You might recall last year when we told you guys about a Kickstarter campaign for a brand-new, independently produced Star Trek TV pilot titled Renegades. As an example of just how tough TV production can be, Renegades still hasn’t gone into production yet, and the team is once again looking to crowd-funding, this time at Indiegogo, in order to raise the extra funds needed to make this a truly stellar pilot that could convincingly get a full series run.
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Last fall we wrote about how George Romero’s son was trying to crowdfund a new addition to the Living Dead canon. Dead old dad has added plenty over the years, from the original trilogy of Night of… Dawn of…, and Day of…, to the more modern installments, like Land of…, Diary of…, and Survival of…. His son, G. Cameron Romero, however, wants to create a prequel, and the project is successfully moving forward.
Simply called Origins, Cameron, who will direct, developed the story and wrote the screenplay with Darrin Reed and Bryce C. Campbell. If the idea of a prequel to Night of the Living Dead sounds like it will just be a bunch of people wandering around in the mid-1960s going about their daily business, you’re not alone, but apparently there’s more to it.
Chris Roberts already earned his place in the pantheon of video game gods by creating the beloved Wing Commander series of space combat sims. Not one to rest on his laurels, he’s now working on Star Citizen, an epic science fiction game that will unfold in a persistent universe and offer players a huge interstellar sandbox in which to shape their own destiny. And the latest trailer for Star Citizen looks promising indeed. Check it out.
I consider myself a progressively oddball person, but there’s no denying that I would get swallowed alive if I ever made my way to Japan. Universal Studios Japan will soon celebrate the manga and anime series Attack on Titan with an insanely massive attraction, as well as other amazing looking installments that will honor other popular titles like Resident Evil and Monster Hunter. 2015 is the year of giant scary shit, apparently.
The Universal Cool Japan event, as it’s called, will run from January 23 to May 10, and the “Attack on Titan The Real” exhibit will feature a full-size, 49-foot-tall version of Eren Yeager, who develops the ability to grow into a Titan, the franchise’s huge antagonists. (Eren is a good guy, though.) There will also be a 46-foot-tall female Titan, and the two will be set up in combative stances. Audiences can also witness the scene where a Titan eats Eren’s mother, though I’m clueless as to what kind of technology they’ll use to allow that to happen.
When you think of Jesus, you know, the Son of God whose birthday much of the world is getting ready to celebrate in a few weeks, you probably think of many things. Feeding the masses, dying for your sins, and just generally being a good dude. However, if you don’t think of him tearing himself off of a shoddily constructed crucifix and blasting machine guns into the sky while laughing maniacally, you probably should. And if you’re having trouble visualizing this unusual scenario, never fear, you just need to watch this new teaser trailer for Iron Sky: The Coming Race.
The last trailer we saw for the sequel to 2012’s gonzo, Nazis-on-the-moon picture, showed us Adolf Hitler riding a dinosaur, and you may have asked yourself how they planned to top that. And this is a solid answer to that question. Even if you don’t think they upped the ante for themselves, you have to at least admit that this is on a similar level, craziness wise.
That thing you think is cooler than a short film about “Rowdy” Roddy Piper taking on Cthulhu? You’re way fucking off, my friend. The exclamation-heavy Portal to Hell!!! aims to pit the iconic pro wrestler against the legendary deity, and the filmmakers have taken to crowdfunding in order to raise the money to help create their horror-comedy. It’s only a short film, sadly, but I’m this concept hardly needs to be stretched to feature-length to destroy all of the worlds.
In Portal to Hell!!!, Piper will play the superintendent for an apartment building, a guy who likes simple things with simple solutions. His world takes a weird spin when two tenants inadvertently open up a portal to hell in the building’s basement. He heads down to take care of the problem and will presumably kick some supernatural ass. Cue the joke about bubblegum.