Nightcrawler on 'Wolverine'. Wandermacher on 'Punisher War Zone'. 'Phoo Action' not on anything. Your Comics2Film news bits for November 18th.
Marvel Animation Age reports that Nightcralwer will return to the spotlight in an upcoming episode of 'Wolverine And The X-Men'. "Greetings From Genosha" will have the furry elf uncovering the deadly secret of Genosha.
ScoreNotes.com chats up Michael Wandmacher in an audio interview. The composer, who has worked on a diverse range of projects, including feature films, TV series and videogames currently turns his conductor baton to Marvel and Lionsgate's new movie 'Punisher War Zone'.
There's a new featurette on 'Punisher War Zone' running on Yahoo! movies.
A little over a year ago it was announced that the BBC was rushing into development on a TV series called 'Phoo Action' based on the comic strip 'Get the Freebies' by Jamie Hewlett. The show's pilot, which featured actress Jaime Winstone, former 'Rocky' star Carl Weathers and actor Eddie Shin, and won a Scottish Bafta award, filmed eariler this year.
The Brit network was set to go to series with 'Phoo Action'. Now, a November 15th article from The Herald paper in the UK reveals that the BBC has pulled the plug on the show, which was to start filming this month.
A spokesman for the BBC told The Herald, "During the course of pre-production it became clear that, creatively, 'Phoo Action' was struggling to fulfil its ambitions as a television drama so the decision was taken to cancel it. BBC 3 is still very interested in 'Phoo Action' as a concept and is looking into whether or not it may come back in another form in the future."
Unnamed crew members on the show confirmed that the project had persistent script problems, and reportedly the actors seemed embarassed to even read the lines.
The article goes on to detail the loss of public funds and wasted effort that went into the pre-production of the series.