Kevin Smith announced at Comic-Con International in San Diego that he will direct an episode of "Heroes: Origins." Smith said: "This is going to be fun, and I'm very flattered, and it's quite an honor. It was one of those shows where they really mastered the cliffhanger ending. So much so that every time an episode ended I was like, 'Well, I know our kid's waiting downstairs to be fed, but lets watch another one.' And we did, and we went from episode to episode to episode, and it was kind of cool because normally my old lady is just like, 'Comic books, you're such a jerk.' But she fell in love with the show big time, and I was like, 'All right, who's the fag now, right? You.'" "Heroes: Origins" is a six-episode anthology series that will begin airing in April and will run uninterrupted through May. The show will introduce new super-powered characters, one of which will be chosen by the audience to cross over into "Heroes."
The Green Hornet
Seth Rogen, who will co-write and star in "The Green Hornet," reassured reporters that though he is known for comedy, the film will be a straight-up action movie. Rogen said: "We're not doing like a goofy reimagining of The Green Hornet or anything. He's not getting bitten by a radioactive hornet or anything like that. It's something that I've always been a fan of and Evan [Goldberg]'s really into. We're trying to keep it as true to the 1966 TV series as possible. We want it to be an adventure-action movie, somewhere in the world of Lethal Weapon and Indiana Jones, I guess you would say. I mean, totally, that's kind of what we're striving for. We just want it to be fun and kick-ass."
TV DVD News
TVShowsOnDVD.com has posted info on "Creature Comforts" (American Version) here, "Metalocalypse" (Season 1) here, "The Littles" (Complete Series) here,"Ironside" (Season 2) here and the "Saturday Night Live" (More Season Sets) here.
In the Small
Warner Brothers has picked up the rights to the unpublished graphic novel from artist Michael Hague, "In the Small." The story tells of a strange explosion that leaves everything else in the world intact but shrinks all humans to six inches tall. Those who survive are forced to deal with a world in which man is no longer at the top of the food chain.
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is already working on two more books. She said: "I'm sort of writing two things at the moment. One is for children and the other is not for children. The weird thing is that this is exactly the way I started writing Harry . . . I was writing two things simultaneously for a year before Harry took over. So one will oust the other in due course, and I'll know that's my next thing."
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The Long Summers of the Setonville Murders
Hannibal Agamemnon is just a small town sheriff. He was going to be a lawyer, but he was drawn back to the little town he came from and they made him sheriff. Ten years ago, a series of vicious child murders grabbed the national headlines and brought the FBI into quiet little Setonville. The murders were never solved, and after a while things died down. Hannibal retired, and he and his wife were happy. And now it is all starting again.
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
New X-Men #41,
Ghost Rider #14,
World War Hulk: X-Men #3,
Sonic the Hedgehog #178,
& Jughead & Friends Digest #22,