A sequel without some sort of appearance of the dapper detective seemed inconceivable, but until TheTRENDTalk sat down with Edward James Olmos recently, he had repeatedly stated that he was not involved with or going to be in Blade Runner 2049. Now he’s let the cat out of the bag and explained why he’s been denying his appearance. Guess what? It’s lawyer stuff. (more…)
In this day in age when celebrities (and most people, really) are so afraid of potentially offending a person or a group, or are so cautious that something they say or do will be caught on camera or video and taken out of context, isn’t is great when we get to see a celeb just let loose with some foul language or a sick joke, to help remind us lowly fans that they are, in fact, people just like us? A perfect example that springs to mind is Bryan Cranston’s epic (and epically left-field) burn on a fan during a Q&A panel recently at San Diego Comic Con. Well, hang on to your hats, kids, because I’ve got another raunchy celebrity experience to share with you!
Blade Runner came out back in 1982 to a critical mauling; low Box Office receipts, and a lot of puzzled faces leaving cinema complexes thinking they were going in to watch a sci-fi action adventure. It had been advertised as a Sci-Fi action adventure at the time, much in the same vein as Harrison Ford‘s previous sci-fi extravaganza, Star Wars. However, Ridley Scott had created something completely different, and as the film started to find its audience on home video, people started to view and understand the film for what it was – a film based on humanity and mortality. Thusly, the question of whether Rick Deckard is a replicant or not has been one of the (many) ambiguities that have made this beautiful science-fiction movie a timeless classic. Now, Ridley Scott has decided to give his definitive answer on whether Deckard is, in fact, a replicant or not. So, for those of you who are happy with your own theories and perspectives, you might find yourself feeling rather disappointed if you continue to read on (…or maybe you can just take what you hear with a pinch of salt). (more…)
Stephen Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns has been in pre-production for nearing on 5 years now, switching up cast and enduring delays. Now, with nearly a full cast signed, it looks like it’s just about ready to go. The latest addition to a line-up of talent that includes Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg – the almighty Admiral of BSG, Edward James Olmos.
Olmos has recently been cast as the Mexican drug lord Papi Greco. Those that know Olmos also know that he has no problem playing a truly nasty-bastard villain when he gets the chance. The last season of Dexter proved his capabilities at being a bad guy and, apparently, whet his appetite for more such roles.
The graphic novel version of 2 Guns follows the antics of a DEA agent (Washington) and an undercover Navy SEAL (Wahlberg) as they steal a pile of cash from the CIA whilst unwittingly working for the mob. I haven’t read it personally, but it sounds like a properly action-packed thriller for all the big names on board. Baltasar Kormakur (Contraband) will be directing the adaptation.
While the cast involved on the acting side look fairly impressive given the subject, one has to wonder whether Kormakur is up to the task. Given the tepid Contraband, there is a risk that all this wonderful talent may be wasted. Still, it will be cool to see Olmos playing the bad guy again at the very least.
John Boorman‘s 1981 Excalibur has always been a classic to me. Hell, just watching Patrick Stewart pre-Star Trek is well worth sitting through the movie. So, when news of director Bryan Singer developing a remake broke, you can bet that there were a few people (including myself) prepping their swords in revolt. Thankfully, the project is now dead. Singer however, will now being diving headlong into directing a Battlestar Galactica remake.
With filming finished with Bryan’s current project, Jack The Giant Killer, the director’s project will focus on the 12 colonies and the battle for survival against the Cylons. Here’s what Bryan had to say on Excalibur and the development of BSG:
“Yeah, unfortunately it is no longer going to happen. I was really enthused to do it. I’m a fan of John Boorman’s movie and it was my intention to get it going after Jack The Giant Killer was completed. The project was with Warner Bros and what happened is that another King Arthur project was brought to them during that time. Basically, it was just more ready to go into production than ours was. That is why our version of Excalibur ended up being negated. But, when that happened, it allowed me to go straight into developing Battlestar Galactica – which I think will be really exciting.”
As for whether the movie will be based on the original 1978 series or Bryan’s planned “sequel” from 2001 remains to be seen, but whatever happens they need to bring back Edward James Olmos as William Adama (SO SAY WE ALL!). If you can’t wait for Singer to get started, then just watch the show on DVD, you should have everything finished by the time he starts production.
