Today has been a rather interesting day for Science Fiction related news regarding SF on screen.
We all know that John ‘loves‘ him some Blade Runner. Therefor, I think he’ll find this bit of Blade Runner news interesting. It looks like Joanna Cassidey, the actress who played the replicant Zhora, has just recently finished shooting some new scenes for the upcoming special release. Why is Ridley Scott going all Lucas on his film? Well, it seems he and John both dislike the Director’s Cut of the movie, and, unlike John, Scott can actually do something about it. One other thought: How is it that Scott, the director, who created the Director’s Cut (allegedly), can be unhappy with the existing Director’s Cut? The mind boggles.
Moviehole is reporting that the short lived series, Dead Like Me, is being revived as a feature film. No word on casting, but getting Mandy Patinkin gives the produces the chance to have him say: “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed me. Prepare to die!”
John has already detailed CBS’ plans for a zombie prime time TV show, but they are also producing a pilot for a show called Demons, about a priest who is fighting against Satan. Nothing new, really, except it will be on prime time TV. I likes me some zombies so it’ll be interesting to see how a relationship show couched in a zombie format will actually play out. Something like: “How was your day, dear?” “BRAINS!!!!”
The History Channel has obtained 94 short documentaries from George Lucas, which it will air over the coming months. These documentaries were shot in conjunction with The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones TV series, but were never aired. Hopefully this will tide you over until Indy 4 is in the can. No word on whether Lucas plans to go back and edit his documentary to make the cops shoot at Al Capone first.