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The reboot of Timecop is moving forward after securing new writers.
It has been reported that the film will be tonally similar to Looper, with more emphasis on big-budget special effects.
Watch a trailer for 1994's Timecop below: »
Total Recall. RoboCop. Blood Sport. Godzilla. The Fantastic Four. The Pink Panther. Gremlins. For better or worse, Hollywood loves a reboot. The latest reboot to make the leap into development is Universal's Timecop. THR reports Universal has hired cousins Mark Gunn and Brian Gunn, co-writers of the Dwayne Johnson action-comedy Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, to write the screenplay for a rebooted Timecop. The original 1994 movie starred Jean-Claude Van Damme and was inspired by the comic book series by Mike Richardson and Mark Verheiden. The action flick was set in 2004, where--as the trailer below outlines--"time travel is a reality." Meanwhile, in actual reality it's 2014 and we still don't even have hoverboards, but I digress. Anyway, in Timecop time travel wasn't only possible, but also a criminal offense. It's just too tempting to go back and time and steal sweet loot (Time Bandits) or bet on sporting events you already »
Star Wars Last week, rumors began circulating that J.J. Abrams might be revisiting some of the classic environments of the original Star Wars trilogy in Star Wars: Episode VII, namely the ice planet Hoth and the desert planet Tatooine. Now, THR is adding some weight to at least half of that rumor by reporting that a "source" inside the production has revealed that Abrams is building a "re-creation of Tatooine." Abrams is a self-avowed devotee of the original movies and the entire Skywalker storyline revolves around the desert planet so this seems like one slam-dunk of a rumor.
Far less certain is the recent rumor that a virtual unknown has landed a major role in the new trilogy. Again, THR is out in front of this rumor, placing Oxford-educated actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers "in line to nab" a key role, possibly as the Jedi daughter of Obi-Wan Kenobi. So far, the »
- BJSprecher Sprecher
Briefly: A Timecop remake has been in the pipeline for the past year, with Mike Richardson, founder and president of Dark Horse Comics, as exec producer. (Dark Horse published the comic that led to the original Jean-Claude Van Damme film.) Truly motivating the reboot is Marc Shmuger, who produced 2013 films We Steal Secrets: The Story of […]
The post ‘Timecop’ Remake to Be Scripted by ‘Journey 2′ Writers appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
Jean-Claude Van Damme starred in the original Timecop, which was released in 1994, centering on a law enforcement agency that regulates time travel. The actor portrayed an officer who tangles with a corrupt politician (Ron Silver), trying to use time travel to further his career. Mia Sara, Bruce McGill and Gloria Reuben co-starred in the film.
The reboot is said to be more of a "gritty and grounded" crime tale, with the sci-fi elements pushed to the background. The project has drawn comparisons to Rian Johnson's 2012 time travel feature Looper, although this reboot will be much larger in scale. The story debuted as a three-part tale in the Dark Horse Comics anthology series, which spawned the original Timecop, a short-lived 1997 Timecop TV series, »
It's been almost a year since we've heard anything on Universal's reboot of Timecop, but today screenwriters, Mark and Brian Gunn, have been hired to work on the script, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The pair are best known for writing The Rock's best film-to-date, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. They're also working on Journey 3, Monster Squad and a MacGyver movie. Seems like they are a great choice for the new Timecop as they have a lot of experience with working on other people's successful ideas. The 1994 film, starred Jean-Claude Van Damme ("Sudden Death") as a Time Enforcement Police officer. His life is dramatically altered when he gets in the way of a crooked politician (Ron Silver) with ambitious plans to use time-travel to further his political career all the way to the White House. The film was written by Mike Richardson, the founder and publisher of Dark Horse Comics. »
Universal’s Timecop reboot has found a pair of writers. Mark and Brian Gunn, who wrote the screenplay for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, have been tapped to write the script for Timecop, which is a remake of the 1994 Jean-Claude Van Damme time travel action movie. Marc Shmuger will produce the film under his Universal-based Global Produce, his shingle that was involved in making We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks and The Spectacular Now. Mike Richardson of Dark Horse, the company that published the comic the movie is based on, will serve as an executive producer. Film
- Borys Kit
A couple of weeks ago Paul Smith asked rather or not Milestone would be better off away from DC.
Last week I addressed his question—but must now admit I did so in a drugged out haze. The drugs (some legal) affected my thought process and I’m afraid what I wrote was a result of such.
