Posts Tagged ‘sci-fi’
Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on November 1, 2009
By Adam Wing – 24FramesperSecond.net
Had someone told me this morning that later today I would be watching a new Japanese movie that sits somewhere between Pretty Woman and Terminator, I’d have politely asked them what it was they were smoking. But here it is folks, a rom-com sci-fi movie from the director of My Sassy Girl and Windstruck. Jae-young Kwak introduces us to a lonely young man who falls in love with an emotionless cyborg, Jiro (Keisuke Koide) is celebrating his birthday alone when he crosses paths with a mysterious young beauty and after spending the evening together the girl vanishes without a trace. Jiro’s life has been pretty dull up to this point, and he knows that whatever happens, he’ll never be able to shake that girl or the night they spent together.
Exactly one year later, he returns to the same restaurant and the girl reappears to celebrate his twenty-first birthday. But something is different this year, as Jiro discovers when an assassin forgets his table manners and starts shooting the place up. Jiro’s life is saved by the woman of his dreams, and it’s here that traumatised boyfriends of the world can unite, because the great thing about Cyborg She is that it takes its sci-fi just as seriously as it’s romance, which means Jae-young Kwak may have inadvertently created the perfect date movie. Action, romance, comedy and sci-fi, what’s not to love?
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on October 31, 2009
From SFX Magazine
America is to get its own version of cult BBC3 smash hit show Being Human. Syfy has ordered 13 episodes of the show about the house-sharing ghost, werewolf and vampire which will be made by RDF Media USA, currently best known for making US versions of reality shows like Secret Millionaire, How To Look Good Naked and Wife Swap. Now it seems Being Human is in for a culture swap.
The British series is produced by RDF subsidiary Touchpaper TV, and is currently filming its second series (though the cast has taken time out to record a Halloween message. A few years back, the BBC showed Syfy (or Sci Fi as it was back then) the script for the pilot of the British series, hoping to get the US network to come aboard as a co-funder, but the deal fell through.
“It turned out great as we can now do an American version,” reckons Syfy president Dave Howe. “We’ve always been keen on vampires and werewolves, and we loved the originality of Being Human, the fact that the fantastical creatures in it are very young, accessible and charming.”
Howe also stresses that Syfy will not “slavishly replicate the British version,” and sees it as a potential companion piece to Sanctuary, with which it shares similar subject matter.
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on October 25, 2009
By Courtney Reimer – Ivillage.com
Vampires, ghosts and monsters, oh my! With recent releases like Paranormal Activity, Jennifer’s Body and Saw VI, theaters have been absolutely crammed with horror fans. And though it may come as a surprise to the more faint-hearted filmgoers among us, a significant portion of the people shelling out to see these freaky flicks are women.
Recent studies have shown that as many as two-thirds of tickets to horror films are bought by females (or their male dates). It seems to go against the conventional wisdom that boys love blood and guts while girls love happy-ending rom-coms. But with movies like Paranormal Activity reaching the top of box office charts, it’s pretty clear men can’t be the only ones driving those numbers.
“I think actually women were probably always going to horror movies, we just weren’t measuring it as religiously as we do now,” Jennifer’s Body director, Karyn Kusama, recently told the sci-fi Web site, i09.com. “I think it’s a human condition to identify with being scared. There is something about the narrative of flight and survival that I think is very compelling for women.”
Or hey, maybe we just like an excuse to scoot closer to the guy sitting next to us. What better way to get closer to your date than grab onto him for dear life?
“I’m not sure what the attraction is, psychologically, for females,” Debbie Liebling, the former president for production at the now-defunct Fox Atomic film company, told The New York Times. “I would love to know why girls are going to see Saw, because I have no idea.”
Saw VI, the sixth film in the Saw movie franchise comes to theaters this weekend, so soon we’ll find out via word-of-mouth just what is drawing our female friends to see these wildly successful psychological thrillers.
As for the non-horror fans, they’ll probably be taking flight with Hilary Swank in Amelia, or frolicking with the cuddly beasts of Where the Wild Things Are. Hey, sometimes you get enough of a scare from your credit card bill. Monday’s box office numbers will tell us which coping method wins out.
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on September 26, 2009
Sony Pictures announced that the studio is moving ahead with its plan on developing “Venom (2010)” in August, not much has come up about the project since. But, in a recent interview with Sci Fi Wire, scribe Paul Wernick revealed that the spin-off to the “Spider-Man” franchise, is not on a stand still with two drafts are already in the hands of Sony.
“We’ve written two drafts of Venom, and the studio has it, and they’re pushing forward in whatever ways they push forward,” the Emmy Award-winning screenwriter said Friday, September 25. Pressed further about when the movie will go into production, he responded, “We’re not sure, [but] we’ve turned in our two drafts.”
When asked about the relationship between “Spider-Man 4″ and “Venom”, the co-writer of upcoming horror comedy “Zombieland” was keeping his lips tightly sealed. “We can’t really talk about that, unfortunately,” he stated. “Basically, the studio and Marvel and the Arads are taking our drafts and going beyond and figuring out what’s the next step.”
