If you’ve been anxiously awaiting any sort of news out of Vincenzo Natali‘s film adaptation of the William Gibson classic Neuromancer, then you’re in luck. GFM films has released a single piece of concept art and a little bit of news that confirms a rumor about possible casting. It’s not much, but for the first time something solid seems to be coming out of the film’s development.
This fall NBC’s Revolution is scheduled to bring some post-apocalyptic action to primetime television. A variety of promos, trailers, and sneak peeks have surfaced, and today brings your first look at Elizabeth Mitchell’s character in the show. An alumnus of Lost, Revolution reteams Mitchell with her former producer J.J. Abrams. Abrams and Iron Man’s Jon Favreau the series, which was created by Eric Kripke (Supernatural).
Mitchell was a late addition to the cast. She takes over the role of Rachel Matheson, a part that Rescue Me actress Andrea Roth played in the pilot. While the majority of the action in Revolution takes place in a future where electricity has failed, Rachel will appear exclusively in a series of flashbacks to what the world was like before.
The drunken, science fiction comedy Grabbers has one of the best premises in recent memories. In order to save themselves from a throng of many-tentacled invaders, a small Irish fishing village must get drunk, very drunk, and stay that way. Watching the new TV spot, one can’t help but be reminded of Robert Rodriquez’s The Faculty, where the kids had to take a meth-like drug to beat the aliens. Imagine a more raucous, less serious version of that.
When local fishermen start disappearing, strange creatures start turning up in fishing nets, and whales start showing up dead on the beach, it is time for hard-drinking cop Ciaran O’Shea (Richard Coyle) and his straight-laced new partner Lisa Nolan (Ruth Bradley) to look into these mysteries. What they find is that their sleepy little hamlet is being invaded, and a group of gooey, squiggly monsters are devouring the citizens. Luckily for them they discover a way to remain safe. Tainting their blood with alcohol makes them poisonous to the creatures, so the whole town bellies up to the bar. You can imagine all the fun that follows that revelation.
In all of UFO lore, there is no story that refuses to quietly disappear and die like the 1947 crash in Roswell, NM. Every couple of years you can always count on a new wave of TV shows, books, and “eyewitness” accounts to surface and contradict each other. Now a retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. has come out and said that contrary to popular belief there were two alien craft that crashed at Roswell. Looks like it’s time for another Roswell Incident flap.
Lt. Col. Richard French claims that he has worn many hats over the years in his service to the USAF. Among those various jobs is that of fighter pilot (he also claims he holds the record for the most combat missions), a POW interrogator, creator of the Air to Ground gunnery program for Luke Air Force Base, and last but not least a UFO investigator working for Project Bluebook. He has decided now is the time to come clean about what he knows concerning the Roswell Incident. In a recent interview with the Huffington Post, French claims that not only were there two UFO crashes, but that the U.S. military shot down one of them with a top secret weapon…
Director Neill Blomkamp had a small, sci-fi alien mutation project with the code name “AGM Heartland” in the works, before he started working on his upcoming film Elysium. There had not been any activity with the project since 2010, when a viral video was featured in the iPad Edition of Wired Magazine. A second video from AGM Heartland has now popped up simply title “Marvin.” Watch…
The two-minute video was made with an iPhone and uploaded to YouTube about a month ago after San Diego Comic Con. It shows two friends talking about their night when they come across a disgusting, gooey hodgepodge creature. The video also features actor Josh Blacker as the truck driver. Blacker is a sci-fi genre regular that was featured in the TV series V and SGU: Stargate Universe. He will also appear in Blomkamp’s Elysium next spring.
Two days before the Curiosity rover landed on Mars in a spectacular fashion, NASA awarded the next generation of human spaceflight with a large chunk of money. The Commercial Crew integrated Capability Initiative (CCiCap) awarded money for the development of commercial crew capable vehicles that could well be the follow up to the space shuttle in bringing astronauts to the International Space Station.
The $1.1 billion dollars goes to 3 different companies with 3 very different vehicles. These awards don’t all amount to money in hand though, as the money will get doled out to each winner as they complete certain design and testing milestones within a set time frame all the way up to the Critical Design Review (CDR) which is pretty much the final verification of a craft’s design before it gets approved for manned test flights.