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‘Supreme: Blue Rose’ #1-a Good Opening

28 July 2014 6:14 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Supreme: Blue Rose

Written by Warren Ellis

Art by Tula Lotay

Published by Image Comics

Supreme is a long-running and infrequently reprinted Image comic created by Rob Liefeld and with an acclaimed run by Alan Moore that has now been revived by Warren Ellis. For those who haven’t read it, it was sort of a take on Superman. Supreme’s revival is almost more of a reimagining to help familiarize new readers with an old premise. Warren Ellis’ writing style and Tula Lotay have given this well-regarded series a fresh new face and an interesting, dream-like feel to it.

Diana Dane is having a dream in what may be the afterlife or some pit stop on the way back from reincarnation. She discusses life and before she wakes up, she is warned not to trust Darius Dax. The catch is, she’s unemployed in New York City and Darius »

- Zeb Larson

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San Diego Comic Con 2014: Top 5 Image Announcements

28 July 2014 10:37 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

On the “Zero Day” of this year’s San Diego Comic Con, Image held a mini-Expo and announced a dozen new titles from creators, both popular or relatively unknown , including some new to writing or drawing for Image. These comics show that Image is the place where creators can roam free and write and draw crazy and interesting stories in a variety of genres. This freedom paid off big time as Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ sci-fi love story Saga continued to dominate the Eisner Awards. Part of Image’s commercial success is due to Robert Kirkman, especially The Walking Dead and the popular AMC television series it spawned. San Diego Comic Con showed that his comics have cross-media potential even before the first trade of a comic he is writing comes out.

1. Robert Kirkman’s Outcast Gets a Pilot

Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta’s Outcast #1 sold out its initial print run, »

- Logan Dalton

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Trailer for ’20,000 Days on Earth’, a unique portrait of Nick Cave

25 July 2014 6:23 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Seemingly a little closer in spirit to I’m Not There than, say, Justin Bieber doc Never Say Never, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s 20,000 Days on Earth is an apparently “hard to classify” documentary-fiction hybrid about Nick Cave, the Australian rock musician and songwriter who has also dabbled in acting (Ghosts of the Civil Dead…), novels (And the Ass Saw the Angel, The Death of Bunny Munro), film scores (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), and screenwriting (The Proposition, Lawless).

Exploring Cave as both “man and myth”, the docudrama depicts 24 fictitious hours in his life, with appearances by collaborators like Warren Ellis and Kylie Minogue. You can watch the first trailer for 20,000 Days on Earth below.


The post Trailer for ’20,000 Days on Earth’, a unique portrait of Nick Cave appeared first on Sound On Sight. »

- Josh Slater-Williams

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[Comic Execution] 7/25 – Trees, Flinch, Abcs Of The Dead

25 July 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

So where have I been for nearly a month?

I was in Boulder, Colorado, USA. And before you make the inevitable joke, No. I was there for a wedding. And every moment Not dedicated to that wedding was spent either hiking in the mountains or drinking at a brewery. It was glorious.

Boulder, though, is not my town. That place, frankly, can’t handle me. A relative and I were strolling down Boulder’s “Main Street,” when I casually dropped the F-bomb. Admittedly, I didn’t pull my punch and I’m fully aware of how my voice broadcasts, often unintentionally. But the simultaneous attention of no less than 4 individuals who all seemed at least startled by my expletive definitely did not justify the rather mild delivery of said swear word. I double-checked; there were no children nearby upon whose behalf these people could be appalled for by my obscenity. »

- Chris Melkus

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TV versions of Night Mary, Five Ghosts, & untitled Warren Ellis series announced

24 July 2014 12:44 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

TV versions of Five Ghosts, Night Mary, and Warren Ellis' first original TV series? Where do we sign?


San Diego Comic-Con now in full swing, Universal has announced a host of new in-development comic-to-tv adaptations, including an as-yet untitled collaboration between Warren Ellis and Gale Anne Hurd's production company.

