"Unfilmable" Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Somehow Got Filmed

Next week sees the release of Cloud Atlas, the movie version of one of the most famously unfilmable books of all time. But Cloud Atlas isn't the first supposedly unfilmable book to make it to the screen. There have been several classic novels that everybody thought couldn't be captured on film — until somebody did it.… » 10/19/12 1:12pm 10/19/12 1:12pm

Alan Moore hangs out with V for Vendetta-masked Occupy protesters

V For Vendetta writer Alan Moore and artist David Lloyd have admitted in interviews that they're tickled that the titular character's Guy Fawkes has become a protest standard. But Channel 4 went one step further and took the hirsute master to Occupy London to meet the masquerade. Alan Moore's chilled with John… » 1/13/12 8:00am 1/13/12 8:00am

Ten Tired Movie Plots That Need to Show the Villain's Perspective

There are a few storylines that you see in movies over and over again. This is generally not a bad thing; they work. But even if every movie that took up these tried-and-true plots were perfect, repetition can get, well, repetitive. With just a little tweak, however, they could be fantastically interesting tales. » 7/01/11 10:00am 7/01/11 10:00am

How to overthrow the government: tips from 10 scifi revolutionaries

It's the July 4 weekend, so naturally our thoughts turn to independence, and bloody, lovely revolution. Unfortunately, overturning your colonial rulers is hard work. So we've collected tips from the ten greatest science fiction revolutionaries, to help you prevail. » 7/02/10 12:41pm 7/02/10 12:41pm

Speed Racer Designer Explains Future City's "Carchitecture"

Owen Paterson designed the bleak cityscapes of the Matrix movies and V For Vendetta, and now he's creating the candy-colored neopolises of Speed Racer. Not to mention concept cars with wheels that can turn a full 180 degrees. We tracked him down in Sydney, Australia and asked him about the visual influences behind… » 4/03/08 2:15pm 4/03/08 2:15pm