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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)
 

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 ;) ), 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 :)
 

Hartwig Hanser

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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.
 

AlexCremers

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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?
 

Joseph Bolus

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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??
 

Andy Sheets

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Yeah, that's one of the ones that's in development hell :)

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 :)
 

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