Gamers may remember the very challenging and very awesome 1993 game Space Hulk for the PC set in the Warhammer 40k universe where players controlled space marines attempting to clean genestealers off a wrecked vessel. Game maker Full Control will be releasing a new Space Hulk turn based game for the PC which is said to be both challenging and hardcore.
R.I.P. Peter Scott at age 82. Over the course of his career as a cat burglar Scott nabbed upwards of 30 Million British pounds in jewels, furs and artworks. He took pains to select targets from the ranks of royalty, film stars and the aristocracy. In his prime he lived a high flying life of fast women and cars but ended broke saying “I gave all my money to head waiters and tarts”.
The New York Times reports that writer Neil Gaiman will be returning to work for Marvel Comics. In the move he will be transitioning a character written for Spawn and Image Comics over to the Marvel Universe. Gaiman has won custody of his creation Angela (the martial angel often seen in Spawn comics) and Marvel is apparently going to give her a home. She will make appearances in the Age Of Ultron miniseries.
Perhaps you recall that Tim Burton was, once upon a time, going to make a Superman movie which went by the title Superman Lives. Now, Nicolas Cage who was slated to play the Man of Steel opens up about the greatly anticipated film that never was.
Also… Nicolas Cage says he’s done with Ghost Rider.
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Ever notice how the Enterprise seems to get totally destroyed every other movie? You’d think by now they would have a team of scientists assigned to just figuring out what crazy stunt Kirk would pull next and designing a way for the Enterprise to live through it. They should consider hiring Pops from Speed Racer … he’s done wonders with the Mach Five.
Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow bring the crazy in the latest four minute preview for G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Excuse me, I have to go play with my action figures now.
The latest patch for Skyrim is out, adding a new Legendary Difficulty Setting … you know, just in case you were finding the the Dragons too easy.
Recent set videos and images coming out of the new Godzilla production suggest that the great radioactive lizard will be getting back to its roots stomping around Japanese cities.
If you just cannot get enough Game of Thrones, HBO has you covered. A prequel series is under consideration as a companion show for Game of Thrones. Considering that the novel series upon which the show is based A Song of Ice and Fire has yet to be completed, this may put the audience in the unique position of knowing ever more about how it all started before having any idea how it ends.
Disney reaches into the barrel of classics for something to remake and comes up with Pete’s Dragon. Very much a product of its time (the Seventies) we can expect the laid-back pink and green dragon of the film to get a major re-vamp in the transition.
Famed comic writer Grant Morrison will be taking up the reigns of the Wonder Woman comic series. He is promising a fresh approach on the the character in his new series. It should be interesting.
Wonder Woman made her first comic appearance in 1941. Since that time, the number of takes on the character have been numerous to be sure. But the original concept of the Wonder Woman character by William Moulton Marston was already pretty far out, especially if one considers the time period in which the character came to be.
Marston was a psychologist and feminist theorist who was preoccupied with sexual bondage. He frequently depicted Wonder Woman along with any other women appearing in the comic in situations where they were tied-up or restrained. The Amazonian women in the comic were often seen playing in wrestling or other dominance and submission games. Marston also happened to live with two women in a polyamorous relationship and they are said to have served as living examples of the fantasy heroine and provided input on her development.
An inventor, Marston created a lie detector device which would become a major component of the modern polygraph. Hence Wonder Woman is armed with the Lariat Of Truth (or Golden Lasso) which binds around one’s torso like the chest-expansion measuring cord in a polygraph. And of course, the Golden Lasso remains great for tying up female villains, her Amazon sisters or whoever else happened to be around.
Regardless of what direction Morrison takes the character (and I am sure it will be great fun to read) the original Wonder Woman concept of the 1940′s was a remarkable jump into feminism and women’s sexual liberation politics and a pretty strange cat for her day.
Test footage of Marvel Comics Ant-Man film has gotten out to the Internets. Go check it out – looks like it’s going to be fun.
Interview with Val Kilmer and Warwick Davies on the 25th Anniversary Blu-Ray edition of Willow. Take away quote: “George Lucas… you never hear about him anymore”.
The Escape From New York franchise is reportedly getting a reboot.
Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello has been shown the door in the wake of the SimCity debacle. The game is currently enjoying a user score of “Overwhelming Dislike” at Metacritic. Apparently the brilliant idea to require a single player game have an online connection to their servers in order to play didn’t go over well with the players.
The EVIL DEAD remake (or sequel – depending on your viewpoint) is currently trending fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with several positive reviews already in. Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell are all on-board with producer credits for the forthcoming remake of their horror classic.