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‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoff Series Will Be ‘Recognizable as a Past Event’ to Readers, Says Screenwriter

20 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Not much is known about the different “Game of Thrones” spinoffs in development in HBO, though it has been confirmed that all four are prequels and will feature no existing characters. Courtesy of an IGN interview with Jane Goldman, who’s writing one of the proposed spinoffs, we now know that hers will be “recognizable as a past event” to those familiar with Westeros.

Read More:‘Game of Thrones’ Spin-offs: George R.R. Martin Still Co-Writing Two of Them, But Nothing Will Be Ready for A Long Time

Though she emphasizes that she “can say absolutely nothing” in terms of plot details, the “Kick-Ass” screenwriter responds in the affirmative when asked if her spinoff will feature any magic or supernatural elements. Goldman is developing the show alongside George R. R. Martin, and says that she’s “had the pleasure of going to spend some time with him and working on things »

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‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoff Series Will Be ‘Recognizable as a Past Event’ to Readers, Says Screenwriter

20 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Not much is known about the different “Game of Thrones” spinoffs in development in HBO, though it has been confirmed that all four are prequels and will feature no existing characters. Courtesy of an IGN interview with Jane Goldman, who’s writing one of the proposed spinoffs, we now know that hers will be “recognizable as a past event” to those familiar with Westeros.

Read More:‘Game of Thrones’ Spin-offs: George R.R. Martin Still Co-Writing Two of Them, But Nothing Will Be Ready for A Long Time

Though she emphasizes that she “can say absolutely nothing” in terms of plot details, the “Kick-Ass” screenwriter responds in the affirmative when asked if her spinoff will feature any magic or supernatural elements. Goldman is developing the show alongside George R. R. Martin, and says that she’s “had the pleasure of going to spend some time with him and working on things »

- Michael Nordine

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Insights: Breaking Up is Easy To Do—Netflix Rolls On After Disney Announcement

18 August 2017 8:41 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

The negative reaction to Netflix last week after Disney’s announcement that it would pull back its films and series after 2018 was both swift and severe. Within hours, Netflix lost $3 billion in valuation, and plenty of hot takes opined that Disney’s decision was the most momentous but hardly the only one by Hollywood studios now scared to license content to the big red N.

Certainly, the Disney announcement includes lots of interlocking pieces that are well thought out and promise big shifts in Hollywood’s halting embrace of digital media. The announcement heralds two big new streaming services (Espn and Whatever Disney calls the other one) next to the dozens of over-the-top services already out there. More choice for consumers! More high-end subscription-only stuff you get to track down, connect to and pay for! Yay! Act happy!

At the same time, let me suggest that you shouldn’t cry too hard for Netflix. »

- David Bloom

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Aaron Carter Asks Out Chloe Grace Moretz: ‘The Crush Is Mutual’

10 August 2017 5:50 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Chloe Grace Moretz just got asked out by the man of her dreams. Related: Aaron Carter Comes Out As Bisexual The “Kick-Ass” actress recently revealed her childhood crush on Aaron Carter in an interview with Variety. “When I was four years old I thought Aaron Carter was so cool,” she said in the video. “My friend, when […] »

- Shakiel Mahjouri

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With Millarworld, Netflix Makes a Risky Bet for Its First Acquisition

8 August 2017 12:44 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

So much energy has been expended over the past 12 months anticipating the potential acquisition of Netflix by conglomerates like Disney that Monday’s announcement by the streaming service made for a surprising reversal: Netflix turned out to be a buyer.

What also made the streaming service’s first-ever acquisition in its 20-year history so counter-intuitive was that CEO Reed Hastings has always assiduously played down any acquisitive tendencies. If anything, Hastings has always positioned Netflix as something of an island to itself, as if it was so successful at its core business that there was no need to attach itself to something else.

