With Disney’s return to traditional 2D animation with the upcoming Princess and the Frog, one would think the company would want to continue to tell classic tales in the medium that brought the company enough frame and fortune that they would eventually buy Marvel.Â For the upcoming Rapunzel, Disney is returning to the realm of 3D to tell the hairy tale of a girl trapped in a tower. On the plus side, Mandy Moore and “Chuck” star Zachary Levi have been cast as the leads in the movie that is scheduled to be released during the holiday season of 2010.
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
I was searching for Supergirl images for the Art Appreciation Moment of the Day, and was amazed at how many pieces of art out there, that do not portray the cousin from Argo City as a teenager.Â I did find Brianne Drouhard’s rendition, which I thought fit what I was looking for. It is Supergirl. She is flying. It is her #1 skill. via Deviant Art
There’s a lot of buzz surrounding Boom! Studios’ adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, and the buzz is good.Â Â To prove it, Boom! sent along a five page sneak peek of the first issue arriving in stores in June. Richard Starkings brings his unique eye and talent to BOOM! Studios new maxi-series DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? The Eisner Award-winning designer has won “Best Letterer” six times in a row from The Comic Buyers’ Guide and “Best Letterer” nine times in a row from Wizard Magazine and revolutionized comic book lettering digitally with his
Death Ray Films has teamed up with Maya Entertainment to bring Dark Horse Comics’ El Zombo Fantasma to the big screen. The comic, published in 2005, tells the story of a murdered, temperamental Mexican wrestler who returns from his fiery damnation to play guardian angel to a troubled Los Angeles teenager. Zombo learns the teen is not what she seems and that their fates are intertwined. The character was created by David Wilkins and Munroe when they worked at a video game company. They will act as co-producers. Oh boy, another Luchador movie!Â Better yet, after the movie is released,
Variety is reporting this morning that Paramount Pictures has acquired the rights to Harbinger from Valiant Comics. The live-action adaptation may be directed by Brett Ratner. Created by Jim Shooter, the “Harbinger” comicbook series became a hit when published in the 1990s. Harbingers are humans with powers that can be unlocked by “omega” harbingers. Teenager Pete Stanchek finds himself on a collision course with an older “omega” who used his gifts to become an evil industrialist. Ratner was last seen directing Rush Hour 3, and has at least three other films he is working on before Harbinger. via Variety