8 items from 2012
Let the speculation begin! There's a theory going around on the internet that the secret movie Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof are working on, 1952, is actually Star Wars: Episode VII. I first saw this theory over at AICN but it was Portland Mercury that gives us a solid breakdown to think about, and here it is...
June, 2011: Damon Lindelof hired by Disney (for a 7 figure deal) to write a huge sci-fi epic for the studio. The project is named 1952, and nothing else is known about it.
- Joey Paur
America has always been crazy about serial killers.
They’re our homegrown werewolves. They click with the fast-food car culture that roars in the country’s busy, busy heart. They fit neatly with our cult-of-celebrity-style national mythology.
These beasts that seem like men, mowing through victims like McDonald’s cheeseburgers, speeding for the televised takedown by John Q. Law – how can the USA not be wild for them?
That love-hate crush has been around since the days of Dr. Henry Holmes’ murder hotel was cutting down the attendance at the Chicago Worlds’ Fair. But the nature of it has changed along with our politics and hemlines.
The mythical figure of the serial killer in our culture has gone through the wringer of our changing standard of living. From the time of the penny dreadfuls and pulps, all the way to mainstream torture porn, serial killers in crime fiction transformed.
They’ve gone from Maniacs, »
- Matthew C. Funk
The 2012 New York Comic Con is just a few days away, and Dark Horse Comics has revealed its full schedule for the show. It's a doozy so plan accordingly!
Nycc 2012 Dark Horse Comics Signing Schedule
Thursday, October 11
3:00 p.m. The Art Of Camilla D’Errico: Camilla D’Errico
4:00 p.m. The Mighty Skullboy Army: Jacob Chabot
5:00 p.m. Aliens: Colonial Marines: Joshua Williamson
6:00 p.m. The Victories: Michael Avon Oeming
7:00 p.m. Dr. McNinja: Christopher Hastings
Friday, October 12
2:00 p. »
- The Woman In Black
We've got a new trailer for the upcoming thriller "Frozen Ground," — starring Nicolas Cage, Vanessa Hudgens and John Cusack — and in it one of them plays a cop, one of them plays a killer and one of them plays a stripper. But can you guess which is which?
Fingers crossed Cusack is the stripper!
Okay, so no dice on that one. As you might have guessed, it's Hudgens doing the stripping in this dark look at the real life murderer known as the Green River Killer. But — surprise! — the serial killer is played by Cusack this time around, with Cage joining the side of the angels as a law enforcement officer trying to track down and stop the baddie.
That twist might be about the only twist in the trailer, but if this sounds like your kind of bag, here's a look, courtesy of indieWire:
- Scott Harris
The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards — largely considered the “Comic Oscars” — were given out Friday night at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. And the winners are…
Best Short Story
Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)
Best Continuing Series
Best Limited Series
Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7)
Dragon Puncher Island, »
- Annie Barrett
The movers and shakers tend to flock together in Hollywood and there’s a hot feature film project that’s beginning to get some sparks at Disney called 1952. It’s the brainchild of Damon Lindelof (Lost, Prometheus) and Entertainment Weekly and Eisner-Nominated graphic novel writer Jeff Jensen (Green River Killer) and is being described as a tentpole film and cross-platform original property for Disney.
So who better to direct this mysterious blockbuster than Brad Bird (The Iron Giant, Ratatouille). The Incredibles director made his live-action debut last year with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, arguably the best in the Tom Cruise-produced film franchise based on the 1960′s television series. No word yet on whether this film will be animated, live-action, or a combination of both. In fact there’s not much known about 1952, period.
Lindelof is notorious for working under heavy secrecy having been one of the executive producers of Lost. »
- Ernie Estrella
Brad Bird is teaming up with Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof for 1952, the mystery project set up at Disney. Lindelof is producing the project and writing the script with Jeff Jensen, the Entertainment Weekly writer who covered Lost for the magazine and recently received an Eisner Award nomination for his graphic novel Green River Killer. The project was set up by Lindelof last year under a shroud of secrecy, but it is described as a epic tentpole. Bird, already a successful and acclaimed animation director known for helming The Incredibles and Ratatouille, is coming off the giant success of
- Borys Kit
Pretty much the comic book Oscars, the 2012 nominations for the Eisner awards have been announced. There is quite are large showing from Marvel in the superhero department, not so much from DC. Surprising, considering the company’s high profile New 52 relaunch. Save for Jeff Lemire’s nomination for Best Writer, most of DC’s nomination are pre-relaunch, or from their Vertigo imprint which has been left untouched by the New 52. The nominations are usually as controversial as the Oscars, with books and whole companies being left out, much to fans, sometimes, anger and confusion.
A full list of the nominations are below, courtesy of Bleeding Cool, and the award will take place at this years San Diego Comic Con.
Best Short Story “A Brief History of the Art Form Known as Hortisculpture,” by Adrian Tomine, in Optic Nerve #12 (Drawn & Quarterly) “Harvest of Fear,” by Jim Woodring, in The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror #17 (Bongo) “The Phototaker, »
- Tom White
8 items from 2012
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