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Monday, June 11, 2007

Hellboy TV?, I, Robot 2, TV DVD News, The Spirit, The Losers, Mike Fright, Comic Previews

Hellboy TV?

The company that produced the animated Mike Mignola "Hellboy" features has been shopping an animated TV series at an industry licensing show, according to this story at ICv2.

I, Robot 2

In this interview with the website writer/producer Ronald Moore announced that he is in the process of writing the script for a sequel to "I, Robot."

TV DVD News has news about the final volume of "The Addams Family" DVD here. Also news on "Stargate: Atlantis" (Season 3) here, "House, M.D." (Season 3) here, "Rome" early release here, "Superman: Doomsday" here, "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries" (Second Season) here and the "Alien Nation" (The Made for TV films) here.

The Spirit

Samuel L. Jackson has signed to play the villain Octopus in the Frank Miller adaptation of the Will Eisner created "The Spirit." Jackson said: "I've been trying to reach out to Frank for years. I always knew that 'Sin City' would make a great movie. At least one of the stories, just give me one of them. I could never really get in touch with him so I could talk to him about getting the rights, but he knew I was looking for him."

The Losers

Tim Story has just signed to do another comic book-based movie. This time it will be the DC Comics adventure "The Losers." Story said: "I told my agents I didn't want to do another comic book. I had been in the world of fantasy and I wanted to do something very edgy, a realist action movie. I wanted to find something like a 'Bourne Identity' or 'Black Hawk Down.'" But when he was sent "Losers" his reaction was: "I was like, this is great - - and then I found out it was a comic book. We are going full steam ahead."

Mike Fright: Stand Up!
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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 (Creator of "The Phantom of the Opera"),
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
Avengers Classic #1,

Nova #3,

New X-Men #39,

Punisher War Journal #8,

Amazing Spider-Girl #9,

Sub-Mariner #1,

Cable & Deadpool #41,

& Marvel Illustrated: Treasure Island #1

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