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Some film news tidbits

Here’s some news on films this blog’s been following:

Check out the new poster from the FoxFaith site for The Last Sin Eater, due out February 16. (For more on that film, go here.)

Also, check out the fast-spreading rumors (see here and here) that Sam Raimi will be offered the role of director for The Hobbit. Raimi (who got this blogger’s respect during his Xena/Hercules days) is best known for his work on the Spider-Man films. Interesting days.

Nativity execs reportedly went through a “class taught by clergy about the events of the film, which has its Vatican premiere this Sunday. (Small comment note: this article notes that Nativity’s New Line is known for producing “notable secular material as The Wedding Crashers, Lord of the Rings, and Nightmare on Elm Street.” Hmm. Interesting composition in that list. See the disconnect?) Also, Ghost Rider has a new trailer. And there’s a few tidbits on the eleventh installment in the Star Trek film franchise, including the involvement of William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.

Speaking of Star Trek, on the small screen George Takai (aka Sulu) will beam aboard Heroes (a fav of this blog) for a role as Hiro’s father. Interesting thing about the fellow who plays Hiro, Masi Oka: this former full-time special-effects artist at George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic studio has an IQ of 180+. Which means he can actually theorize using real science speak on how his character bends time and space, which you can read here if you are as geeky as I am, heh. And one other tidbit, fav-of-this-blog Battlestar Galactica is moving to Sundays in January. I can’t remember where I read it, but apparently the series was receiving too much competition from other networks. I have another theory: It needs to lighten up here and there its storyline, which has been horrendously dark this season.

That’s it for now.

(Image: FoxFaith)

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