Neill Blomkamp Re-Clarifies How His Alien Movie Would Affect Alien 3

Age of Ultron will reveal the Avengers' darkest fears. Is Suicide Squad really like The Dark Knight? A closer look at some Jurassic World dinosaurs! The movie of Millar's Starlight is still happening. Plus, set pictures from Doctor Who, a cleaner look at Jem, and hints for what's to come on The Walking Dead.… » 3/02/15 6:00am 3/02/15 6:00am

Which Member Of The X-Men Is Guest-Starring In Deadpool?

Orphan Black's new season offers a look at what's in store for the Clone Club. An alleged extra on The Force Awakens teases some Han Solo dialogue. Plus, news from Fox's Minority Report show, Preacher and Supergirl. Lo, there are Spoilers in our midst! » 2/16/15 6:00am 2/16/15 6:00am

How Product Placement Took Over Science Fiction, From E.T. To Star Trek

These days, product placement is an accepted part of science fiction. We're used to seeing big brands splashed all over every TV show and movie about aliens or the future. But it wasn't always this way. Here's the quick-and-very-dirty history of how on-screen advertising became a science fiction mainstay. » 1/19/15 8:25am 1/19/15 8:25am

Which Version Of Green Lantern (If Any) Will We Meet In Justice League?

The new Star Wars may feature another woman in a slightly surprising role. Robert Kirkman explains why the Walking Dead spinoff will feel familiar, but also way different. Big changes are in store for Sleepy Hollow. Plus updates on Jurassic World, Blair Witch 3, iZombie, Orphan Black, 12 Monkeys and Westworld. » 1/19/15 6:00am 1/19/15 6:00am

Everything We Know About Ant-Man's Yellowjacket and His Surprising Ally

New info about who will play the young Jean Grey, Scott Summers, and Ororo Munroe in X-Men: Apocalypse. Details about the struggle that LEGO Batman will face in his solo movie. Dexter's Michael C. Hall is coming to Pete's Dragon!. And guess who will don the Arrow regalia next? Spoilers now! » 1/12/15 6:00am 1/12/15 6:00am

The Hottest Trend In Upcoming TV Shows? Remakes

Last year this time, high-concept ideas were making waves among the big TV networks. But according to Deadline this year's winning pitches were medical dramas, and remakes of old TV shows and movies. » 11/26/14 4:38pm 11/26/14 4:38pm

Has Suicide Squad Cast Two of Batman's Most Famous Villains Already?

A photo from the Arrow set reveals a change coming for a major character. Set video from Chicago shows Lois Lane with Superman. James Gunn talks Guardians of the Galaxy 2. We've got more details for the Minority Report TV series and a mysterious new Flash character. Spoilers now! » 11/10/14 6:00am 11/10/14 6:00am

Minority Report TV Series Will Take Place 10 Years After Tom Cruise

We won't have to wait long for Steven Spielberg's Minority Report TV show, because Fox just picked up this series. Plus we've got plot point details! » 9/08/14 3:07pm 9/08/14 3:07pm

Steven Spielberg Is Developing A Minority Report TV Series

Release the robot spiders! Steven Speilberg is developing a Minority Report pilot over at Amblin television. A PreCrime police procedural? Sure, we can see it. But will it start off by falsely accusing Chief John Anderton as a crime, or not? » 8/21/14 3:31pm 8/21/14 3:31pm

Criminologists explain why RoboCop, Dredd and Running Man make sense

Yesterday's dystopian thrillers about crime-fighting are tomorrow's perfectly rational solutions to the crime problem. At least, that's what a bunch of criminologists told The Atlantic. » 6/07/13 11:40am 6/07/13 11:40am

Minority Report really did predict the future

When you ask people to name their favorite science fiction films, you'll often hear them mention Blade Runner as the gold standard. My vote however, goes to a different Philip K. Dick adaptation: Steven Spielberg's Minority Report. Released ten years ago today, the movie is as important today as it was back then, when… » 6/21/12 1:44pm 6/21/12 1:44pm

Minority Report's virtual dressing room is coming to your Kinect

The virtual dressing room has been a bit player in movies as futuristic as Minority Report and as mundane as Clueless, but it hasn't come to your living room — at least not yet. But one company is developing a virtual dressing room that should work with a webcam or Kinect. » 1/14/12 10:00am 1/14/12 10:00am

A Guide to Tom Cruise's Genre Movie Acting: The Next Best Thing to Nic…

Tom Cruise is coming back! He's starring in a fourth Mission Impossible movie this weekend, and he's also set to star in two upcoming science fiction films: Joseph Kosinski's Horizons and the movie version of the Japanese alien-fighting novel All You Need Is Kill. » 12/15/11 1:23pm 12/15/11 1:23pm

A master of science fiction movie gadgets moves over to the real world

Mark Coleran, creator of "fantasy user interfaces" for films like The Bourne Ultimatum and Children of Men, is now focusing on solving real-world problems. John Pavlus with Fast Company Design explains. » 2/10/11 1:10pm 2/10/11 1:10pm

What are blockbusters made of? James Clyne's artwork.

Concept artist James Clyne began working in video games and then turned his sights towards designing films like Avatar, Transformers, Star Trek, and War of the Worlds. Clyne filled io9 in on his favorite designs and projects. » 6/20/10 2:05pm 6/20/10 2:05pm

Concept artist describes the scariest creature he ever created

Warren Manser is a concept art legend — you only have to look at his visually stunning work on Spider-Man, A.I., The Matrix and Minority Report. But one piece of movie concept art he created terrified him. What was it? » 6/16/10 3:30pm 6/16/10 3:30pm

Nathan Fillion Has Way Too Much Fun With Minority Report's Shiny…

The gestural interface that looked so shiny in Minority Report has turned up everywhere since then, and now it's cheap enough that it's in the FBI's war room, on Castle. Allowing Nathan Fillion to have too much fun bursting windows. » 3/23/10 11:00am 3/23/10 11:00am

New Interface Will Let You Fling This Article Across the Room


Oblong Industries recently unveiled its new "spatial operating environment," a computer interface that lets you pluck, stroke, and shuffle onscreen data with nothing but a pair of gloves. If you've ever wanted to punch the Internet, that day is approaching. » 2/27/10 10:00am 2/27/10 10:00am

In The Future, We Will Cook Dinner On Giant, Fiery iPads

Appliance manufacturer Electrolux recently unveiled designs for the Heart of the Home, a giant touchscreen stove that will grace the next generation's kitchens. Sadly, there's no robotic maid included. » 2/18/10 6:30am 2/18/10 6:30am

Dystopias Where We Want To Live

Science fiction is full of dystopias — and they've got the best interior design. These imaginative interiors and sexy architecture are almost enough to make us want to live in the worst possible worlds, just for the decor. » 12/30/09 12:00pm 12/30/09 12:00pm