Royalty Wars Over ‘Star Wars’ Books: Disney Refuses to Pay

Royalty Wars Over ‘Star Wars’ Books: Disney Refuses to Pay

There’s a full on royalty war underway in regard to Alan Dean Foster’s books, Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker (a novelization of the Star Wars film, A New Hope), and Splinter of the Mind’s Eye, (its sequel). Apparently, when Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012, the checks stopped rolling in for purchases on the ghostwritten sci-fi works.

First Poster for “Chaos Walking” Is Revealed

First Poster for “Chaos Walking” Is Revealed

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Chaos Walking is an upcoming film based off of Patrick’s Ness’s book, The Knife of Never Letting Go, which came out in 2008. This story introduces readers to Todd Hewitt, the only boy who exists in Prentisstown, which is a settlement on an alien planet. Due to a virus that wreaked havoc on humanity, all of the human women who lived on the planet were killed off, and the male survivors gained the ability to hear the thoughts of other people and animals. This constant source of sound is referred to as the “Noise.”     When Todd escapes one day from …

Why Are We Obsessed With The Underdog?

Why Are We Obsessed With The Underdog?

Who are the most iconic fictional characters to come out of the United States? Rocky Balboa, Spider-Man, Jon Snow, Huckleberry Finn, Han Solo, Forrest Gump – heck, even Spongebob Squarepants, all of these characters  come from humble beginnings and accomplish great things despite being ostracized and/or oppressed by those around them, and these few are far from the only examples.