Life and circumstances caused a delay, but we are back in business and bring you a show that talk about Good Times: The Movie, rehash of Escape from New York, Oz the Great and Powerful and we catch up on things that happened while we were gone. All this an a FanNation rant too. Enjoy.
Producer Joel Silver to remake John Carpenter’s 1981 classic Escape From New York, and he wants the franchise to at least be a trilogy. The original movie was very good, doesn’t hold up but is a cult classic so this should send the fans, and geeks in general, into a feeding frenzy of Social Network hate posts and silly Memes. No cast or release date has been announced as of yet.
Once again Warner Brothers has won another round in the long running legal battle for ownership of Superman. District Judge Otis Wright III ruled that a 2001 agreement between DC Comics and the Siegel estate is binding. The judge did leave the door open for attorney Marc Toberoff and the heirs of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel to attempt to rescind the 2001 agreement on the grounds that DC had breached the terms of the agreement, which is essentially the strategy that Toberoff and the Siegel heirs adopted in the wake of the Appeals Court decision in January. Judge Wright actual opinion is stated as follows: “Subsequent events may have affected the present enforceability of that contract, as by a material breach followed by an effective rescission of the deal”… but, as he also pointed out in a phrase that could well engender another lawsuit, “The Siegels’ breach and repudiation defenses do not affect the enforceability of the agreement, but rather constitute grounds for termination or a breach-of-contract action.”
Neil Gaiman is coming to the Marvel Universe, and he’s bringing Angela with him. For those not in the know, Angela is a monster hunting angel who first appeared in the pages of Spawn way back in the mid-1990’s. Todd McFarlane’s need to own the universe sparks an intellectual property lawsuit, in which McFarlane lost soundly. Gaiman owns Angela, is coming to Marvel and he’s decided to bring that character with him. She will be making her debut in the last issue of the Age of Ultron, and Gaiman and Brian Michael Bendis will be collaborating on future issues of Guardians of the Galaxy.
According to Deadline, Robert Redford is currently in talks for a role in the upcoming Captain America sequel, Capt. America: Winter Soldier. Redford “is in talks to play a senior leadership role in S.H.I.E.L.D.” in the Winter Soldier adaptation, which is slated for release on April 4th, 2014. It comes as no surprise that the acting powerhouse and kind of American Independent cinema is considering a role in a Marvel movie considering the line-up of talent Marvel has been able to cast in their films so far, and with the mega-success of Marvel’s The Avengers Redford will probably not be the last to want to be in a Marvel Movie.
Scott Rudin, producers of such films as Social Network, Money Ball and The Fantastic Mr. Fox has bought the rights to the 1970’s show, Good Times, and has decided that it should be a movie. Sony Pictures is giving the movie the green light and according to reports it’s expected to be a movie about the Civil Right era – which would ground it to about the time the actual sitcom aired (which was February of 1974 until August of 1979.) No cast has been announced yet but it would not be a surprise to see Tyler Perry cast in the role of Floria.
You have to give it to TV show fans, they can be as fickled bunch but for Veronica Mars the fans came out in force and just blew away a Kickstarter record. In the first day of putting up a Kickstater campaign for the making of a Veronica Mars movie, in just half that day fans came on and raised $3 million dollars making the Veronica Mars Movie Campaign a history maker for Kickstarter. As of this writing there are almost 60 thousand contributors to campaign and they are well on their way to raising $5 Million. Okay, it’s Veronica Mars, okay we’re talking low budget and there may be a question of shooting schedules (a lot of the cast are in current series.) This is not the only time Fans got to at least get an ending to a favorite series. Fan reaction gave Farscape a 4-hour ending, gave Firefly a movie, gave Dollhouse an extra season, saved Community. While the “Bring Firefly Back” campaign started by an off handed comment from Nathan Fillion caused an online campaign that didn’t go anywhere – mostly because there was no actual campaign from the makers of the show – it is one of a very few exception of the new rule of how media will be decided. Fans don’t just have a say as a demographic on a Neelson Rating chart anymore, they have an actual say in what the future of any franchise could be.
This is one show that when you watch on DVD or Netflix you’re going to regret not catching it earlier. Every episode steps up the tension to an already tension filled series, and when they bring it, it’s pretty much brung. The deliciously hot Rebecca plot changes radically, and she has to turn to Ex-Amish turn small town gangster Uncle Kai for help, and that relationship take a full blown “Hustler’s Barely Legal” turn. Lucas get to confront Carrie about his daughter, and Olec come to town to tell Rabbit’s daughter it’s time to come home or die. In the history of TV fights, this one turns the volume up to eleven as Carrie disagrees with Olec, violently. Alex Longshadow gets the family business and it turns out he has a smoking hot sister who pops up to wish pops a good death and will probably be sticking around Banshee for a bit. Where her storyline is going it hard to tell but it doesn’t look like Kai is going to have things go exactly his way. Gordon, whose been suspicious of Carrie’s behavior from episode one, goes on a tear to find out what she’s hiding and we get a great moment between him and Deva. The end-credit snippet is a perfect game changer but the next week preview puts things on a nail-biting/edge of your seat level. This isn’t just a show, it’s an action/crime drama hyped up on a permanent rush of speed and meth. It can’t be said enough, you’re going to kick yourself for missing out on this one.
NBC has ordered nine pilots to put some quality into their over reality-show saturated line-up. One of the pilot will be based upon Oni-Press’ “The Sixth Gun”, a supernatural western about a woman who finds a special gun that wakes hell up because it it found. LOST producer, Carlton Cuse, is also producing this show, and actress Laura Ramsey has been sign to the project.
Looks like Megan Fox and Michael Bay have kissed and made up from what ever went on during Transformers 3, because eveyone is reporting that Megan Fox will play April O’Neal in the upcoming Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtle film. This, of course, gives those who already hates the reboot another reason to hate it even more. According to reports Fox was blown away by director Jonathan Liebesman’s storyboard designs for the Turtles, which we hope he put online some time soon. There were earlier reports that the production had stalled but it looks like things are moving forward since casting continues. For the record, and to the haters, Megan Fox is hella-hot and even if we at the Hideout do not agree with the change in the Turtle’s origin, having her on screen is almost worth the price of admission.