Sci-Fi Movies Tuesday: Avatar, Conan, Doc Savage, Paul, TMNT, X-Files + more

This week in Sci-Fi Movies, we’ve got announcements for new movies based on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Doc Savage, Conan character descriptions, details on how The Avengers and Thor will connect and more, including the latest box office numbers, casting bites, images and videos.


Brian Bendis Talks The Avengers and Thor
comic book writer Brian Bendis talked with MTV about how he thought the world of "Thor" would blend with "The Avengers" (watch the video clip below):

"My advice is, has been, and will be, that much like the comics, you look at movies like the ‘Oceans’ movies that have all these different flavors, you put the flavors together and you cook ’em," Bendis said. "It absolutely can be done."

"Look at ‘The Great Escape’ or other movies that have all these big elements to them, and even elements that don’t seem that they would fit can rub up against each other in a very excellent way," he explained. "They really can create something you wouldn’t even imagine you had before."

Bendis also expressed confidence in Marvel’s ability to tie in all the various movies they have coming down the pipe:

"Having read the ‘Captain America’ movie script and the ‘Thor’ movie scripts and ‘Iron Man 2’ and everything, and seeing them all develop, nothing is more exciting to me than the ‘Avengers’ movie," said Bendis. "It’s absolutely going to be something better than— different than—anything we’ve seen before."

"I think the challenge is absolutely there," he said. "It’s an immense amount of work, but the payoff will be gigantic."

Neil Moritz and Ori Marmur Producing Doc Savage Project + TMNT and Ghost in the Shell Movies in the Works
Sony Pictures has tapped Shane Black to write a script for "Doc Savage".  The report originally came from AICN, who noted that Black may also direct the project and that they the character will remain in the 30’s and not be modernized.  AICN initially reported that Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci would be producing the project, but Collider reported that there was a little confusion in the original piece and reported that Neil Moritz and Ori Marmur would be producing the project (AICN corrected the error in a follow-up post).  Other projects moving forward include DreamWorks’ adaptation of the Japanese manga "Ghost in the Shell", which the studio has tapped Laeta Kalogridis to write as a 3D live-action film, and a new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" film.  In regards to the latter, the rights to the franchise were acquired by Nickelodeon — for $60 million — who plan to develop both a CG-animated TV series and the film (by sister company Paramount Pictures) for release in 2012.

David Duchovny Wants Another X-Files Movie
Although the second ‘X-Files’ film "X-Files: I Want to Believe" didn’t do so well at the box office last year ($21M domestically, $68.4M worldwide),  star David Duchovny tells The Daily Beast that he’s open to doing a third film, and even suggests that 2012 would be a perfect date to release it:

"As far as the X-Files movie I’d like to do next, if we get a chance to do it, would be a return to the heart and soul of the mythology, which is the alien-oriented conspiracy," Duchovny said. "I think it’s natural for ‘The X-Files’ to have another movie in 2012, so we’ll see if we get to do it."

Casting Breakdowns for Marcus Nispel’s Conan
Director Marcus Nispel’s "Conan" is scheduled to begin shooting mid-February in Bulgaria and casting is already underway.  Courtesy SlashFilm, here are descriptions for three of the lead roles in the film (click the link to read the descriptions for more roles):

He’s in his 20s to early 30s, Caucasian, powerfully built, broad-shouldered, sun browned skin lined with scars. Piercing blue eyes and square-cut black mane, tall. He is a savage killer that has matured into the refinement his father tried to teach him when he was young. Conan is very smart, almost inhumanly strong, and very cunning. His entire life, from the moment of his birth, has been shaped by violence. Being the last of his tribe and having to watch his father die a cruel death, he is determined avenge his peoples’ slaughter by killing all those who led the attack on the Cimmerians, including the all-powerful Khalar Singh. He is prepared to die in order to accomplish his goal. What Conan did not expect, was to find a reason to live… LEAD

She is 18 to 24 years old, Caucasian or Middle Eastern, open to all ethnicities; beautiful, studious, correct, a novitiate of a Greek influenced monastery. A master of martial arts, she has been trained to be the Queen’s servant, bodyguard and best friend. She and many other female bodyguards to the queen have been in hiding most of their lives because of the curse of Acheron, which would take the queen’s life to bring almost immortal power to its king. When Khalar Singh, a powerful warlord with ambitions to become the king of Acheron, storms the monastery and captures all of the novitiates, she is separated from Ilira, the one she must protect. With all of her strength and will, Tamara is determined to find and rescue her. She finds herself in league with Conan because of a mutual need to find Khalar Singh. She is not in the least intimidated by Conan’s size or grim demeanor and their alliance eventually blossoms into something that surprises them both… LEAD

