Lionsgate Options Patrick Rothfuss’ “Kingkiller Chronicle”


Despite some trepidation on author Patrick Rothfuss’ part, Lionsgate has optioned the rights to do a Kingkiller Chronicle series, following the expiration of the option that Fox previously held. The film company, judging by the author’s blog entry, seems serious about pulling it off and working with him to do something…different. From Pat’s announcement, it’s clear that […]

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Trailer for “BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea” Episode Two Released


The trailer for Bioshock Infinite’s second story DLC just went live today. It’s…definitely going to be good! It’s spoilerific, obviously, so I won’t say much here. Just watch the video, unless you haven’t played Bioshock Infinite or Burial at Sea yet. (And if you haven’t, do so!) No release date has been announced yet, but […]

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The Night of the Doctor: Doctor Who Mini-Episode Featuring Paul McGann


The BBC just released a Doctor Who episode in the lead-up to the November 23 airing of the 50th anniversary special (The Day of the Doctor). The short, which is just under seven minutes long, features the return of Paul McGann as the eighth Doctor. You can find the short, which is called The Night […]

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Television and Movie News for August 2, 2013


Patrick Rothfuss’s Kingkiller Chronicle (including all three books, from The Name of the Wind to the upcoming The Doors of Stone) has been optioned by New Regency Productions and Fox Television. Who will play the twelfth incarnation of The Doctor? The BBC will be announcing it Sunday, August 4th in a show called Doctor Who Live: […]

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Terry Pratchett Announces New Discworld Novel “Raising Steam”


This just in from Terry Pratchett’s Twitter profile, a new Discworld novel by the name of Raising Steam is currently in the works. There is some speculation as to whether this is the long-expected third book in the Moist von Lipwig character arc, which Pratchett had previously announced as being called Raising Taxes or if […]

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Sword & Laser Interviews Patrick Rothfuss and Jim Butcher


Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt of the Sword & Laser podcast recently interviewed a couple of notable fantasy authors in their latest two episodes. Jim Butcher, author of The Dresden Files and The Codex Alera, and Patrick Rothfuss, known for his Kingkiller Chronicle. Butcher has a new Dresden installment coming out in a matter of […]

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Disney Acquires Lucasfim, Will Release New Star Wars Film in 2015


Burbank, CA and San Francisco, CA, October 30, 2012 — The Walt Disney Company has acquired Lucasfilm, in its entirety, for $4.05 billion. The deal includes special effects giants Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound. Disney intends to release Star Wars: Episode 7 sometime in 2015, kicking off a new trilogy with a long […]

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Trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


For those who missed it, the trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is online. The film is scheduled for a December 14, 2012 release, with the latter two parts being released in the subsequent years.

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Dresden Files Book #14 “Cold Days” to be Released November 27th


Jim Butcher has announced that book 14 of The Dresden Files, titled Cold Days will be released on November 27th, 2012. After being murdered by a mystery assailant, navigating his way through the realm between life and death, and being brought back to the mortal world, Harry realizes that maybe death wasn’t all that bad. […]

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Peter Jackson Confirms: “The Hobbit” to Become a Trilogy of Films


The One Ring reports that Peter Jackson has confirmed the addition of a third film to the upcoming adaptation of The Hobbit, which was previously expected two be released in two installments. The expansive story will not be a straight adaptation of the book by the same name, but will also chronicle the various events […]

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