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Science Fiction Boops And Blips: Catching Fire, The Host, Godzilla, and "Deadwood" in Space

By Jodi Smith | Industry | January 11, 2013 |

By Jodi Smith | Industry | January 11, 2013 |

The Host wants you to know that there are no sparkly dudes appearing in the movie. They also want you to know that lead actress Saoirse Ronan has many facial expressions. Well, worried, thoughtful, and eerily calm are the only ones really showcased in the latest landslide of photos from the movie. The Host stars Ronan, Diane Kruger, Boyd Holbrook, Max Irons and Jake Abel. The movie will be all up in movie theaters March 29 and there are even more photos here.






I know that you all remember when it was rumored for about 30 seconds that JGL would be in the Godzilla movie. Now comes word that Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass, Anna Karenina) has been offered the lead role that isn’t a giant radioactive lizard wrecking havoc on some metropolis. Whispers tell me to keep making plans for world domination and that Taylor-Johnson would be playing a soldier. My little birds (SlashFilm) also tell me that more than one monster might be stepping to Godzilla. I hope that Gamera is available, because he’s really neat and made of meat.


An argument could be made about how Catching Fire is, indeed, science fiction. The technology, the dystopian cities, some of the weapons, and many of the engineered creatures fit well in that cinematic category. So I’m going to take this opportunity to post a new picture featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee.


Have you heard about ABC’s “Deadwood in space”? What if I told you that is how one person referred to a Star Wars television show. Yeah. C*cksucker. There are supposedly fifty scripts for this show, laying around on that elusive shelf where television ideas go to ferment and possibly die. I’m thinking that someone in the comments can brainstorm a better idea than a space version of “The Sopranos”, which was another idea for the series. So get to it! Swearengen is waiting.


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Jodi Smith is a Senior Reporter, Film & Television at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.