For those of you who are unfamiliar with George R.R. Martin’s novella The Ice Dragon, it’s set in the same world as GoT, and deals with a terrible dragon that leaves frozen desolation in its wake. Tor Teen is releasing a new edition of the classic work, and artist Luis Royo is providing the illustrations. As you can see, they’re truly wonderful.
Check out more pics and the official description of The Ice Dragon after the break…
[click to continue…]
Zygons, Daleks, Weeping Angels, Sontaran, Sandminer robots, Cybermen, Mummies and Silurians—this new Monster Collection features eight Doctor Who adventures with eight iconic monsters. It’s the perfect thing to tide you over until the Peter Capaldi era begins.
The good news is that we are giving away a complete set to a lucky Nerd Approved reader! Head on past the break for all the details on how to enter.
[click to continue…]
The Last of Us is coming to a theater near you… eventually! The popular game focuses on a couple of humans, Joel and Ellie, trudging across a wrecked world filled with Clickers, Bloaters, and all manner of nasty creatures. We don’t know how it will adapted for the big screen, but the creative director for the game, Neil Druckmann, is penning it. That’s promising. Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures is set to produce, and Screen Gems will distribute.
We’ve seen plenty of post-apocalyptic worlds portrayed in films, but that’s also true for video games. It stands to reason that if The Last of Us can make waves in gaming, they can bring a fresh approach to the movies too. Just imagine how awesomely terrifying the Clickers will look! Someone will have to tell me because I’m too much of a wimp to check it out.
(Deadline via /Film)
Remember Batkid? Like you could forget. Five-year-old Miles Scott warmed our hearts in October when he performed superheroic feats across the city of San Francisco in partnership with Make-A-Wish. Batkid’s crimefighting days aren’t over however—he was supposed to appear in a special segment on the Oscars with Andrew Garfield – a.k.a Spider-Man. Even though they rehearsed on Saturday, the feature got pulled on Sunday and Garfield was conspicuously absent at the ceremony.
Rumors are circulating that Garfield didn’t attend for personal matters or that it was because the Oscars decided to cut the segment because it didn’t fit with the tone. I don’t think it’s fair to attack or judge Garfield since we don’t know specifics. I’m sure Batkid was disappointed, but Garfield apparently did make up for it by going with Miles and his family to Disneyland on Monday (the Academy Awards paid for the trip). Batkid and Spider-Man together at Disneyland? Sounds like an okay resolution to me.
See a pic of the rehearsal after the break.
[click to continue…]
The trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has been released and it looks like the 9-year wait was worth it.
The new film, slated for release on August 22, is adapted from Frank Miller’s graphic novel A Dame to Kill For. Like last time, Miller is co-directing with Robert Rodriguez and we’ve got some familiar faces like Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, and Mickey Rourke. But we’re also getting Joseph Gordon-Levitt as hard luck gambler Johnny, who seems to have been born for noir and I’m sort of redonkulously happy to see Powers Boothe.
Head after the break to see the trailer.
[click to continue…]
Fox News is gonna have to come up with some new graphics in the “War On Christmas” stories, because Santa’s getting an origin story that’s rooted in Viking mythology, called Winter’s Knight.
Sony Pictures will be teaming up with Kon-Tiki producers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg and writers Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton to bring a script to life that’s loosely based on L. Frank Baum’s 1902 book “The Life And Adventures Of Santa Claus.” Presumably it features Santa as a Viking Warrior who fights yetis 364 days a year and then gives out their heads as presents for Christmas.
What? It would be so cool.
Photo via caiomm.
(Deadline via io9)
Now that The LEGO Movie has proven what little bricks and blocks can do, Minecraft wants to get in on the action.
Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros just acquired the rights to Minecraft with Lego Movie producer Roy Lee and Jill Messick on board.
It’s going to be interesting to see what they do with the adaptation given both the similarities and differences between the properties, but seeing as how The LEGO Movie turned out fantastic, I’m not worried.
How about you? Do you think Minecraft can make the transition?
(Deadline via The Mary Sue)
Lego Cuusoo has turned some fantastic nerdy properties like Back to the Future and Ghostbusters into our favorite toys, but Doctor Who has never been on that list. The reason came down to licensing rights which prohibited Lego from building anything Whovian…until now. An update to Lego’s project guidelines has given Doctor Who a thumbs up, so what are you waiting for? Break out those Lego bricks and start building that TARDIS!
(The Brickfan via Bleeding Cool)
According to Variety, Adam Driver has been cast as the villain in Star Wars Episode VII.
Sources tell Variety that while no deal is done yet, the “Girls” actor is close to signing on to play the villain in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode VII.” Exact details are unknown, but the character is said to be in the vein of iconic “Star Wars” villain Darth Vader.
The Girls actor has been among those names floating around the rumor pull, but scheduling concerns with the HBO show and the upcoming Star Wars installments were holding up the decision.
The delay in making a decision was due to scheduling issues with “Star Wars” and his HBO show “Girls.” Sources say it’s not just Season 4 that was the hangup, but also future seasons, since future “Star Wars” installments could also coincide with upcoming seasons of the HBO Lena Dunham comedy.
Sources are now telling Variety that scheduling issues have been resolved and that a deal should be finalized in the coming days.
According to Variety, the studio offered no comment on the cast but now that the script is finalizing and shooting starts in April, it’s very likely we’ll see more casting news soon.
(via Variety / Image via Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com)
Ready to get more excited about series eight of Doctor Who? Not only do we get a new Doctor in Peter Capaldi, we get a new series regular. Meet Danny Pink. Actor Samuel Anderson plays the teacher at Coal Hill School who will join the series… somehow. And yes, Coal Hill School should sound familiar. Clara teaches there (as seen in The Day of the Doctor) and the 1st Doctor’s companions taught there, too. Hmm. Here’s what Steven Moffat has to say about Danny Pink:
‘For the fourth time in Doctor Who history, Coal Hill School is coming to the aid of the TARDIS. In 1963 teachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright accompanied the First Doctor. These days it’s the turn of Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald. And very soon now, Sam Anderson as Danny Pink will be entering the world of the Doctor. But how and why? Answers are coming later this year in Peter Capaldi’s first series of Doctor Who!’
Anderson sounds exceptionally excited to be part of the beloved series:
‘I was so excited to join Doctor Who I wanted to jump and click my heels, but I was scared I might not come down before filming started! It’s a quintessential part of British culture and I can’t believe I’m part of it. It’s an honour to be able to work alongside Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman and I can’t wait to show people how my character becomes involved with such a fantastic duo!’
Since I’m not the biggest fan of Clara, I think this is great news. It will be nice to have someone else around for the Doctor to rely on. My only concern is that they’ll make him a love interest for Clara. Since we’ve recently experienced the Amy and Rory relationship, I hope they stay away from repeating the same theme.
(DWTV via TMS)