Sci Fi Wire reports here that Amanda Tapping told them that as soon there will be a new Stargate movie in the works with Martin Wood in the director's chair. Tapping said: "As far as I know, we may start in late fall or early winter this year. And I will slip back into Sam Carter very nicely; I'm looking forward to it." Wood commented: "They asked me to direct the Stargate SG-1 movie, and they are waiting until [Stargate:]Universe is finished, and then, of course, they ask me when I'm available. Then that may get done by the end of the year. That's what everyone is hoping, at least. [A Stargate:]Atlantis [movie]is still being talked about for this year. Right now, I'm so far removed from it, but they'll let me know, and I'm happy to do it." BTW: The Stargate: Atlantis film working title is "Stargate: Extinction"
Here on TheOneRing.net director Guillermo del Toro fueled rumors that he might take over the directing of the 2010 DC adaptation by commenting: "The key letter is 'D'" when talking about upcoming films. And, just as another point, IMDB lists the film among his development projects.
Robert E. Howard fans look forward to the adaptation showing James Purefoy as the Sword-wielding Puritan. In light of this, Total Film points us to this trailer that premiered at Comic Con, unfortunately it's in Russian. But you can see that this is going to be pretty bloody, much like the Pulp roots of the character.
TV DVD News
TVShowsOnDVD.com has posted info about "Perry Mason" (Season 4, Vol. 2) here, "Fringe" (Season 1) here, "Star Trek" (Season 2, Blu-ray) here, " Charlie Brown/Peanuts Specials" (1970's, Vol. 1) here, "Huckleberry Finn and His Friends" (Complete Series) here, "Monk" (Best of . . .) here.
Cinematical lets us know here that Warner Brothers has now taken more direct control of DC Comics and overhauled it into something called DC Entertainment. Under the new moniker President Paul Levitz will step down, and Diane Nelson will head up DCE. What changes are coming? Perhaps, let's hope Superman won't go so "DARK" and Wonder Woman will make it back on the schedule. The Wrap has this interview with Nelson.
The Hollywood Reporter says here that New Line Cinema, publisher Harper Collins and the Tolkien estate's lawsuit has ended as the three have reached an agreement over profits from the three "Lord of the Rings" films. This means the first of the two new adaptations can go forward with Part 1 slated for a December 2011, and Part 2 in December, 2012.
Slash Film tells us here that Alex Garland has written the script for the new adaptation. Word is that this script is nothing like the Stallone version from 1995.
Special thanks to Movie Goods.com 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.
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Amazing Spider-Man #604,
Incredible Hulk #602,
Captain America: Reborn #3,
Beasts of Burden #1,
Citizen Rex #3,
Doom Patrol #2,
& Adventure Comics #2