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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

Source: Kevin Smith To Helm “Sam & Twitch” Series – Dark Horizons

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

Fast & Furious franchise producer Neal Moritz is teaming up with Boom! Studios to adapt the comic company’s action thriller Talent.Moritz and Original Films banner picked up Talent via their discretionary fund.
The project was previously set up at Universal, however Moritz and Boom! are starting from the ground up. Continue reading

*This post is full of Star Wars spoilers for everything from Episode 1 thru The Force Awakens.

The time comes in every child’s life when they are officially initiated into the world of Star Wars. For some it’s as early as birth but for others, like in our family.. you must be ready to receive and ask for it of your own free will. Until then, the truth is shrouded in secrecy.

If you know anything about me, you know I am a fierce protector of storyline when it comes to any film or book series. Maintaining that secrecy for those who have not seen/read them yet is important to me, especially when it comes to my children and Star Wars. It becomes a secret much like Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy – something you keep safe until the time is right.

Some of you may remember the decision we made to hold off on allowing our children to see any of the Star Wars stories/cartoons or short films that gave away those secrets out of context. You may also remember last January when we unknowingly walked into a 20 minute show that gave away every secret of the entire series and I was LIIIIVVVVIIID because there was zero signage to warn people. You can read about that here if you want.

Well, we’ve moved forward and now is the time.

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Fans freaked out last year when Cartoon Network announced Genndy Tartakovsky’s cult-fave series would be coming back with an all-new fifth season. We haven’t known just when those episodes would start rolling out but the network just told everyone in its own inimitable style.

New Samurai Jack episodes will begin airing on March 11.

There’ve been promises of a moody, upscaled arc for the show’s return, which makes the wait for its signature blend of stylized action, samurai stoicness and scifi weirdness even harder.

Source: Samurai Jack Is Back on March 11

NBC and Sony Pictures TV are reportedly currently developing a series based on Image Comics’ “Witchblade” property according to THR with the project scoring a script commitment. Continue reading

Sony Pictures Animation has officially confirmed today that their upcoming animated “Spider-Man” movie will focus on fan-favorite character, Miles Morales!

Created by Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli, the character has some of the same powers as the original Spider-Man but is also capable of briefly turning invisible and even a venom sting that can paralyze his foes.

“21 Jump Street” and “The LEGO Movie” filmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller are set to write the script and produce the film which will be directed by Bob Persichetti (“The Little Prince”) and Peter Ramsey (“Rise of the Guardians”).

The animated “Spider-Man” film hits cinemas on December 21st 2018.

Source: Miles Morales IS The New Animated Spider-Man – Dark Horizons

Constant Readers,

Before I begin, I feel I owe you guys an explanation for my absence. Real life has thrown a number of curveballs my way. I began my college career in August as a 40-year-old freshman. I learned that I hate Algebra and don’t quite see the point of it in day-to-day life. I do not care what ‘X’ is, nor do I wonder where he went. (He could be in Calcutta for all I care.) Needless to say, I dropped that class. I also took Freshman Composition, where I really excelled and finished with an ‘A’. This pleased me to no end. I am already registered for Spring and am mostly ready to go, waiting on a few supplies to arrive in my mailbox. Continue reading

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