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By Rob M. Worley     June 17, 2010
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The new Scott Pilgrim international trailer is online. Plus: Radical and Imagine team for Legends. Harry Potter director rumored for Fables. Reviews for Jonah Hex are trickling in and more! Here it is, you're migraine-delayed Comics2Film 10.6.17!



Radical, Imagine Develop LEGENDS

Heat Vision reports that Brian Grazer and Ron Howard of Imagine Entertainment and Barry Levine's comics-to-film entity Radical Pictures are teaming to bring Legends to the big screen.

Based on a Radical Publishing comic book by Nick Percival, the story focuses on a mash-up concept that filters such characters as Red Riding Hood, Jack the Giant Killer and Hansel & Gretel through steampunk, sci-fi and creature-feature trappings. According to Heat Vision, it all begins when "the remains of Pinocchio are discovered. Red Hood, now a noted wolf hunter, and Jack partner to discover who is murdering the creatures of folklore. Along the way, they are assisted by characters such as Goldilocks, re-imagined as a mercenary, and Hansel & Gretel, now psychic exterminators."

Radical's Jesse Berger is an executive producer.



HARRY POTTER director spinning FABLES?

Pajiba reports that British director David Yates is rumored to be "up to direct" the big screen version of Bill Willingham's DC/Vertigo title Fables. The site claims to hae verified that Yates, best known for two of the recent Harry Potter films, is one of the directors being considered for the job.

Fables (which is nothing at all like Legends) focuses on such characters as Red Riding Hood, Jack Horner and Hansel & Gretel, transplanting them to a fictitious neighborhood of New York City called Fabletown. The characters live in exile there, having been driven away from their homelands by a conqueror known as "The Adversary".

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.




The reviews for Jonah Hex are trickling in and, like the title character, they ain't too pretty:

  • The Hollywood Reporter: "Although Josh Brolin rises to the occasion, much of this comic book adaptation appears to have been abandoned on the cutting-room floor."
  • Variety: "...the film's noisy, slam-bang approach and lack of imagination in all nonvisual departments will keep it from rounding up a fresh generation of thrill-seekers."
  • "...the results are as bad as League of Extraordinary Gentlemen as you see a lot of money being thrown at the screen with very little thought to storytelling or structure."
  • Roger Ebert: Jonah Hex is no Lonesome Dove.



C2F Quick Hits

  • The Hollywood Reporter says that when Michel Gondry's Green Hornet hits release on January 14, it'll screen on Imax screens in 3D, simultaneous to the standard release.
  • Ain't it Cool has posted what is purported to be a fan photo of robot from Transformers 3, arriving early in Chicago. However, the design of the bot looks a bit more like the ones we've seen for Real Steel.
  • Sci Fi Wire chats up Ryan Carnes, star of this month's superhero mini-series The Phantom.
  • Fans who have been waiting to see Marvel's Black Panther cartoon (originally slated to air on BET "someday") can now download it from iTunes. The teaser trailer is free, but the episodes are gonna cost ya!
  • Edgard Wright tells MTV Splash Page that he worked closely with comics creator Bryan Lee O'Malley in developing Scott Pilgrim vs The World. "Really, the film is slightly different than your normal comic book adaptation because it isn't just the action," he said. "It's a comedy, there's a big love story, and there's a high, high music quotient as well."
  • Collider reports that Sony's adaptation of the Korean comic Priest is now due to be released on May 13, 2011. In the film, a warrior priest (Paul Bettany) disobeys Church law by teaming with a young sheriff (Cam Gigandet) and a beautiful priestess (Maggie Q).  The three band together to track down a band of renegade vampires who have kidnapped the priest’s niece before they turn her into one of them.
  • Krypton Site has the details on the boxed set of seasons 1-9 of Smallville, coming later this year to the home entertainment market.
  • Comics Continuum has a video interview with Jonah Hex director Jimmy Hayward for your viewing enjoyment.
  • Bloody Disgusting reports that actors Linds Edwards and Jim Coleman have joined the cast of The Walking Dead. Edwards is playing "Leon Basset" while Coleman will be playing a new character, "Lambert (Lam) Kendel."  
  • Thanks to AntoBlueberry and CaptainSigma for the submission.



SCOTT PILGRIM International Trailer

Courtesy of SuperheroHype, the new international trailer for Scott Pilgrim vs The World.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.


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Mayhem101878 6/17/2010 1:19:29 PM

Wow the more i see of scott Pilgrim the more I want to see it. That movie looks great I may even get it when it comes to DVD.

I'd like to see The Black Panther toon but I'm not going to pay for it.

I never listen to movie critics because for one they always think any genre movie is bad and two my opinions are completly different than thiers.

I'm looking forward to Transformers 3 depite the fact that the replace Megan Fox with some pretty face Victoria's Secret model who problay can't act.

fatpantz 6/17/2010 1:29:02 PM

Wow!!! What the hell would you throw out a spoiler like the identity of the villain in Fables!!??  For those that hadnt read the series, you just killed it for them!!! 

That being said, I cant wait for Fables, although a cable network series would definitely do it better justice as there are just sooo many storylines....Would love to see a ack of Trades solo episode many good characters in this series.  Gotta love Prince Charming too...hahahaha

gauleyboy420 6/17/2010 1:34:47 PM

Yeah  Rob!

Your ussually pretty good about spoilers, and I just finished the first volume of Fables.....  ;'(

ddiaz28 6/17/2010 1:48:39 PM

What the heck Rob!  How dare you!  What's Fables???

JK, I totally understand hating spoilers.  Guess Rob just slipped.  Although there has to be some point where a book or film has been out long enough to be able to talk freely about it. 

I didn't read that part of the post so if it's a good book series, I'm still safe to read it unspoiled.  is it worth it?  I love getting into a good book series.

And ditto to what Mayhem said about Scott Pilgrim.  I actually wish I hadn't watched the trailer, I feel like I've seen too much already. 

robbo 6/17/2010 2:03:39 PM

Aw crap! Sorry about the big spoiler. It's fixed now.

Sorry, Gauley! Drink a bottle of Scotch as soon as you can and maybe you'll forget!

fatpantz 6/17/2010 2:35:30 PM

Thanks for fixing it Rob....Not like it was the biggest shocker when reading the series...anyone with a brain had the twist figured out fairly early on hehe!

And Ddiaz yes...definitely read this series!  It is a blast filled with great writing and stories.  Teh first graphic novel collection covers the original murder mystery...after that, it goes into the main storylines

krathwardroid 6/17/2010 3:12:19 PM

The Jonah Hex reviews don't surprise me. And regarding the entry; at least League of Extraordinary Gentlemen didn't have Megan Fox in it. I can watch that movie with no problem.

What was so spoiling about the Fables paragraph? It actually read like a back cover synopsis. Nothing spoiled for me. :D

Calibur454 6/17/2010 4:24:58 PM

Walking dead- HELL YES YES YES cant wait

fables and ledgends is too early to make a comment on for me I wait for more info.

wessmith1966 6/17/2010 5:14:57 PM

I like the look of Scott Pilgrim, but I just can't see another Michael Cera emo performance.

Is anyone really surprised at the Jonah Hex review; most of us have been saying the film looks weak.


Ozymandas 6/17/2010 7:07:08 PM

krathwardroid: see 2 posts up.

Last I heard, ABC was eyeing Fables for a TV series but I guess that changed. Too bad. The 1st arc would have made for a good movie but I imagine thay'll try to cram all the Adversary stuff into it.

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