If you’ve explored the latest issue of the Geek Syndicate digital magazine you’ve probably read my interview with the publication team that make up Cinebook, so they’ll need no further introduction here. Just in case you haven’t spotted the magazine, here’s a link to take you there. The interview’s on page 28. (Go, go. I’ll still be here when you get back.) Read the rest of this entry »
Posts Tagged ‘Spy’
Posted by Dion on February 15, 2013
Posted by Dion on November 27, 2012
One of the things I enjoy most about writing for Geek Syndicate is the pick ‘n’ mix nature of the books I am sent to review. It can take me out of my well-worn comfort zone and introduce me to styles and authors I’d never have encountered otherwise. The President’s Vampire is not the best example to affirm this as a good thing, but it is a case in point.
It’s an airport thriller; a fast paced piece of fluff filled with spy shenanigans, political intrigue, sex and violence. The fact that the lead character is a vampire puts it more in my ballpark, but it’s still a very different read than I’m used to. Is it any good though? That rather depends on what you’re looking for.
The briefest description I can come up with to sum it up is ‘Action trash with a geek veneer.’ If that’s your cup of tea, I’ll see you after the jump.
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Posted by sarawestrop on October 18, 2012
London’s MCM Expo is hosting an exclusive panel celebrating new genre show Hunted, from the BBC.
Posted by sarawestrop on October 9, 2012
Sexy super spy Nikita is back in the second season of the show. She still wants to take the shady espionage group Division down and set right all the wrongs she’s done during her time with them as one of the world’s most dangerous assassins.
The first half of the season really amps up the tension, with Alex and Nikita now working on opposite sides. Alex has promised her services to Division in exchange for information on her father’s killer Sergei Semak and her thirst for revenge drives her throughout the first half of the season, mirroring Nikita’s quest for vengeance against Percy and Division. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by sarawestrop on September 25, 2012
Season 2 of Nikita arrives October 1st! The super spy Nikita and her band of rogue agents are back and Nikita is still trying to take Division down and this time she has Michael and Birkhoff by her side. It’s not going to be that easy for Nikita though. Her old partner Alex is now in cahoots with Division, who want her to take Nikita down…will she betray her friend? Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by roy3 on July 30, 2009
The news comes from Coming Soon
Variety is reporting that Steven Spielberg is seriously considering directing a movie about fictional secret agent Matt Helm, created by author Donald Hamilton. The film was developed for several years by DreamWorks before the studio left it behind at Paramount Pictures, which owns the rights.
Spielberg’s representatives told the trade that he is attached to produce, but it’s unclear if he’s going to direct. Spielberg is reportedly excited about the project again after the rewrite that Paul Attanasio delivered last week.
As Spielberg and Stacey Snider near the closing of their financing through Reliance and their new deal with Disney, they would like nothing more than to have those partners be part of Spielberg’s next picture. But Paramount isn’t obligated to make that deal, and it’s unclear whether the studio will step up to Spielberg’s traditionally rich deal terms.
Matt Helm is based on a series of 27 novels about a government agent whose mission is to take down enemy agents. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are producing.
If all goes well, we might finally see the cold as I.C.E. (Intellegence Counter Espionage) Spy Smasher taking down KGB and rogues instead of the Dean Martin James Bond satire we all know and love. Don’t get me wrong. Dean Martin was fun, but in no way, shape or form was he a former OSS man working for the CIA. Sorry.
Will Paramount part with the property? Who knows…
Posted by roy3 on June 3, 2009
If you’re fans of James Bond films or the films of Sejun Suzuki, you gotta check out the trailer created for Kevin Dart’s latest art book Seductive Espionage: The World of Yuki 7. It’s an awesome throw back to the spy films of yesteryear.
You can pre-order the book from the Fleet Street website or if you’re in the Alhambra area in California, you can pick up a copy at the Nuculeus Gallery during a special exhibition on July 3rd to the 14th.
…OR if you’re feeling lucky, you could go over to the Grain Edit website and win some free swag
Source: Boing Boing