Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Negromancer News Bits and Bites for July 27 2010

Here's a rundown of stuff I found interesting and/or thought you'd find interesting, dear reader.  Don't know how long these links will work:

Entertainment Weekly gives a rundown of the films showing at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival (Sept. 8th) with a synopsis of each film.


This year (2011, of course) is the 25th anniversary of the Academy Award-winning film, Aliens (1986), which was directed by James Cameron.  The film's star, the lovely Sigourney Weaver, gives an interview to the Moviefone Blog.

Among other things, Weaver talks about 20th Century Fox's reluctance to make another Alien film with her as the star - because of her age, she believes.  She even drops a tidbit about Carrie Hehn, the young actress who played Newt in Aliens.


No, I did not know that Mad Max, the 1979 George Miller film that shot Mel Gibson to international stardom, was being remade.  Found out in this HitFix chat with Inception actor, Tom Hardy, who will be in the remake and also The Dark Knight Rises.


Cinema Blend covered Guillermo del Toro at this past weekend's 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International.  The Hellboy director talked about his mysterious, much-talked about alien invasion movie, Pacific Rim.  Del Toro said that the film will have big monsters versus big robots (but added some F-bombs).


Collider is reporting that Ron Howard will not direct the third book in the Robert Langdon series, The Lost Symbol.  Howard directed the movies based on the other two books in the series, The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons.


Frank Darabont is stepping down as the showrunner on the AMC series, "The Walking Dead."  It's a shocker for some, but I can't say that I care, although the series is good.

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