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Much has been written about just how dismal this year’s summer movies have been, but one of the silver linings in such a poor season has remarkably been indies. Where blockbusters like “The Legend Of Tarzan,” “Warcraft” and “X-Men: Apocalypse” failed, indies such as “The Lobster,” “Cafe Society” and “Love and Friendship” succeeded. And while studios were certainly rolling in cash when it came to “Suicide Squad” and “The Secret Life Of Pets,” critics weren’t exactly impressed. It was a rough season for studio films, but it won’t be a total waste if executives can learn from their mistakes and start course correcting. Below, we look towards the indie world in order to offer up the biggest lessons for studio films.
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1) World-Building Needs To Be Organic To The Story (“The Lobster »
- Zack Sharf, Anne Thompson, Kate Erbland, Graham Winfrey, Steve Greene, William Earl and David Ehrlich
Image Comics has announced that the Eisner-award nominated team of bestselling writer Nick Spencer (Morning Glories) and artist Steve Lieber (Detective Comics, Whiteout) are teaming up again for the all new ongoing crime series The Fix, which will launch in April.
“After working with Steve on Superior Foes of Spider-Man, and having so much fun there—it’s an absolute thrill getting to work together again here at Image on a book that’s creator-owned, and being able to push the envelope of our humor to new, um, lows,” said Spencer. “The Fix is us at our most demented, and it’s a blast.”
“I’m happy to say that The Fix is a truly funny story about truly awful people,” adds Lieber. “Nick Spencer, Ryan Hill, Nic Shaw and I are all working hard together to create an endlessly surprising tale full of shining moments of self-centered garbage humanity. »
- Gary Collinson
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