Welcome to The Morning Read.
Hope you had a great weekend. Once again, I'm trying to get rid of some leftover links that I've hidden amidst all the new stuff I've seen online over the weekend, so this is another appropriate edition of The Morning Read, and with this much to discuss and with me leaving the house at 6:30 AM on Monday morning for a set visit, I'd better write as fast as possible tonight so you guys can read this while I'm out all day.
Looking forward to checking out this "Avatar" roundtable on December 3rd. Nice get for MTV, and it sounds like it took nearly six months to negotiate. In the meantime, Geoff Boucher (one of the few film writers for the LA Times that I actually respect at this point) has gone "Avatar" crazy, and his interview with production designer Rick Carter is especially good. It's one of the first to tackle the question of how different the approaches of James Cameron and Robert Zemeckis truly are.
And speaking of Cameron, this new "AVP" game is one of the first that gets close to tapping into the aesthetic that makes "Aliens" my favorite out of either of those series, and I hope the gameplay delivers on the promise of this teaser video.