When ITV boasted it was birthing a new Beowulf TV series, we blessed our luck. But now a trailer traces the trajectory of this translation to television. And you can judge whether these jesters have done justice to the poem, or created junk.
Here's your new Beowulf: Kieran Bew (Da Vinci's Demons) has been cast as the Medieval hero, who fights a monster during the Dark Ages. He'll star in ITV's TV series based on the classic epic poem.
Sometimes dragons are the majestic lords of the sky, noble creatures who are wise and powerful. Sometimes they're evil incarnate, greedy enemies of humanity. And sometimes, they're just jerks. Here are 10 wyrms that give the entire species a bad name.
We may know who's directing the Aquaman movie. Amy Adams describes Lois Lane's role in Batman v. Superman. Tom Hanks may star in the movie of Dave Eggers' The Circle. The King Kong movie Kong: Skull Island adds one of our favorite actors to its cast. Plus Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Once Upon a Time and Star Wars:…
One of the major influences on The Hobbit was the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf, which was the subject of many of J.R.R. Tolkien's lectures. Now, 90 years after Tolkien translated the poem, his version of Beowulf is finally coming to print.
Almost Human is thinking about robo-rights. There are new pictures of the Governor from Sunday's Walking Dead. Monroe's parents have been cast in Grimm. And we finally know who Stevie Nicks will be playing on American Horror Story. Spoilers ahead!
Does anyone want to see a Beowulf show without a naked Angelina Jolie? Syfy is banking on yes, and readying a fantasy series about everyone's favorite 3,000-line poem.
From Beowulf to Avatar, motion capture technology has come a very long way. Did you know Andy Serkis was originally hired as just a voice actor for the role of Gollum? Only to have his performance re-recorded months later, on a mocap stage. Today the little monster from records his expressions on The Hobbit's set,…
A Paris gallery, Galerie Daniel Maghen, has an amazing exhibit of art inspired by great books — including a number of fantasy and science fiction classics. Behold some amazing takes on Naomi Novik's Temeraire books, Richard Matheson's I Am Legend and Robert E. Howard's Conan.
When we try to imagine the world after an apocalypse, we often end up thinking of a particular era from history. It's not surprising — because the end of the world as we know it often means we'll lose a lot of the fruits of progress. People often talk about bombing someone "back to the Stone Age," for example.
The more realistic a CG human is, the creepier they become. There's nothing spookier than a half-computer half-child CG face on the big screen. We've ranked all the worst CG humans, in order of creepiness.
Click to viewWe've waited a year to see viking-alien epic Outlander, which hits U.S. theaters Friday. But for co-creators Howard McCain and Dirk Blackman, it's been 18 years of struggle. They told us their whole movie-making saga.
Not content with making Superman Returns a movie that separated the mainstream audiences from the Superman obsessives (I'm in the latter camp, surprisingly), screenwriter Michael Dougherty is turning his nerd gaze to the Godzilla genre with a new project Calling All Robots, which promises to merge Beowulf-style…
Director David Fincher is going to direct Charles Burns' graphic novel Black Hole, based on a screenplay by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary, which is a creepy quartet in itself. If you haven't picked it up by now, Burns' black-ink heavy story deals with a group of teenagers who catch a bizarre STD called The Bug, which…
The Ninja from AskANinja.com slipped steathily into the shadowy corners of Los Angeles for a live show, and io9 pinned him down for a few questions. Check out the Q&A that cost us an arm and a leg (literally), and find out about the Ninja's secret movie plans, after the jump.
Special effects are killing movies. The cost of making the 50-year-old Ray Winstone look "17 again" in Beowulf is just one example of the SFX excesses that drove up the cost of movie-making by 16 percent between 2004 and 2006. Meanwhile, DVD sales are plummeting. Image by James Higgins/Splash News [Times of London]
Beowulf, the CGI 3D monstrosity that hits theaters Friday, was originally an alliterative Old English poem. Instead of composing a review of this cinematic epic, I'll just go Old English on your ass and alliterate. Below the fold are your spoilers, in verse.
Anglo Saxon epic Beowulf hits theaters Friday in a haze of speculation. Can cutting-edge motion-capture CGI animation, combined with 3D, turn a 1000-year-old alliterative poem about a monster-slaying warrior into the awesome? The answer is no. Studios rolling out 3D stuff for 2009 like James Cameron's Avatar, and the…