June 17, 2010

Nerd News: Fables, Narnia, Scott Pilgrim and more

Vol. 1, Issue 4

Hello loves, and welcome to another edition of Nerd News.

First up, the international trailer for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World:
I feel like I've been talking a lot lately about Scott Pilgrim. For good reason. If you haven't read the books, you should. And then you can come sit with me on the edge of my couch, and we can rock with anticipation together until Aug. 13 rolls around.

Some deets about Transformers 3 (and no, it's not that Megan Fox is out):
Ever wanted to visit Tatooine? How about Mordor? Check out this neat map of SciFi movie locations. I feel a road trip coming on ...

Ooh, a Fables movie?
It was recently revealed that Harry Potter director David Yates was interested in bringing The Hobbit to the big screen for Peter Jackson. Now it is being reported that Yates may end up directing a live-action film adaptation of Fables, which is a fantastic comic book from Bill Willingham. As of right now this is just a rumor, but I think Yates is a great director, and he would be a good choice as a director on the film.
Apparently the project is a high priority at Warner Bros., and it should be! Right now fairy tales are making a big comeback in the form of live-action films. It was recently revealed that Fables would be adapted into a TV series for ABC, but as far as I know there has been no movement on it. Since Warner Bros. and DC Comics are one, I would say this movie will end up happening before a TV series.

Disney movies were a huge part of my childhood. I haven't seen most of the more recent ones, however, which is sort of a shame. Tangled, however, looks like it might draw me back in:

If Robert Downey Jr. wasn't cool enough, he's now going to be the Man Behind the Curtain?

Interested in behind-the-scenes footage from Thor? One of my initial thoughts: Chris Hemsworth is hilariously large compared to Natalie Portman.

When I read a tweet about this article ("NASA discover Doctor Who’s crack in the middle of the Milky Way"), I'll admit, I giggled. Then I took a look at the photo and I got the shivers:
The Doctor's "crack" in question is the underlying "big bad" from this season; we're still in the dark about what it actually is, other than a crack in space and time. The crack above is apparently “the core of a thick, sooty cloud large enough to swallow dozens of solar systems and may be harboring beastly stars in the process of forming.” Just as ominous as the fictional one, if you ask me.

Speaking of the giggles, this animation made me laugh for a long time yesterday.
I am sometimes very easily amused. (But seriously, those vuvuzela horns and the havoc they've caused? Seems like bigger news than who's actually winning the games.)

Loving this gallery of 22 ordinary things that look like the USS Enterprise, particularly the awesome cloud formations.

I'll close out this issue with a nice surprise via Twitter:
I'm so glad they've made this! I had heard a while ago they were going to, but didn't see any news for so long that I thought it might have been scrapped. I'm glad to see they're pressing on, even if the first ones weren't that successful.


  1. I just laughed out loud at that LotR spoof thingamajig.

    Here's a question for you that has little to do with this post:

    Have you heard anything more about "Red"?

  2. We were a little surprised about Dawn Treader too after Disney dropped it. Glad to see it has survived that issue.

    My biggest hurdle with readin Scott Pilgrim is that the art style just doesn't appeal to me enough. Looking forward to the movie very much however.

  3. Ah! Pants! You are the best! Naaaaaaaaaaarniiiiiiiiiaaaaaaaaa! And is that Peter I see?!

  4. Ang-Right? It's still funny today. :D And I haven't ... All I know it's it's scheduled to come out next year. Bummer, right?

    DT-I am not much for manga myself, but once you get past the art, the story is hilarious. I think (I hope?) that the movie will do the books justice, however, so you might not need to read it.

    H-Haha, thanks you. I did see Peter too, but he's not in the book, so perhaps it's a flashback or something?