Friday, July 27, 2007

ComicCon Thursday

I just got back from the preview screening of Stardust with Neil Gaiman and Jane Goldman introducing the movie and doing a short Q&A afterward. I really enjoyed it and will have a more detailed writeup later. As Neil has been explaining, it is like the book, but is different from the book, but is still very good. Like the book is the Earth 1 version of the story and the movie is the Earth 2 version of the story. Definitely worth checking out in the theatre. If it does well it will help to ensure more movies based on Neil's work get made.

A few news tidibits from today.

Sylar is Spock and Spock is Spock
At the Paramount panel today, J.J. Abrams announced that Zachary Quintos (Sylar on Heroes) was playing Spock in the new Star Trek movie and brought him out on stage. After playing with the audience a bit, they then announced that Leonard Nimoy would also be playing Spock and brought him out on stage as well. Full reports can likely be found on Ain't It Cool News and elsewhere.

Dead Like Me reunion movie. According to the reps at the MGM booth, the Dead Like Me DVD movie will bring back the entire cast except for Mandy Pantikin. Replacing him (not sure if it is as a new character or the same character) is Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond on Lost).

Straczynski gets a new project green-lighted?
I caught up with J. Michael Straczynski at his signing this afternoon. While he was in the middle of signing my books and comics, he got a phone call. The call was to inform him that some project had gotten the go ahead and Joe was very pleased to hear that and had a big smile on his face. He confirmed it was good news and also indicated he couldn't say anything about it yet. Maybe we'll get some hints from him tomorrow? (actually later today.)


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