When FX passed on the Powers series, it looked like we would never get to see a live action adaptation of ‘Who Killed Retro Girl?’ but thanks to Sony’s vast distribution outlets, Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s series is going to get a life online.
Another weekend down, and another week with The LEGO Movie ruling the top spot. According to reports, the brick flick brought in $31.5 million over the weekend.
Actress Gal Gadot, who has been cast to play Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie, has signed a deal with Warner Bros. to play the Amazon warrior for three films.
Variety is reporting that actress Emma Stone has been cast as the lead in Liongate’s adaptation of Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies. The movie is an adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s book of the same name, which is a spinoff of the Jane Austen novel. via Variety
The YouTube boom is great as it allows us to see the best and the worst of what people are doing creatively.Â On one hand you might end up with the crappiest crap you’ve ever crapped, but then there are videos that end up with a huge following that start memes, or land someone a high profile job.Â The latest success is Fede Alvarez, a Uruguayan commercials director, who has been tapped to direct a full length motion pictured based on his short film Panic Attack. The film has been picked up by Ghost House Pictures, which is run by
I completely let this bit of news slip past me yesterday, but it is a big day for Warner Bros. as it got to thumb its nose at Sony as The Dark Knight passed the $400 million mark in just 18 days, and should have passed Spider-Man overnight. If the box office tickets continue to roll in, The Dark Knight could reach the $500 million making it the second highest grossing title of all time, just behind Titanic. via Variety
Bryan Singer’s Bad Hat Harry Productions has made several plays in the comic book marketplace, first snagging up Rob Liefeld’s Capeshooters, and now Radical Publishing’s Freedom Formula by Edmund Shern. Freedom Formula is a five-issue mini-series that is very mecha-esque with exo-suits replacing fighter jets, and the racer who learns his bloodline has the power to change society.Â Like Capeshooters, Singer will only produce this flick through his production company. For Radicial, this is another feather in the cap of a week of major movie announcements.Â With the hype over Freedom Formula, the company told Variety that it has plans
According to Variety, Universal Pictures has purchased the rights to Oni Press’ The Last Call graphic novel series by Vasilis Lolos.Â The story centers around two teens who unintentionally wind up on an interdimensional soul carrier train, and must figure a way out to get back to the real world. The Last Call is a series of graphic novels, but there is no word if the movie will be a single feature or a franchise of pictures.Â I haven’t read Last Call, Volume 1, but I have just ordered it from the Major Spoilers Amazon Page. This is the fourth
While it wasn’t Indiana Jones, or even an Iron Man level take at the box office, the Incredible Hulk did walk away with the top movie this past weekend, taking home an estimated $54.5 million domestically.Â That’s a lot of green for the big fellow, and has many believing Marvel has gone two for two in its company owned movie franchise.Â Even thought the movie is number one, remember, Hulk did not bring in as much as last year’s Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer ($58 million) or as much as Ang Lee’s take on the Hulk that brought
Variety is reporting Platinum Studios, Top Cow Productions, and Arclight Films are teaming up to bring Top Cow’s popular character Witchblade to the big screen. As odd as the team up sounds, here’s how it breaks down: Marc Silvestri and Matt Hawkins of Top Cow and Rich Marincle of Platinum Studios will serve as executive producers Gary Hamilton and Nigel Odell from Arclight, and Scot Mitchell Rosenberg of Platinum Studios will produce The film will more than likely shoot in Australia beginning in September According to the article no director, star, or writer have been attached With hundreds of issues
BET announced at its upfront presentation that it will bring Marvel’s Black Panther to the small screen as a primetime series. The animated series is expected to begin airing in the 2008-2009 television series. via Variety