NBC is already at work on pilots for the upcoming year, and one that just might make the cut is The Cape.Â Instead of going the Heroes route and taking a look at the super powered beings, The Cape looks at an everyday Joe, who dons a mask to fight crime. It centers on a former cop framed for a crime he didn’t commit who becomes the Cape, a masked hero, to clear his name and reunite with his son. Set in Jefferson City — a Los Angeles-type city where corrupt private industries are taking over everything. The Cape is
The 1981 Sean Connery movie Outland is getting a remake thanks to Warner Bros. The original western space adventure was set on one of Jupiter’s moons, where a marshall (Connery) investigated a series of mysterious deaths, and had to take on the colony’s corporate administrators when no one else on the moon would help him.Â It was an interesting piece of film – nothing spectacular, and right on par with the 1981 space movie mentality.Â The remake will be quite different. The story takes place in an orbiting city around the moon, where a cop uncovers a murderous conspiracy endangering
Immediately upon release John Layman and Rob Guillory’s CHEW has experienced an immediate sell out for both issue #2 and the second printing of issue #1. “I’m shocked, pleased and flabbergasted by the enormous positive response we’ve gotten from CHEW,” Layman said. “I can’t put into words how gratified I am for the readers and retailers who have helped spread the word about this strange and unique little book. I’m also grateful to Image for taking speedy action to help get this book into as many readers’ hands as possible. Thanks, everybody! The best is yet to come!”
DC Comics has announced the contributing artists on Gotham Gazette: Batman Dead? #1 will be Fabian Nicieza, Dustin Nguyen, Gulliem March, Chris Cross, Jamie MacElvie, Alex Konat and Mark McKenna. In this pivotal one-shot, Batman is gone, and Gotham City continues to fall apart. But a few extraordinary “ordinary” people try to mend the city’s wounds, looking into a dark night for answers. A cop looking to save Gotham from its own madness. A reporter looking to reclaim her career by revealing that it’s no coincidence the city’s top billionaire and its urban legend are missing at the same time.
We’ve already seen Erik Larsen’s Savage Dragon cover where the big green guy endorsed Barack Obama.Â Now, in issue #145, Savage Dragon goes back to the Chicago Police Force, and gets to meet President-elect Obama to boot! “Writing and drawing Savage Dragon as a cop after nearly twelve years feels good–it feels right,” Larsen told the Tribune. “It’s a homecoming of sorts and it’s a joy to be back.” Take the jump for a look at the new comic-friendly president.
Yesterday I posted the lead character in Mark Millar’s Kick-Ass series (Dave Lizewski) has been cast, and today, the news is official with Matthew Vaughn announcing Aaron Johnson will play the dweeb with a death wish. Also cast in the flick are Lyndsy Fonseca as Dave’s love interest, and Nicolas Cage as a former cop who trains his daughter (Chloe Moretz) to bring down a druglord. Vaughn and Marv Films partner Kris Thykier are really gathering the cast quickly as they plan for the fall shoot. via THR