sean Connery will NOT be appearing in Indy 4. Bummer.

The Speed Racer site is up and running!

Judd Apatow is being sued by someone who claims he stole the story for KNOCKED UP. We ain’t buying it. For a second.

CBR continues their weekly coverage of the big X-events.

Neil Gaiman is giving us a bit more DEATH confirmation. Puts a smile on the face.

AND… Chud’s got some interview snippets with Mr. Gaiman on the subject.

Enjoy 5 beautiful pages (plus cover) from Alan Burnett’s debut on SUPERMAN/BATMAN.

Continuing with all things Gaiman, three STARDUST TV spots are up over at the movie site. Click ‘Video’.

Shadowpact artist Tom Derenick is now DC exclusive.

Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are re-teaming on IMPERIAL LIFE IN THE EMERALD CITY. Sounds interesting.

The Broken Lizard team (SUPER TROOPERS, BEERFEST) have a new pic in production: TAILDRAGGERS.

MySpace Comic Books has an exclusive first look at Devil’s Due’s DRAFTED.

This one will get people talking: WB is adpating Orson Scott Card’s EMPIRE.

Newsarama’s got some clips with FF2 writer Don Payne.

Assassin’s Creed, for PS3, XBox 360, and PC, hits this November. Looks very, very good.

Is my favorite comic book company from when I was a kid, coming back? Valiant apparently returns, but sans MAGNUS, TUROK, and SOLAR. Not sure how to feel.

Whew… I think I’m caught up now. Maybe.

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Monday Morning Round-Up: Fast Cars Edition

June 4, 2007

Paul W.S. Anderson will direct the adaptation of SPY HUNTER, replacing John Woo and continuing his move towards car chaseĀ  films– before this starts, he’s filming Jason Statham in DEATH RACE 3000. No word yet on whether DWAYNE “THE ROCK” JOHNSON is sticking around– he was attached to the project before the directorial change.

Check out the full plot synopsis for CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN.

Scott Porter, of FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, has been cast as a younger version of RACER X (to be played by Matthew Fox) in SPEED RACER. We love FNL, so we love this news. Porter’s also a big comic buff– check out this Newsarama interview.

Here’s an interview with Tim Story, re: FF2. Biggest news: Puppet Master will likely be featured in FF3. That could be cool, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed for Namor or Mole Man.

Oh, and two new FF web sites: one for the video game, one for the animated series.

Danny Goldring has been cast in THE DARK KNIGHT, no word on the role yet.

See some new Transformers footage here. Click on ‘Exclusive Footage.’

And, you’re going to get to see Transformers even earlier… special early showings have been added nationwide on Monday, June 2nd.


Transformers Madness

June 1, 2007

Hey LA! You can see Michael Bay’s TRANSFORMERS a week before the rest of us, on June 26th, at this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival. Right now you need a fest badge, but single day tickets will be made available June 8th. Get all the info here.

The new toy line looks AMAZING, right?!! I can’t WAIT to get my hands on that BLACKOUT figure– they hit stores June 2nd.

I have a feeling this moving is gonna ROCK… yeah, yeah, its Michael Bay… but I’d argue that Bay’s succeeded when it comes to blockbuster action sequences (The Rock, Con Air), and failed when he tries to be ‘intellectual’ or ’emotional’ with the material (Pearl Harbor, Armageddon)… well, TRANSFORMERS definitely plays to the guy’s strengths– no sappy stuff here, just BIG, SHAPESHIFTING ROBOTS kicking ass all over the place.

Don’t believe me? Check out the new trailer, with lots of new shots, over at AICN.