It worked for Battlestar Galactica, so why not try it with another television series from days gone by?Â The Syfy Channel is looking to remake Alien Nation into a new updated television series.
“Alien Nation” centers on the partnership between a veteran cop and his alien detective partner, set against the larger tale of alien “newcomers” who move to Earth and attempt to assimilate into society.
Tim Miner of Angel, X-Files, Firefly, and Strange World fame is currently writing the first script.
Alien Nation was a very good movie, and an intriquing television series as it gave the creators a platform to talk about immigration and racism without singling out a particular race.Â It jumped around a bit, and ended up spawning a series of made for television movies as a way to wrap up the big arc.Â If SyFy brings the goods like it did with Battlestar, then I’m sure it will work out just fine.
Boom! Studios is on a role lately with all the properties it has been acquiring to turn into comics.Â Announced over the weekend that the first title released in the partnership with Fox Atomic Comics will be the running zomibe thriller 28 Days Later.
Initial launch story will be firmly based in 28 DAYS LATER continuity with the first arc focusing on Selena. Bridging the gap between 28 DAYS LATER and 28 WEEKS LATER, a few key questions will be answered along the way: what happened to Selena after 28 DAYS LATER? How did Selena happen upon the machete she wields in 28 DAYS LATER?
The 28 Days Later series will kick off in July.Â And while no other projects were announced at the Emerald City ComiCon 2009, taking a look at Fox Atomic’s other movies tend to be a good indicator of the things to come.Â My guess is we’ll see The Hills Have Eyes, more from The Nightmare Factory, and plenty more 28 Days Later stories down the road.
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When you’ve had a really long day, and you come home wanting to down a cold one, what could be better than reaching into your icebox (that’s a refrigerator for you young’uns) and pulling out a cold soda with your favorite Dark Horse character featured on the label.
Dark Horse has announced a deal with Jones Soda to produce a limited edition six-pack featuring Eric Powell’s The Goon and Emily the Strange.Â The Goon collection is available now, but only until the first 100 six-packs sell out, with Emily the Strange collection arriving on October 14, 2008.
â€œThis is a really fun way to expose our characters to a whole new market,â€ says Dark Horse President and founder Mike Richardson. â€œWe have a lot of great ideas on how to make this partnership an exciting one and the flexibility and creativity of the Jones staff make them the perfect company for us to work with. Most importantly, we love the soda!â€
Take the jump for a look at all the Goon labels.
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The first issue of Samurai: Legend #1 hit stores yesterday, and I missed the e-mail from Marvel with the preview until just now.Â So, while it may be late, for those looking for ancient Samurai tales, Samurai: Legend #1 from the Marvel/Soleil partnership should scratch that itch.
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Boom! Studios has just announced a new partnership with Disney/Pixar to produce a series of comics based on some favorite Pixar titles and characters.
Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Wall*E are all on the list, but probably the most exciting is the announcement that Mark Waid will be writing The Incredibles title for the company that will feature cover art by Darwyn Cooke.
“Today, American comic books are aimed primarily at an older readership. Comics produced for an upcoming generation of readers are scarce – and BOOM! Studios aims to do something about that,” said Waid.Â “There will be comics for kids again!”
Those of you attending the San Diego Comic Con can stop by Boom! Studios’ booth (#2543) and pick up a preview book for the new titles for a mere $5.00.
“It’s nothing short of an honor to work with Disney Publishing Worldwide and Pixar for this project,” said BOOM! Studios co-founder Ross Richie.Â “We found kindred spirits in the creative counterparts we have at both companies, and have just really had a fantastic time finding the right writer and artist combinations to do the source material justice.Â I think young and old alike are going to love these books!”
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To celebrate Dark Horse’s one year partnership with MySpace, the company is bringing back some of the key players who helped launch the online series.
Appearing in the coming months, look for a new Umbrella Academy short story by Gerard Way and Gabriel BÃ¤, Joss Whedon and his older brother Zack step up with an exclusive tie in to Dr. Horribleâ€™s Singalong Blog, and Tara McPherson offers up How to Heal a Broken Heart.
â€œEver since the original DHP was canceled, I’ve been trying to bring it back, because I love anthologies, love the absolute liberty it gives you to try new thingsâ€ says editor Scott Allie. â€œHellboy Weird Tales was an attempt to rekindle that, The Dark Horse Books of Hauntings, etc., was also an attempt, but MDHP is the real thing. It gives us the flexibility to jazz around as much as we want to.â€ He continued, â€œwith the sorts of creators we’re working with these days, it’s essential to have a place to do this. And with so many amazing people showing their stuff off online, it’s great to know that there’s something to throw their way as well.â€
Keep checking the Dark Horse Presents page for more original titles on the first Wednesday of every month.
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