AMC has released three more images from the upcoming The Walking Dead series based on the work by Robert Kirkman. The Image Comic title is getting the television treatment this October, and if the look on Kirkman’s face is any indication, the television project looks to be in good hands.
When you work in the animation and special effects industry your reel is the thing that is going to keep you in business. Scaddude (aka Rommel Calderon) may have just ruined Geoff Johns’ chance to stand in the spotlight at the San Diego Comic-Con where he is planning on showing off the Blue Beetle live action footage, by dumping the shots into his most recent demo reel.
That being said – I like this guy’s work, and since my son and I are just now getting into Ben10, it’s nice to see that at the top of the reel.
We’ve seen AMC’s take on zombies, now the cable network is showing off the first image of Rick Grimes, the zombie fighting survivor in the television adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead series.
“Writing this book for the past seven years I’ve gotten very close to the character of Rick. Andrew Lincoln embodies every aspect of the character that fans know and love. After seeing this photo I don’t think that there will be a doubt in anyone’s mind that he’s perfect for the role.” – ROBERT KIRKMAN
I feel very fortunate to have been a part of Blue Beetle’s introduction way back in INFINITE CRISIS. I’ve said it before, but thanks to the BLUE BEETLE series launched by Keith Giffen and John Rogers with a great design by Cully Hamner, Jaime Reyes rocks. Great character, great story, great look. He’s already appeared in animation, had action figures and right now he’s on my computer in live-action glory. I have an early special effects test that has been floating around of what his armored scarab-suit could look like. This isn’t final. This isn’t greenlit. It’s only a test that was done. We still have a long way to go to see if we can get this off the ground and a lot of people to jump on board…but check out some stills:
USA Today, Toshiba, and Dark Horse have announced a very interesting venture where the trio will bring comics to your desktop, doorstep, and digital TV. The press release from the company is a little vague on how Toshiba or the HD tag will be incorporated into the Dark Horse campaign, but we do know that USA Today will showcase exclusive content from the comic book publisher.
“As an entertainment company, Dark Horse prides itself on pushing the boundaries with groundbreaking creators and content,” said Mike Richardson, president and publisher of Dark Horse Comics. “We’re excited to continue this tradition by showcasing some of our most exciting stories in this all-new program with these great partners.”
It all kicks off today with a look at author Janet Evanovich’s graphic novel, Troublemaker, in USA Today.
UPDATE: Dark Horse did get in touch with me to clear up some of the Toshiba confusion. While Dark Horse will not be creating any content specifically for Toshiba TVs, the company will be showing the Dark Horse video loop on Toshiba HDTVs at both the San Diego Comic-Con and New York Comic-Con later this year.
Can. Not. Wait. Futurama is by far the best animated series that Matt Groening ever produced. It’s too bad Fox got all in a huff, when he wouldn’t sign over all rights to the series, casting the show into the ether to be lost, picked up, lost again, and now to return.
We’ve got the first 90-seconds of the new season for you to check out.
Over at his Twitter account, DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns let the news fly that there is a live action Blue Beetle television show in development. He first prefaced it with some Batman: The Brave and The Bold news, before letting it all drop.
Blue Beetle’s going to appear in most of the Brave and the Bold’s this year and we’re hoping to develop a live-action show. Fingers crossed!
And for those going to the San Diego Comic Con, you might want to sit in on his panels.
NEWS from DCE!! We have a live-action test of Jaime Reyes’ scarab activating his suit. It. Is. Awesome. If I can break it out of the vault, I’ll bring it to SDCC. LIVE ACTION BLUE BEETLE!!
Now that Smallville is winding down, it really is time for DC to be thinking about a new replacement show. I wonder if they have considered the Major Spoilers Casting Couch article we featured a while ago about Blue Beetle?
AMC sent around a pretty creepy image of the undead from the upcoming Walking Dead series based on the work of Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charles Adlard.
Attached please find the first photo released from the set of AMC’s The Walking Dead, currently being shot in Atlanta, GA. Of the formation of the zombies, creator, director, and executive producer Frank Darabont says “Greg Nicotero is absolutely out-doing himself. The work he is doing is beyond what one could hope for. Our Zombies kick a**!”
For years, San Diego Comic-Con has become THE place for H’Wood to push their wares to get the pop culture crowd hooked on their product in hopes they will get others to get in on the fun. Television networks have picked up on this over the years, and it look like 2010 will be a huge year for the networks to show off favorite programs, and upcoming releases.
Take the jump for the complete rundown of shows confirmed for this year’s event.
There was a lot of speculation a few months ago about Torchwood coming to the United States as a possible Fox or ABC syndicated show. Those opportunities fell through, but that doesn’t mean Torchwood has been kicked to the curb. The pay cable channel Starz has announced that is has picked up the U.S. rights for a new 10-episode season of Torchwood that will feature the key players. This includes John Barrowman as Captain Jack and Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper.
Behind the scenes, the show’s creator Russell T. Davies and Julie Gardner will return as executive producers, with Davies taking on show-running duties. According to Carmi Zlotnik, Starz Media managing director, Davies and his team have a “compelling vision for the evolution of the Torchwood saga that really takes the story into whole new areas.”
It’s good news for fans of the series, but considering the Starz package from most cable providers doesn’t come with HBO, Cinemax of Showtime packages, that’s another big monetary commitment for fans.
The show is expected to begin airing in the summer of 2011 on both Starz in the U.S. and on BBC One in the U.K.
In the future, Gotham’s protector has a new name … Terry McGinnis. After thugs from Metropolis start appearing on Gotham streets, Batman decides that maybe it’s time to pay a little visit to Superman’s city where an old foe is hatching a plan to eliminate the Man of Steel.