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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ninja Scroll, Alice in Wonderland, TV DVD News, Hairspray 2, Batman 3, Comic Previews

Ninja Scroll

Variety reports here that Warner Brothers has purchased the rights to Yoshiaki Kawajiri's anime "Ninja Scroll" into a live action feature. Alex Tse will write the script.

Alice in Wonderland

The Tim Burton film is announcing a lot of casting these days. Here's who we know about so far for the combination live action and motion capture 3D film:
Mia Wasikowska as Alice
Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter
Helena Bonham Carter as The Red Queen
Anne Hathaway as The White Queen
Alan Rickman as The Caterpillar
Martin Sheen as The Cheshire Cat
Matt Lucas as Tweedledee and Tweedledum
Crispin Glover as The Knave of Hearts
Christopher Lee in an unknown role.

TV DVD News has posted info about "MGM: When the Lion Roars" (Mini-Series) here, "Laredo" (Season 2, Part 2) here, "Emergency!" (Season 5) here, "Mystery Science Theater 3000" (20th Anniversary) here, "The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show" (Complete Series) here, "The Rockford Files" (Season 5) here.

Hairspray 2

Moviehole reports here that John Travolta spoke to Australia's The Sunday Herald Sun, saying he doesn't plan to return as Edna Turnblad. Travolta said: "I think once is enough. I did it and I did it well but I'm not a big sequel guy."

Batman 3

After a notable silence Christopher Nolan spoke at length to the L.A.Times. The interview is here.

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Giant-Size X-Men: First Class #1,

Incredible Hercules #122,

Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #41,

Marvel Apes #4,

Nova #18,

Runaways #3,

& Secret Invasion: X-Men #3

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