June 12, 2008

The X-Files Second Movie Out This Year

To all X-Files fans out there: One of these days you will be able to see the official trailer debut of the second X-Files film in cinemas, strating June 13.

The Film titled The X-Files: I want to Believe is scheduled to be released in US theaters on July 25. During the recently concluded WonderCOn held in San Francisco last February 2008, the cast and crew was welcomed with cheers and roars from the audience as they were happy to see Mulder and Scully again, after 10 years.

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Carter referred to the title as a "natural title", saying that it pertained to "a story that involves the difficulties in mediating faith and science. 'I Want to Believe.' It really does suggest Mulder's struggle with his faith." Carter also said that he and Spotnitz settled upon the title as soon as they started writing the screenplay. This title is a popular phrase among X-Files fans. It is featured on the poster above Mulder's desk.

Well, what's in store for us in this movie?

-In the movie, Carter promised us that we will see the relationship between Mulder and Scully "in a whole new way."

-Anderson and Duchovny both admitted to returning to the role "woefully unprepared." Said Duchovny: "It's a tricky, interesting challenge to return to a character with an entire body of work behind it." Anderson confessed that she had spent the past few years training herself out of Scully's mannerisms.

-This is for the atheists out there: When asked about the series' religious references, Carter responded that he had always thought of the show as "the search for God." No particular god, but still -- whammy!

June 3, 2008

Eight Ultraman To Hit the Big Screen This Year!

From: RoboJapan

After eight years, the eight Ultraman brothers will come again to be on one movie this 2008! The new film, entitled DECISIVE BATTLE! THE 8 SUPER ULTRA BROTHERS (Daikessen! Cho Urutora Hachi Urutora Kyodai), as you can guess by the title, will feature eight different Ultramen, but who exactly, besides Ultraman Tiga, are not being revealed at this time. An original Ultra Series alumni, Ultraman movie producer, Kiyoshi Suzuki enthusiastically stated, "In recent years, we have pretty much ignored the mythology of the Heisei Ultras, while we have been concentrating on returning to the Ultra Brothers of the Showa Era. Now, we will bring them both together for the first time."

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"It's been eight years since Daigo transformed into Tiga," commented Hiroshi Nagano at a recent press conference announcing the new film, "I hope that I will be still able to transform properly for the audience, since it's been so long." Other Ultramen who have returned in their later days to transform again, include the original Ultraman, Susumu Kurobe (67), who appeared in last year's ULTRAMAN MOEBIUS & THE ULTRA BROTHERS, as a senior to the new Ultraman. In the 41 year history of the Ultra Series, the oldest actor to first take the role was 27 year old Yusuke Kirishima, who starred in ULTRAMAN NEXUS (2004).

Pop singer Hiroshi Nagano (35) of the Japanese boy group V6 and the star of ULTRAMAN TIGA will be reprising his role as Daigo, the human form of Ultraman Tiga, in a new feature film produced by Tsuburaya Productions, which will be released in Japanese cinemas, next fall. Nagano last appeared as Daigo in the 2000 film, ULTRAMAN TIGA: THE FINAL ODYSSEY. The ULTRAMAN TIGA television series first debuted on TBS in 1996 ( the series was briefly aired in the US as part of Fox's "Fox Box" children's line up in 2000, and is now available on DVD from Funimation).

Question is: Will the other original cast be on the movie too or is it just Hiroshi? Haha, I'm just curious. :-)