7 items from 2013
Fifteen years ago, Greg Rucka bursted onto the comic book scene with his Eisner Award winning series, ‘Whiteout.’ Fast forward fifteen years later and Rucka is one of the most recognizable names in comics. He has worked for all of the major comic book labels, tackling some of the most popular superheroes including Superman, Wolverine, and Wonder Woman. Most readers will know Rucka from his work on the Eisner nominated series ‘Gotham Central’ which explored the lives and adventures of the Gotham City Police Department.
Rucka recently has turned his attention to creator owned projects. He successfully funded a print version of his web comic, ‘Lady Sabre,’ on the popular crowd funding site Kickstarter. He is also working on his popular ongoing series ‘Lazarus’ through Image Comics.
I spoke to Greg at the 2013 New York Comic Con about his experience with Kickstarter, his thoughts on the possibility of a ‘Gotham Central’ television series, »
- Al Mannarino
No, The Disappointments Room is not the storage locker where Kate Beckinsale keeps the various drafts of the Whiteout screenplay. It’s actually a new supernatural thriller script she’s been offered and that I Am Number Four’s D.J. Caruso is down to direct.The Disappointments Room would see Beckinsale as a mother who moves her family to a storied mansion in the country. While it has plenty of land and lovely architecture, she discovers it also comes with a gruesome history and starts to slowly go insane when plagued by visions of a dead girl. We always hate it when the estate agents leave that off the listing.Wentworth Miller, who already demonstrated his scripting chops with Stoker, wrote this one and the project is now set to be touted at the American Film Market. Beckinsale isn’t firmly aboard yet, but the producers will be hoping she »
by Brett White
Ellen Page is dipping her toes into a second comic book franchise—and this time it will be as the lead. Variety has reported that the actress currently playing Kitty Pryde in Fox's X-Men film franchise is in negotiations to headline the adaptation of Greg Rucka's spy-series "Queen and Country," originally published by Oni Press.
The film focuses on Tara Chace, an agent for England's Special Operations Section of the Sis, as she tries to stop a terrorist plot. The film is being eyed for a potential franchise, possibly in the vein of the "Bourne" series. Variety also reports that giving Page a franchise has been in the works for a long time, after working with the actress on a number of different projects.
"Queen and Country" the comic boko series published 32 issues between 2001 and 2007, all written by Rucka with art by Steve Rolston, Chris Samnee, »
- Splash Page Team
Do you hear that? That’s the sound of hundreds of action cinephiles softly weeping around the world.
In one of the more dismaying news items of the month (and that’s including the widely contested casting of Ben Affleck as Batman), the American remake of Indonesian martial arts flick The Raid: Redemption, which just clocked in at #21 on We Got This Covered’s list of the Top 100 Action Movies, has just landed in the hands of Battleship writers Erich and Jon Hoeber.
I’ll wait while you scan that again to make sure you read it right. Unfortunately, this is not some kind of a prank. American film studio Screen Gems, trusted with the rights to remake a terrific genre flick, has inexplicably sanctioned the same writers who brought us the godawful Whiteout and so-bad-it-hurt Battleship to rewrite the script for the American version.
You might say that I »
- Isaac Feldberg
Despite the fact that the action-comedy sequel Red 2 doesn't hit cinemas until July, Summit Entertainment must be confident that it has another hit on its hands, with Deadline revealing that the studio has hired screenwriting siblings Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber (whose credits include Red and Red 2, along with the 2009 thriller Whiteout and last year's Hasbro board game adaptation-turned-alien actioner Battleship) to pen the script for Red 3.
The Red franchise is based upon the comic book series by Warren Ellis and Cully Hammer and centres on a trio of 'Retired, Extremely Dangerous' ex black-ops agents, portrayed by Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich. The forthcoming sequel sees Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest) taking over directing duties from Red helmer Robert Schwentke, while Mary-Louise Parker returns to the cast alongside new additions Byung-hun Lee (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Anthony Hopkins (Thor: The Dark World), and Catherine Zeta-Jones (Side Effects).
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- Flickering Myth
Hi guys! The Red 3 update time! Summit Entertainment has hired screenwriting siblings Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber -whose credits include Red and Red 2, along with the 2009 thriller Whiteout and last year’s Hasbro board game adaptation-turned-alien actioner Battleship – to write the threequel. The studio has, meanwhile, moved ahead the releases of Red 2, originally scheduled for release on August 2nd will now hit theaters July 19th, 2013. Sequel Red 2 arrives from director Dean Parisot and stars Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung Hun Lee, Brian Cox and Neal McDonough. Production on Red 3 could »
- Nick Martin
Serial killers have long been the stuff of which nightmares are made. The serial killer sub-genre of horror has brought us some amazingly memorable characters that still haunt us to this day. On February 19th Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will bring us a new name in fear with The Factory.
Starring John Cusack and Jennifer Carpenter as detectives tracking a murderer, The Factory is set in the bitter cold of a Buffalo winter. A great place to hunt a hunter. And to celebrate the release of this newest addition to the sub-genre, we've compiled a list of the Top 11 Movie Serial Killers.
There is certainly a long list of names to choose from, but we narrowed the field a bit by limiting it to those who were just regular human people. No supernatural involvement here, just a person or group of people who've gone off the deep end and made »
- Doctor Gash
7 items from 2013
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