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Back in the early to mid 90s, there was a series of films about the coming wonders and nightmares about the internet, but in hindsight they had all the finesse of George W. Bush’s description of the World Wide Web as a series of tubes, and were almost as prescient too. Watching Transcendence, one is taken back to a more innocent time when the internet was an unknown unknown, and thus capable of anything and everything because the audience didn’t know the difference. But it’s been 20 years since flicks like The Net and Lawnmower Man and Virtuosity, and the internet has become ingrained in almost every facet of our world. In 2014, even the most luddite of audience members isn’t going to buy the film’s magical portrayal of technology. And by “magic,” I mean literal magic. (more…)

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It’s been a while since we’ve heard any news about the once-great and addictive Battlestar Galactica. Apparently, they’ve been working on a movie for a while now and it looks to have finally picked up a writer. This isn’t the first writer, as the movie return to the BSG world has had its fair share of delays and snags, but it is an interesting writer – Jack Paglen. (more…)

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Oh, Prometheus, you were a movie that caused many people great amounts of pain.  But believe it or not, some of us actually liked the film and are looking forward to seeing what Ridley Scott has for us in his upcoming second film (of what is supposed to be a trilogy).  News on the latest project, however, has been in a state of limbo.  Until now, that is.  Here’s a few tidbits on how the Prometheus sequel is doing.

First and foremost, a bit of news that even lovers of the film may find a relief, a new screenwriter has been brought on to do the second flick.  His name is Jack Paglen and he is a new-blood writer that is getting some props for a movie called Transcendence.  This means no more Spaihts and Lindelof, which is probably for the best.

Second of all, it looks like Ridley Scott himself may be bowing out of directing the flick.  He’ll still be around to produce it, of course, but seems to be getting bored of the project and might just do something else.  This means that Prometheus could go the way of the original Alien series, with new brains coming in to work new stories for each installment.   Let’s just hope this works better with Prometheus than it did with Alien, or we’ll only get one more movie worth watching…

 

Thanks to BleedingCool for the heads-up.