Cross The Streams: The Terrible Movies Edition

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August is now finished, and September is upon us. Or should I call it Stream-tember? No, we’ll stick with September. It appears the running theme this week is “terrible science fiction flicks,” as you’ll soon see. But we’ll start off with the good stuff, just so you don’t bruise your forehead from slapping it so many times. Suspend your disbelief and get ready to groan.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Netflix Instant)
Because America couldn’t stand a continued existence without knowing what it would be like to insert Raymond Burr into a Godzilla movie. This classic monster flick is joined by Terror of Mechagodzilla, Godzilla vs. Mothra, Ghidora: The Three-Headed Monster, Rodan, and more on Netflix. You can get your Kaiju fix about 12 times over with this assortment of top-notch cinema, most of it coming from director Ishirô Honda. Assuming the events in Syria worsen, I wonder if we’ll have metaphorical monster movies involving them in the next couple of years.


Johnny Mnemonic Is Being Developed As A TV Series

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Whoa. Remember Johnny Mnemonic? The forgettable 1995 cyberpunk flick starred Keanu Reeves as a man with a cybernetic brain implant who must deliver an important package before the Yakuza, or the package inside of his brain, kills him. Well, it’s getting another chance at cinematic life, this time as a TV series based on the original short story by William Gibson.

According to GateWorld.net, the Johnny Mnemonic TV series is currently being developed by Seven Arts Entertainment and Prodigy Pictures, the Canadian production studio behind Lost Girl on SyFy and the upcoming Neuromancer movie from director Vincenzo Natali (Splice, Cube), which is also based on a William Gibson novel. A few writers from the Stargate franchise (SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe) are attached to the project, although Seven Arts Entertainment has not disclosed the writers’ names at this point. Seven Arts’ CEO Peter Hoffman says:

We are delighted to expand our relationship with Prodigy Pictures, which has had stellar successes in television and mini-series production. Jay [Firestone, Prodigy Pictures] has been prominent in the area of international television production for over 20 years with a wide array of important relationships. Jay shares our enthusiasm. He has already attached well-known television writers who were part of the successful Stargate series to Johnny Mnemonic.