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Watch Cursed Edge, The Unofficial, Fan-Made Sequel To Last Year's Dredd Movie - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors
Here’s the first episode – or Prog, if you will – of such a project, Cursed Edge. You get a full thirteen minutes worth here and where the writing, direction, videography and acting don’t live up to Dredd, there’s certainly some accomplished CG and post production work on display.
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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to Produce Warner Bros. SLEEPER Adaptation, Written by Shawn Ryan and David Wiener | Collider
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are on board to produce Sleeper for Warner Bros. The adaptation of the Ed Brubaker comic book series will be penned by the writing team of Shawn Ryan and David Wiener. Set in noir universe where certain characters develop superpowers at random, the story centers on Holden Carver, a man who has the ability to absorb pain and pass it on to others. Sleeper follows Carver “as he infiltrates a criminal organization on behalf of a law enforcement agency. His allegiances come into question, especially when he falls for the alluring killer, Miss Misery.” Hit the jump for more.
Variety reports sleeper-comic-bookthat Affleck and Damon will produce Sleeper, along with Jennifer Todd. No directors or actors are currently attached to the picture. The writing team of Ryan and Wiener last worked together on Last Resort. The comic book series began in 2003, with an adaptation in the works as recently as 2008, when Sam Raimi and Josh Donen were on board to produce with Tom Cruise reportedly attached to star.
Here’s the synopsis of Sleeper (via Amazon):
SLEEPER is the critically acclaimed graphic novel series written Ed Brubaker and illustrated by Sean Philips, the Eisner Award winning creative team of Criminal, which tells the story of agent Holden Carver and the secret criminal organization he becomes enmeshed with. Carver is forced to live one day at a time in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse he plays with its leader, Tao, the amoral master of manipulation trying to elude detection since he has no way back in from the cold.
Went to the Long Beach ComiCon today.
Had some fun conversations. Met some cool people. Stared at Cosplay Boobs.
Still wanted to give wedgies to all in attendance, burn the place to the ground and give all the money to charity.
But it was fun.
The New Ms Marvel - A Muslim Teenage Jersey Girl - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors
Sounds interesting. I like the idea.The New York Times have revealed 2013 World Fantasy Award Winner, G Willow Wilson as the new writer of the new Ms Marvel comic, and that the new character wearing the name of the publisher as a teenage Muslim girl.
Editors Steve Wacker and Sara Amanat approached Wilson, a female Muslim comic book writer, rather rare in the industry, with the idea of such a character. The new Ms Marvel, Kamala Khan, is an American with Pakistani parents, and a fan of previous Ms. Marvel Carol Danvers, has shape changing abilities.
Kamala will face struggles outside her own head, including conflicts close to home. “Her brother is extremely conservative,” Ms. Amanat said. “Her mom is paranoid that she’s going to touch a boy and get pregnant. Her father wants her to concentrate on her studies and become a doctor.” Next to those challenges, fighting supervillains may be a welcome respite.
And this is why Alan Moore is a ****...
Why Alan Moore thinks superhero hits like The Avengers are 'alarming' | Blastr
Kudos to the article for pointing out Moore's hypocrisy.In some ways, you could argue that Alan Moore laid the foundation for this. After all, he penned some of the most acclaimed superhero comics of all time in the 1980s, stuff like The Killing Joke, Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow and, of course, Watchmen, all of which offered a more mature take on classic superhero characters and tropes and got many adults excited about the medium again. But ask Moore how he feels about superhero stories now and he immediately responds with disdain. His reason? Well, it's a somewhat complex answer, but his main point seems to be that superhero fans now are just too old.
"I haven't read any superhero comics since I finished with Watchmen," Moore told The Guardian in an interview to promote his new limited comic series Fashion Beast. "I hate superheroes. I think they're abominations. They don't mean what they used to mean. They were originally in the hands of writers who would actively expand the imagination of their nine- to 13-year-old audience. That was completely what they were meant to do and they were doing it excellently. These days, superhero comics think the audience is certainly not nine to 13, it's nothing to do with them. It's an audience largely of 30-, 40-, 50-, 60-year old men, usually men. Someone came up with the term graphic novel. These readers latched on to it; they were simply interested in a way that could validate their continued love of Green Lantern or Spider-Man without appearing in some way emotionally subnormal. This is a significant rump of the superhero-addicted, mainstream-addicted audience."
So, apparently, if you're still into superheroes and you're no longer a child, you're "emotionally subnormal"? That seems to be what Moore's saying. And he goes on to address the continued success of superhero movies, noting that the genre has gone beyond its supposed purpose, with "alarming" results.
"I don't think the superhero stands for anything good," Moore said. "I think it's a rather alarming sign if we've got audiences of adults going to see the Avengers movie and delighting in concepts and characters meant to entertain the 12-year-old boys of the 1950s."