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Monday, September 21, 2009

Star Trek XII, The Green Lantern, The Cross, TV DVD News, The Witchblade, The Emmys, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Comic Preview

Star Trek XII

The L.A. Times Blog spoke here with those behind "Star Trek XI" about the 2011 sequel. J.J. Abrams said: "The ambition for a sequel to 'Star Trek' is to make a movie that's worthy of the audience and not just another movie, you know, just a second movie that feels tacked on. The first movie was so concerned with just setting up the characters -- their meeting each and galvanizing that family -- that in many ways a sequel will have a very different mission. it needs to do what [Gene] Roddenberry did so well, which is allegory. It needs to tell a story that has connection to what is familiar and what is relevant. It also needs to tell it in a spectacular way that hides the machinery and in a primarily entertaining and hopefully moving story. There needs to be relevance, yes, and that doesn’t mean it should be pretentious. If there are simple truths-- truths connected to what we live -- that elevates any story-- that's true with any story."

The Green Lantern

Spoiler TV has posted this casting sheet for the principle roles like Carol Ferris, Sinestro, Abin Sur, and Dr. Hecotr Hammod. Directed by Martin Campbell, the film will be released on June 17th, 2011.

The Cross

io9 has posted these concept pictures by Jean-Vincent Puzos from the futuristic film, described as "Blade Runner" meets "A River Runs Through It," that stars Orlando Bloom.

TV DVD News has posted info about "Tales of the Gold Monkey" (Complete Series) here, "Doctor Who" (6th Doctor's Debut Serial) here, "Hogan's Heroes" (Complete Series) here, "ER" (Season 12) here, "The Jerry Lewis Show" (The Collection) here, "The Judy Garland Show" (Holiday Special) here.

The Witchblade

MTV News reports here that President of Top Cow Comics, Matt Hawkins said this about the 2010 adaptation: "It's sort of a balancing act -- it's very different from the book, but thematically, it's very much the same. We always say you don't want to stay ridiculously faithful to the comic, but at the same time, if you make it so radically different, what's the point?"

The Emmys
Here is a link to the list of the winners.

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Collider has posted this article that points us to this trailer, posted at YouTube. The film opens on February 12th, 2010.

Special thanks to Movie for so many of the dynamite movie posters we use from time to time. You cannot find a better place to run down those new or classic posters.

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Dark Reign: The List -- X-Men #1,

Dark X-Men: The Confession #1,

Wolverine: Old Man Logan Giant-Size #1,

Uncanny X-Men #515,

Wolverine: First Class #19,

Wolverine: Origins #40,

& Riftwar #4

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