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Messages - JOE SOAP

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Film & TV / Re: DUNE rights acquired by Legendary Films.
« on: 15 February, 2019, 03:25:54 pm »
What a terrible choice for a Swordmaster of Ginaz. Duncan is a lithe and wiry fighter, not some ape with a broadsword. This has Brian's fingerprints all over it. Sigh.

As an Exec. Producer representing the Estate I doubt Brian has too much power over casting the star of a recent billion dollar film that sold very, very well in overseas markets. Sounds more like a studio suggestion to help sell a weird sci-fi film to the general public – which is not a bad decision by any stretch.


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Film & TV / Re: DUNE rights acquired by Legendary Films.
« on: 15 February, 2019, 01:08:14 am »
This is going to be The Lord of the Rings... IN SPACE!, right?


Or Game of Thrones – like a fish out of water Aquaman dives in as Duncan Idaho.

https://variety.com/2019/film/news/jason-momoa-dune-reboot-legendary-1203140272/

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Film & TV / Re: DUNE rights acquired by Legendary Films.
« on: 13 February, 2019, 08:23:09 pm »

More importantly – how well does he play the Baliset.

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Film & TV / Re: DUNE rights acquired by Legendary Films.
« on: 13 February, 2019, 07:48:41 pm »
The casting just went up another notch –if that's possible– by hiring Thanos as Gurney Halleck.

Josh Brolin Joins ‘Dune’ Reboot

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Prog / Re: Prog 2118 - Enemies of the State
« on: 13 February, 2019, 02:26:31 pm »
It seems likely to me that Harvey will have his own strip soon -- assuming he survives this one.

Or raher Judge Hershey's World Tour of Duty.


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Prog / Re: Prog 2118 - Enemies of the State
« on: 13 February, 2019, 01:48:01 pm »


Seems like Harvey's story is another mini-epic in the making to test Dredd's beliefs that just crept up from behind, and as ever, it's playing out brilliantly.

Interesting side detail for me is that the story of Fargo's missing body, and his subsequent return, is public knowledge.




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Film & TV / Re: DUNE rights acquired by Legendary Films.
« on: 02 February, 2019, 01:33:52 pm »
Indeed it likely is, but as cynicism is an obstinate bastard, these things inevitably reveal themselves, when there's still money to be made.

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Film & TV / Re: DUNE rights acquired by Legendary Films.
« on: 02 February, 2019, 01:22:53 pm »
The seventh book was alas never written due to Frank Herberts untimely death.
 
Post script: The books written by his son and KJ Anderson (supposedly based on Frank Herberts 'notes') are entirely amateurish and mainly contradictory to Herbert's great creation. In my opinion they should not be considered relevant or associate with the six Dune novels.

There's some evidence in Frank Herbert's own interviews around the time of Chapterhouse Dune that the outline for Dune 7 at least existed.

I'll never read the postuhumous Prequels/Sequels that are allegedly based on this found outline, but if it exists, many would like to read it – if they can ever find the initiative to publish it.


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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 30 January, 2019, 11:13:28 am »
Sammy Wilson can have some US style beef to go with his chippy chips. This is what the ERG want.

US lobby groups for agriculture and pharmaceutical firms want UK standards changed to be closer to those of the US in a post-Brexit trade deal.

The meat lobby wants the sale of growth hormone-fed beef, currently banned in the UK and EU, to be allowed in the UK.

The drugs company lobby wants changes to the NHS drugs approval process to allow it to buy more of US drugs.

They are also asking US officials - who will hold a hearing later - to seek lower tariffs on agricultural goods.
The farming groups say any deal should move away from EU standards, including rules governing genetically modified crops, antibiotics in meats, and pesticides and herbicides, such as glyphosate.


https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47036119

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 29 January, 2019, 01:10:11 pm »
Does that mean EU regulations are more humane than UK regulations? And does this mean that, no matter who you vote for, UK politicians have absolutely no regard for public health?

There are degrees between no regard and less regard. One of the selling points of Brexit by Brexiteers is cheaper food. Cheaper food generally means less regulation of quality.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 29 January, 2019, 12:56:45 pm »
I don't believe that no deal means no trade. That makes no sense to me. Are European farmers going to refuse to trade with British markets because our servants in Westminster can't find a way of cutting their servants in Brussels into a piece of the profits? Is it going to become unlawful to trade with the UK? I very much doubt it.

Just as one example: you won't have the benefit of EU food regulations so the UK is free to import the cheapest of low quality foods undercutting local farmers/Producers while destroying their livelihoods, and the people's health, which puts more strain on the NHS. Hello Monsanto etc.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 17 January, 2019, 07:32:04 pm »
Nine months is the current waiting time, according to the Irish passport office person who emailed me.

You multiply that by 3, Irish-Time.

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Film & TV / Re: The Trailer Thread
« on: 16 January, 2019, 05:05:29 pm »
Now 50% more BroFlake friendly.

GHOSTBUSTERS 3 Teaser Trailer

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Books & Comics / Re: Toxic
« on: 14 January, 2019, 07:41:07 pm »
Like Kingdom of the Blind, the Marvel piss-take was also a one-shot.


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General / Re: John Wagner topic - can we have some more, please?
« on: 13 January, 2019, 07:33:01 am »

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