The first photo of 'Thor' hits the web. Plus: The 'Jonah Hex' trailer is now online! 'Iron Man 2' reactions and predictions. 'Incognito' gets a movie deal and more! The daily column that wishes the just-announced 'Lockjaw' movie was about its favorite Marvel character, it's your Comics2Film 10.4.30!
Our favorite working writer in comics right now is one Ed Brubaker. While he's proven highly capable at mainstream superhero fare like 'Daredevil' and 'Captain America', we like his gritty crime-novel-style work the best. Work like his latest creator-owned book 'Incognito' which he did with artist Sean Phillips and published through Marvel's Icon imprint.
Now, Deadline.com reports that 20th Century Fox has picked up the movie rights to the comics and lined up Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan to pen the script.
Peter Chernin of Chernin Entertainment will produce with Circle of Confusion’s David Engel.
The comics focuses on a character in witness protection, who used to be a second tier super villain named Zack Overkill. As the 'Office Space' life in the program starts to wear thin, Zack decides to venture out in costume, and is heralded as a vigilante. This attracts unwanted attention from his former boss, The Black Death, who currently sits behind bars as a result of Zack's testimony.
The comic was well received by critics, including Mania's own Chris Smits who scored "A" grades for issues #2 and #3.
Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.
Video DJ Mike Relm has made a name for himself re-mixing movie trailers as techo-hip-hop jams. He did a triple-crossover mash-up for Lionsgate a few years back and produced an ad-hoc mix of the 'Iron Man 2' trailer back in March. Well, apparently Paramount liked what they saw there, because they commissioned Relm to do a new mix for use as a TV ad. Check it:
Here it is, Manics. The trailer for 'Jonah Hex'. You can catch it in theaters with 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' or right here and now:
What do you think, Maniacs? Is HEX gonna blow audiences away this summer? Post your comments below...
Thanks to ponyboy76 and gauleyboy420 (who asks, "Do I smell a sleeper hit?") for the submission.
Yahoo! Movies got the goods on Marvel's 'Thor' movie. Check out the first photo of actor Chris Hemsworth in character as the God of Thunder!
What do you think, Manics? Verily THOR dost look the part! Say thee, yay or nay?
If you're in the Detroit area on Saturday, May 1, stop by Comics & More on John R Road, south of 12 Mile Road. Comics2Film's Rob M. Worley will be handing out free, limited-edition posters promoting his upcoming young-readers comic 'Scratch9.' The book arrives in August from Ape Entertainment and KiZoic.