Press Release Arcana Comics is pleased to announce that at booth 2415 at San Diego Comic Con from July 20th – 24th, you will find not only Arcana Comics, but Platinum Studios’ Cowboys and Aliens.
There’s a new trailer for Cowboys & Aliens available for you to peer at with a keen eye. When this movie was first announced, I had very little interest in seeing it, but now, a couple of trailers later, I’m getting psyched to see it when it arrives July 29, 2011.
According to Deadline, Platinum Studios and Top Cow Productions have teamed up to bring the comic Vice to the big screen. Vice tells the story of hard-core teen felons who join the FBI’s Critical Response Unit as a way to clear their records. Their bad attitudes and formidable powers make them as dangerous as the bad guys they pursue. Andrew Lazar will produce with Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, while Marc Silvestri and Randy Greenberg will serve as executive producers. via Deadline
With the casting of Cowboys and Aliens wrapping up and shooting about to get underway, the first image emerges from director Jon Favreau. It’s not much, a silhouette of “someone” dressed up in cowboy duds. The camera test at least lets us know the Platinum Studios adaptation is really happening, and not a bunch of hype. via Jon Favreau
Platinum Studios and Valhalla Motion Pictures have hired Ryuhei Kitamura to direct the movie adaptation of Top Cow Productions’ Magdalena property. The Magdelena character, which first appeared in 1998, is a descendant of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene. She has the ability to see into the human heart to give people a choice to redeem their sins. Holly Brix has been tapped to write the screenplay. via Variety
Aphrodite IX, the sexy cyborg assassin, is getting the 3D treatment for the upcoming feature film.Â Â Platinum Studios, Threshold Entertainment, and Top Cow Productions are teaming up to bring the comic to the silver screen. Threshold’s Larry Kasanoff and Platinum chairman and CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg are producing. Top Cow CEO Marc Silvestri and former Universal Pictures exec Randy Greenberg of the Greenberg Group are execuÂ¬tive producers. Top Cow president Matt Hawkins and Platinum’s Rich Marincic are co-producing. If this is going to be 3D, I wonder who the target audience is going to be. This could certainly be the
Dreamworks has announced it is making an adaptation of Platinum Studios Atlantis Rising, and currently has Len Wiseman attached to direct the sci-fi action flick.Â The film will be produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, and Platinum Studios CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. In “Atlantis,” an underworld civilization is discovered after seismic rumbles announce its presence. Hostilities with Earth’s land-dwellers ensue. “In all the classic versions of this kind of movie, the threat is always from the stars,” Orci said. “The idea that it’s somehow our cousins who went off in a different path of evolution who have been here,
DJ Coffman’s website is mysteriously silent on the announcement that DJ Coffman has weighed in on the announcement Platinum Studios has struck a deal with IM Global to turn Hero By Night into a live action television series. Under the agreement, IM Global will handle worldwide distribution for the project and will produce Hero By Night through their IM Global Television banner run by television veteran Gavin Reardon, who brokered the deal along with the Rigberg Entertainment Group. Hero By Night, created by 2006 Comic Book ChallengeÂ® winner, DJ Coffman, tells the story of young landlord, Jack King, who uncovers
â€œThat last one is really sad to think about. To think workers at Wal-Mart are making more than people inside Platinum right now? I meanâ€¦ well, maybe thatâ€™s saying a lot on itâ€™s own. At least they are being paid something, because the last I heard nobody was being paid anything at all.â€ This from DJ Coffman, former friend and creator for Platinum Studios on the announcement the company is now paying their employees minimum wage. via DJ Coffman
When Heroic Publishing first began sending me solicitations about its titles availability on WOWIO, I was pretty excited.Â A free (or nearly free) digital comics distribution system that paid creators because of internal ads/sponsorships is a pretty great idea.Â I was able to access new content, or in the case of some of my favorite Clockwork Storybook folk (Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges, Mark Finn, Chris Roberson) get stuff that is out of print circulation. When it was announced Platinum Studios was buying WOWIO and “retooling” the entire system, I was a bit hesitant after the debacle with DJ CoffmanÂ (search
I’ve been fairly pleased with the offerings WOWIO has been giving away for free (internal ad support) from its website.Â A few weeks ago it was announced Platinum Studios purchased the company and plans on taking it global.Â That relaunch is in two days.Â Considering Platinum has been under fire by nearly everyone – including former Platinum Fanboy D.J. Coffman, I’m wondering if this relaunch is going to tank or if anyone will see any difference? Thoughts?
Platinum Studios, Inc. (OTCBB:PDOS), an entertainment company that controls an international library of more than 5,600 comic book characters which it adapts, produces and licenses for all forms of media, today announced that it is in negotiations to acquire WOWIO, LLC, a leading online source for downloading digital books and comics. This acquisition would continue the expansion of Platinum Studios’ global digital media distribution strategy.