Details and preview images from The Art Of District 9: Weta Workshop

WETA Workshop was nice enough to forward us some images from the upcoming book The Art Of District 9: Weta Workshop, which tells the story of, and brilliantly illustrates, the conceptual design process of the Oscar-nominated sci-fi thriller District 9, one of the most successful films of 2009. Written and directed by Neill Blomkamp and ….

Avatar success leads to renewed interest in sci-fi projects Ion, Pacific Rim, Logan’s Run and more

According to HeatVisionBlog, Fox 2000 Pictures is circling an original spec script by Will Dunn titled Ion, which is generating interest from several studios. Channing Tatum is attached to star in the project, with Ridley and Tony Scott attached to produce. Ion centers on a man who travels to different Earths and dimensions in order ….

District 9 star circling D.J. Caruso’s sci-fi fantasy I Am Number Four

Sharlto Copley, who starred in District 9 and plays ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock in the upcoming big screen version of The A-Team, is in negotiations to take the lead in I Am Number Four, which is based on the upcoming young-adult science fiction book by James Frey and Jobie Hughes, according to HeatVisionBlog. British actor Alex ….

District 9 and Descent directors both up for Dune reboot?

Recently Josh Zetumer (Untitled Jason Bourne 4 Project) submitted a 175 page draft script for the new Dune film that director Peter Berg (Hancock) was at the time attached to helm. At the time, Berg said that he and Zetume would attempt to “beat the script into something manageable without offending the purists”, according to ….

District 9 midnight screenings expanded nationwide

Sci-Fi Wire reports that the Peter Jackson-produced, Neill Blomkamp-directed sci-fi action thriller District 9 will open at midnight this Thursday in advance of its Friday premiere date of August 14th. District 9 follows the story of extraterrestrial refugees in a sort of reservation in modern-day South Africa. It’s been 28 years since the aliens made ….

Still time to win free tickets to the District 9 screening at Comic-Con ’09

Yahoo is running a giveaway promotion for the District 9 screening at Comic-Con, on their Twitter page @yahoomovies. But hurry, the contest ends tonight at midnight! The total giveaway includes 14 pairs of District 9 screening passes for this Thursday, July 23rd at 7:00pm at the Horton Plaza Theater in San Diego, CA. Here are ….

James Cameron and Peter Jackson to discuss the future of film on special Comic-Con ’09 panel that promises “surprises”

Entertainment Weekly is hosting three Comic-Con panels featuring some of the hottest creators in TV and film, to discuss the work that’s being done in their respective fields. The first of these panels will be Wonder Women: Female Power Icons in Pop Culture, moderated by Entertainment Weekly editor-at-large Ben Svetkey. It will feature a discussion ….

Will we find out who The Hobbit’s Bilbo will be during Comic-Con ’09?

A Los Angeles Times blog and Sci-Fi Wire is surmising that a big casting announcement may come during Comic-Con International next week. Rumor is that it’s possible the name of the lead star of Guillermo del Toro’s The Hobbit will be announced at some point during the Con, fueled by the fact that many of ….

BIG Comic-Con news: Avatar and Tron footage in 3-D: ABC’s Lost panel with surprise guests: Warner’s brings Ninja Assassin and Jonah Hex: Peter Jackson brings District 9: Screenings for Fox’s unseen Dollhouse ep. & new V sci-fi series

The folks over at Sci-Fi Wire have posted even more grand events that will be happening at Comic-Con San Diego between July 22nd and 26th. Keep in mind that the full list of events hasn’t been published yet, so some of these events and/or times could change.

Twilight Saga: New Moon, Peter Jackson and James Cameron’s Avatar circling 40th Comic-Con International

The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Peter Jackson, who’s finishing up the horror film The Lovely Bones and James Cameron’s epic sci-fi movie Avatar, are purported to be among the highlights of this summer’s 40th Anniversary edition of Comic-Con International in San Diego, according to the New York Times. Jackson has never attended the event, despite ….