Comic-Con 2011 News: The scoop on THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN reboot

Andrew Garfield is Spider-Man in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN | ©2011 Sony Pictures/Marvel

With THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN rebooting the film franchise with new Peter Parker Andrew Garfield and new director Marc Webb, at today’s 2011 Comic-Con press event producer Avi Arad discussed why they went the reboot route as opposed to a fourth chapter in the Sam Raimi/Tobey Maguire incarnation of the franchise. “Most of you are aware we started on the way to do another movie, but our director [Raimi] and cast and us realized there wasn’t enough newness,” says Arad. “There was not a new story to tell. As we started to discuss this movie and what we wanted to make, […]Read On »

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SDCC 2011 News: Was EXPLOSION the alternate title to PROMETHEUS?

ALIEN movie poster | ©1979 20th Century Fox

While speaking to the press at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con, LOST co-creator Damon Lindelof spoke about scripting the new Ridley Scott directed film PROMETHEUS, which depending on who you speak to, is a thinly veiled prequel to Scott’s 1979 ALIEN. In coming up with a title, Lindelof says he wanted to come up with something “pretentious” like INTENTION. “PROMETHEUS makes the movie sound much smarter and much better than my original title EXPLOSION,” Lindelof says with a grin. Lindelof does go on to say that the title is very key into the story of the film, since Prometheus was […]Read On »

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SDCC 2011 News: PROMETHEUS star Charlize Theron wishes she got into shape for the new sci-fi film

Charlize Theron in AEON FLUX | ©2005 Paramount Pictures

While Sigourney Weaver clearly has some big shoes to fill now that Ridley Scott is helming a loosely connected prequel to his 1979 classic ALIEN, casting Charlize Theron in the new film called PROMETHEUS surprisingly didn’t require the actress to get into shape. “I was going to do MAD MAX, so I started training for that for six months,” says Theron. “I would be lying if I said I was training for this.” Her character of Meredith Vickers is more business-like than kick-ass heroine, which got very interesting for the actress. “I’m the Suit,” she says. “I have a very […]Read On »

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SDCC 2011 News: PROMETHEUS details finally revealed on ALIEN-inspired film directed by Ridley Scott at Comic-Con

The first image of Ridley Scott's new ALIEN prequel PROMETHEUS | ©2011 20th Century Fox

While speaking to the press at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con, writer-producer Damon Lindelof (LOST)  finally revealed the secrets behind the new film PROMETHEUS that he penned and produced for director Ridley Scott. What started off as a prequel to Scott’s 1979 classic, ended up becoming its own entity. However, details were scarce until today as Lindelof spilled some of the secrets. “I think from the beginning Ridley has been very cryptically obtuse about it,” says Lindelof. “There are some very big ideas in PROMETHEUS, thereby it covers a vast space of time – the past present and future. Is […]Read On »

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Exclusive Coverage from the 2011 COMIC-CON – DAY 1 & 2 (July 21 & 22, 2011)

COMIC-CON 2011 - DAY 1 and 2 (July 21 & 22, 2011)

Yes, it’s that time of year again – COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2011 has arrived and the ASSIGNMENT X staff are already at the CON gathering all the news that we can cull together for our loyal readers. Check back here (or refresh this page – your choice) for all of our updates throughout the day. We’re also going to be updating on Twitter and Facebook – you can check us out by clicking the links below. Click on Link: COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL BREAKING NEWS AND INTERVIEWS DAY 2 (July 22, 2011) Click on Link: Andrew Garfield talks about playing Peter Parker in […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: GOONIES 2: LEGEND OF SLOTH? Only on Fox’s BREAKING IN series

© 1985 Warner Bros. | Jeff Cohen and John Matuszak (as Sloth) in THE GOONIES

During the BREAKING IN press event at WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco, executive producer Doug Robinson reveals that a fictitious THE GOONIES sequel will be the center of an upcoming episode of the Fox series about a group of  misfits at a high-tech security firm run by Christian Slater. “We actually do an episode based at [San Diego] Comic Con which we created on the Sony lot where [the team] are protecting THE GOONIES sequel, GOONIES 2: LEGEND OF SLOTH,” Robinson says. “There’s a lot of references such as that in this show. It was great, we had all these […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: Why BREAKING IN debuting in April a good thing

Christian Slater in BREAKING IN - Season 1 | ©2011 Fox/David Johnson

During the BREAKING IN press event at WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco, executive producer  Doug Robinson thinks that debuting the series in April is actually a positive rather than a negative. “I think it is a huge advantage, especially when you have AMERICAN IDOL as a lead-in,” Robinson says about the series which focuses on a high-tech security firm of misfits. “You know that at least you are going to get a lot of people that aren’t going to watch anything at 9:30 p.m. because the families are done watching TV. I would take seven episodes to watch a show […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: SPARTACUS: GODS OF THE ARENA creator Steven S. DeKnight steps back in the arena – Part 1

Antonio Te Maioha in SPARTACUS - GODS OF THE ARENA | ©2011 Starz

Most TV series have their share of growing pains, but with Starz’s SPARTACUS, the behind the scenes complications have been almost as epic as the onscreen story. Shot in New Zealand with green-screen backgrounds to accommodate the surroundings of ancient Rome, the first season, SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND, starred Andy Whitfield as the title hero in his days as a slave/gladiator. The show was a major hit for Starz in its thirteen-episode run last year, and its ending, with the gladiators rebelling violently against their masters, seemed to set the stage for a Season Two depicting the beginnings of the […]Read On »

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