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Monday, March 26, 2007

Army of the Dead, TV DVD News, Revolutionary Road, Speed Racer, Bards In Firefly Documentary, Mike Fright, Comic Previews

Army of the Dead

Variety reports that Zack Snyder and Warner Brothers will make a zombie movie to be called "Army of the Dead." Based on a story by Snyder, (and with no connection to the 2006 Direct to Video film) the tale would tell of a quarantined Las Vegas where a father battles to save his daughter from imminent death by hordes of zombies. Joby Harold will write the final script and Snyder may or may not direct (if so, it would have to wait until after "Watchmen").

TV DVD News has new listings for upcoming releases, including the British Sky One hit "Hex," which they talk about here, the Droopy cartoons finally make it to disc here, and they have more about "Space Ghost & Dino Boy" here. But the big news is that the original "The Fugitive" may, at last, be coming, and they announce that here.

Revolutionary Road

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are now the stars of DreamWorks and director Sam Mendes' "Revolutionary Road." Justin Haythe adapted the screenplay from the 1961 novel by Richard Yates. The story tells of a seemingly happy suburban couple with two children in the mid-1950s who find themselves caught between their true desires and the pressure to conform. Production starts this summer.

Speed Racer

Warner Brothers and Village Roadshow Pictures have announced that they have cast Emile Hirsch in the title role of the live action film "Speed Racer." YouTube has posted a video of Hirsch talking about his new role here, whole the press release is here.

Bards In Firefly Documentary

Our friends, The Brobdingnagian Bards have music in this documentary: "Done The Impossible" about one of our favorite shows "Firefly." The site decribes it thus: "Firefly and Serenity have grown beyond the genius of Joss Whedon. The words Firefly and Browncoat have come to symbolize a sense of community, family, and believing that the impossible can be accomplished. These concepts are at the very heart of Firefly and of its fans. Adam Baldwin hosts the telling of this vivid Browncoat story that features interviews with Joss Whedon, creator of Firefly and Serenity, the cast, crew, and most important, the fans themselves. The story chronicles the rise, fall, and rebirth of the cult TV show 'Firefly' as told from the perspective of the fans who helped save it. Fans of the TV show and movie share what inspired them to become passionate about Firefly, to help save Firefly, attend shindigs, participate in message boards, donate to charities, and become Serenity extras. They talk about the many ways that Firefly has affected their lives. The cast and crew also share humorous and insightful experiences." Along with our Bards are the Bedlam Bards and lots of other folks I know or know of from the Renfest Circuit. And all the profits go to charity, so it's a win win. Check it out!

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Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Wolverine #52,

Sensational Spider-Man #36,

Daredevil #95,

Heroes for Hire #8,

Silent War #3,

& Black Panther #26

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