First Look: The Goon Trailer. Plus: A closer look at that Thor photo. New details for The Walking Dead. Thor scribe joins the Freakshow and more! T-minus 32 hours and counting, it's your Comics2Film 10.7.20!
Variety reports that Mark Protosevich, who penned the first draft of Thor, is looking to write and possibly direct an adaptation of the comic book Freakshow. He's also producing the project with Sheldon Turner and Jennifer Klein.
The comic, created by David Server and Jackson Lanzing with art from Joe Suitor, tells of five youngsters who are turned into mutants by a cataclysmic chemical explosion and must decide whether to use their newfound powers to save the city or exact revenge on those responsible after the world's only superhero is killed.
The book is published by Ape Entertainment (the same folks bringing you Scratch9 by C2F's Rob Worley).
Heat Vision reports that Sami Raimi is lined up to direct the big-screen adaptation of the Radical Publishing title Earp: Saints for Sinners.
The comic, created by Matt Cirulnick and David Manpearl of Mandeville Films re-imagines the legendary gunslinger in a near future Las Vegas where he has to take on the outlaws of the new West. The book was written by Cirulnick and M. Zachary Sherman with art by Mack Chater.
Cirulnick is writing the script for the film.
There's a new trailer for the Japanese-language live-action adaptation of Hiroya Oku's manga series Gantz online. The book tells the story of a pair of teenage friends who die tragically and become part of a "game" where they battle aliens. There's a black orb involved.
The film arrives in Asian markets in January 2011. Check it out:
Ain't it Cool has received a list of the directors and writers of all six episodes of AMC TV's first season of The Walking Dead. The list comes from showrunner Frank Darabont himself.
The directors are:
The Writers are:
In other Walking Dead news, MTV went behind-the-scenes of the show and is offering this video report:
Marvel has issued a press release detailing where fans can find talent from Thor and Captain America: The First Avengers on the exhibitor's floor of Comic-Con on Saturday.
Look for the following events at the Marvel Booth (#2329) on Saturday:
According to Marvel, each signing is a ticketed event and requires a specific ticket for that individual signing. Fans should come to the Marvel Booth (#2329) as soon the convention opens to the public on Saturday morning for a chance (no purchase necessary) to receive one of the limited number of signing tickets.
Because Rheul_home demanded it, we're pleased to present the sixth of the seven Osymyso remixes of Scott Pilgrim vs The World, this one entitled "YEAH!"
In other Thor news, better res images from the movie have arrived online. The Hero Complex blog presents a high-res look at that shot of Odin's throne room. In it you can get a better look at details from the image. Odin's Helmet is revealed to be more like the Loki curly-horns and less of a Kirby tuning-fork than we though. Also, Loki and Fandral have quite a bit more color than was apparent in the previous version.
Click the image below for the high-res glory!
And there's also a nice, high-res view of this image as well
Fans of Eric Powell's The Goon were looking forward to seeing some footage at Comic-Con on Friday night. Leave it to MTV Splash Page to treat us early. Check out the awesome first trailer for the film, created by Blur Studios, produced by David Fincher and featuring the voice of Paul Giamatti as big G's uppity sidekick Frankie.
What do you think, Maniacs? Are you as psyched as C2F about the GOON movie? Post your comments below...
Rob M. Worley is the writer and creator of the all-new, all-cat kids comic book series Scratch9. He would love for any Maniacs bound for Comic-Con in San Diego to stop by, shout "Litter Bricks" and check out the new comic! Click here for the Scratch9 Comic-Con Schedule.