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USA Network has greenlit the comic book-based drama “Brooklyn Animal Control” from Universal Cable Productions and IDW Entertainment.

The story follows the inner workings of a secret subdivision of the NYPD that functions as social services for the Kveld-Ulf, a highly insular community of werewolves.

The drama explores city politics, immigrant communities, and families divided by ambition, secrecy, and tradition. David S. Goyer, Rick Jacobs and David Alpert will executive produce.

Source: Deadline

After a lot of back and forth Warner Bros. has given in and released the official first look at the Suicide Squad film as well as Jared Leto as the Joker.

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Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that the next of its animated DC Universe Original Movie titles will be an adaptation of Alan Moore’s legendary comic “Batman: The Killing Joke”.

Bruce W. Timm will executive produce the film which will sport “an original 15-minute prologue that helps set up the story, giving even longtime fans of the story something new to look forward to.”

The comic itself deals with an apparent origin story for The Joker, and the shooting in which Barbara Gordon is paralyzed and changes from Batgirl into Oracle. No voice cast members were announced for the new film, only a general 2016 release date.

Two other animated films were announced at the panel including the original story “Batman: Bad Blood” which introduces Batwoman, and “Justice League vs. Titans” which introduces the Teen Titans to the DC Universe Original Movies line-up.


Dark Horse Comics is teaming up with Universal Cable Productions to adapt some of their library comic titles for television. The first batch of comics set to get the small screen treatment will include the following titles:

The Umbrella Academy: Created by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, the comic follows the reunion of the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers who must now save the world.

Harrow County: Based on Cullen Bunn’s just published work, the story follows a teenage girl who learns she is connected to the sinister woodland creatures that populate the dark woods surrounding her home because she is the reincarnation of a witch who died the day she was born.

Back Up: Based on a film script by Tom Vaughn, the story is set in a near future where technology allows people to be backed up, much like hard drives, in a way that helps them protect themselves against death.

Concrete: The Eisner Award-winning title by Paul Chadwick, the story follows a man who awakens to find his subconscious transplanted into a hulking stone body.

UCP will collaborate with Dark Horse to develop “character driven concepts for television intended to resonate with their current fan base”.

Source: The Live Feed

Source: Dark Horse Titles Adapted For Television | News | Dark Horizons

The main reason to attend the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” panel on Thursday at San Diego Comic Con seems to have vanished into the ether.

EW reports that those hoping for a new trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to premiere at the convention are out of luck as the next trailer isn’t due until this Fall. In fact, the presentation is said to not contain any new clips from the movie at all.

There were rumors of a behind the scenes featurette screening at the presentation, but now it looks like that’s no longer the case.

So what will we see? Director J.J. Abrams, screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan, and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy will be on stage to talk about the film, and there is reports that several actors who haven’t yet spoken publicly about their roles will make an appearance.

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Warner Brothers has taken a drastic step that has never really been done before – all PC sales of this week’s release of “Batman: Arkham Knight” have been suspended in the wake of major technical faults. Continue reading

If you read my column consistently, you know we take our children everywhere and conventions are no exception.  We enjoy sharing these experiences with our children and believe they are instrumental to their development in many ways, providing both fun and education and plan to continue to share these experiences with them for the duration of their childhood.

Some parents want to take their entire families to a convention, but have obligations like attending panels, networking, hosting events, interviewing attendees, or sitting through celebrity events on the exhibit floor and taking children along for these types of events can be arduous at best and down right miserable, leading to impossible at worst.  Hours upon hours of standing in lines and fighting vicious crowds to get the shot you need, the interview you need, the exclusive action figure you need… it can be brutal.

ComicCon has your solution and before you immediately raise your hand against the notion of ever allowing your child to leave your side in this type of atmosphere, let me just tell you about this place.


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Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel American Gods has long been in development on cable television, first for several years at HBO, before moving on to development hell over the last few years at Starz. Well, there’s good news today for all you long-suffering Gaiman fans, as Starz has finally formally announced that American Gods has been greenlit, with production set to begin soon. Bryan Fuller, the man behind hit shows like Hannibal, Pushing Daisies, and Heroes, together with Michael Green, also from Heroes, will write and be showrunners on this series. Neil Gaiman will also executive produce. Continue reading

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