Nerd News Roundup


Did you think we had moved on from vampires to zombies as a culture? While Twilight did indeed make a mockery of the bloodsucking undead horrors by making them sparkle and be all ‘romantic’ (and by ‘romantic’, I mean a stunning lack of chemistry and atrocious and insipid dialog that makes the ‘romance’ in the Star Wars prequels look like Casa-friggin’-blanca in comparison) well, you were wrong. Public Domain works are cheap, so Dracula shall live again! MUHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!

In his first starring role for a studio, Evans has signed to topline in Dracula Year Zero, Universal’s dramatic horror movie telling an origin story of the most famous of vampires. (UPDATE: A Universal rep says the film will now be called simply Dracula.)


Anne Hathaway is reteaming with Christopher Nolan for Interstellar.

The film is a co-production between Paramount and Warner Bros and was originally set up in 2006 by Steven Spielberg, when Paramount owned DreamWorks, and after Spielberg became intrigued by Caltech physicist and relativity expert Kip S. Thorne and his scientific theory that wormholes exist and can be used for time travel.

Maybe she can stop by 2011 when their first collaboration was still being written and show Christopher Nolan this:

Spider-man Two-B or not Two-B

I can’t honestly say I’m excited for this, except in a ‘this will be a good thing to rent one day from Redbox when I’m bored on a Friday night and just want to watch something while sipping a vodka tonic” sort of way.

But it is nerdy, so here’s a picture director Mark Webb (Seriously? Webb? He had to have changed his last name to that when he got the job, right?) sent out showing the aftermath of Electro getting upset at the NYPD.


Given the ugly history of racial profiling in our larger urban cities, I would sympathize, but seriously, Electro, you’re dressed like this:

electroAnd you have lightning shooting out of your hands. I’d say the nice officer is just doing his job.


Here’s a trailer for Matt Damon’s latest action movie in which he does not buy a zoo, but does get turned into a cybernetic soldier who breaks into the ultimate gated community where, I don’t know, Jodie Foster is the head of the HOA and kills people for painting their houses the wrong shade of beige or something and hates cybernetic poor people wandering through her neighborhood.

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