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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Superman: The Man of Steel, Pinkville, Dushku Signs With Fox, Takezo Kensei: Sword Saint, The Famous Five, Mike Fright, Comic Previews

Superman: The Man of Steel

Here is a story from Film Ick saying (SPOILERS WITHIN) what's up with the sequel. They say: "Apparently, Singer and Mike Dougherty have crafted a killer pitch and 'concept draft' that had the suits eating out of their hands and even had a knock-on effect for the plans for JLA (I'm told)." Click on the link and find out the particulars.


Oliver Stone is in final talks to direct his fourth Vietnam Story. The $40 million mystery drama "Pinkville," has a script by Mikko Alanne, based on the true story of the My Lai Massacre. Bruce Willis is set to play William R. Peers, the Army general investigating the killing in 1968 of up to 500 Vietnamese civilians by US soldiers. Stone begins production early next year.

Dushku Signs With Fox

Variety reports that Fox signed a deal with Eliza Dushku to star in a new project for the studio and network. No further information is available.

Takezo Kensei: Sword Saint

The mock documentary, Takezo Kensei: Sword Saint, telling the fictional backstory for a character on NBC's Heroes, is now streaming on the Yamagato Fellowship Web site. TV Guide says that, with narration byJohn Rhys-Davies, the series consists of three- to four-minute installments and follows the swordsman as he takes battles his way to find and slay White Beard, who is attempting to conquer Japan. In the second season of Heroes, Kensei will be played by David Anders. Heroes will play at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Sept. 24.

The Famous Five

The BBC reports that "The Famous Five," Enid Blyton's childhood sleuths, are going to be "reimagined" as middle-aged grown-ups in a new TV drama. Blyton wrote the Famous Five books between 1942 and 1963. The television series takes place 30 years after the end of the book series, and they hope that adults who read the books as children will be drawn to the familiar characters who now share a lot of the same problems and concerns as they do. Disney is, at the same time, producing a Famous Five animated TV series, about the Kirrin Island kids in a 21st century setting. Phil Clymer, Chorion's director of TV and film, said: "The Famous Five obviously have an appeal that crosses generations. We thought, in addition to the new dynamic animated TV approach for the core audience of kids, that it would be a fascinating exercise to look at what might happen to the characters when they arrive at middle-age." Jo Wright, of the production team, added: "We felt that the idea of a grown-up Famous Five would appeal to many generations of readers in Britain and Europe. The characters will be looking back to a simpler time when their lives were stress-free and more enjoyable."

Mike Fright: Stand Up!
Check Out: The Mike Fright Site!

The Hacksaw, the Rose & the Parthenon Parrot
Sebastian Claus was known as an authority on supernatural activity, but, this was something neither he nor his extraordinary team had ever encountered: a book whose owners all died at the hands of fictional characters. Even when Paranormal P.I. Harriett Dante was brought into the case, nobody was aware of just how bizarre this was going to get. And if they don't solve this riddle, the world will end in fire!

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Captain America #30,

Wolverine: Origins #17,

The Mice Templar #1,

Bomb Queen VI #1,

The Walking Dead #14,

True Story, Swear to God #8,

& Amory Wars #3

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