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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
The comic universe created by artist Rob Liefeld is headed to the big screen.
Producer Graham King, Chinese outfit Fundamental Films and writer-producer Akiva Goldsman are partnering to create a film franchise out of the comic creations.
King and Fundamental have secured the film rights to Liefeld’s Extreme Universe, which King and Goldsman will develop. The duo plan to set up a writers’ room to brainstorm, which Goldsman, who has shepherded similar processes for the Transformers and Hasbro film universes, will oversee. Continue reading
John Wick introduces a retired hitman thrust back into the underworld following his wife’s death and subsequent theft of his 1969 Mustang, as well as the killing of a dog she left to help him cope with her passing. These tragic events lead to John Wick seeking retribution in the darkest depths of the Russian mafia in pursuit of Iosef, the leader of the gang of Wick’s assailants. As this pursuit leads him deeper into the Russian crime syndicate, a trail of dead bodies — including some of his closest friends and allies — begins to follow behind. Continue reading
Austrian director Kevin Kopacka and his partner Alex Bakshaev have nearly wrapped up production on the pilot for a new TV series inspired by Tiziano Sclavi’s cult Italian horror/noir comic “Dylan Dog”.
In the project Dylan is a ‘nightmare investigator’ who, along with his unique assistant, solves cases dealing with the unknown and the paranormal.
For copyright reasons, Kopacka has changed the name of the characters but the essence of the comics is retained in the pilot episode titled “Dream of the Living Dead”.
Ford Everett stars as Dylan, Denise Ankel as Morgana and Harry Baer as Inspektor Mahlow.
With the shoot wrapped, the pilot aims to be finished by mid-2017.
Brandon Routh starred in a previous attempted film adaptation in 2011 which tanked with critics and at the box-office. Sclavi also penned cult cinematic classic “Cemetery Man” with Rupert Everett.
Hot on the heels of the first trailer, Hasbro has given CBR the exclusive first look at yet another awesome teaser for July 7-debuting Marvel Studios project! And while the actual costume in the film might vary slightly from the figure, it gives us the best, most detailed look to date at Michael Keaton’s costumed MCU debut.
Sony Pictures has scored the film rights to the three-issue Image Comics miniseries “A.D.: After Death” by Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire.
The story is set in a future where a genetic cure for death has changed society and centers on a man frustrated by his never-ending life.
Blending comics with prose and painted art, the series tackles issues of aging and mortality. Josh Bratman is attached to produce.
Written by Michael Armbruster based on the comic by James Tynion IV and illustrator Michael Dialynas, the thriller is a co-production between Boom! Studios and Peyton’s ASAP Entertainment. It is set in Wisconsin where an entire high school campus — including the 300 students, teachers, parents and workers who happened to be there at the time – vanishes without a trace and reappears in the middle of the thick woods on the moon of a distant planet. Now their normal lives have suddenly and dramatically changed as they must survive the eerie and dangerous environment while desperately trying to find a way to get back home. Continue reading