Stephen King’s Dark Tower, Star Wars composer John Williams, Jim Carrey and Kick-Ass 2 and The Big Bang Theory all pour from our news teapot
Some snippets of sci-fi and fantasy news for you from around the interwebs today:
• It seems Warner is no longer eying up Stephen King’s Dark Tower. It was originally dropped by Universal due to budget concerns and then supposedly taken up by Warner brothers in March 2012. Now they’ve passed on the opportunity, according to Variety; reasons are unknown as to why.
• Legendary big-screen composer John Williams (and inspiration to Joss Whedon) is to be given a lifetime achievement award at the Classic Brit awards in October. He’s famously written scores for Superman, Star Wars and the Indiana Jones films among others and has 47 Academy award nominations (the second most nominations after Walt Disney, fact hoarders). That’s his picture, above.
• More on the much-rumoured news that Jim Carrey will be in Kick-Ass 2: Deadline is reporting that he has been approached to play Colonel Stars in the sequel to 2010′s film. As he is a big fan of the first movie, based on Mark Millar’s comic, writer-director Jeff Wadlow is hoping to convince him to make an appearance.
• Although not strictly speaking sci-fi, we know many of our readers love The Big Bang Theory, so fans should know that Mayim Bialik (Amy Farrah Fowler) has now returned to work after injuring her hand in a car crash recently. She suffered severe lacerations to her left hand at the time.
Remember the new issue of SFX hits shelves tomorrow with Doctor Who on the cover and a massive TV preview section inside and more – we’re celebrating that with daily TV interviews all month.
Tags: Indiana Jones, Jim Carrey, John Williams, Joss Whedon, Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2, Mark Millar, Mayim Bialik, Star Wars, Stephen King, The Big Bang Theory