The Final Destination (which was released in both 2d and 3d formats) earned $28 million in its first weekend. Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds came in second with earned $20 Million ( a 47% drop from last week. Halloween II (the sequel to the remake of the franchise) took third with about $17 million in earnings. In other geeky news, District 9 is going strong with fourth place and 10.7 Million (and a total of $90 million.) G. I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra took 8 million for fifth place. Other sci-fi movies in the top ten were The Time Traveler's Wife (seventh) Shorts (eighth), and G-Force (tenth).
Michael Bay 's production company has acquired the rights to (not yet released) I Am Number Four by James Frey and Jobie Hughes, is the first in a series of six books about nine aliens who escape to earth before their planet is destroyed and tells the story of an alien who takes the form of a high school student.
You might remember Frey as that guy Oprah ripped into to when his memoir, A Million Little Pieces, turned out to be fabricated. I'm not sure what his experiences with aliens are and how factually correct he is about them.
Rob Zombie has announced that he is writing, directing and producing a $30 million remake of the 1958 Classic horror B movie The Blob. The original film, which starred tough guy Steve McQueen was about an alien jelly that lands in a small town and eats everyone. Zombie tells Variety.com,
"My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing - that's the first thing I want to change. That gigantic Jello-looking thing might have been scary to audiences in the 1950s, but people would laugh now. I'd been looking to break out of the horror genre, and this really is a science fiction movie about a thing from outer space. I intend to make it scary, and the great thing is I have the freedom once again to take it in any crazy direction I want to."
And now for your listening pleasure:
BEWARE OF THE BLOB!!
I previously reported a rumor that Kate Beckinsale would be doing a new series of Underworld movies in 3D. On Friday, she denied that she has signed on to a fourth Underworld and that she had barely even considered reprising the role of vampire/death dealer Selene. "God, three whole more?" she sighed. "I don't think my daughter needs to see my bottom in rubber for another 10 years."
Beckinsdale does appear in Whiteout. Here is the Trailer.
I'm a little late on this but I saw a Dark Horse Press release that said Star Wars comics will be coming to ITunes and will include The following series: Clone Wars, Empire and Legacy. The press release states:
Working together with Lucasfilm and THQ Wireless, Dark Horse Senior Editor Randy Stradley and Senior Web Designer Mike Denning carefully reformatted each panel and page to maximize the visual grandeur while staying true to the original comic books. All parties involved ensured that the material would transition to the new medium in the best format possible, delicately considering every word balloon and background image.
Superman/Batman comes out on September 29th and is available from Amazon.com for pre-order as a Single-Disc Edition DVD, Two-Disc Special Edition DVD or on Blu-ray from Amazon.com.
But, to tide you over, someone has posted, on YouTube, a First Look making of documentary for Superman Batman Public Enemies. Enjoy.
One fan has the answer on how Twilight should have ended.
Retrocrush has a gallery of the worst Halloween costumes of all time.