Screen Junkies » sci-fi http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:04:14 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Antonio Banderas Is Directing Sci-Fi Flick ‘Solo’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/antonio-banderas-is-directing-sci-fi-flick-solo/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/antonio-banderas-is-directing-sci-fi-flick-solo/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Antonio Banderas is stepping behind the camera once again. With the films Crazy In Alabama and Summer Rain already on his directorial resume, he'll put his smoldering eye to the viewfinder of a sci-fi thriller. The film is called Solo, in which he will also star as a Spanish colonel who is suffering from post-traumatic stress. We're not sure how the sci-fi element comes into play. Perhaps it's aliens. Or robots. Or robot-aliens. Or sinus-suffering anthropomorphic bees. Or perhaps it's weaponized Mario Van Peebleses. (Variety)

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Antonio Banderas is stepping behind the camera once again. With the films Crazy In Alabama and Summer Rain already on his directorial resume, he’ll put his smoldering eye to the viewfinder of a sci-fi thriller. The film is called Solo, in which he will also star as a Spanish colonel who is suffering from post-traumatic stress. We’re not sure how the sci-fi element comes into play. Perhaps it’s aliens. Or robots. Or robot-aliens. Or sinus-suffering anthropomorphic bees. Or perhaps it’s weaponized Mario Van Peebleses.

(Variety)

 

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Gavin Hood to Play ‘Ender’s Game’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/gavin-hood-to-play-enders-game/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/gavin-hood-to-play-enders-game/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Director Gavin Hood is reportedly developing Ender’s Game, the award winning novel by Orson Scott Card, into a feature film. Hood (Tsotsi) plans to direct the film using a modified script written by Card. The story follows a group of children in the future who, because of their high intelligence, are chosen to attend a special school. Here they are taught the methods of space warfare using high-tech "simulators." Notice how I put quotes around the word "simulators." Why do you think I did that? Although highly accalimed, Ender's Game has not had much luck in Hollywood due in part to the special effects required and the fact that a film adaptation would rely heavily on child actors. While I understand those concerns, I have full faith that the man who brought us X-Men Origins: Wolverine will have the skill and subtlety needed to pull off such a complex story. (24 Frames via /Film)

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<p><a target=Director Gavin Hood is reportedly developing Ender’s Game, the award winning novel by Orson Scott Card, into a feature film. Hood (Tsotsi) plans to direct the film using a modified script written by Card.

The story follows a group of children in the future who, because of their high intelligence, are chosen to attend a special school. Here they are taught the methods of space warfare using high-tech "simulators." Notice how I put quotes around the word "simulators." Why do you think I did that?

Although highly accalimed, Ender’s Game has not had much luck in Hollywood due in part to the special effects required and the fact that a film adaptation would rely heavily on child actors. While I understand those concerns, I have full faith that the man who brought us X-Men Origins: Wolverine will have the skill and subtlety needed to pull off such a complex story. (24 Frames via /Film)

 

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PRIEST http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/priest/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/priest/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Director: Scott Charles Stewart Cast: Paul Bettany, Maggie Q., Karl Urban, Christopher Plummer, Brad Dourif Synopsis: A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece. Release: May 13, 2011

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Director: Scott Charles Stewart

Cast:Paul Bettany, Maggie Q., Karl Urban, Christopher Plummer, Brad Dourif

Synopsis: A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.

Release: May 13, 2011

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THE PRISONER http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/shows/the-prisoner/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/shows/the-prisoner/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Network: AMCCast: Jim Caviezel, Ian McKellen Synopsis: An update to the cult favorite series from the 1960s about a government agent who is kidnapped and sent to a remote island known as "the Village".

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Network: AMC

Cast: Jim Caviezel, Ian McKellen

Synopsis: An update to the cult favorite series from the 1960s about a government agent who is kidnapped and sent to a remote island known as "the Village".

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