After “Firefly” was wrongfully canceled, and “Driver” never made it to the finish line, b-action hero Nathan Fillion is going to attempt to be in another television series.

Variety reports that ABC Studios has picked up Fillion’s pilot, “Castle”, to go to series for midseason.

The show “stars Fillion as a novelist who helps the NYPD solve homicide cases. Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Susan Sullivan and Stana Katic also star in the comedic procedural from ABC Studios. Andrew Marlowe wrote the pilot and exec produces with Armyan Bernstein, Rob Bowman and Laurie Zaks.”

“Castle” joins four other shows that ABC put an order out for, including; “The Unusuals” starring Amber Tamblyn, and Adam Goldberg, “Cupid” from Rob Thomas and starring Bobby Cannavale, “Single With Parents” starring Alyssa Milano, Annie Potts, and Beau Bridges, and “Better Off Ted” with Jay Harrington and Portia de Rossi.

Posted on August 26th, 2008 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Today is shaping up to be one great day. First the rumor that Linda Hamilton might be returning to the Terminator franchise, and now we get a report that “Maniac Cop 4” is in the works! The Maniac Cop series (the first starred the icon known as Bruce Campbell… who also cameos in the second one) is one of those crazy cult horror series that started in the late 80s at the height of the slasher genre and released two sequels in the early 90s before disappearing (for what I thought would be forever). “Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence” ended with a wink at the audience and the door wide open for another go around.

And now, 15 years later, we might finally get that next go around. Fangoria is reporting that William Lustig, the director of all three of the Maniac Cop films, announced at a screening of the original film this past week that he had gotten the sequel rights back for Maniac Cop. He went on to say that he is currently preparing “Maniac Cop 4” along with Larry Cohen, the franchise’s sole screenwriter.

Hopefully Lustig and Cohen get the support and freedom that they need to make this picture. I for one would love to see it on the big screen, but would definitely settle for a DVD if the film were to go that route instead.

Pause.com just brought a smile to my face by the sheer possibility that Linda Hamilton might have signed on to appear in all three films of McG’s Terminator trilogy.

The site claims that a studio source confirmed Hamilton’s involvement, but one of Hamilton’s reps said that they hadn’t heard about this, but that Linda would be interested in it. You can read the original report here.

With James Cameron and Arnold both giving their blessing to the film (and rumors that Arnold might even be making a voice cameo in the film), I can picture this rumor planning out to be true. Hamilton decided to not return in Terminator 3 because she did not like the script and the fact that Cameron wasn’t happy about the picture. With Bale citing the script as the main reason that he signed on to a trilogy, we have to believe that it’s good. Plus, it has been years since Hamilton had a juicy role, and there is no better part bring her back into the spotlight than the one that made her famous in the first place.

Man, I hope this rumor pans out. And I still hope that they change the name from Terminator Salvation.

The Associated Press is reporting that “American Idol” is adding a fourth judge to its eighth season.  Who will be joining Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson? That honor goes to Kara DioGuardi, a song writer who has penned tunes for Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Gwen Stefani, Celine Dion, Faith Hill, and Carrie Underwood, among many others.

Mike Darnell, the president of alternative programming at Fox, commented that this move adds “a lot more `girl power’ on the show,” and Simon Fuller, the show’s executive producer/creator adds that DioGuardi “is a smart, sassy lady, and one of America’s most successful songwriters. We know she will bring a new level of energy and excitement to the show.”

Personally, I’m not so sure about this move. While it will add a fresh element to the show, I think it was also slow it down. Now we’ll have to wait trough another judge’s opinions before getting to the actual heart of the show, the singing. 

I have no idea why this isn’t one of the most popular sites on the net. Pandora is a personalized online radio station. Not only is it really easy to use, but you don’t even need to register to get started. Right when you get to the homepage, the site asks you what artist or song you are in the mood for. From there, your personal radio station chooses music with similar styles that it thinks you might enjoy. If you don’t like a particular song, you give it a thumbs down, it shuts right off (moving on to the next song), the station apologies and promises not to play that song or others too much like it again. If you decide to register an account with Pandora, then you can save your stations and listen to them at any time. The longer you have a station, the more songs that it learns that you like or dislike, which makes sure that you never have to change the station. You can hear it for yourself here.

Posted on August 25th, 2008 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Here are a few articles and vids to help you get through your morning coffee…
  • Nic Cage joins Matthew Vaughn’s comic book adaptation of Kick-Ass. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • The trailer for Transporter 3 is out! The action is of course non-stop. (IGN)
  • Did you know that Cobra Commander appeared in an episode of Transformers? (YouTube)
  • Obama introduces Biden as has running mate. Yeah, I know this has nothing to do with entertainment, but it seems important enough. (CNN)

EA Mythic, the company behind Spellbinder: The Nexus ConflictAliens OnlineStarship Troopers: Battlespace, and Dark Age of Camelot, are gearing up to release their newest Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG or MMO for short), Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning

The game features Realm vs. Realm gameplay combat, which means you’ll be fighting with and against other real players in a never ending war of the worlds. You can find out more info about the game at its official site and watch an awesome cinematic for the game below.

How long do you think it will be until they make this into a movie? In the very least an animated feature.

Posted on August 24th, 2008 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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