24 February 2010

News about Game of Thrones

Thanks to my friend SVgal for the heads up on this, unfortunately there are slightly bad news on Game of Thrones, apparently HBO executives weren't very happy and satisfied with the pilot they saw a couple of weeks ago, this is what Winter is Coming reported on their blog:
HBO just wasn’t as positive as they thought they would be. That doesn’t mean it won’t receive the light, but the show is so expensive that it just doesn’t bode well.
The blog also posts a message from the author himself, G.R.R. Martin who doesn't seem to know much more about HBO plans and is getting a bit nervous about it: 
Meanwhile, March creeps ever closer, and with it the HBO decision about whether or not to greenlight the Game of Thrones series. I am pretty much out of the loop on this, so there’s nothing I can do to impact it either way… but as much as I have tried to adopt a “que sera, sera” attitude, I’m growing increasingly anxious. All sorts of rumors swirling around the internet, both good and bad.
It's not great to read this with March being so near, especially after reading so many positive news about this project, but let's hope that with some tweaks the pilot will work... The pilot not being perfect might mean a lot of different things, maybe HBO simply expected the pilot to be near perfection (having invested already a lot of money into it)  and that little work was required, it doesn't  necessarily mean that they're not interested in this story or will not go on with the project, so again fingers crossed!
10 February 2010

Terminator rights acquired by Pacificor

More Terminator news. I'm not sure how much this has to do with Lena herself, as she's now involved in a new tv project, but anyway the rights to the Terminator franchise, including the tv series, have been bought by Pacificor, as Deadline Hollywood reports, you can read the full article here.
What this means for TSCC and whether it could be brought back to tv or if a direct-to-dvd movie will be made to give it a proper conclusion is still unclear... so as always let's just wait and see! If you feel like voting and supporting TSCC you can go over to the SciFi Squad website and suggest that they bring back the tv series ;)
With all these TSCC news it's time to enjoy a fabulous TSCC vid, so go to the videos page for a new fantastic Sarah Connor vid by SVgal!!
Update: Sony and Lionsgate are trying to get a deal with Pacificor to be involved in the making of the future Terminator movies, read more on The Los Angeles Times
6 February 2010

Linda Hamilton talks about Lena

Sorry for the lack of updates recently, but it's been really quiet in Lenaland... and not many news regarding Game of Thrones either. All we know is that by now a rough cut of the pilot has been viewed by HBO executives but we probably still have to wait till March to know for sure whether it will be picked up or not. Apart from that Lena has been mentioned by Linda Hamilton who originally played Sarah Connor in the first two Terminator movies in a recent interview she gave for Digital Spy:
She was very good, very good. I know how difficult it is to step into someone's shoes, or to fill someone's shoes. I would never want to be the standard. I guess it's great that I'm the standard, but each one of us has our own special gifts that we can bring to a part. She wasn't trying to be Linda Hamilton, she was trying to play Sarah Connor. Her version is just as valid as mine.
As you all probably remember the choice of Lena for the character of Sarah Connor in the tv series had been harshly criticized mostly by Terminator fans and it's great to see Linda Hamilton talking in positive terms about Lena's performance, which she had done before too actually. Lena did an amazing job portraying this character, probably one of her strongest performances. I hope by now no one doubts anymore that she was by far the best choice for this role! 
On YouTube you can check out a fantastic video by Achilles73 with both Sarah Connors action!!
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