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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   Kevin Farley

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Posted April 05 2006 - 04:14 AM

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 of 12 OFFLINE   Andy Sheets

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Posted April 05 2006 - 05:14 AM

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.

#3 of 12 OFFLINE   DavidPla

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Posted April 05 2006 - 05:39 AM

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.

#4 of 12 OFFLINE   Chuck Mayer

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Posted April 05 2006 - 05:44 AM

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 Posted Image ), 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 Posted Image
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#5 of 12 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted April 05 2006 - 08:35 AM



Hey hey! Be nice now! While not fantastic, they are hardly crap!
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#6 of 12 OFFLINE   AlexCremers

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Posted April 05 2006 - 06:42 PM

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#7 of 12 OFFLINE   Hartwig Hanser

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Posted April 05 2006 - 07:39 PM

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.

#8 of 12 OFFLINE   Pete-D

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Posted April 05 2006 - 08:58 PM

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.

#9 of 12 OFFLINE   AlexCremers

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Posted April 05 2006 - 11:54 PM

What trailers of what sci-fi movies? All I keep seeing are comic book adaptations. Where is the real sci-fi film?

#10 of 12 OFFLINE   Joseph Bolus

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Posted April 05 2006 - 11:55 PM

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??
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#11 of 12 OFFLINE   AlexCremers

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Posted April 06 2006 - 12:02 AM

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

#12 of 12 OFFLINE   Andy Sheets

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Posted April 06 2006 - 12:06 AM


Yeah, that's one of the ones that's in development hell Posted Image

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 Posted Image




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