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Written and directed by Bornila Chatterjee, the UK-India co-production is a contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, with the play’s themes of corruption, greed and revenge updated for a global audience.
Shah is known to international audiences for his roles in Monsoon Wedding and The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, while Chopra previously starred in Toronto title Qissa: The Tale Of A Lonely Ghost.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Liz Shackleton)
Written by Serge Lehman, Fabrice Colin | Art by Gess | Published by Titan Comics
While not a complete success, the first issue of this series last month was interesting enough to make me want to come back again. It was easy to see the influences of Mike Mignola and Alan Moore, especially through books like B.P.R.D and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and of tributes to various Golden Age characters. I counted Superman, Doc Savage, and The Shadow specifically (though here called Steele, Professor Iron, and The Hidden), though there were plenty or other archetypes like mad scientists, speedsters etc. It had a fun, retro feel to it that I really liked.
To quickly recap, this all takes place in an alt-Earth in the 1930′s, where the chemical warfare of the First World War had led to the creation of super humans, some good and some bad. The »
- Dean Fuller
Legendary comic book writer Alan Moore has announced that he is retiring from the medium, with the creator of such classics as Watchmen, V for Vendetta, From Hell and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen revealing during a press conference for his new novel Jerusalem that he feels he’s accomplished all he can with comics and wants to explore other areas.
“There are a couple of issues of an Avatar [Press] book that I am doing at the moment, part of the Hp Lovecraft work I’ve been working on recently,” said Moore (via The Guardian) “Me and Kevin will be finishing Cinema Purgatorio and we’ve got about one more book, a final book of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen to complete. After that, although I may do the odd little comics piece at some point in the future, I am pretty much done with comics. I think I have done enough for comics. »
- Gary Collinson
After too many fits and starts to count, The Crow remake is finally back on, with production slated to start in January 2017. The Wrap is reporting that the reboot of the 1994 movie, which starred Brandon Lee as the title character, will get underway early next year. The film will be directed by Corin Hardy (The Hallow). Of course, the lingering item is who will play Eric Draven/The Crow. The man of the moment, Jason Momoa, seems to be the leading contender according to any number of outlets -- and maybe even Momoa himself. In a recent entry on Instagram, Momoa posted a picture of him drinking a Guinness alongside Hardy (when doesn’t Momoa drink a Guinness?). It’s accompanied by Momoa writing, “The only way to officially seal the deal as men Is a pint of black beauty.” When it came out in 1994, The Crow grossed over $50 million (unadjusted) on a $23 million budget. »
- David Eckstein
“Who watches the Watchmen?” It was 30 years ago that the comic that would change comics first hit shelves. Watchmen issue #1 had a cover date of September 1986 and got unboxed in a lot of stores in late August that year. The Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons limited series, which ran for 12 issues, deconstructed and reinterpreted the superhero genre and also proved to a wider audience that comics aren’t just for kids. Now Watchmen is taught in college courses. Watchmen demonstrated the power of the medium of comics. In Art of the Comic Book: An Aesthetic History, Robert Harvey wrote that Moore and Gibbons “had demonstrated as never before the capacity of the medium to tell a sophisticated story that could be engineered only in comics.” Watchmen was in good company in 1986 — it was also the year Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and Maus debuted. After several attempts to adapt Watchmen to film, »
- Emily Rome
In the works forever, the reboot of “The Crow” has gone through many incarnations (at one time, Stephen Norrington of “The League Of Extraordinary Gentleman” infamy was going to direct) and bumps in the road, including a potential shoot last year with Jack Huston and Andrea Riseborough attached to star, that fell apart after Relativity Studios faced legal […]
The post Jason Momoa Flies To Lead Role In ‘The Crow’ appeared first on The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Friday is Packed with plenty of appealing panels and special events for horror fans, including AMC's Hall H panels for The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead, and Preacher, as well as panels for Bates Motel, the Resident Evil video game franchise, Scream Factory, a screening of The Exorcist's first episode, and more:
From San Diego Comic-Con: "Resident Evil
Friday July 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Two decades have passed since survival horror fans first opened the ominous doors to the zombie-filled mansion. Celebrate this milestone for the iconic survival horror series by hearing from the team at Capcom on what's in store for Resident Evil fans this year.
Friday July 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Lorenzo James Henrie, Mercedes Mason, and Colman Domingo join executive producer and showrunner Dave Erickson, executive producer Robert Kirkman, »
- Derek Anderson
“Prison Break” and “24: Legacy” will make their revamped Comic-Con debuts this summer.
The two hotly-anticipated series are part of 20th Century Fox Television’s lineup at the annual summer mega-fest. The studio announced their entire Comic-Con programming slate on Monday, which includes events for 13 shows.
“Son of Zorn,” Jason Sudeikis’ animated-hybrid comedy, will make its Con debut. The full cast and crew of “Bones” will gather one final time at the convention, before the series signs off. 20th is also sending the teams behind animated favorites “American Dad,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy,” plus “Scream Queens,” “Last Man on Earth” and “Salem.” As for new projects premiering in 2016-2017, the studio is sending “The Exorcist” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” to Comic-Con.
Aside from panels and screenings for the 13 shows above, the studio will host its stars and producers on their two-story Fox booth on the convention room floor for autograph signings »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
As a writer, I love Alan Moore. He is, without question, one of the most talented writers to ever grace the la bande dessinée. Like many geniuses, there’s a higher amount of crazy per square inch than most people. Whenever I see a comic or graphic novel with Alan Moore’s name on it, I get excited by the prospect of a new story from a prolific talent. But when I see an article or interview with Alan Moore’s name on it, I cringe at the prospect of another cringe inspiring sound bite that is sure to snowball into headline grabbing articles across the web.
At some point Alan Moore became the comic book equivalent of the Old Man on his front porch shaking his fist at the machinations of the ever evolving comic industry. Railing against »
- Anghus Houvouras
"V for Vendetta" has only come to look more prophetic in the decade since its release on March 17, 2006.
The adaptation of the Alan Moore/David Lloyd graphic novel, starring Hugo Weaving and Natalie Portman as a vengeful anarchist and his protege fighting a fascist government in a near-future England, proved to be the biggest critical and commercial success for producers the Wachowskis since "The Matrix." It also popularized the Guy Fawkes mask that has been a favorite of real-life protesters worldwide.
As iconic as the movie became, "Vendetta" ran into numerous obstacles during its production -- and many controversies upon its release. Here are ten things you need to know about the fan-favorite.
1. After making three "Matrix" movies, Andy and Larry Wachowski (now Lilly and Lana, respectively) dusted off a screenplay for "Vendetta" they'd written years earlier, before they had the clout to make it. Wanting a break from directing, »
- Gary Susman
10 items from 2016
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