What wasn’t anticipated either was the object of Netflix’s affections: Millarworld, a comic book publisher that has generated some fairly compelling intellectual property capable of inspiring film-friendly franchises like “Kick-Ass” and “Kingsman.” As accomplished as founder Mark Millar is, hearing Netflix content czar Ted Sarandos hail him as a “modern day Stan Lee »

- Andrew Wallenstein

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Chloe Grace Moretz Opens Up About Being Fat Shamed by a Male Co-Star

8 August 2017 7:37 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Chloe Grace Moretz is the latest young actress to speak out about facing sexism in Hollywood. For this week’s Power of Young Hollywood issue, the 20-year-old “Kick-Ass” star tells Variety that she was once fat-shamed by one of her male co-stars on the set of a movie.

“This guy that was my love interest was like, ‘I’d never date you in a real life,’ and I was like, ‘What?’ And he was like, ‘Yeah, you’re too big for me’ — as in my size,” Moretz shares with Variety in an interview for her cover story for our annual Young Hollywood issue.

“It was one of the only actors that ever made me cry on set,” she recalls, opting not to reveal the identity of the actor, only saying that he was “23, 24 or 25” and she was 15 years old at the time.

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Chloe Grace Moretz on Growing Up, Hillary Clinton and Hollywood Sexism

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- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Chloe Grace Moretz on Growing Up, Hillary Clinton and Hollywood Sexism

8 August 2017 6:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

One year ago, the Democratic National Convention was buzzing with celebrities like Meryl Streep, Lena Dunham, and Elizabeth Banks. But none of them had closer proximity to the candidate than Chloë Grace Moretz, who took the stage 45 minutes before Hillary Clinton.

“It was one of the happiest moments of my life, that’s for sure,” recalls Moretz, 20, on a recent afternoon, sitting with her two-month-old pug, Ruby. The actress had such a plum spot at the DNC because organizers were hoping she’d reach first-time millennial voters.

Moretz has something in common with her multitasking generation: She knows what it’s like to burn out as a teenager. After appearing in dozens of movies since she was a pint-size kid, Moretz realized at 18 that she needed a yearlong break. She left her home in Los Angeles for a solitary vacation in Tulum, Mexico, embarked on a few road trips, dated and spent time with her friends — a »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Netflix Buys ‘Kingsman’ Comic Book Publisher Millarworld

7 August 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Netflix joins the race for superhero world domination, making its first-ever publishing acquisition with Millarworld, the comics publisher behind Kingsman, Kick-Ass, and other projects spearheaded by writer Mark Millar. The streaming company announced that it bought Millarworld on Monday. Though the terms of the transaction weren’t clear, Netflix said it will develop films, TV shows and kids’ […]

The post Netflix Buys ‘Kingsman’ Comic Book Publisher Millarworld appeared first on /Film. »

- Hoai-Tran Bui

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Millarworld Comic Universe Heads to Netflix in Massive Movie and TV Deal

7 August 2017 10:36 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Netflix Inc. announced today it acquired Millarworld, the comic book publishing powerhouse founded by Mark Millar, the legendary creator of such iconic characters and stories as Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Old Man Logan, and one of the most important voices in comics. Together, Netflix and Millar will bring Millarworld's portfolio of critically and fan-acclaimed character franchises to life through films, series and kids' shows available exclusively to Netflix members globally. Millarworld will also continue to create and publish new stories and character franchises under the Netflix label.

The acquisition, the first ever by Netflix, is a natural progression in the company's effort to work directly with prolific and skilled creators and to acquire intellectual property and ownership of stories featuring compelling characters and timeless, interwoven fictional worlds. Terms of the transaction weren't disclosed. Here's what Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos had to say in a statement.

"As creator and re-inventor »

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Newswire: Netflix buys Mark Millar’s comics line, gets ready to adapt all of it

7 August 2017 9:53 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Rather than let the titles turn into films in the piecemeal fashion we’ve seen to date, Netflix has just bought up Mark Millar’s—the creator of Kick-Ass, Wanted, and Kingsman—entire line of comics. The streaming platform put out the word via press release earlier today, though the price tag for Millarworld, as the comics are collectively known, remains unknown. Netflix did tout some numbers in the announcement—namely, the box-office takes for film adaptations of the three aforementioned Millar titles, as well as the worldwide revenues for Logan, Captain America: Civil War, and the first Avengers movie, which were all developed from Millar’s ideas/arcs. You can see where this is going. If not, Netflix is happy to connect the dots for you, announcing plans to develop “films, series, and kids’ shows” based on Millar’s comics. Which means that, in addition to the forthcoming Superior »

- Danette Chavez

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Netflix Buys A ‘Modern Day Stan Lee’ With Mark Millar’s Millarworld Acquisition

7 August 2017 9:27 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Netflix continues to aim for domination on its own terms, and this morning’s acquisition of comics creator Mark Millar’s publishing house Millarworld brings with it some intriguing implications for both the comic book world as well as Netflix’s future business model.

