News Shotgun 10/06

  • Katee Sackhoff the next in the “female Expendables” team: We learned a couple of weeks ago that Gina Carrano was the first member of the “female Expendables” and now Katee Sackhoff is the second addition.  Sackhoff is probably best known for playing Starbuck on Battlestar Galactica and also appeared on 24 and Bionic Woman
  • The new Bond theme, “Skyfall” by Adele:  It’s very old school Bond, I like it.

  • Character descriptions for SHIELD: There’s Skye, a 20 something woman who is fun and smart, Agent Ward, the strong, quiet, serious one, Agent Rice, a crazy, weapons crazy woman, Agent Fitz, biochemistry super freak and Agent Simmons, the resident technology expert.
  • Seth MacFarlane to host the Oscars: The creator of Family Guy/American Dad/Ted/The Cleveland Show will be hosting the upcoming Academy Awards. Will there be big swing musical numbers or cameos from his charcters?  We’ll have to wait and see.
  • Matt Reeves directing Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: The director of Cloverfield and Let Me In is taking over the new Planet of the Apes series from Rise director, Rupert Wyatt.  There were a few rumors about possible plots, including one that was described as Full Metal Jacket with apes, where they were training to go and attack the final human city.
  • Michael Bay producing time travel found footage movie: The movie is called Almanac and has been described by Paramount as like Chronicle, but with time travel instead of superheroes.

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