He’s in his 40s to 50s, Asian or Middle Eastern, Central Asian, Mongol, Turkish, or Persian, open to all ethnicities; commanding in size and manner, a warlord and formidable warrior, brilliant, cruel, weathered and tanned by the many campaigns he has waged and won. He is driven in his quest to find the Queen of Acheron and has been building an empire to do so. His goal is to find the Queen whose blood will bring life to the demonic minions of Acheron while making himself king of this hellish power. With this power, Khalar will protect his legacy against the onslaught of master sorcerer, Thoth-Amon so that his weak son, Fariq may rule after his death. While riding into a Cimmerian village to recruit his old comrade, Corin, his large collection of mercenaries slaughters them to the last soul when Corin refuses to join them. The village’s only survivor was young Conan. When Khalar’s search has finally narrowed to the likely discovery of the queen at a monastery of female monks, he also learns Conan is older and hungry for revenge… LEAD

Is Avatar Really An Original Sci-Fi Story?
James Cameron’s "Avatar" is supposed to be an original sci-fi story, but could Cameron have been influenced by a 1950’s story?  A reader at io9 pointed the site to a 1957 sci-fi novella from writer Poul Anderson called "Call Me Joe" and it’s hard not to notice some of the similarities between the film and story:

Like Avatar, Call Me Joe centers on a paraplegic — Ed Anglesey — who telepathically connects with an artificially created life form in order to explore a harsh planet (in this case, Jupiter). Anglesey, like Avatar’s Jake Sully, revels in the freedom and strength of his artificial created body, battles predators on the surface of Jupiter, and gradually goes native as he spends more time connected to his artificial body.

Now, there’s nothing wrong with being inspired or influenced by other writers, and Cameron has mentioned a host of influences for Avatar: Dances with Wolves, Rudyard Kipling, Edgar Rice Burroughs. But it’s odd, given some remarkable similarities in the plots, that he doesn’t appear to have mentioned Anderson as a specific inspiration.

Meanwhile, MarketSaw reports on rumors for the sequel, which they say won’t be based on the planet Pandorum:

"What would you think if I told you that should a sequel to AVATAR happen, it might not even take place on Pandora? It’s all up the air as of now. But remember I’m telling you this. Pandora is not the be all and end all of the Consortium."

"It’s obvious what will happen (AVATAR 2) will be entirely different to the original, as T2 was to Terminator. AVATAR continues to come together. I genuinely think AVATAR is about 10 years ahead of itself. I think Stephen Lang is going to get a lot of attention when AVATAR hits the screen silver. He is good." Heath Ledger`s Joker good" – obviously not the same kind of deal though."

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost Talk Paul
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, co-writers and stars of the upcoming sci-fi comedy "Paul", discussed the upcoming film which has completed filming and is now in post-production:

"The stuff that we [recorded] with Seth, that was [in] the first two weeks [of] preproduction," Frost said. "Then we’ve started shooting, and a lot of the lines have been changed and stuff. So then Seth will go in post-production now and re-voice the character."

Between what Frost and Pegg said on set and what Rogen is saying in post, expect Paul to offer a raunchy take on sci-fi. "We were pushed to make it R [rated]," Frost said.Frost wouldn’t spill the specific locations the characters visit on their alien road trip, but assured fans that he and Pegg did research during their own real-life UFO tour. "I don’t want to say, because it would give away bits about the plot, but Simon and I did the road trip a couple of years ago," Frost said. "In January we hired an RV, and we drove from L.A. for eight, nine days up through the American Midwest, ending up in Colorado."

Paranormal Activity Wins Weekend
The independent horror film "Paranormal Activity" made a first place $21.1 million over the weekend (+8% from the weekend prior), finishing well ahead of "Saw VI", which took in $14.1 million making it the worst opening week showing for the franchise.  "Paranormal Activity" managed the solid first place while expanding to 1,945 theaters (vs. the 3,036 theaters "Saw VI" played in).  Elsewhere in the top 10, "Where the Wild Things Are" fell 57% to third place with $14M ($53.6M cume), while both "Astro Boy and "Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant" disappointed in sixth ($6.7M) and seventh ($6.3M) place, respectively. Moving back to "Paranormal Activity", the film has taken in an impressive $61.6 million through five weekends and is expected to again expand next week.  With the impressive performance and limited investment — the film cost $15,000 to produce and Paramount Pictures acquired it for $300,000 and have spent less than $10 million on marketing — Paramount is already talking sequel:

"We have the rights on a worldwide basis to do ‘Paranormal 2’ and we’re looking to see if that makes some sense," Paramount Chairman Brad Grey said in an interview today.