Back in 2006, one of Spider-Man’s enemies, Venom, was introduced to the fans in “Spider-Man 3″ as Topher Grace portrayed the evil Spider-Man look-alike, humanly known as Eddie Brock. Considered one of the greatest threats to humanity in the Spider-Man universe, the villain is a sentient alien with a liquid-like form which requires a human host to survive. By bonding itself to the host, it gives its host enhanced power to form a super-villain.
There is still no official announcement about the actors that will star in the action film or whether Grace will reprise his role or not. However, screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese had suggested that Stan Lee, former president and chairman of Marvel, may make a cameo appearance in the movie that eyes a 2010 release.
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on September 2, 2009
The Spike TV Scream Awards are dedicated to the horror, sci-fi, and fantasy genres of feature films, has just announced the nominees for the 4th annual award show.
Here are your Categories
The Ultimate Scream
Best Horror Movie
Best Science Fiction Movie
Best Fantasy Movie
Best TV Show
Best Horror Actress
Best Horror Actor
Best Fantasy Actress
Best Fantasy Actor
Best Science Fiction Actress
Best Science Fiction Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Foreign Movie
Scream Song of the Year
Best Comic Book Artist
Most Memorable Mutilation
Fight-to-the-Death Scene of the Year
Holy S***! Scene of the Year
Best Comic Book
Best Comic Book Writer
Best Comic Book Movie
Cast your vote on the Spike TV website
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on August 31, 2009
Erik Buckman – ReelLoop.com
Earlier this week controversial horror director Eli Roth officially announced plans to move forward on a full-length version of his fantastic faux Grindhouse trailer, Thanksgiving. “There is hope for Thanksgiving, because that one I retain the rights to, and that, I love it,” Roth told Sci-Fi Wire. “Now I’m kind of thinking maybe I should make like 20 Thanksgivings in a row, just shoot them all and just release them out of order.
“Like, do Thanksgiving 7, then Thanksgiving 4, then 5 and 6 in the theatre. People’d be like, ‘Why did 7 come out already?’ It’s like, ‘Well, it doesn’t matter. It’s just a bunch of people getting chopped up anyways. Who cares?’”
So we know Roth wants to pull a Robert Rodriguez/Machete, but when can fans expect to see any holiday madness?
“My co-writer Jeff [Rendell] just landed yesterday in Los Angeles; he flew out for the [Inglourious Basterds] premiere and so we can finish the script,” Roth told Bloody Disgusting. Even though Roth has visions of stuffed human beings dancing through his demented head, production won’t begin immediately. “I don’t want to do it as my next film but I want to get the script finished,” he said. “The sci-fi film, Endangered Species, is what I’m doing next.”
Audiences can see Roth smacking Nazis with a Louisville Slugger in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds.
Eli Roth's Thanksgiving
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on August 6, 2009
By Steven Zeitchik – Rueters
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) – Ridley Scott is going back to the futurism.
The “Blade Runner” director is joining forces with Leonardo DiCaprio to take on one of the most highly regarded dystopian works of literature, Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World.”
Both are producing the Universal project, which DiCaprio would tentatively star in and Scott direct. The studio has brought on “Apocalypto” scribe Farhad Safinia to write the script; he’s expected to be working shortly.
Scott has mentioned casually in interviews that he’s interested in the 1931 novel, whose film rights are owned by DiCaprio’s Appian Way production company, prompting a flurry of rumors on sci-fi and other blogs over the past year. But the studio details as well as DiCaprio’s personal involvement always have been murky.
Now, with a writer on board and production executives meeting frequently during the past six months, the project has more momentum, though several people familiar with it emphasize that it remains at the development stage.
Much of the timing going forward will depend on the script. Scott is not committed to direct anything beyond “Robin Hood,” which is in post-production. DiCaprio is shooting the Christopher Nolan adventure tale “Inception,” but does not have a movie lined up after that.
“Brave” has had several go-rounds on television, including a Leonard Nimoy-Peter Gallagher picture on NBC in 1998. But Huxley’s idea-rich novel hasn’t had a shot on the big screen.
Huxley sets his book in a seemingly perfect 26th century world that has achieved harmony by tightly controlling birth, which takes place mainly in laboratories, and outlawing family. The world is populated by a series of five castes, each with its own defined roles.
Characters who figure in are Bernard, a lower-caste member, and Lenina, the woman with whom he is infatuated. DiCaprio would likely play Bernard, who is persecuted when the leaders of the society find his behavior antisocial.
Dystopian stories have sometimes proved difficult to film. George Orwell’s “1984″ has had several theatrical turns, including Michael Anderson’s Columbia version in 1956 and the somewhat better regarded John Hurt vehicle 25 years ago.
Scott is considered one of the few who can pull it off. The director took the Philip K. Dick novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” and turned it into the 1982 futurist pic “Blade Runner.” While the movie divided critics and didn’t enjoy a great theatrical run, it has had a long life on video and become a cult classic.
Scott directed DiCaprio in last year’s Middle East thriller “Body of Lies,” and the two are also producing dark thriller “The Low Dweller” at indie filmmaker Relativity.
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