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Ahead of its release this October, Marvel has revealed an early preview of issue #1 of its ‘All-New, All-Different’ series Karnak; check it out here and click any of the gallery images for larger versions…
The Flaw In All Things
“My curse is that I see the flaw in all things. Systems. Philosophies. Structures. People. Everything. Never forget who I am. I am Karnak of the Inhumans.” You may not know who Karnak is now, but you will when Warren Ellis (Moon Knight, Planetary) and Gerardo Zaffino are done with you. Phil Coulson goes to Karnak to help with a Shield case with Inhuman implications and what he’s going to find will terrify you.
Karnak #1 is out in October, priced $3.99.
- Gary Collinson
Jack Reacher 2: Cobie Smulders, who starred in the television sitcom How I Met Your Mother for years before breaking out as action hero Maria Hill in the Avengers movies, is now in early talks to join Tom Cruise in the sequel to Jack Reacher. If things work out, Smulders would play the female lead; the sequel is based on Never Go Back, the 18th novel in a long-running series by Lee Child. The movie version is scheduled for release in late 2016. [The Wrap] Red: Two movies have been inspired so far by Red, a three-issue comic book series by writer Warren Ellis and artist Cully Hamner, and now a television series from NBC is on its way. Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber, who wrote the two movies, are writing the series, which will retain the "core concept" of retired...
- Peter Martin
NBC is the network behind this idea, and they’ve got Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber - who wrote the 2010 film, and its sequel – at the helm. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian – who produced the films – are involved, too.
There’s no word yet on what the announcement of this TV series means for the rumours of a Red 3 film, but our best guess is that the TV show has taken its place, seeing as so much the behind-the-scenes talent has jumped ship to the telly realm. That’s »
Deadline has revealed that NBC is developing a small screen adaptation of Red, which is being produced by the creative team behind the 2010 movie and its 2013 sequel.
Written by Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber, who penned both movies, the small screen take on Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner’s comic book series “will retain the core concept of the films but will be set in a more grounded and authentic world, focusing on the characters’ darkly hilarious struggles to survive civilian life as they simultaneously fight for and against the very organization that threw them out.”
Red tells the story of a group of former CIA agents designated ‘Retired Extremely Dangerous’, who are forced back into action after an assassination attempt.
Lionsgate TV is producing the series, alongside Di Bonaventura Pictures Television.
- Gary Collinson
Before long, ever movie will become a TV show in the future. It's certainly not a new idea, as many movies have gotten the TV adaptation treatment. But over the past year, each network has ramped up this idea, abandoning new ideas to instead focus on series that already have a built in audience and title recognition. The latest movie series to head to the small screen is Red, which debuted in 2010 and was followed by a sequel in 2013. NBC is behind this new iteration, though it's not known if Summit Entertainment has now abandoned the idea of another big screen sequel.
NBC is developing the Red TV series as an hourlong action drama that will be directly based on the feature film franchise. The small screen version is coming from the big screen series' creative team. Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber, the duo behind both the Red and Red 2 screenplay, »
NBC has announced plans to develop "Red," an hourlong TV series based on the film franchise.
The franchise's writers Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber along with producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are re-teaming for the small screen version which Lionsgate TV and Di Bonaventura Pictures Television would produce.
Released in 2010 and 2013, the action comedies are inspired by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner's limited comic book series of the same name which followed a group of REDs (Retired Extremely Dangerous operatives) who return to action after the CIA sends assassins after one of them.
The TV series version will keep the core concept of the films along with the darkly comedic tone, but set it in a more grounded and believable world.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Documentarian Amy Berg has, over the course of her career, shown a willingness to tackle difficult subjects in her films, making her debut with the 2006 documentary Deliver Us from Evil, which examined child abuse within the Catholic Church, and subsequently tackling the case of the West Memphis Three, as well as sexual abuse in the film industry. Her newest documentary is poised to once again delve into a difficult subject, as it looks into the Fundamentalist Church of the Latter Day Saints, and its leader Warren Jeffs. The synopsis is as follows.
When Warren Jeffs rose to Prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints, he took control of a religion with a history of polygamous and underage marriage. In a short time, Warren managed to expand these practices and the power of his position in unprecedented ways. He bridged the gap between sister wives and ecclesiastically rape, befuddling »
- Deepayan Sengupta
We asked our writers to recommend graphic novels that deserved more fanfare, and here's what they chose...
Geek tastes running tall and wide, when we asked our writers to recommend favourite books that they felt hadn't received the levels of popularity or public recognition they deserved, in came a heap of suggestions. Too many for one piece, hence us dividing the entries into four separate lists: adult sci-fi, fantasy and horror fiction; graphic novels; children's/Ya fiction; and non-fiction.
