Panic Attack

Sam Raimi’s Version of ‘District 9’ Type Movie

Panic AttackTwo weeks ago we posted a five-minute short called “Panic Attack” that was put together by a commercial director and FX specialist Fede Alvarez. The short video shows the Earth being ruthlessly attacked by giant robots that came out of the fog. The video is impressive to say the least and you can view it below.

Well now it looks like Sam Raimi (Spider-Man) was also impressed with Alvarez’s “Panic” that he decided to sign him up to develop a new sci-fi film that will carry the tittle “There will be Robots.” Alvarez confirmed this, adding that the movie will have a budget somewhere between $30 to $40 million.

TV viewing

Why Genre Shows are Dying! Part 1

TV viewingI just finished reading a article by Michael Hinman over at SyFy Portal, oh my bad, that's Airlock Alpha these days since I guess he sold out to the suits at SyFy Channel, which use to be the SciFi Channel, but I'll get into that another time. Anywho, the article was about Sci-Fi shows taking a beating in the ratings and was spouting on and on about last year ratings compared to this years ratings, and about shows being cancelled like  "Knight Rider" that was on NBC, "Pushing Daisies" that was on ABC, and "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" that was on Fox, and that if something doesn't change we are going to lose more shows. Guess what folks, the reason we are losing so many shows is that most of them suck!! Read on to find out why.

Fright Night

Fright Night Remake gets Buffy Writer

Fright NightWe knew back in May that DreamWorks was working on a deal with Screen Gems to get the rights to "Fright Night," with the intent to remake the movie. Well we now have some new info and good news that shows that this project is moving ahead as word that "Mad Men" writer/producer Marti Noxon has been hired to write the script. Noxon is no newbie to vampires as she previously written and produced for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" TV series.

Battleship

Battleship Fighting Aliens?

BattleshipOK, just when I think Sci-Fi movies are beginning to get back on track this latest rumor just took me back twenty steps. Let's get you up to speed before we  torpedo your ass back to numbness and the abyss. Peter Berg has been pushing forward with his "Battleship" movie, which is based on the very popular board game. Supposedly  it's  "a contemporary story of an international five-ship fleet engaged in a very dynamic, violent and intense battle."

Sci-Fi Celebs in ‘Quantum Quest’

Quantum Quest
“Quantum Quest,” which is a independently financed 3-D animated film being made in conjunction with none other than NASA, has assembled a great line up of Sci-Fi celebrities for the voices, which will include none other than the two folks to portray Captain Kirk on the big screen William Shatner and Chris Pine. There is also two who have portrayed Darth Vader, James Earl Jones and Hayden Christensen. These four Sci-Fi celebs will topline the voice cast of the $10 million pic.

Sci Fi Channel gets ‘Mutant Chronicles’ and ‘100 Feet’

Mutant ChroniclesThomas Jane’s "The Mutant Chronicles" and Famke Janssen’s "100 Feet" have changed in mid stream and it’s been decided to skip going to theaters and are headed straight for non other than the Sci Fi Channel. The two movies will more than likely air in June of 2009.

Sci-Fi Movie ‘Moon’ Poster and Photos

Moon
Last week Bloody Disgusting posted the first images from the upcoming Sci-Fi film "Moon" which stars Sam Rockwell, who portrays Sam Bell, an Astronaut who has been mining Helium 3 on the moon three years alone. With only two weeks before he returns home, Sam begins seeing and hearing things. Now we have the official Poster for the film, you can check out the images and poster by clicking links below

Kevin Smith to Helm Sci-Fi Spoof

Kevin Smith
Well here we go again, yet another spoof movie! Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma) is developing a futuristic outer space comedy. Like most spoofs the film will reference other sci-fi movies and revolves around a father-son relationship. Smith has nodded to the genre in his earlier work but has never, let me repeat that NEVER made a sci-fi film in his life…

SciFi Xtreme ‘The Home for all things Sci-Fi and Fantasy’ Info

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2008 Scream Awards is Upon Us


Scream Awards 2008

The third annual “SCREAM,” Awards, a celebration of the best in horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comic genre premiering on Spike TV Tuesday, October 21 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) from The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA. With categories including The Ultimate Scream, Best Superhero, Best Villain, Best Director, Most Memorable Mutilation and Best Fantasy Movie – Spike believes it’s about time that someone paid homage to the incredible talent involved in this industry. Below you can see a video promo and also some widgets so you can get your say in.