We went back and forth over several emails regarding what it was this person actually wanted to write. 'Movie news' is a pretty vague premise, so I wanted to pick his mind about what exactly he was defining as legitimately newsworthy. Was it forthcoming releases? Was it combining reviews about major pictures and creating his own column? Was this actor and actress bios? Was this box office performance? As you can guess, there are a lot of blurbs that could be considered part and parcel of 'movie news,' so I was seeking a bit of direction.
Well, what it boiled down to was he wanted to kinda/sorta create his own space regarding projects in development; and I think that's a noble goal. At the time, I stated that it just wasn't something I was all that interested in for one single reason: there are an awful lot of projects that start and stop in the Hollywood movie mill. All one need do is research the number of times, say, John Carpenter's Escape From New York (1981) has been thrown around for rebooting. I know of, at least, three times in the past thirty years, and none of them have ever seen the light of day. So while I have no qualms with the reportage involving said projects, I'm more inclined to cover them once I know that they're actually late in production and heading into post. That way, I'm hedging my bets that it's something we're all going to eventually see and respond to, instead of committing space around here to things that ... well ... simply vanish.
Things are a bit different now. As SciFiHistory.Net has grown over the past decade (or so), I've stretched my wings a bit and now I risk reporting some of what looks to be on the cusp of becoming a real thing.
In this spirit, I noticed in an article over on The Wrap that 'Black Adam' screenwriter Adam Sztykiel has been tapped to bring a version of -- ahem -- DC Comics' Wonder Twins to life for HBO Max.
Why share this?
In all honesty, are the Wonder Twins really that popular in the DC pantheon of characters that they warrant to TV show before some of the others? It just seems like a bizarre choice in my mind. As best I know, they weren't even created in the books: I believe they were first seen aboard the Hanna-Barbera show The All-New Super Friends Hour ... so aren't they a weird choice? In fact, I jumped over to Wikipedia.org just to check if they had been in print (looks like they have), but ... do they really have that large a fan base to justify giving them their own show?
Meh. What do I know? Stranger things have happened, I guess.
Just thought I'd sound off as I'm still waiting for that live action Green Lantern show that would totally kill.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!