Will The Surrogates Be The Next Blade Runner?

Surrogates » 11/11/08 1:00pm 11/11/08 1:00pm, the Bruce Willis cyber-avatar movie coming next fall, is "cool and sort of -ish," says producer Elizabeth Banks, star of . And the tale of a future where people stay home and their robot "surrogates" go out into the world could actually turn into a trilogy. Graphic novel writer Robert Vendetti is working…

Cultural References You Need to Know Before Experiencing Watchmen

Zack Snyder's adaptation of Watchmen » 10/09/08 8:00am 10/09/08 8:00am will attempt to simulate the look and detailed feel of the graphic novel, but where did that look and feel originate? The multilayered original comic book by Alan Moore and collaborator Dave Gibbons is packed with references to everything from British scifi TV to Mayan death gods.…

io9 Talks to Jason McNamara About Martian Outlaws and Pop Culture Gods

In the year 3535, Mars is in pretty bad shape. Its proud past as a vacation spot for the rich and famous long forgotten, stripped of its natural resources, the red planet has become a home for - as Cher would say - gypsies, tramps and thieves who think that our pop culture is their real history. That's the background… » 5/09/08 10:00am 5/09/08 10:00am