2011’s 73 hottest unproduced scripts include a Chewbacca comedy

By Matthew Jackson, Source; The Black List, an annual grouping of the most-liked unproduced screenplays in Hollywood, is out this week, and that means it’s time for the scripts at the top of the list to get a publicity bump and a chance at new life. Lots of promising

RIP: Jerry Robinson, creator of the Joker, is dead at 89

By Marc Bernardin, Source:, While Bob Kane is justly celebrated as Batman’s creator, his one-time inker and frequent collaborator Jerry Robinson was the man behind the Joker, comics’ most enduring villain. He then went on to live a rich life, championing creators’ rights and comics scholarship. The New Jersey-born

NASA milestone: We’re one step closer to ‘finding Earth’s twin’

By Krystal Clark, Source: Scientists are one step closer to finding a new Earth. NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered its first planet located within the “habitable zone.” That means its surface can hold liquid water, i.e., it could sustain life! NASA’s calling the new planet Kepler-22b. It’s located 600

J. J. Abrams’ Star Trek sequel recruits the original RoboCop

By Marc Bernardin, source: The latest actor to join Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Simon Pegg for another adventure on the Starship Enterprise is science-fiction veteran Peter Weller. But who will the once and future Buckaroo Banzai play? Star Trek 2: Totally Not the Wrath of Khan has already

Fables creator sounds off on Once Upon A Time’s ‘similarities’

By Marc Bernardin, Source: Ever since ABC’s Once Upon a Time premiered earlier this fall, sharp-eyed viewers have notice that it bears a rather striking resemblance to the long-running, fairy-tale-centric Vertigo comic Fables, which was optioned by ABC a few years back. Now, Fables’ creator Bill Willingham gives us

Cowboys & Aliens author sues studio for copyright infringement

By Don Kaye, Source: As if it wasn’t bad enough that the movie was one of this summer’s biggest bombs, now Universal Pictures is being sued over Cowboys & Aliens. According to TMZ, comic book writer Steven John Busti filed a copyright infringement lawsuit on Wednesday against Universal, DreamWorks

Those new Watchmen comics are coming whether we want them or not

By Matthew Jackson, Source: A few weeks back, we heard tell that those long-lived rumors that DC was setting up a sequel to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ iconic graphic novel Watchmen were more than just rumors. Now there’s more news, and if you’re one of those fans who

FOX exec attacks Prometheus leaks as ‘heartbreakingly unfair’

By Matthew Jackson, Source: A few days ago the ‘net got a glimpse of what appeared to be a very poor-quality version of the as-yet-unofficial trailer for Ridley Scott’s mysterious Prometheus. The film has been under such tight wraps that we’re hungry for any glimpse we get, but Fox

Nic Cage’s Action Comics #1 sells for record-breaking $2,161,000!

By Jeff Spry, Source: The Holy Grail of comic books is now even holier. A stellar copy of Action Comics #1 from 1938, once owned by Nic Cage, shattered auction records this evening in New York when the smoke cleared and a final bid of $2,161,000 was announced. Looks

Could Harrison Ford return to space for that Ender’s Game movie?

By Matthew Jackson, Source: That Ender’s Game flick is moving right along with casting. Now that Hugo’s Asa Butterfield is definitely on board for the title role, it’s time to turn our attention to the pivotal role of Ender’s mentor, Colonel Hyrum Graff. Among the names in contention is

George Miller says we may get more Mad Max movies than we thought

By Matthew Jackson, Source: After a host of delays, Mad Max creator George Miller is finally set to begin shooting the fourth installment in the series, Fury Road, next April in Namibia. As much as we love the idea of seeing this magnificent wasteland just one last time, we

Anne McCaffrey, Dragonriders of Pern creator, dead at 85

By Matthew Jackson, Source: Anne McCaffrey, the groundbreaking, award-winning fantasy author who won a dedicated following with her sci-fi/fantasy blending series Dragonriders of Pern, passed away Tuesday, November 22. She is survived by her three children. After beginning her writing life by contributing short stories to sci-fi magazines in

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