SyFy (ugh…) is making a miniseries out of Larry Niven’s classic Sci-fi (Note to Network Executives: that’s how it should be spelled. Also Ghost Hunters =/= Science Fiction) novel: Ringworld.
Michael Perry (The River, Paranormal Activity 2) is adapting Ringworld as a four-hour miniseries. The story follows a team of explorers that travel to the farthest reaches of space to investigate an alien artifact called Ringworld – an artificial habitat the size of one million Earths. As they crash land on this enormous structure, they discover the remnants of ancient civilizations, technology beyond their wildest dreams, mysteries that shed light on the very origins of man and, most importantly, a possible salvation for a doomed Earth.
I have read this book, and I do not remember anything about it at all. But given how “great” the quality of other SyFy (ugh…) movies, I’m predicting a 95% chance of Nerd Rage developing today, with scattered showers of whining about how it’s different than the book.
Much to my disappointment, the WB has put the brakes on the extremely loose adaptation of Edgar Rice Burrough’s tale of an English Lord raised by apes in the African jungle. Which, if you recall, would have been a buddy cop movie with English Lord Tarzan teaming up with Civil War veteran Sam Jackson or Jamie Foxx to go back to Africa and take down a corrupt warlord
That’s right: Lethal Weapon: Tarzan!
Seriously, make this happen. I love a good cinematic train wreck.
Some new movie pics came out in Entertainment Weekly. Slashfilm has more posted, but here are three:
Cinemablend also has some more information about the film:
According to Zack Snyder, the film will be the first in the franchise not to feature the alien hero’s only weakness. “I’ll be honest with you,” director Zack Snyder told them, “there’s no Kryptonite in the movie.” Instead, the film will be taking a new tactic with the character, having him be born special while still on Krypton. Apparently, in the film Kal-El’s birth is “cause for alarm,” and once he reaches Earth he is taught by his parents (played by Kevin Costner and Diane Lane) to hide his powers, even when facing dire and dangerous situations.