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The director of “Audition” is set to bring Hiroaki Samura’s long-running manga about a cursed ronin to the big screen in 2017.
Japanese director Takashi Miike, known for such films as “Audition” and “Ichi the Killer,” is set to adapt Hiroaki Samura’s long-running manga “Blade of the Immortal.”
Published from 1993 to 2012, the supernatural manga follows the cursed samurai Manji, who must kill 1,000 evil men in order to regain his mortality. The story was adapted in 2008 as television anime series.
Popular Japanese singer and actor Takuya Kimura, nicknamed Kimutaku, will star as Manji in the live-action film, set for release in 2017. A member of the Japanese idol group SMAP, the 42-year-old Kimura appeared in 2010’s “Space Battleship Yamato,” and voiced Howl in “Howl’s Moving Castle.”
DangerKatt announces NYCC exclusive print edition with enhanced Augmented Reality content
DangerKatt is happy to announce that a limited-‐edition print run of BLOODWORTH will make its debut at New York Comic-‐Con this October. This exclusive publication has been limited to 50 copies, and writer Daniel Corey will be at Artist Alley table Z14 for the entire show, signing books and answering questions. Continue reading
Ahead of Batman Day, Mondo has announced it will release a vinyl box set featuring the remastered musical scores from sixteen of the most famous episodes of the classic 1990s “Batman: The Animated Series”. Continue reading
Zoe Saldana has joined the cast of Anders Walter’s “I Kill Giants” for Treehouse Pictures and XYZ Films.
Based on Joe Kelly’s 2008 graphic novel, Saldana plays a school psychologist who is treating a misfit girl (Madison Wolfe) battling both real and imaginary monsters in her life, forming a bond with her in the process.
Kelly adapted the screenplay while Chris Columbus, Justin Nappi and Kim Magnusson are producing. Filming set to begin in early 2016.
DC Comics has unveiled the second and third retail variant covers for “Dark Knight III: The Master Race” #1 by artists Jae Lee and Sean Murphy. The retailer-specific covers will have the logo of the participating comic shop offering the cover for sale.
The publisher previously revealed the first of its retailer variants, illustrated by Dave Johnson, for the highly anticipated sequel series.
All said, thirty retailers are participating in this program. In addition to the artwork, DC Comics has released the full list of stores and artists involved in the initiative. Continue reading