First up is a TV version of Frank Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham's Five Ghosts, a 1930s-set adventure story about a treasure hunter with the titular number of spectres living inside him. The twist (as if that premise needs more) is that said ghosts are literary phantoms Merlin, Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes, Musashi and Dracula, all of whose abilities the hunter can dip into as necessary. Sounds pretty exciting, huh? Ucp agrees, and has optioned the TV rights to the series. The headache of portraying all that on the screen belongs to pilot writer Evan Daugherty (Snow White And The Huntsman »

- louisamellor

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12 Image Expo Announcements & The Wicked + The Divine #3 Early Artwork

23 July 2014 6:39 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Image Comics unveiled 12 projects during San Diego Comic Con International’s preview night.  “Each and every year, it is our goal to grow the comics marketplace with new creativity, and this current slate of talent is intent on doing exactly that,” stated Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “It’s nothing short of thrilling to be involved with so much unique and inventive talent, and I couldn’t be more proud of the work these amazing men and women are developing as we finish out this year and head into the next.

Tokyo Ghost by Rick Remender and Sean Gordon Murphy

Tokyo Ghost welcomes readers to the isles of New Los Angeles, 2189. Humanity has become nothing more than a sea of consumers, ravenous and starving wolves, sick from toxic contamination, who have to borrow, beg, and steal for the funds to buy, buy, buy their next digital fix. Getting a thrill, »

- Trevor Hogg

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#SDCC14: Ucp Announces Deal with Warren Ellis/Gale Anne Hurd; Night Mary and Five Ghosts Heading to TV

23 July 2014 11:35 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

As Comic-Con 2014 kicks off in San Diego, Universal Cable Productions (Ucp) announces three new deals that will bolster Ucp’s genre library and are sure to generate excitement among both comic book and horror enthusiasts. Read on for the details!

From the Press Release:

Ucp has signed award-winning graphic novel writer Warren Ellis (New York Times best-seller Gun Machine and Iron Man: Extremis, the Marvel Comics graphic novel and basis for Iron Man 3) to develop Ellis’ first original TV series in collaboration with Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment (“The Walking Dead,” Terminator).

Additionally, Ucp and Idw Entertainment have optioned the horror comic book Night Mary with the intent to co-develop it as a live action TV series. Ucp has also optioned the Kickstarter-funded breakout hit Five Ghosts, written by Frank Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham, from Black Mask Studios to develop it as an original TV series.

“We love genre at Ucp, »

- Debi Moore

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Ucp and ‘Walking Dead's’ Gale Ann Hurd Developing Warren Ellis TV Series

23 July 2014 11:32 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

United Cable Productions and “The Walking Dead” executive producer Gale Ann Hurd's Valhalla Entertainment have teamed up to develop New York Times best-seller “Gun Machine” and “Iron Man: Extremis” writer Warren Ellis’ first television series. Additionally, Ucp has partnered with Idw Entertainment to option and develop a TV series from horror comic book “Night Mary.” Ucp also plans to develop comic-book series “Five Ghosts,” which was funded via Kickstarter, into a TV series. “We love genre at Ucp and thankfully so do audiences. We've made it a priority to seek out great properties that will attract equally great creators to adapt. »

- Jethro Nededog

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Comic-Con: Universal Bringing Night Mary, Five Ghosts and Original Warren Ellis Project to TV

23 July 2014 11:27 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Universal Cable Productions has revealed today that they've partnering up with Idw Entertainment to bring the comics Night Mary and Five Ghosts to television. In addition, they've signed award-winning writer Warren Ellis to develop his first original TV project with Gale Anne Hurd and Valhalla Entertainment of "The Walking Dead." You can read the full press release on the announcement below. »

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‘Trees’ #3- Series seems to be going nowhere

23 July 2014 4:23 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Trees #3

Written by Warren Ellis

Art by Jason Howard

Published by Image Comics

Trees might finally be starting to go in a specific direction, but it’s continuing to do so very, very slowly. This comic is not heavy on action, or even particularly interesting dialogue. If you’re looking for a one-sentence summary, it would be something along the lines of “A young woman follows an old man around town, and a woman tells her artistic neighbor to get out more.”