We'll let you use the power of your eyeballs to see which one of those lists you're currently reading. And in the spirit of the piece, hope you'll join in by providing your own suggestions to keep the recommendations coming in the comments section. Sharing: it's what makes geek communities great.
Nextwave: Agents Of H.A.T.E – Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen
Written as a reaction to Ellis’ "widescreen" storytelling in The Authority, »
Android sci-fi flick The Machine is becoming a TV show at Universal, as are two more comics - El Pantera and Kill Shakespeare...
Universal Cable Productions' push into geeky genres was already massive (see: their alliance with Dark Horse Comics, for a start), and now it’s got even bigger. Reports yesterday from Comic-Con enlightened us about three new geek-friendly properties on Universal’s TV slate.
First up – The Machine. The low-budget British sci-fi film from writer-director Caradog James, which starred Caity Lotz, will be adapted into a television series for Syfy. As The Hollywood Reporter puts it, The Machine ‘follows a brilliant computer programmer, desperate to save his terminally ill daughter, who creates the first-ever piece of self-aware artificial intelligence. But things go terribly wrong with the technology.’
(If you haven't seen The Machine yet, it's extremely good and well worth tracking down.)
Secondly, popular 1970s Mexican comic »
Earlier this week Universal Cable Productions announced that it had reached a deal with Dark Horse to adapt the comic book series The Umbrella Academy, Harrow County, Concrete and Back-Up for the small screen, and now it has been announced that Ucp has acquired three more properties in the British sci-fi The Machine, Idw Publishing’s Kill Shakespeare and the 1970s Mexican comic book and TV show El Pantera.
The Machine TV series will be written by Caradog James (Little White Lies), with John Giwa-Amu (The Silent Storm) producing. The story follows a brilliant computer programmer, desperate to save his terminally ill daughter, who creates the first-ever piece of self-aware artificial intelligence. But things go terribly wrong when the technology, designed to help injured soldiers, is hijacked by the government and used to create the ultimate robotic weapon.
Based on the popular 1970s Mexican comic book and hit Spanish language TV series adapted by Televisa, »
- Gary Collinson
Universal Cable Productions has announced several new projects for its genre development slate, one of which being an adaptation of the 1970s Mexican comic "El Pantera" which Warren Ellis will pen and Gale Anne Hurd will executive produce.
The vigilante crime drama is set on the U.S.-Mexico border and follows a young and newly appointed head of police and his friend as they create an alter ego to rid the city of the Mexican mob.
Also in the works is a Syfy series adaptation of British cult film "The Machine". That film follows a brilliant computer programmer who creates the first-ever piece of self-aware artificial intelligence in a desperate attempt to save his sick daughter - things go awry when the Government get involved. Caradog James, who wrote and directed the film, will pen the TV adaptation.
Finally there's "Kill Shakespeare" which sees the playwright's most famous tragic hero characters (Hamlet, »
- Garth Franklin
With Comic-Con happening this week, there are naturally even more genre projects being touted than normal – and that’s saying something, given how comic books and sci-fi are so dominant at the moment. There are a couple of new ones to report on: 2014’s techno-thriller The Machine is being developed as a TV series and award-wining graphic novel scribe Warren Ellis is adapting Mexican comic El Pantera for Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd.It’s all part of a big announcement from Universal Cable Productions, which has been rounding up more titles to turn into TV series. The Machine will find the movie’s writer/director Caradog W. James working on turning the film’s concept about a scientist working on artificial intelligence to help injured soldiers and his own daughter that is co-opted by the military in the search for a new type of killing machine into a show that can span seasons. »
From zombies to demons to superheroes and beyond, Image Comics will have something for everyone at this week's Comic-Con, and their full Sdcc schedule with complete details has now been revealed.
Press Release: "Image Comics (booth #2729) is pleased to be at San Diego Comic-Con this year from Wednesday, July 8 through Sunday, July 12.
Variants Sold At The Image Booth (booth #2729):
Chew #50 by John Layman & Rob Guillory, $10 Injection #3 by Warren Ellis & Declan Shalvey, $10 Mythic #2 by Phil Hester & John McCrea, cover art by Sean Gordon Murphy, $10 Shutter #13 by Joe Keatinge & Leila del Duca, cover art by Jonathan Hickman, $10 Starve #2 by Brian Wood & Danijel Zezelj, $10 Wytches by Scott Snyder & Jock, $35 They're Not Like Us, Vol. 1 by Eric Stephenson & Simon Gane, $20 Nowhere Men, Vol. 1 by Eric Stephenson & Nate Bellegarde, $9.99 Nowhere Men, Vol.1 Tp (Red) by Eric Stephenson & Nate Bellegarde, $9.99 Nowhere Men Shirt Teal, W/M Xs-xxl, $20 Nowhere Men Shirt Red, W/M Xs-xxl, »
- Derek Anderson
Just in time for Comic-Con, Universal Cable Productions has announced that several new projects have been added to its genre development slate.
