Stargate + Lord of the Flies = Sol?
by Nix at Sci Fi Cool
What is Benjamin Carland’s “Sol”? I don’t know, but from the looks of the teaser trailer, it sure looks and sounds like a mixture of “Stargate” (humans travel to another planet by way of a “gate”) and “Lord of the Flies” (the characters are all teenager-ish and struggles to survive). It certainly looks interesting.
“Sol is a character story about camaraderie overcoming adversity, sacrifice, having to grow up quickly, and finding happiness in the worst of situations. It’s a universal and relatable look at young people trying to find their place in a world while being forced to face obstacles that even few adults ever have to…”
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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost Talk About the Spielberg Influence on Paul
One of the biggest ironies of this shoot has been the sheer unpredictability of the New Mexican weather, in that the very motivation for doing this film was, “Let’s go somewhere hot and make a film about where something hot is. I know, let’s make it in the desert. Yeah, it’s an alien, it’s Area 51, yeah. And then these guys, and they help him get home.” That was it. And I drew a poster for [producer] Nira [Park] of Paul giving the finger and it said, “In America, everyone’s an alien.” And that was the pitch and it sat on Nira’s notice board for… it’s been sat on there since 2003.
The character of Paul was not only voiced by [Seth] Rogen, but Frost says the actor worked for “four months” inside a motion-capture suit and that the character has “a lot of attitude.” Pegg revealed what exactly Paul has been up to when the pair meet him.
The notion is that Paul has been on Earth for about 60 years living in this base, just basically having an affect on popular culture. He’s in touch with a few of the creative minds in America… so Paul is responsible for a lot of what we know…
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Who and what killed Ghostbusters 3? Bill Murray names names
By Scott Edelman at Blastr
Ghostbusters 3 seems like it should be a slam dunk, right? The first two movies took in a bazillion dollars; Ivan Reitman, the original director, is up for a three-quel; and even Bill Murray, reportedly the lone holdout from the original cast, has said that he’d return as long as he got to play one of the ghosts. So what’s the holdup?
According an interview Murray did with GQ, we can blame it on the film Year One. Don’t remember Year One? There’s a reason for that.
In response to the question “Is the third Ghostbusters movie happening? What’s the story with that?,” Murray said:
It’s all a bunch of crock. It’s a crock. There was a story—and I gotta be careful here, I don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings. When I hurt someone’s feelings, I really want to hurt them.
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10 Thor villains we want to see in the movie
By Cyriaque Lamar at io9
Everyone knows that Thor’s arch-nemesis is the trickster Loki. But did you know the God of Thunder fought magical crowbars, two-headed robots, and intergalactic yokels? Here are 10 foes you won’t see at the multiplex (but deserve to be).
With Comic-Con on the horizon, new set photos of Thor are being in released in drips and draps. And it looks like Kenneth Branagh is filming a fairly orthodox take on Thor’s mythology (or at least as orthodox as one can get when it comes to making summer blockbusters about Norse space gods). This is a pity, for Thor has a rich rogues gallery that’s ripe for the picking.
10.) The Bi-Beast First appearance: The Incredible Hulk 169 (Nov. 1973)
Why does Bi-Beast rule? Because his traits were seemingly picked out of a hat. Super-strong android? Check. Genius intellect? Check. Two heads stacked on top of each other, totem pole style? Double check
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Enter the golden hall of Asgard and kneel before Odin’s throne
By Meredith Woerner at io9
Check out your first look at the massive golden throne room for the ruler of Asgard, from Marvel’s Thor movie. Plus get your first glimpses of Fandral, Hogan, Frigga and Loki’s dashing horned helmet.
So, now that we’ve seen shots from Marvel’s new Thor picture, how do you feel it’s coming together?
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Wow, Sol really is Stargate and Lord of the Flies. I’m not impressed, honestly. Unless I see another preview that proves that the movie has some originality, I’ll skip it. But the more I see of Thor, the more excited I am for it. So, is that picture an actual set or CG? If it’s a set that’s ridiculous, in the most awesome way possible.
Are you disappointed about Ghostbusters 3? What did you think of the Sol preview? Are you looking forward to Thor?