Archive for the ‘other news’ Category

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Stan Lee Signs with Disney

June 6, 2007

I’m not entirely sure what to think of this…

The Walt Disney Studios has entered into an exclusive multi-year first look deal with “Spider-Man” creator and producer Stan Lee and his production company POW! Entertainment, it was announced by Dick Cook, chairman, The Walt Disney Studios.

Under the terms of the agreement, Lee and his production company will develop and produce all forms of entertainment. “As the father of such renowned comic book heroes as Spider-Man, The Hulk, X-Men among others, Stan is considered one of the most creative and inventive forces in the industry today. His innate talent of tapping into the human qualities of his super hero characters has certainly struck a chord with generations of audiences and readers around the world,” stated Cook in making the announcement. “We are honored to be working with someone as formidable as Stan and his production company and welcome them to the Disney family.”

“It’s like the realization of a dream. Ever since I was a young boy, Disney represented the best and most exciting film fare to me. And now, many decades later, with movies such as their incredible Pirates of the Caribbean spectaculars, Disney is still at the forefront of family entertainment, excelling in live action, animation, TV, theme parks — whatever it takes to bring fun and fantasy to audiences everywhere. I look forward with indescribable enthusiasm to being a part of that world and contributing whatever I can to keep the legend alive and growing,” said Stan Lee, chairman of POW! Entertainment.

To read the rest of the article, click here.

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Playstation Shooting – 1 Killed, 2 Wounded

May 8, 2007

It’s people like this that give nerds a bad name.  I know that video games are really cool and a lot of fun to play.  I also know that some people go a little overboard sometimes and engulf themselves into gameplay for hours and hours on end.  I also know that boyfriends & girlfriends, husbands & wives, and children & parents often get into arguments due to video games.  Now, I don’t know the exact argument that was happening here, but I do know this – NO VIDEO GAME SYSTEM IS WORTH KILLING FOR!!  I don’t care if it’s next gen!  It’s a friggin’ game!  I’m glad the police pwned this guy.

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BARCADE!!

April 16, 2007

Finally, a place where nerds, geeks, & gamers can get together and geek out! And it’s NOT a basement!! It’s called…

BARCADE!!

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Spider-Man: The Musical!!

April 16, 2007

SuperHeroHype.com

Apparently, this was an audition notice and casting breakdown for the upcoming Spider-Man Musical. Instead of tingling, his spider-sense will now be singing.

SPIDER-MAN
Theatre
MUSICAL
AEA 29-HOUR REHEARSED READING
Director: Julie Taymor
Music and Lyrics: Bono and The Edge of U2
Musical Supervisor: Teese Gohl
Book: Julie Taymor and Glen Berger
Producer: Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle, Martin McCallum, Marvel Entertainment
Casting Director: Telsey + Company

Rehearsals: Begin 7/2/07 in NYC

Reading: 7/12/07 and 7/13/07

PLEASE RUSH ALL PHOTOS AND RESUMES ASAP AND SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY TO: TELSEY + COMPANY
311 WEST 43RD STREET, 10TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10036
ATTN: SPIDER-MAN

SEEKING:
[PETER PARKER] Male, late teens to early 20’s, Caucasian. A bullied, high school senior in Queens passionate about all things Science, and infatuated with Mary Jane Watson to the point of near-paralysis. Earnest, ethical, and frequently relying on his wry, self-effacing sense of humor to get out of scrapes, he was bitten by a genetically altered spider in Norman Osborn’s Lab soon before graduating and becomes after trials and tragedy a crime-fighting superhero. He struggles daily to balance the responsibilities his dual identity demands, as well as with the constant temptation to exploit the powers he has inherited. The burden of being a superhero, his guilt for his role in his uncle?s death, as well as his debilitating crush on Mary Jane all weigh heavily upon him. Great pop/rock voice.

[MARY JANE] Female, late teens to early 20s, Caucasian. Sweet, intelligent, affectionate, compassionate, with a well-developed, wry sense of humor. Her power, her luminosity, arises from the unadorned simplicity and groundedness of her presence. She is desperate to get out of Queens, to get away from her abusive father, and make a name for herself as an actress. Great pop/rock voice.

[ARACHNE] Female, 20-35 years old, any ethnicity. A beautiful, boastful young woman turned into a spider for her hubris and lack of respect for the gods. She subsequently appears to Peter Parker and the audience as in turn a powerful spider-woman who comes from another time to inspire Peter; an otherworldly lover; a bride; a terrifying (and sexy) dark goddess of vengeance; a dance partner in a charged and violent spiders dance of death; and, finally, a lonely, fragile young woman. Possesses an ethereal, unique, gorgeous singing voice. Strong Celtic, Balkan style, e.g., Sinead O’Connor. Outside the box ideas are welcomed. Could be someone from the music industry.

[NORMAN OSBORN] Male, 50s, Southern. A brilliant scientist deeply devoted to his wife Emily and to the potential of science to improve the world. Always thinking, always tinkering, always talking, he is a dynamo, a folksy whirlwind of energy cut from the same cloth as Ted Turner. An experiment gone wrong mutates him into an unholy terror called the Green Goblin contemptuous of humanity and very much insane. STRONG comic chops and strong character voice.

[J. JONAH JAMESON] Male, 50s. Brash, stubborn, and a throwback from another era, the mustachioed, cigar-chomping, tyrannical publisher of the Daily Bugle is always after the headline that will sell more papers. He is unrelenting in his hatred for Spider-Man, whom he sees as a vigilante and a bane to NYC. Need STRONG comic chops.

[GEEK CHORUS] Three teenage boys and one girl who meet to ritualistically retell the greatest Spider-Man stories. They have encyclopedic knowledge of the last forty years of Spider-Man comic books. They are inveterate role-playing, over-enthusiastic, idealistic, air-guitar-wielding, argumentative, earnest, hyper-serious geeks. Strong comic chops and strong singing voices. Any ethnicity.

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Evil Dead: The Musical Soundtrack Now On Sale!!

April 13, 2007

With such hits as “Look Who’s Evil Now”, “What The F**k Was That?”, and “Do the Necronomicon” – who wouldn’t want to pick up this soundtrack from the musical that was based on the campy, horror trilogy created by Sam Raimi?

To hear clips from the tracks and to purchase the soundtrack, click here!

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R2-D2 on Postage Stamps

March 28, 2007

StarWars.com

So it turns out those few hundred Artoo units camped out on street corners across the nation were not just taking a springtime holiday in the states — they have actually stopped in to announce a union between the USPS and the world of Star Wars, two powerful forces which have joined to produce the first official U.S. postage stamp bearing Star Wars imagery (shown here).Celebrating 30 years of the Star Wars saga, the new postage stamp will become available later this summer. The Postal Service isn’t stopping with the stamps; there are other activities planned to involve America. Something this big hasn’t happened since Elvis. Head on over to uspsjedimaster.com for updates, and a special announcement here at starwars.com Wednesday morning.

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Win Lunch with Harrison Ford!

March 24, 2007

TheForce.net

The E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation will be holding a charity auction on eBay for a lunch for two with Harrison Ford.

The actor, best known for his roles as Han Solo in Star Wars and Indiana Jones, serves on the Board of Directors for the foundation, whose mission is to educate and implement economic strategies focused on the three most critical and related threats to humanity: global warming, poverty, and the loss of biodiversity.

The auction will take place April 13-23 on the internet auction site eBay. Starting bid will be $2500.

For more information, check out the foundation’s eBay site here.

If you’d like to make a bid, I’d recommend clicking here.