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Roundup August, 19 2011

Selectism | Around the Web

01. Ridley Scott Ready To Direct New Version Of Seminal Sci-Fi Film ‘Blade Runner’

“After revisiting his classic Alien with the upcoming 3D Fox film Prometheus, Ridley Scott is committing to direct and produce a film that advances his other seminal and groundbreaking science fiction film. Scott has signed on to direct and produce a new installment of Blade Runner. He’ll make the film with Alcon Entertainment, producing with Alcon partners Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. This would be the most high profile project for Alcon since The Blind Side. They got control of the franchise earlier this year, but it’s a whole different ballgame with Scott at the helm.” (deadline)

02. Lego to release VW Westfalia camper van model this fall (above)
“Lego will pay tribute to the Volkswagen Westfalia camper with a new kit that goes on sale in October. The model is based on a 1962 Volkswagen Bus with the sought-after pop-top camper option. The interior even features a sink and dinette, along with the all important bench seat-cum-double bed.” (autoblog)

03. Report: News Corp. execs bracing for possible James Murdoch departure

“If things already weren’t looking good for James Murdoch, they’re looking even worse now that the phone-hacking scandal is picking up steam again. Speculation is rising that the 39-year-old son of News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch may have attempted to cover up the misdeeds of journalists at the embattled company.” (thecutline)

04. List of inventors killed by their own inventions

“This is a list of inventors whose deaths were in some manner caused by or related to a product, process, procedure, or other innovation that they invented or designed.” (coudal>wikipedia)

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