Or, it was an April Fool’s gag.
Either way here’s the non-drugged (much) and/or non-gag answer.
Paul, every partner in any partnership be it personal or professional will at some time or from time to time ask if they would be better off with someone else. Its human nature at it’s most pure.
I’ve asked that question, many times.
Regardless if business or personal relationship after I ask that, I ask the following, what’s my goal?
What would the goal be in leaving DC?
- Michael Davis
Feature Ryan Lambie 26 Mar 2014 - 06:18
How could Prometheus 2 expand on its predecessor? As Fox confirms the sequel's March 2016 release date, we take a speculative look...
Nb: The following contains spoilers for Prometheus and much speculation about its sequel.
Ridley Scott's Prometheus was a film of opposites. It explored grand ideas about myths and creation, yet its setting was a desolate and largely empty planet that offered few conclusive answers. It was about alien beings blessed with godlike, unfathomable intelligence, yet the human scientists who went off to meet them were a neurotic, hapless bunch.
Reactions to Prometheus from critics and series fans were mixed, but the box office receipts piled high enough to encourage 20th Century Fox to consider a sequel. Ridley Scott and cast members Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender had been talking about the possibility of a follow-up as long ago as 2012, when the director »
The character first appeared on a sticker distributed at concerts, record stores and skate shops to promote Cosmic Debris, a clothing line founded by artist and skateboarder Rob Reger, racecar driver Matt Reed and Nathan Carrico, who designed Emily in 1991 for Santa Cruz Skateboards in Santa Cruz, California.
"...'Emily' is a young girl who lives an alternative lifestyle. She is generally opposed to violence, hatred, prejudice, and is a vegetarian. Her best friends are her cats, and they seem to be the only beings she truly trusts. She carries around a slingshot and possibly other minor weaponry within her dress pockets. She normally wears a black dress that she describes to have abnormally large pockets. She is nocturnal, »
- Michael Stevens
Week after week, the shelves of local comic book stores nationwide are packed to brim with shiny new comics. Sure you’re a smart cookie and probably have tonnes of grabs already but many books do go unnoticed and its my job to make sure you are getting your moneys worth. I could ramble on for a bit but I sincerely doubt you’re still reading this paragraph and have long since scrolled down to the good bits– So without further to do, enjoy and note this is preference, what’s exciting to me may not be exciting to you and hey friend, I’m Ok with that:
Robocop Last Stand #8
Boom!’s fantastic adaption of Frank Miller’s Robocop 3 script is wrapping up this week. Society seems to have let the ill-fated reboot slip into obscurity meaning its safe to like Robocop again. If you missed out on the series, »
- Sean Tonelli
At a recent signing at Dark Delicacies, I was able to sit down with Lance Henriksen and speak for a few moments. I thought we would be talking about his recent western/supernatural graphic novel project with Joe Maddrey entitled To Hell You Ride, but, as you'll soon encounter like I did in this multi-part interview, the conversation soon took on a life of its own. Fearnet: I hear that you and Joe Maddrey have been working on the graphic novel To Hell You Ride for a couple of years. Henriksen: Yeah. Tom Mandrake lives in New Jersey and Joe and I live out here [in California]. What started all of this is that I wrote a script 20-25 years ago called Telluride. A Western? It was this story. I was down at Comic-Con and Mike Richardson [of Dark Horse Comics] shook my hand and said, "Do you want to do a comic? I just shook your hand, »
- Del Howison
Interview Luke Savage 18 Feb 2014 - 06:30
He chopped Sean Connery's head off in Highlander. Saved the human race in Starship Troopers. And was really mean to pretty much everyone in The Shawshank Redemption. His name is Clancy Brown – Clarence J. Brown III if you want to get specific - and he is awesome.
Menacing tough guy, loveable nice guy, he's voiced a merman, Sasquatch, Lex Luthor, plus a character called Mr. Krabs. He even squared up to The Statham in last year's Homefront and lived to tell the tale.
In short, he's the best kind of supporting actor. Any film he's in gets better whenever he's on screen. That's certainly the case with Nothing Left to Fear, the film he's on the other end of a phone to promote. »
David Yates is helming the pic. Plot details are still vague but the film will be released in 3D.
A bigscreen adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ series of novels, “Tarzan” is produced by Jerry Weintraub and Alan Riche, with Mike Richardson and Yates exec producing. Numerous scribes worked on the script, including John August, Marianne Wibberley and, most recently, Adam Cozad.
