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THE DARK TOWER Coming To The Big And Small Screen

This might be pretty amazing. Universal and NBC are planning on adapting what many thought was un-adaptable: The Dark Tower. For awhile, it looked like the LOST team of Darlton and JJ Abrams would be creating a miniseries or film of Stephen King’s epic heptology of sci-fi-fantasy-westerns, but that fell trough. Many wondered which format would be best for telling this dense and sprawling tale. It looks like this crew has decided to do both. I think it might just be one of the most genius moves in entertainment history. Ron Howard will serve as the director for the first film of the series (presumably following the first book). From there, Akiva Goldsman (Fringe) will write season one of the show that will bridge the gap to the second film. After that, season two of the show will follow Roland’s (the main character’s) childhood which is detailed in the fourth (and in my opinion, best) book of the series. This is genius as that book is so complex and different that a season on TV is the only way you could pull it off. The format would continue like that until all of the material (including the prequel comics) are incorporated. With Howard and Goldsman involved, and the multi-medium approach being taken, The Dark Tower might finally get the adaptation it needs. Read more via SuperHeroHype.

The Man In Black Speaks

Yes, Kevin Pollak has a podcast. And it’s actually pretty good. He’s really funny, Samm Levine is one of his lackeys, and he has great guests on every week from the world of comedy and acting. This week he plays host to the Man In Black himself, LOST‘s Titus Welliver. You can get the podcast from iTunes in either audio or video format, or you can just subscribe to his YouTube channel for all the videos.

Super Sawyer

UPDATE: ComicBookMovie has officially heard that this is a rumor. Shit.

LOST‘s Josh Holloway is rumored to be up for a lead role in an upcoming Marvel feature. TV Overmind speculates it may be wither Ant-Man or Hawkeye, two heroes whose names have been tossed around (Ant-Man is inching closer to being green-lit every day) as possible films or franchises. Both characters play a part in the Avengers universe which Marvel Studios is currently creating. I agree with TV Overmind that Hawkeye would be a much better fit than Ant-Man, and it’s unlikely that Holloway would play Namor or Doctor Strange, two more characters that may be coming to the big screen in the future. Sawyer was one of my favorite Losties and I’d love to see how he works in another role, especially one with such huge nerd-boner potential like a Marvel film. Especially after he was rumored to be Gambit in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and lost (no pun intended) out to that douche from Friday Night Lights. Exciting times we live in.

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JUNE

This is my first post in the month of June. It’s 61 degrees here in New York City.  Better than 40 I suppose, but hardly summer weather. Tonight is also the first episode of Conan hosting The Tonight Show. I’ll be watching it tomorrow on Hulu with the rest of you. And for LOST fans, check this out. There’s a massive LOST rewatch extravaganza going on that will start tonight and go up until the premier of Season 6 (the FINAL season) in January 2010. All these fansites will be throwing in their 2 cents (there’s no ‘cents’ icon on the keyboard!?) along the way and you’ll get the joy of knowing that other nerds around the world are rewatching LOST with you.
Anywho, happy June.

Interview – ELEVEN AND THE FALCONS

OMC you guys! You’ll never believe it but I tots just had that babe 6 from the awesome hot new rock ‘n’ roll band Eleven and the Falcons in the The Present Is Now offices talkin’ bout her band, their new EP, Psychic Toothpaste/Ocean Ghost 7″, and that Pauly Shore movie Jury Duty. And I captured it all in the form of this interview. How bizarre.

6/Six

First of all, what “Real Fact” would you put under a Snapple cap?

That Narwhals can crawl on land for about 50 yards. Sea unicorn is the new land unicorn.

I guess regular unicorns are going to have to breed with pegasuses now if they hope to stake their independence. How’s the band, by the way?

Why it’s swell, thanks for asking! We’re excited to hear some feedback on the EP. I think if anything, we’ve accomplished a fair representation of the recent events in our lives. I’m optimistic toward our future sound. We have our live instruments back from their vacation in a Florida storage space, and the magical powers of our newest bandmate, Mayor Prankster.

Speaking of by the way, remember that Red Hot Chili Pepper’s album, By The Way? What were your thoughts upon first hearing that?

Shit. “Can’t Stop” listening?

Totally. One of the songs on your new EP, “Mobelius Celeraus Truncata,” is only 19 seconds long. Are you guys usually so self-indulgent?

Uh, yes. Fuck you guys.

Such a sweet girl. Besides yourself, who else is in the band? And why the fuck did they leave you to do this interview alone?!

It was just me, 6, and 5 for the EP days, but recently Mayor Prankster has come aboard. I suppose the Mayor doesn’t have enough history to answer these grueling questions, and 5 is busy conducting some interview. So much for band loyalty.

Man, those guys sound like a bunch of ladyboys. I’ve heard from a very reliable source that this is the first interview your band has done. Does that make you feel pathetic or elitist?

Oh so pathetically elitist!

Hey Light

Your band, which will henceforth be referred to as Dolphin Kiss, has a very unique sound. Possibly the most unique sound of any band to release their debut EP this month. What sorts of instruments and recording equipment do you use to account for this?

Thank you for that, I love dolphin kisses. As I mentioned before, we did not have access to our guitars, good keyboards, percussion, etc. for most of the songs on the EP – the exception being “Abbatoir” which we recorded before we moved to New York. Therefore, most of the sounds were created by this little keyboard 5 bought me for Christmas. Other noises we would record and then sample or loop in Garageband with some crazy filters or something. We just experimented with effects until it produced something wacky or close to the actual timbre of the instrument. I guess our goal was to create something that would tickle your senses and make you think “what was that sound that reminded me of icicles??” It would be difficult to perform live with the EP versions of the songs, but we’re going to attempt to transform some songs like “Belles of London”.

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Hahaha. Now there’s that famous wit I’ve heard so much about. Let me flip the script for a moment, and ask you how often do you floss, collectively as a band?

Never, we’re British.

Too true. When did Dolphin Kiss first start making music?

Well, we started collaborating around 4 1/2 years ago. We didn’t really become Eleven and the Falcons until circa 2007.

Did you ever consider wearing costumes? You know, dress up as the number 11.

…Sounds pretty gay.

Definitely.

Psychic Toothpaste/Ocean Ghost 7"

The cover art for your EP is pretty crazy, right?

For your viewing pleasure! 5 had the idea of creating a Sgt. Pepper’s-like collage out of a bunch of magazine clippings. It was just as fun to make as it is to stare at.

Yeah. Sometimes I don’t eat or drink for days on end because I’m so transfixed by it. How did you guys land a deal with KillerPOP Records, one of the giants of the music industry?

Just lucky I guess, or being good friends with the creators. It’s quite the honor to be up there with Johnnie Angel.

Yeah, that dude shreds. Finally, all of your fans are dying to know, what’s gonna happen to the Oceanic 6 now that they’re all back on the island?

Oh it’s gonna blow your brains out the back of your skulls! …Turns out, it was all a dream. Dream dream dream dream dreeeeeeeaaaaam. All I have to do is dream.

Can’t get enough?! Check out the band all over the net, starting here.

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