Another incentive for Paramount to make a sequel has to do with foreign rights.  While the studio owns full domestic rights, they have no cut in any international revenue.  That would change, however, with the sequel, as they would have worldwide rights to any follow-up.



Stills [more at IGN]

A Christmas Carol

Stills [more at Latino Review]


Stills [more at and SpoilerTV-Movies]

The Box

Stills [more at Shock Till You Drop]

The Fourth Kind

Stills [more at IGN]

Heavy Metal

Fan-made poster [The Metal Den via Collider]


Set images [more at SplashNews via Cinema Blend]

Red Dawn

Set images [one more at Reuters]

The Road

Final poster [Cinema Blend]

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

R2-D2 spotted in the film at the 2:17:52 mark [Transformers Live]

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Title treatment [Summit Entertainment via]


  • Dylan Baker confirmed that he is on board for Sam Raimi’s "Spider-Man 4". Baker will reprise his role as Dr. Curt Connors, whom he played in "Spider-Man 2" and "Spider-Man 3"… [UGO]
  • …Meanwhile, Raimi has confirmed that Bruce Campbell will have a "meaty role" in "Spider-Man 4", while Campbell separately claimed that the film will begin shooting in January. [MTV and Access Hollywood]
  • Charlize Theron is reportedly director George Miller’s first pick to play the female lead in "Mad Max 4". Tom Hardy, meanwhile, is being looked at to play opposite Theron (Mitchell has indicated in the past that Mel Gibson would be too old to reprise the character "Mad" Max Rockatansky)… [E! Online]
  • …Pre-production on the film is expected to begin immediately, with filming set to take place in Sydney next year. [The Telegraph]
  • Producers Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter have confirmed that Bruce Willis will play Kane in the upcoming film adaptation of the video game "Kane & Lynch", which will begin filming in Louisiana in the spring.  A British actor will play Lynch, but the two wouldn’t reveal the name of the actor. [Collider]
  • Summit Entertainment has announced a casting tour for "The Twilight Saga: New Moon".  Beginning Friday, November 6th, fans are invited to attend any of the 15 scheduled city stops.  Details at
  • Rhys Coiro and Mia Kirshner will star in the direct-to-video sequel "30 Days of Night: Dark Days". [Bloody-Disgusting]



TV spot

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Music video for Adam Lambert’s "Time for Miracles"

A Christmas Carol

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Astro Boy

Interviews with director David Bowers, Freddie Highmore, Bill Nighy and Eugene Levy []

The Fourth Kind

Featurette: "Abduction"

Mad Max 4

George Miller talks about cars and stars

The Men Who Stare At Goats

Movie trailer #2


Reboot teaser trailer

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

TV Spot


One minute clip from the new Pixar short film "Dug’s Special Mission"

