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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Three Musketeers, Turok: Son of Stone, TV DVD News, Netflix Out of Boxes, Free Disney Films Online, Comic Previews

The Three Musketeers

Variety reports that Millennium Films are planning a new film version of Alexandre Dumas' "The Three Musketeers." They will begin with Athos, Porthos and Aramis' story, then have D'Artagnan pn;y arrive at the end of the first movie, or in a sequel. Joe Gatta of Millennium said: "There aren't many branded properties like this out there, and it is a seller's market for the high-profile ones. You can either build one from scratch or find the ones that are available and of interest to audiences, which we did with Conan and Buck Rogers."

Turok: Son of Stone

Adam Beach, who voiced the animated movie "Turok: Son of Stone," now tells of a live action version, saying: "We just finished the animated movie and now we're going into the feature film movie [which should film] hopefully in a couple years. We're about to set up meetings to develop a script and put it out there. I'll have to beef up, and be a good guy, and save the world! He's the first Native American superhero that I ever looked up to. He basically [comes from] a family where they're protecting our universe from an alternate universe that wants to take it over. He uses his wits, and his might, and his special bow and arrow to take over the world."

TV DVD News has posted info about "Numb3rs" (Season 4) here, "Beauty and the Beast" (Complete Series) here, "Friday the 13th: The Series" (Season 1) here, "One Tree Hill" (Season 5) here, "Heroes" (Season 2) here, "B.L. Stryker" (Complete Series) here, and "Banacek" (Complete Series) here.

Netflix Out of Boxes

After only three weeks of offering a $99 settop box to stream movies directly to subscribers' TV sets, Netflix announced that they have sold out their entire supply. Roku, the Japanese company that manufactures the box, will need two weeks to fill current orders and eight weeks to begin new ones. Amy Bonetti, Netflix spokesperson, said:"They're selling way better than we thought," but she declined to report how many boxes had been sold.

Free Disney Films Online

The Walt Disney Co. is going to stream a group of feature films at, for a week after they are broadcast on ABC's "Wonderful World of Disney" this summer. Those movies will include "Finding Nemo," "Monsters, Inc.," "Peter Pan," "Haunted Mansion," "The Princess Diaries 2" and "Freaky Friday," and be free with a single short commercial at the beginning. No word if they will show the unedited theatrical or the edited for television version.

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Fall of Cthulhu #13,

Warhammer: Condemned by Fire #2,

Blood Bowl #1,

Neozoic #5,

Necronomicon #1,

& Indiana Jones Adventures Vol. 1

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