May 10, 2011

Hugo Weaving is back for The Hobbit (Ian McKellen says so!)

It’s been rumored for months, but now it’s confirmed: Hugo Weaving will once again play Elrond in Peter Jackson’s film version of The Hobbit. Weaving’s involvement in Jackson’s two-part adaptation of the Tolkien novel has been rumored for some time, but it was confirmed by fellow The Lord of the

What’s after Cowboys and Aliens? How about Dinosaurs vs. Aliens?

If you asked every 12-year-old kid what they’d make a movie about, they would almost definitely answer with either “aliens” or “dinosaurs.” But the really clever ones? The overzealous, crazy few? They’d make a movie featuring both. It seems Barry (Men in Black) Sonnenfeld’s inner child falls under that category,

12 wild and wacky patent applications that are weirder than sci-fi

Plato postulated that “necessity” was the mother of invention and we’ve always wondered—who’s the baby’s daddy? If the backlog of applications under review by the US Patent & Trademark Office is any indication, inventions are fertilized by Having Way Too Much Time on Your Hands. Often you’ll see “patent pending”

Robert Kirkman says don’t believe those Walking Dead rumors

Remember all those rumors that The Walking Dead was going to use all freelance writers for its second season instead of a full-time writing staff? A source who would know says not to believe them. In an interview with Heat Vision, Walking Dead comic-book creator Robert Kirkman said that reports

Aside From the Vampires, Lincoln Film Seeks Accuracy

Get ready for ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER. The book is as historically accurate as is possible for a book that imagines President Lincoln as an axe-wielding kick-ass slayer of the undead can be, and it’s a lot of fun to boot. Timur Bekmambetov (WANTED) is filming it now, to be

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