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Sam Raimi and Disney Team for Transplants

Disney has picked up the rights to the Transplants for an upcoming gig for Sam Raimi. The parties are keeping a tight lid on the high-concept project, though it is described as a four-quadrant ensemble superhero story with a comedic bent. It will be interesting to see how Raimi deals with the family friendly crowd at Disney – you can bet Transplants won’t be Darkman. via THR

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SDCC’08: Disney Reups with Stan Lee

Disney has renewed its first look pact with Stan Lee’s POW Entertainment.  This will be a two year deal that gives the House of Mouse the option of taking POW’s content and spinning it into television, publishing, games, and online or mobile content. The first project spinning out of this deal is Lee’s Time Jumper, a digital comic book series that Disney will distribute across various media (web and mobile most likely). Project revolves around the character of Terry Dixon, an agent of the secret government org HUNT (Heroes United, Noble and True), who has a cell phone called the…

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SDCC’08: Boom! Announces Disney/Pixar Line

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.  “There will be comics…

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Disney Kingdom Comics Announced

The Walt Disney Studios has signed a multi-year deal with Ahmet Zappa, Harris Katleman and Christian Beranek to oversee the newly christened Kingdom Comics, an innovative new venture of developing graphic novels to create new film projects for the Studio as well as re-imagining and rejuvenating motion pictures from the Disney live-action Vault, it was announced today by Oren Aviv, president, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Production.

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Disney Tells You What You’ll Be Watching Four Years From Now

I don’t know what I’m having for dinner, let alone what movie I will want to see in 2012. In a move it hasn’t done in many years, Disney unveiled a detailed road map of its animation production schedule into the next decade. Probably the most notable item on the list is the return of Woody and Buzz Lightyear for Toy Story 3.

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Stan Lee in the House of Mouse

Variety is reporting that Disney and POW! Entertainment (founded by Stan “the man” Lee) will partner for three films based on Lee’s work. “Nick Ratchet” will be written and directed by Richard LaGravenese. Larry Jacobson and Sonny Grosso are in talks to produce. “Blaze” will be written by Gary Goldman. “Tigress” will be written by Zoe Green. State Street Pictures’ Robert Teitel and George Tillman will produce. Anyone know anything about these “creations”? I went to the POW! Entertainment site, and it had nada except they were movies in production. via Variety

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Tron 2: Electric Boogaloo

Joseph Kosinski is having a pretty good quarter. First he signed on to do the remake of Logan’s Run for Warner Bros. now word out of the House of Mouse is Kosinski is in final negotiations to develop and direct the sequel to Tron. When making the original, in order to convince the studio to take a chance on a first-time director, Lisberger shot a test reel, financed by the studio, involving the deadly Frisbee battle. In a case of historical synchronicity, sources said one of the things Kosinski will be doing is working on a sequence involving the movie’s…

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Stan Lee Spins Deal with Disney

In what appears to be another attempt to buy everything media, Disney has inked an exclusive deal with Stan Lee and his production company POW! Entertainment. The multiyear contract calls for Lee — whose film-friendly characters include the Incredible Hulk, X-Men, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, Daredevil and Silver Surfer — to develop and produce all forms of entertainment for all Disney divisions. I wonder if Disney actually looked at some of Stan’s productions before signing the deal; Striperella, Who Wants to be a Superhero?, and who can forget the David Hasselhoff/David S. Goyer Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD? “Stan is…

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Pirates v. Spider-Man

In the battle of the box office it wasn’t Pirates v. Ninjas this past week, but rather pirates taking on the webhead. According to box office results, Pirates did a very good job in its first six days in the box office, but Sony is claiming Disney/Buena Vista pulled out some fuzzy math to propel the pirate movie above S3. Arguably, the flap originated when Sony opened “Spider-Man 3” on a Tuesday in 18 overseas markets and later claimed a six-day opening record of $232 million in addition to other more conventional landmarks. Disney/BVI followed by heralding its “six-day” record…

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Disney Snags Surrogates

Variety is reporting that the House of Mouse has acquired the rights to Top Shelf Comix graphic novel “The Surrogates”. Jonathan Mostow will direct, with Michael Ferris and John Brancato signed as writers. “This is a Philip K. Dick-like futuristic universe, but people who live a second life already on the Internet can relate to some of the themes here,” said Brancato, who with Ferris is adapting the Robert Ludlum novel “Sigma Protocol” for Strike Entertainment. Subject matter is edgy for Disney, and Oren Aviv is eyeing Touchstone as a home for it. “This is a grounded sci-fi premise, but…

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