Your first look at the full Captain America costume. Plus: Kelley says don't count Wonder Woman out. Black to take on U.S. Death Note. Fun with Green Hornet and more! It's your Comics2Film 11.1.14!
Despite reports that all the major broadcast networks passed on David E. Kelley's attempt to get a Wonder Woman TV series launched, the super-producer says that he still expects the show to go forward sooner rather than later.
"I think the likelihood is we'll see it next year," he told The Live Feed blog at Hollywood Reporter. "I'm being optimistic but I don't think I'm being unrealistic."
Kelley says part of the problem is that it was pitched to studios late in pilot season when budgets were already allocated. One possibility is to take it to cable networks. But he also feels like NBC is a still good fit and plans to pitch it there again. That network is undergoing a regime change so the Wonder Woman pitch to them came at a bad time.
"I like to think of it as a smart script and I know [incoming NBC programming chief Robert Greenblatt] responds to smart material," Kelley said adding that his take on Wonder Woman is as a "real complex woman and not just a superhero."
Deadline.com reports that Shane Black is on board to adapt the manga/anime franchise Death Note to the big screen for U.S. audiences. There's a script in the works by Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry, who recently worked with Black on Doc Savage, which he's also set to direct.
Death Note is set up at Warner Bros. The story focuses on a student named Light who comes into possession of a mystical note book with a demon attached to it. Any person who's name he writes in the note book will be killed by the demon. LIght becomes a vigilante of sorts, and soon the mysterious deaths he causes are investigated by a world-renowned profiler.
The franchise originated as a Manga by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. It's spawned anime spinoffs as well as a live-action film franchise in Japan.
The Doc Savage movie is percolating at Sony. It's not clear which of the two Black would tackle first.
The Comics Continuum has a clip from the upcoming Home Entertainment release All-Star Superman.
Yesterday afternoon a grainy image of Chris Evans as Captain America made the rounds. Today EW.com provides a good quality copy of the pic, which appears in the latest issue of the magazine. It's your first look at the character in the full regalia...
Here's Jimmy Kimmel having fun with Green Hornet director Michel Gondry (who directed last night's episode of JKL) and star Jay Chou. Enjoy!
Rob M. Worley is the writer and creator of the all-new, all-cat kids comic book series Scratch9, named by School Library Journal as one of the "Best Comics for Kids 2010"! Issues #1, #2, #3 and #4 are in stores now. The paperback collection is coming in March and available for pre-order . Visit Scratch9.com for news and info!