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Amazon Has Committed To Five Seasons of The Lord Of The Rings Series and it Will Cost Them $1 Billion to Produce

Some new information regarding Amazon's The Lord of the Rings series has come to light thanks to THR. As you know, Amazon Studio paid $250 million for the right s to J.R.R. Tolkien's novels and it looks like it will be one of the most expansive series ever. Amazon has committed to a five-season run and when all is said and done, it is expected to cost over $1 billion.

Greenberg Glusker attorney Matt Galsor, who served as the chief architect of the deal and repped the Tolkien estate, talked about the deal saying:

"This is the most complicated deal I've ever seen, but it was handled relatively quickly, in a way that brought the parties together in a close relationship. It was tough, but everybody liked each other and felt like a team more as the deal closed."

The report goes on to say that Amazon may use material
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'Red Sonja' Will Finally Return to Life on the Big Screen

Movie audiences have been crying out for strong female characters on the big screen, as demonstrated by the huge popular success of Wonder Woman last year. That bodes well for the prospect of finally seeing the classic comic book hero Red Sonja return to life in theaters everywhere -- especially since a new writer has just been hired! Model turned actress Brigitte Nielsen (top) embodied the character in Red Sonja (1985), which followed in the footsteps of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer as a period adventure. Pulp writer Robert E. Howard created both Conan and Sonja in the 1930s, but while Conan quickly became popular, Sonja did not really burst out on her own until she debuted in the Marvel comic book universe in 1973, thanks to writer Roy...
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Red Sonja Remake Revs Back Up with X-Men: First Class Writer

Millennium Films is making another push to bring a new Red Sonja movie to the big screen, nearly a decade after it first started developing the remake. The production company has enlisted Ashley Miller (X-Men: First Class) to write the screenplay, although no director is attached at this time. Millennium Films' Avi Lerner is putting this on the fast track to production, after the massive success of Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman, which over performed at the box office last summer taking in $412.5 million domestic and $821.8 million worldwide. Here's what Miller had to say in a statement about coming aboard to write Red Sonja.

"It's an exciting opportunity to faithfully adapt the amazing Hyborean world Robert E. Howard created, and inject it with Sonja's intelligence, ferocity, and fearless humanity. I want people to love Sonja the way I love her, and walk out of the theater understanding why she's so popular and enduring.
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The Film Adaptation of Red Sonja Moves Forward with the Writer of Thor and X-men: First Class

After the success of Wonder Woman, Millennium Films was excited about moving forward with their feature film adaptation of Robert E. Howard's Red Sonja. The production company has now hired screenwriter Ashley Edward Miller to write the screenplay. Miller has worked on projects such as Thor, X-Men: First Class, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and the upcoming remake of Big Trouble in Little China.

Red Sonja made her comic debut in Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian #23 back in 1975 from writer Roy Thomas and artist Barry Windsor-Smith. She was loosely based on Red Sonya of Rogatino in Robert E. Howard's 1934 short story "The Shadow of the Vulture."

Red Sonja is the greatest swordswoman of the Hyborean Age and more than a match for any man in combat. She has become the archetypal example of the strikingly beautiful warrior woman clad in her iconic bikini-like armor. I've been a fan of this character for years,
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Film News Roundup: S.B. Divya’s Cyborg Racing Story ‘Runtime’ in Development as Movie

Film News Roundup: S.B. Divya’s Cyborg Racing Story ‘Runtime’ in Development as Movie
In today’s film news roundup, sci-fi thriller “Runtime” is in the works as a movie, “Jurassic World in Concert” gets a premiere date, and Maia Mitchell joins rom-com “The Last Summer.”

Development

S.B. Divya’s sci-fi thriller “Runtime” is being developed as a movie with Escape Artists and John Sacchi attached to produce.

“Runtime,” published in 2016, is the story of the Minerva Challenge, a cybernetic race across the Sierra Nevadas, and how one underprivileged young woman cobbles together enough technology to compete against rivals with corporate sponsors. The key character — Marmeg Guinto — uses parts she found in rich people’s garbage and spent the money her mother wanted her to use for nursing school to enter the race. But the Minerva Challenge is the only chance she has at a better life for herself and her younger brothers, and she’s ready to risk it all.

“Runtime” was
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Amazon is Reportedly Spending $1 Billion on a Sci-Fi Series Called The Three-body Problem

Amazon has got a lot of exciting projects in the pipeline. They've already been delivering great series like Fortitude, Absentia, The Man in High Castle, The Tick, Sneaky Pete and more. They are also producing series for The Lord of the Rings and Conan The Barbarian.

Out of all of these things, it seems like their adaptation of the Chinese sci-fi book series The Three-Body Problem is going to be their most ambitious series yet! According to Financial Times, they are looking to spend $1 billion to develop this single show! That's insane! That will make it one of the most expensive series of all time.

The Three-Body Problem was written by Liu Cixin and published in 2008. It's the first in a series that also includes The Dark Forest and Death's End. These three novels have become known as The Remembrance of Earth's Past Trilogy. Here’s the official synopsis for
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Conan The Barbarian TV series in the works

Conan The Barbarian TV series in the works
Amazon is developing a Conan The Barbarian TV series...

