On the Radar is our new weekly feature, bringing you the choicest cuts of internet news, humour and nonsense. This week we’ve been getting pretty hyped for Pacific Rim (haters gunna hate), although it sounds like nothing compared to Nick Cave’s infamous script for Gladiator 2, which has been made available to read in all its insane glory. Also included are a round-up of this week’s new trailers: the good, the bad and the boring. Thanks for bearing with us during our hiatus: we were all in Disney Land dropping acid with Gary Busey and Sally Field. They wouldn’t let us leave. Oh God. Flashbacks.
So, there we have it. Scott M. Gimple has been announced as the new showrunner of The Walking Dead after Glen Mazzara and AMC parted ways in late December. Like many fans of The Walking Dead, I was devastated to hear about Mazzara’s departure, who had guided Rick Grimes and co. into arguably one of the consistently best seasons of television in recent years.
For someone who had bought into Mazzara’s vision and direction for the show, it feels a little bittersweet to already be talking about his successor. Scott M. Gimple has the unenvious task of following in Mazzrra’s footsteps, but here’s a couple of reasons why we fans need not panic, get angry and start sharpening their pitchforks.
Jurassic Park IV has been slated for a June 2014 release and has been greeted with a triumphant ‘meh’ by the majority of film fans, at least by those on the internet. If you’re anything like me, and by that I mean born in the Eighties, Jurassic Park was most likely a defining part of your childhood. I don’t necessarily mean that you loved it, but that it was something so huge that it was unavoidable. It was everywhere: merchandise, video games, TV parodies… it was an event. Dinosaur mania swept the western world: kids everywhere were brushing up on their dinosaur knowledge; swapping stickers, collecting file-o-faxes, even reading books (imagine?). It was a time in my life that makes me particularly happy to be nostalgic about.