All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘sci-fi’

Anne Hathaway To Star In A Huge Sci-Fi Monster Movie Alongside Dan Stevens

Anne Hathaway is set to star in a sci-fi monster film, Colossal. Hathaway has been cast alongside Jason Sudeikis, Tim Blake Nelson, and Austin Stowell, who recently appeared in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies. The latest to join the cast is former Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens. Stevens’ publicist confirmed the news to EW. Anne Hathaway sure looks different https://t.co/BIvR9PzRIy …

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Netflix Reportedly Wants ‘Black Mirror’ for Itself

Black Mirror has only aired seven episodes – two three-episode series and a Christmas special – but the show has already made a huge splash in both the UK and the States. We’ve known that creator Charlie Brooker is working on more, the only thing up in the air is where there future episodes will land – and who will …

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Sense8, The Wachowskis’ New Netflix Show, Gets an Official Trailer

Sense8, the sci-fi drama from Matrix creators The Wachowskis, has just dropped its official trailer. “One moment links 8 minds in disparate parts of the world, putting 8 strangers in each other’s lives, each other’s secrets, and in terrible danger,” says Netflix. “From the unparalleled creative minds of The Wachowskis (“The Matrix”​ trilogy,​ “Cloud Atlas”)​ and J. Michael Straczynski (Clint …

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Jennifer Lawrence And Chris Pratt May Co-Star In Sci-Fi Film ‘Passengers’

The sci-fi film Passengers has been a long-gestating project for Prometheus writer John Spaits. And while its long history has been marred by people dropping out of the project, it seems to have found new life with Sony Pictures. According to reports, Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence and Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt are in talks to star in …

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Scarlett Johansson Will Play Lead In Ghost In The Shell; Is Hollywood Whitewashing An Anime Classic?

Hollywood doesn’t have a stellar track record when it comes to adapting anime, and it seems the trend is going to continue with the announcement that the oft-criticized Ghost in the Shell adaptation is pushing through. The latest news about the adaptation is that Scarlett Johansson will be starring in the lead role based on Major Motoko Kusanagi, the protagonist …

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Gillian Anderson Releases Excerpt From New Book

Add published author to Gillian Anderson’s resume. The X-Files actress has just released an excerpt from her new science-fiction book A Vision of Fire. Anderson wrote the book with New York Times bestselling author Jeff Rovin. Here’s the synopsis for the book: Renowned child psychologist Caitlin O’Hara is a single mom trying to juggle her job, her son, and a …

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‘Star Trek 3’ Has a Confirmed Director: Roberto Orci

When it was announced that J.J. Abrams would be the director of the newest Star Wars trilogy, the entire sci-fi community almost collapsed in on itself. It wasn’t that the community thinks Abrams is a bad director or terrible person or ill-informed or anything necessarily negative; it’s just the fact that at the time of his hiring, Abrams was also …

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Halle Berry: Happy To Play Role Of Expectant Mother

Halle Berry loves being pregnant, so it’s no surprise that she shines in her new role in the CBS series, Extant. “I’m the happiest in my life when I have been pregnant, truly. So to be pregnant again on a show right after giving birth didn’t scare me at all. I thought, ‘I’m going to ace that part of this, …

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Scarlett Johansson Answering Questions About ‘Lucy’

Actress Scarlett Johansson will be answering questions about her new film Lucy via Twitter, according to Entertainment Weekly. Twitter users can tweet with #askLUCY and @EW today to send questions to Johansson herself, and EW will be sharing answers on Thursday. Lucy is a sci-fi action film directed, written, edited and produced by French director Luc Besson, and hits theaters …

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Alanis Morissette Stars In “Radio Free Albemoth”

Alanis Morissette stars in the new movie, Radio Free Albemuth, along with Shea Whigham. The sci-fi movie is about an alien who sends trasmissions to Earth to the mind of an earthling in order to start a revolution. Through pop songs. Sci-Fi novelist Philip K. Dick is one of the greats and his book of the same title was published …

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Oscar Isaac Named In ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Cast

Star Wars fans have long been waiting for the complete list of cast members for J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, which is set to be released in 2015. Rumors have been floating around for months on who the cast members will be. After much speculation, the cast has finally been revealed. The official announcement was made on the …

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Tatiana Maslany Ready for Season 2 of ‘Orphan Black’

Tatiana Maslany is one of the quickest rising, yet most unheard of stars in television currently. The 28-year-old Saskatchewan, Canada native has been in the acting business since 1997, yet most of her roles over the course of those 17 years have been relatively minor. In 2013, Maslany appeared on the hit NBC comedy Parks and Recreation. Unknown to her …

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‘The Big Bang Theory’ Collaborates With Lucasfilm For Special ‘Star Wars’ Episode

CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory joins forces with Lucasfilm for a special Star Wars episode in time for the annual “Star Wars” Day on May 4. The episode, which is titled “The Proton Transmogrification”, will air on May 1. Whose great idea was it? Chuck Lorre, the co-creator and executive producer of The Big Bang Theory, said they were …

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Darth Vader Runs For Ukraine’s Presidential Race

Ukraine’s President, Viktor Yanukovych was ousted by the parliament in February 2014 after a series of protests. A total of 328 of the 447 members of the parliament opted to remove Yanukovych from his post for failing to live up to his duties as the country’s leader. As a result, Ukraine will be having a snap presidential election, which is …

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The True Terror Of Caffeine Is That We Run Out Of The Stuff

Caffeine is the most widely consumed drug on the planet. It’s in everything from coffee and tea to chocolate and energy bars. What happens then when caffeine runs out? Do we just stop ingesting the stuff, or do we go out into space to mine it? In a new game slated for released in 2015, the latter scenario is what …

