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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Sanctuary, Last Blood, Stan Lee & Disney, TV DVD News, The Last Station, Lost City of Z, Comic Previews


If you are a fan of the Web series of "Sanctuary," you will be glad to know that shooting starts this month in Vancouver on a SCI FI Channel's version that will star Amanda Tapping as Dr. Helen Magnus, a woman who tracks down unknown creatures. The 13 episode, one hour show will be the first series to feature live-action actors shot almost entirely on green-screen stages, with backgrounds added in post-production. The seemingly immortal Dr. Magnus is joined by her daughter Ashely (Emilie Upperup) & new recruit Will (Robin Dunne) who protect the world from the dangerous creatures they find, and preserved the non-treatening ones.

Last Blood

Variety reports that Benderspink plans to adapt the Bobby Crosby comic book, that tells of a band of vampires protecting the last human survivors of a zombie apocalypse. "Last Blood" is the creation of siblings Bobby and Chris Crosby. Their web site is here.

Stan Lee & Disney

"I only hope Disney will have room at the theme park once they become the tentpole franchises that we envision them to be," said Stan Lee , as the head of POW! Entertainment announced the joint projects he and the House of Mouse were creating. Executive produced with POW! partner Gill Champion are three new works.
1."Nick Ratchet" about a private eye, with Richard LaGravenese attached to write and direct.
2."Blaze" (an action-adventure film) written by Gary Goldman.
3."Tigress" about a woman with tiger-like instincts, written by Zoe Green, who wrote for the BBC "Wolverine & the X-Men" cartoon series.

TV DVD News has posted info about "Soap" (Complete Series) here, "Evening Shade" (Season 1) here, "Jericho" (Series 2) here, "Eureka" (Season 2) here, "Witchblade" (Complete Series) here, "Mad Men" (Season 1) here, "Freakazoid!" (Season 1) here, "Tiny Toon Adventures" (Season 1) here and "Birds of Prey" (Complete Series) here.

The Last Station

Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren have replaced Anthony Hopkins and Meryl Streep to play Leo Tolstoy and his wife Sofia in the Michael Hoffman directed feature. James McAvoy and Paul Giamatti are also cast. Based on the novel by Jay Parini, the film will follow the turbulent final year in the life of the Russian writer and his troubled marriage.

Lost City of Z

Brad Pitt is to produce and possibly star in the film for Paramount Pictures. Paramount optioned the David Grann manuscript about the quest for a lost city in the Amazon. The book follows actual British explorer Col. Percy Harrison Fawcett, attempting to find the so-called "City of Z" when he and his party disappeared in 1925. For the next 70 years, dozens of explorers tried and failed to retrace Fawcett's path.

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Young Avengers Presents #3,

New Exiles #4,

Lords of Avalon: Sword of Darkness #3,

Cable #2,

Clandestine #3,

Logan #2,

& Moon Knight #17

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