X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE
They may not be much to look at, but Superhero Hype has the first set photos from the mutant minded movie filming in the southern hemisphere.
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar was quoted at Sci Fi Wire as being skeptical about a silver screen version of her take on the character. "We had a lot to overcome on a TV show," Gellar said. "Everyone's like, 'Why would you do that?' So then to go back [to a movie] feels kind of hard ... One of the reasons [the original Buffy movie] didn't really work on the big screen--and people blamed Kristy, but that's not what it was--is the story was better told over a long arc. And I worry about Buffy as a 'beginning, middle and end' so quickly. ... You show me a script; you show me that it works, and you show me that [the] audience can accept that, [and] I'd probably be there. Those are what my hesitations are."
According to World's Finest, the next new episode is called "Attack of the Terrible Trio," which will be seen February 2nd, 2008 on the Kids' WB. The titles for the remaining episodes this season are "What Goes Up...," "The End of The Batman," and "Lost Powers, Part One" and "Lost Powers, Part Two."
The network has posted a video clip from the February 2nd episode.
WGA STRIKE WATCH: DAY SEVENTY-NINE
Informal talks between the studios and the Writers' Guild are supposed to start today to clear the communicantions impasse that's held sway since December 7th.
At the Sundance Film Festival, a strike panel discussed what's likely to happen today.
Two bits of news remind us that the strike is not over. First, WGA member and former lawyer Alfredo Barrios made a post analyzing the scant information available about the DGA deal and another MLK-related picket is scheduled for today at Paramount Pictures.
Finally, the New York Times investigates the secret of how soap operas are still running, claiming that "A handful of writers, for 'All My Children,' 'One Life to Live' and 'General Hospital' on ABC and 'The Young and the Restless' on CBS, have officially crossed picket lines to return to work in recent weeks, invoking a guild designation known as 'financial core,' or financial need" but that much of the writing is being done by "network executives, producers, secretaries and, some union members insist, scabs who are either writing sub rosa or slipping plot points to management."
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