This issue is the first to not introduce any new characters and instead focuses on just three people: Chenglei, Eligia, and the old man in Italy. Eligia spends most of this issue trying to figure out who the old man is and mocks her boyfriend’s fascist gang. We learn that he is a professor from the University of Milan as he buys an edition of On The »

- Zeb Larson

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20,000 Days On Earth Trailer: New Docudrama Goes inside the Life of Musician Nick Cave

15 July 2014 8:16 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Drafthouse Films has released the 20,000 Days on Earth trailer online.  The docudrama goes inside the life of musician Nick Cave.  Personally, I'm only familiar with Cave's work from his amazing score for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (which he composed with Warren Ellis, who also appears in 20,000 Days on Earth) and his screenwriting (he wrote the screenplay for The Proposition, Lawless, and the unmade, completely batshit/brilliant Gladiator 2).  I stayed away from this film at Sundance because I thought it could only be appreciated by Cave's diehard fans, but this trailer makes it look like the movie reaches for ideas that anyone can appreciate regardless of their familiarity with the musician. Hit the jump to check out the 20,000 Days on Earth trailer.  The film opens in select theaters on September 17th. Click over to Apple to see the trailer in HD. Here's official synopsis for »

- Matt Goldberg

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Nick Cave's 20,000 Days on Earth releases first trailer

14 July 2014 8:21 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Nick Cave has released the first trailer for his docudrama 20,000 Days on Earth.

Kylie Minogue cameos in the teaser for the film, which blends the reality of the musician's life with elements of fiction.

Ray Winstone and musician Warren Ellis are among Cave's other friends and collaborators that appear in the film.

"Nick would have never gone for a straightforward rock-doc," co-director Iain Forsyth told the New York Times in a recent interview.

"We decided to go in a direction that combined reality with fantasy as seamlessly as possible - which, if you think about it, isn't too far from the transaction between a rock star and his fans. People want desperately to enter the world Nick creates in his songs.

"You can look around when the Bad Seeds are playing and see precisely which version of Nick - the junkie, the outlaw, the lover - each person in the crowd wants to be. »

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Watch: First Trailer For Nick Cave Docudrama '20,000 Days On Earth'

14 July 2014 7:26 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

“Nick would have never gone for a straightforward rock-doc,” co-director Iain Forsyth told The New York Times about the docudrama "20,000 Days On Earth." “We decided to go in a direction that combined reality with fantasy as seamlessly as possible — which, if you think about it, isn’t too far from the transaction between a rock star and his fans. People want desperately to enter the world Nick creates in his songs. You can look around when the Bad Seeds are playing and see precisely which version of Nick — the junkie, the outlaw, the lover — each person in the crowd wants to be.” And it's those many personas that be playfully addressed in the film, which follows a fictional Cave over the course of 24 hours, and will see him roll with pals like Ray Winstone and Kylie Minogue. The movie examines his songwriting process, live show performances, friendship with longtime collaborator Warren Ellis, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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20,000 Days on Earth: watch the exclusive trailer for the film that chases the myth of Nick Cave - video

14 July 2014 5:47 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard's impressionistic take on the character of "Nick Cave" uses elements of documentary and drama to bring us a day in the life of the Bad Seeds frontman. Their film, which won directing and editing awards at the Sundance film festival, features appearances from Kylie Minogue, Ray Winstone and Cave's bandmate Warren Ellis. It's released in the UK on 19 September

The making of 20,000 Days on Earth Continue reading »

- Guardian Staff

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Barbican to host Nick Cave event

10 July 2014 5:13 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Preview of 20,000 Days on Earth to be broadcast live with Nick Cave and special guests.

London’s Barbican Hall has been selected to host a live satellite broadcast of Nick Cave documentary 20,000 Days on Earth to 150 UK cinemas on September 17.

The gala preview will be followed by an hour-long event, set to include a live performance from Nick Cave, Warren Ellis and Barry Adamson and a Q&A with the creative team behind the film including directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard as well as special guests.

Picturehouse Entertainment will release 20,000 Days on Earth on September 19 in cinemas across the UK and Ireland.

Speaking of the event, Picturehouse Entertainment’s director of programming acquisitions Clare Binns said: “Picturehouse Entertainment continues to spearhead innovative and unconventional release strategies designed to maximise their films’ ability to reach the widest possible audience.”

