Patrick Frater, provided by Published 4:37 am PDT, Monday, June 17, 2019 Photo: People Picture/Jens Hartmann/Shutterstock Photo: People Picture/Jens Hartmann/Shutterstock Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: People Picture/Jens Hartmann/Shutterstock Shanghai: Roland Emmerich, Frant Gwo on China’s Sci-fi Prospects 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Iconic Chinese and Hollywood directors Frant Gwo and Roland Emmerich did not take the stage together at the Shanghai International Film Festival, but on Monday they got the chance to praise each other’s movies and share insights into sci-fi. “I totally understand why it did well,” said “Independence Day” … [Read more...] about Shanghai: Roland Emmerich, Frant Gwo on China’s Sci-fi Prospects
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Tesla shares fall below $200 for first time since December 2016 after an influential analyst questioned the electric-car maker's ability to turn a profit. Wedbush's Dan Ives urged the electric car maker to set aside projects like developing robotaxis and instead focus on boosting sales of its flagship Model 3.The analyst thinks Tesla faces a "Herculean task" hitting its Model 3 production targets for the year.Elon Musk is often celebrated for his entrepreneurial vision, whether daring to create an electric car for the masses, building a high-speed underground transport system or helping pioneer commercial space travel. Wall Street, by contrast, would simply love it if the Tesla CEO tethered his ambitions to good old planet earth -- like making money. Shares of Tesla fell to their lowest level in more than two years on Monday after a prominent stock analyst questioned whether the car maker would succeed in turning a profit later this year, as Musk until recently had expected. … [Read more...] about Wall Street tells Elon Musk to stow the “sci-fi” projects
By Rex Crum | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: May 20, 2019 at 7:39 am | UPDATED: May 20, 2019 at 8:14 am Is Elon Musk spending too much time away from Tesla’s assembly line? Tesla shares fell as much as 6.5%, to $196.75 — the stock’s lowest point since December 2016 — after Dan Ives of Wedbush Securities cut his price target on Tesla to $230 a share from $275. In a research note, Ives said that Tesla and Musk are putting efforts and attention on things such as insurance, robotaxis “and other sci-fi projects (and) endeavors” at a time with they should be “laser focused on shoring up core demand for Model 3 and simplifying its business model and expense structure.” As trading progressed, Tesla shares recouped some of their losses, but they still remained down more than 4 percent, at about $201. The success of the Model 3 is seen as crucial for Tesla’s future success as the company tries to reach a … [Read more...] about Are Elon Musk’s ‘sci-fi projects’ becoming a drag on Tesla?
Dave McNary, provided by Published 4:07 pm PST, Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Photo: Paul Drinkwater/NBC Photo: Paul Drinkwater/NBC Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Paul Drinkwater/NBC Mahershala Ali to Star in Sci-Fi Movie ‘Sovereign’ 1 / 1 Back to Gallery On the heels of winning his second Oscar, Mahershala Ali has come on board the independent science-fiction movie “Sovereign.” Entertainment One will produce alongside 21 Laps Entertainment’s Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, and Dan Cohen. The trio recently produced the Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” as well as the sci-fi movie “Arrival.” Marc Munden will direct the … [Read more...] about Mahershala Ali to Star in Sci-Fi Movie ‘Sovereign’
Tim Walz has been sworn in as Minnesota’s 41st governor. He’s a former high school teacher, football coach, retired master sergeant in the Army National Guard and a six-term congressman. He remains a high school football fan, history buff, reader of science fiction and fantasy, avid runner and an eternal optimist — even when it comes to the Vikings. Watch: Tim Walz sworn in as Minnesota’s 41st governor Minnesota’s new head of state sat down with the Pioneer Press a few days before his inauguration to shed a little more light on what makes him tick. What follows are excerpts from that interview: Your inauguration is Monday. When did it really sink in that you’re going to be the governor? “Maybe a little bit even this morning. We went to do a walk-through at the Fitzgerald (Theater),” said Walz, 54, referring to the location where the executive branch will be sworn in. “It’s starting to become pretty real.” Are you … [Read more...] about Minnesota, meet your new governor: teacher, coach, soldier, sci-fi fan — and eternal optimist