Notes from the Manager
Not long after this strip went live, I learned that Variety is a bunch of non-source-checking asshats: J.J. Abrams has signed to produce a Star Trek film, and has an option to direct it, but they're not necessarily doing the Starfleet Academy thing. Which is good, I think, because I don't give a rat's ass about young Kirk and Spock. I'd rather see a top-down remake with the original characters recast than some revisionist history Smallville in Space sort of thing.
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Friday, August 15, 2014
There’s no telling how the film will turn out, but the trailer for The Theory of Everything impressed me by having a respectably balanced focus on both the life of Stephen Hawking (and relationship with his first wife) and the work he is so admired for, unlike so many other film biographies of so-called Great Men.
James Marsh (Man on Wire) directs Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones in the November 7th release.
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