Warner Bros. is already seeing this as a big summer with the untitled Superman-Batman movie set to open on May 6, 2016.
- Justin Kroll
Review James Hunt 13 Jan 2014 - 06:33
Why does Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. treat its audience as if this is the first time they've ever seen a TV show? Here's James' review...
This review contains spoilers.
1.11 The Magical Place
A TV show's hiatus period can be a unique opportunity for the people running it to take a step back, look at what might be going wrong and give it a little course correction. With a few weeks to breathe in which episodes don't need to be produced, one might seriously consider doing a retool of the format, reshuffling the regular cast, or exploding the premise and replacing it with a new one. Anything to get rid of the bad while keeping the good.
Alternatively, one could kick back, sip a glass of Christmas port and congratulate one's self in getting everything right first time. This is what those responsible for Agents of Shield »
At least that’s what Dark Horse Comics claims.
January 10, Milwaukie, Or—Before we had even taken the time to look at the Chinese zodiac calendar, we knew 2014 was shaping up to be one of the best in Dark Horse Comics’ nearly thirty-year history!
In 2013, Dark Horse saw record sales growth in every channel and received what may have been more accolades than ever for its publishing line.
As we enter 2014, we go boldly into a year that, as the Chinese foretold, was destined to be ours!
We have partnered with our good friends at Comic Book Resources to bring Dark Horse fans an early look at what the year holds in every aspect of the business, from new comic series to books and products. Today we begin a four-part interview with Dark Horse president and founder Mike Richardson.
Look for a new interview each week and exclusive announcements, »
- Brandon Johnston
When it comes to licensing, Star Wars is one of the most sought after brands out there. From toys to video games, comics to product tie-ins, Star Wars has been one of, if not the most financially lucrative film franchises of all time. When The Walt Disney Company purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, and with it, all of the rights associated with Star Wars, it was only a matter of time until Disney, who also owns Marvel Comics would take back the Star Wars comics license as well. The license has been with Dark Horse Comics for over twenty years, so while not unexpected, Disney’s announcement last week that it is moving the comics back to Marvel in 2015 is certainly big news.
“Dark Horse Comics published exceptional Star Wars comics for over 20 years, and we will always be grateful for their enormous contributions to the mythos, and the terrific partnership that we had, »
- Tony Nunes
Vice president of publishing Randy Stradley has said that, with Episode VII on the horizon, this was the best time for the company to let the property go.
"[If] Dark Horse must lose the licence, this is probably a good time for it," he wrote on Facebook.
"From my perspective, the upcoming films will mean less freedom to do what we at Dark Horse have always done best: expanding the universe. With a new film scheduled every year, and a new television series, it is likely that there will be a lot of comics pages devoted to adaptations and direct spin-off stories in support of the films and TV shows.
"That's not where my interests lie, and it has never been Dark Horse's strong suit. That would be too much like real work to me. »
Yesterday it was revealed that the Star Wars comic license was heading back to Marvel, bringing to an end over 22 years of Star Wars titles from publisher Dark Horse Comics. Following the announcement, Dark Horse founder Mike Richardson issued a statement on losing the Star Wars license, which you can read right here:
All things come to pass. So too, do all licensed deals. I am sad to report that Disney, the new owner of Lucasfilm, has notified us here at Dark Horse of their intention to move the Star Wars publishing license to another of their recent acquisitions, Marvel Comics, beginning in 2015. This will end a partnership that has lasted more than two decades.
For those who are new to the industry, Dark Horse revolutionized the treatment of comics based on films. After a history of movie properties being poorly handled with little regard for execution and continuity, Dark Horse took a new approach, »
- Gary Collinson
Dark Horse Comics has addressed its loss of the Star Wars comics license.
"All things come to pass." he wrote. "So too, do all licensed deals. I am sad to report that Disney, the new owner of Lucasfilm, has notified us here at Dark Horse of their intention to move the Star Wars publishing license to another of their recent acquisitions, Marvel Comics, beginning in 2015.
"For those who are new to the industry, Dark Horse revolutionised the treatment of comics based on films. After a history of movie properties being poorly handled with little regard for execution and continuity, Dark Horse took a new approach, carefully choosing licenses and approaching them with excitement and creative energy.
"Our goal was to create sequels and prequels to the films we loved, paying careful attention to quality and detail, »
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