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Wrath Of The Titans Trailer Is Ridiculous But What Did We Expect?

20 December 2011 3:04 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

From the sublime The Dark Knight Rises trailer comes the ridiculous with Warner Bros. unleashing the Wrath of the Titans trailer to us unexpectedly last night. There was no fanfare for this one, no teaser for a trailer or a viral campaign… just the releasing of the loud and thunderous trailer that gives us a certain deja vu feeling with the original film.

Certainly if you were a fan of the 2009 film, you will be in for a treat here. Just like the first trailer for the utterly horrific Clash of the Titans remake, the unwanted sequel is all crash, bang, wallop with plenty of CGI monsters and hammy dialogue and pre-school level plot specifics that don’t do any justice at all to the real intrigue and depth of these legendary stories. Nor does it live up to the fun of the Ray Harryhausen induced 80′s adaptation.

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- Matt Holmes

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Last Man Standing Nabs Orphan Screenwriter

7 December 2011 12:00 PM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Last fall, we brought you news that the Comic-Con sensation, Last Man Standing: Killbook of a Bounty Hunter, had been snatched up by Paramount Pictures. The graphic novel by Daniel LuVisi, published by Heavy Metal Publishing, had sold out in a mere two hours this past summer at San Diego Comic-Con.

Variety reports that Paramount has tapped screenwriter David Leslie Johnson (Orphan, Wrath of the Titans) to write the adaptation of Last Man Standing.

The story of Last Man Standing occurs 600 years into the future and follows an “invincible soldier created to help Earth win a war against Mars. After becoming a celebrity hero, he’s framed for a heinous crime by a terrorist organization. After a nine-year prison sentence, he escapes and sets out to even the score.”

Scott Aversano (Ghosts/Aliens) is slated to produce alongside LuVisi. Stehan Lokotsch, Russell Binder and Peter Levin are executive producers on the project. »

- Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer

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Akira vs Oldboy Remakes – Which Is The Lesser Of Two Evils?

7 December 2011 9:15 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

There is no such thing as ‘sacred’ anymore. To suggest that any film is inviolable in the modern era is unfortunately not the case, remakes are omnipresent. I completely understand why studios endure the ‘lack of creativity’ insults thrown at them and Hollywood as a whole. Money. A big budget film failing can deal a killer blow to any studio; turning to a ready made fanbase enables them to pretty much ensure a success. Even the fans who are so disgusted at the idea of a remake buy a ticket just to confirm they were right. I know this because I bought a ticket to Let Me In. It is the exact same reason that every half decent young-adult novel with good sales is being adapted.

OldBoy and Akira respectively are held in extremely high regard, both with very niche fan bases and a penchant for extreme violence, at first »

- Dan Lewis

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Orphan Writer David Leslie Johnson to Adapt Graphic Novel Last Man Standing

5 December 2011 11:41 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

David Leslie Johnson, who scribed the horror film Orphan and this year’s The Red Riding Hood is now working on a script based on Heavy Metal’s Last Man Standing: Killbook of a Bounty Hunter graphic novel. Lms is the prologue book that leads us to Gabriel, the former hero of America, as he personally unties [...]

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- Nick Martin

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Comic-Con Sensation ‘Last Man Standing’ Snags ‘Orphan’ Screenwriter

5 December 2011 10:19 AM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

While Hollywood film execs were busy promoting their big tentpole films at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con, they were also doing some digging to find that next big property that could be adapted into a popular franchise. One of their biggest finds was Last Man Standing, a unique graphic novel by Daneil LuVisi that had obvious potential as a multi-media enterprise – which is why Paramount beat other studios and snagged the rights to the property.

Today brings word that Last Man Standing is seeing some traction on the movie front, as a writer for the big-screen adaptation of LuVisi’s work has been found in the form of Orphan and Red Riding Hood writer, David Leslie Johnson.

If you haven’t seen our gallery of impressive Last Man Standing artwork, here’s a break down ...

