September 5th, 2004

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Sunday Fact: Japan & Earthquakes

Japan is one of the world's most seismically active areas, with an earthquake occurring every five minutes.

The country accounts for about 20 percent of the world's earthquakes of Richter magnitude six or greater.
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Johnny Depp.... 41 years old! I couldn't believe it and have just checke dout his bio and he was indeed born in 1963.

Christ, the man will look young forever!
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(News) Self Harm, Cannibal Holocaust, Nigerian Tranvestite, more Cannibals...

I realised I hadn't done a news round-up recently, so here are a few stories that might interest you that you may not have seen:

65pc Rise in Calls by Self-Harm Children (Guardian On-Line; Sunday 5th September 2004)

Cannibal Holocaust, which is mentioned in this article is actually a damn fine film. I was incredibly surprised when I finally saw it a couple of years ago as it was quite different from what I was expecting and was, in many ways, a for-runner to films such as The Blair Witch Project. Italian B-Movie Maestros Get Ttarantino Treatment (Guardian On-Line; Sunday 5th September 2004)

Japan has been battered quite soldily today. What with two sizable earthquakes, a typhoon and reports of tidal waves heading their way... Elements Wreck Havoc On Japanese (BBC On-Line; Sunday 5th September 2004)

Transvestite Trail The Talk Of Nigeria (BBC On-Line; Wednesday 1st September 2004)

hehe, Rammsetin even get name-checked in this story... Cannibal Signs Over Media Rights (BBC On-Online; Friday 3rd September 2004)


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An exciting supporting cast has joined Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron's new sci-fi action flick "Aeon Flux" based on Peter Chung's popular futuristic MTV animated series. Joining the cast will be Marton Csokas, Jonny Lee Miller, Sophie Okonedo, Amelia Warner, Caroline Chikezie.

"Aeon Flux" is set 400 years in the future, when disease has wiped out the majority of the earth's population except for one walled, protected city- state, Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists. Theron plays the title role of "Aeon Flux," the top operative in the underground "Monican" rebellion, led by the Handler, played by Frances McDormand. When Aeon is sent on a mission to kill the government's leader (Csokas), she uncovers a world of secrets, which makes her question everything she thought she knew.

A New Zealand native, Marton Csokas, who plays Trevor Goodchild, known as Chairman Goodchild, recently completed production on the films, Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven" and "The Great Raid." Csokas has also starred in films such as "The Bourne Supremacy," "XXX," "Kangaroo Jack," "Star Wars: Episode II -- The Attack of the Clones" and as Celeborn in "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" and "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings."

Jonny Lee Miller portrays Trevor's younger brother, Oren Goodchild, who believes in the order of the city-state and seeks to crush the rebellion. Miller's credits include the psychological action-thriller, "Mindhunters" as well as "Afterglow," "Dracula 2000," "Love, Honour & Obey," "Trainspotting" and "Hackers."

Sophie Okonedo, who portrays Aeon's protege and rebel operative, Sithandra, starred in the critically acclaimed feature film, "Dirty Pretty Things," as well as in "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls" and the recently completed film, "Hotel Rwanda."

Amelia Warner, who plays Aeon's beloved sister, Una Flux, co-starred in the feature films "Quills," "Winter Passing" and "Love's Brother."

Caroline Chikezie, who stars as Elaine Hardy in the hit British TV series, "The Footballers' Wives," will play Freya in "Aeon Flux," the loyal aide to Trevor Goodchild.

"Aeon Flux" is currently filming and is scheduled for a theatrical release in 2005. Director Karyn Kusama ("Girlfight") will helm "Flux" with Gale Anne Hurd, David Gale, Gary Lucchesi and Greg Goodman producing.
(Source: MTV.COM)
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(MORE FILM NEWS) The Munsters, Hellboy 2+3, At The Mountains of Madness

Universal Pictures have tied up a deal to bring classic 60's show 'The Munsters' to the big screen.
(Taken from Dark Horizons)
In a webchat with Empire Online readers, "Hellboy" director Guillermo del Toro who's currently writing the sequel, talked about its plot and potential future films.

The idea of a trilogy has come up - "I would love to make Hellboy into a trilogy. Creatively, Mike Mignola and I know that we want to at least do that. Economically, it's the studio's decision" says Del Toro.

What's the second one's story? "We tried to do an entire sequel based on the Roger [a homunculus created by a scientist to bring about the end of the world] origin story, and found it to be actually very similar to what Hellboy is in the first movie - a conflicted monster. So the sequel will have another BPRD member, Johan the Ectoplasmic Agent".

What about his assorted other projects: "I am hopefully doing a version of At The Mountains Of Madness. My dream for that movie would be to band together with people like Gahan Wilson, Corbin, Geiger, Moebius and the lot and conceptualise a truly cosmic horror movie". He also has "the mother of all ghost stories, which is called Crimson Peak. It's a Gothic Victorian horror tale, done in the 19th century, and I hope to get down and start writing it in the mid-future".