Sunday, July 27, 2008

Comic Con For Me

Of course Comic Con is going on this weekend but for obvious reasons I haven’t been paying much attention, But here’s a few stories that sparked my interest.

Rose McGowan and Robert Rodrigez talk about the new Red Sonja movie that's due out in late 2009 (here). It looks like it could be a lot of fun and I like what both McGowan and Rodrigez had to say about the Character and the project. The director, Douglas Aarniokosk, seems like a total putz though with statements like this:
"We're trying to do what Chris Nolan did with Batman, and that's [to] take an established story and an established character and reinvent it," he said. "You didn't have to see the other 'Batman' [movies] to appreciate it. You didn't have to read the comics to appreciate it."

You don't even have care about the Red Sonja at all to appreciate it... sigh


The Greatest American Hero is set for a comic book debut this fall. The cast and crew reunited for walk down memory lane to talk about a what made the show so special and why it was canceled before its time. Plus, there’s a buzz of for possible film in 2009. See Here


Frank Miller’s adaptation of Will Eisner’s classic comic The Spirit might be really cool or it might suck and maybe Samuel L. Jackson might make or break the film project. See here


Watchmen, Watchmen, Watchmen… blah, blah, blah see here

Also, watch Dave Gibbons discuss his experience with the film here

Take a gander at the Nite Owl's ship here


The Warlord is returning to comics for his 35th anniversary and this time the relaunch will be done by the character's creator Mike Grell. See here. This a big relief after the reimagining that DC did a few years ago stunk so bad. It is time to get back to the original version. Hopefully the new Warlord will be a success so some Warlord Showcase Presents will get published.



rob! said...

i'll see red sonja; it might be a lot of fun. bonus points if they use frank thorne and john buscema art over the credits; though with comments like the director's though doesn't make me think that will happen.

btw, swinebread, can you email me your mailing address?

Dean Wormer said...

You didn't mention the biggest news as far as I was concerned out of Comicon- Sam Raimi confirms Evil Dead 4.

I'm doing the Evil Ash happy dance.

Arkonbey said...

Comicon- Sam Raimi confirms Evil Dead 4.

Holy crap...

Oh, and you're posting an awful lot for a newly minted dad, SB ;D

Randal Graves said...

Evil Dead 4? Sweet jumpin' beelzebub!

Swinebread said...

Rob! – I really want the 70s Red Sonja but it looks like were gonna get the Dynamite Entertainment version… oh well at least it’s not 80s movie.

Dean – Great News, sorry I missed it. But I was kinda busy :D. It doesn’t seems like a confermation though more like a were gonna sit around and talk about it, granted that’s a lot better than what was going on before which was zip…

Arkonbey – I have to do my part heh heh

Randal - It is great news!

Dr. Zaius said...

You are excited about Red Sonja but you dis Watchmen? Tsk, tsk, tsk.

Swinebread said...

I'm lowering my expectations just in case