There's a new 'Dragonball Evolution' trailer online with cool new footage from the film. Also Warner chief promises more 'Superman' and 'Freemind' heads for the big screen. Reminding you that yogurt is not meant to be eaten with a fork, it's your Comics2Film 9.2.5!
Silicon Alley Insider has a summary of a recent investor conference call with Warner Bros CEO Jeff Bewkes. At one point during the call Bewkes talks about 'The Dark Knight' and how it effects the studio's tentpole strategy:
...Bewkes says Dark Knight was the second most profitable film in history. Close to Titantic. "The obvious thing we're goign to take from it is more Dark Knight." We look at Harry Potter It's fantastic to have franchises that last that long. We want to do that with Batman and Superman and perhaps Sherlock Holmes. The sequals are as good, with new characters added, as were the originals. That wasn't the case in the years ago. "Warners has more tentpoles as an on-going strategy taht very much lifts its distribution and peformance." We think that's going to hold up our slate in the 2009 - 2010 period. We've got four more big tentpoles coming this year.
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Remember Future Comics from a few years back? They were one of many 21st Century small-press publishers crushed down by the unforgiving comic book marketplace.
Still their concepts live on as MTV Splash Page reports that producer David Uslan plans to bring their 'Freemind' concept to the big screen with TV vet David Nutter at the helm.
'Freemind' told the story of a Stephen Hawking-esque genius who builds an artificial surrogatee body for himself as a way to regain mobility. He becomes able to transfer his intellect into the superhuman robotic form for brief periods of time, and ends up unleashing all the potential of his mind.
Ulsan says that Nutter, a veteran of fan-fave shows like 'Smallville', 'The X-Files' and 'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' is poised to make his feature film debut.
“[Nutter] is a very character-driven director,” said Uslan. "This was a very non-comics comic book, based purely around a character — so he’s the perfect person for it.”
There's a new 'Dragonball Evolution' trailer popping up on the web today. This one has not yet been officially released from Fox, who is having quite a time of it with material coming out on Japanese markets before they have a chance to sign off on it. Enjoy it while you can!
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