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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Termination, Justice League of America, TV DVD News, Strike News, James Bond Stamps, Comic Previews


Anime News Network reveals here that, in a chat about "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," producer James Middleton let slip some details about "Termination," an animated extension the Terminator franchise scheduled for release in 2009. The show will be like "The Animatrix," using different animated short films that are set in the Terminator universe, although Middleton says the contributors will come from Japan and Europe and the shorts " will have a much more international flair."

Justice League of America

IESB is saying here that Warner Brothers.' "Justice League of America" project, despite all the pre-production work that is already done at Fox Studios in Australia preparing for filming to start early this year, may all come crashing down. Their source said: "Justice League is indeed in danger of not starting production on time, and maybe even getting scrapped altogether. The concerns are that the script is not ready to go in front of cameras, and also that the budget is getting a bit out of control." Add to that the Writers Guild of America strike has made no writers are available to solve any script problems. Add to that (part 2) studio executives do not seem happy with the actors assigned the leading roles. Memos describe that as "mediocre" at best. IESB's sources are telling them production for the "Justice League" has been pushed back to at least April. Keep watching, we'll keep listening and passing it along.

TV DVD News has posted info about "The Waltons" (7th Season) here, "The Woody Woodpecker Show" (Volume 2) here, "Day Break" (Complete Series) here, "Duckman" (Season 1) here, "Thunderbirds" (Megaset) here, "Laverne & Shirley" (4th Season) here, "Becker" (Season 1) here, "Cheers" (9th Season) here and "Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" (More Info) here.

Strike News

NBC has announced that they and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and Dick Clark Productions have decided that the 65th Annual Golden Globes awards will now be presented as a news conference. Also: The Showtime series Dexter (starring Michael C. Hall) will premeire on CBS Television on Feb. 17. The cable show is something of the "Sweeney Todd" of televison, which will require major editing to comply with FCC rules for broadcast network television. The Writers Guild of America released work that the show's writers are not be able to contribute to the editing and the episodes will then have to be edited by production personnel not originally involved with story development and exposition.

James Bond Stamps

The 100th anniversary of Ian Fleming's have brought a series of stamps dedicated to 007 in the U.K. The six extra-long stamps feature original cover artwork from Bond novels including "Dr. No," "Casino Royale," "Goldfinger," "Diamonds Are Forever" and "From Russia With Love." Samantha Bond, who played Miss Moneypenny in the Pierce Brosnan Bond movies, launched the British Royal Mail stamps, saying: "Being involved with the Bond legend is always an adventure, and these new stamps are a wonderful start to this centenary year. James has always held a special place in my heart, and now he will set millions of other hearts fluttering around the world."

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Mighty Avengers #7,

Nova #10,

Onslaught: Reborn #5,

Punisher War Journal #15,

The Twelve #1,

Amazing Spider-Man #546,

& Wolverine #61

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