Walking Dead heads home. Plus: Cage talks Ghost Rider. Garfield talks Spider-Man. Web talks Green Lantern reshoots. More! It's your Comics2Film 11.1.7!
If your a fan of the games on Facebook then you've probably played at least one by Zynga. The social gaming developer is most famous for Farmville (though C2F is partial to their Texas Hold 'Em casino), but a less embarrassing runner up is their Mafia Wars game.
Mashable reports that starting this players will be able to obtain items themed around Sony's Green Hornet movie, which opens a week from today.
According to the tech site, "Mafia Wars players can collect eight Green Hornet loot items including a mask, motorcycle, gas gun, double barrel gun, gas mask, hood gun and Hornet crest. Those who collect those seven items will be rewarded with The Black Beauty, an indestructable car that features prominently in the film."
Go join the war, Maniacs!
Andrew Garfield spends so much time talking to the press that it's amazing he has any time to play Spider-Man in Marc Webb's 3D franchise reboot, which is currently filming in Los Angeles.
The actor's latest quips about the film come courtesy of The Envelope blog at L.A. Times.
He starts his Spidey commentary with some new, self-deprecating remarks, contemplating the unlikely possibility that nobody is interested in the movie. "What if no one sees it? It'd be hilarious," Garfield said with a laugh. "Maybe there'll be boycotters. My self-sabotaging makes me want to head the boycott."
He makes the usual comments of dreaming of being Spider-Man since he was a kid and the excitement of taking on the role. "The overriding theme of the comic is: With great power comes great responsibility. And, yes, I feel a huge sense of pressure and responsibility."
Finally, he does share some of the experience of actually filming the movie, which ain't all fun and games.
"We're two weeks in. The first week was full of stunts, and I've never felt happier in my whole life," Garfield said. "I'm all bruised and scratched up, and it feels really good. It's just me throwing myself up against walls, which is incredibly fun and painful and testing my manhood. It's a childhood fantasy I'm living out."
Click through for his complete comments.
Daily Blam, who have been a prolific source of Green Lantern news, say the movie is presently undergoing reshoots in L.A. to firm things up for the June 17 release of the movie.
This is happening on Warner Bros sound stages on the Los Angeles lot. The studio says this is just routine stuff to tighten up the production, which is what they always say. Most times it's true but sometimes it isn't (Jonah Hex).
Nicolas Cage tells the U.K. Press Association that Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance is unlike any movie he's filmed before, including the previous Ghost Rider movie. As with Marvel follow-ons like Punisher: War Zone and Incredible Hulk, the filmmakers are not being pedantic about linking the two films.
As such Spirit of Vengeance is going to be, "very different," says Cage. "A completely new experience and that's how the directors choose to see it. I mean there's even a new origin sequence."
He credits directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor with delivering a whole new vibe to Marvel's horror hero.
"They're not like anybody else I've worked with. They do things with the camera that are just extraordinary," Cage told the press. "They're brand new. The director's on rollerblades and hanging from wires with the camera, holding on to the motorcycle and it's going to be really wild."
Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance won't be in theaters for over a year. You can see Nic Cage on the big screen this week in the highly-missable Season of the Witch.
From a press release...
The AMC original series The Walking Dead rises again when Anchor Bay Entertainment releases the Blu-ray and DVD of the hit show that wowed both critics and audiences. The SRP for the March 8 release is $49.99 for the Blu-ray, and $39.98 for the DVD. Both the "THE WALKING DEAD: The Complete First Season" Blu-ray and DVD contain all 6 episodes of the first season on a 2-disc set, and are packed with special behind-the-scenes featurettes and insightful extra footage.
Nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Television Series - Drama, "THE WALKING DEAD: The Complete First Season" breathes new life into the zombie genre as it unfolds a post-apocalyptic saga that follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln, Love Actually), who searches for a safe haven and, hopefully, a new home, far from the undead that now roam the earth hungry for human flesh. Each episode explores the challenges of life in a world overrun by zombies, and the toll it takes on the survivors who now find themselves going to extremes just to see another day. In this horrific world gone mad, each turn brings new surprises and dangers, as the survivors try to regain some semblance of a normal life.
The Walking Dead is based on the popular Image Comics' comic book written by Robert Kirkman. The series premiered on AMC Fearfest Halloween night and immediately became the most watched drama series in cable's history among Adults 18-49 with 3.5 million viewers. It also gained a following among critics (from People to Vanity Fair) who have hailed it as one of the best new series of the year.
DVD and Blu-ray bonus features include:
Rob M. Worley is the writer and creator of the all-new, all-cat kids comic book series Scratch9, named by School Library Journal as one of the "Best Comics for Kids 2010"! Issues #1, #2 and #3 are in stores now. Issue #4 arrives in stores January 5th . Issue #1 is also available as a digital download via iVerse Media's iTunes app. Visit Scratch9.com for news and info!