Hogan’s Heroes Redux?

LeBeau? Schultz? Klink? Those names mean anything to you? Well, it seems that Maximus seems to think a lot of the old show Hogan’s Heroes. According to a recent post on The Hollywood Reporter.com, Russel Crowe is reportedly interested in bringing back the POW camp based comedy, with himself in the lead role.

Very, very cool. The script is said to set the characters in a “more dramatic setting”, but if it’s Hogan’s Heroes, then it should at least be similar to the 60’s sitcom.

FGN Hangs It Up…

Well, yet another one bites the dust. Apparently with the slow drop in advertising, the plug has been pulled on one of my favorites gaming news sites, The Fastest Game News Online or as it’s more commonly known, FGN. I’ve emailed them on quite a few occasions and am sad to see them go. For quite a while they were the first site I checked on a daily basis and they were a great source for news. They will be missed, but for the most part, they have moved on to bigger and better things.

Happy trails FGN. It was a great ride…

Purple Light Sabre

Interesting little piece of Episode II trivia up on Dark Horizons about Samuel L. Jackson and his role in the upcoming movie:

“he asked Lucas if he could have a purple light sabre at the start of the shoot. Lucas replied ‘no’ and walked away. Come the day of the shoot however, Jackson performed his first sabre scene, when they showed him the playback…there it was”. He also laughed saying that “hordes of Star Wars fans will be coming up to him asking ‘why have you got a purple sabre’ looking for some deeper meaning”.

Heh. Star Wars fans will be pondering that one for a loooong time 🙂

Down For A Few

Well, things will be quiet here for a few days. I was in to the dentist today and had my wisdom teeth pulled. Left there with my mouth filled with gause, and stopped to pick up my Xbox 🙂

Been playing it most of the day and loving it. Even had a few buddies in to try things out.

So far:

Halo is awesome. That’s it…

Project Gotham will probably grow on me. I’m not a huge racing fan, but I wanted one, so it was my obvious choice. If you like racing games, you should like it.

DOA3 has some awesome graphics, but I’ll need to spend some more time with it. It’s a bit deeper than I remember, but still quite a blast. Eye candy overload 🙂

Catch you in a few. Picking up my Gamecube on Sunday. 2 awesome consoles in 4 days. It don’t get much better!

Bruce Lee Is Back?

Variety reports that Bruce Lee will be the first dead star to be revieved via computer for a motion picture.

More than 28 years after Bruce Lee’s death, computer technology will resurrect the kung-fu icon to star in the chopsocky actioner “Dragon Warrior,” the first time a dead actor will be re-created in a major movie role.

Very interesting sounding, but they did seem to aim a little high for their first attempt. I don’t know if they are going to superimpose him over someone else’s movements, recreated him 100%, or pull him from other movies, but it sounds like a big undertaking.

Nintendo Will Eventually Go Online

Apparently the big N is planning on entering the online market, but as they have said in the past, but only when the market is ready for it. FGN quoted gaming guru Shigeru Miyamoto as saying “There are a large number of online games in development for Gamecube, which are secret.”

Hopefully online gaming isn’t another thing that Nintendo waits too long to get in on.

Rub A Dub Dub – Star Wars Style

Was checking out FGN and they have posted a few new pics from the upcoming Rogue Leader for the Gamecube (which I’m getting. Both the console and the game) All of the pics have been good so far, but these are kinda unique. The level in the game in set in water, but features AT-ATs walking in the water. They are up to their knees in it. Very cool idea. Check the pics out for an idea of what it all looks like.