F Gary Gray, already on the short list for numerous awards this year after helming Straight Outta Compton, has just signed on to direct Furious 8. The movie is still set to be released on April 17, 2017. Gray had been considered a frontrunner to direct Marvel’s Black Panther, but since that’s now been set for a 2018 release that may be too close to Furious 8 for that to be true. T’Challa’s loss is my favorite car-based-over-the-top-heist franchise’s gain!
Last night in Austin’s own best bookstore ever, BookPeople, beloved geek author Ernest “Ernie” Cline, gave a presentation on his geek roots, answered the audience’s questions about Ready Player One and his new book, Armada, and generally gave the crowd the night of their lives. While the core Gabbing Geek crew couldn’t make the event, we did have multiple agents in the store. Agent Schnerk, who probably now wants a promotion to super agent, got it all on two videos which are posted after the break. Head over to see the full clips and a summary of our favorite moments from the event!
[Update: Our favorite Austin bookstore, BookPeople, not only hosted this event but wanted to let all Gabbing Geek readers know that you can still order a signed copy of Armada! Just follow this link to see if they still have any in stock, they have around 200 left as of this edit!]