Monday, December 1, 2008

NEWS: Twilight, TR2N, and The Hobbit...

Hello all, and happy December 1st! I've got a ton of news to let you all know about, so here are your headlines...

- Twilight fans rejoice, the sequel, New Moon, will begin shooting in March...

- Speaking of shooting and shooting schedules, there are rumblings out of Middle Earth about the length of their schedule...Thanks to movieweb for the heads up...

When does filming for The Hobbit begin?

Guillermo del Toro: It will begin in 2010 and we will shoot for about 370 days or so…

At what age did you first read The Hobbit?

Guillermo del Toro: I believe it was between 10 years old and 11 years old. My first copy of it is dated as printed in 1973 and I know I bought it shortly after being published by a great publishing house called MINOTAURO which was (in my childhood years) like the CRITERION COLLECTION of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror.


This film better be an epic flick. I really am glad to see the wheels start to be turning on this geek filled bus. What are your thoughts?

- The anticipated sequel to Tron, TR2N, has been renamed to TRZ, an even worse title...

- A convention will be held to commemorate the 25th anniversary of A Christmas Story, along with a trip to the house where the film was made...Am I the only one who DOESN'T remotley like that film?

- Finally, and probably most important, I have some really horrible news coming out of Variety...

The Screen Actors Guild will send out its strike authorization vote to members next month, making it possible for actors to strike as early as January — prompting a bitter response from the majors. In a message to SAG’s 120,000 members sent Wednesday, SAG president Alan Rosenberg said a strike would be called by the national board “only if it becomes absolutely necessary.”

“Your leadership believes that we must be empowered with the real threat of a work stoppage in order to let management know that we are committed to protecting the future of all actors,” he wrote. “We ask for your support, knowing that you have entrusted us to fight for your rights, and to protect your wages, working conditions and your health and pension benefits. We take your trust very, very seriously and will work towards reaching a fair agreement without a work stoppage.”


So, to me at least, the strike looks inevitable, and could be set as soon as January. More on this as it develops...

Alright, that's all I have for now, so come back later for more news and notes...

Go see something good!!

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