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Thursday, July 10, 2008

X-Files: I Want to Believe, AMC SF, TV DVD News, Sherlock Holmes, Dragonball, Comic Previews

X-Files: I Want to Believe

Frank Spotnitz says the sequel is an intellectual horror more than anything else. What does that mean? Spotnitz said: "Mulder and Scully are so smart, it forces you to be as smart as you can possibly be to keep up with them. That's what’s great about this audience is they are smart as well. Not to pander shamelessly, but it’s true." The plot is being kept carefully under wraps (and Spotnitz is not letting anything go), but the trailer shows a lot.


Charlie Collier, general manager of the cable network AMC, says he wants to make classic genre TV shows and SF movies into miniseries and remakes appealing to those in their 40s or 50s, much like their upcoming The Prisoner miniseries. Collier said: "There's a wealth of old TV shows and sci-fi movies to look back at and see if we can take them and update them and reintroduce them to the public. We are having a ton of fun looking into the acquisitions of past science fiction, both movies and television." There is more at AMC's Web site (Including their discussion of great 3D movies, like "Beowulf").

TV DVD News has posted info about "Married... with Children" (Season 9) here, "Ben 10: Alien Force" (Season 1, Vol. 1) here, "The Mummy: The Animated Series" (Vols. 1, 2 & 3) here, "The Price Is Right" (Best of) here, "The New Fantastic Four" (The Impossible Man) here, "The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour" (Golden Collection Volume 6...'The Concluding Release') here, and "The Real Ghostbusters" (Details Confirmed) here.

Sherlock Holmes

Warner Brothers will have Robert Downey, Jr. play Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes in a coming movie to be directed by Guy Ritchie and based on a comic book series, but no word yet which comic book adaptation will be adapted.


The movie's website has here transcribed this interview with actor James Marsters (Piccolo) from Jump Square magazine, where he says: "Definitely the story of this movie is different from the original. But it's a necessary change because we need to condense the long story of the original for a movie. For example, some characters in the original don't appear in the movie. And we try to give it a more gritty and graphic (realistic) feeling."

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Cable #6,

Skaar: Son of Hulk #2,

Red Sonja #35,

Army of Darkness/Xena: Why Not? #4,

Battlestar Galactica: Origins #7,

Pilot Season: Urban Myths #1,

& Witchblade #119

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