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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Heavy Metal, 24, The Defenders, TV DVD News, The Final Destination, Monsters Inc. 2, Kick-Ass: The Movie Book, Comic Previews

Heavy Metal

Comic Book Resourses says here that there is a rumor on Film School Rejects about the David Fincher, Eli Roth, Zack Snyder and Gore Verbinski project. It says that Kevin Eastman said that James Cameron has come on board as a co-executive producer of the project and plans to direct a segment. Also: Mark Osborne and Jack Black will do a "comedy segment" for the animated anthology.


The Hollywood Reporter tells us here that Katee Sackhoff will join the show as Dana Walsh, a data analyst at CTU with a secret past involved with CTU agent Davis Cole (Freddie Prinze Jr.).

The Defenders

Rueters reports here that DreamWorks will produce the family adventure conceived by actor Masi Oka. Gary Whitta will write the screenplay while D.J. Caruso is in talks to direct. This is the story: A group that consists of mostly teenagers from around the world, involved in a multiplayer video game. Each is unaware of who the others are behind the cover of their consoles and avatars, but they must come together for a real adventure. Surprisingly, DreamWorks will also develop a video game from the feature. Oka is a fan of MMORPGs -- massively multiplayer online role-playing games, so it came naturally. He said: "You can be whoever you want to be. The question came to me: What if you had to live up to the person you created in the virtual world? I love 'Heroes,' don't get me wrong, but there's something about creating something from scratch that you don't get from being in front of the camera."

TV DVD News has posted info about "Get Smart" (Season 4) here, "Heroes" (Season 3) here, "Goosebumps" (Best of...4) here, "Laramie" (Season 4) here, "Charles in Charge" (Season 5) here, "The Spectacular Spider-Man" (Season 1) here.

The Final Destination

Empire Movies has posted a link here for the first trailer to the film. The movie opens August 28th.

Monsters, Inc. 2

Latino Review reports here that Pete Docter is ready direct the sequel. They link to this site, where those buyers who were invited to Disney's preview session at Licensing Expo International 2009 were informed that the film was in the mix with Docter at the helm.

Kick-Ass: The Movie Book has posted here news that, while the film is in post production but doesn't yet have a distributor, the book of the movie can be pre-ordered from Amazon. Here is the official description: "'Kick-Ass', the bestselling comic book series by Mark Millar (writer of the graphic novel 'Wanted', which became a smash-hit movie) and artist John Romita Jr., is now an eagerly awaited film, and this is the essential companion book! What would happen if you tried to be a superhero? What would happen when an ordinary kid in a spandex costume comes face-to-face with the criminal underworld? Comic book fan and high school student Dave Lizewski, aka the self-styled vigilante Kick-Ass, is about to find out…and it's going to get really, really violent! With Mark Millar as your guide, 'Kick-Ass: The Movie Book' gives you the lowdown on the making of the film, with eye-popping art from the original comics, script extracts and hundreds of movie photos! It is suitable for adults only."

Special thanks to Movie for so many of the dynamite movie posters we use from time to time. You cannot find a better place to run down those new or classic posters.

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Beta Ray Bill: Godhunter #1,

Fantastic Four #567,

Marvel Adventures Super Heroes #12,

Punisher: Frank Castle #71,

Ender's Game: Recruiting Valentine,

War of Kings: Savage World of Skaar,

& Pride & Prejudice #3

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