Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? And Terminator 2 Live On Stage

Do Androids Dream of Electric SheepStage shows based on popular movies are always a good idea. We’re not talking about big time productions, like The Producers on Broadway, I mean things like Evil Dead: The Musical and Re-Animator: The Musical. Things that are a little more on the fringe. About ten or twelve years ago in Seattle a group staged Point Break Live, which is apparently now a regular thing, where the Johnny Utah role was played by a different, randomly selected audience member each and every night. It was the best thing I’ve ever seen, all three times. The latest installment in these games is a production of Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, not to mention a group that recreates Terminator 2: Judgment Day using only lines from Shakespeare.

The basis for Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, Do Androids Dream has been adapted into a stage play. According to reports, this production is a more faithful adaptation of Dick’s novel than the film version, and deals with some of the author’s favorite themes like questioning reality and the search for what it truly means to be human a human being.

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Terminator 5 Picks Up Thor: Dark World Director

T-800A few months ago, Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures and her brother David Ellison’s Skydance Productions announced that Terminator 5 would receive a 2015 release date. The fifth installment in the Terminator film franchise will also launch a new trilogy that will continue the legacy director James Cameron started back in 1984. Now it appears the first film in a new trilogy has found a director and hopefully the project will start production soon.

According to Variety, director Alan Taylor is in negotiations to helm the long-awaited Terminator 5. While it’s still unclear what the film will be about, it is believed that it might be a prequel that would star Arnold Schwarzenegger. There were early rumors suggesting that the film would take place in the 1940s or ’50s and would follow Sarah Connor’s parents, who would be targeted for termination. Schwarzenegger would theoretically play their human protector.

Alan Taylor is the director of the upcoming Thor: The Dark World sequel for Marvel Studios. Taylor’s most notable work come from directing television shows for premium cable network HBO, such as Sex and the City, The Sopranos, and Game of Thrones. He has also directed episodes of Boardwalk Empire, Mad Men, Lost, and The West Wing.

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The Predator, The Terminator, And ED-209 Pose For New Mondo Posters

PredatorThat headline might read like the introduction to a bad joke, but instead it’s the setup for a new art show at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas. And it’s a show that looks to be worth checking out if you’re within driving distance — if not, you still might be itching to get your fingers on prints of some of artist Jason Edmiston’s pieces from his current show, entitled “A Rogue’s Gallery,” which focuses on classic cinematic monsters and villains. We opened up with the Predator’s camera-friendly smile up above, but he’s just one of many bad-nasties on display in Edmiston’s show, which runs through September 14.

Edmiston told io9 that his goal for each of these paintings was to make it look like the villains and monsters actually came to his studio and posed for a portrait. Describing his style as “idealized realism,” Edmiston clearly takes his subject matter seriously:

A lot of time, people will do portraits of pop culture characters and they’ll try to get really quirky with them, and they’ll be tongue-in-cheek. But I wanted to treat most of these portraits as pretty much, straight-up ultimate versions of these characters, as if they were going to be turned into stamps. You know what they did with the Elvis stamp? They made the ultimate 1950s version and the ultimate 1970s version.

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Terminators, Aliens, And Other Sci-Fi Classics Get A Children’s Book Makeover

One of the great joys of having kids is getting to introduce them to movies and shows and books and comics you love. The only problem is, you have to wait for them to actually be old enough to comprehend it all, much less enjoy it. But where’s the fun in that? There’s bound to be a way to get my three-year-olds interested in the stomach-bursting joys of the Alien franchise. You just have to learn to talk to them in their own jabber-y language. Or hey, kids like cartoons! Maybe it’s all a matter of presentation…


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Terminator 3 Featurette Showcases The T1-9 Robots

While we’re patiently awaiting Terminator 5 in 2015, why not take a look back at when the film series started to go on the decline? Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is not a bad action movie. If it were called anything but a Terminator movie, it would be halfway decent, and it looks like a masterpiece when compared to McG’s Terminator Salvation. Yuck! Let’s hope Terminator 5 will at least be better than that one. When it came time to create some realistic new machines for the third Terminator movie, the filmmakers could have gone the CGI route. Instead, director Jonathan Mostow opted to get some help from the legendary Stan Winston.



Back To The Future’s Hoverboard, Terminator’s T-1000 And Other Amazing Sci-Fi Memorabilia Up For Auction

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How cool would it be to show up next Halloween dressed as the T-1000 from Terminator 2? And we’re not just talking about slapping on some mirrored aviators, a police uniform, and calling it a day. Oh hell no, we mean full on, gaping-liquid-metal shotgun-blast wounds, and that long, sword-like arm that stabs the guy through the milk carton. What if you could own a real life costume from the movie. Sure, you don’t look anything like Robert Patrick, but that would be pretty sweet.

And now you can do exactly this. The T-1000 costume is just one of tons of crazy cool pieces of sci-fi and movie memorabilia up for auction in the upcoming Screen Used Online Auction. You can also adorn your home with an actual facehugger from Alien. Or how about taking a spin on your very own hoverboard? The Pit Bull Hoverboard from Back to the Future II is also up to bid on. Other items include a Mogwai from Gremlins 2, the medical tri-corder from Star Trek: Insurrection, and more. There are blasters and a couple of lightsabers from Star Wars, a coat from The Matrix, and costumes from Chronicles of Riddick. All in all, there are more than 460 items up for auction.

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