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The CW is developing a drama series based on DC Comics characters Traci Thirteen and her father Dr. Terrance Thirteen with Elizabeth Banks attached as an executive producer, Variety has learned exclusively.
Titled “Project 13,” the one-hour drama would center on Traci, a twenty-something forensic scientist and believer in the paranormal who discovers her own hidden extra-sensory abilities when she joins her estranged, skeptic father to investigate mysterious cases of the paranormal and unexplained phenomena. Traci and Dr. Thirteen have appeared in multiple comics within the DC Universe, including “Flashpoint” and “Batman.” Continue reading
The CW has released the first poster for “Constantine,” the upcoming animated short form series for CW Seed based on the DC “Hellblazer” comics.
Matt Ryan starred as the titular John Constantine in the live-action NBC series based on the property several years ago, a show that’s now available on CW Seed. Ryan reprised the role in a fourth season episode of “Arrow” and here he returns to the role, providing the voice for the five to six ten-minute episodes which will premiere in 2018. Continue reading
Sony Animation’s upcoming “Ghostbusters” animated film will reportedly unfold from the perspective of a ghost repots That Hashtag Show.
The report marks the first plot detail for the developing project which was first announced in 2016 and has “Clash of Clans” short director Fletcher Moules helming.
Which ghost isn’t clear, be it a familiar one like Slimer or a new supernatural entity. Either way, the project is said to harken back to the 1980s animated TV series “The Real Ghostbusters” where Slimer essentially became a member of the team.The animated “Ghostbusters” film is currently without an official release date.
Ken Kaneki risks life and limb to protect the world that changed him in this faithful adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul. Get a taste for the delicious gore and gripping fight scenes in this killer teaser trailer! Then find a theater and grab your tickets—the movie hits select theaters October 16-22.
Robinson’s “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,” an origin story of the man who created Wonder Woman and the women who inspired the character, is premiering at the Toronto Film Festival. The movie, starring Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, and Bella Heathcote, will be released by Annapurna on Oct. 13. Continue reading
The other day came word that Amazon was set to collaborate with “Preacher” executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg on a new TV series based on a comic.
A script order has been given with the project being eyed for a possible straight-to-series pickup, but at the time it wasn’t certain which property it was.
Samurai Manji has taken a lot of lives, both innocent and guilty, and now lives life in feudal Japan as a criminal. After being cursed with immortality until he kills enough evil men, Manji meets a young girl who enlists him to be her body-guard. Swearing loyalty, protection and vengeance against the group of sword fighters who slaughtered her family, the unlikely duo set on a remarkable quest to make right against those who did them wrong.
“Sorry, I got blood on it.”
Gotham by Gaslight is a DC Comics one-shot by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola, with inks by P. Craig Russell. It spawned a sequel, Master of the Future (1991), also written by Augustyn, but with drawings by Eduardo Barreto.
Although not originally labeled as such, Gotham by Gaslight is considered to be the first Elseworlds story, where DC Comics heroes are taken out of their usual setting and put into alternate timelines or realities. Subsequent printings have included the “Elseworlds” logo.
Last night I headed out to Wondercomics in Yucaipa, CA to join them in celebrating the midnight release of Dark Knights: Metal. For those who are unfamiliar with it, this is DC’s newest annual crossover comic book event. Normally, I avoid midnight release parties like the plague because I hadn’t been excited for any comic book titles. The last midnight book release I went to was for the last Harry Potter book.
What brought me out this time? Well, while I was at San Diego Comic Con this year I happened across an image for the cover. It contained the Bat symbol over a gear. As hard I could try, I couldn’t make it past the crazy crowd in my wheelchair so I was unable to get into the DC booth to gain more information. Continue reading
We already knew a Good Omens miniseries was heading to Amazon next year—but now we know who’ll be starring in the Neil Gaiman-Terry Pratchett adaptation, which will run for six one-hour episodes: Michael Sheen and David Tennant. Can you guess who’ll play which role?
According to Variety:
The show is set in 2018 on the brink of an apocalypse as humanity prepares for a final judgment. But Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a demon, aren’t enthusiastic about the end of the world, and can’t seem to find the Antichrist. Sheen will play the role of Aziraphale, while Tennant will play Crowley.
The show is based on Gaiman’s first novel, which he co-wrote with the late Terry Pratchett (Discworld); though the Good Omens miniseries has been in the works for awhile now, the success of Starz’ American Gods show means Gaiman adaptations are definitely having A Moment. For his part, Sheen—who’s had a distinguished career, but we’ll always love him for his knowing performance in the Twilight movies—tells Variety, “I first read ‘Good Omens’ as a teenager and it’s been one of my [favorite] stories ever since.” No statement from Tennant, but there’s been no shortage of news about the Doctor Who actor of late, considering his current stint as Scrooge McDuck on the new DuckTales, and today’s reveal that he’ll (somehow) be back for the second season of Jessica Jones.