How Rendezvous with Rama Might Look As A CG Film

Must Read: Arthur C. Clarke puts the smackdown on A.I. skeptics

Tod Mesirow traveled to Sri Lanka and interviewed Rendezvous with Rama author Arthur C. Clarke in 1995, and the full transcript was recently published in the L.A. Review of Books. Including Clarke's awesome rejoinder to people who don't think artificial intelligence is coming. » 7/29/13 2:46pm 7/29/13 2:46pm

100 Wonderful and Terrible Movies That Never Existed

For every movie that makes it to your local cineplex, there are dozens that never come into existence. In another universe, Mel Gibson directed Fahrenheit 451, Terry Gilliam directed Watchmen, and Batman fought Godzilla. The history of movies is crammed full of weird almost-weres and could-have-beens. A lot of people… » 8/10/12 1:48pm 8/10/12 1:48pm

10 Greatest Starships Of All Time

Starships are the coolest kind of vessels out there. They travel faster than light, they encounter strange new worlds, they turn space into their playground. But what are the coolest starships of them all? After much careful deliberation, we've come up with our definitive list of the 10 greatest starships in all… » 2/01/11 10:00am 2/01/11 10:00am

The entire plot of Thor is revealed, plus our first glimpse of Captain…

Natalie Portman discusses the rumors that she's joining The Dark Knight Rises and the Superman reboot. A super-detailed, super-spoilery Thor plot summary hits the net. Plus a second of Captain America footage, a Spider-Man reboot set report, and much more! » 1/03/11 6:00am 1/03/11 6:00am

Bradley Cooper may be the Flash, a major star rumored for Super 8, and…

Get the inside scoop on the world of Skyline and the characters of Deadpool. Martin Freeman still wants to be The Hobbit. Plus Rendezvous with Rama, Ghostbusters 3, 28 Months Later, Caprica, Fringe...and, just for fun, Eastbound and Down. » 10/12/10 6:00am 10/12/10 6:00am

Hey, Morgan Freeman: Here's how to make a Rendezvous With Rama movie

People have talked about turning Arthur C. Clarke's 1974 Hugo winner into a movie, but no one's done it. Should that change, here are some thoughts on how a Rendezvous With Rama screenplay should look. » 7/31/10 11:45am 7/31/10 11:45am

Arthur C. Clarke's "Rendezvous With Rama" Gets The Film School Treatment

Arthur C. Clarke's giant space monolith novel Rendezvous With Rama won't be getting a blockbuster film anytime soon, but this neat short from film students offers a tantalizing taste of what a Rama adaptation could be. » 5/02/10 10:00am 5/02/10 10:00am

The Case For Aliens Who Are Truly Alien

In James Cameron's Avatar, we're introduced to an alien race that we immediately take to: the almost-human Na'vi. But sympathizing with slightly-different people is easy. Here are few examples of sci-fi giving us truly "alien" aliens. » 12/25/09 4:00pm 12/25/09 4:00pm

Fincher Pulls the Plug on Rendezvous With Rama

Director David Fincher’s post- Benjamin Button » 10/13/08 3:00pm 10/13/08 3:00pm project has been somewhat of a mystery—a 3D/CG ? Brian Michael Bendis’ ? Matz's ? Oh god, not the ?!? But now it looks like we can cross at least one limbo-ing project off his to-do list: , based on the cerebral, 1972 novel by sci-fi great Arthur C. Clarke about about…

Metal Too Heavy For Paramount?

A remake of Heavy Metal, the raunchy animated movie about sexy robots and mostly nekkid amazons, has run into trouble. Paramount was developing the animated film, consisting of segments directed by David Fincher (Fight Club) and Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), with erotic and violent storylines by Steve… » 7/11/08 12:00pm 7/11/08 12:00pm

Whatever Happened To These 7 Awesome Movie Projects?

Remember when we were promised a remake of Fahrenheit 451, or a new Barbarella starring Rose McGowan? What happened to those movies? I want to see a futuristic Guy Montag (please cast Christian Bale.) The movies we get most excited about often seem to fall into the black hole of "in development." We've collected a… » 6/09/08 1:17pm 6/09/08 1:17pm

The Biggest Starship Of All Time, Revealed!

How does your favorite starship measure up against all others in science fiction? You need wonder no longer, thanks to Jeff Russell's Starship Dimensions, a site that obsessively measures the lengths of every spaceship ever and puts them all together in a handy chart. It turns out the Death Star from Star Wars is… » 2/21/08 12:40pm 2/21/08 12:40pm

David Fincher Catches Mutant STD From Charles Burns

Director David Fincher is going to direct Charles Burns' graphic novel Black Hole, based on a screenplay by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary, which is a creepy quartet in itself. If you haven't picked it up by now, Burns' black-ink heavy story deals with a group of teenagers who catch a bizarre STD called The Bug, which… » 2/21/08 11:00am 2/21/08 11:00am