Death: The High Cost of Living
Guillermo del Toro, the producor of the film adaptation of Neil Gaiman's comic-book miniseries, spoke to SCI FI Wire and said that Gaiman is the one to direct the film, even though it would be his first feature to helm. del Toro said: "I think that if anyone knows that character, it's him. And then, if we need to create a support structure, we will. I mean, there is without a doubt no one more qualified to tell that story than Neil Gaiman in my mind. We talked a lot. We talked about him directing as soon as possible. I think that Neil is a guy that thinks in terms of ideas and very concrete images. He's not an artist in the sense that he's not a draftsman, but he is the creator of that universe . . . I think there's a great advantage to not knowing how things should be done. People just go and make them happen, because they don't know that they are impossible . . . I prefer first-time mistakes than 10th-time mistakes. I think these guys are going to have first-time things that no one else is going to do. So hopefully it will happen."
Dexter: The Dark Defender
What is the link between Dexter and comics? CBR News will give you the story. Check out "The Dark Defender" Adventure comic here.
TV DVD News
TVShowsOnDVD.com has posted info about "Silverhawks" (Complete Series) here, "Emergency!" (Season 4) here, "Prison Break" (Season 1, Blu-Ray) here, "Newhart" (Season 1) here and "Family Guy" (Star Wars Parody) here, "Torchwood" (Season 1) here , "Gene Simmons: Family Jewels" (Season 2) here and "The Equalizer" (Season 1) here.
It looks like the live-action remake of "Akira," according to this report on the site bloody-disgusting.com, may actually be happening. Ruari Robinson has been picked to direct this as his first feature film. The studio is fast-tracking the project to shoot before the impending writers strike.
MGM has signed Daniel Craig to play Bond in four more films. The Hollywood Reporter quotes Harry Sloan, MGM's chief executive and chairman, as saying that they "signed Daniel Craig to do four more James Bond films since franchises are the the bases of any studio." Paul Haggis and the film's director, Marc Forster, have developed the script together, and have submitted it early to beat the upcoming strike deadlines.
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Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Daredevil Annual #1,
Iron Man #23,
Mythos: Fantastic Four,
Anita Blake -- Vampire Hunter: The First Death #2,
& New X-Men #43