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5 Most-awaited Sci-fi Movies

2024 seems like it’s gonna be an incredible year for sci-fi flicks! Sci-fi movies are a big deal in Hollywood, and there are a bunch of awesome releases on the horizon. Get ready for some epic movie adventures!

Kingdom Of The Planet Of Apes

This sci-fi action movie is directed by the one and only Wes Ball. Mark your calendars for May 2024 ’cause that’s when 20th Century Studios is dropping it.

Something you wanna know—it’s been ages since Caesar had his moment, and now, this young ape is embarking on a journey. What’s he up to? He’s about to question everything he thought he knew about the past. It’s gonna be a wild ride, so keep those eyes peeled!

Rebel Moon: Part 2

Rebel Moon

Guess what’s hitting Netflix in the spring? “Rebel Moon—Part 2: The Scargiver”! It’s dropping in April 2024! And if you’re a Snyderhead, get excited for not one but two “Snyder Cuts” of Parts 1 and 2, packing in an extra two hours of footage. The first cut is hitting us early in 2024.

Now, in the second part, get ready for some action. Kora and the surviving warriors are gearing up to defend Veldt, their new spot, alongside the locals against the Realm. The warriors are facing their pasts, spilling the beans on their motivations, all before the Realm’s forces roll in to crush the rebellion that’s been growing. It’s gonna be one heck of a ride!

Kalki 2898 AD

This upcoming Indian sci-fi epic called “Kalki 2898 – A.D” is directed by Nag Ashwin and is a dystopian flick based on Hindu scriptures. It’s set in the post-apocalyptic world of 2898 AD. It’s got a star-studded cast with legends like Prabhas, Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, and Bollywood beauties Deepika Padukone and Disha Patani. It’s gonna be a wild ride through time and space with these cinema giants!

Dune: Part 2

Dune: Part 2

It’s a 2024 epic from Legendary Pictures, directed by the genius Denis Villeneuve and brought to you by Warner Bros. This one’s the sequel to the 2021 hit, continuing the journey from the 1965 novel “Dune” by Frank Herbert.

It follows Paul Atreides as he teams up with the Fremen people on the desert planet Arrakis to fight against House Harkonnen. Strap in for a ride through a world of intrigue, battles, and interstellar drama – it’s gonna be one heck of a cinematic journey!

Mickey 17


“Mickey 17” is the next big thing in American sci-fi by Bong Joon-ho. The story is based on Edward Ashton’s 2022 novel, “Mickey7.” The story is about a sort of disposable employee sent on a mission to colonize the icy world of Niflheim. The catch? When one version bites the dust, a fresh body comes in, memories mostly intact. It’s like a never-ending cycle of regeneration set to release in 2025!

Ready To Delve Into A New World?!

It’s a thrilling cinematic ride ahead, promising to transport audiences to imaginative worlds, making the future of sci-fi cinema look incredibly promising. Stay tuned for these blockbusters and prepare to be swept away into the realms of the extraordinary!

Nolan & Bale Talk Dark Knight

This month sees the release of the long awaited Batman: The Dark Knight the sequel to smash hit movie Batman Begins. In a recent interview for UK Movie Magazine Empire both Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale talked about how they think this new movie will be different from previous Superhero movies.

British Director Christopher Nolan is not really known for doing superhero movies or for that matter sequels – Batman Begins back in 2005 was new territory for the director. Prior to that he was best known for directing movies like Memento, which examined the darker aspects of humanity – some, of which he brought to his first Batman movie.

Nolan when asked if it felt strange to be making a sequel at the behest of a studio revealed that he felt a little liberated by it.

“There are limitations in terms of having to meet certain expectations and then trying to exceed them. So this is probably the first film I’ve done that is completely linear in form, because that felt very much the way it should follow on from Batman Begins. But I didn’t actually see that as a limitation. Taking on a sequel is actually quite liberating. Normally, however you’re addressing the material, you have to explain who people are. You have to show certain movements in the narrative in the first third to get to a particular point. With a sequel you don’t have to do any of that. You can just jump straight in.”

The Bruce Wayne and Batman we see in Batman: The Dark Knight is different to the guy we saw in the first movie. According to Christian Bale the first movie was about Bruce Wayne reaching for his power and finding his calling.

“He has it. So it’s a totally different mindset that he’s in.” Bale says, “He’s somebody having to hold on to and retain power, and he has to become accustomed to the responsibility that comes with it, instead of being a sort of angry young man who’s trying to find a way to hit out without damaging the wrong people. Now you’ve got somebody who finds himself more needed than ever. That was never the plan. The plan was that he would return to what he could make as much of a normal life as possible. He’s finding that it’s… He can’t escape it, you know?”

