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 the entire city. With a week before his retirement back to Earth, our hero has to choose between walking away with his wife, or taking on a private army with his overachieving ex-partner and wife’s former boyfriend.
Forget a remake of Outland, this sounds like a remake of Lethal Weapon, but in SPAAAAAAAACCCCCCE.
Tyrese Gibson, the Multi-Platinum selling R&B singer and mega-star behind Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Death Race and 2 Fast 2 Furious, comes full force to comics with ANGEL artist Tone Rodriguez and co-writers Mike Le & William Wilson in August’s three-issue action packed thriller, MAYHEM!
“I am extremely excited to be working with Image Comics on the launching my debut comic book MAYHEM,” Gibson said.Â “Image has a long and rich history of great titles and I am honored to be apart of that history.Â Robert Kirkman’s and Eric Stepheson’s input throughout this creative process has been invaluable and I know we’ve produced a special comic book for all fans to enjoy.”
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Marvel has announced that New Avengers: The Reunion #2, and Wolverine #1 have both sold out at the distributor level.
On New Avengers: The Reunion #2:
The fan favorite duo writer Jim McCann and artist David Lopez join together to bring Ronin and Mockingbird back together during Dark Reignâ€¦but things aren’t going as they planned! Somewhere there is a ticking bomb and time is running out! Can the two settle their differences before an entire city blows to pieces? The answers start here!
And for Wolverine: Weapon X #1, Marvel says:
Jason Aaron and artist Ron Garney craft a tale of mystery and intrigue that presents the most dangerous X-Man as you have never seen him before! As if Loganâ€™s past couldnâ€™t haunt him even more, someone from Weapon X is out creating killers based on his image! But when the deadly Wolverine discovers this shocking truth, will anyone survive the backlash? Donâ€™t miss Garneyâ€™s stylish interior artwork on the cover of this highly anticipated second printing variant!
Wolverine fans will be able to get a reprint of the first issue beginning April 29, 2009. But for now, New Avengers: The Reunion readers will have to wait to see if this issue goes back to press. Otherwise, wait until May 6, 2009, when issue #3 arrives in stores. Both issues feature the $3.99 cover price.
Radical Publishing has sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for the two titles arriving in January 2009.
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