By:Rob M. Worley
Date: Friday, May 15, 2009
Source: Various

'Transformers' rawk with Linkin Park. Plus: Web falls for Irish 'Spider-Man 4' prank. 'Transformers' writers speak. 'Leading Man' progress and more. Freed from the tyranny of the TV season, it's your Comics2Film 9.5.15!


Moore says LEADING MAN Script Improves on his Comic

Based on his comments to MTV Splash Page, comics creator B. Clay Moore seems extremely happy with the work being done to adapt his Oni Press comic 'The Leading Man' to film.

"...In the case of 'the Leading Man', the basic premise is strong enough to take successfully in any number of directions. I know they’ve already bolstered the cast of the story in their treatment/script, and, frankly, I think what they’ve done might be stronger than what we did in the book," said Moore. "It’s a springboard that allows for a lot of fun twists and chances for commentary on Hollywood."

Moore also said that Universal has renewed their option on the property and is assembling talent, although he doesn't say if that's a director or cast members.

"I think it would be great to see a legitimately hot young actor play Nick Walker," explained Moore, "Art imitating life and all that. Whether that’s Shia LeBeouf or Zac Efron, I don’t know."

Click through for more from Moore.




With Fox's pickup of the DC Comics-based pilot 'Human Target' due to happen on Monday, the net has released the first publicity photo for the film to KryptonSite's new "Target419" fan site.

Click through for the first photo of Mark Valley as Christopher Chance aka The Human Target!



Orci and Kurtzman connect TREK to TRANSFORMERS

White hot writing duo Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci chatted up MTV Splash Page and talked about the themes of 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' and an easter egg connection between that movie an their current blockbuster 'Star Trek':




TRANSFORMERS Rawk with Linkin Park

Speaking of 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen', here's a nice clip previewing Linkin Park's recording of their song for the film "New Divide" along with score elements...



Internet Twhipped by SPIDER-MAN 4 Prank

Many of you have sent in links to a 'Spider-Man 4' article from Ireland's Dundalk Democrat paper. The report, which claims the movie will be making a stop in the town to photograph the web-slinger climbing a giant wind turbine, ran on Wednesday and was subsequently picked up by several movie news websites as news.

April Fools! Again!

The article was actually a gag that first ran on the site/paper on April 1st of this year and is clearly a tongue-in-cheek fabrication. However, a glitch in the website's software caused the article to get re-posted as new on May 13th, causing the ensuing confusion.



Marvel teaming up with Walgreens

The Chicago Tribune says fans who shop at Walgreen stores will soon fine custome toy and food products based on Marvel superhero charcters. That'll be some new Marvel exclusives for collectors to clamor over.




I, along with Mania's Tim Janson, Chad Derdowski and Kurt Anthony Krug will be attending the Motor City Comic Con today and tomorrow. We won't have a booth or anything, but we'll be milling about, hobnobbing, rubbing elbows and running willy-nilly. If you spot one of us, be sure to say "howdy". My photo is on my Maniac page. As for the other three...good luck!


Series: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Amazing Spider-Man, Human Target, Spider-Man 2012, Leading Man, The, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen