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Jessie Robertson reviews Huck #1…
In a quiet seaside town, Huck uses his special gifts to do a good deed each day. His neighbors return the favors by keeping his abilities a secret. But when a newcomer alerts the media, a firestorm erupts, sending Huck on an adventure that will change everything. This brand-new series from writer Mark Millar and artist Rafael Albuquerque presents a comicbook unlike anything you’ve read before.
Huck is the latest offering from Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Kingsman) and it, well, first, the artwork jumps off the page. It has this animated quality to it that feels energetic and kid-like. It just makes me giddy looking at it. The opening pages are an example of something I love to see in comics (when done right): empty speech bubbles and a visceral story unfolding before you. It’s something only comics can bring you. It shows our main character, »
- Jessie Robertson
Two years on and still, almost inexplicably, the debate over Man of Steel‘s controversial finale rages on. Though it may filter into next year’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice as part of the film’s prologue sequence, the scene continues to divide fans in a way marmite could only dream.
Now, the latest opinion to be tossed into the pot comes via Kick-Ass scribe Mark Millar, who recently spoke to GamesRadar about the traumatizing effect the third act had on him as a viewer and respected comic book writer.
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Weighing on the “edginess” that has become such a prominent feature of the superhero movie scene, Millar believes that Man of Steel‘s finale was ultimately too violent.
- Michael Briers
"I agree with having a good core group of friends," said Moretzm "but the issue I have with squads is it creates exclusivity.
"I was never included in those things when I was a kid. I was the weird one that chose to do movies...
"...so now I go out of my way to be nice to people and make them feel included.
"I think feminism is about strong women being who they want to be and fighting for equality on all accounts. It’s not about men being demolished to bring women higher up in the world..."
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- Michael Stevens
Disturbed by Superman breaking General Zod’s neck in 2013’s Man of Steel, the comic book icon has created a superhero with learning difficulties who does a good deed every day
When Mark Millar speaks, comic-book aficionados usually listen. Without the celebrated Scottish writer there would be no Kick-Ass or Kingsman: The Secret Service, while it’s no surprise that the X-Men movies have taken a distinct upward turn since Millar took on the role of creative consultant for 20th Century Fox’s roster of Marvel-based comic adaptations (we’ll say no more about Fantastic Four).
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- Ben Child
Mark Millar knows a thing or two about comic book characters. The man behind the books that inspired Kick-Ass and Kingsman: The Secret Service is known for telling stories that take violence to near artistic levels. However, the man also feels that the darkness needs balance. This is why he has issues with Man of Steel. It seems that the penchant for darkness in our comic book movies may have gone a little too far. While prefacing his statements, in a piece he.s written for Gamesradar, by saying that he is a fan of everybody involved in the Superman movie, and also saying that he believed the scene where Superman takes down Zod made sense within the context of the movie, he believes the film.s ending goes against the moral that superhero comics always strived for. Superman is a character literally capable of anything, yet he chooses to »
Sneak Peek director J. Blakeson's upcoming science fiction thriller "The 5th Wave" based on author Rick Yancey's novel, starring Chloë Grace Moretz ("Kick-Ass"), Nick Robinson, Alex Roe, Maika Monroe, Liev Schreiber and Zackary Arthur, opening January 15, 2016:
"...four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, 'Cassie Sullivan' (Moretz) is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.
"As she prepares for the fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope – if she can only trust him..."
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- Michael Stevens
Earlier this week, we posted an article about a film fan/ indie movie producer’s pretty decent pitch for a Die Hard 6. Eric D. Wilkinson took at a quite expensive full-page-ad in The Hollywood Reporter to share his ideas for a sixth Die Hard with director Len Wiseman and star Bruce Willis. There’s been no official response as yet, but Kick-Ass creator, and Fox’s Chief Creative Consultant for their Marvel properties, Mark Millar, picked up on our article and chimed in on his thoughts of getting John McClane to the ‘Die Hard scenario’ of his prison incarceration a little quicker.
Here’s what Millar posted on his website.
To get McClane in this high-security prison much faster and much more smoothly how about he’s arrested as he comes off a Christmas flight and he has no idea what the Hell he’s being charged with? He’s »
- Paul Heath
A nice addition to this story. Mark Millar, the man at the heart of the likes of Kick-Ass and Kingsman: The Secret Service, has posted about Eric D Wilkinson's idea for a new Die Hard film. And what's more, he's taken it a step further. Here's what else Millar would do with the original idea that Wilkinson had...
To get McClane in this high-security prison much faster and much more smoothly how about he’s arrested as he comes off a Christmas flight and he has no idea what the Hell he’s being charged with? He’s been busted under a Homeland Security provision, the last twenty five years of his life having him involved or certainly at the centre of…
The attack on the Nakatomi building
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The 18-year-old actress has been making waves with her performances so far, and now, Chloe gets the chance to take on the cherished princess. She's kicked ass in Kick-Ass, she's held her own against Juliette Binoche in Clouds of Sils Maria, and she's used her telekinetic powers for evil in Carrie. The only question we have is, can she sing?
Been waiting a long time to tell you guys !! #TheLittleMermaid going to be a beautiful experience! Can't wait to show everyone my Mermaid!
— Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) November 6, 2015
We don't know much about this adaptation, except that screenwriter Richard Curtis is penning the script. Curtis is most known for writing and directing such British rom-coms as Love, Actually and About Time. Does this mean that The Little Mermaid is going to be a romantic comedy? It could definitely work.
The Little Mermaid's »
- Adriana Floridia
Disney are in the middle of remaking all of their animated movies into live-action films, including The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, and the recently released Cinderella. Well, Universal are also looking at the classic fairy stories, and they are planning an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid. Over the weekend, the studio have reportedly cast the hugely talented Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass)in the lead role.
The story of a mermaid who gives up her beautiful voice in an attempt to be with the handsome prince she loves.
In additional news, the film also has attracted the writing talents of Richard Curtis (Love, Actually), who is in negotiations to join the movie.
There isn’t a director attached presently (Sofia Coppola was at one point-set to helm), but we’re sure that Universal will be filling that void very soon.
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- Paul Heath
Chloe Grace Moretz has been cast as the live-action Little Mermaid in Universal's much anticipated new movie. The former Kick-Ass star, 18, who has also starred in the remake of the horror movie Carrie, and has appeared in Hugo, and 30 Rock, will play Ariel in the movie reboot based on Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale. Photos: Young Hollywood's hottest stars "Been waiting a long time to tell you guys !!" Moretz said via Twitter as she made the announcement on Friday, Nov. 7. "#TheLittleMermaid going to be [...] »
Variety reveals that Kick-Ass and Carrie star Chloe Moretz is set to take on the title role in Working Title and Universal’s upcoming live-action take on The Little Mermaid. Not much is known about this version of the classic Hans Christian Andersen story – which was turned into a very popular animated movie by Disney – but
- Josh Wilding
Read More: Daniel Craig Says James Bond Is "Actually A Misogynist" "Layer Cake" (2004) The first feature from director Matthew Vaughn ("Kick-Ass," "Kingsman: The Secret Service"), "Layer Cake" is just as wild and action-packed as his more recent films, but it also has a a distinct emotional edge, due in large part to Craig’s performance as a nameless London cocaine dealer. Just before his early retirement, he is sent on two of his most dangerous assignments yet, which include kidnapping, killing and purchasing a ridiculous amount of hard drugs. In "Layer Cake," Craig shows off his trademark ability to be a rough-around-the-edges tough guy one moment and a vulnerable and authentic one the next without ever having us doubt his machismo. Craig’s cocaine dealer is a mess of violent fun and shows his beleaguered nature when the going gets too rough. "Hotel Splendide" (2000) Long before he was the first blonde. »
- Ryan Anielski
Sacha Baron Cohen is back in action!
Starring alongside action star Mark Strong (Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service), Cohen is taking on what may be his most toned down character yet. Of course, knowing the actor/comedian, there won't be much about The Brothers Grimsby that you could call tame. Isn't that why we love him?
