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Ricky Gervais Shoots Channel 4 TV Pilot For Derek Noakes Sitcom

28 November 2011 7:09 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Update: Gervais mentioned this very article on his blog yesterday and has noted some of the stuff I have wrote isn’t entirely accurate. I’ve since been emailed elsewhere that Stephen Merchant appeared on Something For The Weekend on Sunday and said that he was not involved with the new sitcom. So just like The Invention of Lying, this is Gervais without his right hand man.

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have shot a t.v. pilot for a new Channel 4 sitcom called Derek that will be based on the pre-Office Gervias sketch show character Derek Noakes. When initially conceived, Noakes was a middle-aged, mentally challenged man-child who lives with his Nan, is obsessed about collecting animals and has aspirations to become a stand-up comedian, despite not being particularly self-aware or funny.

As you can see from the over a decade old video of a Noakes sketch below, »

- Matt Holmes

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Alan Moore – meet the man behind the protest mask

26 November 2011 4:07 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

From Wall St to Athens and Occupy sit-ins worldwide, protesters are wearing masks inspired by V for Vendetta. Here, its author discusses why his avenging hero has such potency today

The comic-book writer Alan Moore is not usually surprised when his creations find a life for themselves away from the printed page. Strips he penned in the 1980s and 90s have been fed through the Hollywood patty-maker, never to his great satisfaction, resulting in both critical hits and terrible flops; fads for T-shirts, badges and shouted slogans have emerged from characters and conceits he has dreamed up for titles such as Watchmen and From Hell. "I suppose I've gotten used to the fact," says the 58-year-old, "that some of my fictions percolate out into the material world."

But Moore has been caught off-guard in recent years, and particularly in 2011, by the inescapable presence of a certain mask being worn at protests around the world. »

- Tom Lamont

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Concept Art Reveals What Bradley Cooper Could Have Looked Like In Relativity’s Reboot of The Crow

16 November 2011 8:00 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Back in August, we brought you the news when Bradley Cooper (The Words) bailed on Relativity Media‘s proposed reboot of The Crow, which we are relatively sure had nothing to do with Cooper joining the cast of the original Crow director Alex Proyas‘ forthcoming film Paradise Lost.

Then in October, we brought you the news when director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later, Intruders) who was slated to start shooting the remake early next year departed the project, just six months after the first director Stephen Norrington (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) bailed on the project.

Now, Bloody-Disgusting has gotten their hands on a few pieces of concept art. These early production sketches by Diego Latorre give us a look at what might have hit the screen. Check it out below.

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Wow, Bradley Cooper seems to have dodged a bullet. Don’t get me wrong, I totally dig Latorre’s »

- Jason Moore

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Alan Moore vs. DC Comics: The Story Behind The “Unpleasantness”

6 November 2011 6:30 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

In the 1980′s Alan Moore was one of DC Comics most important writers, crafting immensely interesting and enduring takes on Superman and Batman, reviving the character of Swamp Thing (helping to create the character of John Constantine), and writing what is considered to be the greatest graphic novel of all time, Watchmen. So why in 1989 just after the release of his follow up series, V for Vendetta, did Moore leave the company and has been on bad terms with them since? Sadly it’s because of that age old problem: money.

Back then, DC had a pretty standard contract for their talent, one that stated DC owned the rights to a comic just as long as they used the characters in some form, usually by printing new edition of a book. If in one year the characters weren’t used, the rights would revert back to Moore and artist Dave Gibbons. »

- Tom White

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Actor Jason Flemyng On An X-Men: First Class Sequel And The Bad Blood Between Sean Connery And Director Stephen Norrington

1 November 2011 9:00 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Source: Empire Participating in a live chat with fans courtesy of Empire Magazine, the talented Jason Flemyng discussed X-Men: First Class, The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, and the difference between Guy Ritchie and Matthew Vaughn. @JonasRJakobsen: "Loved you in First Class! You had the most interesting fight scenes I must say. Any plans for a sequel that you know of?" Flemyng: I’d love to do a sequel. We shot enough fight sequences to do an Azazel fight movie. But I don’t think that’s going to happen. The film had to take $350 million worldwide to merit a sequel. It took $356 million, so watch this space... @Nadinehamsbrook: "What was it like being a 'superhero/mutant' in X-Men? Did you feel pressure becoming a part of a huge franchise?" Flemyng: I didn’t really understand what I was getting into. I’d done a lot of comic book adaptations like »

