12 Most Unfaithful Movie Versions of Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

Tomorrow, Max Brooks' acclaimed novel World War Z becomes a movie... well, sort of. They kept the title. Actually, World War Z is just the latest in a long line of films that depart from the books so much, they're basically a brand new story. Here are 12 science fiction and fantasy movies that toss the book out the… » 6/20/13 10:13am 6/20/13 10:13am

Hit Movies That Everybody Thinks Were Flops

The history of genre movies is littered with massive, lavish failures — movies that took hundreds of millions of dollars and tossed the money down a sinkhole. But some of the movies that everybody "knows" were box office disasters actually did really well, when you look at the numbers. » 1/05/12 9:00am 1/05/12 9:00am

Shipmates In Love: The Best Real-Life Scifi Couples

Wonderful news, scifi lovers - Lisa Bonet (Life On Mars) and Jason Momoa (Ronon from Stargate Atlantis) are expecting another little bundle of joy. This will be the second child for the couple (Bonet's third), and we send those two nothing but interstellar good wishes. Their happy news got me thinking that this is a… » 10/17/08 7:30am 10/17/08 7:30am

Another Jumper Makes Me Want To Jump To My Death

There's actually talk of a sequel to the underwhelming teleporting-mutants-vs-fundies movie Jumper, according to star Hayden Christensen. The studio is "having those conversations, I hear about them," Christensen explains. But would he reprise his role as David Rice? Most likely, he says: "It was set up to become that — a … » 6/09/08 1:40pm 6/09/08 1:40pm

Jumper: Here's Why You Should Skip the Movie and Just Read the Book

Jumper may have made $30 million at the box office this past weekend, but the original book has been out for more than 16 years, and they don't bear much resemblance to each other except for the main character's name and the teleporting. In fact, once the book was optioned and turned into a movie, author Steven Gould… » 2/21/08 8:40am 2/21/08 8:40am

5 Reasons Scifi Does Better In Movies Than In TV

Why is science fiction so much hotter at the movies than on television? People have wondered for a while. Recently, the universally panned Jumper and the blah I Am Legend and Cloverfield have hit big. But the well-received Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is on the brink of cancellation. We explain this strange… » 2/20/08 9:30am 2/20/08 9:30am

Which Will Suck Less: Jumper or Knight Rider?

This weekend pits the teleporting deadpannisms of Hayden Christensen in the movie Jumper vs. Val Kilmer's monotone as KITT in Sunday's Knight Rider TV movie. So which one will be less sucky? We've already weighed in with our Jumper review, and we've given you a look at some clips from Knight Rider. Will you be watching … » 2/15/08 8:40am 2/15/08 8:40am

io9 Talks To Jumper Director Doug Liman

If you charted Doug Liman's directing career, you'd see a big spike in popularity when he jumped from indie films like Swingers and Go right into the Bourne trilogy. He's hoping to continue in the mainstream, high-concept Hollywood vein with his new film Jumper, opening in select theaters today. The movie follows young … » 2/14/08 12:40pm 2/14/08 12:40pm

Teleportation, Paladins, and Underground Lairs — What Could Go Wrong?

I'm going to lay it on the line for you: I can't resist a movie with Paladins in it. So as soon as I discovered that the bad guys in the movie Jumper were Paladins? Led by a white-haired, god-talking Samuel L. Jackson? Well, I forgave the flick for a lot of things I probably wouldn't have if the bad guys had been from … » 2/14/08 9:00am 2/14/08 9:00am

The Abomination Has Weird Feet In Hulk Movie

Welcome back to Morning Spoilers, where we dumpster-dive the Internet looking for the secrets of upcoming science fiction. And once again, we're fixating on toys, because a toy fair gave some hints about the uniforms and sets of the new Star Trek, and a new toy gives away the look of a major character in the Incredible … » 2/11/08 6:00am 2/11/08 6:00am