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Daily Scan for 10.14.09 – McKellen Doubts Magneto, Emmerich Ponders Stargate

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• Sam Raimi says that as much as he’d like to see the Lizard in Spider-Man 4, the actual villain has still yet to be decided. That seems hard to believe considering the movie begins filming in March.

X-Files creator Chris Carter’s other show, the apocalyptic Millennium, is coming to the big screen. Bizarrely, Chris Carter is not attached.

• Sir Ian McKellen talks The Hobbit and X-Men Origins: Magneto, the latter of which he’s very skeptical he’ll be starring in.

• Director Roland Emmerich says he’s still game for doing two proper Stargate sequels that take place before the television series picks up.

• Philip K. Dick, though he died before filming completed, had a lot of hope for Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner.

The Guardian asks if we’re now in a post-science fiction world. I don’t think so, but then again, I think genre labels are fairly meaningless to begin with.

Tripods adapter and screenwriter Stuart Hazeldine talks about the process of working with Alex Proyas on the adaptation of John Chrisopher’s book series.

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