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Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Dark Tower, Iron Man 2, TV DVD News, Green Lantern Concept Art, Tarzan, Comic Previews

The Dark Tower

J.J. Abrams wants to bring Stephen King's seven volume series "The Dark Tower" to the screen. Unfortunately fans will have to wait until "Lost" is wrapped and "Star Trek" is out before Abrams can do the project. Abrams said here at AMC : "The Dark Tower is to me every bit as daunting an adaptation as the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy must have been for Peter Jackson, except we've got seven books we're looking at. And the idea of doing that at the same time Carlton [Cuse] and I are bringing 'Lost' to a close is simply not viable. There are always Dark Tower conversations, but the figuring out of what this will look like as a movie has not begun. If The Dark Tower were in the right hands, I would love to see seven movies executed just right. But you have to get people to see the first one to get them to come and see the second one."

Iron Man 2

This story from Deadline Hollywood Daily says that Jon Favreau wants to bring the sequel to Los Angeles. The site said: "Saturday's meeting was pushed by Favreau who wants to keep 'Iron Man 2's' $140 million production in Los Angeles. The director's motivation is personal -- the family man has a clause in his contracts saying his shoots must stick close to home. Marvel Studios intends to keep $600 million in productions in the Los Angeles area if the state makes it worth their while -- 'Iron Man 2,' 'Thor,' '[The First Avenger:]Captain America,' and '[The] Avengers' which takes the slate through 2011."

TV DVD News has posted info about "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" (Christmas Special) here, "The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour" (Golden Collection, Vol. 6) here, "Hardcastle and McCormick" (Complete Series) here, "The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure" (Complete Series) here, "Eli Stone" (Season 1) here, "Law & Order" (Season 6) here and "The Simpsons" (Season 11) here.

Green Lantern Concept Art

If you go here to the Film School Rejects website you can view some interesting work by Brian Murray towards the upcoming film.


Variety reports here that Warner Brothers producer Jerry Weintraub and director Stephen Sommers are teaming up to bring yet another incarnation to the screen. The project has been through many hands in the last few years but now Sommers is said to be writing the screenplay with Stuart Beattie.

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Witchblade #120,

Spooks: Omega Team #1,

The Boys #22,

New Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero #12,

Army of Darkness: Home Sweet Hell #12,

Savage Tales #9,

& The Authority #2

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