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PLAY ARTS KAI CONJURES DOCTOR STRANGE FIGURE

Stephen Strange was once the world’s foremost neurosurgeons until he lost the use of his hands in terrible accident. In trying to reclaim their use, he traveled the world and ultimately became one of its most powerful mystics, earning him the moniker of Sorcerer Supreme.

 

With the Marvel hero receiving more attention with the release of “Doctor Strange,” Square Enix’s Play Arts Kai line is offering up its own take on the Master of the Mystic Arts with this new collectible figure.

Standing about 10.5 inches tall, Marvel Universe Variant Play Arts Kai Doctor Strange radiates with mystical might. Highly articulated, the figure spots his signature Cloak of Levitation, which can be inverted for numerous poses. Strange comes equipped with seven interchangeable hands, magic glyphs and effects made with translucent materials, and a display stand.

Available for preorder from Square Enix for $149.99, Marvel Universe Variant Play Arts Kai Doctor Strange is expected to ship in November, just about the time Benedict Cumberbatch reprises his role as the Sorcerer Supreme in director Taika Waititi’s “Thor: Ragnarok.” He’ll return once more in “Avengers: Infinity War,” which opens May 4, 2018.

 

 

 

Source: Play Arts Kai Conjures Doctor Strange Figure – CBR

“Sinister” and “Doctor Strange” director Scott Derrickson has been hired to helm at least the pilot and potentially several episodes of the TV series adaptation of Joe Hill’s comic “Locke and Key”.

The series, which ran from 2008-2013, follows three siblings who return to their family estate in Massachusetts after the gruesome death of their father.

Once there, they discover magical keys that grant special powers and open strange doors that change those who dare to walk through them. Unfortunately, they’re not the only ones interested in these mysterious artifacts, as a supernatural force is also after them and trying to force them to open the most terrible door of them all. Continue reading

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Tencent Pictures is teaming with Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin’s Free Association to produce a film adaptation of the comic “Zombie Brother”.

The top title on Tencent’s digital comics platform, the story follows a young man who lives in H City which has a populous slowly turning into zombies via contaminated water. As they devour one another and evolve in different ways, the young man seeks escape.

The comic has already been adapted in China as a hit animated series and stage play, but Tencent and Free Association plan to develop it for the international market with this.

Matt Lieberman will pen the script while David Sandberg (“Kung Fury”) is attached to direct. Tatum, Carolin, and Peter Kiernan will produce.

Source: Variety

Source: Channing Tatum Has A “Zombie Brother” – Dark Horizons

After being praised for its promotion of diversity, a Marvel executive suggested this weekend that the publishing company’s newest superheroes may have caused a slump in comic book sales.

Last week, while at the Marvel Retailer Summit, Marvel’s senior vice president of print, sales, and marketing, David Gabriel, created an uproar after implying that the addition of racially diverse and female characters could have led to a sales decline.

“What we heard was that people didn’t want any more diversity,” Gabriel told iCv2 after being asked what contributed to changes in customer tastes that led to a drop in sales in October-November. “They didn’t want female characters out there. That’s what we heard, whether we believe that or not.”

He also cited economic reasons and Marvel’s release of “too much product” as other possible causes for the downturn in sales. Continue reading

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Paramount Pictures has picked up rights to The Pro, a graphic novel by Garth Ennis, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti. Erwin Stoff of 3 Arts is producing and Zoe McCarthy has been hired to write the screenplay. She is best known for her script Bitches On A Boat.

The graphic novel writers and illustrators all have stuff going on in Hollywood. Palmiotti’s graphic novel Painkiller Jane has just attached Jessica Chastain, and he is currently writing the comic Harley Quinn along with Conner for DC Comics. Ennis is producing the AMC series Preacher, based on the graphic novel series he created with Steve Dillon.

First published in 2002, The Pro is in its eighth printing with Image Comics and Paperfilms. The logline: A prostitute who wakes up one day with superhero powers and is asked to join the League of Honor to help curb her anti-heroic behavior. The film puts a humorous twist on the superhero genre.

Source: Graphic Novel ‘The Pro’ Hooks Movie Deal At Paramount | Deadline

Sony’s Spider-Man universe is getting a little bigger.The studio, already in deep development on villain offshoot Venom, is now developing a feature project centered on the female characters Silver Sable and the Black Cat.

Chris Yost, who worked on the upcoming Marvel movie Thor: Ragnarok, is writing the script, building on a previous version written by Lisa Joy, the co-creator of HBO’s Westworld.

The studio is hoping to go to directors soon with an eye toward a fall start date. Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal are producing the project, which was previously known as the “secret female spinoff project.”

Silver Sable, created by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz in 1985, is a mercenary who runs a company that hunts war criminals. The character has been both antagonist and ally to Spider-Man. Continue reading

Curious as to why your Wondercon badge has a picture of some people and the words Midnight, Texas on it?  Well wonder (see what I did there) no more!!

The official trailer for Midnight, Texas has been released along with some info.

Based on the horror novel series by “True Blood” author Charlaine Harris. The series premieres Tuesday, July 25th on NBC.

“The Tudors” actor Francois Arnaud stars as Manfred, a charming, powerful psychic who can communicate with spirits and finds safety in Midnight surrounding himself with both human and supernatural allies.

Other characters include pawn shop owner Bobo (Dylan Bruce), the witch Fiji (Parisa Fitz-Henley), the mysterious assassin Olivia (Arielle Kebbel), the angel Joe (Jason Lewis), the vampire Lemuel (Peter Mensah), aspiring writer Creek (Sarah Ramos), and Rev. Emilio Sheehan (Yul Vazquez).

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