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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Moby Dick, Fanboy, TV DVD News, Slacker Uprising, Batman, Comic Previews

Moby Dick

Timur Bekmambetov will direct a "re-imagining" of Herman Melville's classic novel for Universal Pictures. "Our vision isn't your grandfather's 'Moby Dick. This is an opportunity to take a timeless classic and capitalize on the advances in visual effects to tell what at its core is an action-adventure revenge story." Adam Cooper and Bill Collage will write the screenplay "graphic novel-style," and get rid of the first person narrative. Why not, the book never was that good, right?


The Hollywood Reporter says that a CG-animated series about "a fearless, comic book-loving 10-year-old named Fanboy (David Hornsby) and his best friend and trusty sidekick, Chum Chum (Nika Futterman), whose wide-eyed acceptance of the bizarre is the perfect complement to his friend's hyper imagination" will have an order for 26 episodes.

TV DVD News has posted info about "The Border" (Season 1) here, "The Catherine Tate Show" (Christmas Special) here, "Sister, Sister" (Season 1) here, "The Tudors" (Season 2) here, "Night Gallery" (Season 2) here, "My Three Sons" (Season 1, Vol. 2) here and "Walker, Texas Ranger" (Season 6) here.

Slacker Uprising

Michael Moore's new movie will soon become available to download for free from the official website. The film is being released to tie in with the presidential election, and Moore wants his American fans the chance to see the flick for free. Moore said: "This is being done entirely as a gift to my fans. The only return any of us are hoping for is the largest turnout of young voters ever at the polls in November." Here are the details.


Now, here is a twist. says here that part of the problem with the release of "Watchmen" is that "Fox is trying to use a lawsuit about Warner's upcoming 'Watchmen' film as leverage to get rights to release the 1966 'Batman' series on DVD."

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Daredevil #111,

Fantastic Four: True Story #3,

New Avengers #45,

Nova #17,

Runaways #2,

Ultimate Spider-Man #126,

& Wolverine: Origins #28

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