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On Wednesday evening we got a chance to attend the Silent Hill: Revelation 3D premiere at the ArcLight in Hollywood, CA. The film is written/directed by Michael J. Bassett (Cinemax’s Strike Back), produced by Samuel Hadida (Resident Evil: Afterlife), and stars Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Adelaide Clemons (The Great Gatsby), Sean Bean (Missing), and Carrie-Anne Moss (Vegas). The film is the sequel to Silent Hill, and is based on the groundbreaking video game franchise of the same name. The film synopsis states:

Heather Mason (Clemons) and her father (Bean) have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. On the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever.

At the red carpet event before the cast and crew screened the film, I got the opportunity to speak with Harington, Clemons, Hadida, and Bassett about the film. First up, I spoke to Kit Harington about what it was like to be in his first film following the success of the hit HBO series, Game of Thrones, which is also adapted from a previous work. Unlike Thrones, which is based on a best-selling book series by George R. R. Martin, I was curious what the experience was like to film a horror movie based off of a video game. Harington replied:

“I enjoyed them both, you know? I’m not used to working in this sort of industry, so to do anything is very exciting. I’ve always wanted to do a horror movie, so I really enjoyed doing this.”

After Harington finished talking to the press, he went over to the fans who had been waiting for hours just to see him. He then proceeded to take photos, and sign autographs. After I spoke with him, I got the opportunity to talk to the producer Samuel Hadida. Hadida was understandably very excited about the film, and had a lot to say about what fans could expect.

“Silent Hill is very influenced by Jacob’s Ladder.” Adding “We wanted to give you a more detailed version of Silent Hill. We wanted everybody who saw the first movie to be very excited to see their character back in the city of Silent Hill, and to fulfill their recollection of what happened six years later.”

After Hadida, I was lucky to get the chance to hear Adelaide Clemons thoughts on filming Silent Hill. When asked if she had previously done a horror movie, Clemons responded, “I have done several, but not one anyone would have ever seen.” She also thinks fans will find the plot of this film to be very interesting. One of the burning questions was whether or not she ever got scared filming the movie. Clemons said:

“Oh, yes, absolutely! As you will see, the monsters are really graphic, so you can’t help it.”

The last person I was able to talk to was the film’s writer/director Michael J. Bassett. Like Hadida, Bassett is a fan of the horror genre. When asked why he chose to direct the Silent Hill sequel, Bassett replied:

“I just like the horror movies. They’re the ones that I grew up with, you know? No matter what I do in any genre, I don’t know, maybe I’m just a creature kind of guy. If you’re going to make a movie, then make a movie you love.”

Bassett also talked about his upcoming project with David S. Goyer (Man of Steel) titled, Da Vinci’s Demons. It’s a television series that tells the “untold” story of Leonardo Da Vinci that is in the vein of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. He has also just wrapped the Cinemax series, Strike Back.

I wan’t able to screen the film, but from the trailer the special effects look really great. Also, Hadida revealed that there will be more monsters, and action in this film than the first. Also more of Sean Bean! Silent Hill: Revelation 3D opened nationwide today (October 26th).

Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: To ensure your trip Back to the Future, take a ride in this TARDIS Delorean. This is all a part of the Worth 1000 Delorean competition. People have come up with some great ideas, but I think this one has my vote. [Worth1000]

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com

ABOVE: What I love about Black Widow’s costume is she can kick major ass, still look sexy while doing it, and keep her clothing on all at the same time. Apparently, I’m not the only one. Now if only they could create a suitable Wonder Woman costume so we could finally get a movie. [GAS]

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com

ABOVE: You, too, can look like a Norse god with your very own Thor welding helmet. This solar-powered helmet is very fashionable, and will go with everything from your suit of armor, to your brand-new cape. Every time you strike what ever piece of garbage you’re trying to fashion into sculpture you’ll be able to fantasize about having control over thunder. [ObivousWinner]

“Roads … where we’re going we don’t need roads.”

The year was 1985 when the DeLorean DMC-12 first captured the minds of a generation. With its gull-wing doors, stainless steel body, and fiberglass underbody, people everywhere wanted to steal a peek at the vehicle that allowed Michael J. Fox to travel back into time. Thirty years later the DeLorean is still alive and kicking. I got the opportunity to meet with Don Steger and Danny Botkin at DMC (DeLorean Motor Company) out in Garden Grove, CA two days before Comic-Con to find out why this car continues to be popular. What I discovered blew my mind.

If you haven’t heard of a new DeLorean, it’s because there aren’t any. Back in 1981 when the first vehicle was produced there were only 9,200 made. Today there are maybe only 6,000 left in existence. But never fear! You can have your very own DeLorean custom built in just 2-3 months. Don’t want the traditional stainless steel color? No problem! Want custom interior made out of your deceased pet ostrich? No problem! Want your very own Back to the Future DeLorean complete with Flux Capacitor? No problem! Whatever you decide can be yours in time to show it off at the next DeLorean Owner’s Association meeting.

One of the great things about this vehicle, besides being a cultural icon, is that it’s made to last forever. The stainless steel is easy to care for. All you have to do is just wipe it down. With the proper care and maintenance, your DeLorean could outlive you. Don Steger (owner of DMC Garden Grove), told me that the highest mileage DeLorean he’s ever known went for over 500,000 miles! If you ever do have car trouble, getting it repaired isn’t an issue since there are still parts available for at least 300,000 cars.

For the ecologically inclined, there will soon be a Delorean for you as well. In 2013 the very first electric model will fall off the assembly lines. It will sport a 400 volt AC liquid-cooled electric motor, 260hp, and can reach a speed of 125 mph in under 4.9 seconds, which is a tad excessive since, if my calculations are right, once this baby hits 88mph you’re going to see some serious shit and by that I mean a speeding ticket.

