There's a new trailer online for next month's 'G.IJoe: The Rise of Cobra'. Plus: A trailer for 'Sherlock Holmes' as well. New 'The Surrogates' photos online. 'Dead of Night' details and more. Now with aloe for extra comfort, it's your Comics2Film 9.7.17!
From a press release...
LOS ANGELES, CA – July 16, 2009 – Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment Group, Platinum Studios Inc. (OTCBB: PDOS) and Omnilab Media Group have announced that they will bring a sneak peek of their new action thriller comedy, “Dead of Night” to San Diego Comic Con International on Thursday, July 23 at 10:00am during the “Masters of the Web” Panel. This panel combines the most popular genre and movie websites to discuss how new media have affected movie making, what it takes to run a popular site, and much more in a panel discussion and Q&A session.
“Dead of Night” stars Brandon Routh (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” and “Superman Returns”), Sam Huntington (“Fanboys” and “Superman Returns”) and Anita Briem (“Journey to the Center of the Earth”) will participate in a discussion on the making of “Dead of Night” and present an exclusive sneak peek of their new film “Dead of Night”, based on the Dylan Dog comic books.
“Dead of Night” director Kevin Munroe (“TMNT”) will moderate this third annual IESB.net panel with participants that include Robert Sanchez (IESB.net), Ryan Rotten (Shocktilyoudrop.com), Mike Sampson (Joblo.com), Jeremy Smith (Aintitcoolnews.com), Brad Miska(Bloody-Disgusting.com), Drew McWeeny (Hitfix.com), Devin Faraci (CHUD.com), Paul Christensen (Movieweb.com), Wilson Morales (Blackfilm.com/AOL Black Voices), Vic Holtreman (Screenrant.com) and George Roush (Latinoreview.com).
The panel takes place in Room 32AB on Thursday, July 23rd at 10am.
An autograph signing session for “DEAD OF NIGHT” will follow the panel at 12Noon and will include Routh, Huntington, Briem and Munroe in the San Diego Comic Con International Autograph Alley where an exclusive “DEAD OF NIGHT” poster will be given away.
MTV Splash Page and SCI FI Wire have posted dueling reports of a sneak preview of footage from 'Astro Boy'. The SCI FI Wire account goes in depth about what exactly was seen at the event, hosted by director David Bowers ('Flushe Away'). The CGI animated arrives in theaters October 23rd.
The new Bruce Willis movie based on the Top Shelf Comix title 'The Surrogates' isn't due out until next September but new photos have popped up online at the Italian website BestMovie.it. We've snagged a couple of samples for you, but click through for the complete set of about 10 new images.
IGN has the new trailer for 'G.I.Joe: The Rise of Cobra'. We're not really sure what's new here but if you liked the previous trailers you'll like this one.
'G.I. Joe' arrives in theaters August 7th.
It's not really a comic-to-film adaptation. We've been reporting on the 'Sherlock Holmes' movie here in C2F largely because it was said to be based on a graphic novel adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's character that was being developed simultaneously with the film. At this point we have to call hijinks on the producers for attaching Hollywood's favorite new buzzword "graphic novel" where it doesn't belong.
On the other hand, we do love a good trailer. This one is running with that new 'Harry Potter' movie all the kids are talking about...
Since it's a slow news Friday, let's go completely off-topic and mention some cool graffiti that's turned up in New York City. The giant mural depicts a huge battle fought by Marvel heroes and villains, except they're all drawn in the style of 'The Simpsons'.
Of course, it's not truly graffiti as io9.com points out. Rather, it's a co-op work of art by famed artist Gutso who was permitted to paint on the side of the T-Mobile as long as he included a corporate logo in the mural.
Hit Gutso's site for the complete panoramic image of the mural.