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Actor Jason Flemyng On An X-Men: First Class Seqeul And The Bad Blood Between Sean Connery And Director Stephen Norrington

1 November 2011 9:00 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Source: Empire Participating in a live chat with fans courtesy of Empire Magazine, the talented Jason Flemyng discussed X-Men: First Class, The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, and the difference between Guy Ritchie and Matthew Vaughn. @JonasRJakobsen: "Loved you in First Class! You had the most interesting fight scenes I must say. Any plans for a sequel that you know of?" Flemyng: I’d love to do a sequel. We shot enough fight sequences to do an Azazel fight movie. But I don’t think that’s going to happen. The film had to take $350 million worldwide to merit a sequel. It took $356 million, so watch this space... @Nadinehamsbrook: "What was it like being a 'superhero/mutant' in X-Men? Did you feel pressure becoming a part of a huge franchise?" Flemyng: I didn’t really understand what I was getting into. I’d done a lot of comic book adaptations like »

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Jason Flemyng recreates X-Men: First Class movie magic for London commuters

1 November 2011 8:34 AM, PDT | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

London's Victoria train station will offer commuters a unique First Class experience for one day only, courtesy of this year's hit film X-Men: First Class.

To mark today's release of the blockbuster on Blu-ray Triple Play and DVD, British actor Jason Flemyng - who plays devilish mutant teleporter Azazel - will unveil an interactive First Class lounge in the main concourse of the station.

Intricately recreating the 1960s lounge in the mansion hideout, the 25m² installation will give visitors chance to relax on Chesterfield sofas by the fireplace while watching the Blu-ray on a period-styleTV, shop for new DVD titles in the library, play on an authentic chess set as featured in the films and pose for photos.

Visitors will also be able to acquire some mutant powers of their own. British performer Marc Paul, who has been dubbed the real-life Professor X, will give mind-control workshops throughout the day. »

- David Bentley

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The Crow Reboot Loses a Director; The Twilight Zone Remake Gains One

17 October 2011 11:13 AM, PDT | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Poor Eric Draven, will no one make your story? Again?

The reboot of The Crow continues its unlucky streak, which last saw star Bradley Cooper (The Hangover) exit the project due to scheduling conflicts, or after realizing that he had signed up for a reboot of The Crow that was cursed, whichever you believe.

The "reinvention" of The Crow has been in the works since 2008, when Stephen Norrington (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) was set to write and direct the movie. After working on several drafts of the screenplay, including one from musician/screenwriter Nick Cave, Norrington left the project in October 2010 after an unnamed star requested yet another new script.

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Christopher Nolan | David Yates | Leonardo DiCaprio | Juan Carlos Fresnadillo | Alfonso Cuaron | Michael Bay | Rupert Wyatt | Matt Reeves | The Crow | Twilight Zone: The Movie »

- Ryan Gowland

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Alan Moore does not own a copy of Watchmen, says it feels like a messy divorce

12 October 2011 9:39 AM, PDT | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

Northampton writer Alan Moore has revealed he does not own a copy of his iconic graphic novel Watchmen, which was adapted into a film by Zack Snyder in 2009.

Moore, who had a stormy fall-out with DC Comics, told Metro: "At the moment I feel an awful lot of my comic career is behind me, particularly all of the superhero stuff - the stuff that's owned by American corporations.

"I want to distance myself from that, so the stuff I'm proudest of is what I own: From Hell, Lost Girls, The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen."

He explained: "I don't read my earlier work because there are too many unpleasant associations with it. I don't have a copy of Watchmen in the house. I'm glad the work is out there in the world, having an effect, but it's like I've gone through a messy divorce."

In July last year, Moore admitted he »

- David Bentley

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'Watchmen' writer Alan Moore: 'I don't have a copy in my house'

11 October 2011 2:24 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Alan Moore has claimed that he does not own a copy of his iconic comic book Watchmen. The author told Metro that he only has issues of those works of which he has retained ownership. Moore said: "At the moment I feel an awful lot of my comic career is behind me, particularly all of the superhero stuff - the stuff that's owned by American corporations. "I want to distance myself from that, so the stuff I'm proudest of is what I own: From Hell, Lost Girls, The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen. I don't read my earlier work because there are too many unpleasant associations with it. "I don't have a copy of Watchmen in the house. I'm glad the work is out there in the world, having an effect, but it's like I've gone through a messy divorce." Watchmen was made into a feature-film (more) »

- By Mayer Nissim

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New York Comic Con 2011: Horror in the Halls of the Javits Center: The Walking Dead, Ghost Rider, Resident Evil, and More!

