Vol. 3, Issue 16
Hullo friends! I had someone email me recently asking for information on a set of illustrations I posted in a previous NN. I try to link to whenever I've found the images I share, and if you're curious for more info, all you need to do is click on the (via) link underneath the images.
In movie news this week:
- Sin City 2—now known as Sin City: A Dame to Kill—is a go!
- Spoiler alert—This is a terrible, terrible rumor about The Avengers and a death in the movie and I wish I'd never read it.
- There was a whole slew of directors' names being bandied about for Catching Fire but now there are only two left in the running.
- Oh, eff yeah: The first image from Expendables 2 has been released, and it is bad-ass.
- A bunch of new images from The Dark Knight Rises have been released. Including this closeup of Catwoman.
- There have been some additional shoots for Breaking Dawn: Part 2.
- The Arrested Development movie will shoot this summer.
- Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman and
GaleLiam Hemsworth have been cast in a new movie about corporate espionage. While I know nothing about the movie, I think the cast bodes well.
- James Cameron will work on a Battle Angel adaptation once the Avatar sequels are finished.
- A Sabrina the Teenage Witch movie is in the works in which Sabrina will be ... a superhero?
A few trailers/clips:
The Amazing Spider-Man
Not that we have any free wall space left in the Murtis 2.0, but I'd really like to hang this series on my wall.
This drawing makes me feel all the feels.
Mondo will be releasing a series of posters of all of The Avengers characters prior to the movie. Here are the first two: Black Widow and Hawkeye.
More Avengers minimalism.
This cartoon style makes for some interesting reinterpretations of characters we all know and love.
Speaking of reinterpretations of characters we all know and love ...
In TV news:
- Netflix will be releasing the entirety of the new, fourth season of Arrested Development all at once. (Thanks, Colt!)
- Joss Whedon says that the Giles-centric Buffy spin-off—Ripper—is still a possibility.
- Here's an interesting video on the religions of Game of Thrones.
A clip from True Blood, season 5:
More Doctor Whooves!
- These fan-designed Shepards are some of the most frightening things I have ever seen.
- This is adorable: A ten-year-old has created an audio-only game for his blind grandma.
- Here's a first look at the new Star Trek game. As Wes says, "There's a lot of jumping involved, apparently."
- Halo 4 will be released November 6.
- If you preorder LittleBigPlanet: Karting through Gamestop, you can get a special set of Kevin Butler DLC.
- Coming next week: voice-enabled dragon shouts for Skyrim.
- Nintendo has registered the Super Mario 4 domain.
- Here's a trailer for Diablo 3. You'll also be able to get the novel Diablo 3: The Order on the game's release date of May 15.
- And one for Dishonored.
- And a teaser for a new mobile game called Star Command.
- Fez is out now—here's a trailer. And yes, the developers are aware of the "nasty bugs."
- If you've got a Nintendo 3S, and plan to visit the Louvre any time soon, you can take advantage of a new, exclusive museum guide.
While I've never played any of the Resident Evil games, I do love me some Legion. (Thanks, Wes!)
Love this cartoon version of the Mass Effect crew. (But why are Kaiden and Ashley both alive?)
I've never wanted to snuggle a Krogan as badly as I do right now!
- Did you see the recent images from space shuttle Discovery's last flight? Pretty awesome (and bittersweet). (Thanks, Colt.)
I didn't think Darth Vader could look more bug-like, but this proves it's possible.
I like these images a whole lot. Makes me feel like splashing watercolors around to see what I can come up with.
This triptych would look so great on a dark red wall.
In book news:
- J.K. Rowling's first post-Harry Potter novel will be called The Casual Vacancy and will be released in September. The book's a black comedy set in a English village. (Thanks, Wes.)
- Speaking of J.K., she's also said that she will work on a Harry Potter encyclopedia.
- Stephen King is working on a new carnival-themed horror novel (à la It).
This series of "Come with a story and leave with another" posters are super smart (and awesome!).
In an alternate universe, the Death Eaters reign and Harry and the crew are on the run.
Do you know what fictional character you share a birthday with? This calendar will let you know. I share mine with Henry Jones, Sr. Not too shabby.
And finally, the only thing that could make this better was it if it was an 'N Sync song.