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Googler Rachel Searles Writes Sci-Fi Novel

Googler Rachel Searles has a new sci-fi book out called The Lost Planet. Matt Cutts points us to it, and has only good things to say about it: Amazon has a pretty substantial preview. Searles is from the search quality team. Here’s a video of her talking about reconsideration request tips, which we covered a couple years ago. You can …

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Gillian Anderson Is Writing a Sci-Fi Trilogy

Publisher Simon & Schuster has just announced a new science fiction endeavor, an imprint called Simon451 (a clear homage to Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Fahrenheit 451) – and one of the first authors to sign on to the new division is none other than Agent Scully herself. Gillian Anderson is set to pen one of Simon451’s inaugural titles – A …

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Here’s Some New Info On Alien: Isolation

Sega surprised nobody yesterday when it announced that it was going to give this Alien game thing another try with Alien: Isolation. Still reeling from the embarrassment and resentment from Colonial Marines, some wondered if Sega should even bother. Well, it seems like the publisher is actually bothering to ship a good game this time. As reported yesterday, Alien: Isolation …

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Alien: Isolation Will Attempt To Clean Up After Colonial Marines In Late 2014

I think it’s safe to say that Aliens: Colonial Marines was the biggest letdown of 2013. After years of teases and one impressive trailer, the final product was a run of the mill shooter that reduced xenomorphs to cannon fodder. It seemed like all hope was lost for the Alien franchise in video games, but Sega is giving it another …

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This Robot Has Its Very Own Death Laser

After years of appearing in science fiction, lasers that can actually cause harm to humans are finally small enough to be held. Now one laser aficionado has combined two sci-fi nightmares into one by giving a robot a laser. In the latest video from the self-proclaimed DIY Laser Guy, he attached a 2W laser to a spider robot. He then …

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Tom Cruise Fights Aliens in First ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Trailer

With the mild success of this year’s Oblivion behind him, Tom Cruise is now set to star in yet another summer sci-fi thriller. Edge of Tomorrow will star Cruise as Bill Cage, a rookie soldier thrown into battle with an alien force that has invaded the Earth. Cage falls in battle and the finds himself in a time loop (think …

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New Wachowski Movie Trailer Teases Sci-Fi Action

Ever since the first Matrix movie, the Wachowskis have been dabbling in action and sci-fi, with mixed results. V for Vendetta was well-received, though Speed Racer was not. Last year’s Cloud Atlas was long and ambitious and caused wide disagreement among critics. For their latest project, the Wachowski siblings seem to be going back to the roots of their success. …

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Netflix’s ‘Sense8’ To Begin Pre-Production In January

While we’re not going to be seeing it for probably another year or better, the wheels are in motion for Netflix’s ambitious science fiction series Sense8. Netflix announced the show back in in March. It will debut with a ten-episode season, and is slated for a release in late 2014. During the company’s earnings call last week, Netflix said it’s …

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Horror Game ‘Soma’ Announced for PlayStation 4 and PC

This week and last, Frictional Games began teasing a new sci-fi game. Two trailers were released, each showing unsettling footage of robots acting strangely. It seemed, based on the teaser site, that Frictional was set to tease the game for weeks. Today, however, the developer has officially unveiled Soma. Soma will be another horror game from Frictional, which is best-known …

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‘Amnesia’ Creators Reveal New ‘Soma’ Project, Trailer

After a countdown on the “nextfrictionalgame” website, Frictional Games has revealed its next project, Soma. The project has not been fully revealed, however, and all the information about the game comes from the cryptic website somasystems.org. The website appears to be a viral marketing campaign for the game, with a series of “case files” that might be revealed in the …

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Matt Smith to Leave Doctor Who This Year

The BBC announced this weekend that Matt Smith, the 11th actor to portray the Doctor in the long-running Doctor Who series, will be leaving the show at the end of the year. Smith’s Doctor will appear in the show’s 50th anniversary special in November, and will regenerate in this year’s Christmas day special. “Doctor Who has been the most brilliant …

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Star Trek Into Darkness Gets a New Teaser

Paramount Pictures today released the newest teaser for its upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness, the sequel to J.J. Abrams‘ 2009 reboot of the iconic science fiction franchise. The new preview portrays the movie as an action thriller meant to keep audiences on the edge of their seats, rather than the often cerebral Star Trek TV series or the character-focused original-timeline …

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New Star Trek Video Game Footage Shows Stealthy Spock

Earlier this week, Namco Bandai released an action-packed trailer for the upcoming Star Trek video game based on the rebooted J.J. Abrams movie franchise. It appeared to imitate A new look at the game released today shows that the game won’t be completely a cover-based shooter (though it still appears much of it will be). Brian Miller, SVP at Paramount …

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Cyberpunk 2077 Creator Muses on Inspiration

With the release of the sexy slow-mo CG teaser trailer for Cyberpunk 2077, new interest in the upcoming title has exploded. To give gamers a sense of what they can expect from the title, Mike Pondsmith, creator of the pen-and-paper Cyberpunk RPG, is starring in a new trailer for the game. Pondsmith is collaborating with CD Projekt RED on Cyberpunk …

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Arthur C. Clarke eBook Collection Released

Famed sci-fi author Authur C. Clarke is making the move to eBooks. RosettaBooks, an independent eBook publisher, announced today that many of the author’s influential works have been released in eBook formats. The books are now on sale for $9 per volume in the Kindle, Nook, iBookstore, and Kobo eBook stores. The Arthur C. Clarke eBook collection includes 35 of …

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