'Watchmen' hype continues with new videos and online content. Plus: 'Transformers' Fallen revealed in toy. 'Wonder Woman' speaks! Liefeld on 'Youngblood'. New 'Brave/Bold' episode online. Bendis on 'Powers' and 'Torso'. And there's much more! Reach across the aisle for this bipartisan installment of Comics2Film 9.2.10!
We took a couple of swipes at the annoucement of the 'Youngblood' movie yesterday. The film has Brett Ratner putting Rob Liefeld's 1990s creation into live action film. But Newsarama checked in with the ever-resiliant Liefeld himself to get his take on the development effort.
Liefeld is, understandably, happy about the deal. He told Newsarama that the film could have a budget in the realm of as much as $150 million and unnamed screenwriters have already finished a script.
"I've been intimately involved from the beginning," he explained. "My pitch was derived from a Youngblood screenplay I wrote. Last winter we got the ball rolling, this spring we auditioned writers, and this summer we hammered out the script. I haven't been able to speak about this for months but we've been moving this movie along for the last 12 months. As a producer on the film, Brett has asked me to stay very involved and we talk about Youngblood all the time."
The comics creator also has lots of enthusiastic things to say about Rattner and his work. Click through for the complete interview.
Fans can tune in to the latest episode of the super-sexy 'Batman: The Brave and the Bold' cartoon on Cartoon Network's site. Currenty running is last Friday's "Eyes of Despero" episode which saw Batman teaming up with the entire Green lantern Corps. and opened with a cameo by Dr. Fate!
Fans glued to their TV sets last night caught a couple of new ads for 'Watchmen'. Not a lot of new footage contained within but you can find high-def versions of the two spots here and here. Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the video links!
In other 'Watchmen' promo news...
New Frontiersman has a profile on Senator Keene from "The Political Gazette" dated September 21, 1977. Fans of the graphic novel know that the Seanator aims to make illegal the fad of masked adventuring.
Finally, this is not a prank call, but fans are wondering if you have Nite Owl in a can.
WatchmenComicMovie.com has mysterious warehouse photos of palettes of canned products that bear the image and name of the modern Nite Owl. What are they? Undetermined.
Fans of 'The Spirit' movie (there was one besides me out there, right?) can tune in to ScoreNotes.com for an audio interview with composer David Newman. Newman talks about the music of the film and candidly shares his opinions about why he feels the film didn't connect with audiences. An interesting chat...
From SCI FI WIRE:
The first footage of Imagi Animation Studio's upcoming 3-D computer-animated film Astro Boy screened at New York Comic Con over the weekend, and fans got a good look at the detailed designs for the film. Based on the beloved Japanese manga by Osamu Tezuka, the big-screen adaptation will be the origin story of the little robot boy with superpowers.
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The intrepid TF08.com website has scored new images of toy tie-ins from 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen'. These latest photos reveal "The Fallen" himself, in plastic toy format. Plastic strapped to carboard he doesn't look like much, but trust Michael Bay to make him look big and scrary in theaters...
The actress spoke with SCI FI Wire briefly about playing comics first lady in the all new 'Wonder Woman' movie.
Another video interview from NYCC, presented by CBR, has Brian Michael Bendis talking about what's going right with the 'Powers' TV pilot and wrong with the 'Torso' movie.