Wednesday Morning Round-Up: Potheads vs. Hellboy Edition

June 6, 2007

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.


Teen Titans: The Movie

May 31, 2007

Absolutely huge news from The Hollywood Reporter… Warner Brothers is developing a TEEN TITANS movie!!! This is a fanboy’s wet dream right here… will they go with a traditional old school sidekicks team (Robin, Wonder Girl, Speedy, Aqualad, and Kid Flash), or will the inspiration be the Wolfman-Perez glory days (Nightwing, Donna Troy, Cyborg, Raven, Beast Boy, and Jericho)? Either way, WE WIN!!! And of course, you know this almost certainly means we’ll get to see, live and in the flesh…

DEATHSTROKE.

The ultimate DC badass and THE Titans villian. If they get this right, Slade could end up being one of the all-time great film villians of the Super-hero genre, right there with Nicholson’s Joker and Molina’s Doc Ock.

The news gets even better… MARK VERHEIDEN is writing the script… this guy gets it– from his comics work on THE MASK and TIMECOP to his credits on BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and SMALLVILLE–  we should have plenty of faith that he’ll knock this one out of the park.

So who do we HAVE to see on this team? What should the story be? Any chance of a Batman cameo?