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Friday, May 18, 2007

Heroes, Nim's Island, TV DVD News, Bronte, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, Mike Fright, Comic Previews


Tim Kring said here to Sci Fi Wire: "There are several new characters coming in the immediate future. The idea of the show from the start was always to basically honor the origin story of the first sort of blush and discovery of these powers. And so, in order to do that, new characters will have to be cycled into the show. And by extension, older characters will cycle out of the show. And in the second season we will deal with that more, hence the title, 'Generations . . . .' The idea was that we wanted to make it easy for viewers to be able to come on in the second season. And we thought if we wrapped the show too tightly around itself so that you had to watch 23 episodes before, I would be harder for new viewer to find the show. And we always want to be a show that has the barrier of entry low enough so that new viewers can join if they want."

Nim's Island

Gerard Butler has joined Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin in the cast of the Wendy Orr children's book adaptation. The tales tells of a girl living on a tropical isle with her father, a scientist whose boat runs into trouble one day, leaving the girl to fend for herself. She begins emailing the author of a book she is reading, and with the writer's help, she manages. The trio unites in saving the island from careless tour companies. Jennifer Flackett and Mark Levin adapted the screenplay and will direct the project that begins in July in Australia.

TV DVD News has hunks of news on upcoming releases today. News on the second season of "The Tick" (also minus a single episode) is here. The first season of "The Dresden Files" is mentioned over here, while announcements of the third season of "Veronica Mars" are made here. In rapid succession you can read about "Space: 1999" over here, "Thunderbirds" are here, "Stargate SG-1" is here, "Heroes" is spoken of here, "Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show" is taken up here and finally the second season of "Bosom Buddies" is the subject here.


Michelle Williams, Bryce Dallas Howard and Evan Rachel Wood are featured in the upcoming biographical film "Bronte." Here's how Empire Movies describes the story: "The biopic will follow the Bronte sisters and their brother Branwell who grew up in isolation on the Yorkshire moors and went on to write some of the most enduring novels in English literature -- Charlotte's "Jane Eyre", Emily's "Wuthering Heights" and Anne's "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall". As children, they created epic fantasy worlds to entertain themselves, led by the charismatic Branwell, but when he descended into alcohol and opium abuse, the sisters had to find their own way in a world dominated by strict patriarchal conventions. This initially forced them to disguise their identities by publishing under male pseudonyms." Charles Sturridge is directing from his own screenplay based on an original script by Angela Workman, when the film starts production this September.

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

Jeff Bridges has joined Kirsten Dunst, Gillian Anderson and Simon Pegg in the cast of "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People." British journalist Toby Young's comic novel remember when he moved to New York to work at Vanity Fair while looking for love. Robert B. Weide will direct while Stephen Woolley produces. Woolley said: "(Bridges) brings gravitas to the part and the notion that (Carter) once would have been a rebel in his younger days. Casting Jeff as the Carter character will stop people asking all the time who got the part."

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Infinity Express

Cecil W. McCall dearly loved his Uncle Shelby. When the old man disappeared and was presumed dead, it affected him greatly. Then came the package, his uncle's legacy. In the package were Time Bands: devices that promised to take the wearer back in time. But Uncle Shelby hadn't left much in the way of instructions. So when McCall accidentally set them off, he was thrown back into the Victorian era, without much preparation. Being a comic and a trivia expert wasn't a lot of help, but being a history nut was. When he saw he was in the England of Jack The Ripper he knew what he had to do. With the aid of Arthur Conan Doyle & the Real Sherlock Holmes, he sets out to catch the Ripper, find his Uncle and go home. On the way he meets Adam Worth (The Real Professor Moriarty), Dr. Treves & The Elephant Man, Bram Stoker, Gilbert & Sullivan, Gaston Leroux, William Brodie, Rasputin and the Real Dracula.
He also runs into a time-traveling salesman,
Time Police and the forerunners of the Mafia.
And that is only the beginning . . .

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
PX! Book One: A Girl and Her Panda,

Highlander #7,

Red Sonja #22,

Painkiller Jane Volume 2 #1,

Avengers: The Initiative #3,

The Loners #3,

& Daredevil: Battlin' Jack Murdock #1

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