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Will Brad Pitt’s zombie thriller World War Z kick off a trilogy?

By Marc Bernardin, Source: Blastr.com It seems like director Marc Forster’s adaptation of Max Brooks’ oral history of the zombie war is diverting from the text even more than we thought—apparently, it’s being configured to allow for a couple of head-chopping sequels.

1st look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s top-secret Looper time machine

By Krystal Clark, Source: Blastr.com; Let’s start the new year off right—with time travel. Director Rian Johnson has given us a sneak peek at the time machine that appears in his latest film, Looper. Check it out and tell us what you think! Looper is a sci-fi thriller that stars

TMNT co-creator is auctioning off his awesome studio for charity

By Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman’s drawing studio is a true nerdvana. It boasts hundreds of pieces of memorabilia, original art, books, one-of-a-kind collectables and DVDS. And now, after decades of building the collection, Eastman is selling it. All of it. For charity. This

Abrams says no Trek alt timeline would’ve been a ‘big mistake’

By Nathalie Caron, Source: Blastr.com J.J. Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek film did two major things right: It rebooted a tired-yet-beloved sci-fi franchise — injecting it with some kick-ass new life and even newer blood — while at the same time keeping almost 45 years of Trek history and lore relatively

Were any of your favorite sci-fi flicks among this year’s flops?

By Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com We’re all looking forward to a new year, but movie studios are probably especially happy that 2011 is ending. It wasn’t kind to them. Ticket sales were down four percent from 2010, thanks in large part to a number of major movie flops, including a

Marvel finally chooses its Thor 2 director

By Marc Bernardin, Source: Blastr.com Despite the forgone conclusion that the Chris Hemsworth-starring Thor would get a sequel—it’s what you do when a movie grosses $449 million worldwide—the path to getting that sequel off the ground has been a bit rocky. Hopefully, a Game of Thrones veteran can get the

2nd season of American Horror Story will be NOTHING like the 1st

By Don Kaye, Source: Blastr.com Hope you enjoyed the just-finished first season of American Horror Story—because the show will look completely different when it comes back. According to Collider, series co-creator Ryan Murphy and FX president and general manager John Landgraf revealed on a conference call this morning that every

Helen Mirren wants to star in Doctor Who … as the Doctor!

By Nathalie Caron, Source: Blastr.com Look out, Matt Smith! Someone is vying for your gig as the Doctor in the long-running and beloved sci-fi series Doctor Who. And that someone is Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren. There are some, John Barrowman, for example, who think that after 11 regenerations and almost

Dwarves, Gollum and the green Shire in 1st trailer for The Hobbit!

By Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com It seems like we’ve been waiting ever since the end of The Return of the King to see it, and now the first trailer for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is finally here! Prepare yourself for singing dwarves, beautiful visuals and a creature

Captain America co-creator and comics legend Joe Simon dead at 98

By Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com Legendary comics writer, artist, editor and publisher Joe Simon, whose work included the co-creation of Captain America and other Golden Age icons, passed away Thursday at the age of 98. A New York native who worked as an editorial cartoonist and art director from an

Rise of the Planet of the Apes director shares his sequel plans

By Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com Rise of the Planet of the Apes was successful and acclaimed enough to definitely merit a sequel, and director Rupert Wyatt (like us) is excited about where the rejuvenated franchise will go next. In fact, he’s so excited about the future of the apes that

1st official synopsis for The Hobbit reveals epic plot details

By Nathalie Caron, source: Blastr.com We still have a looong year to wait until we can finally go back to Middle-earth again when The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey makes it to theaters. But in the meanwhile, the studio’s just released the first official synopsis for the film. If the blurb

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