It’s far too early in the morning (5:51AM, to be precise) to write anything coherent – time for some quick geek news, wouldn’t you say?
Den of Geek reports that a fourth movie in the “Starship Troopers” universe is on the way. Rather than going the live action route with this latest direct-to-video offering, the fourth film is going the full CG animation route, akin to the “Roughnecks” cg animated series from the late nineties.
The film is set to focus on Neil Patrick Harris’ scary nazi psychic Carl Jenkins, whose disappearance whilst on a mission spurs the action – I’m pondering whether this means that the project is aimed at an older audience than the original animated series was, as I’m not sure that alien bug mind-reading fascist Übermensch are the stuff of family fun.
Unless your family is different to mine, of course.
This fourth installment is being directed by anime veteran Shinji Aramaki, who recently directed “The Package” in the “Halo Legends” collection.
I’m a bit late to the party on this one, but the insanity is priceless – Harrison Ford has filmed a Japanese commercial for the forthcoming release of Sony and Naughty Dog’s upcoming video game “Uncharted 3”. Topless Robot has you covered.
Harrison Ford. “Uncharted 3”. There’s some kind of passing the torch thing going on, but I’m not sure how to process it.
In ‘Why is this happening?’ news, Bryan Singer’s long-gestating “Battlestar Galactica” film is back on the agenda – he intends to be moving forward with it after finishing his “Jack & The Beanstalk” movie.
This isn’t a ‘Johnny-come-Lately’ effort – Singer was actively developing a “Battlestar” reboot before the celebrated Ron Moore re-boot – but it does seem a little odd. It’s a bit like developing a modern-day “Sherlock Holmes” tv series after, say, a successful British re-invention of the premise and characters…
Finally, if you’re looking forward, like me, to being traumatised by David Fincher’s upcoming remake of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”, you might be interested in this piece, unearthed by SlashFilm – Super 8-style footage of the bridge accident from the film.
Keep it nerdy, peeps…