Over the last decade or so Superhero movies have come and gone – but the sequels to these movies have often fallen into the trap of utilising to many of the colourful characters from the comic book universe. Most recently Spiderman 3 was guilty of this and the critics butchered the movie for trying to do too much in the allotted 2 hours. The Dark Knight has a fair few characters in it from the Batman Universe – the main two being Heath Ledger in his final movie role as The Joker and Aaron Eckhart in the duel role of D.A. Harvey Dent/Two Face. When challenged about the potential pitfalls of having to many characters in the new Batman movie Nolan is quick to counter.

“Yes, but the ambition has to be to make a film that in some way moves on and develops the world you’re in,” argues Nolan. “Otherwise you’re just making a TV show – you’re making episodes of the same thing. When a sequel’s done badly, you take pot – shots at it and say, ‘Why did they stuff all these extra characters in?’ But when it worlds well, whether it’s The Godfather: Part II or The Empire Strikes Back, nobody complains. You have to try and expand it, and you have to try and do it well. In genre terms, if the first film had a very noirish quality to it, then what we’ve done with this film is taken on the dynamic of a story of the city, a large crime story. The broader canvas demands more characters to fill it. The audience accepts that type of storytelling where you’re looking at the police, the justice system, the vigilante, the poor people, the rich people, and the criminals. I’m hoping it’s the sort of film that Michael Mann always does very well, like Heat…” Nolan Smiles “…But with the occasional psychotic clown running through it.”

In other Batman: The Dark Knight news Digital Spy reports that star Christian Bale has hit back against fans and Critics who’ve been calling for Heath ledgers final performance to be cut from the movie. Some have even gone as far as saying that the movie should not be shown.

Heath Ledger who passed away in January from an accidental drug overdose plays the Joker. One scene in particular that may not make it into the movie sees him being carried off in a body bag.

“I know there are a lot of people out there who don’t think this movie should be shown,” Bale admitted. “But, if you’re asking my opinion, I think that’s bloody insane. I also think it’s an insult to Heath and everything he stood for. I don’t think anything should be cut – I think it’s the movie he wanted to make.”

“The guy was brilliant. He was a fantastic actor and he put everything into this part,” Christian continued. “I absolutely know without question that he would have wanted everyone to see it. For me, this is a celebration of what he did best – entertain people…respect the man. This is what he did. This is what he wanted to do.”

Anderson On His Race With Death

Perhaps one of the more intriguing prospects this September is the pending release of new updated version of the classic Roger Corman, B – Movie Death Race 2000. This movie made in 1974 tought a whole generation the best way in which to run over their grandmother and even score points for doing so – and to this day remains a cult classic in the hearts and minds of the baby boomer generation.

The original starred David Carradine as champion Death Race driver Frankenstein who would go to any lengths to win the Death Race event. His main rival was played by a young up and coming actor at the time Sylvester Stallone who played the role of Machine Gun Joe. The action was comic book – and the movie was spiced up with odd shots of nudity and sexual content like the majority of Cormans movies at that time. It was all good fun and perhaps the closest a movie could come to an adult comic book in the 1970’s. The plot – what little there was revolved around a future society which had broken down to the point of getting their jollies through watching a bizarre barbaric Death Race played out on Television – if only Big Brother could be like this – I mean 13 weeks man.

The remake of this movie is being handled by Paul W.S. Anderson who is perhaps best known for his work on the Mortal Kombat Movie. It stars British actor Jason Statham and features Ian McShane in the role of Death Race coach.

Anderson talked a little about his take on Death Race in last months Empire Magazine – below are a few snippets from his interview in the mag.

Death Race has been a subject close to Andersons heart for quite some time. In fact this movie has been 12 years in the making. It first came up over a dinner conversation he had with famed movie producer Roger Corman who asked Anderson what movie he’d like to make next… The answer of course was Death Race.

Since that conversation Anderson has revisited the 1974 movie on a number of accasions and came to the conclusion that in order to update the movie he’d need to re-imagine it.

“It really has dated so badly,” he admits, “and it’s nowhere near as cool as you thought it was. In many ways I’m remaking the movie that I remembered seeing rather than the actual movie that it really is.”

Anderson confirms that all elements from the original Death Race 2000 remain – only this movie is set in the near future in a America that is going through a second great depression. You still have characters from the original such as Machine Gun Joe – only this time out the Death Race is raced by Prisoners as part of a sick and twisted reality television show to entertain the masses. Statham plays the role of Jensen Aimes who is a prisoner who has been thrown in jail for crimes he didn’t commit. The warden of the Prison offers him the chance to race for his freedom in the Death Race – an offer he reluctantly after some coaxing accepts.

“It’s the idea of reality television run amuck, brutal voilance for entertainment,” says Anderson. “Where Corman’s film was very low – budget, we’re spending some significant money and big resources.”

