The Highlander Reboot Wants Tom Cruise As Its Ramirez, Pretty Please

In other news, the Highlander reboot also wants a major star for the role of Connor MacLeod, world peace, and a pretty pony. I'm not sure any of these things are going to happen, as the movie has languished in limbo for years and the current director is the second unit guy from Snow White and the Huntsman. » 11/20/14 7:40am 11/20/14 7:40am

10 People on Whom Immortality Was Totally Wasted

It's hard for the average person to understand why anyone wouldn't want to be immortal. Immortality has been a fruitful lens for fiction to examine the human condition. But sometimes there are immortals who completely fail to get the horror of immortality across. Instead, you can't help but think you'd do better. Here… » 10/01/14 4:33am 10/01/14 4:33am

10 Weird TV Show Ideas That The Networks Keep Trying Over And Over

Just like with movies, you sometimes see a few television shows about the same idea come down the pike. Recently, we had two "supernatural child" shows (Touch and Believe), and a handful of supernatural medical shows. But here are 10 TV show ideas that keep coming back again and again. » 9/12/14 10:06am 9/12/14 10:06am

10 Movie Remakes We're Glad Never Happened

There is a plague of remakes sweeping across the land right now. While some remakes are decent or worthwhile, a lot of them are pointless at best and travesties at worst. And a lot of them are clearly terrible ideas. Here are 10 movie remakes we are overjoyed never got made. » 8/14/14 10:00am 8/14/14 10:00am

Flashback Wigs: The Best And Worst Of "This Is The Past" Hair

When TV shows and movies do flashbacks, they face a dilemma: They can cast a younger actor that looks like their star, sacrificing easy recognition, OR they can just slap a wig on their actor. They usually go with the latter, with... mixed results. Here are the best and worst of flashback wigs. » 7/10/14 1:45am 7/10/14 1:45am

Science Fiction vs. Fantasy Round One: Space Opera and Epic Fantasy!

In this year's edition of io9 March Madness, we're on a quest to find the greatest series in all of science fiction and fantasy. On Wednesday, we kicked things off by making eight classics battle it out just to make it into the tourney. Now it's time to start voting on the round of 64! » 3/14/14 11:18am 3/14/14 11:18am

8 ​Godawful Anime Adaptations of American Properties

America has had plenty of experience in taking awesome Japanese anime and making terrible adaptations of them. But for every Dragonball: Evolution, Japan has also borrowed one of our properties, and desecrated it in much the same fashion. Here are eight American casualties in this cross-pop culture war. » 3/04/14 11:30am 3/04/14 11:30am

What movie do you love, but have ZERO interest in seeing a sequel?

You can love something without wanting a second helping. Sometimes it's better to let the aftertaste linger. Which science fiction or fantasy movie do you absolutely love — but you wouldn't want to see a sequel to it? » 2/04/14 2:02pm 2/04/14 2:02pm

New Hints on the Terminator, Highlander and Fantastic Four Reboots!

Is Marvel really backtracking on the "Mandarin twist" in Iron Man 3? Also, Alan Taylor, director of Thor: The Dark World, seems to be inching toward a deal to direct Terminator. The first choice for Reed Richards in the Fantastic Four movie may be out due to scheduling conflicts. Spoilers now! » 10/31/13 6:00am 10/31/13 6:00am

The probably doomed Highlander remake gets director #3

Summit Entertainment has been trying to reboot the Highlander franchise for five long years, but they've been unable to find a director with that special talent of "waiting around indefinitely while the film languishes in development hell." Maybe the third time will be the charm. » 10/29/13 2:10pm 10/29/13 2:10pm

What killed the Golden Age of Cartoons?

Um, you guys realize it’s the government shutdown that leads directly to the mysterious apocalypse that destroys the U.S. and which I now currently wander around in delivering mail, right? I don’t want to ruin the surprise, but you should all start stocking up on underpants. Better than gold nowadays. Just sayin’. » 10/09/13 8:30am 10/09/13 8:30am

The time Highlander swapped the Quickening for the Redneckening

What do you get when you combine the Highlander TV series with the magic of the sexual assault-happy redneck antics of Deliverance? You get Marc Singer, you get pain, and you get the episode titled “Mountain Men,” but which I like to call “In the end, there can be only YEE HAW.” » 6/27/13 8:00am 6/27/13 8:00am

Ryan Reynolds flees the Highlander remake

There can be only... none? Ryan Reynolds has exited the long-in gestation/development hell remake of Highlander, in which he was going to play immortal Scotsman Connor MacLeod, leaving the project without a lead actor or a director. » 6/18/13 6:40am 6/18/13 6:40am

12 Great Science Fiction Actors Who Don't Get Enough Props

Science fiction is an actor's dream. The genre has created some breakout stars, like Harrison Ford, but it's also turned scores of working actors into beloved fan-favorites, who work the convention circuit. But here are 12 great science fiction actors who swing for the fences, and just don't get the appreciation they… » 5/17/13 10:31am 5/17/13 10:31am

12 Movies That Filmed Happy Endings You Never Saw

Everybody likes a happy ending... right? Actually, no. Sometimes a happy ending is the absolute wrong thing for a movie, because it throws away everything the film-makers worked to build up throughout the film. Sometimes, a movie has to end with fire, tears or blood. Here are 12 movies that had happy endings, but… » 5/08/13 10:04am 5/08/13 10:04am

50+ Glorious Opening Voiceovers from Science Fiction Movies

Behold the wondrous opening sequence of Spielberg's War of the Worlds. Any movie that starts with Morgan Freeman's cask-aged voice, telling us we're screwed, is off to a great start. Many science-fiction movies open with voiceover narration, which prepares you for greatness... or bombards you with backstory. » 12/11/12 2:00pm 12/11/12 2:00pm

10 Upcoming Science Fiction and Fantasy Movie Remakes (and Why They May…

Hollywood loves remakes. After all, old movies have instant name recognition, and material that's already been proved to work on the screen before. When remaking a book adaptation, you can draw on the previous movie as well as the source material. Of course, remakes are hit and miss — as witness the trail of films… » 7/31/12 10:00am 7/31/12 10:00am

Ryan Reynolds is the frontrunner for the Highlander remake — just let…

Is someone hellbent on finding the worst ways to make Ryan Reynolds a big ticket leading man? News of his next possible project has us scratching our heads — Reynolds might be the new lead in the Highlander reboot. Commence "there can only be one" jokes now. » 5/18/12 1:40pm 5/18/12 1:40pm

How Juan Carlos Fresnadillo will de-cheese his Highlander reboot!

The Highlander films — particularly the second one — are some of the cheesiest movies about immortal head-chopping to ever grace the Scottish highlands. But director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo thinks he knows how to strip the franchise of all its Velveeta trappings. » 3/21/12 7:30am 3/21/12 7:30am