Buried deep in an interview with actor/director Mel Smith is yet another devious plot from the mind of George Lucas. Apparently he's been gobbling up the film rights to dead movie stars, so he can reconstruct them digitally on film.
Blu-ray's latest bit of brilliance is the Flipper: a disc that's plain ol' DVD on one side, and Blu-ray on the other, like bolting a cassette tape on the back of a CD. Amazing.
We knew Kurt Russell was up for the role of Han in Star Wars, but this hilarious audition video managed to sneak under our radar. It's strange and almost wrong, watching Russell's take on a good-guy Han Solo. [via Cinematical]
Syfy Channel got its mitts on the amazingly dark and witty BBC series Being Human. And the network plans to subject this clever series to an Americanized reboot. We. Are. Not. Happy.
What do you do when a reboot you're morally opposed to gets an interesting screenwriter? Kurt Wimmer will be rebootingTotal Recall. Wimmer, of course, wrote and directed both Equilibrium and Ultraviolet. Does that calm your nerves or inflame them?
Hollywood is still going forward with Brian Grazer's ridiculous Stretch Armstrong movie. The release date for this epic about a superhero who can bend into anything (and fights crabs) is April 15, 2011. The new onslaught of movies that are obviously just ploys to sell crap to children — like the Monopoly movie and the…
Hollywood wants to remake the original Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie — but darker, with all new characters, and (most importantly) without Joss Whedon. Do they know who they're messing with?
A Saudi inventor filed a patent for a "killer chip" which, once implanted, would monitor "undesirables" using a GPS. Oh, and it also comes with an extra feature: a remote-controlled cyanide dispenser, for murder.
When you build a real-life superhero team, you're only asking for trouble from a real life supervillain. The "Consortium of Evil" has placed a bounty on Shadowhare's identity. And so it begins.
Cincinnati has its own Allegiance of Heroes led by a 21-year-old masked superhero named Shadowhare. These superheroes patrol the streets carrying legal weapons in hopes of hindering evildoers. This will so not end well.
The Sci Fi Channel wants to change its image, by misspelling its own name as "Syfy" — apparently the "y" stands for "Yurgh, terrible idea."