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Friday, November 14, 2008

Monopoly, Hero, TV DVD News, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Conan, Comic Previews


It's all a game out here. Empire Movies says here that Ridley Scott is set to direct a bigscreen adaptation of Hasbro's board game for Universal Pictures. The script is by Pamela Pettler. Universal also has a first-look deal with Hasbro to develop movies based on the company's lgames including "Ouija" and "Battleship."


The Hollywood Reporter says that Showtime is developing a project with Stan Lee about a gay superhero. Based on the book by Perry Moore the series would be an hour long exploration of the character's life and struggles. Moore will write the script.

TV DVD News has posted info about "The Real Ghostbusters" (Complete Series) here, "The Tudors" (Season 2) here, "Frank's Place" (Complete Series) here, "Murder, She Wrote" (Season 9) here, "Simon & Simon" (Season 2) here, "Blossom" (Seasons 1 & 2) here.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

John Boorman's project is a CGI adaptation of L. Frank Baum's book. The adaptation costs just 25 million dollars and is already underway for a 2010 release. At that price it is almost sure to have at least one sequel. It's been being developed for over 2 years and Ain't it Cool News has posted a lot of concept here. Take a look.


Here at Latino Review they've published Brett Ratner's large update on the 2010 project. There is also a link here to an interview. On the other hand The LA Times talked here to the film's producer Avi Lerner and said: "We still have a few obstacles. Brett is only committed if we agree on a budget, on how to do the special effects and exactly where we’d shoot the film." To that Ratner responded: "Let me make this very clear, I am not doing Conan now. This is totally premature. For now, 'Conan' is only a development deal. I have a deal at Paramount and I'm doing Beverly Hills Cop first, no matter what. Avi shouldn’t be telling you or anyone else in the press what I'm doing." Thus: what is going on with any project depends on who you talk to and on what day you speak to them.

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Dark Tower: Treachery #3,

Deadpool #4,

Action Comics #871,

Detective Comics #850,

Superman and Batman vs. Vampires and Werewolves #3,

Justice Society of America Kingdom Come Special: Superman,

& Green Lantern Corps #30

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