IRL(In Real Life), the feature-length documentary about the online community of fans of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," will premiere on March 10, which just happens to be the 10-year anniversary of the first Buffy episode airing on now nonexistant The WB network. The film will play at Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles.
2 L.A. Confidential Sequels
Joe Carnahan is directing a follow-up to the Oscar winning film based on author James Ellroy's book "White Jazz" to star George Clooney. At the same time the creative team and original stars of the original are in talks to re-team for a sequel. Tmz.com says that original director Curtis Hanson's version wouldn't rely on the plot of "White Jazz" and would instead pick-up where "LA Confidential" ended.
Joshua Jackson and Rachael Taylor will star in a new remake of the 2004 Thai film "Shutter." A young American couple (Jackson and Taylor) on their honeymoon in Tokyo begin seeing ghostly images in photos, and then around them. Masayuki Ochiai will direct the film for Twentieth Century Fox.
The Amazing Spider-Man
"Spider-Man 3" is only two months away and The CW has just announced a new cartoon series version of the web-slinger to premiere in early 2008. With the tentative title "The Amazing Spider-Man," the animated show will air as part of the network's top-rated Saturday morning Kids' WB! programming block. Betsy McGowen, senior vice president and general manager of the Kids WB!, says: "The addition of Spider-Man bolsters a lineup that has proved to be the Saturday morning destination for kids seeking action and adventure in the most amped-up ways." The show will begin at the beginning, with the early days of teenage Peter Parker trying to adjust to his newfound super powers and his junior year of high school. Greg Weisman, supervising producer, said: "Our goal is to reinterpret these great characters and concepts for our millennium. We'll have plenty of resonant material for the Spider-Man fan, while engaging the Spider-Man novice with the same thrills we experienced when we were first exposed to the character." Meanwhile, getting ready for the May 4 launch of "Spider-Man 3," a new one-minute clip will air next Monday during a cliffhanger episode of the NBC show "Heroes." Then fans can watch an additional six minutes exclusively online at NBC.com for 24 hours.
Richard Dreyfuss, Zooey Deschanel and Alan Cumming are all in the cast of Sci Fi Channel's upcoming miniseries directed by Nick Willing "Tin Man." In this reimagined version of L. Frank Baum's "The Wizard of Oz," DG, a young woman (Deschanel) lands in the Outer Zone, aka the O.Z., where she finds wonder and dark magic. She meets a wizard (Dreyfuss) known as the Mystic Man and Glitch, an odd man missing half his brain (Cumming). The six-hour miniseries starts production this month in Vancouver and premieres in December.
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The Pirates of Coney Island #5,
Sam Noir: Ronin Holiday #2,
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