Have you heard that they’re making new Looney Tunes cartoons to show theatrically? Check out this glimpse of the first new Road Runner cartoon in far too many years:
Battlestar Galactica lives on! Rumors are that SyFy are working on an on-line BSG spin-off, tentatively titled “Blood and Chrome” that would depict a young Bill Adama during the first Cylon War. I LOVED the glimpse at a young “Husker” Adama that we got in Razor, and would LOVE to see more. I hope this comes to pass!
I’ve been reading for years about the Alamo Drafthouse’s Rolling Roadshow film series, in which famous films are screened in a location connected in some way with the film. It’s always sounded like a cool idea, and these special posters for the upcoming tour are just phenomenal. I love movie posters, and these are about the coolest posters I’ve seen in a long, long while.
If there’s one sliver of a silver lining from MGM’s financial woes forcing Guillermo del Toro to leave the in-development Hobbit films, its the announcement that he’ll next be directing an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s Mountains of Madness, a project that del Toro has been talking about for years. Should be awesome.
As readers of the site are probably well aware, I am one of the few people on Earth who unabashedly loved Superman Returns. So I wholeheartedly second this plea from CHUD that Brandon Routh be allowed to reprise his role as Clark Kent/Superman in the next Superman film. I thought Routh was pretty much perfect, and I would be thrilled to see him continue.
Speaking of superheroes, I’m sure you’ve all heard about the official announcement of The Avengers‘ cast and line-up at Comic-Con last week. Here are some more details from the panel. Pretty astounding cast, if you ask me, and I think Joss Whedon is a perfect choice as director. Now please please please don’t screw this up, gang!!
Here are some fascinating reports from the Thor panel & footage from Comic-Con, as well as the Captain America panel. I cannot wait to see some actual footage from these two films. I really hope Marvel is able to pull these movies off.
Behold The Infinity Gauntlet!! Awesome.
If they ever actually make another Judge Dredd movie, I love the idea of Karl Urban under the helmet.
Some interesting TV trailers from Comic-Con…
So Frank Miller is writing and drawing a sequel to 300, entitled Xerxes, and Zack Snyder is considering directing the film adaptation? I dunno, it’s hard to muster up too much enthusiasm for this. I wish both talented gentlemen would focus on original stories as opposed to a sequel. Frank, if you want to play in one of your established “universes,” how about laying another Sin City yarn on us, huh??
The new trailer for Tron: Legacy looks AMAZING. I cannot believe that a) they’re actually making a sequel to Tron, and that b) I’m actually super-excited to see it! I really hope it likes up to the promise of these cool trailers.
See you back here tomorrow!