Seems like every director is tweeting information regarding their movies. Robert Rodriguez sent followers a couple of photos over the weekend, that shows Josh Brolin on set, and how he might look when all the magic goes on to remove the greenscreen and replace it with Frank Miller’s world.
Dimension Films announced today that Joseph Gordon-Levitt (LOOPER, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES) is joining the all-star cast as one of the lead characters in the highly anticipated SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. The film is the follow up to co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s 2005 visually groundbreaking film, FRANK MILLER’S SIN CITY. Other major casting announcements will continue to follow.
Dimension Films announced that Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has a release date set for 2013.
At the Legendary Comics panel at the New York Comic Con, Frank Miller confirmed that new Sin City stories were on the way. Miller also confirmed that he has “every intention of doing them with Dark Horse.”
With a new movie supposedly in production, and knowing that Dark Horse couldn’t keep Sin City trades on the shelf during the first movie’s release, I expect both Miller and Dark Horse are busy figuring out ways to make maximum dollars on this still very hot property.
The word from Robert Rodriguez during the San Diego Comic Con was that Sin City 2 was in the works. Today, we learn that William Monahan, the Oscar winning screenwriter for The Departed, has been hired to work on the script to bring it closer to production.
During his panel at the San Diego Comic Con, Robert Rodriguez announced that Frank Miller has indeed completed the script for Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For. The sequel will not only include an adaptation of the Sin City arc, but two new stories set in the world of Sin City. Rodriguez revealed that the title for one of them will be The Long Bad Night.
Because Rodriguez basically controls all means of production and shoots most of it on green screen, the director stated that the film could begin shooting as early as later this year.
If you aren’t on Twitter, then you are missing out on some early action from some of the top names in comics – heck, even Major Spoilers has a Twitter following!Â Frank Miller is the latest to jump on board the 140 character social networking engine, and has offered up a couple of images for Dark Horse Comics new trade dress for Big Fat Kill and Family Values.
See the other, after the jump.
In this issue: Babes, Bullets, and Bedlam as the Major Spoilers Crew take a look at Frank Miller’s Sin City: The Hard Goodbye. Plus: The Incredible Hercules, Superman: Secret Origins, and the Dingo. AND: Do you bag and board, or are you going to make Matthew hunt you down and knock some sense into you? It’s all part of the Major Spoilers Podcast!
Show Notes after the Jump!
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.
All the discussion involving Marvel and DC has been really good, but this week we’re stepping away from the big two and beginning our look at the other publishers in the industry.Â I remember when Dark Horse Comics came out of nowhere and presented the comic reading world with the likes of Indiana Jones, Concrete, Aliens, Predator, Terminator, and of course Hellboy and Sin City.Â Â As the years went on, Dark Horse was able to get the property rights to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Star Wars to give readers something other than super hero action.
One would think the property comics would be big sellers (and for Buffy the Vampire Slayer it is), but sales never elevated Dark Horse to the same level as Marvel and DC.Â It seems comic book readers are always quick to point out the faults of a company, but rarely offer how they would solve the problem.
Hereâ€™s your chance to fix the company.
So hereâ€™s your chance to fix the industry, and hereâ€™s how it works:
- The previous Editor in Chief has been fired, and the publisher is looking to hire a replacement.
- In the comment section below, outline your ideas on what you would do to close the gap between Dark Horse Comics and the big two.
- In your comments you need to not only state the change, but why you believe the change would be for the greater good of the company.Â For example, if your idea is to capture the young reader market (kids between 8 and 12 years old), how are you going to do it?Â What needs to change?
- Convince everyone that your ideas are the best direction for the company, by selling your idea.Â Get us excited, get us fired up, and best of all make sure it is for the good of the company and the industry as a whole.
This week it is all about Dark Horse Comics, and you’re the Editor-in-Chief.
Keep the discussion on topic, and keep it civil.
Image Comics’ Shadowline makes sure crime fansÂ of comics like SIN CITY and CRIMINAL have it good this April as writer Joshua Williamson and artist Alejandro Aragon introduce them to the hard-boiled noir of OVERLOOK!
“OVERLOOK takes everything I love about crime novels, movies and comics and distills them into three issues of some of the most brutal comics I’ve ever written,” Williamson said. “Even better, Alejandro completely mastered conveying OVERLOOK’s beautifully twisted noir with only his brush to help him. I cannot believe some of the things we’re getting away with in this book. My fellow crime fans will be most pleased.”
In the town of OVERLOOK, a dirty prize-fighter by the name of Mickey “The Nickel” Nicholson will do anything for a buck. Mickey is hired by one of OVERLOOK’s most notorious mobsters to infiltrate an underground boxing outfit and find a massive stash of stolen “rainy day” money and kill the wayward wife responsible. In return, a target of Mickey’s choice will be assassinated by the mobster, no strings attached. It’s the deal of the century, but like any deal in OVERLOOK, there’s much more than you could ever bargain for.
OVERLOOK #1 (FEB092436), a 32-page black and white three issue mini-series for $3.50, will be in stores April 8th.
Studio 407 has picked up the Smuggling Spirits series from the defunct Ambrosia publishing and is releasing the Ben Fisher and Michael Henderson as a trade this April.
Studio 407′s managing director Alex Leung says “We picked up Smuggling Spirits from Ambrosia, and we thought it was an incredible book that went under the radar, and did not get the exposure it deserved when it was first released in single volumes. I think both Ben and Michael are incredible talents to watch for and their skills have meshed perfectly to produce an incredibly unique storytelling experience. We feel extremely fortunate to be involved with this book.”
Studio 407 has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek, that you can read after the jump.