Snippets: Play the game from Wreck-It Ralph, Wil Wheaton – @wilw – hosting Falling Skies after show, World War Z movie rewrites
Wreck It Ralph
Fix-It Felix, Jr., the game for which Wreck-It Ralph – Disney’s new animated star – is the villain. Is available in playable, browser-game format over at Disney’s page. You play the eponymous Felix as you try to move around the windows of a building avoid the bricks that Ralph is throwing at you as well as avoiding ledges that block your movement and ducks at later levels. Look, I’m not going to tell you that Fix It Felix, Jr., is going to change your life or anything, but it is a competently made old school arcade game that you can play in your browser.
[Source: Game Informer]
Wil Wheaton to Host Falling Skies Aftershow
Wil Wheaton, formerly Wesley Crusher and current geek-do-well ambassador, actor, Tabletop host, and overall internet famous person, will be hosing Second Watch an Internet-based aftershow for TNT’s sci-fi series Falling Skies. The show is pretty clearly modeled after The Talking Dead, the Chris Hardwick-hosted after show for The Walking Dead and will feature Wheaton and guests talking about that night’s episode. Falling Skies premiers on Sunday, June 17 at 9 p.m. Eastern with the first episode of Second Watch beginning immediately after at 11 p.m. The first and finale episodes will be live, with the remaining episodes being pre-taped.
World War Z Movie Getting Rewrites
I was really quite fond of Max Brooks’ 2006 novel World War Z, which was about a journalist going around the world and talking to different people about their experiences in a zombie apocalypse. I have also been really skeptical ever since I heard they were making a movie of it because the actual book wouldn’t make a great movie without going back and making it an action movie which completely changes the entire tone of the book. A few days after it was reported that the cast of World War Z was returning to China for reshoots, Empire is now reporting that Damon Lindelhof, the screenwriter for Prometheus, will be doing a major rework of the script and the film’s release has been moved to next June back from a late-2012 date. None of this bodes well.