Michael Giacchino To Score Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Michael GiacchinoWith director Matt Reeves commanding the production of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel has the potential to be a better movie than the first, which was a surprise hit in the summer of 2011. Now film composer Michael Giacchino has signed on to score Dawn, which Giacchino announced via Twitter.



Glove And Boots’ 10 Reasons Why Time Travel Is No Good

If you’ve ever just sat around your house and thought really hard about how cool it would be to do some time traveling, then you’ve probably never thought about two thoughtful hand puppets completely dashing those dreams by explaining just how frustrating time travel can be. Of course, if you watch the above video and then travel back in time to before I said this, then you would have done both of those things. But you would have been aggravated, because time travel is frustrating.

The genuinely amusing YouTube puppet comedy series/blog Glove and Boots has tackled a ridiculous amount of topics over the last couple of years, and have now pinpointed the “10 Reasons Why Time Travel Is No Good.” But instead of paradoxes and the possible effects of grandmothers not being born, Mario and Fafa get into the specifics of why going backwards or forwards in time isn’t relatable to the present version of yourself, for the most part. Meeting yourself in the past would suck, because you probably weren’t as cool as you thought you were, especially to someone older than yourself. Everyone was such a douche back then.


About Time Trailer Is So Freakin’ Adorable!

The beauty of the science fiction genre (or any genre for that matter) is that it doesn’t have to be confined by its tropes. They can bleed into other genres to make something fresh and exciting. Enter Richard Curtis, the writer of wonderful British romantic comedies such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones’s Diary, and Love Actually, who has stepped into sci-fi territory with his new time travel romantic comedy, About Time.

About Time is the follow-up to Richard Curtis’ last directorial effort, The Boat That Rocked (Pirate Radio), and follows Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson), a 21-year-old young man who discovers the family secret: they can travel through time. His father (Bill Nighy) reveals the secret to him, but also tells him the limitations of the special ability. He can’t change history, but can change his own life. Tim uses his newly discovered power like any 21-year-old young man would: he tries to get a girlfriend when he meets Mary (Rachel McAdams). Unfortunately, he accidentally erases the timeline and must try to win Mary’s heart all over again.


J.J. Abrams Talks Star Wars And Star Trek On The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

This Thursday, audiences will be finally be treated to the latest film from J.J. Abrams, Star Trek Into Darkness. To promote the upcoming film, Abrams appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to talk about all things Star Trek. It didn’t take long, however, before the conversation skewed to that other franchise Abrams will soon be handling, and the differences between the two.

Abrams admitted that he wasn’t a Star Trek fan when he was growing up. It wasn’t until he started working on the reboot that he finally saw why Star Trek was so important to so many people. Growing up, Abrams was, and continues to be, a Star Wars fan, and it’s no secret that his love of Star Wars informed his approach to the Star Trek reboot.


Steven Moffat On If David Tennant Had Stayed With Doctor Who For One More Year

WhoChange is inevitable when it comes to Doctor Who. Hell, it’s built right into the premise. The regenerating Doctor, the companions who come and go, it’s exciting because you never quite know what the show will serve up next. Sometimes, however, that change can be painful. I know many who fell in love with the show during David Tennant’s tenure are still mourning his departure, but what if there was a way to enter an alternate timeline? To peer into a universe where Tennant didn’t abandon ship so soon, and instead stayed on for another season? If only we had a TARDIS or some other device that would allow us to explore alternate realities, then we could…I’m sorry, what’s that? Steven Moffat just up and told us about it? Okay, well, that works too.

In a recent interview with Doctor Who Magazine, Moffat fielded a reader question about the road not taken: a fifth season starring David Tennant:

I only had the roughest idea. Had David stayed for one final year, it would certainly have been his last, so my pitch was that it would start with the TARDIS crashing in Amelia’s back garden — as now — and a terribly battered and bruised Tenth Doctor staggering out. Amelia finds him, feeds him fish custard (no that was for Matt, it would have been something more Davidy) and generally helps him. But we, the audience, can see he’s in a truly bad way. Dying maybe. Eventually he heads back to his TARDIS, and flies off.

But when he returns — many years later for Amy — he seems perfectly fine, and indeed doesn’t remember any of those events…And of course over time, we realise what we saw was the Tenth Doctor at the end of his life, about to regenerate. Events that we return to in Episode 13…


Damon Lindelof Opens Up About Being Hired To Fix World War Z

Damon LindelofOne of Star Trek Into Darkness‘ writers, Damon Lindelof is one of the hottest screenwriters in Hollywood at the moment. Along with Into Darkness, Lindelof was the co-showrunner on the TV series Lost, the co-writer of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, and the co-writer of the upcoming zombie war movie World War Z, starring Brad Pitt.

Lindelof was profiled in the recent issue of The Hollywood Reporter, where the 40-year-old writer talked about World War Z and J.J. Abrams‘ forthcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. During World War Z ‘s production issues last year, the film’s producer and star Brad Pitt called Lindelof to do a pass on the script’s final act. Pitt was a big fan of Lindelof’s work on Prometheus and thought the screenwriter could work wonders with World War Z. Lindelof says:

‘The idea of a large-scale, epic, $150 million zombie movie starring Brad Pitt sounds pretty good to me,’ he says. ‘Because I haven’t seen that before. I haven’t seen the go-for-broke, insane zombie movie. One of the things that Brad said was, there are so many tropes we’ve come to expect in zombie films, and he wanted to do something different. And the only way to do it different was to