Nerdy News

In this edition of Nerdy News a ghost gets another finger, we realize geeks will do anything for a hot girl, find out the perks of being a director’s wife and a movie poster gives me dirty thoughts. Intrigued? Read on.

According to Dan Aykroyd and reported by the LA Times, the long-talked about third Ghostbusters film is finally moving forward. The entire team, plus Sigourney Weaver, are set to reprise their roles. Aykroyd pointed out that Bill Murray had previously been the holdout but the situation was more nuanced than the public knew. “Now we’re at a point that there’s a story that he can accept and that’s going to work, and I think we’re going to be in production fairly soon. We could be in production by winter,” he said.

Writers of the upcoming Year One, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, have penned the script but no director has been established as of yet. Details of the script itself are still sketchy but Aykroyd hopes there will be a new team with some female members, “I’d like it to be a passing-of-the-torch movie. Let’s revisit the old characters briefly and happily and have them there as family but let’s pass it on to a new generation,” he said. And who would he like to see in those female roles? He suggested Eliza Dushku and Alyssa Milano, who we learned not too long ago, was going to be voicing one of the characters in the Ghostbusters video game. 

One thing to remember – even when the economy sucks, geeks will always pay good money for something that touched the skin of a hot woman. One fanboy is sleeping soundly tonight.
Tricia Helfer’s iconic red Number Six dress from Battlestar Galactica sold at auction for an astounding $23,000. “Offered alongside hundreds of props, costumes and set pieces from the acclaimed SCI FI series, the dress netted the auction’s highest bid after two buyers drove up the price in a fierce bidding war,” reported SciFi Wire
Starbuck’s flight suit went for $16,500 while Sharon’s flight suit took in a measly $13,000. It’s not just stuff the hot girls wore mind you, anything they touched turned to gold. “Another item estimated to sell for less than $1,000, ‘Kara’s Bizarre Painting on Canvas,’ went for $15,000,” said SciFi Wire. Don’t feel bad for the guys though, their stuff went for big bucks too.
Some more news via SciFi Wire, proving it’s not what you know, but who you know. 
Rookie actress and wife of Green Lantern director Martin Cambell, Sol Romero, says she will have a role in her husbands movie. ORLY?
The actress who has all of four credits to her name (one uncredited mind you) said, “We’re still in the casting process so I really can’t talk about who I’m playing yet.” Wait, wait, it gets better. “In the comic book, he is a regular guy who is a little bit afraid of his dad’s shadow, and so he is piloting a jet plane [to prove himself],” Romero said. “But then he gets involved with this Green Lantern and is protecting the Earth, so he dies and becomes the next Green Lantern.”
Don’t worry though, according to Romero Green Lantern is gonna be great, “But I personally think the movie is going to be bigger than any other comic movies, like Spider-Man.” I’m sure that her husband is the director has nothing to do with it.
And finally, just because I can, the first official teaser poster for New Moon. If Edward would just reach back and hold hands with Jacob…
I’m sorry, I got distracted there for a second. In actual, can-we-call-this-news? news, Robert Pattinson has confirmed there will be a film version of the fourth and final Twilight book, Breaking Dawn. Pattinson told the Hollywood Reporter in Cannes on Tuesday “that he is committed to starring in the final outing to date but doesn’t know when backers Summit Entertainment will begin production because of the actor’s jam-packed shooting schedule.”
Pattinson also spoke about his role in New Moon which has been increased considerably. “You’re playing a figment in Bella’s imagination so I was trying to do it in a 2-D way. I hope it doesn’t translate onscreen as being boring,” he said, laughing. Hey, at least he’s aware.

7 Responses to “Nerdy News”

  1. rob! says:

    Zooey Deschanel is a great choice!

    I’d love to see Alyson Hannigan as a new Ghostbuster.

  2. Laid Off says:

    The GL thing is…I mean…What is it about again?

    I’m trying to relate that to the comic book character I know and it’s not quite working.

  3. Jill! Love the poster. :) Did you hear that New Moon’s definitely going to have a panel at SDCC on Thursday? I’ll be seeing you there, right? ;)

    Selfstyler—Zachary Levi and Zooey Deschanel are such great choices. I think you just started a new celeb ‘ship.

  4. Selfstyler says:

    New Ghostbusters team – a combination of any of the following…

    Steve Carrell, Ryan Reynolds, Paul Rudd, Zachary Levi, Mos Def, Amy Adams, Zooey Deschanel and Tina Fey.

    Or all of them, if budget permits.

  5. Arturo says:

    Y’know, I don’t think Romero would make a bad Fatality or Soranik Natu, even if her link to the movie came thru dubious means.

  6. Good lord woman, they’re just kids! Sparkly glam vampire kids! You geek girls and your slash fiction. Whatever happened to just fantasizing about Mad Max?

    Actually, on second thought, that’s even worse.

    Carry on.

  7. Ricky C. says:

    As much as I love her, I don’t think I could ever spend that much on a dress. Still, at least that fan is happy… I hope.

    As for Ghostbusters, I am so willing to see a third one. Who do you think could be the new team? I kind of see, in my mind at least, Seth Rogan, Alyssa Milano, Steve Carell and maybe one more. But like I said, that is just me.