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Well, this was bound to happen eventually: after decades of peace between "Star Wars" and "Doctor Who" nerds, a giant brawl erupted at a British sci-fi convention in Norfolk (yeah, never heard of it either). It isn't clear how tensions were sparked, but one can only assume it was over whose basement apartment is the coolest. Apparently there was no "assault," but you can better believe some harsh words were exchanged about who is better at "Halo."
The BBC report, which is funnier than anything on The Onion today, with the added perk of being real, said that "trouble flared" at the fourth annual Norwich Sci-Fi and Film Convention at the University of East Anglia, which is organized by the Norwich Star Wars Club. Two things are immediately striking: isn't "troubles" how British people politely describe the decades of violent tension with Northern Ireland? Okay. Just checking. Secondly: this was held at a college? »
- NextMovie Staff
Last year, director Peter Travis and screenwriter Alex Garland brought Judge Dredd fans a cool hard-r take on the character to the big screen called Dredd. The movie turned out to be great. For the most part, fans were happy with what the movie had to offer. It got positive reviews, but for some reason general audiences didn't embrace it. $45 million was spent making the film. Unfortunately, it only made $35.6 million worldwide. Because of that, I thought for sure that the prospect for a sequel was dead and buried. Apparently that's not the case! In a recent interview with Collider, Karl Urban revealed that there's still hope for Dredd 2!
Interestingly enough, I did have breakfast with Alex Garland this morning. It’s not off the agenda. Clearly everyone has woken up to the fact that an audience has found this movie and loves it. It’s entirely possible, and if »
- Joey Paur
London, May 16: Police was called in to break up an altercation between 'Star Wars' fans and 'Doctor Who' buffs at a sci-fi convention in Norwich.
The fight broke at the convention - organised by the Norwich Star Wars Club - after one fan reportedly told another buff that he will "knock his f****** head off" after members of the rival Norwich Sci Fi Club came there to get some autographs, the Sun reported.
44-year-old Jim Poole, Nsfc treasurer, and three pals visited the 4th Norwich Sci-Fi and Film Convention. »
- Meeta Kabra
Fans of the comic series Judge Dredd have been clamoring for a worthy big screen adaptation for years. The 1995 Sylvester Stallone-fronted iteration missed the mark entirely, but director Peter Travis and screenwriter Alex Garland brought a harneded, R-rated take on the character to the big screen last year with Dredd. The film received generally positive reviews and a fantastic reception from longtime fans of the comics, but it didn’t exactly strike a chord with general audiences. Against a budget of $45 million, the pic only grossed $35.6 million worldwide, making the prospect of a sequel rather slim. Steve recently caught up with Dredd star Karl Urban for a phone interview in anticipation of the release of Star Trek Into Darkness, and Urban revealed that there’s hope yet for a Dredd 2 given the first film’s recent cult status. The actor noted that he has been in touch with Garland »
- Adam Chitwood
Following on from the two posters we brought you a couple of days ago, here’s the first trailer for the Dredd fan-film Cursed Edge, a short film directed by Oliver Hollingdale and starring Kiarnie Camp, Darren Carver, Damien Gerard, Jade Rambaut and Steve Eames, which is based upon the Judge Dredd Universe following stories from the published case-files 2000Ad – taking inspiration from the recent movie starring Karl Urban.
Make sure to like the film’s official Facebook page for more info on the short. »
- Phil Wheat
Dredd and machine. Karl Urban, aka Judge Dredd, aka Bones, gives TV a try in the new Fox drama “Almost Human”, in which Urban plays a cop who hates “synthetics”, which is perfect because he gets partnered up with one. Ain’t that always the case, though? Check out the first trailer and promo images for the J.J. Abrams-produced show. But then again, isn’t everything “produced” by Abrams these days? Of course, when the full extent of your “producing” begins and ends with attaching your name to a product, it’s pretty easy to produce a dozen shows at once. Such is the case here, I suspect. This action-packed police drama set 35 years in the future centers around the unlikely partnership between a part-machine cop and a part-human robot. Executive-produced by Emmy Award winner J.J. Abrams (“Fringe,” “Lost,” the “Star Trek” and “Mission: Impossible” franchises) and creator J.H. Wyman (“Fringe, »
Metal Made Flesh is a trilogy of illustrated cyberpunk noir novellas from the Subversive Comics stable that revolve around three assassins, each bound by fate to a mysterious cyborg known as Clay. The first to be released, Flesh is actually the third book of the cycle but in common with the other two, Metal and Made, is a standalone tale that can be read out of sequence.
