One of my favorite thing at Starfest is finding out about all the new sf movies and TV shows coming up. Nowadays that information is available on the Internet, but I still like getting it from a live person at a convention panel. I won't bore you with most of what was said because it is all available elsewhere, but here's a couple of things:
My favorite weird casting news: Christina Ricci will play Trixie in the upcoming Speed Racer movie (from the Wachowski brothers).
The most WTF news: A live action Alvin and the Chipmunks will be out this Christmas. I know, there have been many of these types of movies over the years (Garfield, The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, Casper, etc.), but this one just floors me. Will the chipmunks look like 3D versions of the 1960's cartoons? The 1980's cartoons? Realistic three-foot high chipmunks? None of those sound good...
Maybe they'll look like this: