A sci-fi SXSW and the latest on Supernatural season seven in this week’s tweets.
Now that the Oscars have called last orders on the awards season, it’s the time of year that film festivals hog the spotlight. Although 99% of cinema-goers likely react with: a) indifference or b) annoyance (that we don’t get to see the films till weeks, if not months, later) to the preview season, there’s no denying that festivals like Sundance or SXSW are important for upping a film’s profile in the all-important American market.
With this in mind it’s interesting to note that most of the big hitters at this year’s SXSW festival, which took place in Austin Texas this past weekend, were of the sci-fi persuasion – our favourite kind! Simon Pegg and Nick Frost were there with Paul , taking the same road trip their characters do in the movie in the days leading up to SXSW, and posting pictures of their progress:
Family photo ... yfrog.com/h7mmvbij
The real Graeme and Clive at the real black mailbox. Area 51 NV, March '11 yfrog.com/h4w6oufj
Honestly, they're not as bad as everyone says ... yfrog.com/h8fo8evj
James Gunn’s Super got its premiere, Edgar Wright jetted Stateside to support buddy/writing partner Joe Cornish for the first public screening of Attack The Block . And Moon director Duncan Jones was there with his new movie Source Code , star Jake Gyllenhaal and, er, Pee Wee Herman, in the oddest piece of cross promotion for quite some time: http://www.twitvid.com/MDGSP
The SFX Twitter Stream
@ TimOfLegend Just played Zelda on the 3ds for the first time. Holy crap I want one now! Didn't realize how cool the 3d was until I held it.
@ MintzPlasse Went to do ADR for Fright Night earlier. Looking bloody as hell. Great Stuff! x
@ alydenisof I cannot believe it was 14 years ago today that BUFFY aired for the first time! And I cannot believe you guys had to remind me!
@ jumblejim Good day at work. Just these last two eps to shoot %26 we're done for the season. Everyone's ready.
Between Sera Gamble's penultimate script & Eric Kripke's script for the season finale, SPN is going to blow minds. Didn't see this coming.
Everybody who works on SPN is ready & willing to do a 7th season. We just don't know yet. Waiting on the CW to decide.
@ leeunkrich I'll be making another movie at Pixar, though won't be able to talk about it for a long while. x
@ steven_moffat In Cardiff and just saw the (very nearly) complete ep 1 of Who. Could be biased but I think it's a belter.
@ ManMadeMoon Just got email from WOW inviting me to come back for free for 7 days.... crack dealers! Isnt my promise to play Diablo 3 enough!?
@ russelltovey Thank you for all the compliments me wittys... I was crying with you all... So sad isn't it... Thanks Aidan for the good times!!! X
@ BRIANMBENDIS two of my comic friends kind of freaked out from marvel vs capcom 3 #old x
@ DamonLindelof Super-8 trailer. One word. CHILLS.