We’re Moving! Visit ScrambleNetwork.com!

June 22, 2007

That’s right… Scramble Network is moving off to its own domain, with loads of new features on the way. Really, this wordpress site was sort of a soft beta to work on my blogging skills, and it ended up doing better than I ever dreamed.

There’s no automatic re-direct yet, but all you gotta do is visit the new site here!

The feeds have already been adjusted, and I won’t be taking this site down for a while. So please enjoy the much better-looking and considerably more functional new Scramble Network!


Big News

June 21, 2007

Taking the day off regular blogging to get us set up at our new domain. I’ll update shortly!


Watch the SUPERMAN: DOOMSDAY Trailer Here Now!!!

June 19, 2007

Superman Doomsday – Official Trailer

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Hi, I’m a Marvel… And I’m a DC (Villains Edition)

June 19, 2007

The After Hours skit is a tough one to top, but here’s the latest Mac parody for your enjoyment– this time the villains get some love… same results, though:


Human Tetris

June 17, 2007

Lose, and apparently they dump you in a pool of urine.

I love Japan.


The Factory Trailer!!

June 15, 2007

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Hey… wanna see a trailer for THE FACTORY pilot?

What’s THE FACTORY you ask?

Its the new show from STRANGERS WITH CANDY and RENO 911 alum MITCH ROUSE.

And you know what that means…

Its gonna be real, real funny.

Enjoy– its not official yet, but this show is getting picked up by SPIKE.


John Cusack wants WATCHMEN!

June 13, 2007

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Everyone knows that our favorite actor, John Cusack, IS Watchmen’s Nite Owl. He’s got the look, the attitude, and the chops to pull it off. With all due respect to Patrick Wilson, who is all but confirmed to play the part in Zack Snyder’s upcoming adaptation, there’s a reason fandom has been rooting for JC to get the role for years now. What does John himself think about all of it? He tells Mtv:

MTV: You can’t Google your name without getting a hit for “Watchmen.” Everyone wants you to be in this movie.

Cusack: I’m in. Talk to Zack [Snyder].

MTV: Have you read the comic?

Cusack: Yeah, I actually love the comic. Maybe this is how people get jobs in the modern world. Like, I come on MTV and then he’ll see it and give it to me.

MTV: Are you familiar with the character of Nite Owl?

Cusack: There’s that guy and then there’s Rorschach, right? I like that. I like that stuff.

MTV: Would you prefer to play Rorschach or Nite Owl?

Cusack: I haven’t read the script nor have I ever met Mr. Snyder. I thought that was a really, really cool comic. I’m into it. But, you know, we have to talk to Zack’s representatives. What studio is doing the film?

MTV: Warner Bros.

Cusack: See, who knows. Warner Bros. might want Ashton Kutcher.

MTV: I don’t think that would work. John Cusack would work.

Cusack: Welcome to my world.

Sounds like the man wants the job. And when John Cusack wants to be in your movie, you make it happen. Understood, Snyder?

Then, just for some emhasis at the end of the interview:

MTV: You’ve written screenplays. Would you ever be interested in directing?

Cusack: Yeah, probably. I don’t know. I’m still trying to get this “Watchmen” job.

Classic Cuse. See? The man is serious. And 1408 hits June 22d, btw.

Via SuperHeroHype


Wednesday Round Up

June 13, 2007

Newsarama and CBR both have high praise for today’s WORLD WAR HULK #1– grab it, this looks to be a great event.

MARTIN CAMPBELL, in hot demand after helming CASINO ROYALE, has just signed on to helm 36, a remake of the 2004 French language cops-and-robbers flick. This follows last week’s announcement that he’ll direct UNSTOPPABLE next.

Coming Soon’s got word on even more new characters on HEROES.

Dark Horizons’ has an interview with Neil Gaiman about Stardust.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have lined up some great names to join them on BABY MAMA, their upcoming pic about a single businesswoman (Fey) who hires a surrogate mother (Poehler) for her baby: Greg Kinnear and Maura Tierney have just signed on.

RESCUE ME returns tonight on FX, 10pm EST.

The great CHARLIE MURPHY and DERAY DAVIS will star in FRANKENHOOD from Lion’s Gate. It involves Frankenstein as a streetball player. I’m in.

TV Squad has a look at THE CW’s fall pilots. REAPER and GOSSIP GIRL look like the winners.


Sample Letter for your emails to CBS

June 12, 2007

For all the Mars Bars Campaigners looking for a form letter…

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Scramble Network makes the WordPress Top 100

June 12, 2007

I just saw that The Scramble Network is currently listed in WordPress’ Top 100 blogs, sitting proudly at #53. That’s pretty exciting. A huge amount of that traffic comes from our Save Veronica Mars efforts… I hope all of you VM fans will stick around and enjoy the blog, its great having you here!


Hi, I’m a Marvel… and I’m a DC: After Hours

June 5, 2007

Another hilarious episode in this parody of the Apple ads… though these have definitely grown past that with this one:


Wednesday Morning Round-Up

May 30, 2007

The third season of LOST hits on DVD December 11th (Via Pop Candy).

Also, one of my favorite Losties, Dominic Monaghan, is starring in I SELL THE DEAD, a period flick about grave-robbers. Quint’s got more, including the first production shots. Looks cool.

Very nice feature on Judd Apatow in Wired Magazine. This is, after all, the summer of Judd.

Oh, and USA Today’s got an interview with KNOCKED UP’s Seth Rogen.

You can see fresh footage from FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER tonight during So You Think You Can Dance. Sounds like a job for Tivo.

Some great video of LOST/Y: The Last Man/Ex Machina/Rave Award Winner writer Brian K. Vaughan at Wired (Via Pop Candy).

Dennis Illadis has been tapped to direct the remake of Wes Craven’s classic THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT.