9 October 2011 11:53 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

By this time next week the 2011 New York Comic Con will be wrapping up for another year, but let's not get too far ahead of ourselves -- there are panels to see and toys to buy first! Here's a look at the horror highlights along with a few other genre-related appearances that should be of interest to our readers.

Thursday, October 13th, is void of horror (might be a good shopping day) so this list just covers the 14th-16th. It is, of course, subject to change so if you're going, keep your eyes on the official New York Comic Con website.

Friday, October 14th

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Once Upon a Time Exclusive Screening and Panel

American Airlines Theater, 1A06

Calling all “Lost” fans – join creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (“Lost” and “Tron: Legacy”) as they introduce you to the magical story of two »

- The Woman In Black

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DC Comics December Solicitations

19 September 2011 2:00 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

We hold in our hands the covers for DC Comics this December. As a child of four can plainly see, these envelopes have been hermetically sealed. They’ve been kept in a #2 mayonnaise jar under Wikipedia’s porch since noon today.

Shall we? Surely!

As usual, spoilers may lurk beyond this point.

Justice League #4

Written by Geoff Johns

Art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams

1:25 Variant cover by Andy Kubert

1:200 B&W Variant cover by Jim Lee

On sale December 21 • 40 pg, Fc, $3.99 Us • Rated T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 Us

Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.

The superstar team of Geoff Johns and Jim Lee continue the origin of the Justice League as The World’s Greatest Heroes face the might of Apokolips – and find aid in an unlikely hero, as Cyborg is created!

Plus, Andy Kubert »

- Glenn Hauman

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10 Best & 10 Worst Movie Adaptations

7 September 2011 8:14 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

I’ve heard it said many times: “Why can’t Hollywood come up with an original idea?”

In his 2004 article The Art of Adaptation, film pundit Toby Osborne put forward that ‘85 per cent of movies are adaptations’. And of course, for many successful blockbusters there’s a sequel and a video game, then a prequel and then a straight to DVD bargain feature. Before you know it you’re shaking your head through the credits of BloodRayne: The Vampening and wondering just how the hell it came to this.

Adapting a movie from another source is an appealing concept to Hollywood money men for a number of reasons. Paramount though is the prospect of a ready-made audience. Great literature, comic books or video games tend to garner fervent fan bases; die-hard groups of devotees, who have usually been deeply moved by the source material. These are the groups that the »

- Stuart Bedford

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Alan Moore: Storyteller Book Review

22 August 2011 6:06 AM, PDT | Legions of Gotham | See recent Legions of Gotham news »

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Alan Moore: Storyteller Book Review

About the Book: The definitive book on Alan Moore, renowned as one of the most important talents in contemporary comics and graphic novels, and his trailblazing works of visual storytelling. Alan Moore is one of the most important creative forces in the history of comics. His innovative works, which include V for Vendetta, Watchmen, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, have become enduring features of the modern cultural landscape, inspiring countless artists, from writers and illustrators to graphic novelists and filmmakers. Moore has won more awards and prizes than can be named—including nine Eisners, seven Harveys, multiple Jack Kirby awards, and the only Hugo ever awarded for work on a comic. Drawing on new and unpublished interviews, as well as rarely seen art and photos, this is the first book on his work to have Moore’s cooperation and support, »

- THE LEGION fan network

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Bradley Cooper Exits Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's The Crow Reboot

16 August 2011 7:10 AM, PDT | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Relativity Media's planned "reinvention" (read: reboot) of The Crow franchise has had a difficult time taking flight (excuse the pun). The project was first announced back in December 2008, with Stephen Norrington (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) attached to write and direct, but Norrington departed after an unnamed star requested a new script from a new writer. Relativity then hired Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) to direct, with plans to go into production in the fall with Bradley Cooper playing the lead role of Eric.