What follows is an entertaining and gripping story of the hit and its aftermath which, perhaps unsurprisingly, doesn't quite go to plan. Written by Jeremy Biggs, Flesh is solidly constructed in an engaging noir style that brings to mind the more fantastical fiction of Harlan Ellison, and the world of Tuaoni unashamedly has its roots in the worlds of Blade Runner and 2000Ad. Griznor's Funhouse in particular is something that wouldn't be out of place in Mega City One, and works well because of this, »
With the trailer due very soon, check out these two posters for Judge Dredd: Cursed Edge. Produced by Sunnymeade Films, Judge Dredd: Cursed Edge is a short film based upon the Judge Dredd Universe following stories from the published case-files 2000Ad, taking inspiration from the recent Dredd movie starring Karl Urban.
Make sure to like the film’s official Facebook page for more info on the short. »
- Phil Wheat
Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find a fan-film starring Judge Dredd comic character Judge Minty; infomercials in a galaxy far, far, away; your Roger Rabbit dreams brought to life; all 65 episodes of My Little Pony shown simultaneously; a Game of Thrones wedding photoshoot; and a vintage Doctor Who shirt. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!
If you have any Geek Picks of your own, please send them to srgeekpicks(at)gmail(dot)com and you may be featured on a future post!
To kick things off today, GeekSugar has the 10 Favorite Geeks From ’90s TV Shows.
Judge Minty Fan-Film
- Justin Vactor
Ahh Free Comic Book Day-Boxing Day (or Revenge of the 5th to some), with all the hustle and bustle of yesterday behind today is the day we can sit back, relax and enjoy all our fancy new swag. With so many options to choose from this year, and those mean ol’ comic store employees only letting us pick 3 (well, my store anyways) this year was filled with hard decisions. Luckily the calibre of the grabs made sure everyone went home happy. So let’s see what how some of the books fared this year:
Superman: Last Son of Krypton Special Edition
Art: Adam Kubert
Cover: Jim Lee
- Sean Tonelli
Manborg was released to DVD this week by Dark Sky Films. Directed by Steven Kostanski, the movie has characters and a style straight out of a 90′s video game, and was inspired by his love of 80′s and 90′s genre films. I had a chance to interview Steven Kostanski, who told me about the challenges of getting this project finished, the movies that served as his inspiration, and his surprise that Manborg already has a cult following:
Thank you for taking the time to talk with Daily Dead. Can you tell our readers about your work in special makeup effects? Specifically, what have you done on Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, and Resident Evil: Retribution?
Steven Kostanski: I started working in prosthetic make-up effects right after graduating high school. I worked on lots of low budget horror movies and a few tv shows before moving out to Toronto where I »
- Jonathan James
To coincide with the theatrical release of DreamWorks Animation’s 3D comedy adventure Mr. Peabody & Sherman on March 7, 2014, Idw Publishing along with long with DreamWorks Classics and Bullwinkle Studios have partnered together to bring Rocky & Bullwinkle, Boris & Natasha, Snidely Whiplash, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, and Dudley Do-Right back for comic book fans commencing this fall.
“Jay Ward’s characters and concepts are landmarks in animation storytelling, and they remain as funny and relevant as ever,” said Idw President Greg Goldstein. “The phrase ‘fan-favourite’ is often overused, but in this case, it’s well-earned and justified. We’re thrilled to add these brands to our ever growing list of all-ages titles.”
Mega-City One has to contend with an invading army of Martians; however the alien force may have underestimated the capabilities of the local law enforcement officials, in particular a certain Judge Dredd. Featuring the creative talents of Dredd writer “Action” Al Ewing, »
On paper the new Star Trek video game has everything going for it. Hot on the heels of wunderkind Jj Abrams’ reboot of the classic science fiction franchise (and there’s a sentence I’ll no doubt be writing again in a couple of years), Trek is probably as hot a property now as it has been since the heady days of The Next Generation, and so a decent game based on the ludicrously successful 2009 movie should be a no brainer, shouldn’t it?
