News and Updates From Around The Web
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.
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.
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
It’s true! We are back to WonderCon this year bringing your favorite creators, writers and artists with us. You can find us in the small press area, booth SP-22.
This year we are bringing exciting new books, as well as your favorite titles. Come by and check out!
“A Man Called Kraken“, a colorful, adventurous tale featuring words by Sean Belcher and pictures by Joey LaBartunek.
“The Plagued“, a trade paperback collecting issues #1 and #2 of the popular comic including a new never before seen story. Daniel Whitfield and Camille Alaras.
“Forbidden Tales Vol 2“, a horror anthology featuring 3 different tales from of our writers and artists.
We will have books, prints, and t-shirts available for purchase.
WonderCon is once again being held at the Anaheim Convention Center, March 31st through April 2nd.
Tickets are available at: http://comic-con.org
Forbidden Panel is inviting you to join us for dinner March 31st at 7:30 pm at the Tangerine Grill and Patio inside the Annabelle Hotel in Anaheim. This is a great opportunity to socialize with our creator AJ Herrera, writers and artists as well as recap the first day of Wondercon. You never know where the conversation will lead or the silliness that will in ensue.
Just a reminder this will be a no-host event. You can check out the menu and find directions at www.tangerinegrillandpatio.com
Any questions about this or any of our events, please email Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lately, we’ve seen a lot of junk on TV and in the movies which are targeted toward children. I’m not talking about movies like Deadpool and Logan – THOSE ARE NOT KID’S MOVIES. They aren’t supposed to be nice. I’m talking about rated PG and G movies, animated, cute-looking, seems nice on the surface movies that turn out to be horrible. There’s a whole bunch of “please never do this in real life” kind of nonsense that, after a while, is just exhausting. From YouTube gameplay that you THINK will be appropriate for children only to find out it’s a bunch of fart jokes and bad attitude that NO ONE wants their kid repeating (I’m looking at you, FGTV), to crap that is down right terrible and doesn’t even attempt to hide it, (reference: “The Day My Butt Went Psycho”) the stupid is literally everywhere.
It’s surrounding our children 24/7 like a giant, jungle snake with hypnotic eyes lulling our children with the soft words, “trust in me”. If you don’t have time to sit there and watch these shows with your kids to filter, chances are the bad behavior they get in trouble for is coming from these shows. It can get incredibly frustrating for parents and I tell ya, the world of media certainly doesn’t make it easy. Before you know it, you’ve turned into your parents – shielding the kid’s eyes and muting scenes in movies that were supposed to be for kids!
The New York Times bestseller details a man in the dangerous profession of underwater welding, who has a supernatural encounter at the bottom of the sea. Lemire, Chris Staros (Editor–in–Chief at the Top Shelf imprint) and Ted Adams (CEO at IDW Publishing) are attached as executive producers. Continue reading
BBC America has announced that Kevin Smith has signed on to write, direct, and executive produce a TV series based on the Image Comics title “Sam and Twitch”.
The characters were first introduced in the Spawn comics, a pair of homicide detectives were so popular they got their own title in 1999 which explores how they solve occult-related crimes in a dark and violent version of New York City.
BBC America president Sarah Barnett says Smith is “beyond himself excited” about the series which will have both a crime-of-the-week format, and season-long storylines.
It’s not clear if “Spawn” creator Todd McFarlane is involved in the series or if there’s any involvement of other characters from the “Spawn” universe. No production timetable has yet been scheduled either.
Both characters were previously brought to the screen on HBO’s “Spawn” animated series which is currently available on HBO Now.Source: Deadline
Amazon has landed U.S. rights to the anthology series “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams” from Sony Pictures Television, producer Bryan Cranston and “Outlander” showrunner Ronald D. Moore.
The series was set up last May by Sony TV and Anonymous Content with the U.K.’s Channel 4. The 10-episode drama will feature adaptations of works by the revered science fiction author, who penned the story that inspired 1982’s “Blade Runner.” Continue reading