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Friday, June 1, 2007

Ramirez Joins Heroes, Teen Titans, TV DVD News, The Women, Midnight, Mike Fright, Comic Previews

Ramirez Joins Heroes

The Hollywood Reporter says here that Dania Ramirez has become a regular on "Heroes" when it returns for a second season this fall. Ramirez plays Maya, a hero whose powers we are not being told yet. Maya will be one of four to five new characters they expect to be add to the show, but her character might be the only regular one. The other rolesinclude "a sexy boyfriend for Claire (Hayden Panettiere), a 28-year-old black mother, a surrogate for Niki's (Ali Larter) son and an Irish mobster."

Teen Titans

Warner Brothers will be making a live action film featuring the "Teen Titans." Akiva Goldsman and Kerry Foster will produce the script by Mark Verheiden. The Hollywood Reporter sats: "The Teen Titans, which first appeared in 1964, are comprised of Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad, Wonder Girl and Speedy, the respective sidekicks of A-list heroes Batman, Flash, Aquaman, Wonder Woman and Green Arrow. "The comic series reached X-Men-style success in the 1980s, when the team was relaunched in a new comic with the characters no longer kids but college-age adults and the stories explored more mature themes. The series also saw the addition of Cyborg, Starfire and Raven, original characters who weren't sidekicks, while the character of Robin matured into one called Nightwing." Goldsman states that the movie "will match the tone of Batman Begins, Superman Returns and the upcoming Watchmen movie."

TV DVD News has put up news on the HD release of "Lost" here. "Veronica Mars" news is here. "Smallville" stuff is here. Finally, "24" news is here.

The Women

Based on the Clare Boothe Luce play and the 1939 film, Diane English will write and direct this remake. The film will star Meg Ryan, Anne Hathaway, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lisa Kudrow, Debra Messing and Candice Bergen. The film is about a group of female friends when the one they envied most discovers her husband has been cheating on her. Shooting starts in August.


Universal Pictures is developing a remake of the 1939 Claudette Colbert comedy "Midnight." Reese Witherspoon would play a destitute young woman in Paris who becomes a pawn when a wealthy man tries to get rid of the gigolo wooing his wife. Michael Arndt will script the remake.

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,
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
Daredevil #97,

New Avengers: Illuminati #3,

New Excalibur #20,

Silent War #5,

Silver Surfer: Requiem #1,

& Spider-Man Fairy Tales #1

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