Before The Crow could progress, however, The Weinstein Company requested an injunction against the reboot, claiming that they owned the worldwide distribution rights to The Crow. When a judge ruled that the case would have to go to arbitration, Relativity was free to continue with the reboot and hired Alex Tse (Watchmen) to write a new script. Now, The Crow's wings have been clipped yet again. »

- BrentJS Sprecher

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DC Comics November Solicitations

15 August 2011 2:00 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Once again, a look into the future, with some very interesting looks at the past, including the reprinting of a comic that was never released in America in the first place, the infamous Elseworlds 80 Page Giant that was pulped because of concerns about Superman’s babysitter.

And of course, a whole lot of #3 issues, which is traditionally the issue where Spider-Man guest stars.

Shall we? Surely!

As usual, spoilers may lurk beyond this point.

Justice League #3

Written by Geoff Johns

Art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams

1:25 Variant cover by Greg Capullo

1:200 B&W Variant cover by Jim Lee

On sale November 16 • 40 pg, Fc, $3.99 Us • Rated T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 Us

Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.

The superstar team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Jim Lee continue to make history as they unleash the amazing Amazon, »

- Glenn Hauman

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Gerard Butler Is 'The Bricklayer,' Seth Rogen Drafted By 'The League'

9 August 2011 9:30 AM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Gerard Butler is returning to the good side of the law in Millennium Films' latest acquisition, "The Bricklayer."

The Hollywood Reporter has the news that the "Law Abiding Citizen" star has been brought on board to play former FBI agent Noah Boyd in the book adaptation. Boyd is working as a Chicago bricklayer when he is called in to stop a criminal organization demanding multimillion-dollar ransom payments. "Enigma" scribe Hanna Weg is writing the screenplay.

Check out the rest of today's casting news after the jump!

Brit Marling Potentially One Of "The Company You Keep"

"Another Earth" star Brit Marling is circling Robert Redford's latest movie "The Company You Keep," Variety is reporting. The flick is an adaptation of the Neil Gordon novel of the same name, and is being adapted by Lem Dobbs. Redford is directing and starring in the movie alongside Shia Labeouf.

Tyler Posey Gets »

- Terri Schwartz

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Video: Doc The Mindscape of Alan Moore

6 August 2011 4:47 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

You may or may not be fans of the movie versions of Alan Moore's great graphic novels, V for Vendetta, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and The Watchmen. But if you want more intel on the writer, you can stream director DeZ Vylenz and Shadowsnake Films' 2003 feature biopic The Mindscape of Alan Moore on SnagFilms (video below). Watch more free documentaries »

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Superhero Bits: Catwoman, Superman, Spider-Man, Nick Fury, Stan Lee, William Shatner, Baking

5 August 2011 12:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Want more clues to The Dark Knight Rises Catwoman puzzle? What sexual favor did Hayley Atwell jokingly perform on the set of Captain America: The First Avenger? How can you work a little Marvel into your food preparation? Is there a Batman connection in Man of Steel? Would you like to read quotes from Samuel L. Jackson and Andrew Garfield about their new movies, The Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man? Read about all of this and much more in today's Superhero Bits. By now you've all seen the official image [1] of Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises. And while speculation has run rampant that it might not be her full costume, here's a clue that backs up that argument. Above is one of Hathaway's stand-ins holding some sort of cat mask. Very curious, don't you think? Thanks to EyePrime [2] (via Movieweb [3]). There's much more Batman below. »

- Germain Lussier

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The Dark Knight’S Rising: The History Of The Caped Crusader

3 August 2011 7:03 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Batman is an icon, synonymous with the superhero genre and with comic books in general. However, unlike many comic heroes Batman has evolved, constantly changing to keep up with the times. With Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises coming to our screens in a mere 12 months WhatCulture! is looking back at the changing face of the beloved Dark Knight.

 

Detective Comics Issue 27 (1938)

The Case of the Chemical Syndicate, issue 27 of Detective Comics saw the début of a new character for DC, the Bat-Man. Following the tradition of pulp detective comics, the Bat-Man was a crime fighting detective who had no qualms in killing his adversaries.

Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, the original basis for Batman was a combination of pulp and detective heroes The Shadow and Sherlock Holmes. Visually Kane was influenced by Leonardo De Vinci’s designs for a flying machine that was based on the wings of a bat. »

- Ed Moorhouse

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