J.J. Abrams has made a solemn vow about Star Trek 2, and Bruce Boxleitner talks up Tron Legacy's Encom. Neil Gaiman says he nearly broke Doctor Who's budget. Supernatural's season finale may surprise you. Plus a Last Airbender trailer!
Star Trek 2:
Zoe Saldana says J.J. Abrams has promised her Uhura will have some kind of action scene in the sequel:
In "Star Trek" I had so much fun, but the boys had all the action. J.J. promised me in the sequel she will have at least one little fight. At least kick a guy in the groin or something.
Here's hoping Uhura gets to do more than just a crotch kick. Like, shooting a phaser. [HitFix]
It's viral marketing-riffic! Bruce Boxleitner does an interview in character as Alan Bradley from Encom — who's going to be in San Francisco unveiling Encom's latest product the Friday night of Wondercon, April 2, at 8 PM in Justin Herman Plaza, incidentally. [IGN]
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The Last Airbender:
Here's a new trailer, with a bit of new footage and a zonky voiceover:
The Girl With The Red Riding Hood:
Amanda Seyfried explains what her new werewolf film will be like:
Very gothic, very dark. And unlike Twlight. It's older. Leonardo DiCaprio's producing it with his [partner] Jennifer [Davisson Killoran] and... I'm the lead character. It's a big studio movie, which is sometimes hard, but, you know, we need the backing for something like that. It's set in like, God knows when, back, back in time, I don't even know when. 1500s, 1400s? And it's stunning. The script is really good. It's really good. It's gonna change a little bit I'm sure, and nobody's cast yet, but it's just a really great idea, and I believe it was Leonardo's idea... And I think Catherine's really innovative and fresh, passionate, and I think that's what we need. I mean, listen, not every movie is going to be a hit, but if someone has passion for something and the story's good... I liked the darker side of things. It's a period piece, as well. That's another really appealing part of it.
And Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke explains the appeal of this film, and why it's different from her former ouevre:
We're making it a wild thriller in this great Gothic fairytale world, very sexy, romantic and scary. I get to create a whole world. Obviously, I love the TWILIGHT world, it was why I wanted to do it, I had never seen pale, beautiful vampires in the Pacific Northwest, that green lush environment. But still the kids had to wear clothes that would fit into high school. So it was pretty traditional and present-day. This new project lets me go back to how I started: art, architecture and animation.
Here's a synopsis for the season's second episode, "The Beast Within":
The Doctor takes Amy to the distant future, where she finds Britain in space. Starship UK houses the future of the British people, as they search the stars for a new home. But as Amy explores, she encounters the terrifying Smilers and learns a deadly truth inside the Voting Booth.
Reader Lucife offers this tip:
Neil Gaiman visited Russia today, and he talked a bit about Doctor Who. He said his episode was supposed to be number eleven of [the] upcoming series, but BBC run out of money. Moffat said to him that usually an episode of Doctor Who requires about 100 hours of work on CGI, and that his script requires 630. He got it down a bit, but it still needed to much CGI, so they moved it. Gaiman said it's going to be something like episode two or three of the sixth series.
With all respect to Lucife, this is second-hand, so unless Gaiman confirms this information, take it as hearsay of course.
Here's a new one-sheet poster for season three. Wonder who "Joe" is?
Is the show leading up to a huge battle between Sam and Dean? Here's what actor Jim Beaver says:
Well, that's the question I had in my head as we approached the end of the season. I was really surprised — and pleasantly surprised— to see where [creator] Eric [Kripke] and the writers took that particular aspect. It's— I can't afford to give too much away, but that particular question of yours, the answer to it is not probably what you would expect. That's probably the most I could say about it.
Tonight's mid-season finale ends with a bunch of cliffhangers, says Magda Apanowicz: "We're all pretty stuck in the decisions we make at the end and there's no real going backwards from them but kind of finding a new way to go forward from them." After tonight, the show is gone until the fall, when the second half of the season runs. [Canadian Press]
Here are a few pics from the upcoming episode "Olivia, In The Lab, With The Revolver." [SpoilerTV]
And here are a few clips from next week's new flashback episode, "Peter," that I don't think we've posted yet. Back To The Future starring Eric Stoltz. Heh. [Fringe Television]