John Bernthal (The Ghost Writer) has signed on for AMC’s zombie series The Walking Dead. I’m not entirely sure how I feel about a zombie television series – it’s weird thinking about zombies being the protagonists of the story, but considering it’s from Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, best movie ever), I’m will to entertain the concept.
Doctor Who is less than a week away for our British readers, and just a couple weeks for those in the States. So it seems only fitting that there’s a new season 5 trailer that premiered on Jonathan Ross.
Jonathan also has some footage from “Vampires In Venice” which is the sixth episode from the season. I’m warming to Matt Smith — the more I see, the more I like him. He feels very much The Doctor.
I’m sure some of you are fans of the nerdtastic The Big Bang Theory. Despite protesting that Sheldon is asexual, they have cast a female version of Sheldon to appear later in the series. They do spend the night together, but if she’s actually just like him, I assume they argue the whole night rather than get frisky. The actress is a flashback though - Mayim Bialik, better known as Blossom to those of us of a certain age.
The Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards were this weekend, and the main fantasy bit was Taylor Lautner’s abs were voted best actor. But more importantly, they ran a new spot for Iron Man 2 during the show, and it may finish with the best line ever in a movie trailer.
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the leading candidate to play Maleficent in the Disney adaptation of their greatest villain is none other than Angelina Jolie. Take this with a huge grain of salt, since there’s no script, no director, and no timeline, but she does look the part.
Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies: The Compendium Monstrum is a travel-sized book with everything you need to know for surviving the titled monsters or traversing Transylvania. Complete with historical information and hand-drawn maps of the most infested parts of the globe, this $10 book is a must-have for surviving in a world-gone-mad.
Josh Cochran is selling a limited edition print of his poster Zombies vs. Unicorns. It’s not necessarily a battle that had crossed my mind, but inked in four colors, it truly is epic, even if the primary weapon seems to be unicorn horns for both sides.
How To Train Your Dragon was a strong hit this weekend, raking in $43.3 million and getting mostly positive reviews from people who saw it. This bumped Alice In Wonderland down to #2 with $17.3 million, giving fantasy both top slots. Hot Tub Time Machine was a disappointing #3 at $13.7, and may be the final nail in MGM’s coffin.
Australia’s Hungry Beast Comedy Troupe managed to hit every science fiction and fantasy movie released in the last ten years when they made this parody trailer for Avatar 2. Best joke about blue people since Dances with Smurfs.