Here's part one of the 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' 3-part TV roll out. Plus, we've got trailers for the live-action 'Blood: The Last Vampire' movie, the new 'Xombie' DVD release, a live-action film based on a manga called 'Tsurikichi Sanpei' and an AMAZING, low-budget demo reel based on the 'Half-Life' video games. It's our inaugural Reel Maniac 9.2.16!
If you didn't watch 'Family Guy' last night you missed it, but Fox launched part one of its three-part reveal for 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'. It's a serialized trailer if you will: three TV ads over three nights building the storyline for the movie. Part one deals with the tragedy of Logan's youth. Part two airs tonight during 'House'. Enjoy:
Well, this looks cool! A trailer for the live-action film version of the manga 'Blood: The Last Vampire'. Directed by Chris Nahon ('Kiss of the Dragon') the trailer says the film is coming out May 29th...in Japan. No word on when American audiences may see it.
'Xombie' was one of those early success stories for web-animation. The cartoon about a zombie who fought his undead urges to become a defender of the living eventually became a Devil's Due comic.
Now Halo-8 has announced that they plan on releasing "Xombie: Dead on Arrival - The Complete Flash Series" by James Farr on DVD March 31, 2009. Plans call for the company to produce additional 'Xombie' animatedcontent as well.
Here's the trailer for the DVD release:
In American comics, when we say comics aren't just limited to superheroes, we usually mean they can be about crime too. In Japan, on the other hand, they really do have manga about anything, like a great teacher, an iron chef, or even a sport fisherman. Now there's going to be a live action movie based on Takao Yaguchi's manga 'Tsurikichi Sanpei' which is apparently about a young boy who is great with the fishing lure. The title is sometimes known in the U.S. as 'Sanpei the Fisherman'
Here's your trailer!
This is outside of my domain of Comics2Film, but it's so cool I have to share.
'Escape From City 17' is a short film series based on the computer game 'Half-Life'. Directed by The Purchase Brothers for the absurd budge of $500, the film looks amazing.
The Purchase Bros state on their YouTube page that they initially set out to test and demonstrate "numerous post production techniques" as well as create "a spec commercial". "Filmed guerilla style with no money, no time, no crew, no script, the first two episodes were made from beginning to end on a budget of $500."
Check it out: