new sci-fi movies?

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  1. Kevin Farley

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    You woulda thunk after Matrix making ten gazillion dollars, it would pave the way for more hard sci-fi movies. not so far... What do we have to do to get more real sci fi movies? (more like niven, heinlein, gibson, not xmen 3 crap)
     
  2. Andy Sheets

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    Hollywood only sees the surface of things, thus The Matrix only paved the way for wire-fu in fashionable clothing.

    To get hard sci-fi on-screen you need some risk-taker to make one which goes on to become a big hit and there doesn't appear to be anything in serious development right now.
     
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    There's two that I can think of. There's "The Fountain" coming out later this year and James Cameron's mega Sci-Fi secret project.
     
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    A Scanner Darkly is also coming.

    Hard sci-fi doesn't sell as well. As The Matrix Trilogy got more into harder sci-fi territory (also known as philosophy [​IMG] ), fans got less enamored of it. Contact made less money than Men in Black.

    It's a good year, with A Scanner Darkly and The Fountain.

    That's a win [​IMG]
     
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    Hey hey! Be nice now! While not fantastic, they are hardly crap!
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    ? (click on me)
     
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    As far as I know there is a project to film Arthur C. Clarkes "Rendezvouz with Rama", one of my favorite science fiction books. Morgan Freeman and David Fincher are supposed to be involved, but I have not heard anything new about it for a year or so.
     
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    I think part of the problem is The Matrix ... after you've seen the Matrix, really I think almost every sci-fi trailer now gets a "oh, its a Matrix rip-off" response from the audience during a preview.

    Then again, Aeon Flux and that other one with Milla Jovovich just looked like bad movies to boot.
     
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    What trailers of what sci-fi movies? All I keep seeing are comic book adaptations. Where is the real sci-fi film?
     
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    I know people will laugh if I mention the new Superman movie in this thread; but just think about it for a moment:

    1. He's the last surviving alien from a species indigenous to another galaxy.

    2. His "superpowers" are derived from a combination of the lesser gravity of earth (compared to his native Krypton) and the less-dense properties of our "yellow" sun (again compared to the denser "red" sun of his native solar system).

    Doesn't this classify the film as Science Fiction??
     
  11. AlexCremers

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    No, that's fantasy. It's completely bogus, like Star Wars.
     
  12. Andy Sheets

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    Yeah, that's one of the ones that's in development hell [​IMG]

    I guess the Masters of Sci-Fi spin-off of Masters of Horror should be mentioned, although that's television.

    I can't seem to get excited by A Scanner Darkly because of the "animation". I'm afraid I'd get a migraine watching an entire movie in that style [​IMG]
     

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