The Wolfman

Movie trailer #2


  • Neill Blomkamp’s ("District 9") next sci-fi film has been given the go ahead.  The project has been picked up by Media Rights Capital and will begin production by mid-2010: “MRC is letting me make the film I want to make and that is by far the most important thing here…The film will hopefully be commercial, but it is very much a singular film, that comes directly from me," Blomkamp said. [Variety]
  • Stephen Norrington has completed his draft of the new new "Crow" movie, and the draft has been "very well received" by the studio. [Mania]
  • Sam Raimi isn’t sure how "Spider-Man 4" and the spin-off "Venom" will connect: "It hasn’t come up to me…I think that the studio is just letting me work with the writers and trying to make the best stories possible for this universe," he added. "I don’t know if Venom is a separate universe or not." [MTV]
  • Rainmaker Studios is rebooting "ReBoot" as a movie trilogy. You can watch the teaser trailer by clicking here. [Rainmaker Entertainment via Topless Robot]
  • "Napoleon Dynamite" as a sci-fi comedy?  According to writers Jared and Jerusha Hess it was a possibility early on: "I don’t know, it just involved Napoleon researching crop circle crap and weird extraterrestrial — Jerusha: Paranormal — Jared: — stuff going down in the farming community. I don’t know. It didn’t get much further than that. She [Jerusha] stopped it right away." [io9]
  • "Cowboys & Aliens" co-writer Alex Kurtzman said that the film won’t be entirely faithful to the original graphic novel: ""We went away from it. We took the elements we all loved about it and took our own story, which I can’t tell you too much about," Kurtzman said. Fellow co-writer Roberto Orci added that ton was the toughest element to get right: "Tone. How do you make it so it’s not too funny? You hear the title Cowboys & Aliens and think, what is it? Is it Wild, Wild West? The exact same structure and story can kill you if you have the wrong tone. That’s the hard part." [IGN]
  • A draft of Alex Garland’s "Judge Dredd" screenplay has been shown to creator John Wagner.  It’s unclear what, if any, feedback Wagner has offered. [SlashFilm]
  • Abbie Cornish says that Zack Snyder’s upcoming film "Sucker Punch" is more like "six films in one": "In these different worlds you’re constantly turning it and different parts of this character [appear]," Cornish says. "I have had a field day not only play the girl in the psych ward, but the girl in crazy action sequences killing 20 guys in row. Every day is different on this film." [HitFix]
  • Billy Ray is currently writing "Gears of War" for New Line. [Variety]
  • Due to several weeks of production delays and ongoing difficulties in recruiting investors, the Spider-Man musical ‘Turn Off the Dark’ will open this spring, later than it was originally scheduled to open. [NY Times]
  • Director Dominic Murphy is co-writing the screenplay for "A Gift From The Culture" with Shane Smith. The project is based on author Iain M. Black’s collection of sci-fi novel’s revolving around ‘the Culture’, a vast interstellar civilization. [Screen Daily via SlashFilm]
  • "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" reportedly sold 4 million copies on DVD and Blu-ray in its first day of release. [Michael Bay]
  • Ann Peacock ("The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe") will write the screenplay for "Airman".  The $150 million motion-capture fantasy adventure is based on the book by Eoin Colfer. Gil Kenan ("City of Ember") will direct, with Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey producing through their ImageMovers banner. [Variety]
  • Warner Premiere is so happy with the performance of "Superman/Batman: Public Enemies" — the title has sold over 250,000 copies on DVD thus far — that they are looking into making a sequel, which would be the first for their recent line of straight-to-video releases. [Mania]
  • "Avatar" is expected to open in about 2,700 3D theaters (and about 3,000 3D screens) when it premieres this December. [THR]
  • There are reports that The Weinstein Co. is looking to reboot the "Scary Movie" franchise.  The proposed fifth film would introduce a new set of characters, which likely means no Anna Faris, who starred in the previous four movies. [Cinema Blend]
  • Steven Lisberger and Sean Bailey, co-producers on the upcoming "Tron Legacy", offered some details on the long-awaited film: "…there will be some new vehicles. There will be some surprises in terms of characters—there are some exciting ideas, and some new stuff to play with. Some new toys. All I can say for now," Bailey said. [Game Revolution via]
  • Rob Zombie revealed on his Twitter account that he has completed work on his director’s cut for "Halloween 2", noting that it is "very different than the theatrical version." [via Shock Till You Drop]
  • Lucasfilm has refuted the rumor that George Lucas is working on a brand new trilogy of "Star Wars" films, this time in 3D: "We do not have any Star Wars theatrical movies planned," said Laura Wuhlhammer of Lucasfilm’s Public Relations department.  Lucasfilm Head of Fan Relations Steve Sansweet also put the kibosh on any rumors of a new 3D trilogy in the video below. [AICN, MarketSaw and Movie Geek Feed]

