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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Heroes Spoilers, The Emperor's Children, TV DVD News, Monsters vs. Aliens, House, M.D., Mike Fright, Comic Previews

Heroes Spoilers

Masi Oka spoke to SCI FI Wire some of what is upcoming in "Heroes" this season, he said: "Season two is going to begin with two parallel timelines going on. One starting four months after the explosion and another—mainly Hiro's storyline - - starting 400 years in the past. And we'll see how they kind of affect each other. There's a princess. Princess Iako, played by [Japanese pop star] Eriko Tamura, who's going to be in that world, as well as David Anders, who plays Takezo Kensei. That was Hiro's childhood hero that he's always heard about these stories. But David Anders, last time we checked, he was Caucasian. So there's a mystery there." The second season starts on Sept. 24 and will air in its regular timeslot, Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

The Emperor's Children

Ron Howard will direct the film version of the Claire Messud novel "The Emperor's Children" for Imagine Entertainment. The story is about graduates worrying about post-school life in the upper class New York society.

TV DVD News has stories on "Saturday Night Live" (2006/2007) here, "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" (Seasons 2 & 3) here, "Dark Shadows" (The Beginning, Part 2) here and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (Season 3) here.

Monsters vs. Aliens

DreamWorks Animation's "Monsters vs. Aliens" will open a week earlier than previously announced, May 15, 2009. The film will be the first of the company's films produced in stereoscopic 3-D. They call it "a reinvention of the classic 1950s monster movie into an irreverent modern-day action comedy." Directed by Conrad Vernon and Rob Letterman, the film will beat James Cameron's 3-D stereoscopic film "Avatar's" May 22 release.

House, M.D.

Olivia Wilde, Kal Penn, Peter Jacobson and Anne Dudek join the cast of the Fox show. The four will fill the space left by the resignations of House's (Hugh Laurie) underlings Foreman (Omar Epps) and Cameron (Jennifer Morrison) and the firing of Chase (Jesse Spencer).

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

The Long Summers of the Setonville Murders
Hannibal Agamemnon is just a small town sheriff. He was going to be a lawyer, but he was drawn back to the little town he came from and they made him sheriff. Ten years ago, a series of vicious child murders grabbed the national headlines and brought the FBI into quiet little Setonville. The murders were never solved, and after a while things died down. Hannibal retired, and he and his wife were happy.
And now it is all starting again.

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
The Order #1,

Annihilation: Conquest -- Quasar #1,

Thunderbolts: Desperate Measures,

Wolverine: Origins Annual #1,

World War Hulk: Front Line #2,

& World War Hulk: X-Men #2,

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