Given that it’s been in development for three years and features not only the likenesses of all of the new generation bridge crew – the roll call being Chris ‘Kirk’ Pine, Zachary ‘Spock’ Quinto, John ‘Sulu’ Cho, Zoe ‘Uhura’ Saldana, Simon ‘Scotty’ Pegg, Anton ‘Chekov’ Yelchin and Judge Dredd himself, Karl ‘Bones’ Urban – but their voices as well, and that it’s been written by Marianne Krawczyk »
Matt Smith’s Judge Dredd Year One continues to show us the first year of Judge Dredd’s massive career. Yet, the first year is virtually identical to the first. Smith doesn’t manage to tread any new ground and spends the issue wasting a lot of time building to the only satisfying part of the issue: the... Read More »
Back in the mid-nineties when Blockbuster Video (Rip) was king of the home video rentals, they held a video game contest. A customer would select a certain game which was tailor made for the competition, then complete the challenges while an employee kept score. Over on the Super Nintendo side, they had Donkey Kong Country. Over on the Sega Genesis side they had Judge Dredd. While most kids my age favoured Dkc, I leaned toward the game that starred a complete bad ass, wearing a cool helmet. This was my first taste of Judge Joseph Dredd.
After the competition, which I lost, Blockbuster left the demos out for the general public to play. I would go, day after day, to play the one minute level over and over again. I soon learned that Judge Dredd was a comic book character, and being the fan of comics that I am, I »
- Sean Tonelli
While I'm a fan of the wackier side of sci-fi shows airing on the SyFy network (Eureka, Warehouse 13), the more dramatic actioner Continuum came as a welcome surprise. Focusing on a futuristic cop - Protector Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols) - who finds herself thrown back in time 65 years to our present day, Continuum explores what happens to the future when events are changed in the past. The series, created by Simon Barry, could easily have fallen victim to anachronistic gags and time-travel tropes. Instead, smart writing, fast-paced action and an increasingly complicated plot make Continuum a show worthy of binge watching in a weekend. Hit the jump for my review of season one of Continuum on Blu-ray. For those of you who are already familiar with Continuum and are fans of this welcome addition to the SyFy lineup, you'll be happy to hear that the show has been renewed for a second season. »
- Dave Trumbore
by Brett White
Wednesday is new comic book day, which also means it's new potential-movie-source-material day. Here are all of the comics and collections out today starring the comic book characters from the movies and television shows of today, tomorrow and yesterday.
Of particular note this week: get in on the ground floor of Jonathan Hickman's "Avengers" run with the "Avengers World" hardcover, check out the continuing adventures of Clark Kent with the first "Smallville: Season 11" paperback, and catch up with last week's Hero of the Week in "Captain America" #6.
» Iron Man #8
» Justice League #19
» Savage Wolverine #4
Story by Frank Cho, art by Frank Cho, colors by »
- Splash Page Team
“Idw Limited’s Judge Dredd books are among the most beautiful collected editions I’ve ever seen,” said Carlos Ezquerra. “Their incredible respect for the source material has been a joy to see. When they asked if I wanted to be involved in this special edition, I couldn’t pass it up! It felt like a way to give fans something really special, and to remember and re-visit some of our first stories.”
The 250 copy Red Label edition includes a hand-built slipcase featuring 12 lithographs and exclusive hardcover signed by Judge Dredd co-creators John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra. The Blue Label version, the 25 copies will have a tray case, the lithograph portfolio, signatures from Ezquerra and Wagner as well as »
“Due to massive (and mysterious) technology glitches, Mega-City One continues to spiral into chaos, and Judge Dredd has no weapon, no ride, and no backup. Which wouldn't be a problem if he didn't have to square off against an alcoholic face-breaking robot and an entire city seemingly out to kill him!”
Idw clearly didn't listen last month.
Here we are a few weeks on, and I sit here having read issue six of Judge Dredd. Last time out I was annoyed, but the story looked promising so I went relatively easy on it.
This month however, I am feeling far less charitable. 16 pages directly relate to the main story, and I don’t think enough happens. If I were paying for this I’d be sorely disappointed. As easy it would be to leave it there, I will elaborate.
- Chris Cooper
A couple of key new photos starting with the first photo of Ben Stiller in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. There's also a shot of "Castle" star Nathan Fillion in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, and some more photos from Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring.
"William Friedkin, the director behind the original 'The Exorcist', says that 'there isn't one sequel to 'The Exorcist' that's worth a bucket of warm spit… I had nothing to do with them. If I had, I would be ashamed'…" (full details)
- Garth Franklin
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