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Franchises That Won't Die

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | September 1, 2009 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | September 1, 2009 |

The industry is sleeping, leaving only little bits and pieces for us to scrabble at like starving coyotes picking long dried bones for some missed morsel of marrow. These little tidbits read more like one of Dustin’s Two Truths and a Lie, but just to wilt your soul a little, these are all true!

The ultimate measure of trade news boredom is the fact that this is considered newsworthy on most of the industry news feeds: scouts are picking out locations in Hawaii’s jungles for an 18 day shoot for the new Predator film. The film’s plot is described as: space marines land on the Predator’s home planet, violence ensues. I presume that the home planet must have jungles. If it’s a jungle planet that would explain why the Predator previously came to Latin America and Los Angeles. I don’t know where it went in those Alien Vs. Predator films, I only watch sci-fi with future governors, in this case, Arnold, Jesse Ventura, and Danny Glover (just wait, it’s coming).

Also, Rambo V has been greenlit with Sylvester Stallone penned in as the director and star. This is getting embarrassing. Someone elect Stallone governor before this starts filming.

And finally in order to prove that just because you know how to do obscure things with a computer, that doesn’t mean you have an ounce of intelligence or taste: Twilight was among the top ten e-books pirated over bittorrent last year, according to FreakBits.

Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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