“You just had your ass handed to you by a goddamn retiree” — RED


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Homage Comics was created in 1995 as an imprint of WildStorm Comics, itself one of the studios under the umbrella of Image Comics. Homage—named after the studio to which WildStorm founder Jim Lee belonged—was focused on writer-centered works. Image was famously artist-centric, as it was founded by a bunch of artists who hired writers to script their work. Homage, though, featured work developed by Kurt Busiek (Astro City), Jeff Mariotte (Desperadoes), James Robinson (Leave it to Chance), Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), and Warren Ellis, whose RED was a three-issue series with art by Cully Hamner published in 2003.

WildStorm was later made part of DC Comics, and RED was optioned for a film after Warner Bros. (who has first refusal on all DC properties) passed on it.

The original three-issue series was a pretty simple story with only four characters: Paul ...

John Connor is Back, and More Reveals From SDCC’s Terminator: Dark Fate Panel


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Terminator 2, John Connor, Edward Furlong

Linda Hamilton is reprising her role as Sarah Connor in that latest Terminator film, but there was still much more to reveal at San Diego Comic-Con this year. Here’s what went down in Hall H at the Terminator: Dark Fate panel!

James Cameron could not appear in person, as he is hard at work on the Avatar sequels. He recorded a video greeting for fans and said that his only stipulation in the next Terminator film was making sure Arnold Schwarzenegger could return for the film. After selecting the director (Deadpool‘s Tim Miller), he stepped back and let him take over completely. Miller took the stage and let the audience know that Dark Fate was really all “about finishing Linda’s story,” and that the film will explore the consequences of Sarah’s choice to destroy Cyberdyne at the end of T2. There’s only one timeline at work in this ...

John Connor is Back, and More Reveals From SDCC’s Terminator: Dark Fate Panel


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Terminator 2, John Connor, Edward Furlong

Linda Hamilton is reprising her role as Sarah Connor in that latest Terminator film, but there was still much more to reveal at San Diego Comic-Con this year. Here’s what went down in Hall H at the Terminator: Dark Fate panel!

James Cameron could not appear in person, as he is hard at work on the Avatar sequels. He recorded a video greeting for fans and said that his only stipulation in the next Terminator film was making sure Arnold Schwarzenegger could return for the film. After selecting the director (Deadpool‘s Tim Miller), he stepped back and let him take over completely. Miller took the stage and let the audience know that Dark Fate was really all “about finishing Linda’s story,” and that the film will explore the consequences of Sarah’s choice to destroy Cyberdyne at the end of T2. There’s only one timeline at work in this ...

The Final Trailer for IT Chapter Two Is Here


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Those lucky enough to be at San Diego Comic-Con were treated to a sneak peek at the new IT Chapter Two trailer on Wednesday night, and word on the street said it was scary as hell. Now, the clip has been uploaded for the rest of us, so we can float too.

The (yep, terrifying) clip opens innocuously enough with a flash-back of Bill giving Beverly a ride on his bicycle down the streets. “Something happens to you when you leave this town,” Mike says in a voiceover. “The farther away, the hazier it all gets. But me, I never left. I remember all of it.” From there, a clap of thunder and that horrible doo-doo-doo sound that plays whenever Pennywise appears signals a quick departure into horror territory…

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5 Questions About The New 007 and The Future of the Bond Franchise


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Lashana Lynch as 007, Bond 25

The news has been keeping a weather eye on the latest James Bond film (currently only known as Bond 25), leading to a sizable leak and subsequent announcement over the weekend that could shake the series all the way to its foundations—and I’m not talking about the obliteration of Bond’s ancestral home, Skyfall.

I’m talking about the new 007.

[Speculation around Bond25 movie rumors below.]

It was already known that James Bond’s retirement at the end of Spectre stuck for this new film; the basic synopsis for Bond25 involves Bond living in Jamaica and deciding to come out of retirement when his buddy Felix Leiter asks for his help—while his old spy crew will undoubtedly end up lending him support in some capacity, that doesn’t mean that Bond is back in action via any official channels. More importantly, if he did formally retire prior to the film, that’s a ...

