Film News Bites

Its been a while since I did a little digest of news, so here we are with three film related stories for your perusal, enjoy!

Ronald D. Moore Movie Trilogy!

Ronald D. Moore has signed a deal with United Artists to bring to the big screen three Sci-Fi films. No more detail are available at this time, but that doesn't stop us from being excited. The man behind Battlestar Galactica, the best Sci-Fi perhaps ever seen on the small screen, has dabbled in big screen Sci-Fi before.

He has also worked on ST: Generations and the best every Star Trek film, First Contact. So, what this means is, yes please Ronald, we expect something adult, big and awesome! Frack yes!

Petersons game has ended.

A cryptic title, but let me explain. The long time awaited film adaptation of the Orson Scott Card classic Sci-Fi novel, Enders Game, has lost it's director. Wolfgang Peterson has dropped out of the project and the producers are looking for a replacement with a start date for filming in early 2009.

On a good side note, Card has finished the first draft of the script. I am a massive fan of the book, having read it and it's many sequels several times. I actually just finished listening to it in audio book. If you are not aware of Cards work, you really should give it a go, quality stuff.

Norton comments on Incredible Hulk rumours.

People have been worrying a great deal about how this film will go down in the box office. With rumours flying about and speculation rampant about issues in editing, the feelings for the movie have been somewhat negative of late. But Norton has something to say about that.

“Every good movie gets forged through collaboration, and different ideas among people who are all committed and respect the validity of each other’s opinions is the heart of filmmaking,” said Norton. “Regrettably, our healthy process, which is and should be a private matter, was misrepresented publicly as a ‘dispute,’ seized on by people looking for a good story, and has been distorted to such a degree that it risks distracting from the film itself, which Marvel, Universal and I refuse to let happen. ”

“It has always been my firm conviction that films should speak for themselves…” he added. “Our focus has always been to deliver the Hulk that people have been waiting for and keep the worldwide love affair with the big green guy going strong.”

Damage control or the truth? I guess we will never know. I still think the film looks awesome. Bring it on.

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