One thing you won’t see in the new ‘Death Race’ is CGI. All the car crashes are for real. Anderson has latched onto the idea of making his movie as realistic as possible – following a trend, which was set in 2005’s Batman Begins.

“We’re all rust and grime and dirt and voilance and blood. We’re very much going to be an R – Rated movie.”

What’s interesting about Death Race 2000 is the fact that it was probably among the last of the great B – Movies. In the latter part of the mid 1970’s B – Movies slowly become a rarity as the likes of Steven Spielberg created the Summer Blockbuster out of what were very much B – Movie plots.

“You know, the B – movie has become the high concept for a movie, from Jaws on,” he says. “Steven Spielberg made a film about a f_____ shark eating people – that’s about as B – movie as you can get, and that became the box – office monster that reinvented Hollywood. That’s why Death Race is a very cool idea for a reimagining, and a lot of planning and effort has gone into making this an extremely good A movie.”

Death Race comes to UK theatres on 26 September.

‘Star Trek’ Is For Everyone

The news issue of Empire Magazine just out in the UK features a brief preview of the new J.J. Abrams ‘Star Trek’ movie.

The article which features a couple of quotes from Abrams tells of how the new movie will be a Batman Begins style reboot of the Star Trek franchise – intended to appeal as much to the mainstream movie audience as it will to the fans. The idea being that no one gets excluded.

“The whole point was to try to make this movie for fans of movies, not fans of Star Trek necessarily,” he explains. “It was an opportunity to take what I think has been a maligned world and treat it in a way that felt genuinely thrilling.”

To date very little has been revealed about the movie – other than a few sneaky photographs and a small report by Harry Knowles of popular internet website Ain’t It Cool News. All fans have had to go on is a brief movie promo, which is a camera, panning across the saucer section of the Enterprise while it is being constructed – and in spite of this fans seem to be very supportive of Abrams.

“We’ve made sure we’re serving the people who are completely enamoured with Star Trek.” Abrams insists. “But at the same time, this film is so unlike what you expect, so unlike the Star Trek you’ve seen. I can tell you that the idea of the universe of Star Trek has never been given this kind of treatment.”

As ever Abrams is careful not to give too much away – which to my mind is encouraging.

Atlantis Season 4 DVD Promo

SG-1 STAR AMANDA TAPPING JOINS THE ATLANTIS TEAM IN THE QUEST FOR THE LOST LAND
Five Disc Set Features All 20 Episodes and More Than One Hour Of Exclusive Never-Before-Seen Content
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Los Angeles, CA – Explore the limits of an uncharted galaxy when Stargate: Atlantis Season Four plunges onto DVD July 8, 2008 from MGM Home Entertainment. Created from the legacy of “Stargate SG-1″, the longest-running, scripted, made-for television science fiction series in U.S. broadcasting history, Stargate: Atlantis recently received the 2008 People’s Choice Award for Best Sci-Fi Television Series. In Season Four, SG-1’s Award- Winning star Amanda Tapping crosses over as the new leader, joining the Atlantis cast as television’s favorite astrophysicist Commander Samantha Carter, along with the return of Jewel Staite (‘Firefly,’ ‘Serenity’) reprising her role of Dr. Keller, a physician who joins the Atlantis expedition.

The fourth season also continues to deliver out-of-this world excitement and amazing adventures with exceptional visuals chronicling the voyage of the Atlantis team in the Pegasus galaxy. Stargate: Atlantis Season Four boasts a talented ensemble cast including Joe Flanigan (The Other Sister), Rachel Luttrel (Imposter), David Hewlett (”The Triangle”), Jason Momoa (”Baywatch: Hawaii”), Mitch Pileggi (”The X-Files”), and is executive produced by Brad Wright, Robert C. Cooper, Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie. Closely timed to the release of the highly anticipated new feature length DVD and Blu-Ray premiere of Stargate Continuum, “Stargate: Atlantis” Season Four includes 20 thrilling episodes on five discs and features cast and crew commentaries, deleted scenes, photo galleries, the first “Atlantis” blooper reel and more. The DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $49.98 U.S / $69.98 Canada.

Stargate: Atlantis Season Four DVD Contains

The Stargate: Atlantis Season Four DVD is compiled on five discs (widescreen, anamorphic, aspect ratio 1.78:1), and is presented in English 5.1 and English, French and Spanish subtitles. In addition, the following episodes and special features are exclusive to each disc:

This set features all epsiodes of the 4th season and is loaded with special features such as commentary tracks by the various writers and producers as well as two movie trailers of the straight to DVD movies Stargate: The Ark Of Truth and Stargate: Continuum.

Stargate: Atlantis season 4 will beam over to all good DVD stores on July 8, 2008.