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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Shrek the Halls, Heroes: Origins, Underdog Contest, Point Break 2, Tintin, Mike Fright, Comic Previews

Shrek the Halls

SCI FI Wire has announced a half-hour holiday special, "Shrek
the Halls
," is in the works. Producer Aron Warner said: "
Imagine Shrek is trying to put together a Christmas for his new family and extended family. And Shrek doesn't even know what Christmas is. He is doing it for his new family and has never done it before . . . . He wants his babies to experience tradition." "Shrek the Third" director Chris Miller said different directors are working on that story, but the animators and the voice actors are the same, saying: "The animators are foregoing their vacation to put it together. They are very dedicated."

Heroes: Origins

MSNBC is reporting that NBC will expand the normal 22-episode season of "Heroes," by adding "Heroes: Origins" to its summer lineup. The idea came after the show had a bit of a slide after its long hiatus this year. The spinoff will debut fill the regular show's summer break and introduce a new character each week, viewers will then select which character becomes part of the following fall season of "Heroes." While MSNBC reported "Heroes: Origins," would air 15 new episodes, NBC corrected that statement to say that it would be 6 new segments to make a total of 30 for the full "Heroes" season.

Underdog Contest

Business Wire says that who send in video or photographs of their dogs doing something super (whether it is a super feat or simply looking super cool) to, can then go online and vote for the best dog among the finalists on and Disney XD. This contest will take place between May 10th and June 1st. Voting goes from June 8th to June 14th. Winners of the contest (both human and dog) will attend the world premiere for the film "Underdog" on August 3rd in Los Angeles, plus an unlimited number of dogs will appear in the film's ending credits. The press release is here.

Point Break 2 tells us that, according to Peter Iliff, a sequel to 1991's "Point Break" is coming. This story will focus on an ex-professional surfer who is recruited by the U.S. Navy to track down a gang from South-East Asia. Iliff, who wrote the original and will be directing the sequel, said: "I would like to return to Point Break because it represents my career coming full circle. The original was the first movie I ever wrote, the sequel would be my first ever directorial effort." Patrick Swayze is expected to return, but Keanu Reeves is not.


Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson will join on three back-to-back features based on Georges Remi's beloved Belgian comic-strip hero Tintin for DreamWorks. Each will direct at least one of the movies, which will be produced in full digital 3-D using WETA Digital's performance capture technology. The pair have selected three stories from Remi's "The Adventures of Tintin" series, which included 23 books published between 1929 and 1976.

Mike Fright: Stand Up!
Check Out: The Mike Fright Site!

Harry Dante was what he wanted to be: a gumshoe. He had wanted to be a detective from childhood, and in the 1940's he was pretty good at it. Then things went wrong. Things started happening that shouldn't be part of a hard-boiled Kansas City private eye's days. Part of that must have been taking that job near Roswell, New Mexico. Strange stuff, strange people, and more mysteries than most people would ever encounter. Everything Harry Dante had going for him might not be enough.
Not by a long shot.

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Cable/Deadpool #40,

Mighty Avengers #3,

Occult Crimes Taskforce #4,

Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer #2,

Rob Zombie Presents: The Haunted World of El Superbeasto,

& Paul Jenkins' Sidekick #5

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