Check out the beautiful new Turner/Aspen variant cover for World War Hulk #1.

Transformers will premiere at the Taormina Film Festival, the week of June 16th.

The Weitz Brothers will be developing the adaptation of the Elric series.

How about another Iron Man production shot?


At World’s End Box Office

May 28, 2007

So maybe Pirates 3 didn’t quite match Spider-Man 3 or even Pirates 2. We still don’t think anyone should feel bad about the fifth biggest opening in history, the biggest Memorial Day weekend ever, or $205 Million worldwide. We’re expecting a green light on a 4th adventure real soon, or at least confirmation that THE LONE RANGER is gonna happen.

Any theories on why Pirates came up a tad shy of expectations? Was it the reviews? Keep in mind, Spidey 3 got about the same treatment from critics. Was the weather just a bit too nice throughout most of the country? Was Memorial Day weekend the wrong spot for this film?  Too much competition? Too soon after the first sequel?

Pure box office analysis here.


Star Wars Animated Teaser Trailer: Fan-Made?

May 27, 2007

AICN is posting a trailer for a STAR WARS animated series, TALES OF THE NEW REPUBLIC. Pretty sweet, but we doubt its the real thing. For starters, if Lucasfilm had something cool to show in regards to their new television efforts, we bet it would be screening at this weekend’s celebration somewhere. And while this is very high quality, it still looks more fan-made than what we’d expect out of Lucasfilm. But who knows? And either way, the folks who made it should definitely give us more!


“They brushed our teeth with their dicks”

May 26, 2007

If you’re like us, the cancellation of ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT left a model home-sized hole in your life.

Well, George Michael (Michael Cera, actually) and CBS interactive have come to the rescue with CLARK AND MICHAEL, a new web comedy that’s definitely a worthy successor to the Bluth Family saga. Cera and co-star Clark Duke play 16 year olds on a quest to get their “brilliant” script picked up in Hollywood. Tony Hale (Buster from AD) turns up in the first ep, as an ATC Family Exec who grants the guys a meeting.

And apparently David Cross will be a guest star pretty soon, along with Patton Oswald and Andy Richter!

We loved it, and we bet you will, too. New episodes premiere on Wednesdays. Hey CBS, make this thing embeddable, would ya?


Saturday Round-Up

May 26, 2007

BIG COOL RUMOR: The Pirates team (Bruckheimer, Verbinski, Rossio, and Elliott) have lined up THE LONE RANGER as their next big summer blockbuster. Goosebumps.

Box Office Watch: Pirates took in a very strong 57 million on Thursday and Friday, more here.

The Superherohype forums have an interview with THE INCREDIBLE HULK director Louis Leterrier, translated from French, confirming The Hulk’s height will be around 9 feet tall.

Big shake-up for the LOGAN’S RUN remake. Bryan Singer’s exit has been confirmed, and video game director Joe Kosinski is in, with Jayson Rothwell and Travis Beachman handling the script.

Brak is back. Watch now (via TV Squad).

Harry’s got a look at some breathtaking international posters for TRANSFORMERS, and word that a new scene will be shown at the Mtv Movie Awards on June 3rd.

Will there be more X-Men movies or not?

New Tekken 6 fighters revealed: Miguel the Matador, Zafina, and Leo.

Marvel is prepping an indie-centric anthology for release this winter, no title yet!

Seth Green will give you a tour of the Robot Chicken offices. THAT is worth a bid (Via TV Squad).


An Attractive Latina and an Irish Mobster on Heroes

May 26, 2007

Zap2It has some inside dirt on casting calls for the second season of Heroes. They’re seeking:

The possible “Heroes” include an attractive Latina and an Irish mobster, according to casting breakdowns obtained by the HR. The show is also searching for an actor to play Claire’s (Hayden Panettiere) boyfriend and for an African-American woman who was a surrogate for Niki’s (Ali Larter) son Micah (Noah Gray-Cabey).

This jibes with show producer’s previous indications that the heroes would be going global this fall, presumably to go up against the villian Molly called “worse than the boogeyman.”


The Last Larry

May 26, 2007

TV Squad reports that Stand-up comedian and former Simpsons writer Dana Gould is developing a sitcom for Comedy Central. The show, currently titled THE LAST LARRY, is set in the aftermath of a zombie holocaust, focusing on how the remains of humanity recover.

But, you know, as a sitcom. On Comedy Central. Use your imagination.

It DOES sound a bit SHAUN OF THE DEAD-ish, but regardless, count us in!


X-Men: Endangered Species First Look

May 25, 2007

Yes, everyone knows how the X-books have fallen by the wayside while Marvel focuses on growing out its reinvigorated Avengers franchise– but for our money, the Mutant line hasn’t been this good in ages! With Whedon & Cassiday on flagship Astonishing, Brubaker’s space epic in Uncanny, Carey’s criminally underrated reject in adjectiveless, and David’s acclaimed return to X-Factor… whew! That’s a lot of great reading!

Now Marvel’s looking to let people know how good these books are with ENDANGERED SPECIES– a storyline following up on the events of HOUSE OF M and DECIMATION. They’re promising to get the seemingly disparate teams back in the same room together, to deal with something big.

CBR has the first look at X-Men #200 and the X-Men: Endangered Species One-Shot. A new Mutant Massacre, Gambit returns, and somebody dies. This is gonna be big.

Check out the Silvestri goodness:

Update: Newsarama has a great interview with Carey.


The Vader Project

May 25, 2007

We’re totally jealous of all of you attending Star Wars Celebration IV this weekend. If you’re there, make sure to check out The Vader Project, an exhibit of customized Darth Vader helmets designed by 66 artists in a variety of fields and styles.

Not much freakier than this, right?

(Via Pop Candy)