(h/t The Retroist)
|Holding your drink and back issues of Omni...boldly.|
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Well, I don't know that it makes me want to buy comics from them, but I might ask them to help find an aggressive business solution to managing my marketable paradigm in a fast-paced global economy. Their logo makes me think they'd be good at that.It does look more like a logo for a marketing firm rather than a company that publishes comic books. Personally, I prefer their more famous "bullet" logo they used from 1976 all the way up to 2005.
|I can't tell if that one astronaut is happy or losing his mind.|
|I think those might be the droids everyone is looking for!|
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As for "Akira," which has only "Tron: Legacy" star Garrett Hedlund locked, the studio is by no means pulling the plug. Insiders said a new writer will probably be brought on over the next two weeks to focus on character elements and particularly on the pic's look. While no one's yet been offered the job, studio is said to be eyeing Jonah Nolan ("The Dark Knight," "The Dark Knight Rises") and Michael Green ("Green Lantern").And in related news, they're casting more white people to play Japanese characters!
WB prexy Jeff Robinov met with the "Akira" team to discuss several issues, including who would land the second lead opposite Hedlund. Choices had been narrowed down to Michael Pitt and Dane DeHaan, but the studio wanted to wait until after the holidays to decide. Now that decision will be delayed further.I said it in the previous post about this, but it bears repeating: Fuck you, Warner Bros, fuck you.
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|Can we all just agree that Benedict Cumberbatch is a very handsome man?|
Warner Bros is pushing the pause button on Akira.Quote via The Hollywood Reporter.
The project, which has been through several incarnations, is being shut down in the face of casting and budgetary issues. The production offices in Vancouver are being closed, with below-the-line talent and crew told to stop working. "Everybody is being sent home," according to an insider.
|I wants it to be reals!|
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"It was always supposed to be a secret, but I finally told George (Lucas) I didn't think it was fair any more," Hamill told Starlog magazine, referring to the legendary director and producer. "Bob worked so bloody hard that he deserves some recognition. It's ridiculous to preserve the myth that it's all done by one man."
...hackers at the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin are dreaming of creating their own network of communications satellites and ground stations to forestall any attempt to control the internet.