Monday, August 08, 2005

News and Updates

George Lucas has noted that his next project will be for television and it will be an animated Clone Wars series as well as a previously noted Star Wars live action series.

Internet rumors have Indiana Jones 4 getting under way with Paramount eyeing a Feb. 2, 2007 release date. The rumors also have Harrison Ford agreeing to star.

Another franchise that refuses to die, Highlander, is gearing up for another installment to be called Highlander: The Source. It's the first of a trilogy detailing the Immortal's quest for the Holy Grail of their world.

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, the Hugo Award winning novel by Susanna Clarke is in the works for movie adaptation with Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liaisons) penning the screenplay.

Greg Grunberg (Agent Weiss) told TV Guide Online that he will be leaving ABC's Alias this fall after four seasons. Also on the Alias front, ABC has released this synopsis for the upcoming season starting on September 29:"After they both survive the crash, [Sydney] learns that the man she has known as Michael Vaughn is under investigation and suspected of being a double agent. She questions whether their business and personal relationship over the years had all been a lie. When Sydney discovers that she is pregnant with Vaughn's baby, she is determined to uncover the truth about him. Meanwhile, because of Jack's [Victor Garber] past betrayal by Irina [Lena Olin], he begins to worry that his daughter may suffer the same fate as he did. He will also have to deal with the fact that he will soon become a grandfather, while still learning how to be a dad. Sloane [Ron Rifkin] will have to do some soul-searching of his own, as he makes an unholy alliance in his desperate fight to find a cure for Nadia [Mia Maestro], who is still in a coma." Alias will be on Thursdays at a new time slot, 8:00.

Congratulations go out to Battlestar Galactica for winning a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form. It's fraggin' great!

Final Destination 3 is set to be released in theaters on Feb. 24th, and the Texas Chainsaw prequel, subtitled The Origin, is scheduled for an October 6th, 2006 release.

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