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What Happens When AT-AT’s Aren’t In Hoth

Not all AT-AT’s are made alike.

In fact, some never wanted to take on rebel scum.

This image from flickr user “lunchbreath” showcases just a few of the best.  Personally, I love SPAT-AT.  He’s a real gentleman.

Source: Flickr.

All You Need Is Kill…and $3 Mil.

This is sort of a surprise.  In a day and age where more and more movies either are sequels to existing franchises or are remakes of long lost favorites, Warner Brothers has gone ahead and dropped a lot of money on a new property – $3 Million, to be exact.

What’s worth $3 mil? The adaptation of a Japanese Sci-Fi novel titled All You Need Is Kill.

While I have little doubt that the title will be changed for the US audience before it hits theaters, the plot sounds REALLY cool.

As stated by the scoopers at

The storyline puts a Groundhog Day plot device into a futuristic alien invasion storyline. A raw recruit, pressed into battle against an alien species, gets killed in action. But he is reborn each day to suffer the same fate. Eventually, he notices that he is becoming a better warrior and that other circumstances are changing, which might be the key to altering the outcome.

Apparently the deal involves an “aggressive production schedule”, so we could see this movie on screens in just about a year!  Either way, I might just have to check out the novel.

Next stop: movie studios putting out this sort of cash for new and ORIGINAL ideas by untested writers!

Source:  Warners Makes 7-Figure Spec Deal For Japanese Novel ‘All You Need Is Kill’ –

You’ve Seen Him Take On EPISODE 1, Now He Takes Out EPISODE 2

The crazy man behind RedLetterMedia made himself internet infamous for taking on the much maligned first Star Wars prequel…

…and now he’s back to take on Episode 2: Attack of the Clones.

With a whopping 88 minutes of destruction used to tear this film apart, grab a snack, and click play on part one.

RUNAWAYS Has a Director?

With Scott Pilgrim hitting theaters this August, up next in the “Marty’s favorite comics get filmed” list is an adaptation of Bryan K. Vaughan’s Runaways.

Runaways, a story about what happens when a group of teens discover that their parents are a group of supervillans, has long been a favorite comic of mine, and they’re starting right at the top with a quality director.

The question is – which scoop is right?

The main one, which I’m running with, is that Peter Sollett, best known for directing Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist will be helming the film.  I think he’s an inspired choice, who’d nail the proper tone for the film.

This hasn’t stopped a second scoop from appearing, however, stating that Runaways will be handled by a comic fan favorite, who even did some writing on the comic in the past…Joss Whedon.

Either way, I’m excited. We’ll find out which is right soon enough, I’m sure.

Source: Marvel Taps Sollett For `Runaways’ –