Alright, so you may not be able to travel through time with a DeLorean, but you’ll definitely look like you could, assuming you can afford it because buying a cultural icon doesn’t come cheap. Having a DeLorean custom built comes with a hefty price tag, and when a pre-owned DeLorean costs the same as an entry-level luxury sedan like a Cadillac CTS, or Mercedes C-Class, you may feel like your dream is out of reach. If that’s the case, then take the family to Universal Studios in California. There you will find a restored model from the film. If you can’t buy your own, at least you can look at one. Owning a DeLorean may be a pipe dream for most, but seeing one just costs the price of admission.

Lucky for me, I got to see and sit in one at DMC Garden Grove and I can happily state that sitting inside Danny Botwin’s car, a Back to the Future model, was a dream come true. The DeLorean sits low like a Corvette, but once you’re inside you’re ready for take-off. The cockpit was aglow with a bunch of buttons that I had no clue how to work, and was afraid would send me to a dystopian future or the old west. Besides being more customizable than any other car I’ve ever known, the Back to the Future DeLorean is fully functional.

The Krups coffee maker attached to the trunk can grind coffee, or fuel your vehicle. If you’re short on plutonium just use your biodegradable trash. Fueling your DeLorean is a lot cooler than building a compost heap. Plus it smells better too! If you are a family man, the DeLorean is probably not the car for you. The ability to time travel takes up lots of space, so you’ll have to leave the kiddies behind. I’ll have to admit, being a coffee addict, the Krups coffee maker was my favorite part of the car. I’d love to be able to deposit old coffee grinds in my car to be used as fuel. It would totally save me wads of dough!

Visiting DMC was an amazing experience — not only did I get to see a legend, but I got to sit in one too. I won’t lie, while I was in there I did contemplate seeing if I really could go back in time, but then I recalled how things usually worked out for Marty and Doc Brown and I just went to Comic-Con instead.

*DeLorean DMC-12 is owned by the DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) based in TX. Doc Brown and Marty McFly are not included with purchase.

 

During San Diego Comic Con, Hyundai and Future US sponsored the Walking Dead 100th issue Black-Carpet Event. The event celebrated the 100th issue of the Walking Dead Image comic book which was released just prior to the convention. It is already the best selling comic of the century according to Image.

The Walking Dead creator and writer Robert Kirkman, and artist Charlie Adlard were in attendance along with most of the Walking Dead cast including Andrew Lincoln (‘Rick”), Norman Reedus (“Daryl”), and Denai Guerrero (“Michonne”), all of whom we spoke with in the video posted below. Other guests included Orlando Jones, Seth Green, and Lucas Till.

When asked what his character Huck from ABC’s Scandal would do to survive a zombie apocalypse, Guillermo Diaz said, “I think Huck would build a bomb. Some sort of chemical bomb that would kill all the Walkers without hurting any humans.”

Diaz wasn’t the only one with ideas on how to survive. The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene) said that if she had a choice between her character from The Walking Dead, The Vampire Diaries, and Supernatural, she would pick her Walking Dead character Maggie.

Check out the interview below.

NB-SDCC-WalkingDead 1 x264 from Jason Tabrys on Vimeo.

A writer on the legendary Mr. Show, a producer on Between Two Ferns, and the creator of the Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast and now the IFC show of the same name — Auckerman’s sensibilities don’t necessarily glide toward the mainstream and it doesn’t really seem to be slowing him down. Auckerman sat down with a handful of reporters, including our Tiffany Brown during San Diego Comic Con to discuss his incredibly hectic schedule, his upcoming live tour, how Comedy Bang! Bang! came to be, the prospects for season 2, and Pee Wee Herman. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of the interview below.

NerdBastards.com Roundtable Interview with Scott Auckerman Part 1

NerdBastards.com Roundtable Interview with Scott Auckerman Part 2

Comedy Bang! Bang! airs Friday nights at 10 on IFC. Auckerman is kicking off a US tour at the end of this month, for more information on tour dates and everything else involved with the show, check out the Comedy Bang! Bang! website

[UPDATED] SDCC12 in Pictures: Friday

I dunno if you noticed, but NB is  striving very hard to be your #1 source for all SDCC12 news. Three days into the convention and we’ve done nothing but supply a steady stream of news and updates. If you’re happy with our work then please spread the NB gospel to your friends. Tell em’ about NB prime and have them check out our Twitter and and Facebook fan page.

Now, I will tell you, that while we’ve been extremely dedicated to filling your feed with the latest TV, film, comics and gaming news, the one aspect of Comic Con we’ve overlooked… is the actual convention floor. We aimed to have a huge gallery of images for you, but we’ve have been so busy with panels and schmoozing with celebrities that we really haven’t had time to break out the camera. One of NB’s correspondents, Dev Richards, was able to sneak in a few pics. Maybe you saw them in our SDCC pictures night 1 and night 2? Those handful of pictures, however,  simply don’t show the grandness of it all. It’s a massive floor, with amazing sights. Really, just cool stuff everywhere. I myself, am I’m still taking it all in.

Anyway, here’s  few more pictures to wet your whistle. I got some shots from Mattel’s booth, a flying car from Total Recall, both Walking Dead booths (1 for show and the other for comic), Iron Man 3‘s hall or amour and a few others. I’ll be uploading some more later. Stay tuned.

UPDATE: We were able to snag a few more pics. We would have got these to you sooner,  but bad wifi made uploading impossible. In this round of pics, we were able to get some shots of IMN3 Hall w/ new mustard suit, the Indiana Jones snake pit and a few other fun stuff.  Special thanks to Steven Sautter for getting these.

*Note: Additional reporting by Luke Gallagher