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Month: October 2010

The Thing Prequel…

While Fox and Ridley Scott are hashing out budgets and ratings for the Alien prequel, the next eye rolling prequel on the horizon is The Thing.

Flame on!
Winstead + Flamethrower = Dead Alien!

I say eye rolling since Hollywood just rehashes until there is no blood left in the stone.
But, judging from the Collider post about their set visit and the pictures, I’m willing to give them a shot at this.
John Carpenter’s The Thing is a must if you have not seen it since it came out the same time as E.T. And, while did not gross big bucks it grew a cult following. The movie has been aped ever since, The X-Files episode being the most notable while AVP managed to actually make the bleak location seem dull and boring.
If you’ve never see The Thing and enjoy horror then I highly recommend watching it. This prequel will be the third movie made on the subject, the first being The Thing from Another World which is also worth watching too.
The prequel can actually cover one thing the original did not do and at the time did not need to do: What’s inside the ship!
And, in case no one has actually looked on Youtube for one of the trailers, here it is, the great thing about this is how next to nothing you see of the creature.

NaNoWrimo Website has been updated…

Each year it seems to get smother and smother.
NaNoWrimo‘s website has been updated with new icons, message boards have been wiped and you now have 30 days to get some semblance of an idea going before Nov. 1st.
For those who don’t know, NaNoWrimo has a simple mission: Write a 50k “novel” in a month.
The reason I use quotes in because a novel is normally 100k words or so.
This is great time of year to do it since there is the time sucking black hole of a date called Thanksgiving at the end of the month.
With my powerbook still out of commission I’m going to be using my iPad. The keyboard dock is perfect.
My word war buddy decided to do 150k last year. I have no way that much time on my hands so I’m going to try for 100k.
Ignoring the fact I’m at 40k of my draft from last year I’m just going to assume I’ll be finished with the first draft by Halloween.
All in all, NaNoWrimo is a fun 30 days and in the end that’s all that matters.