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You’ve got to hand it to Kevin Smith – the man is certainly keeping busy. Yoga Hosers is a critical and financial bomb? No sweat, he’s got episodes of The Flash and Supergirl to direct. Clerks III isn’t going to happen? No big deal, he’ll just write a new Jay and Silent Bob movie. He […]
- Jacob Hall
According to reports, Kevin Smith will write, direct, and executive produce "Sam and Twitch", a new supernatural detective TV series for BBC America, spinning off off characters from Canadian comic book creator Todd McFarlane's "Spawn" comic book series:
"They were originally introduced in 'Spawn' and it’s Todd McFarlane's comic book series about these big-city homicide detectives who face a series of super grizzly crimes that are connected to the occult," said BBC America President Sarah Barnett.
The characters were given their own comic book title "Sam and Twitch" (1999), following the two protagonists in a dark and gritty New York City
'Detective Sam Burke' is a an honest, headstrong man with a penchant for foul language and gruff behavior, often accused of police brutality.
'Maximilian Steven Percival "Twitch" Williams III', as the 'brains' of the duo, is a brilliant mathematician, using his knowledge of angles to become an excellent marksman, »
- Michael Stevens
Those who aren’t familiar with anything but the cute Teen Titans series are in for quite a surprise as the heroes return to their darker roots in Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, which is one of the most incredible efforts from the comics. The feature-length film is inspired by a story arc from the 1984 DC comic, and has an incredible voice cast backing the supremely gritty arc.
In The Judas Contract, the Titans – Beast Boy, Raven, Blue Beetle, Robin, and Nightwing – are led by Starfire, but their newest teammate, Terra, is throwing the groups dynamic out of whack, and the team comes up against Brother Blood, an ancient evil, and Deathstroke is waiting in the wings to cause problems as well.
The “normal” plotline of »
- Marc Eastman
Steven Spielberg’s fantasy/action movie “Hook” may soon have a prequel. Actor Dante Basco, who starred as Rufio in the 1991 Peter Pan sequel, wants to make a new film about his character, the leader of the Lost Boys who challenges an adult Peter Pan (Robin Williams) when he goes back to Neverland.
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Basco has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the short film, titled “Bangarang.” The actor is seeking to raise $30,000 for the film, which tells the story of an orphaned Rufio, before he had the mohawk and before Neverland, when his name was still Roofus.
Below is the official description of the film:
“Roofus is a 13-year-old kid who is destined to be more than he is. After his mother is forced to put him into a foster home, he and his rag-tag group of »
- Yoselin Acevedo
As Spawn creator Todd McFarlane continues to tease that second feature film based on the supernatural antihero, we now have news on a spinoff TV series that’s actually a lot closer to becoming a reality. According to Deadline, Kevin Smith is set to develop a police procedural for BBC America based on the exploits of NYPD homicide detectives, Sam and Twitch.
Sam Burke and Maximilian “Twitch” Williams were first introduced as tertiary characters in the pages of Spawn, but their popularity led to their own comic series in 1999. Though they obviously interacted with Al Simmons and the various other fantastical creatures that inhabited his world, their spinoff was a lot more grounded, so it’ll be interesting to see what kind of balance the TV adaptation strikes.
- Mark Cassidy
These days, it feels to me like Kevin Smith is everywhere. Whether he's busy finishing up work on his True North Trilogy, resurrecting his Jay and Silent Bob characters, or directing select episodes of The CW's Supergirl, the man is clearly on a mission to spread what love he's got to give for his craft. In what is a truly an exciting development in the world of comic book-related... Read More »
- Steve Seigh
Burbank, CA (February 16, 2016) — Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment bring one of the most momentous Teen Titans plotlines in comics history to animated life with the all-new, feature-length film Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. Inspired by the 1984 DC story arc from Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on April 18, 2017.