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- Kofi Outlaw

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‘Orphan’ Writer Adapting Futuristic Graphic Novel ‘Last Man Standing’

5 December 2011 8:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Remember that awesome looking graphic novel called Last Man Standing we published all that artwork for in 2010? The one Paramount picked up to be made into a film before the book even hit the shelves? If not, click here for a refresher course [1] or just bask in the coolness of that header image. It took a while but Paramount has finally found their man to pen a screenplay based on the Daniel LuVisi graphic novel and it's David Leslie Johnson, the writer of Orphan, Red Riding Hood, Wrath of the Titans and The Walking Dead. Last Man Standing, which was published under Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle creator Kevin Eastman's Heavy Metal banner, is about a famous, genetically enhanced solider who is framed and endures nine years of hellacious incarceration before getting out and vowing revenge. It's also futuristic, violent science-fiction if the massive gun above didn't clue you off. »

- Germain Lussier

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Wrath Of The Titans Scribe is the Last Man Standing

5 December 2011 7:36 AM, PST | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

David Leslie Johnson, the screenwriter behind Orphan, Red Riding Hood and the upcoming sequel Wrath of the Titans, will adapt the hot graphic novel Last Man Standing for Paramount. The novel, which sold out within 2 hours at Comic-Con, is set in the year 2600 and is about a soldier who becomes a celebrity after he saves Earth in a battle against Mars. The hero is framed of a horrible crime by terrorists and when he is released from prison 9 years later, he has an axe to grind.

Source: Variety »

- tara@kidspickflicks.com (Tara the Mom)

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'Last Man Standing' movie: David Leslie Johnson to adapt graphic novel

5 December 2011 6:13 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

David Leslie Johnson has been hired to adapt Last Man Standing by Paramount Pictures. The Red Riding Hood and Orphan writer is working on a script based on Heavy Metal's Last Man Standing: Killbook of a Bounty Hunter graphic novel, reports Variety. Daniel LuVisi's story follows the adventures of an invincible super soldier 600 years into Earth's future who sets out to seek revenge after serving nine years in prison for a crime (more) »

- By Hugh Armitage

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Sci-Fi Flick Last Man Standing Finds A Screenwriter

5 December 2011 5:21 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

One of the success stories of Comic-Con in recent years was a graphic novel called Last Man Standing. Created over two and a half years by Dan LuVisi, the graphic novel's movie rights were snatched up by Paramount during the book.s first Comic-Con appearance, and it sold out in just two hours at this past summer.s show. Now the project has officially found its screenwriter. Variety reports that David Leslie Johnson, who penned the horror flick Orphan and this year.s Red Riding Hood, has landed the gig. Last Man Standing is set 600 years in the future, when Earth is embroiled in a war against Mars. The Earth military creates a super-soldier to help tip the balance against the Red Planet, and after their victory the soldier becomes a hero and celebrity. Until, that is, he is framed for a terroristic crime and tossed in the slammer for »

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Orphan Writer Targets Last Man Standing

4 December 2011 4:01 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

David Fincher, Robert Rodriguez and rights-holder Kevin Eastman have all struggled in recent years to get a new portmanteau Heavy Metal movie up and running. But a break-out, stand-alone title from the famous sci-fi-and-violence-and-boobs anthology comic looks to be heading for a film adaptation, in the form of Last Man Standing.The buzz started at last year's Comic-Con, where Daniel LuVisi's Last Man Standing graphic novel, two years in the making, sold out its entire print run in a little over two hours. Paramount were quick to grab themselves an option, and it's now fallen to David Leslie Johnson (Orphan, Wrath Of The Titans, The Walking Dead) to hammer the material into screenplay shape. LuVisi gets to stay on-hand as a producer.Nothing to do with Bruce Willis ducking and weaving during Prohibition, Last Man Standing: Killbook Of A Bounty Hunter is set 600 years in the future, and involves »

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"Miss Peregrine," "Last Man" Script Deals

4 December 2011 9:38 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Jane Goldman ("X-Men: First Class," "The Woman in Black") is set to adapt Ransom Riggs' novel "Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children" which Tim Burton is circling to direct at Chernin Entertainment says Deadline.

