MTV did this interview with J.J. Abrams about his take on the character. It is well known he did a script for a film version that has made the rounds in Hollywood, and was not always well reviewed (Here is one of those reviews from the Superman Homepage). Among other things Abrams said: "It was a very passionate character for me. As a kid growing up it meant a lot to me. It would be wonderful and fun to see that brought back. I don't know what Warners is thinking or what their plan is. It would be a blast. That version of the movie - the one that was reviewed and vilified - was actually not the latest draft we had at the time and we worked on it well after that. I do think there's a version of that movie that could be really fun to see. You never really know. Everything happens for a reason." BTW: ComicBookMovie.com has this different discussion with him from their archive.
Ring of Roses
Variety reports here that Spice Factory and Persistent Entertainment are developing an adaptation of the mega-size (144 pages) Image Comics Graphic Novel about an alternate London beset with bubonic plague.
IGN passes on here the news that the 2011 remake has a director for the script by Dan Milano, and it's Steve Carr.
TV DVD News
TVShowsOnDVD.com has posted info about "MI-5" (Vol. 7) here, "Branded" (Complete Series) here, "Glee" (Season 1, Vol. 1) here, "Monty Python: Almost the Truth - The Lawyers Cut" (Mini-Series) here, "The Jerry Lewis Show" (The Collection) here, "Aeon Flux" (Complete Animated Series, Blu-ray) here.
Moviehole has posted this breakdown of the characters to appear in the 2011 Marcus Nispel directed Robert E. Howard adaptation at Lionsgate.
Variety reports here that Matt Damon and Josh Brolin are in talks to join the Joel and Ethan Coen's planned remake of the 1969 John Wayne film. They would join Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn. Damon would take the Glen Campbell role, and Brolin )because of confusing reporting by several sites) would take the role either done by Robert Duvall or Jeff Corey in the original.
The Fourth Kind
ScreenRant tells us here of this upcoming release that recounts the "true events" of one doctor's (Milla Jovovich) investigation into a town whose residents experienced shared phenomenon having to do (supposedly) with alien abduction. The film (that has an official site here, including trailers) opens Nov. 6, 2009.
Special thanks to Movie Goods.com 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.
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Die Hard: Year One #2,
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? #5,
Hunter's Fortune #1,
Muppet Peter Pan #2,
Invincible Presents: Atom Eve & Rex Splode #1,
Age of Bronze #29,
& Dynamo 5 #25
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