Seth Green has built up a long résumé as actor, writer and producer in a relatively short time, and he's about to add first-time movie director to the list. He tells Moviehole that he plans to direct The Freshmen, an adaptation of a comic book he and Hugh Sterbakov created for Top Cow Productions. (Hey, that's my old alma mater, too!) The story, as Green describes it, is a cross between Revenge of the Nerds and X-Men, and revolves around a group of misfit kids just starting off in college only to find themselves beset by mostly minor super powers. One guy compulsively hoards nuts, another has intoxicating belches, and another guy's lengthy endowments suddenly give "freshman fifteen" a whole new meaning.
In an effort to spread the love and not alienate any one online entertainment news site (except maybe us), Paramount Pictures has released a crop of photos from J. J. Abrams' Star Trek set, dropping "exclusive" shots (one each) all across the Internet. MTV.com posted the one they got -- which I consider the best of the lot, a pretty righteous shot of the Enterprise bridge, with Kirk, McCoy, Spock, and a little bit of Sulu -- plus thumbnails and links to all the other ones around the 'net. They also spoke with co-producer Damon Lindelof, who dropped a bunch of hints on what the photo means, etc. Some of the juicier tidbits lie ahead, if you're avoiding anything spoilery...
When I first heard about a movie in the works called Fanboys -- the tale of five twentysomethings driving cross-country to steal a copy of Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace -- I thought, "Really? They want to steal The Phantom Menace? Why?" Then I remembered back to right before Episode I came out, and how excited I was about it... and I still couldn't believe it. But then, I was graduating college in May of 1999, so I guess I was a little distracted, but my friends and I must have seen it on opening night, didn't we? Maybe? I honestly can't remember. Obviously, I'm not a die-hard, lifelong Star Wars fan like the characters in this movie. (Although I did buy the Episode I soundtrack, for some reason.) So while Fanboys sounded funny, and like something I might want to see, I didn't obsessively count the minutes until it came out. A good thing, too, because it didn't come out for another three years.
We've been watching the commercials and trailers for the movie Push for a while now, and we're pretty psyched to see it in theaters. In fact, we're more psyched to see the psychic shenanigans of Push than we are to see every single remaining episode of Heroes Volume 4, a.k.a. "Fugitives." After the disappointment of "Generations" and the further disappointment of "Villains," we'd prefer to see super-powers in the hands of people who will actually do interesting things with them, and not just act stupid, visit the future and let themselves get tricked all the time. Here are our reasons Push is the best Heroes episode ever, and why Friday night is our new Monday night.
Fox is getting together a team. Specifically, they're getting together The A-Team. The studio hopes to launch a movie franchise based on the '80s TV action series. So far, Ridley and Tony Scott are set to produce and Joe Carnahan of Smokin' Aces will direct what he promises to be a "real and accessible" movie that's not overly cheesy. Although... a little cheese would be okay, right? Right. Other '80s shows have made the jump to the big screen, like Miami Vice, even though it bore little resemblance to the original. A movie version of The Greatest American Hero also appears to be in the works. (My Will Ferrell-dar pings every time I read something about that project.) So I got to wondering: What other shows from the decade of parachute pants, frosty blue eyeshadow and popped collars could be turned into movies? Who would star in them? Who would direct? Here are just a few possibilities.
Adorkable geek hero Seth Green was on the morning radio show Opie and Anthony this morning promoting the hell out of his Robot Chicken: Star Wars special. That's cool and all, but that's not what really grabbed my attention, since I'm still bitter about having to sit through like an hour of random Star Wars/Indiana Jones talk in a really hot auditorium at the New York Comic Con earlier this year just to hear Green and his partner-in-crime talk about the aforementioned special. What got me all excited was that Green mentioned that he'd just recorded commentary for the 10th anniversary edition of teen flick Can't Hardly Wait. I'm so excited that I'm going to bust out my best orthopedic-looking shoes just for the occasion. (I've got to thanks to my husband for the tip, since he apparently has time to listen to the radio in the morning.)