  • Michael Caine revealed his part in Christopher Nolan’s "Inception".  He plays "a professor who’s teaching a guy [Leonardo DiCaprio] science," adding "He’s going off to do a science project and he speaks to me before he goes." [Empire]
  • "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" director Chris Weitz says that he hasn’t had any discussions in regards to returning to direct the proposed fourth film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn": "No official offer has been made…We’ll have to see how people feel about the entire movie, not only the studio but the fans, before the verdict is out whether I direct Number 4." [THR]
  • Steven Spielberg is the director of "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn" — scheduled to hit conventional and 3D theaters on December 23, 2011 — but producer Peter Jackson is basically a co-director according to star Nick Frost: "They co-directed, so Peter was in the studio on iChat every day," Frost said. "So we had a laptop with Peter’s face on, and he had kind of two, three cameras pointed at the action and pointed at us, too, so we could actually talk to him via some link or hookup. So it was odd. It was quite weird." [SCI FI Wire]
  • Steve Carr has been hired by Dimension Films to direct a remake of the 1986 sci-fi film "Short Circuit".  The screenplay was written by Dan Milano ("Robot Chicken"). [Variety]
  • Seth Rogen remains convinced that in the end, everything will work out on "The Green Hornet", which he co-wrote, is producing and stars in: "Honestly, I think as a producer, a lot of your work is done before now," Rogen said. "There’s a lot of pressure. I understand that. I’ve been talking about this movie for years, and if it sucks, no one will be more disappointed than me, believe me." [SCI FI Wire]
  • Jon Favreau likened "Cowboys & Aliens" to "Butch Casisidy", but said he’s not attached to direct yet: "We’ve been discussing the idea of me directing it. I like the project, they like me," he said. "It’s all about release dates and windows and availability." [MTV]
  • Sideshow Collectible’s created this limited-edition figure from "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" showcasing the memorable "Nuke the Fridge" scene. The figure went on sale on the official web site for $174.99 — a limited set of 600 — but they’ve already sold out. [via SCI FI Wire]

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The difference between Poul Anderson and Harlan Ellison is that Anderson isn’t alive to sue Cameron for ripping him off – as Ellison successfully sued Cameron for ripping him off with “Terminator.” LOL

Wait, Short Circuit’s remake is being written by one of the guys from ROBOT CHICKEN?!?! WTF?!?!

The Men Who Stare At Goats and The Wolfman look awesome; glad to see a werewolf that doesn’t look like an upright dog for once.

Thor + Avengers + Dr. Connors (Lizard) in Spider-Man 4 + Neill Blomkamp’s next sci-fi film = me very happy! =)

Iron Man 2 should whip some ass too! ;-)

still see the Avatar “beings” as fake…maybe it’s the blue skin, but they just don’t appear as real as people are saying

I didn’t care for the action movie ending. But leaving the final scene aside, the concept for District 9 was wonderful.

We finally had the humans reacting to aliens in a way that actually makes sense for a 21st century audience. Their arrival provokes intense interest for a month or so. And then everyone just forgets about them and the government tosses them into a ghetto. Welcome to the 24 hour cable news cycle. You had your 15 minutes, Giant Prawns. Please go away now.

This outcome is far more likely than the “wonder and awe” scenario that has become a staple of science fiction since the 1950s. Are we really that mesmerized by creatures with skin conditions or forehead ridges anymore?

It;s just like hollywood to make a darn movie called reboot when the word is tossed around so much today I guess they figure everyone will think it’s cool. Maybe one day they’ll reboot reboot, that’ll be fun.

They are not making NEW Star Wars movies in 3D. They are converting the existing Star Wars movies to 3D.

And I still think Avatar is going to something like Pocahontas in space.

Sometimes, things are just coincidences, you know.

I’m not particularly looking forward to Avatar but I’ve gotten sick and tired of the leap at anything that looks remotely similar bandwagon in show business.

At least Ellison doesn’t try to disguise the fact that it’s about the money, not the principle.

I dunno. $88.9 million gross off a $30 million budget for “X-Files: I Want to Believe”? That’s almost 3X the return… Sure doesn’t sound like a failure to me!

Bring on X-Files 2012.

Leave Short Circuit alooooone ….

I’m not that excited by Avatar. CGI is good, but still looking fake. Plus, is it Sci-fi or, as someone said, Pocahontas in space?

Avatar is definitely looking very fake and video-gamey, but in the end it’s either a rocking, engaging story or it isn’t. I’ll wait for the reviews.

Avatar also reminds me of Bova’s “Winds of Altair”, but at some point, sci-fi stories get recycled a bit like pop songs. Pull out “Pop Music”, “I Want A New Drug” and “Ghostbusters” and see how easy it is to make a mash-up of those.

#9: “At least Ellison doesn’t try to disguise the fact that it’s about the money, not the principle.”

Nonetheless, it is also about the truth, and what’s right. Ellison simply takes a weapon out of your meager kit by being blunt about his professional rights and expectations.

AVATAR may look a little off, but James Cameron usually reserves the best stuff for the film itself, not previews.

Blomkamp should have gone ahead and done HALO with his new found clout.

The Fourth Kind is going to be way too scary for me to watch.

#12 – I also have the feeling that it’s going to be a kind of Pocahontas in space filmed in a “Final Fantasy The Spirits Within” kind of way.

Even though the X-Files: I want to Believe played like a tv episode…I enjoyed it enormously! It was very entertaining! And not too deep in mythology. I became a casual viewer in season 8.

#18 Yes, except instead of “Colors of the Wind”, it’s more like “Color of the Sky”, that is “BLUE”. ;)

I’m excited about Conan. I’ve read all the Howard stories (he lived and ultimately killed himself 40 miles from where I grew up) but I don’t remember it mentioned that all Conan’s people were killed. Just thought that was artistic lisence on John Milius’s part. I still loved his version of Conan. I believe it’s a classic. As well is James Earl Jones’s portrayal of Thulsa Doom (highly overlooked). However, I understood they were really being true to the R.H. Howard books on this ‘reboot’. I really hope they do this right.

And I’m not a horror fan (I guess hence the fact that I don’t know who Bruce Campbell is – or care every time it’s announced he has some annoying part in Spider-Man films) but….I really think this WolfMan film looks cool.

It was said that “This movie promises to be a complete revamp that stays closer to the original source material by Robert E. Howard”, but the fact of the matter is that it is no where near what Robert E. Howard had written. The writers have no idea of who or what Conan is. The said can be the same for Robert E. Howard. From what can be read so far about the cast call, this movie will not go to theatres or dvd but straight to SyFy.

Conan get’s to watch his father die. Again. This time it’s from torture. Blah. Sack the hell out of Venarium and burn it to the ground!!! That’s how Conan’s father should die if HE MUST BE INCLUDED. That’s how a Cimmerian should see his father go, dying in the bright madness of battle and not in some lame ass torture that is just completely lame. How do I know that it’s lame? Because it’s lame. Howard himself did not give a tale dedicated to Conan’s origin, L. Sprague de Camp stayed away from it, so now let’s hire D/O to fix all that. Sheesh. Remo? A character named Remo? Remo Williams?

Are they really going to cut out baby Conan and hand him to his dying mother? Blind archers? Being the last of his tribe, watch the father die a cruel death blah blah blah. Was cut from his mother’s womb by Conan’s father so that she (mother) could see him before she died? Ok. Where is Khor Khala City? Thoth-Amon again? Tamara is not in the least intimidated by Conan’s size or grim demeanor….not even just a little??

Ok, so this is the Riddle of Steel part two. Or rebooted. Resheathed. Whatever. Four Picts cross the path of Conan and he unleashes a savagery that goes to far for a warrior? What is he supposed to do, scream and tell them that his dad can kick their dads’ asses? C’mon man! Instead of his name being mentioned at the council fires this is going to cause his name to be whispered around the fires that pyscho boy Conan is unfit and should be cast out……..will stop there incase thats makes it into the script somehow. 10 year old Conan takes on four Picts and lives? Give that boy a flagon of wine and two women!

This is NOT Conan folks, this is BeastMaster Part 6.

If you are ruining Johnny Five in a lame reboot, I will be beating the living headlights out of you!

Well said, AmraTheLion! We Conan fans want to see Robert E. Howard’s yarns on the big screen… why is it so diificult for the writers to even read the original stories.

I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for another ‘X-Files’ movie. Don’t get me wrong, I liked both cinematic versions of the franchise, but somehow I think 20th Century Fox had visions of much bigger blockbuster profits.

Perhaps the franchise has just been out of the limelight too long to generate enough interest for a revival. If ‘The Fourth Kind’ does big bucks at the box office, hopefully we might see a revision in that thought; one can certainly hope.

To be quite honest, I don’t understand why X-F: IWTB didn’t do better than it did. It was a well-acted, well-directed low key thriller and I think it delivered everything but big profits.

I liken its low box office returns to delivering the same fate that ST: Nemesis did. Too bad really, as both deserved a better closure than they got.

#7 ac, Reboot was a computer animated Saturday morning TV show on ABC in the 1990’s and was pick up by Cartoon Network in the early 2000’s. The company that made this show is making a new story.

Reboot was a pretty good show and had alot of Trek and other sci-fi references and in the 3rd season the show became more adult with the computer animated characters taking on more “realistic” body shapes.

I vote for Tom Hardy for the role of Mad Max! I liked the george miller interview , but really wanted to see the souped up cars being built for the movie.

The 2012 previews show some good calamity fx but John Cusack ruins anything by his presence, IMO.