Bluewater Productions sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the upcoming Female Force: Stephenie Meyer issue – the biography of the Twilight author.Â With the fervor surrounding the Twilight series, I expect this to be a top seller when it hit stands just before the New Moon release.
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Rob Liefeld got all Twittery last night, spreading news and information about upcoming movie projects which may or may not feature Cable.
â€œGreat Deadpool movie meeting! Lauren Schuler Donner and her team are headed in the right direction!â€
â€œDeadpool movie checklist- DP in costume-check! Breaking 4th wall-check! Loads of killing-double check!â€
â€œDeadpool movie- YES! Ryan Reynolds\ is on board!!!â€
â€œAlso excited to discuss possibilities of Cable in future X-films!!!â€
Yeah, Cable in the next X-franchise film should be interesting, although I’m more interested in seeing X-Men: First Class first.
via Screen Rant
LEGO Star Wars is like when you got your chocolate in my peanut butter, but without chocolate or peanut butter.Â Still, I’ve always liked this toy franchise, and when Mike Stimpson takes a mini-fig Stormtrooper and turns it into a work of art, it warrants being featured in this daily site segment.
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The Hollywood Reporter is circulating news that BrYan Singer has been tapped by Universal Pictures to produce and direct the big screen adaptation of Battlestar Galactica.Â Thanks to a power outage, and a two-year-old who fills up the TiVo with crap children’s programming, I’ve not had a chance to watch the final four episodes of the series, so I have no idea if Singer jumping on board for a movie franchise is a good idea or not.
There is no script for the new “Galactica,” though insiders have said the feature is to be a complete reimaginging and will stand separately.
If it does stand separately, it’s going to be a really strange movie, as I doubt audiences will be interested in yet another interpretation of the Galactica series, especially when the large fan base has a huge love-on for the just wrapped series. Since it is Friday, what say you Major Spoilerites?Â Do you have any interest in seeing a movie redux of Galactica Returns?
You know you are a superstar comic book person when you get pro representation from a big Hollywood agency.Â Or so says The Hollywood Reporter that reports Neal Adams and his Continuity Studios have signed with ICM.
The agency will work to take Adams’ creations across all forms of media as well as help him make the transition to feature film writing and directing. In that latter fashion, Adams would follow artists-turned-helmers such as John Cassaday, who directed an episode of Fox TV series “Dollhouse,” and Frank Miller, who helmed “Sin City” and “The Spirit.”
So what will Adams and Continuity Studios bring to the table in hopes of turning into a movie or television franchise?Â There’s Knighthawk, a hero made up of cloned parts. Ditz the Scatterbrain, a teenager who can control people’s minds, Crazyman, who works for the government on dangerous missions, and of course Bucky O’Hare, that lovable green rabbit.Â Oh, let’s not forget Ms. Mystic and Toyboy – who is in no way related to the Witchia, KS KWCH character that’s been around since the 1960′s.
20th Century Fox has Ridley Scott back for a fifth Alien movie that is not a remake of the first or a sequel to the last, but a prequel to the entire Alien franchise.
It will precede that film, in which the crew of a commercial towing ship returning to Earth is awakened and sent to respond to a distress signal from a nearby planetoid. The crew discovers too late that the signal generated by an empty ship was meant to warn them.
Jon Spaihts will write the script, with Ridley Scott tapped to direct the feature.
What’s Steven Spielberg gonna do when Tintin wraps? If you read the title to this story, then you already know, but for the rest of you, let’s spell it out. Spielberg is in talk to produce and possibly direct Matt Helm for Paramount.
“Matt Helm” is based on a series of 27 novels written by Donald Hamilton about a government agent whose mission is to take down enemy agents. While the novels were set in the post-WWII Cold War era, the current script is set in the present. While a series of tongue-in-cheek films were made with Dean Martin playing Helm as a playboy spy, the tone of Attanasio’s script is closer to that of “The Bourne Identity.”
While the Matt Helm novels rock it for those wanting an alternative to James Bond, any modern take will instantly be compared to Bond or Bourne, and that ultimately could hurt the franchise.
A new script was delivered to Paramount last week that has Spielberg all excited, so this deal could move from talk to production very quickly.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are getting a movie franchise relaunch, and producers have hired John Fusco to write the script.Â The live action movie does not have a director, cast, or studio attached to the project just yet, but Lightbox Prod. 4Kids Entertainment is handling all the licensing for the turtles.
The movie is expected to hit theaters sometime in 2011.
Even though the Major Spoilers Crew didn’t care very much for the Transformers 2 movie, giant robots are still a big deal for H’wood.Â Those of us who were around in 1984 and 1985 remember the tiger-shaped robots that connected to form Voltron.Â And for those of us who liked Voltron then, the news that a live action Voltron movie should have us jumping around like the boy down the street who got his hands on sugar for the first time.
Atlas Entertainment, the group behind Get Smart, are producing the film that hasn’t found a studio yet.Â Word is Warner Bros. is hot to trot on Robotech or some other giant robot franchise to counter Paramount’s Transformers hit.Â While it seems Hollywood is keen on robots, I wonder how many of you are interested in Voltron?
via Risky Biz Blog
I really thought Transformers or Star Trek would be the big box office buster of the summer, but here it is not quite Friday (check the post date), and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has already hit $100 million worldwide.Â Granted only $58.2 million is from U.S. ticket sales, but the one day total is astounding.
This is the largest opening for the movie franchise, even though the final book came out two years ago.Â I would have thought the first Potter movie would have been the big hit simply because of the fan anticipation.Â If this is the tip of the iceberg, I can’t wait until Monday when the weekend take comes in.
I’m hoping to find a moment to see the movie real soon. How many of you will see Harry Potter this weekend?
Boom! Studios announced that The Muppet Show comic book guru Roger Langridge will be at the San Diego Comic-Con at the company’s booth (#2543).
Langridge will be present at the BOOM! Studios booth for the entire show â€” and at special times, he will be signingâ€¦ oh, weâ€™ll tell you laterâ€¦ but trust us, youâ€™ll want this!
Roger will also be hosting THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC PANEL Sunday, July 26th at 10am in Room 32AB to talk about his work on the well-loved franchise.
Sounds pretty cool to me!Â Rodrigo has given positive reviews of The Muppet Show comic book on the Major Spoilers Podcast, and if you are fan of the Muppets, get your books signed by Langridge will be a big win.
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Dynamite Entertainment confirmed a new agreement with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures to develop a new original comic book series based on the ROBOCOP franchise.
The franchise launched in 1987 with the feature film ROBOCOP, directed by Paul Verhoeven.Â Two additional feature films and multiple television shows followed the cyborg law enforcer as he battled to clean up crime-ridden Detroit.
Known for their faithful yet decidedly modern interpretations of such exciting and venerable properties as Zorro, The Lone Ranger, MGM’s Man with No Name and the just released Buck Rogers, Dynamite will bring their full creative vision to bear on the Robocop franchise through an ongoing comic book series. This series will continue to explore more of the dangers of Detroit, its citizens, andÂ Officer Murphy’s continued dealings with the scum that stalks the streets — all the while missing his human side.Â Read it here first!
The company is currently reviewing creative options, including their writing and art team, but of the franchise, Dynamite President and Publisher Nick Barrucci said, “What makes ROBOCOP such an interesting canvas is that the series has always explored larger themes including gentrification, the media and human nature.Â All while delivering a riveting and visceral experience.”