Animal Logic announced today that it has secured the rights to IDW Publishingâ€™s graphic novel Night Mary, the mystery/horror graphic novel co-created by Rick Remender and Kieron Dwyer. The deal reinforces Animal Logicâ€™s progression into the development and production of a diverse slate of digital entertainment in animation, live action, hybrid films and games. IDW Publishing, the 3rd largest U.S. Comic Publisher, IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. As a leader in the horror, action, and sci-fi genres, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry including: Hasbro’s The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; Fox’s Angel; the BBC’s Doctor Who; and television’s #1 prime time series CBS’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for ComicMix. IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release.
Those that listen to the Major Spoilers Podcast, and hang on our every word, know I’m a huge Rockford Files fan.Â It’s probably one of the best television series to come out of the 70s and early 80s.Â Variety is reporting that it has asked House creator and executive producer David Shore to revive the series from the bins and update it for a new age of audiences.
Garner’s Emmy-winning portrayal of the ex-con private eye who lived in a trailer in Malibu (and usually worked as hard to get his clients to pay up as he did on solving cases) turned Jim Rockford into one of the most indelible characters of the smallscreen. Shore said as a fan of the show himself, he’s well aware of how high the bar is set for the remake.
The Rockford Files has been on cable for years, but it wasn’t until the last five or six years that the series finally made it to DVD due to rights issues between actor James Garner.Â Now that those are cleared up, it looks like we might get to see more Rockford again.Â Due to Garner’s age, don’t expect to see him in the new series (unless a cameo).
So who will be the new Jim Rockford, Private Eye?Â As long as Shore doesn’t play the series up for laughs ala Andy Barker P.I. it could be an awesome series.Â And it’s too bad George Clooney is a movie actor now, as he’d be perfect to step in and fill Jim’s shoes.Â Or maybe they’ll be able to talk david boreanaz away from Bones
Geoff Johns announced during the Smallville panel that he is writing an episode called Society that introduces the Justice Society of America to the Smallville universe.
Also announced during the panel is word that Allison Mack and Tom Welling will both direct episodes this season.Â And as we hinted at the other day, Clark Kent will don the Superman suit in the season’s debut episode.Â The producers do want the series to go to a 10th season, and are hoping the shows move to Friday night will help that.The appearance of Zod, played by Callum Blue, will help that as well.
The panel members also said they read all the blogs that talk about the shows – even when the talk is “mean”.Â Hello everyone from Smallville, take a look around, we have more Smallville stuff here too.Â Perhaps you might get Erica Durance to stop by and say hello…
Lucasfilm sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the next season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.Â If you haven’t seen this series in HD, you best call your cable company, because it looks amazing.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 2 Trailer
And I have a feeling fans are going to strike back… hard.
I haven’t watched NBC’ Chuck for about a season or so, but when you rip-off steal pay homage to Big Trouble in Little Trouble, you’ve got my attention.
Well, duh, we already know Clark Kent is Superman and has been on the Smallville television series for the last 9 years, but one has to remember the Superman costume, and powers like flying have been kept strictly on the down-low to avoid mixing the Smallville universe with the DC in-continuity one.
That might all change come Sunday when it MIGHT be announced that Superman’s outfit will make an appearance in the season premiere of season 9 – aptly titled “Superman”.
Does this mean we might see Tom Welling take over the film franchise down the road?Â Another rumor has a made for television movie called Metropolis in the works for The CW.
Keep in mind, both of these are rumors for now, but we should have a better idea of what is going to happen on Sunday.
Twilight fans are nothing compared to the throngs of people who flock to every panel appearance by B-movie actor Bruce Campbell.Â He’s there again getting the crowds to eat out of his hands, and on the Burn Notice panel, a bit of news was dropped that may have fans flocking to the DVD section of their local store.
According to network insiders, USA is talking with Fox, which makes the series, about producing a straight-to-DVD prequel that would cover Axe’s adventures before his attempts to help his best friend, blacklisted spy Michael Westen.
The panelists also said they have been thinking about a Burn Notice movie, but Campbell reassured the crowd that the film wouldn’t rely on heavy CGI explosions.
The Adam Reed action/comedy show Archer has been picked up for a six episode run on the FX Channel.Â Archer follows ISIS, an international spy agency, where the employees cause more havoc than getting any training done.
There’s some NSFW material in the video (bad language), so beware if your speakers are cranked up in the office.
“It is a smart, adult comedy,” said Nick Grad, executive vp original programming at FX. “It clearly fits the FX brand, and we believe it will find support from the fans of ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.’ “
No date has been set for the six ep debut.
Is Monday the new Saturday?Â Disney XD launches another new episode of The Spectacular Spider-Man at 7:30 PM ET/PT, and there’s a sneak peek, after the jump!
One of my favorite shows on television right now is USA Networks Burn Notice staring Jeffry Donovan and some guy named Bruce Campbell I hear all the Comic-Con fans are wild about.Â The network is planning on hosting a panel featuring Campbell, as the company gives attendees a glimpse behind the show.Â Also featured will be the debut of the network’s new show Psych.
Are you psyched?Â Take the jump to read all the glorious info.Â And be nice to Bruce Campbell at the show.Â Working all day in Miami surrounded by the loverly ladies has got to takes its toll on an actor.
It worked for Battlestar Galactica, so why not try it with another television series from days gone by?Â The Syfy Channel is looking to remake Alien Nation into a new updated television series.
“Alien Nation” centers on the partnership between a veteran cop and his alien detective partner, set against the larger tale of alien “newcomers” who move to Earth and attempt to assimilate into society.
Tim Miner of Angel, X-Files, Firefly, and Strange World fame is currently writing the first script.
Alien Nation was a very good movie, and an intriquing television series as it gave the creators a platform to talk about immigration and racism without singling out a particular race.Â It jumped around a bit, and ended up spawning a series of made for television movies as a way to wrap up the big arc.Â If SyFy brings the goods like it did with Battlestar, then I’m sure it will work out just fine.