Dexter Season Six is fast approaching and Showtime wants everyone to get on-board with this season six featurette. Just check out the cast shown, Micheal C Hall, Mos Def (I love this guy – you should really check him out in The Woodsman. His performance is inspiring.), Edward James Olmos ( That’s right, FRAKKING Admiral Adama himself.), Collin Hanks, and a ton of others.
Here’s the Dexter Season Six trailer that came out way back in July just in case you need to catch up.
Where do you go after being universally recognized as the Admiral for the Fleet on Battlestar Galactica? Why … to Miami, of course!
Edward James Olmos, who played Admiral William Adama on the acclaimed sci-fi series, will now be playing a whole different kind of character: a brilliant, charismatic professor of religious studies.
Could he be the villain of the season?
Well, while not much is known about the upcoming season of Dexter, what we do know is that that there will not be one “big bad” this season. In fact, according to Showtime‘s President, David Nevins, there will be multiple.
It is not [about] one big bad. There’s one interesting story that will move through the season, and it will be cast very interestingly, but it’s not exactly that one person.
Olmos joins already announced cast members Mos Def and Colin Hanks in the critically acclaimed series that airs its sixth season this fall.
Twitter seems like it was made for nerds. Yes, there’s that sect of it that involves really annoying trends and endless status updates about how OMG AWESOME Justin Bieber is. But that’s a dark place, a place where we don’t go. The rest of Twitter is all the playground, a place for nerds to show off their wares, start their own quirky trends and pass links to cool shit back and forth late into the night.
Because of this, there are thousands of promising geeky Twitter handles out there ripe for following, but where do you begin? We’ve got you covered with these 10 Twitter accounts, some featuring real nerds, some not-so-real, but all full of awesome in 140 characters or less.
Yes, The Man himself is on Twitter. The creator of Spider-Man, The X-Men, The Incredible Hulk, The Fantastic Four and much else that is good in the world is a regular updater on Twitter, where he uses his trademark lofty language and catch phrases to implore his beloved “Brigadiers” (his pet term for his followers) to seek out good causes, pet projects and his favorite things, all while taking plenty of time to be lovable, goofy old Stan the Man
Son of a bitch, I almost went a whole year without thinking about the kick to the taint that was the Battlestar Galactica series finale. (SPOILER ALERT) So, after a long and arduous journey, the BSG crew make the final jump and arrive to Earth (Our Earth. 200,000 years in the past). And, restart their lives with a collective “fuck it” by tossing their ships into the sun and giving up all their comforts and identity. 30,000 plus people dumped on Earth, with no shelter, food or medicine, with the only form of amusement of fucking the indigenous Neanderthals, leading me to believe that I’m the descendant of a Human-Cylon-Neanderthal love triangle? Ridiculous! Don’t even get me started on whole Starbuck kooky ghost/angel thing. Argh, I just remembered the 6 and Baltar Angels. *sigh (END SPOILER ALERT)
So, yeah, would you like to see a followup story on humans getting sand in their vaginas and having orgies with Neanderthals? Well, according to Edward James Olmos, we WILL find out what happened to William Adama after the events of the Battlestar Galactica series finale, because he’s at work on a sequel we’ll all get to see “pretty soon.”
While discussing his film Selena during Hispanic Heritage Month, the conversation (as you might expect) eventually came around to BSG, and Olmos said:
“I’m going to go there. I’m going to go there in a graphic novel. Pretty soon I hope. I don’t know. It just depends on whether people can get behind it and understand it for what it is. I think people will. …
“I want to know what he’s doing right now, don’t you? I kind of was left with him sitting about to build his cabin, so God almighty I’d like to know what’s happening to him right now. In many moments throughout the day, I’ll think, ‘I wonder what he’s doing? What the heck is he up to? What the heck are those people up to?’ Here they were 200,000 years ago on this earth. They came from the experience that they came from. All I can tell you is: aren’t you guys curious as to what happened to them?”
Bill building a cabin and eventually forming early Scotland (presumably) is just pouring salt on a sore wound. Let it rest dude. And dude, given where the show left off in mankind’s history … isn’t there already a sequel written? It’s called the Bible.