Friday, January 12, 2007

Morning Dose: Cobain movie?; SXSW 2007; Meat puppets; Wil Wheaton; Venom figure

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Kurt Cobain movie on the way?

A post on informs that Courtney Love has acquired the rights to the Charles Cross biography of Kurt Cobain Heavier Than Heaven. She is in discussion with several studios to produce a film based on the book. Apparently, Courtney posted all of this information on a fan site and says the movie will be an "A list" production.
Is it just me, or do legions of Cobain and Nirvana fans out there feel nervous about leaving the filmic fate of Kurt in Courtney's hands? Whatever happens, let's just hope the next film inspired by Kurt's life and music is more exciting than Gus Van Sant's Last Days.

SXSW 2007 news

South by Southwest 2007 is set to start March 9 in Austin. Here's an early look at what's on tap for the film portion. As for the music portion of the festival, expect a keynote address from Pete Townshend and a sit-down with Ricki Lee Jones

Want to control a real-life avatar?

Ever wanted to have a real-life, flesh and blood avatar? Here's your chance. The Medaimatic gallery in Amsterdam will present a two-week exhibit in which people can manipulate four real people (or avatars) from the comfort of their own home. The project is called The Girlfriend Experience and takes place in a villa you can observe from your computer. The weirdness starts on Jan 26.

Wil Wheaton on Star Trek: The Experience

Wil Wheaton blogs about his first time at Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas. According to him, it's fuckin' awesome. Read his post, it's a real treat, especially for Trek fans. Here's an excerpt:
"Being inside those walls, even though it was in a casino in Las Vegas, I was safe. I was protected from the bullshit that had been the focus of my life since I quit the show. When that bullshit was washed away, I saw Trek for what it is: a huge part of my life."

Venom and Jen's figures

Finally, check out the new Spider-Man 3 Venom action figure, now available for order along with other new Spider-Man junk. Oh yeah, apparently Jennifer Aniston's breasts are getting a lot of attention today. Oh, and my first post is online here. I'll be covering Battlestar Galactica for the site, so check it out if you're a fan.

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