X-Men: First Class
Josh Schwartz spoke to IGN Movies, which reports here that he;s writing but won't be directing the film. Schwartz said: "I would be terrified to have the first thing I direct be a giant franchise movie." Then, what's the story? "The 'Dark Phoenix' storyline is probably the high point of the comics' storytelling. But they did that. So we'll find more fertile soil somewhere else. It's exciting, it's a huge honour and we're just getting started."
The Human Target
The Hollywood Reporter says here that Mark Valley has been cast as the lead character Christopher Chance.
TV DVD News
TVShowsOnDVD.com has posted info about "Jake and the Fatman" (Season 2) here, "Mission: Impossible" (Season 6) here, "Dexter" (Season 2) here, "C.S.I." (Season 1, Widescreen Blu-ray) here, "Land of the Lost" (Complete Series) here, "Hawaii Five-O" (Season 6) here.
At the N.Y. Comic Con there was a panel about the Fox show and Joss Whedon and Tahmoh Penikett spoke to Comic Book Resources. The report is here.
The Matarese Circle
The David Cronenberg-directed adaptation of the Robert Ludlum thriller looks to star Tom Cruise & Denzel Washington as enemy spies. The MGM film, with script by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, goes into production later this year, with an eye to a 2010 release.
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Dark Reign: Fantastic Four #1,
Gears of War #4,
Amazing Spider-Man: The Short Halloween,
Sabrina the Teenage Witch #100,
& Archie Double Digest #196