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Arrowhead: Signal is a short film that was put together by Australian filmmaker Jesse O’Brien and released sometime last year with the intention of eventually creating a feature film. It received pretty good reviews and piqued a lot of interest in a lot of people, but didn’t receive the funding it needed to magically morph into a movie.

But! The news is now out that the Australian company Foxtel’s sci-fi channel, SF, is taking it on and the film will be released in 2014 (in Australia first, and then released worldwide following that). This is exciting news for the channel because it has popped its Australian production cherry by commissioning Arrowhead: Signal. It’ll be filmed in the deserts of South Australia, which is pretty fitting.

Here’s the synopsis:

Arrowhead is a tale of survival set amongst the distant stars. Kye is a prisoner of war caught between two armies that he doesn’t believe in. When offered an opportunity for freedom, Kye sets out on one last rescue mission, only to become stranded on a desert moon when his ship — the Arrowhead — crash lands. Kye has to learn to survive when we discovers a new life form that will challenge his very body and soul.

Hit the jump to watch the original short if you haven’t already seen it – or maybe you want to watch it again. It’s a free world!

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Start your morning off right with a big bowl of sugary super bits! Part of a balanced comic book movie breakfast.

Look! It’s Batman. Or, at least it’s Christian Bale posing dramatically as Batman in this newest promo image from The Dark Knight Rises. Guessing from the pose and the horribly blue background this is a shot that once dosed with some CGI would be perfect for toy packaging or any other kind of marketing. It does offer one fantastic look at the new batsuit and Bale looks plenty badass. Blue background notwithstanding. What d’ya think?

The Dark Knight Rises releases July 20th.

Hit the jump for more super bits!

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Above: Godzilla, was a real swell fella. Always the gentleman off camera. (Blastr)

 

The man who converted, “his one-bedroom flat into the interior of Star Trek‘s USS Voyager,” now destroy his life’s work. His ex-wife and owner of the property wants to sell, and in order to do so it needs to be reverted back to a normal, dull, non-Star Trek flat. Here’s the walkthrough showing off the apartment, just in case you’re an interested buyer who wants to save it. (TDW: Geek)

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