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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Losers, The Fighter, The Nye Incidents, TV DVD News, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, The Hobbit, Bonnie & Clyde vs. Dracula, Comic Previews

The Losers

IGN has posted this story that says Columbus Short (from K.C. Mo.) play Pooch in the 2011 film, who is: "A smart-ass gunner who refers to himself in the third person and sports a tattoo of his infant daughter." reports here that Chris Evans looks to be taking up the character of tech specialist Jensen. The Vertigo Comics adaptaion is being directed by Sylvain White and there is no release date as yet.

The Fighter

IGN tells us here that Christian Bale will join Mark Wahlberg in the cast of the David O. Russell directed 2011 movie. The story is of boxer "Irish" Mickey Ward, who was trained to become the Light Heavyweight Champion by half brother Dicky Eklund (who was a former fighter who threw away his career after turning to drugs and crime).

The Nye Incidents

CHUD says here that Joel Silver and his Dark Castle Productions has optioned the comic book by Whitley Strieber. Here is the synopsis of the "Fictional story - supposedly based on real event.": "Lynn Devlin is a medical examiner who thinks she has seen everything Nye County has to throw at her. She copes with methodical, rational logic. But when a grotesque murder of a supposed alien abductee occurs that cannot be solved with her scalpel and microscope, Lynn finds her detachment is shattered, and her dreams haunted by large, dark, oval-shaped eyes. Now, only one thing is certain: There's a killer loose in the alien abductee community... human or otherwise!" The film will be directed by Todd Lincoln.

TV DVD News has posted info about "Burn Notice" (Season 2) here, "Gossip Girl" (Season 2) here, "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" (Season 2) here, "Smallville" (Season 8) here, "Mad Men" (Season 2) here, "Stargate: Atlantis" (Season 5) here.

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

SciFiWire reports here that Joss Whedon is certain about a sequel and considering the possibility of a feature version. Whedon said: "Well, we don't want to be beholden to anybody… We want to do the product the same way we did the first one, which is out of our hearts, and then go to people [and say], 'OK, if you're interested in this, this is what it is.' Besides, it could be something theatrical. It could be something on the Internet again, where it's done on the fly and it all comes from us. We don't know how we want that to be. The best thing to do is to write it. Then we can start deciding a business model based on the script. We've talked about doing an actual studio film, and we've talked about doing an independent tiny little thing… We've talked about everything in between, the bumper sticker, whatever format."

The Hobbit

Empire Online says here that Guillermo Del Toro and Peter Jackson spoke to them about the films. Del Toro said: "We've decided to have The Hobbit span the two movies, including the White Council and the comings and goings of Gandalf to Dol Guldur. We all agree that if we do our job right, it should all feel like a continuous journey. That's what we’re striving for….You should see a movie that's five pictures long. If we do our job right, you put in 'The Hobbit' and you wind up watching the entire Pentology!" Jackson said: "We decided it would be a mistake to try to cram everything into one movie… The essential brief was to do The Hobbit, and it allows us to make The Hobbit in a little more style, if you like, of the [LOTR] trilogy." The first of The Hobbit films is scheduled to be released in December, 2011 and the second the following December.

Bonnie & Clyde vs. Dracula

My pal, Todd Norris, was the director of photography and editor, and his work will always be worth looking at, so you should go see it. The Kansas City premeire is Thursday, April 23 at 7:15pm at Kansas City Film Fest at the AMC Mainstreet. That's at 14th & Main, K.C. Mo.. Here is the official site and here is the trailer.

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Astonishing X-Men #29,

X-Force #14,

Wolverine: Origins #35,

X-Men: The Lives and Times of Lucas Bishop #3,

Fantastic Force #1,

Guardians of the Galaxy #13,

& Marvels: Eye of the Camera #5

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