For many of us, this work of Asimov is one of the cornerstones of Science Fiction. Proposing a trilogy of films, Roland Emmerich promised fans here on SciFi Wire that he will not disappoint their vision of the masters' work. His response to the adaptation of "I, Robot" is an example he gives, saying: "They kind of pretty much changed everything, and I think the fans hated the movie. So I didn't want to do that. But on the other hand, the Foundation, it's a similar problem, you know? There's all these short stories, which then later got combined in a book. When you read it, ... you see all of a sudden how many other science fiction sagas it has influenced, you know? From Star Wars to Dune, all these things are pretty much influenced by Foundation, which was the first of its kind. Which poses a little bit of problem, but it's definitely something ... which you can sink your teeth in. And I was very happy that it became available." We'll wait and see.
Independence Day 2
MTV Movie Blogs tells us here that Roland Emmerich wants to push forward with the sequel. Emmerich said: "Dean Devlin and I are still set to make a sequel likely because we've found some sort of idea and we approached FOX and FOX has not quite figured out how to incorporate Dean's and my deal, and Will's [Smith] deal. Will wants to do it in some sort of a package they can live with. So it's just been in [negotiations] now since forever, and naturally FOX says 'Why don't you do it without Will Smith?' I said Will is essential for us, for this movie and actually for the audience too. And, so, it's in limbo and lately the studios are fighting. Like gross players, and Will is a gross player and is probably the only gross player right now who's worth his gross. So we'll see what happens. I would love to do it."
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
The Chicago Tribune tells us here that Laurence Fishburne's Dr. Ray Langston is going to be traveling during the November Sweeps. In one week he will start by visiting "CSI: Miami" then go to "CSI:NY" and finish the story on "CSI" on November 12. The story link will take you to some spoilers about the story. Enjoy.
TV DVD News
TVShowsOnDVD.com has posted info about "Fame" (Seasons 1 & 2) here, "Burn Notice" (Seasons 1 & 2) here, "Nurse Jackie" (Season 1) here, "Huckleberry Finn and His Friends" (Complete Series) here, "The Simpsons" (Season 20) here, "Kong: The Animated Series" (Return to the Jungle) here.
Astro Boy II
The Hollywood Reporter says here the film could be on a quick path if the film is successful. The new animated adaptation of the TV series is directed by David Bowers and will be released on October 23rd, 2009.
Empire Online has an extended interview online here with Sir Ian McKellen about both this and "X-Men Origins: Magneto," and by extention, the whole X-Men franchise. It will be worth your time.
Variety reports here that Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will be bringing the show back to CBS. Peter Lenkov is writng the pilot.
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Captain Action #3.5,
28 Days Later #3,
The Anchor #1,
Farscape: D'Argo's Trial #3,
Uncle Scrooge #384,
Adventure Comics #3,
& Archie & Friends #136
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