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Lemony Snicket aka author Daniel Handler is teaming up with Netflix to produce a new adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events. The Hollywood Reporter quotes Cindy Holland, VP of original content for Netflix, as saying:

“On the search for fantastic material that appeals to both parents and kids, the first stop for generations of readers is A Series of Unfortunate Events. We are proud to start work on a series for a global audience that already loves the books […] The world created by Lemony Snicket is unique, darkly funny, and relatable. We can’t wait to bring it to life for Netflix members.”

As you may recall, the books first came to life in a 2004 film starring Jim Carrey. The movie took the first three books and turned them into one movie, but there are 13 all together. They follow the story of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire as they try to solve the mystery of their parents’ deaths and keep away from Count Olaf. Snicket said of the partnership with Netflix:

“I can’t believe it. After years of providing top-quality entertainment on demand, Netflix is risking its reputation and its success by associating itself with my dismaying and upsetting books.”

Terribly, horribly dismaying and so very exciting!

(via The Mary Sue)

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Underwhelmed by the new Star Wars title? This bit of movie news will likely make up for it (then again, you might be irritated because “Toy Story 3″ wrapped things up pretty nicely).

Disney CEO Bob Iger made the announcement that “Toy Story 4″ will hit theaters in June 2017 during a 4Q earnings call. Variety is also reporting that John Lasseter will return to direct.

Lasseter is the chief creative officer at Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and DisneyToon Studios. He also directed “Toy Story,” “Cars” “Cars 2” and “A Bug’s Life”.

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Thanks to the Star Wars twitter account, we now have a title for Star Wars Episode VII.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is already sparking all kinds of questions. Notable amongst them is people wondering why there are no Roman numerals in the title. I think it’s a nod to the original trilogy which had the Roman numerals added later. But, who knows? Maybe we’ll see it down the road.

Either way, new title.

Check out the tweet after the break.

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Using Disney characters to divine the future is more popular than you’d think. We featured some Disney-themed tarot cards earlier this year, but artist Julian Rivera has put a fresh and beautiful spin on the idea. Julian shared four of her Disney tarot card designs so far, and He’s chosen Ariel (and a dinglehopper) to represent The Empress card, Snow White as The Fool, Ellonwy as The Magician, and Kida as The High Priestess.

See more of the lovely art after the break.

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Those old Atari E.T. cartridges that were found in a landfill in New Mexico last year have made their way to Ebay. You can bid on the games, which are going for as much as $100 each and include titles like Asteroids, Missle Command, Defender, and Warlords.

Now, before you go digging your old Atari console out of storage, remember, these cartridges have been buried for 30 years. The seller makes it plain that no one should be expecting these things to still be operable. It’s really about owning a piece of gaming history.

(Daily Dot via Kotaku)

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If you’ve ever longed for a communicator badge like the ones worn by characters in Star Trek, then OnBeep has a product for you called Onyx. They’ve made what is essentially a small, clip-on walkie talkie that you can wear near your face instead of attaching to a pocket on your pants. You need a smart phone or mobile device with bluetooth and data access to run Onyx, and the lightweight gadget (just over 1.5 ounces) operates with a light touch. You just have to find the right place to clip it onto your shirt.

The first production run should get to customers in December.

See more photos and the launch video after the break.

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First he battled Joss Whedon, now Nathan Fillion has gone saber-a-saber with the voice of Mass Effect‘s Commander Shepard, Mark Meer.

Meer’s staying with Nathan, which he says is “always a good time”. Heck, I vote we have more people stay over and make this lightsaber battle a regular thing!

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Somehow, Entertainment Weekly convinced the cast of the original Ghostbusters to get together for a little photo op. Amazingly enough, Bill Murray was there. No Rick Moranis though—that’s too much to hope for.

“We called up the original Ghostbusters and convinced Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman, Ernie Hudson, and Annie Potts to don the famous ghost logo once more as they shared stories about auditions, the Ghostbusters legacy, and the late Harold Ramis.”

It’s hard to believe the film debuted 30 years ago, and even harder to believe that Harold Ramis is gone.

See the video from The Today Show after the break.

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Cards Against Humanity got a special Science Pack at this year’s Bay Area Science Festival and it will be available for the masses sometime next year with cover art designed by Zach Weinersmith of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. A year is an awful long time to wait so here’s a look at some of the hilarious science-themed cards you’ll find in the deck. If you’re still not content with the sneak peek, then you can download the cards and start playing right this minute.

See more pictures of the cards after the break.

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News of a Captain Marvel movie pretty much had the nerdverse over the moon, but that didn’t stop everyone from asking for a Black Widow movie, too. Comics writer Nathan Edmondson has added to the clamor by writing a 6-page script for the film.

Emondson has been writing the Black Widow series throughout 2014, and when he caught wind of #BlackWidowMovie he decided that the best way to show his support was to write an opener for the non-existent film. The script looks absolutely amazing and you can just imagine Scarlett Johansson on the big screen delivering the lines and kicking butt. Now, to get the film green-lighted. Who do we see about that?

See his tweet and read an excerpt from the script after the break.

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