October 21, 2003


From this week's SciFi Wire, some of the more interesting headlines (to me at least) (and that's what's important!):

* Henson Closer To Neverwhere

* Jedi Trial Fills In Gap

* Verbinski Boards Pirates 2

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Henson Closer To Neverwhere

Kristine Belson of Jim Henson Productions told SCI FI Wire that the company
is ready to move forward with the feature adaptation of Neil Gaiman's
Neverwhere as soon as they acquire a willing financier. "We are trying to
get Neverwhere made," Belson said. "We have had a frustrating series of
stops and starts on that movie. Right now, after being with a financier who
we were getting ready to make the movie with, we're now once again looking
for financing."


Jedi Trial Fills In Gap

The upcoming hardcover novel Jedi Trial is one in a LucasBooks series of
Clone Wars books that will fill in the years between Star Wars: Episode
II—Attack of the Clones and the upcoming Episode III, the official Star
Wars Web site reported. A 2004 hardcover, Jedi Trial, will detail an
important development that Anakin Skywalker faces in a major battle of the
war, the site reported.


Verbinski Boards Pirates 2

Gore Verbinski, who helmed this summer's hit Pirates of the Caribbean: The
Curse of the Black Pearl, has agreed to direct a sequel for Disney and
producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Variety reported. Original writers Terry Rossio
and Ted Elliott are also on board for the sequel, the trade paper reported.

Johnny Depp will also reprise his starring role in Pirates of the Caribbean
2. Disney had already made sequel arrangements with key cast such as
Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley, though it is uncertain which other cast
members will return, the trade paper reported. No start date has been set.

Posted by Ithildin at October 21, 2003 5:18 PM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE

That's all fine and dandy but when will I be able to get A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi on DVD???!!!

Posted by: Bry at October 21, 2003 8:31 PM

Bry, get with Goerge on that one [g]

Posted by: Ith at October 21, 2003 8:44 PM