Wednesday Morning Round-Up: Potheads vs. Hellboy Edition

seth-rogen.jpgWe’ve got a release date for SETH ROGEN’S next starring vehicle, PINEAPPLE EXPRESS (which is gonna kick ass)– and it faces off directly with HELLBOY 2 and BRENDAN FRASER’S JOURNEY 3-D as of right now. Look for that weekend to get less crowded somehow.

Wow… congratulations to all the fans of JERICHO, who mobilized (by sending CBS freakin’ bags of nuts) and saved their show from cancellation. Eight new episodes will air midseason, and if they do well, obviously, we’ll see more.

We may see a biopic chronicling the life of MAD Magazine and TALES FROM THE CRYPT creator William Gaines, with the wonderful title, “Ghoulishly Yours, William M. Gaines.” Sounds like a potentially great film, very much in the vein of ED WOOD. Look forward to hearing more. Here’s more on Gaines.

Wanna see previews of AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #3? IRON MAN #18? How about MS. MARVEL #16, or UNCANNY X-MEN #487? Hit CBR.

Yahoo’s got a Q & A session with TRANSFORMERS director Michael Bay.

The site for Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN film is up and running. Movie opens August 31st.

MODOK has a blog. And its great. Seriously.

Over at AICN, IndustryKiller! has word from a test screening of IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH, the new Paul Haggis film. If you liked CRASH, take it with a grain of salt.

A nice update on the ALIENS and HEAT video game projects.

One Response to Wednesday Morning Round-Up: Potheads vs. Hellboy Edition

  1. Joel Eisenberg says:

    You wanted to hear more re; “Ghoulishly Yours, William M. Gaines?” Here you go. I’m writing and producing the project, so I think I’m a good source for a scoop …



    John Landis (“National Lampoon’s Animal House,” “The Blues Brothers,” “Masters of Horror”) has been attached to direct the authorized feature biopic, “Ghoulishly Yours, Wiliam M. Gaines.” Landis will develop the project with Joel Eisenberg, who is penning the screenplay based on the life of the titular EC Comics’ publisher (“Tales from The Crypt,” “Mad Magazine” et. al.).

    Pic will revolve around the banding together of an anti-establishment group of artists and writers, led by a reluctant Gaines and cohort Al Feldstein, as they produce their controversial yet hugely popular line of comic books. At the peak of his success Gaines becomes an unwitting First Amendment figurehead, defending his livelihood against the U.S. government amidst accusations of perpetuating juvenile delinquency.

    Landis most recently helmed “Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project” for HBO.

    Eisenberg is a partner in production concern EMO Films, LLC with Tim Owens and Eugene Mandelcorn.

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