The book follows a 16-year-old whose childhood was filled with stories his grandfather told him about an orphanage for unusual children.

The teen heads off to his grandfather’s home on an isolated island off Wales and discovers the abandoned remains of the orphanage where he learns the children weren't just peculiar but dangerous and may still be lurking around.

Meanwhile, Paramount has set "Orphan" and "Wrath of the Titans" scribe David Leslie Johnson to adapt Daniel LuVisi's sci-fi graphic novel "Last Man Standing" reports Variety.

Set 600 years in the future, the story follows an invincible soldier created to help Earth win a war against Mars.

After becoming a celebrity hero, he's framed »

- Garth Franklin

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Last Man Standing: David Leslie Johnson hired to Write Script

3 December 2011 12:27 PM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Daniel LuVisi‘s graphic novel Last Man Standing movie script is being written by David Leslie Johnson. The Last Man Standing screenplay is being written for Paramount Pictures. Last Man Standing will be a scifi action film for the movie studio.

On the Last Man Standing graphic novel:

Recently published by Kevin Eastman’s Heavy Metal label, the story, set 600 years in the future, follows an invincible soldier created to help Earth win a war against Mars. After becoming a celebrity hero, he’s framed for a heinous crime by a terrorist organization. After a nine-year prison sentence, he escapes and sets out to even the score.

Scott Aversano is producing with LuVisi, while Stephan Lokotsch, Russell Binder and Peter Levin will exec produce.

Graphic novel, which took 2 1/2 years to create and sold out within two hours at the San Diego confab, is being expanded into a comic book series »

- filmbook

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Last Man Standing Gets Writer David Johnson

3 December 2011 11:29 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Paramount Pictures has brought on screenwriter David Johnson (Orphan, Red Riding Hood) to adapt the graphic novel Last Man Standing.

Daniel LuVisi created the graphic novel, which is set 600 years in the future and follows a soldier who was created to help Earth win their war against Mars. He is framed by a terrorist organization for a crime he didn't commit, and, after spending nine years in prison, he sets out for vengeance against the terrorists. The graphic novel sold out in less than two hours at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

Scott Aversano is producing Last Man Standing alongside Daniel LuVisi and executive producers Stephan Lokotsch, Russell Binder, and Peter Levin.

Kevin Eastman's Heavy Metal comic book label published the Last Man Standing graphic novel, which is being expanded into a full comic book series.

Last Man Standing comes to theaters in 2013. »

- MovieWeb

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‘Orphan’ Scribe Hired to Adapt Graphic Novel ‘Last Man Standing’

2 December 2011 6:29 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After generating a lot of appeal at Comic-Con in 2010, Daniel LuVisi‘s graphic novel Last Man Standing: Killbook of a Bounty Hunter is finally making its way to the big screen. ShowBlitz tells us that Paramount has hired Orphan writer David Leslie Johnson to write the adaptation.

As ShowBlitz informs us, the original comic followed “an invincible soldier created to help Earth win a war against Mars, who’s “framed for a heinous crime by a terrorist organization and, after a nine-year prison sentence, escapes to even the score.” Sounds like there’s plenty of room for entertainment and world-building, staples that many filmmakers have tried — and many filmmakers have failed — to implement in their sci-fi projects as of late.

Besides 2009′s Orphan, Johnson has also penned the recent fairy tale picture Red Riding Hood, and has Wrath of the Titans, the sequel to Louis Leterrier‘s Clash of the Titans, »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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TV: Second 'The River' Promo Asks What Happened To Emmet Cole?

2 December 2011 3:57 PM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Premiering on ABC Tuesday, February 7 at 9pm is "The River", which comes from the mind of Paranormal Activity creator Oren Peli. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (House of Wax, Orphan), ABC has released the second promo for the series premiere. What's calling them to the jungle? Can't wait to find out in 2012. "The River follows the story of wildlife expert and TV personality Emmet Cole. Emmet set course around the world with his wife, Tess, and son, Lincoln, while filming what would become one of the most popular shows in television. After he goes missing deep in the Amazon, his family, friends and crew set out on a mysterious and deadly journey to find him. Famed explorer Dr. Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood) went looking for magic deep in the uncharted Amazon and never returned. The shocking truth about his disappearance is out there, somewhere, just..." »

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Paramount Ensures that Orphan Scribe Will Be the Last Man Standing

2 December 2011 3:24 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Everyone needs a hero. Especially when aliens from another planet set out to destroy the human race. Gotta hate when that happens. Take heart, though. Mankind? We are tough as nails. There's little doubt that a human will be the Last Man Standing.

