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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Iron Man, Silence, Diana and the Paparazzi, TV DVD News, Nights in Rodanthe, Mike Fright, Comic Previews

Iron Man

Comic Book Resources reports here that director Jon Favreau was talking about the fans at his Myspace group. He said: "I'm exhausted. I could never have imagined how overwhelming of an experience a movie like this is. I could not be happier with the way the movie is turning out or the reactions we are getting to both the official and unofficial images that are floating out there in cyberspace. I have been relatively quiet for two main reasons. First, I feel like the general of a huge military campaign. I have no life other than 'Iron Man.' Between the script, sets, effects, shooting and editing, I am completely monopolized. The second reason is, you IM fans are like criminal profilers. You take a few official statements and images, a couple of off the cuff remarks from press junkets and red carpets, and some deftly gathered surveillance footage and are able to take some very uncanny stabs at what the movie will be. The movie is a year away. If I don't keep a few tricks up my sleeve, I can't knock you on your ass in 2008. At the rate you're going, you'll have everything figured out by then. I don't mean to be evasive, but it's my job. I've got to lay low. (At least until Comicon)."


Martin Scorsese plans to direct a film set in 17th-century Japan, but there are implications with the war in Iraq. At the Cannes film festival, Scorsese said that "Silence," based on the novel by Shusaku Endo and William Johnston is about Portuguese Christian missionaries who arrived in Japan in feudal times. Scorsese told the Associated Press: "It raises a lot of questions about foreign cultures coming in and imposing their way of thinking on another culture they know nothing about."

Diana and the Paparazzi

Keira Knightley is being recruited to play Diana, Princess of Wales in a movie based on the controversial book, "Diana and the Paparazzi." Producer Quentin Reynolds says, "Already the word in Hollywood is 'get Knightley'. It's a story that has everything: pathos, tragedy, comedy, adventure. . . and Princess Diana. For every pound The Queen makes, a film about Diana will make ten."

TV DVD News has posted a lot of genre releases. Here they speak of the BBC 1977 Louis Jordan Mini-Series version of "Count Dracula." Here is where they talk about the HD release of "Battlestar Galactica." You can find word here about Season 5 of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." "Dark Shadows - The Beginning" is featured here. "Ghost Whisperer" is here, "South Park" is here and the final season of "Charmed" is here.

Nights in Rodanthe

George Wolfe is directing "Nights in Rodanthe," based on the Nicholas Sparks novel. The cast will include Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Christopher Meloni and James Franco. In this tale a doctor (Gere) stops at an inn in North Carolina while questing to reconcile with his estranged son. He then has a life-changing romance with an unhappily married woman (Lane). Meloni plays Lane's husband and Franco plays Gere's son.

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Infinity Express
Cecil W. McCall loved his Uncle Shelby. When the old man disappeared and was presumed dead, it affected him greatly. Then came the package, his uncle's legacy. In the package were Time Bands: devices that promised to take the wearer back in time. But Uncle Shelby hadn't left much in the way of instructions. So when McCall accidentally set them off, he was thrown back into the Victorian era, without much preparation. Being a comic and a trivia expert wasn't a lot of help, but being a history nut was. When he saw he was in the England of Jack The Ripper he knew what he had to do. With the aid of Arthur Conan Doyle & the Real Sherlock Holmes, he sets out to catch the Ripper, find his Uncle and go home. On the way he meets Adam Worth (The Real Professor Moriarty), Dr. Treves & The Elephant Man, Bram Stoker, Gilbert & Sullivan, Gaston Leroux, William Brodie, Rasputin and the Real Dracula.
He also runs into a time-traveling salesman,
Time Police and the forerunners of the Mafia.
And that is only the beginning . . .

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Heroes for Hire #10,

Iron Man: Hypervelocity #5,

Marvel Adventures Iron Man #1,

Newuniversal #6,

She-Hulk #18,

& X-Men #199


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