Ghost in the Shell
Variety reports here that DreamWorks has hired Laeta Kalogridis to write a 2011 live action adaptation of the anime. They say: "DreamWorks is making the futuristic police thriller as a 3D live-action film."
UGO says here that they spoke to Dylan Baker and he has confirmed he will be playing Dr. Curt Conners in the film. Now, no one has said if Conners becomes The Lizard in this edition, but we can hope. The film is due on May 5th, 2011.
Hulu Going To "For Pay?"
Broadcasting and Cable says here that our "Oh, I missed that show, but I can catch it on the internet" site may be dropping its free status. Chase Carey, News Corp. Deputy Chairman, said: "It's time to start getting paid for broadcast content online…I think a free model is a very difficult way to capture the value of our content. I think what we need to do is deliver that content to consumers in a way where they will appreciate the value. Hulu concurs with that, it needs to evolve to have a meaningful subscription model as part of its business."
TV DVD News
TVShowsOnDVD.com has posted info about "Girlfriends" (Season 8) here, "Transformers" (25th Anniversary Collection) here, "Columbo" (MOndaynight Movie Collection 1991-1992) here, "Becker" (Season 3) here, "Combat School" (Complete Series) here, "Small Wonder" (Season 1) here.
Coming Soon.net has told us here that Roland Emmerich will be directing the 2010 film about who wrote the plays credited to William Shakespeare. Emmerich says: "It's not Marlowe, it's De Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford. [Anonymous is] kind of like a political thriller. It's about who will succeed Elizabeth and the cause of that thriller, the Essex Rebellion, we take on and we learn how the plays were written by somebody else." The screenplay is by John Orloff.
A Gift From The Culture
Slash Film reports here that the short story from the novel series The Culture, written by Iain M. Banks is coming to the big screen. The story is about a time when, because of Scientific Advancements, nobody wants for anything, there is no disease, no hunger. What becomes of humanity then? The adaptation will be directed by Dominic Murphy.
Mania.com says here that the reboot looks like a go. The scripter of the project, Stephen Norrington said: "Whereas [Alex] Proyas' original was gloriously gothic and stylized, the new movie will be realistic, hard-edged and mysterious, almost documentary-style."
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Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
X-Men Forever #10,
Wolverine: Weapon X #6,
Wolverne: First Class #20,
New Mutants #6,
& X-Necrosha #1
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