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Monday, October 12, 2009

Gravel, Zombieland 2, 300 Pre/Sequel, TV DVD News, Star Trek 2, Ghostbusters 3, The Jealous One, Comic Previews


Variety reports here that the Warren Ellis comic will be adapted by Legendary Pictures into a live action feature. The story is about a "combat magician." IGN describes the comic here, saying, among other things: "This is not just magic. This is Combat Magic, wielded by Sergeant Major William Gravel, Warren Ellis' cult-hit sensation!" Ellis will write the first draft plus executive produce the film. It's sort of Harry Potter for those seeking grittier wizards.

Zombieland 2

MTV says here that the film's sequel is already on the fast track. Paul Wernick, on of the writers, commented on the possibility: "We would love it, and everyone involved creatively wants to do another one. Woody [Harrelson] came up to us after the final cut of the last scene and gave us a hug and said, 'I've never wanted to do a sequel in the previous movies I've done until this one.' It has lived in our heads for four-and-a-half years. We [Wenick along with co-writer Rhett Reese] developed it and wrote it as a spec TV pilot in the summer of 2005. We've got a long brainstorming document that still to this day gets updated on a near-weekly basis with ideas. We've got tons of new ideas swimming in our head."

300 Pre/Sequel

MTV Splashpage spoke here with Gerald Butler about the 2011 project. They said that Frank Miller is working on a graphic novel, and, because of that producer Marc Canton is interested and director Zack Snyder is also interested. Butler said: "[I] had an incredible time doing the first one, and I think that if the first one was a stand-alone, as a one-off, there's no bad thing in that… But, you know, let's see what it might bring forward with a second one."

TV DVD News has posted info about "Thriller" (Best of . . .) here, "Nurse Jackie" (Season 1) here, "Kendra" (Season 1) here, "The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour" (Cupid Capers) here, "The Mothers-In-Law" (Complete Series) here, "The Man From Atlantis" (Pilot) here.

Star Trek 2

Collider has this great reporting about the upcoming 2011 sequel, it's well worth a look. They also have more here.

Ghostbusters 3

Bloody Disgusting reports here that they have "straight up confirmed, 100%, without a shadow of a doubt that Ivan Reitman, director of Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2, is in fact attached to get behind the camera for Ghostbusters 3." But Rietman said: "he hasn't decided whether or not he really wants to direct [it], yet." So, at this time he is merely "attached" to the project. It's all rather confusing, really. The one thing we know for sure is that Rick Moranis is still retired.

The Jealous One

The Risky Biz Blog says here that while the little budget/big box office flick "Paranormal Activity"'s director/writer/editor/producer Oren Peli has picked up work as writer & director with the film "Area 51." (here's a link to a Screen Rant story about that), two other producers Jason Blum and Steven Schneider, are about to sell a script based on the 1985 Celia Fremlin book. The story is described as (as far too many films are, and have little right to be) Hitchcockian. In this case, at least, we are talking about someone who wrote an episode (titled "The Lonely Hours") of "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour."

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
Powers #1,

GeNext: United #5,

Uncanny X-Men #516,

Uncanny X-Men: First Class #4,

X-Men Forever #9,

Deadpool #900,

& The Marvels Project #3

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