Netflix, of course, is deep into a deal with Marvel for comic book-themed properties, creating a sprawling TV universe which includes “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones” and the upcoming “Defenders” mini-series event.

Read MoreNetflix Is $20 Billion in Debt, With No Plans to Slow Down — Report

However, Netflix has always been a company which likes to have more control over its operations, including both development and production. That’s ideologically in line with the spirit behind Millarworld’s creation.

Within the comic book world, creator-owned companies have been a popular move for over a decade, driven largely by writers who developed individual followings writing and/or drawing the Marvel »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Netflix Buys A ‘Modern Day Stan Lee’ With Mark Millar’s Millarworld Acquisition

7 August 2017 9:27 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Netflix continues to aim for domination on its own terms, and this morning’s acquisition of comics creator Mark Millar’s publishing house Millarworld brings with it some intriguing implications for both the comic book world as well as Netflix’s future business model.

Netflix, of course, is deep into a deal with Marvel for comic book-themed properties, creating a sprawling TV universe which includes “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones” and the upcoming “Defenders” mini-series event.

Read MoreNetflix Is $20 Billion in Debt, With No Plans to Slow Down — Report

However, Netflix has always been a company which likes to have more control over its operations, including both development and production. That’s ideologically in line with the spirit behind Millarworld’s creation.

Within the comic book world, creator-owned companies have been a popular move for over a decade, driven largely by writers who developed individual followings writing and/or drawing the Marvel »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Netflix Acquires Millarworld

7 August 2017 8:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mike Cecchini Aug 8, 2017

Expect lots of Mark Millar comics to get adapted for the small screen on Netflix.

Expect more Mark Millar comic book projects to make it to the screen, except this time it will be the small screen. Netflix has purchased Mark Millar's Millarworld publishing line, and the plan is to bring its associated characters and franchises "to life through films, series and kids’ shows available exclusively to Netflix members globally."

“As creator and re-inventor of some of the most memorable stories and characters in recent history, ranging from Marvel’s The Avengers to Millarworld’s Kick-Ass, Kingsman, Wanted, and Reborn franchises, Mark is as close as you can get to a modern day Stan Lee,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos in a statement. “We can’t wait to harness the creative power of Millarworld to Netflix and start a new era in global storytelling. »

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Netflix Buys Millarworld in First-Ever Company Acquisition for the Streaming Giant

7 August 2017 7:53 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Netflix, the world’s leading Internet entertainment platform, just made their first acquisition in the company's history with the purchase of Millarworld. Founded by Mark Millar, the legendary creator of such iconic characters and stories as Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and "Old Man Logan", Millarworld’s portfolio of critically and fan-acclaimed character franchises will be brought to life through films, series and kids’ shows available exclusively to Netflix members globally. Millarworld will also continue to create and publish new stories and character franchises under the Netflix label. Millar, who runs Millarworld with his wife Lucy Millar, developed the comic … »

- Dave Trumbore

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Netflix pacts with 'Kingsman', 'Kick-Ass' creator Mark Millar

7 August 2017 7:29 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

SVoD giant mark first company acquisition with purchase of comic book publisher.

Netflix has marked its first ever compnay acquisition by buying Millarworld, the publishing outfit founded by Mark Millar, who created the Kingsman and Kick-Ass franchises.

Millarworld will continue to create new character franchises and evolve its current properties through feature films and series, which will exclusively be available to Netflix subscribers.

