Monday, July 24, 2006

More movies

It just goes to show how fast the world of comics to movie adaptations is moving when just a couple of days on from the previous post, I realize there’s a huge list of things I’ve left off. It also helps that it’s San Diego convention too.
Some more films that are planned to be made:
Deadman (from the director of Hellboy), Antman (from the director of Shaun of the Dead), Wanted, Luthor Arkwright.
Marvel intends to have Captain America, Nick Fury, the Avengers and Thor among their next films.
Images of Fantastic 4 and Hellboy cartoons were just released.
DC's forthcoming cartoons such as The New Frontiers sound like they will have unprecedented creator envolvement, being far more faithful than ever before. They plan on following it up with other cartoons based on classic runs, such as Perez's Janus Project arc on the Teen Titans.
And continuing my list of people from the movie world getting involved in comics;- superman director Richard Donner is to write Action Comics, Actress Rosario Dawson has a book out, Nicolas Cage and John Woo are both to write books for the new Virgin Comics line, and Punisher actor Thomas Jane also has a book out.
It also goes without mentioning that one of the big films of 2007 – Transformers – wouldn’t be happening if it weren’t for the rise of the geek movie. Not really a comicbook movie, as it’s better known for the toys and cartoons.
And the producers of the most successful show on the box right now - Lost – their next big show is going to be about – you guessed it – Superheroes.

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