With Tron: Legacy in theaters this weekend, we figured some of you may be fixing for more sci-fi movie news. If that’s the case, then here ya go …
Sci-Fi Fix: Paul, Superman, Gravity and Source Code
‘Paul’ Gets an Extended Trailer
The first full-length trailer for the film Paul has arrived online. Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Seth Rogen (as an alien), among plenty of others, Paul follows two British fanboys who travel to the United States in search of fan conventions and Area 51, but wind up picking up an alien on the run from the law instead. Pegg and Frost previously teamed up on the excellent Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, and this marks their first film stateside. Superbad director Greg Mottola is behind the camera, and the film just looks hilarious. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think. Paul lands in theaters on March 18th.
Superman to Film in Vancouver
It’s being reported today that Zack Snyder’s Superman movie will be shot in Vancouver as early as this summer, with Warner Bros. interested in putting it in theaters in December of 2012, giving us a Batman movie and a Superman movie in the same year! Woohoo!
George Clooney Joins Gravity
After Robert Downey Jr. dropped out, George Clooney has signed on to join Sandra Bullock in Alfonso Cuaron’s sci-fi movie Gravity, about a space station worker (Bullock) who’s stranded when her entire team is killed in an accident, forcing her to find a way back home. Clooney is reportedly playing a fellow astronaut who also survived the accident.
Duncan Jones’ Source Code Opening 2011 SXSW Film Festival
It’s no secret that the folks at SXSW put out one of the year’s best (and most enjoyable) film festivals. That being said, they’ve selected Moon director Duncan Jones’ Source Code as the opening night film of its 2011 festival. Source Code stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a guy who is placed into the body of someone on a train seven minutes before a bomb goes off in an attempt to identity the terrorists responsible. Check out the trailer below. The film is due out on April 1.
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