Sideways Absolute Promethea On Its Way | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors
Oh man... why aren't I rich? I shoulda studied.
Sometimes... just sometimes... working in Orange County pays off.
Ed Brubaker Signs Fatale! | Facebook
A Dredd-Tastic Teaser And Preview… | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors
Hurm. May have to buy this. The art is tamed a bit if this is the same Flint Henry who used to do Grimjack(have I ever told you what a great comic that was...?).Quote:
This one marks the start of Judge Dredd story ‘The Cold Deck’ by Al Ewing and Henry Flint, in which the discovery of the remains of an undercover Judge will kick off an investigation that will have wide-reaching consequences… take a preview…
The Real Reason Matthew Vaughn Left The X-Men Movie, According To Mark Millar | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors
They better hope Singer does a good job on the next X flick...Quote:
We thought Matthew was going to do X-Men first, but we found out there were actually a few imitators of Secret Service in the works.
People are always trying to rip you off. Somebody will start to work on a spec screenplay about your idea. There are three other projects I know of now about a James Bond kind of guy taking a street kid and turning him into a spy. Three screenplays were already going through Hollywood about this! So Matthew and I said, “**** this. We’re not letting anyone steal our ideas.”
Sam Mendes Talks PREACHER; Says It Would Make a Great TV Series | Collider
When Mendes fell off of Preacher, D.J. Caruso came aboard briefly before also leaving the project. Steve asked Mendes if the project was now entirely off his radar, and the director responded by talking about how Skyfall has essentially made the prospect of him returning to Preacher highly unlikely:
“Well it’s off my radar because the muscle that I wanted to kind of flex, the urge to do something like that, went into [Skyfall]. For a while I wanted to do something on a bigger scale, I wanted to try and tackle a movie that wasn’t entirely real and I wanted to see whether I was capable of directing action, so I feel like I’ve done a lot of it in this movie.”
More to the point, though, Mendes said he never really found a good way to make Preacher work:
“The other problem was I could not find a way of making Preacher—tonally it’s a very difficult thing to make work, and there’s a reason why it’s struggled so much. It’s a brilliant graphic novel, I loved it, but a lot of it takes place in the real world and we’re surrounded now by fantasy and superhero genre pictures which are full of eye candy. And actually, Preacher is much more real world, it’s more of a Southern Gothic with elements of the fantastic in it; it’s a quite difficult thing to balance. So it wasn’t just that I sort of walked away from it because they wouldn’t pay for it or anything like that, it was because I couldn’t really make it work, I couldn’t find a way of defining what it was onscreen. My strong suspicion is someone will come along who has a really good take on it and is able to do it.”
When asked whether he ever got a greenlight from the studio and just simply struggled creatively, Mendes said the project never got that far:
“No, it was clear after a while I just didn’t have the answer. And also that thing that you hope will happen as a director, where a little switch is flicked inside you and you think ‘Yes I’ve got it, I know how to do this,’ I never found the way.”
With the incredible storytelling currently taking place on cable television, Steve asked Mendes if he could see Preacher making a successful adaptation on the small screen, to which he replied affirmatively:
“I do, actually. If you look at somewhere between Sons of Anarchy, The Walking Dead, True Blood—that world of real but fantasy, the two mixed, it’s young and sexy and it’s got many, many chapters. Actually when I saw that it was a possible HBO or a possible cable show, I thought ‘that’s a great way to do it,’ because then you can let it develop gradually, because there’s also a huge amount of it.”
ALSO AN ADVANCE REVIEW: Deadpool #1
That problem aside, Deadpool #1 is a fun opening issue for a series which feels like it suddenly has a whole new burst of confidence. It’s an entertaining start, which establishes a mission statement quickly… and then throws a pile of blood, quips, and zombies at it. If the creative team can keep momentum going at this pace, we should be in for a very entertaining series, actually.