It might finally be time for the Conanaissance to begin in earnest.

Everyone's favourite Cimmerian has been absent from screens since 2011, when Jason Momoa starred in a Conan The Barbarian reboot, which failed to get a new franchise of the ground. You have to go back to 1984, with  Conan The Destroyer, the sadly inferior sequel to John Milius' masterful 1982 film, Conan The Barbarian, for more sword swinging action, and Arnold Schwarzenegger spent the next 30 years or so dropping hints that he'd complete the trilogy with King Conan one day.

Needless to say, King Conan continues to stall, and it doesn't look like it's going to happen. Especially now that Amazon is developing a new series, under the simple title of Conan, which will trace the character's origin from wandering barbarian to king of the realm. Conan has some impressive talent working for it,
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Conan’s Best Marvel Universe Crossovers, Ranked

The surprise announcement on Friday that Conan the Barbarian will return to Marvel Comics in 2019 after a nearly two-decade absence has plenty of fans excited. Considering the publisher’s recent Legacy initiative, it’s a perfect time to begin a new era for an iconic character who enjoyed a 30-year history at Marvel. During that time, more than 650 issues of assorted Conan titles were released.

While Conan’s world is rich, populated by many memorable supporting character, it’s unclear what is included in this new deal. For instance, a Red Sonja series is now published by Dynamite Entertainment, and feature the villainous Kulan Gath, both of whom were introduced in the early 1970s in Marvel’s original Conan the Barbarian.
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Did You Know that Conan The Barbarian is Technically Part of Marvel Comics?

Now that Disney has purchased 21st Century Fox it’s important to take stock of everything that came with it, and Conan the Barbarian is one of those assets. He’s been a part of the McU for a long time now and could potentially be seen to make a return to the cinematic universe. Keep in mind that his world, the same as that in the McU, was far different in his time, but it does follow along the timeline that has been kept and updated continually. His world was essentially created when Atlantis was swallowed by the sea, a natural

Did You Know that Conan The Barbarian is Technically Part of Marvel Comics?
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Dick Tracy will return in 2018

Mike Cecchini Kirsten Howard Dec 13, 2017

A new Dick Tracy series exploring the character's early years is coming next year...

In news that is long, long overdue, Dick Tracy will finally return to the world of comics.

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Archie Comics has acquired the rights to publish a Dick Tracy comic, the first time new adventures of comics' most famous cop have been published in comic book form since Kyle Baker and John Moore's 'True Hearts And Tommy Guns' Trilogy in 1990. The new series comes from co-writers Michael Moreci and Alex Segura, with art by Thomas Pitilli.

"The first arc of the series is going back to square one - as we explore the very early days of Dick Tracy's time in The City, soon after the second World War,
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Archie Comics to explore the early days of Dick Tracy with new ongoing series

Dick Tracy is set for a return to the world of comic book this coming April, with Archie set to launch a brand new title from Alex Segura, Michael Moreci and Thomas Pitilli, which will explore the earliest investigations of one of pop culture’s most iconic detectives in a series that promises to blend the classic Dick Tracy style that readers know and love with a modern and dark noir feel.

Dick Tracy has always been a character that stands shoulder to shoulder amongst the best–Superman, The Shadow, Conan the Barbarian, Spider-Man, you name it,” said co-writer Michael Moreci. “There’s been so many great Dick Tracy stories over the past 75 years, and that’s such a testament to his versatility, his amazing–unbeatable–rogues gallery, and what he represents.”

“The first arc of the series is going back to square one – as we explore the very early
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Conan Exiles gets May release date, Collector’s Edition and new trailer

Funcom has announced that Conan Exiles, the studio’s open-world survival game set in the savage lands of Conan the Barbarian, will shed its Early Access skin and launch in both digital and retail stores this coming May.

To celebrate today’s announcement, Funcom released a brand new trailer which also offers a glimpse at some of the new content that will make its way to the final version, including an entirely new biome and a new combat system. Watch it here…

Meanwhile, Funcom has also announced that a special Collector’s Edition is also available for pre-order, and includes:

Figurine: 15 cm / 6 inch Conan the Barbarian polyresin figurine, modeled after Conan from the Conan Exiles cinematic trailer Custom Comic Book: Full-color print comic book created in collaboration with Dark Horse Comics specifically for this game. The comic book tells the story of Conan on one of his adventures in the Exiled Lands.
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Justice League movie review: grab ’em by the fanboy

MaryAnn’s quick take… The cinematic equivalent of Trump and Brexit as awfulness brought upon ourselves. Incoherent and cheap-looking. There are no heroes, and everything is broken. I’m “biast” (pro): loved Wonder Woman, liked Man of Steel

I’m “biast” (con): …but not a fan of the other Dceu movies

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

These are the times that try woman’s soul. Trump. Brexit. Harvey Weinstein. Al Franken. (Really? Damn.) Global warming. Syria. Everything is awful. Everything is broken. Blake Shelton is People’s Sexiest Man alive? Christ, someone make it stop.

So it’s actually rather brilliant of Warner Bros and DC to fully embrace the everything-is-shit zeitgeist with a movie that just throws up its hands and agrees that the world and those in charge of it are garbage. Justice League is almost a meta exegesis of reality in
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Craig T. Rumar, Agent for Stallone and Schwarzenegger, Dies at 85

Craig T. Rumar, Agent for Stallone and Schwarzenegger, Dies at 85
Craig T. Rumar, a talent agent who represented Sylvester Stallone in negotiations for Rocky and handled Arnold Schwarzenegger's deal for Conan the Barbarian, has died. He was 85.

Rumar died Oct. 25 in Athens, Texas, after a battle with Lewy body dementia, a publicist announced.

Serving as Stallone's agent, Rumar — working with Larry Kubik, his business partner at Film Artists Management Enterprises — negotiated and packaged the deal with producers Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler and United Artists that would bring Rocky (1976) to the big screen.

Stallone had written the screenplay and insisted that he also portray Philadelphia...
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Remake For "Red Sonja"

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Millennium Media ("The Expendables") are developing a remake of the 1985 feature "Red Sonja":

"Red Sonja" was created by writer Roy Thomas and illustrator Barry Smith, as a female foil to their Marvel Comics version of author Robert E. Howard's "Conan the Barbarian".

Millennium's Avi Lerner and Joe Gatta, Cinelou's Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon will produce the new film.

Howard created female warriors 'Bêlit' and 'Valeria', for the "Weird Tales" magazine stories "Queen of the Black Coast"...

...and "Red Nails"...

...also creating character 'Red Sonya', aka 'Sonya of Rogatino', who although not a 'sword 'n sorcery' hero, carried a pistol, debuting in "The Magic Carpet Magazine" (1934).

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Red Sonja"...
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Red Sonja reboot moving forward in the wake of Wonder Woman success

Having been stuck in development hell for the best part of a decade, it looks like the Red Sonja reboot may finally be moving forward thanks to the box office success of Warner Bros.’ female-led DC blockbuster Wonder Woman.

According to Deadline, Millennium Media is moving forward with a new movie, which is being produced by Avi Lerner and Joe Gatta alongside of Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon of Cinelou. The idea is to fast track the project, and the search is now underway for a writer.

“We have been waiting for the right time for this remake,” said Lerner. “With the success of Wonder Woman, the audience has spoken. They want female heroes.”

Loosely based on Conan creator Robert E. Howard’s Red Sonya of Rogantino, Red Sonja debuted in the Marvel Comics series Conan the Barbarian #23 in 1973, and was portrayed by Brigitte Nielsen in the 1985 feature film.

Robert Rodriguez
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A New Red Sonja Film is Going Into Development Because of Wonder Woman's Success

It looks like another big screen adaptation of Robert E. Howard's Red Sonja is going into development. Hollywood has been trying to get a new Red Sonja film off the ground for years.

Robert Rodriguez was attached to develop a movie based on the badass female warrior at one point with Rose McGowan, then Simon West was going to take it on with Amber Heard in the lead role. Later on, Christopher Cosmos (Game of Thrones) was hired to write a new script. The last I heard about the film, came last year when X-Men director Bryan Singer was reportedly developing it.

With the current popularity of Wonder Woman, it's not surprising that someone would want to get rolling on the Red Sonja feature film. According to Deadline, Millennium Media will finance and produce the film. They also say that the production company is putting the project on the
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Ed Catto: One Man’s Treasure

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You know the old saying: One’s man’s trash is another man’s treasure. That applies to me and my pals so often.

Now, I realize I’m very blessed: I have a great bunch of friends. I share interests and/or a long history with each them. I guess that’s part of the definition of a friend. But we don’t all love the same stuff. And when it comes to Geek Culture, a bunch of my friends just aren’t that into it.

I pity those fools as I flip through the latest PaperGirls.

Freddie P is that type of friend. He’s a long-time pal. We grew up in the same small town, kept in touch through college and lived near another in those wild just-a-few-years-outta-college days. After that, we always stayed in touch. We’ve watched each other’s families grow up. We laughed
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Preview of Wonder Woman/Conan #1

The Amazon Warrior meets the Cimmerian Barbarian today with the release of the first issue of the six-issue crossover series Wonder Woman/Conan, and we’ve got a preview for you here courtesy of DC and Dark Horse Comics; check it out…

What makes one a legend? How do legends carve their names into history, when countless others are forgotten? Wonder Woman and Conan the Barbarian are destined by the fates to be legendary, but when their stories collide, will both emerge victorious, or will the fickle Gods cut their lives short? Co-published with Dark Horse Comics.

Wonder Woman/Conan #1 is out now, priced $3.99.
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This Wonder Woman/Conan exclusive brings Diana into a barbarian’s world

As a past writer of both Wonder Woman and Red Sonja comics, Gail Simone is well versed in both superhero storytelling and pulp fantasy, making her a great choice to pen the first meeting of Wonder Woman and Conan the Barbarian. Wonder Woman/Conan The Barbarian is a new six-issue miniseries from DC Comics and Dark…

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