“As creator and re-inventor of some of the most memorable stories and characters in recent history, ranging from Marvel’s The Avengers to Millarworld’s Kick-Ass, Kingsman, Wanted and Reborn franchises, Mark is as close as you can get to a modern day Stan Lee,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos. “We can’t wait to harness the creative power of Millarworld to Netflix and start a new era in global storytelling.”

Millar, who runs Millarworld with his wife Lucy Millar, has seen films based on his comics gross close to $1bn worldwide »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Netflix marks first acquisition with 'Kingsman' creator Millarworld

7 August 2017 7:29 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

SVoD giant buys comic book publisher.

Netflix has marked its first ever acquisition by acquiring Millarworld, the publishing outfit founded by Mark Millar, who created the Kingsman and Kick-Ass franchises.

Millarworld will continue to create new character franchises and evolve its current properties through feature films and series, which will exclusively be available to Netflix subscribers.

“As creator and re-inventor of some of the most memorable stories and characters in recent history, ranging from Marvel’s The Avengers to Millarworld’s Kick-Ass, Kingsman, Wanted and Reborn franchises, Mark is as close as you can get to a modern day Stan Lee,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos. “We can’t wait to harness the creative power of Millarworld to Netflix and start a new era in global storytelling.”

Millar, who runs Millarworld with his wife Lucy Millar, has seen films based on his comics gross close to $1bn worldwide. Before setting »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Netflix Acquires ‘Kingsman’ & ‘Kick-Ass’ Comic Publisher Millarworld

7 August 2017 7:14 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

In its first ever acquisition, Netflix has bought Millarworld, the comic book publisher founded by Mark Millar which has spawned stories such as Kick-Ass, Kingsman and Old Man Logan. Netflix and Millar will work to bring Millarworld's portfolio of character franchises to life through films, series and kids shows available exclusively to Netflix global subscribers. The company will continue to create and publish new stories and character franchises under the Netflix… »

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Netflix Buys ‘Kick-Ass,’ ‘Kingsman’ Comics Creator Millarworld

7 August 2017 7:09 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Netflix announced Monday that it has acquired Millarworld, the comic book publishing company founded by “Kick-Ass” and “Kingsman” creator Mark Millar. This is the first acquisition by the streaming giant. The terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed. Millarworld is a creator-owned line that holds the rights to the U.K. writer’s 18 yet-to-be-optioned properties such as “Jupiter’s Legacy” and “Mph” — as well as any stories and characters that Millarworld will create in the future. Also Read: 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' Opener Is 'Tokyo Drift' Meets 'Deadpool,' and That's Kind of Great Millar creations such as “Kingsman, »

- Carli Velocci

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Netflix acquires Mark Millar’s Millarworld

7 August 2017 7:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Netflix has announced the acquisition of Millarworld, Mark Millar’s comic book imprint, with plans to develop its roster of properties for both film and television.

“As creator and re-inventor of some of the most memorable stories and characters in recent history, ranging from Marvel’s The Avengers to Millarworld’s Kick-Ass, Kingsman, Wanted and Reborn franchises, Mark is as close as you can get to a modern day Stan Lee,” said Netflix’s Ted Sarandos. “We can’t wait to harness the creative power of Millarworld to Netflix and start a new era in global storytelling.”

“Warner Bros bought DC Comics in 1968. Disney bought Marvel in 2009. Today Netflix purchased Millarworld and I’m still blinking,” said Millar on his website. “This is only the third time in history a comic-book company purchase on this scale has ever happened… Over the years, Millarworld has amassed twenty different franchises working with »

- Gary Collinson

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Netflix's First Acquisition: 'Kingsman' Comics Publisher

7 August 2017 6:56 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Netflix has acquired Millarworld, the comic book publisher from Wanted and Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar, marking the streaming giant's first major acquisition.

Terms of the deal between Netflix and the comics world guru weren't announced. But Netflix and Millar will bring Millarworld’s franchises to life through films, series and kids’ shows available exclusively to Netflix members globally. Millarworld will also continue to create and publish new stories and character franchises under the Netflix label.

The acquisition continues Netflix's efforts to work directly with prolific and skilled creators and to acquire IP and ownership of stories featuring popular characters and fictional worlds.

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- Etan Vlessing

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