The MCU’s Spidey Is a Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man that Looks Like His Neighborhood


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Spider-Man Far From Home

Spider-Man has always been inextricably linked with New York City. From his very first appearance in Amazing Fantasy #15, he’s been a city kid, though that he was actually in the Big Apple wasn’t specified until later. (Marvel’s earliest superhero comics tended to take place in generic, unidentified cities, or in “Central City” or the like…)

Some of Spidey’s most iconic moments have been part of the city that never sleeps, most notably Gwen Stacy’s death on the Brooklyn Bridge (or the George Washington Bridge, depending on whether you believe the art or the script, though the story really only makes sense at the former, given the geography).

But while his surroundings have always looked like NYC, his supporting cast has never quite lived up to it—at least until the Marvel Cinematic Universe…

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The First Trailer for The King’s Man Is Here


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Buckle up, kiddos, because The King’s Man is about to take you on a wild ride through history. The first trailer for the Kingsman prequel is here, and it largely consists of Ralph Fiennes narrating the shady (BIG understatement. HUGE.) deeds of the British Empire as things explode in slow-motion.

“Throughout time, our people robbed, lied, and killed,” his character begins in a voiceover. “Until one day, we found ourselves noblemen. But that nobility never came from chivalry.”

As he continues, there are shots of war, Kingsman recruit training, familiar-looking secret doors in libraries, ice-stabbing, attempted assassinations, plenty of fights involving swords vs. various firearms, and Rasputin (yes, that Rasputin). They’re keeping the actual plot of the prequel pretty vague, but the official synopsis promises that the famously unkillable mystic will be just one of a revolving cast of historical-domain baddies:

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“Get off my plains!” — Cowboys & Aliens


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Platinum Studios released Cowboys & Aliens in 2006. The storyline, conceived by Platinum’s Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, had been in development since 1997, both as a graphic novel and as a film. Universal and Dreamworks bought the rights to the concept, which Rosenberg eventually put out as a 105-page graphic novel written by Fred Van Lente and Andrew Foley, with art by Dennis Calero and Luciano Lima.

The movie finally came out in 2011.

Platinum was created by Rosenberg specifically to create graphic novel properties that could then be turned into films or TV shows. (Full disclosure: Your humble rewatcher started a project with Platinum, a horror/comedy miniseries, but I only wrote the script for one issue before I was removed from the series as the editors and I couldn’t get on the same page.)

While the movie was languishing in development hell, Rosenberg commissioned a big ...

Maleficent Meets the Family in New Trailer for Mistress of Evil


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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, trailer 2

While the first trailer for the Maleficent sequel showed a mysterious falling out between Aurora and her magical maternal figure, it looks as though their fight is destined to be a tad more… pedestrian than that.

Here’s the newest trailer:

So it turns out that they’re fighting because Aurora wants to get married and Maleficent is (understandably, given what happened last time) against romantic attachments? Michelle Pfeiffer is trying to take the place of Aurora’s mom? Chiwetel Ejiofor is here to introduce Maleficent to her own species? Not sure where this is going, but hopefully it’s a little more complicated than “how dare you very predictably grow up and want to have relationships with men, this means war“.

Also, there’s a new Prince Philip, since Brenton Thwaites had too many scheduling conflicts to return to the role. So, that’s a funny turn.

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Almost Every SFF/Horror/Comic Book Adaptation in the Works!


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Rosamund Pike Moiraine Wheel of Time TV show

Thanks to the landscape-shifting success of properties like Game of Thrones and Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, we’ve entered a golden age of sci-fi and fantasy being developed for film and television. It seems that nearly every network and studio has snatched up the rights to old and new classics, with a bevy of projects in production or premiering in the coming months. To keep you on top of the latest news, we’ve updated our master list of every SFF adaptation currently in the works, from The Batman to Y: The Last Man.

Check out this list and get your DVRs and Netflix queues ready, because you’re going to be wonderfully busy for the foreseeable future.

 

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The Boys (July 26, 2019)

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Adapted from: The Boys by Garth Ennis (writer) and Darick Robertson (artist)
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Doctor Sleeps, trailer, Ewan McGregor
Batwoman trailer Kate Kane Ruby Rose
The Lady of the Lake Arthurian legend
Harley Quinn animated series teaser DC Universe NYCC 2018
His Dark Materials HBO BBC trailer adaptation
HBO Watchmen teaser
Bird of Prey teaser, Harley Quinn
The New Mutants trailer X-Men horror Maisie Williams
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Uncanny X-Men #143 Kitty Pryde spinoff movie
3001: The Final Odyssey TV adaptation Syfy Arthur C. Clarke
Aleister Arcane Steve Niles adaptation Eli Roth
All Our Wrong Todays adaptation Elan Mastai
Amulet movie adaptation Kazu Kibuishi
Analog adaptation
Anna Dressed in Blood book movie adaptation Stephenie Meyer Kendare Blake
Ancillary Justice original query Ann Leckie
Animal Farm adaptation George Orwell Andy Serkis Netflix
Armada adaptation Ernest Cline Ready Player One
Artemis Andy Weir optioned film
Aru Shah and the End of Time Roshani Chokshi adaptation
Allegiant adaptation Ascendant Starz television
Astro City Kurt Busiek adaptation
Astronaut Academy film TV adaptation
Austral TV adaptation Paul McAuley
The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle
Batgirl movie adaptation
Beacon 23 Hugh Howey adaptation Studio 8 film TV novellas
Behind the Throne adaptation K.B. Wagers
Biopunk book TV adaptation Zachary Quinto
Black Adam comic book movie adaptation Dwayne Johnson Shazam DC Entertainment
The Black Company TV adaptation Glen Cook Eliza Dushku
Black Hammer adaptation Jeff Lemire Dean Ormston
Black Panther Long Live the King
Blackhawk adaptation Steven Spielberg
Bodies graphic novel adaptation television TV Hulu
Bone adaptation feature film Warner Bros Jeff Smith
Half-Resurrection Blues by Daniel Jose Older
Boogeyman adaptation Stephen King
Book of Enchantment Villains adaptation Disney+
The Book of Joan Lidia Yuknavitch
Borne Jeff VanderMeer Paramount adaptation Scott Rudin Annihilation
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Brilliance adaptation Marcus Sakey Akiva Goldsman
The Brotherhood of the Wheel R.S. Belcher adaptation
Camelot King Arthur adaptation modern day Fox
Caraval adaptation Stephanie Garber
Castle Hangnail movie adaptation Ellen DeGeneres
The Changeling adaptation Victor LaValle
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Veruca Salt
Children of Time Adrian Tchaikovsky Arthur C. Clarke Award
The Chronicles of Amber television TV adaptation Robert Kirkman
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
City of Ghosts adaptation
Conan the Barbarian adaptation
Consider Phlebas adaptation Iain M. Banks Culture novels
A Court of Thorns and Roses adaptation Sarah J. Maas
Cowboy Ninja Viking adaptation delayed Chris Pratt
Crosswind adaptation Gail Simone Cat Staggs Vanessa Piazza
Wizard and Glass The Dark Tower TV series
Darker Shade of Magic
Dawn Lilith's Brood TV adaptation Octavia E. Butler
The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente
Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant movie adaptation
Injection Burn adaptation
Dissonance adaptation
Doc Savage adaptation
Doctor Doom movie adaptation Noah Hawley
Dracula adaptation Mark Gatiss Steven Moffat BBC
Dragonriders of Pern movie
East of West adaptation
The Electric State adaptation
Empress Mark Millar adaptation Netflix
Scott Kelly Endurance adaptation
Eternals adaptation MCU Thanos
Extreme Universe Rob Liefeld Bloodstrike
The Fandom Anna Day adaptation
The Final Six adaptation Alexandra Monir
The Fionavar Tapestry adaptation Guy Gavriel Kay Orphan Black
FKA USA Reed King adaptation
The Forever War Joe Haldeman Warner Bros Channing Tatum
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Game of Thrones spinoff series
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Gideon Falls adaptation Jeff Lemire Andrea Sorrentino
The Gilda Stories adaptation
The Girl Who Drank the Moon adaptation Kelly Barnhill
The Gone World adaptation
Gormenghast adaptation Mervyn Peake Neil Gaiman
The Grace of Kings adaptation DMG Entertainment
Grasshopper Jungle movie adaptation Edgar Wright Andrew Smith
Happiness is for Humans adaptation
The Hazel Wood Melissa Albert books we're looking forward to in 2018
A Head Full of Ghosts adaptation Paul Tremblay
Her Body and Other Parties Carmen Maria Machado
HEX Thomas Olde Heuvelt TV adaptation
The Book of Swords "The Hidden Girl" Ken Liu adaptation
The Hike adaptation Drew Magary
Hold Back the Stars Katie Khan movie adaptation John Boyega Letitia Wright
Horrorstor TV pilot Fox Grady Hendrix
The Hunger Alma Katsu adaptation
Hyperion adaptation
I Still Dream James Smythe TV adaptation
Illuminae AIDAN monstrous humans
Infidel comic adaptation
Injection adaptation Warren Ellis
Interview With the Vampire movie adaptation Josh Boone
The Invisibles adaptation
Who is Jake Ellis movie adaptation graphic novel Nathan Edmondson Image Comics
Judge Dredd TV adaptation
Kill Shakespeare adaptation
The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss
The Last Girl TV adaptation Joe Hart Amazon Studios
The Last Policeman adaptation
Lazarus comic book Greg Rucka adaptation
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie adaptation reboot Alan Moore
The Left Hand of Darkness TV adaptation Ursula K. Le Guin Limitless
The Lies of Locke Lamora TV adaptation Scott Lynch
We Have Always Lived On Mars Cecil Castellucci adaptation Life on Mars John Krasinski
Eric Heisserer adapting Ted Chiang novella Liking What You See Stories of Your Life and Others Arrival
Little Brother
The Lives of Tao adaptation
Locke & Key Joe Hill adaptation film TV
Lockwood & Co adaptation television Jonathan Stroud
Logan's Run movie adaptation
Lord of Light Roger Zelazny adaptation
Lumberjanes film adaptation
Luna: New Moon adaptation
MaddAddam adaptation Margaret Atwood
The Magic Order Mark Millar Netflix adaptation
Paolo Bacigalupi Mika Model adaptation movie Netflix
The Monolith graphic novel adaptation Lionsgate
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur adaptation
Morbius adaptation Jared Leto
Mort Terry Pratchett movie adaptation Narrativia memorial
Mouse Guard movie adaptation
MPH adaptation Mark Millar
The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson
My Best Friend's Exorcism adaptation Grady Hendrix
My Boyfriend is a Bear adaptation
Needle in a Timestack adaptation Robert SIlverberg
Neuromancer adaptation Fox
New Gods Jack Kirby movie adaptation DC Extended Universe Ava DuVernay
Feed Mira Grant movie adaptation
October Daye optioned film adaptation Seanan McGuire
Old Man's War book cover John Scalzi
The One adaptation John Marrs Netflix
The Outsider adaptation Stephen King
The Paper Magician adaptation
The Peripheral adaptation William Gibson
The Phantom Tollbooth adaptation
The Picture of Dorian Gray adaptation female driven genderbent St. Vincent
Pinocchio adaptation Guillermo del Toro Gris Grimly illustrations
The Prince and the Dressmaker Jen Wang adaptation
Princeless adaptation
Prodigy Mark Millar Netflix adaptation
Throne of Glass series TV adaptation Queen of Shadows Sarah J. Maas Hulu
The Queen of the Tearling adaptation Emma Watson
Radioactive Lauren Redniss
Ranger's Apprentice movie adaptation
The Raven Boys Cycle TV adaptation Maggie Stiefvater
Red Sonja adaptation
John Scalzi Redshirts
Resident Alien adaptation
Revival Image Comics adaptation Tim Seeley Mike Norton
Riftwar Saga adaptation
Rivers of London adaptation Ben Aaronovitch
Roadside Picnic adaptation television pilot Matthew Goode
Robopocalypse adaptation
Roche Limit adaptation
Rolling in the Deep Mira Grant
The Ruin of Kings Jenn Lyons
Runtime S.B. Divya adaptation film television
Sand adaptation Hugh Howey Syfy
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Sandman Slim adaptation
Scythe Neal Shusterman
Seveneves Neal Stephenson adaptation Ron Howard Brian Grazer
Shadow and Bone adaptation Leigh Bardugo
Shadowman adaptation
The Shambling Guide to New York City movie adaptation Mur Lafferty
The Shining Girls Lauren Beukes movie adaptation
Ship Breaker adaptation Paolo Bacigalupi Paul Haggis
The Sirens of Titan adaptation Kurt Vonnegut
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Skin Trade adaptation George R.R. Martin
Sleeping Beauties Stephen King Owen King adaptation
Metaverse Snow Crash Neal Stephenson virtual reality cyberpunk
Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaraslav Kalfar
Spawn adaptation Jamie Foxx
Spin Robert Charles Wilson adaptation
The Stand TV adaptation
Stargirl adaptation Geoff Johns
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The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter adaptation Theodora Goss
Stranger in a Strange Land adaptation
Supergirl movie adaptation
Superior adaptation Mark Millar
The Talisman adaptation Stephen King Peter Straub Josh Boone
The Telling Ursula K. Le Guin adaptation
Temeraire TV adaptation Peter Jackson Naomi Novik
Sleeping Giants adaptation Sylvain Neuvel
The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
These Broken Stars Amie Kaufman Megan Spooner adaptation
This Savage Song film adaptation
Time Salvager adaptation
The Time Traveler's Wife Audrey Niffenegger
Trees Warren Ellis adaptation
The Underwater Welder Jeff Lemire adaptation Ryan Gosling
Unearthed adaptation
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress movie adaptation Uprising Bryan Singer
Uprooted Naomi Novik
The Vampire Chronicles optioned Anne Rice
The War of the Worlds TV adaptation MTV H.G. Wells Teen Wolf creator
Five Books About Prophecy The Demon Cycle Peter V. Brett The Warded Man
Warrior Nun adaptation
The Warriors book adaptation TV Russo brothers
Discworld The Watch TV adaptation
Watchdog adaptation Will McIntosh
Way Down Dark adaptation
Brandon Sanderson The Way of Kings Cosmere adaptation DMG Entertainment
We Are All Completely Fine adaptation Daryl Gregory
We Have Always Lived in the Castle adaptation Sebastian Stan
Wee Free Men Pratchett adaptation movie Rhianna Pratchett
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Who Fears Death optioned TV adaptation HBO George R.R. Martin Nnedi Okorafor
Wild Cards TV adaptation George R.R. Martin Melinda Snodgrass
Wildwood adaptation Colin Meloy LAIKA
The Witch Boy adaptation Molly Knox Ostertag
Witchblade TV adaptation
Truthwitch weather magic Windwitch
Wool Hugh Howey adaptation Nicole Perlman
The Wrong Grave Kelly Link short film
Xanth TV film adaptation Piers Anthony
Zero K adaptation Don DeLillo FX
Zita the Spacegirl adaptation Ben Hatke Fox Animation
Black Widow standalone movie rumored
The 100 season 5 finale
Altered Carbon teaser trailer Netflix adaptation television Richard K. Morgan cyberpunk noir Takeshi Kovacs
Castle Rock Stephen King anthology series trailer NYCC 2017
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina teaser Netflix reboot adaptation Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa witch happy birthday
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Deadly Class TV adaptation trailer
A Discovery of Witches
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Midnight, Texas Charlaine Harris
Mr. Mercedes TV adaptation
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The Passage TV adaptation Justin Cronin
Preacher season 2 trailer
Riverdale The CW adaptation
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Supergirl season 3 trailer SDCC 2017
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Young Justice: Outsiders trailer adaptation

7 Lingering Questions We Have After Spider-Man: Far From Home


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Spider-Man: Far From Home, trailer

Spider-Man: Far From Home is the official closing of an era for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And while the movie did tie up a few loose ends left over from Endgame, it predictably left us with just as many questions as answers. Here are a few that are really niggling now that we’ve seen Far From Home.

[SPOILERS FOR THE FILM BELOW]

How Did The World Accommodate the Blip?

We get a few vague ideas about what happened when half the universe suddenly reentered—Aunt May was taken for a mistress and stranger in her own home, for example—but the actual work that would need to go into rebuilding and reconfiguring a planet that lost and then regained half a population is… unimaginable. How do you handle housing? Entire homes worth of possessions that were left behind? Getting people work? Families torn apart and reunited? Families torn apart that now ...

20 Things We Loved (and 6 Things We Didn’t) About Spider-Man: Far From Home


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Spider-Man: Far From Home, trailer

Spider-Man: Far From Home is the first post-Endgame jaunt in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For that reason alone, it occupies a singular place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe—but how is said universe getting along after The Snap That Wasn’t? Where does it go from here? What will we see going forward?

This contains ALL THE SPOILERS, so don’t read until you’ve seen Spider-Man: Far From Home.

What We Loved

The Blip

Though we don’t get nearly enough explanation on this front, we do find out that when the universe “un-snapped,” there was a great deal of general confusion as people suddenly appeared in their former homes, places of business, and so on, all over the world. The event was dubbed “the Blip,” and the world had to figure out how to accommodate its “blipped” members, leading to Peter and friends having to redo a school year. It also seems ...

The First Trailer for Jumanji: The Next Level Is Here


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Way back, in 1997, there was a little movie called Face/Off. Starring Nick Cage and John Travolta as a terrorist and FBI agent (respectively) who swap faces, it gave us two meme-worthy performances that no other body-switcheroo movie since has come close to matching.

That is, until Jumanji: The Next Level, which places Danny DeVito in the body of the Rock.

Released on Monday, the first Jumanji: The Next Level trailer quickly sets up its premise—a lonely Spencer has gotten himself sucked back into the game—before unleashing its truly unhinged identity-swapping goodness. When Spencer’s friends head into Jumanji to bring him back, his grandpa Eddie (DeVito) and friend/frenemy Milo Walker (Danny Glover) wind up on the rescue team as well. Eddie winds up playing as Dr. Smolder Bravestone (Dwayne Johnson), Spencer’s former avatar, with Milo as Franklin “Mouse” Finbar (Kevin Hart). The rest of the trailer has to be ...

The First Trailer for Jumanji: The Next Level Is Here


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Way back, in 1997, there was a little movie called Face/Off. Starring Nick Cage and John Travolta as a terrorist and FBI agent (respectively) who swap faces, it gave us two meme-worthy performances that no other body-switcheroo movie since has come close to matching.

That is, until Jumanji: The Next Level, which places Danny DeVito in the body of the Rock.

Released on Monday, the first Jumanji: The Next Level trailer quickly sets up its premise—a lonely Spencer has gotten himself sucked back into the game—before unleashing its truly unhinged identity-swapping goodness. When Spencer’s friends head into Jumanji to bring him back, his grandpa Eddie (DeVito) and friend/frenemy Milo Walker (Danny Glover) wind up on the rescue team as well. Eddie winds up playing as Dr. Smolder Bravestone (Dwayne Johnson), Spencer’s former avatar, with Milo as Franklin “Mouse” Finbar (Kevin Hart). The rest of the trailer has to be ...

Men in Blah—R.I.P.D.


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Peter M. Lenkov is at this point probably best known for his impressive ability to successfully reboot old TV shows. His is the impetus behind the reboots of Magnum P.I. (the second season of which will debut this fall), MacGyver (renewed for a fourth season), and Hawaii Five-Oh (which will kick off its tenth season this fall).

In addition to his writing and producing of both TV and movies (and possibly becoming co-owner of the Montréal Alouettes team in the Canadian Football League), Lenkov has dabbled in comics, writing two series for Dark Horse: Fort: Prophet of the Unexplained and R.I.P.D. Lenkov served as a producer of the film adaptation of the latter in 2013.

Dark Horse has been the non-DC-or-Marvel company most represented in this rewatch, as Barb Wire, The Mask (and Son of the Mask), Mystery ...

Movie Adaptation of Epic Fantasy Series Mouse Guard Cancelled, Stunning Demo Reel Released


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Mouse Guard demo reel from Wes Ball

One of the first casualties of the Fox-Disney studio merger has been revealed. And it is…absolutely gorgeous.

Mouse Guard, the movie adaptation of the Eisner-winning comic series by David Petersen has been cancelled, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The cancellation was confirmed yesterday by director Wes Ball in a tweet, with a short walk-through video of many pre-production pieces such as scale models and concept art.

Yes sadly, its true. Our #mouseguard movie is dead.

Seems it’s too big a risk. It’s a damn shame really. We had something special. To my hella talented cast/crew: I’m sorry I couldn’t push this one through. The past year with you all has been a blast. May the Guard prevail! pic.twitter.com/MGRq54uI6O

— Wes Ball (@wesball) June 26, 2019

Mouse Guard is an eight book epic fantasy series that re-imagines the high drama of fantasy kingdoms at the level of mice living ...

Ken Liu’s “The Message” to get Big Screen Treatment from Arrival Team


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Ken Liu story The Message from Interzone issue 242

21 Laps and FilmNation Entertainment, the team behind the movie adaptation of Ted Chiang’s Arrival, have acquired screen rights to Ken Liu’s 2012 short story “The Message”, about an alien archaeologist who studies extinct civilizations and reunites with a daughter he never knew he had.

As Liu writes on his blog:

You’d think this story would be easy to write for me. It contains some math, some alien archaeology, some chemistry, and even “single-bit errors” — all stuff that I love. But for many years, this story went nowhere. I think all the bits I mention above, the speculative elements, were sound, but I couldn’t find the human element. Characters shuffled into story drafts and then shuffled out of them, leaving no trace. They did not feel connected to the set.

I gave up on it for a while.

Then I became a father, and I ...

Annabelle Comes Home Could Be the Avengers: Endgame of Horror


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Even aside from its massive box office draw, Avengers: Endgame was more than a movie. It was a bonafide social phenomenon, with people from all walks of life coming together to share in the stories of their favorite characters.

To a certain extent, this anticipation makes sense. Superheroes have been crowdpleasers for nearly a century now, and Captain America, Iron Man, and other heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been building a following almost as long. Furthermore, Endgame and its predecessors enjoy both consistently competent (if sometimes unremarkable) filmmaking and the full marketing machine of Disney, one of the world’s most powerful corporations.

But as demonstrated by the failure of Universal’s Dark Universe and Warner Bros. so-called DCEU, no one does shared universes like Marvel. Well, Marvel and The Conjuring. Sprung from the 2013 meat-and-potatoes horror film directed by James Wan, The Conjuring Universe has blossomed into an interconnected ...

Genre Fiction Can’t Stop Destroying Venice For Some Reason


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When we talk about cities that major catastrophes always seem to gravitate toward, it’s New York, right? New York City, entertainment’s favorite home to heap destruction onto. The Big Apple (thought no one really calls it that) can rarely go a year at the box office without someone laying into it and tearing up enough streets to wreck the traffic pattern for a century, from The Avengers to The Day After Tomorrow to Watchmen to Planet of the Apes‘s iconic ending. Other cities have fallen pray to this practice too, of course: London’s not looking too great in Reign of Fire; Tokyo saw the events of Akira unfold and is always dealing with that pesky Godzilla problem; a T. rex stomped through L.A. in The Lost World; Washington D.C. has suffered its fair share of trauma from Olympus Has Fallen to Captain Captain America: Winter ...

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
The Stress of Her Regard, Tim Powers, cover
Casino Royale, James Bond
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke, cover
Doctor Who, Vampires of Venice
Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer

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This post is by Emily Asher-Perrin from Tor.com Frontpage Partial - Blog and Story Content


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




When we talk about cities that major catastrophes always seem to gravitate toward, it’s New York, right? New York City, entertainment’s favorite home to heap destruction onto. The Big Apple (thought no one really calls it that) can rarely go a year at the box office without someone laying into it and tearing up enough streets to wreck the traffic pattern for a century, from The Avengers to The Day After Tomorrow to Watchmen to Planet of the Apes‘s iconic ending. Other cities have fallen pray to this practice too, of course: London’s not looking too great in Reign of Fire; Tokyo saw the events of Akira unfold and is always dealing with that pesky Godzilla problem; a T. rex stomped through L.A. in The Lost World; Washington D.C. has suffered its fair share of trauma from Olympus Has Fallen to Captain Captain America: Winter ...

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
The Stress of Her Regard, Tim Powers, cover
Casino Royale, James Bond
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke, cover
Doctor Who, Vampires of Venice
Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer