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Dark Horse Comics announced the early orders for its Uncle Scrooge statue caused the limited edition collectible to sell out before its August 2009 release date. Modeled after products that were popular in the 1930s and 1940s, these statuettes have been designed and manufactured to be consistent with earlier Syroco-style figures. These latest pieces, sculpted by Yoe! Studio, join the ever-growing collection of the world’s most famous characters from comic strips, books and, cartoons presented by Dark Horse in this unique style. I like that this statue and the five others (Donald Duck, Gyro Gearloose, Magica De Spell, Gladstone Gander,

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The remake of Conan was announced last summer, and now Brett Ratner is in final negotiations to direct the feature. Ratner jibed to the “Conan” script by Gersh-repped Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly, who looked to Robert E. Howard’s original pulp stories of the 1930s to create their take on the character. The writers are doing a quick polish to incorporate some of Ratner’s ideas, with an eye toward releasing the film in 2010. Since this is diving into the source material, Lionsgate is expecting an R rating for the feature, and is shelling out $85 million for the

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This is probably the best news I’ve heard all day.  At the Doc Savage panel, Michael Uslan, the fellow producing the Captain Marvel film, said there was a new Doc Savage film in the works.

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First Highlander, now Flash Gordon is getting a facelift thanks to Columbia Pictures who are in talks to acquire the rights to the comic property. “Flash” was originally a science fiction newspaper comic strip drawn by Alex Raymond in the 1930s and was created to compete with another sci-fi strip, “Buck Rogers.” The strip was first adapted to the screen via Buster Crabbe serials and made into a lavish 1980 film starring Sam Jones but remembered more for its Queen score. More recently, it was a Sci Fi Channel miniseries that was seen a critical and ratings failure. Yeah, critical

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