These include an adaptation of the 1970s Mexican comic and Televisa’s Spanish-language TV series “El Pantera.” It will be penned by graphic novelist Warren Ellis and exec produced by “Walking Dead’s” Gale Anne Hurd through the overall deal Ucp has with her Valhalla Entertainment shingle.
The subject is a topical one. A vigilante crime drama set on the U.S.-Mexico border, it follows a young, newly appointed head of police and his friend as they create an alter ego to rid the city of the Mexican mob. Televisa USA will co-produce with Ucp.
Ucp is also adapting the British cult film “The Machine” into a scripted series for Syfy. The story starts with a brilliant computer programmer who creates the first-ever piece of self-aware artificial »
- Whitney Friedlander
Universal Cable Productions has unveiled several new deals to grow its genre library, with the lynchpin of the new projects a deal with graphic novel biggie Warren Ellis to adapt the 1970s Mexican comic book El Pantera. The project has Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment aboard to produce and Telvisa USA, which produces the Spanish-language version of the series, co-producing with Ucp. El Pantera is a vigilante crime drama set in a fictional… »
Back in October Dynamite Entertainment announced that it would be launching a new ongoing James Bond comic book, and now Cbr has revealed that the publisher has enlisted Warren Ellis (Moon Knight) and Jason Masters (Wolverines) as the creative team for James Bond 007.
“Ian Fleming’s James Bond is an icon, and it’s a delight to tell visual narratives with the original, brutal, damaged Bond of the books,” states Ellis.
James Bond 007 is set to launch in November to coincide with the worldwide release of Spectre. The first story arc will be titled ‘Vargr’, and here’s the official description:
“James Bond returns to London after a mission of vengeance in Helsinki, to take up the workload of a fallen 00 agent… but something evil is moving through the back streets of the city, and sinister plans are being laid for Bond in Berlin.”
- Gary Collinson
Dynamite Entertainment’s James Bond: 007 comic book series has a lead writer, and the choice is quite a heavyweight.
Warren Ellis – known for challenging works such as Transmetropolitan – is the man to take Ian Fleming‘s ageless superspy into the inksphere, alongside artist Jason Masters. The news has been announced in the run up to San Diego Comic-Con, which kicks off Thursday.
The title of the first story will be Vargr, a six-part adventure that sees a youthful Bond take on a leftover mission after an agent buys it in the field. While this is far from the first incarnation of 007 in comics, the reputation of Dynamite as an indie publisher, combined with Ellis’s maverick talent, suggests this isn’t going to be a run-of-the-mill assignment.
Company CEO Nick Barrucci is excited about the signing:
I can’t express how excited we are that Warren is tackling the ongoing series. »
- Steve Palace
"Transmetropolitan" creator Warren Ellis has been set to pen the opening story in Dynamite Entertainment's ongoing and official James Bond comic series.
The comic will include a mix and mash of three different kinds of stories. The first will be set in the present day and will be written by Ellis who will be joined by former Wolverines and Batwoman artist Jason Masters.
The second will be adaptations of the original Fleming novels from a variety of creative teams. The third will be what the project was originally announced to be - an 'origin' tale. Each of the three kinds will be written in the context of their original time periods.
Ellis' first story is "Vargr," a comic in which Bond returns to London to pick up a case being followed by a fallen 00 Agent. Ellis has previously expressed interest in exploring the damaged side of Bond covered in the »
- Garth Franklin
Warren Ellis has been announced as the writer of a new, ongoing James Bond comic book series.
A work of its kind featuring the MI6 agent hasn't been released in over two decades.
The Dynamite story will debut November 2015 with artwork by Ellis's long-time collaborator Jason Masters of Batman Incorporated and Guardians of the Galaxy.
The comic has been made possible thanks to a new agreement between Dynamite and Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.
The first six-issue story arc in the series is called 'Vargr' and will feature Bond returning to London after a vengeful mission in Helsinki.
Once back in the capital he picks up the cases of a dead 00 Section agent but it seems a trap is being set for Bond in Berlin.
Speaking of his new role, Ellis said: "Ian Fleming's James Bond is an icon, and it's a delight to tell visual narratives with the original, »
Image Comics has unveiled a slew of new creator-owned titles today at Image Expo, and we’ve got the full details for you right here…
In this new direction for Invincible, Mark suddenly finds himself without powers. Back home… but aware of everything he’s lived through. What does he change, who can he save… and how will he deal with his father now that he knows what’s coming?
The Invincible reboot will begin with issue #124 and is set to launch on October 21 and will retain the same creative team with The Walking Dead writer Robert Kirkman and art by Ryan Ottley, Cliff Rathburn, and Jean-Francois Beaulieu.
Codename Baboushka: The Conclave Of Death
- Gary Collinson
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