The film documents the missions of the World's Greatest Spy (Strong), whose new assignment forces him to team up with his football hooligan brother, played by Cohen. The mis-matched pair are bound to bring some raunchy and off-colour laughs. For anyone who loves the man who brought Borat and Bruno to life, The Brothers Grimsby is the action comedy that you won't want to miss when it hits theatres on March 4, 2016.
- Adriana Floridia
Now that comic book scribe Mark Millar can claim responsibility for the glittering success of both the Kick-Ass series and Kingsman: The Secret Service – itself on the path to becoming a franchise – you can understand the writer taking a break from the movie scene. How and ever, not one to rest on his laurels, Millar has teed up another comic-to-film property in Huck, and now the talent has vouched for Channing Tatum to land the title role.
Created alongside artist Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire), Huck is a 6-issue miniseries that recently stumbled onto a path to the silver screen when Jeff Robinov’s Studio 8 picked up the rights earlier this month. While it’s still incubating in the early stages, Millar believes Tatum would make a perfect fit for the “Forest Gump/Captain America” style of character – a decision swayed by the Jump Street actor rushing to Stan Lee »
- Michael Briers
Huck, an Image Comics series starting on Nov. 18, is very different in tone compared to much of their past work, but that just means more excitement for writer Mark Millar and artist Rafael Albuquerque.
“I like doing different things,” said Millar via Skype interview today. “In the past two, three years I have tried to mix things up.”
Many know Millar for darker stories he has come up with, like those in the controversial Kick-Ass comics, but this upcoming comic follows the titular Huck, a genuine and kind man reminiscent of the biblically-based “Good Samaritan” archetype. The character was raised from birth to do a good deed every day, and that is exactly what he does as a grown man for the ordinary folks of his neighborhood.
During some charity work he participated in last year, Millar met an elderly man visiting on a vacation for two weeks who heavily inspired the character of Huck, »
- Matthew Petras
Acting quickly to capitalise on the success of the first film, and the fact that co-writer/director Matthew Vaughn already had ideas for more stories, 20th Century Fox has planted a flag in June 16, 2017 for the Kingsman: The Secret Service sequel.Before we proceed further, we should caution that this and other dates mentioned from here on out are all targeted at Us audiences: the first Kingsman, for example, arrived on general release nearly half a month earlier here than it did in the States. But Variety’s report is more intriguing – or worrying, depending on how you look at it – in that Vaughn isn’t actually aboard to direct yet. There’s a chance we could be looking at a repeat of the Kick-Ass situation, with Vaughn handing off the sequel to someone else, but during our podcast chat with the man (find it below), he seemed so enthusiastic »
You can find Melissa Leo in da club for her next TV role — a comedy club, to be specific.
The Oscar-winning actress (The Fighter, Louie) has landed a major role in Showtime’s dark comedy pilot I’m Dying Up Here. If it’s picked up, Leo would be a series regular as Goldie, who’s described as “a brassy comedy-club owner who rules over her business with an iron fist and nurtures her comedians with tough love.”
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Earlier this month, it became clear that Egerton was facing a scheduling conflict between the two tentpole pictures, but The Hollywood Reporter has said that the conflict is now resolved.
Lionsgate subsequently shifted their timetable to allow Egerton to make Robin Hood: Origins when his commitments to Vaughn’s film are over later in the summer months.
This whole fiasco might »
- Tom Beasley
Nowadays, it's hard to image that Nicolas Cage would turn down any movie, let alone one guaranteed to be a massive blockbuster success. Especially when he's taking jobs in such dreck as Left Behind and Season of the Witch. But as it turns out, he passed up a key role in what is one of the biggest series of all time. Yes, he could have been Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
For the past few years, Nicolas Cage has had a rough go at choosing projects. He's appeared in one flop after the next, many of them going straight to VOD or home video (which isn't a bad thing in this day of streaming media, but in his case it has been). He won raves for his indie thriller Joe, and had a great cameo turn in Kick-Ass, but there hasn't been anything too memorable on his resume for sometime. »
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