Aug
10
2018
8

Thor, Steve Trevor walk out of Star Trek (rev. 2) 4 . For now.

Lemme translate that a little: Chris Hemsworth and Chris Pine are both currently abandoning talks with Paramount over the fourth installment of the Star Trek reboot. Hemsworth is, of course, currently Thor in the MCU; and Pine plays Wonder Woman’s love interest somehow-in-the-sequel Steve Trevor in the DCEU.  Paramount would prefer not to pay out accordingly, particularly since Star Trek Reboot 3 didn’t do so hot.  To be honest? I didn’t see it, so I don’t know whether or not it was any good. Although the fact that I didn’t see it is maybe diagnostic, right there. (more…)

Mar
22
2017
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So Paramount is making ‘The Pro’ into a film. …Of course it is.

Oh my, oh dear, and oh brother:

With R-rated comic book movies like Deadpool and Logan doing massively well at the box office, Paramount Pictures appears to be looking into their own hard R comic book adaptation. Deadline has the news, reporting that a The Pro movie is in the works, based on the 2002 one-shot from Image Comics and the creative team of writer Garth Ennis, the husband and wife art team of Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, and colorist Paul Mounts. Although the original article does not mention that an R rating is being targeted by Paramount, it’s hard to imagine the source material getting adapted any other way.

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Jan
20
2017
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CBS/Paramount settles on Axanar lawsuit.

Executive summary: the Axanar people admitted that they didn’t have permission, that they violated copyright rules, that they’re going to make significant changes to Axanar, and that all future shows that they do will conform to CBS/Paramount’s ‘Guidelines for Fan Films.’ (more…)

Jun
24
2016
5

Watch me commit heresy over Paramount’s new Star Trek fan film rules.

There’s nothing particularly unusual about them.  To sum them up: there’s a half hour limit on productions, the work has to be studiously non-commercial and amateur (for example: no more cameos from people who were in a previous Star Trek production), stick disclaimers anywhere and keep it clean*.  And, oh, yeah: if you buy Star Trek uniforms or gear for your movie, use the official stuff. (more…)

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