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Daily Scan for 06.22.09 – Bay Is Over Transformers, Matheson’s Button Gets Movie


• Michael Bay hints that he might be done with the Transformers franchise after the sequel is released this week. Let’s hope Shia follows suit.

• Richard Matheson’s famous scifi story, Button, Button, is being made into a feature film by the director of Donnie Darko. But can a five page story really carry a two hour movie?

• Roland Emmerich’s next apocalyptic scifi flick, 2012, has gotten a trailer. The science is terrible and the prophecy nonsense, but it still looks like a lot of fun.

• Yeesh. Indiana Jones 5 is now also being confirmed by a producer, saying that everyone’s really on board and excited for it. “We’re not getting any younger,” Harrison Ford says. Nor are you guys any more filled with good ideas.

• In an attempt to pave the way for human settlement on the moon, NASA is firing a huge probe into it and will study the debris for signs of water. NASA has always been at war with the moon.

Fantastic Flashbacks has a great scan of a 1977 Time article on Star Wars.

• In science fiction, women belong in only one place: pneumatic tubes. At least according to the lurid genre of science fiction pulp novel covers.

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