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PreacherTelevision

When the announcement was made that Seth Rogan would be creating an adaptation of Garth Ennis’s Preacher many of us were certainly shocked. But, is it a shock that he plans to deviate from the story inside the comic?

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Movies

Samuel L. Jackson certainly isn’t a stranger to the world of pop culture so it isn’t crazy talk to think he would want to do an adaptation of a manga novel. Which is good because that is exactly what he is doing with Kite. The actor introduces the footage that starts with a trailer and then goes into full scenes. A bit of NSFW footage after the jump.

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comic conventionsan diegoVideo Games

More video game comic news coming out of San Diego Comic Con this week as Ubisoft has revealed there will be a new lead assassin in the upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Braham.

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Major SpoilersQuestion Of The Day

In a recent Major Spoilers Podcast, I got to eat a little crow regarding my assumption that Marvel couldn’t create the same sort of “shared universe” as their comics with their various movie projects.  Still, even after that successful adaptation, I have a stubborn voice in my head telling me that an adaptation that DOESN’T suck is the exception to the rule.  For every ‘Avengers,’ it seems there are three critical failures, be they a live-action Underdog, a comic adaptation of Family Guy or a cartoon version of American Beauty. The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is your chance to

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Disneyjohn carter of marsMovies

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that three more actors have joined the cast of Disney’s adaptation of John Carter of Mars. Samantha Morton will play Sola, the daughter of Tarks Tarkas (played by Willem Defoe), Dominic West has been cast a Sab Than, the prince of the Zodangans, while Polly Walker plays Sarkoja, a Thark baddie. The cast is certainly shaping up, and while I have faith in Andrew Stanton’s adaptation, the whole Disney name attached to it means a toned down story that is full of violence.  Still, the Edgar Rice Burroughs book, A Princess of Mars,  is full

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MarvelSneak PeekStephen King

In stores right now is the fifth issue in The Stand: American Nightmares arc.  Things are starting to pick up for the survivors of the Captain Trips virus, and you can get a look at the issue after the jump.

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Darwyn CookeIDW PublishingReprint

Many of you know I’ve become rather cynical over the endless number of Back to Press press releases certain companies send out.  That being said, I am really interested in spreading the word on IDW’s reprinting of Darwyn Cook’s The Hunter graphic novel adaptation.  If you haven’t read this first volume, you’ll want to get your hands on the second printing when it arrives in September. “This is a truly amazing book and one that IDW is very proud of,” said Special Projects Editor, Scott Dunbier. “Even though we aggressively overprinted the initial run, the book’s popularity is exceeding even

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MoviesSteven Spielberg

Some of you may be too young to remember the great James Stewart Harvey adaptation from 1950.  If you haven’t seen it, don’t rush to put it on your Netflix list just yet, as Steven Spielberg has announced his next project will be a new take on the classic play by Mary Chase. Who will play Elwood P. Dowd?  Some are thinking Tom Hanks would be perfect for the part, although Jim Carey might make a better man on the verge who sees invisible six-foot rabbits.  While big name stars will all probably jump at the chance to play the

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The protector of the trees is being turned into a 3D film directed by Chris Renaud, Cinco Paul, and Ken Daurio. Paul and Daurio are writing the adaptation of the Dr. Seuss The Lorax book.  The tree hugging green themed book has seen its share of controversy since it was originally published in 1971, when the logging industry claimed it was an anti-logging book.  It’s one of my favorite Seuss books, and I hope Paul and Daurio can deliver a script that stays true to the story. The film is expected to hit theaters on March 2, 2012. via Variety

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Boom StudiosPhilip K DickReprint

Boom! Studios has announced its adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? #1 has sold out at the distributor level, prompting Boom! to send the issue back to press. DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? takes place in a world where San Francisco lies under a cloud of radioactive dust. The World War has killed millions, driving entire species to extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remained coveted any living creature, and for people who couldn’t afford one, companies built incredibly realistic fakes: horses, birds, cats, sheep… even humans. Rick Deckard is an officially sanctioned

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cartoonMovies

While some of you may not be fans of the live action Scooby-Doo movies, I wonder if you feel the same way about the announcement there’s a Hong Kong Phooey live action flick in the works? Project’s an adaptation of the 1970s Hanna-Barbera animated TV series, about a police station janitor who becomes a dog with mystical powers, including the ability to do kung fu. The movie is being produced by Brett Ratner, Jay Stern, Broderick Johnson, and Andrew Kosove. I wonder how this movie will play out.  Will it be live action with a CGI dog?  I’d be up

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MarvelSneak Peek

In stores today is the latest installment of Marvel’s adaptation of The Stand.  Take the jump for a peek, and if it gets you excited, be sure to visit your local comic store to pick up a copy.

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Dynamite Entertainment

Dynamite Entertainment has announced it will be addapting the Lewis Carroll Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as part of its Complete series, with The Complete Alice in Wonderland.  This series goes along with the recently released The Complete Dracula, with the Alice series being written by John Reppion and Leah Moore, who are writing the current Sherlock Holmes series. “The Complete Alice is a project that we’re very excited about,” John Reppion stated.  “People seem to have fixated on the idea of re-imagining the Alice stories for a long time now but Lewis Carroll’s tales are already so fantastic  their logic

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GamingMoviesUniversal Pictures

Gore Verbinski had previously announced his next big project following the Pirates of the Caribbean was to direct an adaptation of teh video game Bioshock from Take-Two Interactive.  However, once the budget balloon to well over $160 million, Universal Pictures put a hold on the production. The film was originally to be shot in Los Angeles, which is probably the biggest contributor to the high cost. Universal and Verbinksi are looking for other places to shoot the flick, with London being bandied about as a possible cheaper venue. via Variety

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