Nerdy News

Ok, so this first one isn’t so much news as it is eye candy. Because I know this will offend you all deeply, I apologize in advance…

“Is providing you with the sexiest photos ever the best way to send off a series that transformed geek to chic? Yes, and so say we all,” says Maxim Magazine. Battlestar Galactica’s Tricia Helfer and Grace Park cover Maxim’s November issue with their lengthy torsos and shirts from Baby Gap.

The issue hits stands October 20th and the gals were included to promote the new Battlestar movie, The Plan, which comes out October 27th. “There will certainly be a lot more explicit action on the DVD,” Helfer told Maxim, “And I refuse to have a body double, so you will see a little bit of skin from me as the Six character.” Park chimed in, “Yeah, there’s going to be a T & A version. Though maybe I should say T, C & A, because it’s not just girls this time.”

Although Maxim fails for using the phrase, “Set phasers to sexy,” do yourself a favor and click on over to their site to see more pictures and *gasp* a behind-the-scenes video of the photo-shoot. Park also fails for being entirely too skinny. Boomer, I miss you.

I don’t play World of Warcraft but I think it’s going to make a great movie. Especially with this talent involved.
Saving Private Ryan scribe Robert Rodat will be writing the script for Warcraft, the upcoming live-action videogame adaptation which Sam Raimi is directing. “The plan is for Raimi to supervise development of ‘Warcraft’ and shoot the picture after he completes work on ‘Spider-Man 4,’ which gets under way early next year for Columbia Pictures,” reports Variety.
The game’s publisher Blizzard Entertainment, Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. are all involved in the films production.
Finally, sad news for the majority of Marvel fans. Jon Favreau has officially announced he won’t be directing the Avengers film.
Favreau told MTV, “I’m not going to be available,” during an interview for his latest film Couples Retreat. “It’s going to be hard, because I was so involved in creating the world of Iron Man and Iron Man is very much a tech-based hero, and then with ‘Avengers’ you’re going to be introducing some supernatural aspects because of Thor,” he continued. “How you mix the two of those works very well in the comic books, but it’s going to take a lot of thoughtfulness to make that all work and not blow the reality that we’ve created.”
He said having people like Kevin Feige from Marvel on board was good for the films, “You need somebody who has the perspective of all the different franchises to bring them together. I have the myopic vision of just knowing and loving Iron Man.” He did, however, say he’d be acting as executive producer and have a lot of involvement. Better than nothing, right?

7 Responses to “Nerdy News”

  1. Bunche says:

    Skipping the Maxim thing. Those women look too model-scrawny and artificial for my tastes, like a couple of sex-replicants or something. Ladies: eat a sandwich already!

  2. Bill D. says:

    So have the Cylons just not invented the cheeseburger yet? I used to think Grace Park was so pretty until just now when I saw that she's basically Skeletor.

  3. dogimo says:

    As a feminist, I must say there is nothing shameful or offensive about the human body. And I, too, refuse to use a body double. It's to do with a little something I like to call: integrity.

    Which is something Jon Favreau knows a little something about! Man, am I pleased and proud at how that guy has brought his career along. As soon as I saw Elf I said out loud: get this guy Iron Man. He can do the job.

  4. Rich says:

    Oh, and maybe we can at least get a Happy Hogan cameo from Favreau.

  5. Rich says:

    A shame that Favreau's out of Avengers, but he's right about blending Thor and Iron Man. A lot depends on how well Branagh deals with Thor's descent to Midgard, I think. Once that's established it's easy to move on.

    And Grace Park. Sigh.

  6. Manu Mane says:

    I read somewhere Louis Leterrier could be interested in directing Avengers. He works on Crash of Titans now and added a cool idea would be to share the direction between 2 or 3 heads depending on the sequences…. Why not a team to film a team ? : o)

  7. Esbat says:

    Not much of a WoW fan outside of the skillfully crafted figures but with Raimi and the Saving Private Ryan guy behind this it seems like it'll be a worthwhile watch. I'm hoping for a team focused film much like saving private ryan rather than a LOTR clone.

    Big props for posting the Maxim cover, I won't be buying it but its nice to know what was behind the flightsuits.

    I also demand Spider-Man 4 give Bruce Campbell his due as Mysterio, dammit.