We'll see if that rings true as according to Variety Paramount has tapped Orphan scribe David Leslie Johnson to adapt sci-fi actioner Last Man Standing, Daniel LuVisi's graphic novel that sold out at San Diego Comic-Con in two hours this summer.

Recently published by Kevin Eastman's Heavy Metal label, the story, set 600 years in the future, follows an invincible soldier created to help Earth win a war against Mars. After becoming a celebrity hero, he's framed for a heinous crime by a terrorist organization. After a nine-year prison sentence, he escapes and sets out to even the score.

Look for more on this one soon. »

- Uncle Creepy

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“Last Man Standing” Continues War Against Mars for Paramount

2 December 2011 2:24 PM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

The web has certainly been abuzz with John Carter news all week, but that’s not the only war with the Martians we can expect in the coming years.

Paramount has hired David Leslie Johnson (Orphan, Wrath Of The Titans) to write the screenplay adaptation of Last Man Standing, the graphic novel by Daniel LuVisi.  The news was reported by Variety, who describes the story as follows:

Recently published by Kevin Eastman’s Heavy Metal label, the story, set 600 years in the future, follows an invincible soldier created to help Earth win a war against Mars. After becoming a celebrity hero, he’s framed for a heinous crime by a terrorist organization. After a nine-year prison sentence, he escapes and sets out to even the score.

Sounds cool.  No word yet on whether or not the film will function as a tie-in to the hit Tim Allen television show of the same name. »

- Marc

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Wrath Of The Titans Screenwriter To Pen Adaptation Of Graphic Novel Last Man Standing

2 December 2011 12:18 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Unveiled at the 2011 San Diego Comic Con, Daniel LuVisi's Last Man Standing was met with a great deal of interest from both fans and studios alike. In August, it was revealed that Paramount had purchased the rights to the movie from Heavy Metal Publishing, while the graphic novel (which sold out in less than two hours at the event) would be expanded into an ongoing comic book series. Variety now report that the project is moving ahead with the hiring of David Leslie Johnson, writer of Orphan, Red Riding Hood and Wrath of the Titans. The site describe the story as being set 600 years in the future and following an invincible soldier created to help Earth win a war against Mars. After becoming a celebrity hero, he’s framed for a heinous crime by a terrorist organization and, after a nine-year prison sentence, escapes to even the score. Scott Aversano »

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Heavy Metal's Last Man Standing getting film adaptation

2 December 2011 11:29 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Paramount Pictures is looking to make an adaptation of Daniel LuVisi's upcoming Heavy Metal graphic novel "Last Man Standing: Killbook of a Bounty Hunter", also known as Lms. The studio has hired David Leslie Johnson (Orphan, Red Ridinghood) to write the script.  The graphic novel sold out in a mere two hours at Comic Con this year, so anticipation is hot. Scott Aversano will produce along with LuVisi. Peter Levin, Russell Binder and Stephan Lokotsch will »

- Alex Riviello

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David Leslie Johnson To Script Sci-Fi Adventure Last Man Standing

2 December 2011 10:11 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Daniel LuVisi’s sci-fi comic book Last Man Standing was a hit at this summer’s Comic-Con and the Heavy Metal label publishing the series announced plans for a multi-platform release. Variety reported today that Paramount Pictures took the first step towards launching Last Man Standing as a major franchise by hiring writing David Leslie Johnson to adapt the comic into a major sci-fi epic. Johnson proved his genre credentials over and over again as the writer of Catharine Hardwicke’s Red Riding Hood, the horror film Orphan and the upcoming Clash of the Titans sequel, Wrath of the Titans. »

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