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Friday, January 4, 2008

Superman: The Man of Steel, The Greatest American Hero, TV DVD News, Strike News, Frankenstein, Comic Previews

Superman: The Man of Steel

Variety's weblog says here that there is little chance that director Bryan Singer will be back for the film.

The Greatest American Hero

IGN says here that the website and found this note. It says Stephen Herek has signed on to direct a feature film version of the TV show.

TV DVD News has posted info about "The Price Is Right" (Best of . . . ) here, "Dino Squad" (1st Season) here, "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" (4th Season) here, "Nanny 911" (Season 1) here, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (Season 2, Part 1) here, "Five Days" (Mini-series) here, "The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show" (Corrections) here, "Stargate SG-1" (Ark of Truth) here and "Battlestar Galactica" (3rd Season) here.

Strike News

Rumors abound that several top movie screenwriters are having a secret meeting this weekend. L.A. Weekly columnist Nikki Finke writes on her Deadline Hollywood Daily blog that they want to form a coalition that would force the Writers Guild of America to accept the same deal that the Directors Guild of America negotiates with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Finke says that the writers: "are weighing their options about how to convey their unified message and best exert pressure for this strike to be settled." A member of the WGA board responded in a statement to Finke: "Anyone, A-list writers or not, who would posture in public, in advance of a DGA deal, as willing to take the DGA deal before they even make it . . . who as DGA members would compromise the DGA's leverage by announcing this before hand . . . has awarded themselves the Darwin Award for the world's weakest negotiators."


Guillermo del Toro wants to make a new movie version of Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein." Here he told MTV News he's planning the "definitive take" on the monster saga, and revealed that he's already begun pre-production duties and working drawings. "I started doing some notes before the strike. [During the strike] I can only draw now. The only way to do the Shelley novel is to actually do a four-hour miniseries, but I think there are permutations in which you can tell the myth in a different way." He also mentioned the possibility that he might direct "The Hobbit" and the final Harry Potter film. When his name was mentioned in link with the Potter film he was "definitely interested" because of the darker tone of the recent movies, saying: "after Alfonso Cuaron directed Prisoner of Azkaban, the movies have evolved greatly into a very nice universe to play at (in)." About "The Hobbit" he said: "I keep an open mind, but nothing is official."

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Young Avengers Presents,

Doctor Who #1,

Locke & Key #1,

WildStorm: Revelations #3,

& Transhuman #1

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