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John Scalzi’s Lock In Is Headed For Television

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LockInImagine the world overrun by a mysterious new disease called “Haden’s syndrome.” For most who contract it, it’s no worse than a nasty case of the flu. But a small percentage of its victims become “locked in”: completely paralyzed, but also completely conscious. That’s a prospect that’s pretty damn close to the worst-case scenario for many, and it serves as the launching-off point for John Scalzi’s recent novel Lock In, which has only been out for around a month but is already in development as a potential TV series.

Published in August by Tor, Scalzi’s Lock In picks up a quarter century after Haden’s syndrome swept across the planet, long enough for society to have adjusted to the new reality the virus imposes. One of the more unusual of those changes is the existence of “integrators” — people with the ability to allow the locked in to borrow their bodies and go for a joy ride. But when two FBI agents are assigned to investigate a murder that involves an Integrator, you begin to realize how difficult upholding the law would become in a world where the person committing the crime might not be the original owner of the body.

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Bill & Ted’s Next Adventure Will Feature A Lot Of Different Bills and Teds

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bill and tedWe deal with a lot of would-be projects around these parts, with films that should have been made already but still have too much going against them. The pick of that litter, to me, is a third Bill & Ted movie, which has moved from the rumor mill into the realm of the realistic possibility, but hasn’t really gone anywhere from there. And while we sadly aren’t announcing that the film is going into production or anything, Alex “Bill S. Preston Esquire” Winter has come out with a few details about the script that makes the wait to get this made even more agonizing.

“There’s many version of ourselves in this movie,” Winter shared with Yahoo! UK while promoting the taut thriller Grand Piano. This fits right in with the series already, as we’ve seen different versions of future Bill & Ted, evil Bill & Ted, and even robot Bill & Ted. At one point, it was said that the script followed the bumbling heroes as they tried to write the world’s greatest song with their band Wyld Stallyns—air guitar riff—but Winter doesn’t mention that here. (Maybe they finally listened to Tenacious D’s “Tribute” and backed off.)

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Star Wars: Episode VII: Get Your First Look At A Chrome Trooper

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I’m just going to throw this up here right off the bat to get it out of the way, but there are some potential SPOILERS beyond this point in regards to the upcoming science fiction film Star Wars: Episode VII. Then again, this might all turn out to be nonsense, in which case nothing will be spoiled at all. But if you don’t want to take that chance, I suggest you stop reading.

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Big Hero 6 Trailer Saves The World With An Adorable Inflatable Robot

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When Disney first acquired Marvel back in 2009, after people stopped assuming their favorite comic book characters would get Mickey-fied, there was a lot of guesswork going into what Marvel properties Disney would take on first. Oddly enough, they chose the relatively unknown title Big Hero 6, and they pretty much Mickey-fied it. But in this case, that’s perfectly fine, as it gives the world the huggable and goofy robot that is Baymax. Honestly, he’s pretty much the only memorable thing about the Big Hero 6 trailer seen above, although the film still looks like a fun and lighthearted adventure. Just with, like, puberty and grief and stuff. This isn’t a princess tale, to say the least.

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You Can Watch Star Wars Rebels A Week Before Everyone Else

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Rebels1If you’ve been bouncing around, doing a little anticipatory dance, waiting for the day you finally get to see brand new Star Wars, this is the news for you. Disney and Lucasfilm have scooted up the premiere of the new animated series Star Wars Rebels to tomorrow, September 26.

Originally scheduled to premiere on Disney Channel on Friday, October 3, before making its way to its forever home on Disney XD on Monday, October 13, the premiere, an hour-long special titled “Spark of Rebellion,” will be available starting tomorrow, for certain folks. As you can imagine, this isn’t for just anyone, and there are hoops to jump through, groups to join, and all of that.

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Jupiter Ascending: Mila Kunis Really Loves Dogs In This Gorgeous WTF Laden Trailer

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We’ve been waiting for the Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending for what seems like forever now, and with the movie being pushed back to February, we have even longer to go, not to mention the fears about what such a release date, especially for what was once such a high profile project, can mean. This is one of those films that already sounded intriguing, and the Wachoswki’s aren’t known for making small, dull movies, but the more we see, the more gonzo it looks. To that end, there’s a brand spanking new trailer to gawk at for a while.

Seriously, between exploring entirely new worlds, Channing Tatum fighting some kind of winged demon creature while wearing what appear to be rocket boots, and Eddie Redmayne’s villain Balem, who goes from gothic understatement to scenery-chewing rage in the span of a single sentence, this looks absolutely bonkers. It’s hard to come up with words to describe this trailer because, while it is quite gorgeous to look at, this promises to be a wee bit nuts. February is usually a bland wasteland of films the studios largely hope will be forgotten, but this is one we’re definitely intrigued to see.