Tencent Pictures is teaming with Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin’s Free Association to produce a film adaptation of the comic “Zombie Brother”.

The top title on Tencent’s digital comics platform, the story follows a young man who lives in H City which has a populous slowly turning into zombies via contaminated water. As they devour one another and evolve in different ways, the young man seeks escape.

The comic has already been adapted in China as a hit animated series and stage play, but Tencent and Free Association plan to develop it for the international market with this.

Matt Lieberman will pen the script while David Sandberg (“Kung Fury”) is attached to direct. Tatum, Carolin, and Peter Kiernan will produce.

Source: Variety

Source: Channing Tatum Has A “Zombie Brother” – Dark Horizons

After being praised for its promotion of diversity, a Marvel executive suggested this weekend that the publishing company’s newest superheroes may have caused a slump in comic book sales.

Last week, while at the Marvel Retailer Summit, Marvel’s senior vice president of print, sales, and marketing, David Gabriel, created an uproar after implying that the addition of racially diverse and female characters could have led to a sales decline.

“What we heard was that people didn’t want any more diversity,” Gabriel told iCv2 after being asked what contributed to changes in customer tastes that led to a drop in sales in October-November. “They didn’t want female characters out there. That’s what we heard, whether we believe that or not.”

He also cited economic reasons and Marvel’s release of “too much product” as other possible causes for the downturn in sales. Continue reading

What I Read… March ’17 Edition. 

Okay. I admit. This was a bit of a long one. I had to make up for my dismal offerings last month. (see here.) Continue reading

In this episode Anthony and AJ talk about Iron Fist!!

 

Paramount Pictures has picked up rights to The Pro, a graphic novel by Garth Ennis, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti. Erwin Stoff of 3 Arts is producing and Zoe McCarthy has been hired to write the screenplay. She is best known for her script Bitches On A Boat.

The graphic novel writers and illustrators all have stuff going on in Hollywood. Palmiotti’s graphic novel Painkiller Jane has just attached Jessica Chastain, and he is currently writing the comic Harley Quinn along with Conner for DC Comics. Ennis is producing the AMC series Preacher, based on the graphic novel series he created with Steve Dillon.

First published in 2002, The Pro is in its eighth printing with Image Comics and Paperfilms. The logline: A prostitute who wakes up one day with superhero powers and is asked to join the League of Honor to help curb her anti-heroic behavior. The film puts a humorous twist on the superhero genre.

Source: Graphic Novel ‘The Pro’ Hooks Movie Deal At Paramount | Deadline

Sony’s Spider-Man universe is getting a little bigger.The studio, already in deep development on villain offshoot Venom, is now developing a feature project centered on the female characters Silver Sable and the Black Cat.

Chris Yost, who worked on the upcoming Marvel movie Thor: Ragnarok, is writing the script, building on a previous version written by Lisa Joy, the co-creator of HBO’s Westworld.

The studio is hoping to go to directors soon with an eye toward a fall start date. Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal are producing the project, which was previously known as the “secret female spinoff project.”

Silver Sable, created by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz in 1985, is a mercenary who runs a company that hunts war criminals. The character has been both antagonist and ally to Spider-Man. Continue reading

Curious as to why your Wondercon badge has a picture of some people and the words Midnight, Texas on it?  Well wonder (see what I did there) no more!!

The official trailer for Midnight, Texas has been released along with some info.

Based on the horror novel series by “True Blood” author Charlaine Harris. The series premieres Tuesday, July 25th on NBC.

“The Tudors” actor Francois Arnaud stars as Manfred, a charming, powerful psychic who can communicate with spirits and finds safety in Midnight surrounding himself with both human and supernatural allies.

Other characters include pawn shop owner Bobo (Dylan Bruce), the witch Fiji (Parisa Fitz-Henley), the mysterious assassin Olivia (Arielle Kebbel), the angel Joe (Jason Lewis), the vampire Lemuel (Peter Mensah), aspiring writer Creek (Sarah Ramos), and Rev. Emilio Sheehan (Yul Vazquez).

It’s true! We are back to WonderCon this year bringing your favorite creators, writers and artists with us.  You can find us in the small press area, booth SP-22.

This year we are bringing exciting new books, as well as your favorite titles. Come by and check out!

A Man Called Kraken“, a colorful, adventurous tale featuring words by Sean Belcher and pictures by Joey LaBartunek.

The Plagued“, a trade paperback collecting issues #1 and #2 of the popular comic including a new never before seen story. Daniel Whitfield and Camille Alaras.

Forbidden Tales Vol 2“, a horror anthology featuring 3 different tales from of our writers and artists.

We will have books, prints, and t-shirts available for purchase.

WonderCon is once again being held at the Anaheim Convention Center, March 31st through April 2nd.

Tickets are available at:  http://comic-con.org

 

 

 

Forbidden Panel is inviting you to join us for dinner March 31st at 7:30 pm at the Tangerine Grill and Patio inside the Annabelle Hotel in Anaheim. This is a great opportunity to socialize with our creator AJ Herrera, writers and artists as well as recap the first day of Wondercon. You never know where the conversation will lead or the silliness that will in ensue.

Just a reminder this will be a no-host event. You can check out the menu and find directions at www.tangerinegrillandpatio.com

Any questions about this or any of our events, please email Andrea at andi@forbiddenpanel.com.

 

Lately, we’ve seen a lot of junk on TV and in the movies which are targeted toward children. I’m not talking about movies like Deadpool and Logan – THOSE ARE NOT KID’S MOVIES. They aren’t supposed to be nice. I’m talking about rated PG and G movies, animated, cute-looking, seems nice on the surface movies that turn out to be horrible. There’s a whole bunch of “please never do this in real life” kind of nonsense that, after a while, is just exhausting. From YouTube gameplay that you THINK will be appropriate for children only to find out it’s a bunch of fart jokes and bad attitude that NO ONE wants their kid repeating (I’m looking at you, FGTV), to crap that is down right terrible and doesn’t even attempt to hide it, (reference: “The Day My Butt Went Psycho”) the stupid is literally everywhere.

It’s surrounding our children 24/7 like a giant, jungle snake with hypnotic eyes lulling our children with the soft words, “trust in me”. If you don’t have time to sit there and watch these shows with your kids to filter, chances are the bad behavior they get in trouble for is coming from these shows. It can get incredibly frustrating for parents and I tell ya, the world of media certainly doesn’t make it easy. Before you know it, you’ve turned into your parents – shielding the kid’s eyes and muting scenes in movies that were supposed to be for kids!

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