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Those who plan on getting the Ghostbusters video game might want to upgrade to the Slimer Edition, that features among other things, a set of Ghostbusters Minimates.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game, based on the smash hit motion picture franchise and featuring a completely new story, is coming to six game systems in 2009. Coinciding with the 25th anniversary celebration of the filmâ€™s original theatrical release, the game reunites original cast members to recapture the unique blend of humour and fright that established Ghostbusters as a pop culture sensation. Remember, don’t cross the streams. It could end all life as we know it!
Instead of running down to the local GameStop, the Slimer Edition is an Amazon exclusive.Â I really don’t have an interest in paying $110 for a video game, but those cool-ass Ghostbusters Minimates just might have me jump.
My first thought when I heard Hâ€™wood had picked up The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft to be turned into a motion picture even before the first issue had hit the stands was, â€œTheyâ€™re going to make a movie of this?â€Â Now, after finally getting my hands on the first is thought is, â€œTheyâ€™re going to make a movie of this!â€
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The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the Darkstorm Comic I, Frankenstein is being adapted into a motion picture. If the comic doesn’t sound familiar to you, that’s because the Kevin Grevioux penned comic hasn’t even arrived in stores yet.
In the story, and presumably in the movie, Frankenstein’s Monster has learned to control his anger, and has teamed up with the Invisible Man to form a detective agency.Â Apparently Dracula will be the heavy kingpin of crime in the story.
“It’s a Raymond Chandler-esque monster mash where the rogues don’t pack pistols, they’ve got claws and fangs,” Ryan Turek, of ShockTillYouDrop.com said.
And still no one is interested in my Kung-Fu-Zombie-Western?
Wow.Â Never thought I’d see the day where I’d be writing that headline, but it appears to be true as Variety is reporting Brett Ratner and Reliance big Entertainment joining to turn Rob Liefeld’s Youngblood series into a motion picture.
Most of the great graphic novels are gone, and â€˜Youngbloodâ€™ is one of the few comicbooks left with tentpole potential,â€ Ratner told Daily Variety. â€œIt was a real personal passion project for me, and a lot of people wanted (â€˜Youngbloodâ€™), but the amazing thing about the guys at Reliance is the speed with which theyâ€™re able to move.â€
Really?Â The great graphic novels are gone, and Youngblood is the only thing left?Â Wow.Â H’Wood must have really pillaged the comic industry over the last year.Â I really need to get my Zombie/Kung-Fu/Western out the door so I can make a billion bucks.
Variety is reporting that John Stevenson (Kung-Fu Panda) will take on the directorial duties for the new He-Man movie produced by Joel Silver.Â No word on a release date as the script gets polished, but it is clear Mattel wants this to be a successful motion picture to boost toy sales.
Details are beginning to emerge on the settlement between Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox over the Watchmen movie.
The film will still open on March 6
- Warner Bros. will pay between $5 million and $10 million in the $1.4 development fees Fox claims it invested in the movie when it had the rights. The rest of that load will cover the legal fees.
- Fox gets a percentage of gross sales – somewhere between 5% and 8.5%.
- Fox also gets a percentage of gross for any sequels or spinoffs. I don’t know if that includes video game revenu or not.
“Warner Bros. and Twentieth Century Fox have resolved their dispute regarding the rights to the upcoming motion picture “Watchmen” in a confidential settlement. Warner Bros. acknowledges that Fox acted in good faith in bringing its claims, which were asserted prior to the start of principal photography.
Fox acknowledges that Warner Brothers acted in good faith in defending against those claims. Warner Bros. and Fox, like all “Watchmen” fans, look forward with great anticipation to this filmâ€™s March 6 release in theatres.”
For the fans, everything is back to normal, which means we get to line up to see the film and hope that it rocks as hard as we hope it will.
When Hollywood comes a calling to a comic publisher, itâ€™s usually to take a property and turn it into a motion picture. In the case of The Remnant, the situation is reversed, as Stephen Baldwin heads to Boom! Studios to create a tale filled with suspense and the supernatural.
