What a spectacular collection of talent, this audiobook has! Star Wars: From A Certain Point Of View is loaded to the brim with amazing stories and has a star-studded cast of voices, each one chosen specifically to create the most presentable experience possible for the listener. Whomsoever is responsible for dreaming this up should be rewarded handsomely.
Book Of Eli screenwriter Gary Whitta makes the jump from big-screen storytelling to the printed page with his debut novel Abomination, a mix of historical fiction, fantasy, and horror set in the Dark Ages after the fall of the Roman Empire, a period that saw a significant drop in written recordings of events. It’s that gap in history that lends itself to much speculation, which Whitta takes full advantage of in his story, claiming that those who witnessed its inconceivable horrors, purposely concealed the truth from future generations.
Whitta’s tale begins in 888 A.D. and uses the real-life background of King Alfred of England for its set-up. Alfred had spent his reign defending his kingdom of Wessex from the marauding Norse barbarians from across the sea, and it was his success in brokering peace with the Vikings that earned the young ruler his moniker of King Alfred the Great. But now, the Danish King Guthrum is rumored to be ill, and his death would likely trigger the end of the truce. Although eager for continued peace, Alfred must ready himself once more for war, but this time around, Aethelred, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has a secret weapon for his King to use against his foes. Unfortunately, Alfred soon finds out that this weapon does not come without dire repercussions.
Gareth Edwards will be reuniting with his Godzilla composer, Alexandre Desplat, for the newly titled Star Wars: Rogue One. It was thought that Star Wars composing alum John Williams would be the one who would conduct the score, but a new details reveal that that isn’t the case.
The plot of the franchise’s first spinoff film is still unknown, but based on the title alone, many speculate it would have to do with the Rebel Alliance’s elite X-Wing pilots, the Rogue Squadron. Hit the jump for more.
Felicity Jones, the actress who was just recently nominated for an Oscar for her work in The Theory of Everything, has entered into negotiations to star in the first Star Wars standalone movie.
Who the actress might play is currently not being shared yet, as no one knows what this first non-numbered Star Wars entry will be about. There have been rumors the movie could be about a group of bounty hunters trying to steal the blueprints for the Death Star, but nothing is confirmed.
Star Wars spinoffs was the first thing that came to mind when Disney announced that they would be releasing a Star Wars film every year when they acquired LucasFilm. So with Star Wars: The Force Awakens already in post-production, its time to look forward to 2016.
Godzilla‘s Gareth Edwards will direct a standalone film based on a draft written by Gary Whitta, who amicably left to write Starlight. He was then reportedly replaced by Simon Kinberg, who was a consultant on The Force Awakens and is an executive producer on Star Wars Rebels. With the script looking like its near completion, Edwards is setting his sights on finding a cast. And it looks like he has narrowed the female lead to three stars.