The film received its world premiere at Sundance and Berlin earlier this year, winning the Sundance »

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Watch This: 'Shadows In The Valley' - A Tribute to Dp Roger Deakins

2 July 2014 8:52 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

One of the real masters of modern cinematography is Roger Deakins, a British cinematographer who has been nominated a whopping 11 times for the Best Cinematography Oscar, yet hasn't won one yet. Every year he always seems to end up a talking point during the awards season, because every year he continues to turn out amazing work. Plot Point Productions has decide to pay tribute to Roger Deakins in a video they've just released called "Deakins: Shadows In The Valley", a five-minute montage of some of his best shots and visual techniques. From Skyfall to The Assassination of Jesse James to Fargo to Prisoners to True Grit, his work is always astounding to see, and this video beautifully highlights some of his finest work so far. Enjoy. That wonderful music is from The Assassination of Jesse James, the track "Song for Bob" by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. For more, see Plot Point's Vimeo page. »

- Alex Billington

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Watch: 5-Minute Tribute To Cinematographer Roger Deakins, 'Shadows In The Valley'

2 July 2014 8:09 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The CV of filmmakers cinematographer Roger Deakins has amassed speaks for itself, with the Coen Brothers, Andrew Dominik, Martin Scorsese, Sam MendesRon HowardEdward ZwickNorman JewisonM. Night ShyamalanPaul HaggisJohn Sayles and David Mamet all utilizing his exceptional talents behind the camera. And certainly we're big fans. Deakins provided our "Best Shot Of The Year" from Denis Villeneuve's "Prisoners" (and he'll be reteaming with the director on "Sicario"), and we took the time to highlight his 5 Best Films. And today we have another way to appreciate the cinematographer. A five-minute tribute, "Shadows In The Valley," has emerged online and it's an evocative summary of Deakins' work. Utilizing Nick Cave and Warren Ellis' "Song For Bob" from "The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford" (which is featured), the video runs through sixteen of Deakins' »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Zero Gravity Management Signs Comics Publisher Caliber Entertainment

27 June 2014 7:28 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

As prolific 1990s-era comics publisher Caliber Comics mounts its comeback 14 years after it stopped the presses, the comics and graphic novel shingle and its parent company Caliber Entertainment have signed with Zero Gravity Management. Caliber was revived earlier this year under CEO Gary Reed, kicking back into gear after publishing more than 1,300 titles including works from the likes of Brian Bendis, Alan Moore, Warren Ellis, and Ed Brubaker. Zero Gravity will rep Caliber’s library of IP for development across all multimedia platforms in a fertile time for the comics-to-screen business. “We have seen the rapid expansion of original […] »

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[Comic Execution] 6/27 – Trees, Mars Attacks: First Born, Nightbreed

27 June 2014 7:10 AM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

I Screwed Up.

Thanks to the kindly efforts of Mars Attacks: First Born author Chris Ryall, I’ve become aware that Comixology has been unintentionally misleading me. Really, if anything, I’ve been misleading myself but I refuse to take All the blame because, well, who actually does that, ever? Regardless, it turns out I’ve been sorely mistaken on the page count for several comics, including Mars Attacks: First Born, because two-page spreads are only counted as single pages in Comixology’s reader. As a result, the previous issue of Mars Attacks: First Born was actually a perfectly fine 21 pages and not a mere 20, as I said in my review. I didn’t discover this until after I’d already written this week’s review of Mars Attacks: First Born but in the interest of transparency, I left in my comments about the page count.

The worst part is »

- Chris Melkus

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‘Trees’ #2 – an interesting issue that lacks direction

23 June 2014 4:35 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Trees #2

Written by Warren Ellis

Art by Jason Howard

Published by Image Comics

It’s hard to know what to make of this series. On the one hand, this issue has a lot more going on in terms of dialogue and exposition, and the premise of human life going on around the extraterrestrial is interesting.. On the other hand, there still isn’t much action happening in this book. Perhaps Warren Ellis is simply planning a slow-burn comic book that will eventually explode, or perhaps he wants to tell a story at an unusual pace. The book is offering tantalizing ideas of stories to tell, but at the moment, they’re nothing but glimpses of things that could happen.

Most of the issue focuses on the research group in Svalbard. One of the researchers, Marsh, has taken notice of the unusual black poppies growing on their research drone. He points »

- Zeb Larson

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