The landmark Teen Titans story will be available on Blu-ray™ Deluxe Giftset ($39.99 Srp), Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 Srp) and DVD ($19.98 Srp) starting April 18, 2017. The Blu-rayTM Combo Pack includes the movie in high definition on Blu-ray Disc, a DVD, and a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet*. The Blu-ray™ Deluxe Edition will include all components of the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, along with an exclusive figurine of Blue Beetle in a numbered, limited edition gift set. Teen Titans: The Judas Contract will »
- ComicMix Staff
Exclusive: Having hit its best viewership numbers ever in 2016 with double-digit growth, the U.S. home of Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Top Gear and more recently Dirk Gentley’s Holistic Detective Agency and the upcoming Planet Earth II is now getting into business with Kevin Smith. “He is attached to write, direct and executive producer a series based on the Sam And Twitch comic book series for us,” BBC America president and Gm Sarah Barnett revealed about the new project… »
With the release of Justice League Dark now being behind us, it’s time that we look forward to the next DC animated film to be released by Warner Home Video, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. Originally slated to arrive in 2008, this loose adaptation of the popular comic written by Marv Wolfman and illustrated by George Perez has finally become a reality and is set to arrive via Digital HD on April 4, with Blu-ray and DVD releases following on April 18, which, to be quite honest, falls within the period we predicted.
Yes, we did do a rundown of the initially announced voice cast not long ago, but some exciting new additions have been revealed that Young Justice fans will want to take note of, so do pay attention. Aside from the previously disclosed lot that included Christina Ricci (Terra) and Miguel Ferrer (Deathstroke), Justice League vs. Teen Titans veterans »
- Eric Joseph
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Scooperhero News – Following Ben Affleck’s departure from the director’s chair, Warner Bros. might’ve already found a replacement for The Batman – which although they’re “very happy” with the script, still probably won’t be as good as The Lego Batman Movie released last week. Maybe that’ll change if Arnold Schwarzenegger joins the Dceu. Because that went so well last time.
X-Men: Supernova still seems to be about the Dark Phoenix Saga, and Josh Brolin needs to get used to talking about comic book movies again. He’s already potentially leaked one name for Avengers: Infinity War.
- Oli Davis
Rob Leane Feb 15, 2017
Universal play a big part in the story of Mallrats 2 failing to get off the ground...
On Instagram last week, Kevin Smith revealed that Clerks III and Mallrats 2 – the sequels to his cult classic comedies from the 1990s - aren’t happening anymore. And now, in the latest episode of SModcast, Smith has revealed extra details about what happened.
See related Supergirl season 2's timely tackling of hate and prejudice Arrow season 5: trailer and synopsis for The Sin-Eater The Flash season 3: extended trailer for Grodd's return Legends Of Tomorrow season 2: trailer for Camelot episode
The story of Clerks III’s demise remains the same: one of the four core cast members didn’t want to do it, which meant Smith’s hands were tied. I’ve explained why I think it's Jeff Anderson (who plays Randal) that wasn't keen in a different article.
Grab that heart-shaped box of chocolates and prepare to feed your feelings, because the Valentine’s Day episode of This Is Us is an emotional eater’s feast.
An overwhelmed Randall is not, as some of you posited last week, exhibiting the early symptoms of multiple sclerosis. He is, however, getting crushed by an increasingly competitive workplace and the certainty that his biological father’s death is rapidly approaching.
By the end of the episode, poor Randall is so overcome that he’s rendered immobile, crying on »
Andrew Blair Feb 15, 2017
Readers of this site may have read last week's news that there's to be a new Star Wars spoof. This film comes from the team who brought us Date Movie, Epic Movie, and apparently something called The Starving Games which blissfully passed me by. Jason Friedberg and Aaron Selzer make relatively cheap movies that, despite critical maulings, tend to make money at the box office. When I worked at a cinema, an eleven year old boy went to see Meet The Spartans three times, proclaiming it the best film he had ever seen.
Chris Longo Feb 14, 2017
The devil is alive and well on Fox. Lucifer gets the early renewal nod for season 3.
Fox made yet another deal with the devil, announcing an early pickup for Lucifer season 3.
The season 3 order is for 22 episodes. Lucifer debuted in January 2016 as a midseason show with a 13-episode run. Season 2 - which is currently on its midseason break - was the first run of the show to have an extended order of 22 episodes.
The Lucifer season 3 renewal is only the second of the year for Fox (Empire season 4 was previously confirmed, and The Simpsons and Bob’s Burger had contracts in place). It may come as a surprise, but the show is outperforming its hyped and heavily promoted lead-in Gotham. Lucifer is averaging 3.8 million viewers, »
Ryan Lambie Feb 13, 2017
One of the best multiplayer games ever is coming to Nintendo Switch. Here's the opening cutscene for Super Bomberman R...
For years, the Bomberman series has reliably provided one of the most entertaining, frantic and downright swear-inducing local multiplayer experiences on the planet. With little more than a single top-down maze, a bunch of cute characters and a whole lot of explosives, Bomberman's appeal is pretty much timeless.
When Konami absorbed Hudson Soft a few years ago, however, it looked as though Bomberman was in danger of fading into obscurity - but now the series is making a much-deserved return with a new entry on Nintendo Switch. Called Super Bomberman R, it'll offer the time-honoured eight-player competitive mode, as »
Rob Leane Feb 13, 2017
Kevin Smith has always had to fight to get his films off the ground: he started his filmmaking career by maxing out multiple credit cards to self-finance Clerks, and more recently, legend has it, it was only Johnny Depp’s decision to come on board as a wacky supporting character that allowed Smith to secure financing for his walrus-centric horror flick Tusk.
Smith has, across his career, been offered several barmy jobs (he rejected a chance to pen Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian back in the 90s) and he’s also signed up for a lot of projects that never got past the script phase.
The latter camp of could’ve-beens is what we’re talking about today, following that news that Clerks III »
Rob Leane Feb 14, 2017
Among geeky film fans, Kevin Smith needs no introduction. He’s brought us such treats as Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy and Dogma, and recently he’s had a massive resurgence as a giant in the nerdy podcast world.
So far, two movies have come out of Smith’s podcasting: first was Tusk, branching out from a SModcast episode about a Gumtree advert seeking someone willing to dress up as a walrus in exchange for lodgings. Justin Long starred in that one, with Smith’s daughter Harley Quinn Smith featuring in the supporting cast alongside her best friend Lily Rose Depp and her famous father Johnny Depp.
“This is what happens when you publish a poo...”
That’s a line from Yoga Hosers spoken by Johnny Depp’s Guy Lapointe, a ‘legendary man-hunter’ he’s reprising from Tusk. It’s a quote from a review of his new book, and it’s fair to say that Yoga Hosers’ notices have been similar.
But, in bashing this latest festival of weirdness from Kevin Smith, have reviewers been missing point?
Smith – who recently listed Yoga Hosers as a reason why he shouldn’t direct The Batman – is well aware that he’s made a naff film here. It plays like one of his weed-assisted podcast stories set to pictures (which, essentially, it is), and it feels like a group of mates – ideally inebriated ones – are the intended audience for it. »
The Important News DC Extended Universe: Justice League promises to be a more upbeat movie. Temuera Morrison will play Aquaman's human father. Star Wars: Phoebe Waller-Bridge joined the Han Solo movie. Remakes: Jack Nicholson and Kristen Wiig will star in a Toni Erdmann remake. Friday the 13th's latest reboot has been cancelled. Lee Daniels will direct Oprah Winfrey in a redo of Terms of Endearment. Will Smith bailed on the live-action Dumbo. The Coen brothers co-wrote the new Scarface. Parodies: Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer are doing a Star Wars spoof. Kevin Smith is spoofing reboot culture with a new Jay and Silent Bob movie. Manga Adaptations: Jennifer Connelly will play...
- Christopher Campbell
People who keep tabs on the career of jersey and Jersey-loving film auteur Kevin Smith know that there’s basically three versions of him running around at the moment. There’s the one who’s busy working in TV, directing well-received episodes of DC superhero shows like The Flash and Supergirl. There’s weird Canada Kevin Smith, serving up bizarro projects like Tusk, Yoga Hosers, and the planned third part in his True North trilogy, Moose Jaws. And there’s optimistic/nostalgic Kevin Smith, the guy who’s always promising that a sequel to one of his classic films like Clerks or Mallrats is right around the corner, despite the fact that the universe never seems to get on board. Now, that third Smith has a new project, announcing on Facebook that he’s written a script for Jay And Silent Bob Reboot.
The script came about after Clerks III »
- William Hughes
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