Shrinkage: A Sci-Fi Comic Series!

Good friend to the site and 5-time Emmy Award winner Rob Kutner has joined forces with renowned illustrator John Lucas (X-Men, Deadpool) for an original sci-fi comedy comic book series, “Shrinkage.”  [Read more…]

Film Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Film Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy opens in theaters nationwide today, August 1. Check your local listings for showtimes.

As soon as Iron Man was getting us excited about the prospect of what comic book movies could be, our hopes were somewhat dashed with Iron Man 2. It wasn’t really until The Avengers that we saw just how great this Marvel Cinematic Universe had the potential to be. Unfortunately, the path post-Avengers has been about as up and down as Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Iron Man 3 fell right between its first two installments in terms of quality, and Thor: The Dark World was just a bit worse than its mediocre first piece. [Read more…]

Film Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Film Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens in theaters nationwide today, April 4. Check your local listings for showtimes

At this point we are pretty deep into the Marvel Universe. Fully into Phase 2 of their master plan, we have now had three Iron Mans, two Thors, an Avengers, and now a second Captain America, with Guardians of the Galaxy just around the corner (also, do we mention Hulk, or is Marvel just as unsure of that property as we are?) We have been delighted by Iron Man, and then disappointed by him, while continuously being confused by Thor. The [Read more…]

Sony Moving Forward with ‘Venom’

Sony Moving Forward with ‘Venom’

VenomSony has hired ‘Zombieland’ writers Pual Wernick and Rhett Reese to pen a Spider-Man spin off focusing on the villain Venom. The details of the script are deeply under-wraps (of course), and seem to be focusing on the mythology of the  character.

Personally, the last Spider-Man in my humble opinion was a turkey. I hated everything about it, including Topher Grace as Venom. It made no sense to me to go from one of the best comic book movies to one of the worst, but I still hold high hope for this one.

Frank Miller Releases ‘Spirit’ Pictures

Frank Miller Releases ‘Spirit’ Pictures

Frank Miller, the well-known writer of such things as ‘300,’ and ‘Sin City,’ and the co-director of the latter has released 40 pictures from his latest project- the live adaptation of Will Eisner’s famous comic book hero, The Spirit.

Obviously, there’s some work still to be done. Miller is shooting ‘The Spirit’ much like ‘Sin City,’ with the background added later. If things turn out as well as they did in ‘Sin City,’ I’m there. (Actually, who am I kidding? I am there regardless. That 1940s era character will have me there everytime. Hell, I even saw Alec Baldwin’s ‘The Shadow’ on opening night. I loved ‘Sky Captain.’ So this is kinda right up my alley.

If you want to see all the pictures, Dark Horizons has them posted.

The movie stars Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Mendes, Scarlett Johansen, and Sarah Paulsen. It’s scheduled for release January 16, 2009.

Oh, and for comparison’s sake, here’s a look at the teaser poster.

*EDIT* We’ve been contacted by Lionsgate and asked to remove the images. Sorry for the inconvenience.


Creator Rights Restored

Creator Rights Restored

Here’s an interesting article for ya’ll regarding creators’ rights. The New York Times is running a piece regarding a recent ruling where the heirs of Jerome Siegel, who along with Joseph Shuster created Superman, are entitled to a portion of the copyright for the character Superman.
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‘Monster Zoo’ Heading to the Big Screen

I think I’m going to bang out a graphic novel soon just to have the rights to it bought up.  Sam Raimi and Paramount have just obtained the rights to make an adaptation of the graphic novel, ‘Monster Zoo.’  ‘Zoo’ is a story about a boy who finds that his local zoo holds more than just your standard fare of animals and that those other things are, in fact, terrifying creatures.  ‘Monster Zoo’ was written by Douglas Tennapel (creator of Earthworm Jim) and will be released by Image Comics.  That’s right.  The comic isn’t even out yet and it’s already been optioned.  So far Raimi is only slated to produce the film.

Out of Boneville and Into Hollywood

Out of Boneville and Into Hollywood

Jeff Smith’s comic book classic, ‘Bone,’ has been picked up by Warner Bros. for production.  ‘Bone’ follows the tale ofBone three cousins, Phoncible Bone, Smiley Bone and Fone Bone, as they are chased out of Boneville, accidentally landing in a valley that has more to it than it first seems.  With the help of their new friends Thorn and her grandmother, the Bone cousins become entwined with the valley’s battle with the rat creatures and the Lord of the Locusts.  Comparisons of ‘Bone’ to ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy are not unwarranted as the story shifts from light-hearted and funny to a more serious tone as the Bone cousins journey further into the mysterious land to battle the Lord of the Locusts.

This is not the first time ‘Bone’ has been discussed as a feature film.  Jeff Smith pulled out of an earlier project when the production company, Nickelodeon Studios, wanted to make a film version that involved child actors and a lot of pop music.  Right now it remains unclear as to whether the Warner Bros. version will be live action or animated.

Look! It’s the Watchmen!

So it’s not coming out until March 6, 2009, but dammit if my geek endorphins aren’t overloading my brain with the bliss that is a peek at the characters suited up for next year’s release, ‘Watchmen.’ Zach Snyder posted this on the official ‘Watchmen’ website:

“Here we are, officially one year and counting until the release of Watchmen on 03.06.09. Being a fan that follows production blogs, I know that the time a film is in post can often seem like an eternity with interesting bits of information few and far between. So to help pass the time, here is your first look at some of the Watchmen characters.

-Zack”

Click here to go to the goodness that is one my highly anticipated films of next year.  Snyder seems to have the look down for the adaptation of Alan Moore’s masterpiece.   I’m feeling pretty confident about this movie.  Please, oh please, oh please be as good as the comic.

Locke & Key Rights Acquired

Dimension Films has just acquired the rights to Joe Hill’s graphic novel, Locke & Key, as a potential franchise. Joe Hill is the son of Stephen King.

The book follows a trio of children who become the caretakers a New England mansion called the Keyhouse. The kids discover doors that take them to different places, give them powers and even alter gender and skin color.