Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"ENDER'S GAME" SF EPIC. SPIELBERG TO DIRECT "ROBOPOCALYPSE". READY FOR ZOMBIE INVASION IN "THE WALKING DEAD" TV SHOW?

This Halloween will sure be spooky if you decide to spend it watching the premiere of AMC's new zombie TV show "The Walking Dead" which has already caused quite a hype around the Net. The show will be set in the dark, scary and grim time after a zombie apocalypse when a group of survivors tries to find a safe and secure home. The cast includes Andrew Lincoln ("Love Actually"), Jon Bernthal ("The Pacific"), Sarah Wayne Callies ("Prison Break")... and is directed by Frank Darabont.

Director Gavin Hood ("Wolverine") might helm the film adaptation of Orson Scott Card's sf epic "Ender's Game" set in a world in which humans face a serious threat from an alien race known as the Formics and begin training elite military units in response. Against this backdrop comes Andrew Wiggin, also known as Ender, who becomes a top-flight soldier and helps to save Earth by fighting simulations that turn out to be real.

It seems all the producers and agents in Hollywood want to take part in "Robopocalypse" after Steven Spielberg has shown interest in directing this movie himself. This lavish sf epic would explores the fate of the human race after the world was hit by a robot uprising.

Although they have already started filming, "X-Men: First Class" is still adding new actors to portray its gallery of mutants. Young Spanish actor Alex Gonzalez has been added to the cast as Janos Quested a.k.a Riptide, a mutant with the ability to spin his body at an incredibly fast rate while shooting shurikens and spikes all around. He joins the cast which already includes Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Caleb Landry Jones, Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Lawrence, January Jones, Jason Flemyng....

22 comments:

  1. A zombie TV series? Sure, why not?
    I'm not a big fan of Card, but maybe the movie will be better.
    And any more actor additions to X-Men and the cast might explode!

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  2. Oo, Jason Flemyng will be good in X Men :D
    I'm really looking forward to The Walking Dead, I need to find out if the UK premiere is the same date as the US.

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  3. Sounds interesting. NOt sure I'll like it but willing to give it a chance. Especially if there are hot guys.

    CD

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  4. @Alex
    yes, XMEN might as well explode soon :)

    @Jamie
    I'm also waiting to see Flemyng, I love him a lot!

    @Clarissa
    which one? The zombie show?

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  5. I'm interested in seeing Spielberg take on his own big robot franchise.

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  6. Oh man. I thought that was Viggo Mortenson in the photo. Too bad.

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  7. Riptide?

    RIPTIDE?

    A character that was on all of...what...three pages?

    My only hope is that they're doing some Mutant Massacre thing...but that would impossible without Wolverine and Sabretooth.

    Riptide.

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  8. how perfect is the start date for The Walking Dead? i've heard lots of excitement about it too. have you seen the trailer? i'm usually not so big on zombies, but i think this one looks really good.
    my goodness are there a bunch of characters in the x-men movie... i wonder how many of them actually get to have lines? :)

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  9. ooooo! A zombie TV series. Might be good, but it might also get old after awhile.
    Robopocalypse sounds like something that's been done before but might be good if it's done in a new way--Spielberg could do it.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  10. Can't wait for The Walking Dead....
    Actually, I can't wait for the DVDs, since I don't have a friggin' TV.

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  11. Interesting. The more I hear about X-Men first class, the more I stay exactly where I am. Not excited for this flick in the least. Ender's Game sounds like it could make a good film though. Hopefully they don't screw it up.

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  12. @Jaccsy
    yep, he might go back to robots again after AI

    @Matt
    nope, it's Andrew :)

    @MJ
    yes, there will be a lot of smaller characters I guess, maybe they will put them all together in a mass fight scene or something :)))

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  13. @Vics
    I'm not that into zombies either but somehow when you start watching a zombie movie you just get intrigued and your survival instincts wake up :)

    @Arlee
    hope those zombies won't strike California :)

    @Andrew
    what it is with people over in America not having TVs? I keep hearing that often lately.

    @Bryan
    yes, that's the reaction more and more people, including me, are having about FIRST CLASS. Too many unknown actors, bad costumes (As we've seen on January Jones)....

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  14. DEZMOND - Hi. I'll give the zombie show a whirl. Sure. And I don't know how I feel about another X-men character. But the actor is quite handsome. =D

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  15. My goodness, X-Men: First Class should just be called Hunky Men: First Class. I mean we've already got Fassbender, McAvoy, Hoult, and this Gonzalez guy sure is eye candy material! :D

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  16. @Shells
    he is rather dashing :)

    @Flixy
    and on the other side just overly thin January Jones for the male audience :(

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  17. I can't believe it's taken them this long to turn Ender's Game into a film! I hope they do a good job casting the kid. I remeber OSC saying he thought the kid from Phantom Menace might make a good Ender! :O

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  18. yep, after the successful comic book they decided to make a film as well. It's been in preparations for some time now, but it seems this time they have a director.

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  19. oh! Enders Game.. I loved the book so it would be great if they made the film

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  20. I'm glad you liked the book, Lynda, hope the film won't disappoint you.

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  21. man, we've been hearing about Ender's Game as a movie for over a decade. Maybe this time it will actually go somewhere

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  22. yep, they've been talking about it for ages!

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