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Monday, April 30, 2007

Dragon's Lair, Noah, Nottingham, Crank Sequel, Adult Swim, Mike Fright, Comic Previews

Dragon's Lair reports here that the new Blu-ray release of the interactive game Dragon's Lair has interviews with Don Bluth, Rick Dyer and Gary Goldman, and during them the trio confirm that a feature film is in the works. Goldman said: "We've had a completed script for over three years now, and we've had some very positive meetings with the studios. It shouldn't be done as a CG movie. It should be done as traditional animation, like the original game. But traditional animation is in a sort of limbo." Goldman hopes Disney will restart its traditional animation division.


Darren Aronofksy told The Guardian about his film "Noah." Here is some of what they said: "Aronofsky and Noah go way back. When the writer-director was 13, he won a United Nations competition at his school in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn; it was for his first poem, a little effort about the end of the world as seen through Noah's eyes. 'That story has interested me ever since,' he says, squinting through his yellow-tinted shades and pulling a striped woolly hat on to his head. We are on the decking in front of his hotel, with the snow-dusted mountains spread out before us. Henry, Aronofsky and Weisz's 10-month-old son has just been whisked off on a sightseeing trip with his nanny, and all is tranquil. The script, Aronofsky tells me, is no conventional biblical epic. "Noah was the first person to plant vineyards and drink wine and get drunk," he says admiringly. 'It's there in the Bible - it was one of the first things he did when he reached land. There was some real survivor's guilt going on there. He's a dark, complicated character.'" The whole interview is here.


Variety reports that Ridley Scott will direct "Nottingham" starring Russell Crowe. Crowe plays the Sheriff of Nottingham as a noble and brave lawman who labors for a corrupt king and is involved in a love triangle with Maid Marion and Robin Hood. The screenplay is written by Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris and shooting starts next year.

Crank Sequel

Brian Taylor and Mark Neveldine say that there will be a sequel to "Crank." Taylor says: "There will be a sequel to Crank yes. Prepare to Crank again. And you know the 'is it a sequel or prequel' question . . . IT'S A SEQUEL. We're not selling out and going prequel. We are picking up where the last movie left off."

Adult Swim

Cartoon Network's Adult Swim will have three new series and a seventh night of programming. Two of those show - "Fat Guy
Stuck in Internet
" and "Superjail
" - are added to the previously announced summer premiere "Lucy, Daughter of the Devil." "Fat Guy," is a live-action comedy about a programmer stuck inside the Internet and chased by a bounty hunter. It will premiere in the fall. "Superjail" tells of the universe's most violent prison. It will debut next year. The seventh night will be added at 10 p.m. CST Friday, July 6. Picked up for more seasons are "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job," "Moral Orel" and "Assy McGee." Also coming back are "Frisky Dingo," "Robot Chicken," "The Boondocks," "Metalocalypse," "The Venture Bros.," "Squidbillies," "Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law" and "Aqua Teen Hunger Force."

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Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
G.I. Joe: America's Elite #23,

Mighty Avengers #3,

Marvel Adventures The Avengers #13,

Exiles #94,

& X-Factor #19

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