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Legendary Television and producer Matt Tolmach have scored the rights and are planning a scripted TV series adaptation of Greg Rucka and Michael Lark’s comic title “Lazarus”.
The story is set in a dystopian future where sixteen wealthy families rule society. Each is protected by a Lazarus, a genetically engineered and unkillable being.
The comic follows Forever Carlyle, one of these Lazarus beings who uses force and deception to keep her family and their interests safe.
Greg Rucka will write the series pilot and will executive produce alongside Lark and Tolmach. David Manpearl will also produce.
May the speed of The Flash be with your router
And it’s strength of connection be as the Bifrost bridge
May the powers of Longshot and Domino be with you
That the powers of probability be shifted to you
May the Goblin King reorder time
That the wait with the spinning blue circle not lull you into madness
May your workspace be as Mars to Dr, Manhattan
And your mind by as Jean Gray’s to keep everyone away
May the stars align, the distractions fade, the children stay quiet and the animals be calm
May the phone stay silent and the workload blessedly grind to a halt
May you see the worlds “Congratulations”! And leave the “We’re Sorry” for another
Blessed is the power of the Epic Waiting Room
May it’s favor shine upon you and give you all you desire
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On February 8th, Forbidden Panel and ZKS had the honor of participating with 4 Color Fantasies at the The Walking Dead premier party hosted by Dave and Busters in Ontario, CA. The night was filled with everything from a live podcast by Jack of All Nerds to zombies floating through the establishment dancing and scaring the patrons. Continue reading
Fox and Warner Bros. TV have completed a deal for a pilot to be produced based on “Lucifer,” the Vertigo comic character co-created by Neil Gaiman.
In the show, the fallen angel Lucifer is bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell. He resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals. Continue reading
An 8 minute inside look at Powers: A PlayStation Original series based on two homicide detectives assigned to investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities, referred to as “Powers”. Includes behind the scenes footage and exclusive interviews.
“300” and “G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra” scribe Michael Gordon has come onboard the live-action film adaptation of the classic anime series “Robotech”.
The original 1985 show was actually a combination of three different Japanese television shows – footage from “Super Dimensional Fortress Macross,” “Super Dimensional Cavalry Southern Cross,” and “Genesis Climber Mospeada” was cobbled together and redubbed to create an original 85-episode animated series that could be syndicated across U.S. markets.
As a result, a lot of rewriting and editing had to be done to stitch together three unrelated series to portray it as one cohesive storyline that spans three generations. To this day, the first season (based on the ‘Macross’ series) remains the most well-regarded.
Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton are set to produce the project and are already said to be considering filmmaker Andy Muschietti (“Mama”) as the project’s potential director.
Various people have tried to adapt the series into a film over the past decade including Tobey Maguire, Akiva Goldsman, Lawrence Kasdan, Nic Mathieu, Jody Harold, and Alfred Gough & Miles Millar.
Harmony Gold, the production company responsible for bringing “Robotech” to the United States, revealed back in July they are planning the Kickstarter-funded miniseries “Robotech: Academy,” but said campaign did not meet its funding goals.
A month before the first issue is published and Sony Pictures has already acquired the film rights to Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen’s upcoming Image comic Descender. Lemire is the creator of the acclaimed graphic novels Sweet Tooth and Essex County as well as having written for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and Valiant. Nguyen has worked on American Vampire, Batman Eternal, Batman: Streets of Gotham, Detective Comics, and Batman: Li’l Gotham, which now has its own line of toys designed by the artist..
“It was a competitive situation for Descender, and we are thrilled that it ended with Sony Pictures acquiring the series,” said Lemire and Nguyen. “We know that their film translation will do justice to the original comics, and we are thrilled with their belief in the franchise potential.”
A sprawling, science-fiction space opera full of mystery and adventure, Descender is a rip-roaring, heart-felt cosmic odyssey about a little boy looking for home in a universe that hates and fears him. The incredibly lifelike artificial boy, TIM-21, may hold the secrets deep in his machine DNA to the origin of robots that have decimated entire planets. As a result, he is the most-wanted robot in the universe. Before long the entire galaxy is looking for TIM-21 and his rag-tag group of unlikely companions, as they make their way from one exotic planet to the next with new foes advancing on them at every turn.
The first issue of Descender will be released on March 4, 2015.
At long last, I found a show for my kids that I totally, completely, 100% adore and fully approve of and it’s totally for parents like us!!
Crazy, right?! It’s called “Niko and the Sword of Light”, so far only has a pilot episode out and can currently only be seen on Amazon Prime.
This Sunday, January 11th, our very own Justin White will feature his amazing art in his own booth at the Los Angeles Comic Book Convention, to be held at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Bring out your family to support the Lead Artist of Forbidden Panel and illustrator of our book; Zombie Kill Squad. He will feature art from this work and many other amazing pieces. He will have prints and other unique items for purchase.
The LA Comic Convention is located at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall 700 W 32nd St , Los Angeles, CA 90007. Hours are 10:00am-5:00pm. Early Admission is 12.00 and begins at 9:10am. General admission is 10.00. Children five years and under are free.
For more information go to www.comicbookscifi.com