If there is one thing you can say about Zachary Levi, it’s that the man knows his nerdy stuff! Serving as the host of the pop-culture gameshow Geeks Who Drink (SyFy, new episodes every Thursday night) as well as starring in the new Heroes Reborn mini-series (premiering tonight, September 24th, on NBC), he’s got to routinely be on his game, and it’s apparent that he has had the love of all things pop-ish from well before his days starring as everyman spy-wannabe Chuck from the mid-2000s NBC show of the same name.
Check out our conversation below, and be sure to check Zachary out in his new shows Geeks Who Drink and Heroes Reborn this Fall!
So apparently I’m not the only one who’s been saying CBS‘ new spy-tacular action-drama looks like Chuck without the humor and ubiquitous geek references. I mean, both shows do focus on a protagonist with a secret government computer in his melon–kinda hard NOT to call shenanigans.
Well, Intelligence producers Tripp Vinson and Michael Seitzman are now assuring us that not only is their show in no way “inspired” by the beloved NBC action-comedy, but neither of them has ever even seen Chuck. (more after the jump) (more…)
In the fallout of the success of the Veronica Mars Kickstarter, it’s been actor Zachary Levi who’s has been most vocal about the possibility of following in their example. Levi’s show, the spy-rom-com Chuck, ended after five struggling seasons on NBC, but that doesn’t mean that fans, or Levi himself, don’t want more.
In fact, Levi is banking on it. In a recent conversation with Next Movie, Levi says that he’s getting ready to move forward with a Chuck Kickstarter and a Chuck movie, he’s just got to iron out the kinks with some of the other stakeholders. Here’s what Levi has to say:
“I’ve always thought doing a Chuck movie would be fun. If we had just gone straight to monetizing it and selling it directly to the fans then, we might still actually be on the air.
[But] there’s a lot of conversations that need to happen. I’m going to sit down with [producers] Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak and just kind of gauge their temperature on it. See how much they’d want to be involved. Of course, I’d only want to do it with the blessing of them, they created the show, and the blessing of Warner Bros.”
Now before you go hitting your local Subway to celebrate with a $5 foot-long, this is far from a done deal. Schwartz already commented on Twitter that a Chuck movie would take a load more capital to get going than a Veronica Mars movie, which came in at a relatively cheap $2 million. Of course, in the couple of weeks since the campaign began collecting its targeted amount in less than 24 hours, the money flow has slowed down to a crawl, struggling to cross the $4 million mark. One has to wonder what that might mean for Chuck or any other former TV turned indie movie project in the ether.
What to do you think, Bastards? Are you eagerly saving your pennies for the Chuck Kickstarter?
Considering that Rob Thomas’ Kickstarter campaign for a Veronica Mars movie met its minimum goal of $2 million in about 12 hours, it should hardly come as a surprise that others now might want to follow in his example.
Enter Zachary Levi, the former star of the NBC series Chuck, the spy-fy rom-com that wrapped last season after sputtering five years on the air built mostly through the engagement of fans. That’s the kind of fanaticism that can translate into real dollars, dollars that can be used to fund, say, a Chuck movie?
Let’s go to Levi live on Twitter:
So the gauntlet’s been tossed down. Does Chuck co-creator Josh Schwartz have anything to add?
There’s the rub. Veronica Mars, what was essentially a weekly noir detective story set in high school, is way easier (read: cheaper) to produce than something like Chuck, which would require it’s fair share of high- octane action sequences. I assume Schwartz was joking about the CG beard for Morgan, but a Chuck movie would need some serious cash to be “kickstarted.”
What do you think Bastards? Could the money be raised to make a Chuck movie a reality? Would you take part? Sound off below.
Squee! San Diego Comic Con, the media mecca for comics, movies, television, video games, toys and more, is a little over 4 weeks a way (July 21-24) . Good lord we can’t wait! Oh, FYI NerdBastards will be in attendance. Luke Gallagher and Mrs. NerdBastards (aka Luke’s mistress, life coach and supplier of NOMs) Crystal H. will be doing some field reporting, schmoozing with celebs, and procuring as much swag as we can. We’ll also be on hand to meet with any NB fans in attendance. Come say hi (Will be wearing NB t-shirts, as scene on splitreason.com). Tell us how much you love us, or how much you hate us. Either way, we’re happy to meet you. Though, if you say some shit, that nullifies your chances of getting any free fan appreciation swag from us. Also, warning to the busty nerdy girlies out there, Luke is a weak and very perverted man. Stay at-least 5 feet away.
Anyway, as the dates come closer and closer, news on guest appearances, panels and other festivities will be rolling out. At the moment, thanks to TV Line, we have a list of what TV shows and stars will be in attendance.
And NBC is the first out of the gate with it’s Fall 2011 tv schedule!
While they renewed fan-favorite Chuck for a fifth and finale season (and moved it to Friday nights), they also axed alot of shows and have a lot to fill.
So, let’s get right into it.
As you can see below, there are a LOT new shows coming out with returning shows being juggled around. Not only has Chuck been moved to Fridays, but Parks & Recreation was moved to the lead-in for The Office at 8:30, and the new comedy Whitney getting the coveted post-Office slot at 9:30pm. These are all risky moves, but if NBC can grab people’s attention, it could be worth the risk.
Personally, I am most excited for are Free Agents on Wednesdays, Grimm on Fridays and Awake to premiere mid-season.
Take a look at NBC‘s new schedule below the jump, and let us know what you are looking forward to this coming fall!
You look out the window and see the night sky is an interesting kaleidoscope of purple, gold, and green; the dark swirling clouds threaten storms of untold proportions. An alien mother ship hangs ominously over the burning city in the distance, spewing laser beams and attack crafts to the ground. The zombies outside beat a steady rhythm on your front door…wait a minute, is that Betty White? In the next room the TV anchor is droning on about the meteor headed toward earth bound for impact in eight days; as if it mattered. You grab the remote and flip through the channels, the meteor . . . zombies . . . aliens . . . man-eating frogs . . . zombies . . . Jersey Shore . . . meteor . . . tornadoes . . . some kind of western about four weird guys on horses . . . yeah, nothing on, at least that much hasn’t changed.
Not much else to do but go nail another board over that window, grab your baseball bat, a bottle of Tequila, your favorite snacks, and watch:
For those gamers who have lived under a rock for the past few days, one of the most anticipated games of 2010 for the XBox 360 hit stores earlier this week – Halo: Reach, a prequel to the original XBox smash-hit, Halo: Combat Evolved.
One of the most appealing elements for Halo is the multiplayer mode, which allows you to kill your friends in all sorts of brutal ways with all matter of Earth-based and alien weaponry.
But no matter how sick your moves are, or how bad you trash talk, your Halo parties are no match for that of LL Cool J vs. Snoop Dogg vs. Chuck (AKA Zachary Levi), as shown in the video below from FunnyOrDie.com.
You just wish you could trash talk as well as Snoop.
Hope y’all enjoyed your Labor Day weekend as once again it’s a Tuesday and as always, NerdBastards got you covered with the weekly DVD Tuesday feature. We list what was released and recommend if the movie is either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. Not much came out in the new movie section but we do have a freaking stacked list of Old Movies are New Again. Also, the TV Show DVD section got quite the releases this week so check that out. Unfortunately, both the Anime Pick and the LOL/WTF Release is taking a break this week. So what are you waiting for, check after the jump to see was released and see if there is something you want!