Just a few quick items tonight.
1. Watchmen director Zack Snyder has confirmed that the ending of his film will deviate from the graphic novel somewhat — and that the film has only ever had the one ending, so the rumours of Warner testing two different endings are apparently false. Snyder’s reasons for making the change make sense to me, at least, so far, but we’ll see how the film itself turns out. Snyder has some other interesting thoughts on the film, too, for example when he discusses how he chose the music for the soundtrack, which the graphic novel obviously wouldn’t have had to deal with quite so much. (I believe the graphic novel does quote a song or two, but mainly for the lyrics, and not because it’s trying to set the tone aurally or anything like that.) — Dark Horizons
2. The first six Star Trek movies — i.e. the ones featuring the original series’ cast — will probably come out on Blu-Ray next year, presumably to coincide with the sequel-prequel-reboot that J.J. Abrams is directing. But it looks like the Blu-Ray version of Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) will be based on the theatrical edition of that film, and not on the slightly improved DVD edition that came out in 2001, because the souped-up special effects were rendered in 480p, and not in high-def. — TrekMovie.com