CBS posted a statement on the official "Jericho" bulletin board and said that they will wrap up the story line they left hanging when they canceled the show. Nina Tassler, CBS Entertainment president, said: "We truly appreciate the commitment you made to the series, and we are humbled by your disappointment. In the coming weeks, we hope to develop a way to provide closure to the compelling drama that was the Jericho story. We have read your e-mails over the past few days and have been touched by the depth and passion with which you have expressed your disappointment," Tassler wrote. "Please know that canceling a television series is a very difficult decision. Hundreds of people at the network, the production company and the incredibly talented creative team worked very hard to build and serve the community for this show - - both on-air and online. It is a show we loved, too. Thank you for supporting Jericho with such passion."
Hulk and the Avengers
Zak Penn spoke to MTV and said here: "Of course he's going to be green. I always felt about Ferrigno and the makeup was a much more naturalistic version of the Hulk. And that's what we're trying to go back to. His skin will appear more real. In the first movie he was so green. He's not going to be bright green. It's not going to have the split screen and all that stuff because it's more like a real thriller, man on the run, fugitive style movie. Avengers' is definitely going to happen; the idea was always to do a crossover with multiple superheroes. I'm waiting to let 'Iron Man' and 'Hulk' come out because those are two characters that could appear in it. I used to think that movie would be impossible to make but now I feel like it's not."
Sean McNamara will direct the live action/CGI feature "Robosapien" for Avi Arad and Steven Paul's Crystal Sky Pictures. Based on the robot toy, the script is by Arad and Max Botkin. The film has a budget of $25 million-$30 million, and starts production in November in the United States.
Kane & Lynch
Lionsgate wants Jieho Lee to direct the feature version of the videogame "Kane & Lynch: Dead Men" from Eidos Interactive. Centering on Mercenary Kane and medicated psychopath Lynch meeting while being transported to death row. The pair team to seek revenge on a shadowy organization for which Kane once worked. Two different scripts are being written, one by Kyle Ward and the other by Bob DeRosa.
Darclight is producing a feature film version of the graphic novel "Brodie's Law," by Daley Osiyemi & David Bircham. The tale is of Jack Brodie, an East end gangster, expert thief and professional killer, who gains the ability to steal his victims' souls and take on their appearance, memories and feelings. Kirsten Elms adapted the script and Renny Harlin will direct.
Mike Fright: Stand Up!
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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 . . .
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
The Darkness Level 4,
B.P.R.D: Garden of Souls #3,
Outer Orbit #4,
Captain America #26,
Fantastic Four #546,
& Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Annual #1