Every so often, geeks get a chance to have an epic experience meeting their heroes and idols.  If we’re lucky, we accidentally bump into them at conventions and have a brief, flustered moment where we blurt out things like, “OMGILOVEYOUYOUAREMYHEROPLEASESIGNTHISICANTBREATHEWHATSMYNAMEAGAIN!?!?!

Oh …maybe that’s just me?

ANYway…

Rare is the moment when a true fan is able to immerse themselves in the culture of their favorite thing in a small room where the creator can be seen casually wandering around, the voices of your idols are willing to take photos and listen to you no matter how flustered you sound, and the friends and family of cast and crew are hanging out as though they’re just regular folks, totally approachable and kind to everyone.

Guys, my five year old got to have that moment.

That’s right, my five year old had that golden experience most fans wait lifetimes to have.  It took place at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra last night at the opening of the #FarewellToTheFalls exhibit, dedicated to the two-season hit on Disney XD; Gravity Falls, created by Alex Hirsch.

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jakellisJosh Mond, who wrote and directed the 2015 Sundance Film Festival pic James White, has been tapped to direct Jake Ellis, 20th Century Fox’s movie adaptation of Nathan Edmonson’s Image Comics graphic novel Who Is Jake Ellis? Chernin Entertainment’s Jenno Topping and David Ready are producing.

 This pic will center on Silas, who has his life turned upside down when the voice in his head, Jake Ellis, turns out to be a secret human-experimentation operation. Silas must learn to listen to the voice to save himself, but also to figure out how he became involved in this mission and how to get the voice out.

At one point David Yates was attached to the project, with a script by Hannah scribe Seth Lochhead. We’re hearing the project is out to writers now.

Mond is also a partner with Sean Durkin and Antonio Campos in Borderline Films, and they traded off directing and producing Borderline pics Martha Marcy May Marlene (Durkin directed) and Afterschool (Campos directed) along with James White. All three were nominated for Spirit Awards for best first film.

Source: Josh Mond To Direct Fox’s Graphic Novel Adaptation ‘Jake Ellis’


Walt Disney Studios is developing a reboot of the 1991 action-adventure movie, hiring Max Winkler and Matt Spicer to pen the script, which is being titled The Rocketeers.

The project, in the early development stages, is considered a sequel-reboot and, in a modern-day twist, will be headlined by a black female character.

Brigham Taylor, who produced The Jungle Book with Jon Favreau, is producing along with Blake Griffin of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers and Ryan Kalil of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. Griffin and Kalil are partners in a new venture called Mortal Media and approached Taylor with the idea for the reboot. Continue reading

I’d been attending San Diego Comic-Con since I moved down to SoCal in 2000. I always looked forward to four (now five) days of being in my nerd mecca, collecting SWAG for co-workers who couldn’t make it, coming back with news on this or that new hotness, and cosplaying it up like it was the end of the world. But I started to notice something… 

This one gets my Dad in the feels.

This one gets my Dad in the feels.

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At last weekend’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, Square Enix unveiled a new assortment of DC Comics Play Arts Kai Variant Batman figures. Called the “Rogue Series,” the new collection of figures mixes Batman with some of his most notorious villains. Square Enix released official images of the first figure from the line, the disturbingly unsettling “Two-Face Batman” figure. Continue reading

Warner Bros’ first R-rated animated feature film,“Batman: The Killing Joke,” took in a sizable haul during its special two-night theatrical run this week, grossing $3.8 million in ticket sales,according to Variety.

Despite the film’s controversial subject matter, it was the biggest exclusive release from Fathom Events, which usually focuses on live-streaming for theater chains. 1325 locations showed “The Killing Joke” on Monday night, raking in an average of $2,396 per site, with 810 theaters earning about $800,000 total on Tuesday. Monday night’s success even managed to supplant “Star Trek: Beyond,” which earned about $1,592 per theater. Continue reading

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LIVE from the special Fathom Events Screening of Batman:  Killing Joke!

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Tune in to hear AJ and Anthony give your their review of Alan Moore’s classic story turned into an animated movie!!

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Everyone always says that they don’t have enough time. Or that it is hard to set aside time to create, write, or draw. Well, we are giving you that time. You don’t have to stay all 24 hrs. Hell you don’t even have to come. But if you are tired of trying to find the time to do the things you want to do then come on down and use this as an excuse.

We have created these days because we love to be around creativity. During our 24hr days it has become apparent that artists and writers and creators feed off of each other. It has also been a great opportunity to get help with anything that you have been stuck on or just getting others opinions. It’s a fantastic environment to just create. Continue reading

Filmmakers Chris and Paul Weitz and Universal Television are teaming up with Grant Morrison to adapt the latter’s upcoming title, Sinatoro.Adam Armus and Kay Foster, co-creators of the NBC drama American Odyssey, are writing the TV script with Morrison, one of the preeminent comics writers who has penned defining works on Batman, Superman, X-Men and Animal Man, among others. Continue reading

FX has unveiled the first footage of its forthcoming “X-Men”-inspired drama series “Legion” which is being handled by “Fargo” showrunner Noah Hawley. The series marks the latest Marvel TV series and first for the studio on basic cable.

Dan Stevens plays David Haller, a man who is diagnosed with schizophrenia and learns that the visions and voices in his head might be more real than he once realized. Aubrey Plaza also stars in the show which is expected to debut sometime early next year.

Source: First Trailer: FX’s “X-Men” Series “Legion” | News | Dark Horizons

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