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This might be one more reason not to see the 20th Century Fox Wolvering movie when it arrives.Â In a ruling by Los Angeles federal judge Gary Allen, his honor saw fit to release an intial ruling that says Fox owns a copyright interest in Warner Bros. Watchmen movie.
â€œFox owns a copyright interest consisting of, at the very least, the right to distribute the â€˜Watchmenâ€™ motion picture,â€ the ruling said.
Yikes.Â Considering that Fox’s original motion was set up to keep Watchmen from being released on March 6, this puts a big damper on the film. While I agree Fox is looking out for Fox, and has every right to protect their interest, and Warner Bros. should have done its own due diligence in making sure this passed around property was 100-percent theirs, it still sucks big time.
Now before everyone starts getting in an uproar over this ruling – a full 25 days before the January 20th trial was to begin – Fox is more than likely looking for a big payment (pay off) on what is sure to be the biggest money maker Hollywood has seen since The Dark Knight. More than likely Warner Bros. and Fox will reach some kind of agreement in which Fox gets a huge sum of the profits from the film.
However, if an agreement is not reached and the film does indeed get shelved, it will be one of the biggest Hollywood blunders since the motion picture industry began, and will be a case that will be examined in detail and discussed in many a copyright class for future lawyers.
Disney has hired Colin Trevorrow to write the adaptation of Scott Christian Sava’s Pet Robots as a major motion picture for the company.
A high-tech comedy set in the present, “Pet Robots” revolves around futuristic robots that fall into the hands of the least likely group of people.
No release date yet.
via Hollywood Reporter
Heading to the Nicktoon Network in January is the new Iron Man: Armored Adventures series.Â Marvel Animation Age dug around and discovered the official description for the show.
Iron Man: Armored Adventures
Tony Stark is a typical student, in appearance at least. Heâ€™s secretly developing the perfect suit of armour which will replace all current vehicles and will cross all obstacles. Following a helicopter accident in which his father died, Tony is hurt and obliged to wear his special armour to replace some of his vital organs. Tony Stark became Iron Man. As the head of a multinational corporation, he puts on his armour in order to confront those who use technology for evil ends.
Co-directed by StÃ©phane JuffÃ© and Philippe Guyenne
Created by HervÃ© and Olivier PÃ©rouze, Julien Magnat
Co-produced by Method Films, LuxAnimation, Dataquest, Marvel, France 2 and Isle of Man
If it is done right, it could be really good, but too often we’ve seen schlock animated series spring out of successful movies that don’t do justice to the original work or the motion picture.
via Marvel Animation Age
That’s right, not one, not two, but three G.I. Joe titles will be coming your way in January 2009 from IDW Publishing.Â The company contacted us to let us know G.I. Joe #0 will kick off the three series, when it arrives in October.
G.I. JOE #0, a $1.00, 24-page comic being released next month, will debut three new series launching in early â€™09. The issue contains three stand-alone five-page stories unique to the #0 issue, as well as character sketches and commentary from artist Robert Atkins, previews of upcoming covers, and interviews with the new G.I. JOE creators. The issue features two regular covers, one from Dave Dorman and one from JonBoy Meyers, as well as two special incentive covers from Atkins and a wraparound image by Ben Templesmith.
The good thing is Larry Hama, long time G.I. Joe writer is being brought in to pen the series with Atkins.
So what’s up with the three titles?Â Take the jump for more!
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In the Major Spoilers Bonus Podcast #2 (get it now before it’s gone), I proclaimed 2008 to be the year of the comic book movie.Â The major motion picture run of comic book adaptation won’t end in December, Dear Reader, oh no.Â Expect to see every publishing company to make a deal with H’wood to get their property into the big screen in hopes of raking in millions.
The latest to go into prepro hell is Magdalena from Top Cow.Â Announced to star in the flick are Luke Goss and Jenna Dewan.
Dewan is set to play Patience, a woman who discovers that she’s a part of the lineage of female warriors descended from Mary Magdalene who fight supernatural evil.
Goss will play Kristof, an agent sent by the secret organization that has been the guardian of the lineage.
Hey, if Magdalena can get picked up, I wonder if anyone is interested in my detective series?