Blu-ray release of Jurassic Park and spent time wondering if you could outrun a Tyrannosaurus Rex? Science just may have the answer for you. Meanwhile, Joss Whedon has a very unusual idea of a vacation and Stephen King's The Dark Tower adaptation still hasn't died. In fact, it's found new life. It's all ahead on this week's links.
Could You Outrun a T-Rex?
Ian Malcolm tried and failed, and apparently so would you, according to a computer model created by paleontologists at the University of Manchester. You can read all about it at io9. Meanwhile, I'm making a metal note to find a job that will pay to come figure out things like, "How fast can a T-Rex actually run?" Now you might say, "But Dan, this is all hypothetical." To which I would simply respond with this.
The Dark Tower to air on HBO
When in was originally announced, Ron Howard's massive adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower series was going to consist of several films connected by TV miniseries. Though the project has suffered some setbacks thanks to Universal's reluctance to foot the bill, it looks like HBO will be picking up the TV portion of the project. That's good news for Game of Thrones fans. [via io9 and /Film.]
Joss Whedon filmed a Shakespeare movie while on vacation
When most people are on vacation from filming one of the biggest movies of all time, they might take a trip to Hawaii or relax with their Netflix queue. Joss Whedon is not most people, as a surprise Twitter announcement from Nathan Fillion proved. The link, to muchadothemovie.com was later confirmed to be the real deal, and it turns out that Whedon has adapted Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" using a bunch of actors that he's worked with before, including Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof, as well as new favorite Clark Gregg.
This is Halloween
Oh yeah, that's today, so I'll just leave you with this: