Angela Bassett joins 'Green Lantern' as Amanda "The Wall" Waller. Plus: AvP director to helm 'Buck Rogers'. 'Thor' bits and pieces. 'World of Quest' coming to DVD and more! Caught in the middle of the railroad tracks, it's your Comics2Film 10.3.25!
The CFTPA Award-winning nominated cartoon 'World of Quest', based on the Harvey Award-nominated comic series by Jason T. Kruse is apparently coming to the home entertainment market.
On his Facebook page Shannon Eric Denton, producer of the show and original publisher of the comic writes, "Our show, WORLD OF QUEST, is coming to DVD! Mill Creek will be releasing titles like WORLD OF QUEST starting in the latter half of 2010!"
'Quest' is a fantasy/comedy series which focuses on a surly, retired hero named Quest who is forced to serve young Prince Nestor in his bid to rescue the king Odyssea who have been captured by the evil Lord Spite.
Kruse originally developed the strip online at Komikwerks.com and later put it into print as a Komikwerks graphic novel. The book was later picked up by Yen Press. The cartoon was developed by the Toronto-based Cookie Jar Entertainment. It ran for one season on KidsWB/CW4Kids. A second season was aired in foreign markets, including Teletoon and Cartoon Network UK.
The books are available on Amazon and in book stores. C2F understands that Kruse is prepping a third volume.
Variety reports that the feature film development of 'Buck Rogers' has taken on some new players. Paul W.S. Anderson of 'Alien vs Predator' fame is set to direct from a script by 'Iron Man' writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway.
Paradox Entertainment one of the shingles behind 'Conan', is producing.
Of course, they're talking about doing it in 3D as well.
Padadox, along with Incognito Entertainment and Randall Emmett/George Furla Prods. purchased the film rights to the character from the Dille Family Trust last year. Lawrence Abramson, Jeremy Bolt and Fredrik Malmberg will produce the pic, with Furla, Anderson and Flint Dille exec producing.
'Buck Rogers' is one of those classic comic strips that seems ripe for a new run on the big screen. It's been adapted several times before, notably as a 1930s film serial starring Buster Crabbe, and a 1970s TV series starring Gil Gerard and Erin Gray. In December 2008 plans were afoot to put Frank Miller behind the camera as the director of film, but those plans had fizzled before summer of 2009.
Marvel.com has released the artwork for the 'Iron Man 2' International poster. They've managed to jam as many characters as possible and even got Scarlett into the classic comics "brokeback" pose. Enjoy!
The Costume Designer Guild website puts the spotlight on various members of the union, including Deborah Ambrosino who is currently at work on Marvel's 'Thor' movie.
Ambrosino talked about the film which she describes as "strangely enough, very theatrical. There is a lot of fantasy in the different worlds that Thor lives in. The characters that populate that world are fantastical but not superheroes, which is great… there is a heightened realism."
As fans might expect, 'Thor' requires her to employ plenty of metalsmithing knowledge to create armor and jewelry, in addition to some millinery (that's hat-making, in case you didn't know) and leatherwork.
The Marvel Movies page on Facebook has a chat with stunt player Jeff Wolfe, who talks about his work on 'Thor', 'Green Lantern' and other projects.
Publishers Weekly chats up Andy Diggle, writer/creator of the current version of the DC/Vertigo comic 'The Losers' on which the new film is based.
MTV Splash Page has a Q & A with Sylvain White, director of 'The Losers'.
Just when you thought there couldn't be more casting additions to the 'Green Lantern' movie, the Heat Vision blog at THR reports that actress Angela Bassett is now on board the film.
Most intriguing: She's set to play Amanda "The Wall" Waller in the movie. Fans know well that, in the comics, Waller is a power-player in the world of super hero politics, having headed up such groups as the Suicide Squad and Checkmate, and was the Secretary of Metahuman Affairs under president Lex Luthor.
The character has appeared in animated form several times and debuted on 'Smallville' during last month's "Absolute Justice" TV movie. She was played there by actress Pam Grier.
Fans may also recall that last February Warner Bros. announced plans for a 'Suicide Squad' movie under producer Dan Lin. So Bassett's role here could potentially lay the ground work for that film.
Another theory that occurs to C2F: Bassett is DC Entertainment's Samuel L. Jackson. We could see her popping up in various DCU movies, keeping tabs on the growing metahuman community and eventually triggering the formation of the 'Justice League'.
What do you think, Maniacs? Are you as intrigued as we are? Post your comments below...
Italian blog site IronManBlog.it has three new TV spots for 'Iron Man 2' that are presently airing in Italian markets. If you watch carefully, you'll see a few seconds of new footage from the film. The clips use AC/DC's song "Thunderstruck", unlike the U.S. ads which are using "Shoot to Thrill".
Here's one of the spots. Click through for the other two.