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Daily Scan for 08.21.09 – Avatar Trailer Surfaces, Zemeckis Plunges Into Yellow Submarine

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The Venture Bros. gets a fourth season trailer. Trippy, sure, but the show’s been going downhill since Season 1.

• Robert Zemeckis will direct a 3D CGI remake of Yellow Submarine? I’d say it’s a bad idea, but the leaked intro sequence to Beatles Rock Band shows that CGI Yellow Submarine can be wonderfully surreal.

• The official trailer for James Cameron’s Avatar is now online over at Apple’s site.

Shazam! is back on track, with two new writers. Sadly, director Peter Berg and The Rock are still attached.

• Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind is being remade as a live-action flick, and there’s a trailer out for it now. Though, it’s less a trailer than sacrilege.

• Is Dictrict 9 — ostensibly a racism morality tale — racist itself?

• Roboticists are starting to rethink the soundness of using Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics as a real-world set of guidelines.

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