Science Fiction News
2:12 PM 2/13/2014 by Senh Duong
Robocop opened a couple weeks ago in Asia to take advantage of the Chinese New Year holidays and took in a solid $5.5M from three small territories. I can see why after a press screening. One of the key locations in the film is China, although I think Hollywood needs to think just a bit harder than rice paddies to represent the country.
9:39 AM 2/13/2014 by Jeff Giles
It earned nearly $600 million worldwide and pulled in decent reviews, but Will Smith's I Am Legend has never been regarded as the kind of world-beating blockbuster that automatically guarantees a sequel -- which is part of why a proposed prequel and/or sequel have languished in development hell since Legend's 2007 release.
12:47 PM 2/12/2014 by Binh Ngo
With Neil Burger not returning to direct the Divergent sequel Insurgent, Lionsgate has turned to R.I.P.D. helmer Robert Schwentke, according to Deadline.
Divergent is the big screen adaptation of Veronica Roth's first novel of her sci-fi trilogy. Divergent is followed by Insurgent, which is then followed by Allegiant.
7:50 PM 2/11/2014 by Binh Ngo
What does an A.I. want to do once it's sentient? Why, go online, of course! The second trailer to Wally Pfister's directorial debut is here. Check it out below (via HeyUGuys).
Transcendence marks cameraman-turned-director Wally Pfister's first movie in the director's chair, after lensing nearly all of Christopher Nolan's movies.
Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him.
10:28 AM 2/10/2014 by Jeff Giles
Warner Bros.' attempts to produce a live-action version of the classic anime Akira have so far amounted to a giant boondoggle, with a lot of fan angst and one jilted director (Allen Hughes) to show for it. Jaume Collet-Serra has had his own bumpy road with the project, with rumored budgetary concerns scotching one early attempt, but he re-entered negotiations with the studio last fall, and it sounds like things are finally on track.
7:19 PM 2/6/2014 by Jeff Giles
Before we get into the details here, first things first: Number One, this is a rumor (for now) that started in the U.K. tabloids, so take it with a grain of salt. Number Two, mild potential spoilers lie ahead, so beware.