May 262007
 

Speed_Racer

All kinds of hero goodness coming to the silverscreen right now with He-Man and Wonder Woman on the way.

Well, it looks like “Speed Racer” is in pre-production now according to IMDB and starts filming in Berlin June 5 2007 with a release date in mid 2008. To top it off it’s being Directed and written by the Wachowski brothers (Matrix movies)!

If you’re not familiar with Speed Racer, the first thing you need to do is go to Netflix and get the DVDs of the TV series in your queue. The second thing you need to do is punish yourself for the lack of geekiness (you choose the punishment, talk to a girl or sit in the front row or something).

So far we know the cast consists of:

sm_Speed_Racer Speed – Emile Hirsch EH_SR

Trixie Trixie – Christina Ricci CR_SR

Racer_X RacerX – Matthew Fox MF_SR

Mom_Racer Mom Racer – Susan SarandonSS_SR

POPs_SR Pops Racer – John GoodmanJG_SR

Casting Goodman as ‘Pops’ is spot on, good call. Fox as ‘Racer X’, I can see that, too. The rest of the cast is probably OK with the exception of Ricci, she just doesn’t strike me as ‘Trixie’. Ricci was chosen over Elisha Cuthbert and Kate Mara (!?!)

Speed Trivia coming soon…

 Posted by at 6:27 am
May 252007
 

WW_hero

While looking up info on He Man for the previous article I stumbled across an interesting little tidbit.

Apparently “Wonder Woman” is in production with a proposed release date of 2009. Here’s the WW IMDB page.

Oh let us pray this tale of our Amazonian superhero becomes reality :roll:

 Posted by at 9:54 am
May 252007
 

heman

Warner Bros. and producer Joel Silver (‘Matrix’) are working with Mattel to turn “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe” into a live-action film. They’re overhauling the 80’s superhero in an effort for Warner to compete with the upcoming Transformers release this July.

And for Mattel, success in this movie could mean an entire relaunch of their toy line.

From Variety:

The franchise has been reimagined by the producer and the writers and pitched to Mattel as a classic good vs. evil battle, using the kind of visual effects strategy employed in “300.” A warrior is touted as the last hope of a magical land called Eternia, which is being ravaged by technology and the evil Skeletor.

Link to Variety

 Posted by at 8:54 am
May 252007
 

Here is Computerwold’s Top 10 list of those old school elite skills that are going, going, almost gone.

Check out the article to see #1, it’s only fair to not steal their thunder, right? 😀

  1. ?????
  2. Nonrelational DBMS
  3. Non-IP networks
  4. cc:Mail
  5. ColdFusion
  6. C programming
  7. PowerBuilder
  8. Certified NetWare Engineers
  9. PC network administrators
  10. OS/2

Link

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 Posted by at 12:54 am