About Dirk Van Tilborg

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After reading Jack Kirby’s Forever People and New Gods comic books and watching 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dirk was assimilated during first grade recess into the collective known as Science Fiction. Fueled by the visions of mad scientists such as Philip K. Dick and Frank Herbert, he has quietly searched the galaxy for the next BladeRunner, Brazil and Dark City. Born in San Francisco and currently enjoying a steampunk version of Ft. Lauderdale, when not grokking Science Fiction he spends his time with family and friends and just maybe trying to enter the dreams of disingenuous politicians.
Favorites: Fringe, Dune by Frank Herbert, BladeRunner and Alien Hominid
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Dirk Van Tilborg

  • Fox Finally Renews ‘Fringe’ For A Full Season Order

    Posted Friday, March 25th, 2011 08:08 am GMT -4

    Fox has finally renewed ‘Fringe’ for another season (its fourth). Despite moving it to Fox’s science fiction graveyard (Friday nights), executives have given a full 22 episode season order for the J.J. Abrams-created series. Fox has a history of moving good science fiction shows to Friday nights and then after seeing the decline in ratings […]

  • New Trailer Released For ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’

    Posted Thursday, March 24th, 2011 06:08 pm GMT -4

    Marvel Studios has released a new trailer for the upcoming ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ film. In 1942, Steve Rogers played by Chris Evans (‘Fantastic Four’, ‘The Losers’) is deemed physically unfit to enlist in the U.S. Army and fight the Nazis in World War II. Volunteering instead for Project: Rebirth, a secret military operation, […]

  • Warner Bros. Announces Production Start On ‘Clash Of The Titans 2′

    Posted Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 02:04 pm GMT -4

    Production has begun on ‘Clash Of The Titans 2′, the Jonathan Liebesman (‘Battle: Los Angeles’) directed sequel to 2010s ‘Clash Of The Titans’. A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus—the demigod son of Zeus—is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year […]

  • Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ Well Dries Up At Paramount

    Posted Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 08:08 am GMT -4

    According to Deadline, Paramount’s option to turn Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ into a major franchise has ended with the studio opting to not renew. After four years and numerous scripts and directors, rights holder Richard P. Rubinstein and Paramount couldn’t come to terms on the film franchise. Rubinstein said “Paramount’s option has expired and we couldn’t […]

  • Weekend Box Office 3-21-11

    Posted Monday, March 21st, 2011 03:04 pm GMT -4

    Genre films held 8 of the top 10 spots this weekend at the box office. Action thriller ‘Limitless’ took the top spot with $19 million while ‘Rango’ held onto the second spot again with $15.3 million in its domestic gross this weekend. Last week’s number one film ‘Battle: Los Angeles’ took third with $14.6 million. […]

  • Anchor Bay Picks Up Post-Apocalyptic Film ‘The Divide’ At SXSW

    Posted Thursday, March 17th, 2011 06:00 pm GMT -4

    According to Deadline, Anchor Bay has picked up the U.S. rights to director Xavier Gens (‘Hitman’, ‘Frontier(s)’) post-apocalyptic thriller ‘The Divide’ for a low seven-figures. Deals for several other territories beyond the U.S. are currently in negotiations. The film made its world premiere Sunday night at midnight at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. The […]

  • Weekend Box Office 3-14-11

    Posted Monday, March 14th, 2011 11:24 pm GMT -4

    Genre films took the top five spots and 7 of the top 10 spots this weekend at the box office. New entry ‘Battle: Los Angeles’ took the top spot with $36 million with the Johnny Depp starrer ‘Rango’ dropping one spot from last weekend for second with $23 million. Also in its first weekend was […]

  • May Two-Hour Preview Of Spielberg’s ‘Terra Nova’ Canceled

    Posted Saturday, March 12th, 2011 08:08 am GMT -4

    Citing the need for more special effects production time, Fox has canceled the May two hour preview that had been scheduled for executive producer Steven Spielberg’s big budget television series ‘Terra Nova’. Originally set for a 2011 midseason premiere, the series was pushed back for a two hour preview set for May 24 and 25. […]

  • ‘Robocop’ Reboot Gets Writer Josh Zetumer

    Posted Friday, March 11th, 2011 01:04 am GMT -4

    MGM has hired Josh Zetumer to write the script for director Jose Padilha’s ‘Robocop’ reboot. According to Deadline, Zetumer is a hot item in Hollywood. He’s written a number of high profile scripts, except none have made it to the screen yet. His thriller script ‘Infiltrator’ is set up at Warner Bros. as a potential […]

  • ‘X-Men: First Class’ Actor Nicholas Hoult Takes Lead Role In ‘Warm Bodies’

    Posted Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 06:08 pm GMT -4

    ‘X-Men: First Class’ actor Nicholas Hoult has taken the lead role in ‘Warm Bodies’, Summit Entertainment’s film adaptation of the Isaac Marion novel of the same name. Hoult’s character in the film is an existentially tormented zombie who befriends the girlfriend of one his victims. This friendship starts a chain reaction that transforms him and […]

  • ‘The Event’ Returns To NBC Tonight With A 2-Hour Midseason Premiere

    Posted Monday, March 7th, 2011 05:07 pm GMT -4

    ‘The Event’ is back for the new year (after a 3 month hiatus) with 2 new episodes on NBC at 8/7c tonight. The science fiction series returns with the episodes “And Then There Were More” and “Inostranka” which finds President Martinez and his chief of staff (Roger Bart) using all their resources to decrypt the […]

  • Weekend Box Office 3-7-11

    Posted Monday, March 7th, 2011 02:04 pm GMT -4

    Genre films took the top three spots this weekend at the box office. Animated fantasy film, ‘Rango’ starring Johnny Depp, took the top spot with $38 million. Debuting in roughly 1100 theaters less than ‘Rango’, the Philip K. Dick based ‘The Adjustment Bureau’ took in a respectable $20.9 million for second place. In third place […]

  • Diane Lane To Play Martha Kent In New ‘Superman’ Movie

    Posted Friday, March 4th, 2011 08:03 am GMT -4

    Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have announced that Oscar-nominated actress Diane Lane will play the role of Martha Kent in the new ‘Superman’ film directed by Zack Snyder. Snyder said, “This was a very important piece of casting for me because Martha Kent is the woman whose values helped shape the man we know […]

  • ‘Blade Runner’ Universe To Expand With Alcon Entertainment

    Posted Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 02:33 pm GMT -4

    Film financing and production company Alcon Entertainment is currently negotiating with ‘Blade Runner’ executive producer Bud Yorkin for the rights to produce film, television, and ancillary product prequels and sequels based on director Ridley Scott’s iconic 1982 film ‘Blade Runner’. The Warner Bros. based Alcon Entertainment have thankfully made it clear they are not remaking […]

  • Brazilian Director Jose Padilha In Talks For ‘Robocop’ Reboot

    Posted Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 08:02 pm GMT -4

    Now that MGM has emerged from bankruptcy (a whopping $4.25 billion worth!), the studio is moving ahead with a number of pictures including a ‘Robocop’ reboot as well as the 23rd ‘James Bond’ film. According to Deadline, MGM is negotiating with Brazilian director Jose Padilha for the reboot. Padilha is well known for his powerful […]