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R.I.P.D. – Ryan Reynolds to play dead cop

Posted by LiveFor on April 2, 2010

Welcome to the Rest In Peace Department — the devoted, yet dead, officers of divine law enforcement “patrolling the deadbeat…reporting to one boss.” Yep — THAT boss. Nick Cruz was murdered by an unknown assailent, at the height of his personal and professional life. Now he’s traded a hundred years of service to the R.I.P.D. in exchange for a shot at finding who killed him. Unfortunately his search will take him to Hell and back — literally!

R.I.P.D. is a Dark Horse comic written by Peter Lenkov and drawn by Lucan Marangon.

Collider spoke with producer Neil Moritz who mentioned that Ryan Reynolds is down to play Nick Cruz which will be his third comic book character after Green Lantern and Deadpool (I wonder what this means to the Deadpool film?).

Moritz said “It’s terrific based on the graphic novel. It’s about two cops, one recently dead and a gunslinger who’s been dead for hundreds of years who work on the Rest in Peace department – which is the police department of the dead. And they basically…it takes place on a normal day and it’s about trying to keep the dead quiet.”

It is a great sounding concept but reminds me of a TV show from a few years ago where dead cops had to police the spirit world. Had a guy with a big afro..what was it called?

Lots of potential in this film although it is going to be rated PG-13 which means not as much nasty stuff as you would think. Who could play the gunslinger? Lance Henriksen maybe.

R.I.P.D. Graphic Novel at Amazon.com

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Fallout – BBC sci-fi comedy post apocalyptic drama based on Dark Horse comic

Posted by LiveFor on March 11, 2010

Nothing to do with the Fallout video games nevertheless this looks very good.

Fallout is the story of Douglas and Gordon, two friends battling their quarter-life crisis, who come home from a weekend in the woods to find the world has come to an end.

Based on Dark Horse Comic’s ‘Apocalypse Nerd’ by Peter Bagge, produced exclusively for the BBC.

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Buy Apocalypse Nerd Graphic Novel on Amazon.co.uk
Buy Apocalypse Nerd Graphic Novel on Amazon.com

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Join the B.P.R.D.

Posted by LiveFor on March 6, 2010

The B.P.R.D. wants you! Join the B.P.R.D. team and you’ll be able to find out the latest Hellboy related news before anyone else. You’ll have insider access to exclusive cover art and interiors, extended previews, editorial commentary, creator signings, contests, discounts and more. Additional secret assets will be released via Trevor Bruttenholm’s Facebook page. B.P.R.D. members will be sent their official request to join Trevor Bruttenholm on FB after registering.

Head on over to the Dark Horse B.P.R.D. site for more info.

Image by Guy Davis.

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Star Wars vs DC Comics crossover?

Posted by LiveFor on January 3, 2010

An interesting piece over on Bleeding Cool hints that we could possible be seeing Darth Vader going head to head with Superman.

The return of the inter-company crossovers. With Paul Levitz leaving, there may be less of an impediment to the Marvel/DC crossovers that have been stymied for a while. How soon until Batman/Daredevil by Bendis and Mack? Of course much bigger news will be the DC Universe, Dark Horse and LucasFilm getting into bed for crossovers with epic proportions.

It is very vague, but we could definitely be seeing some kind of crossover with some Star Wars characters and comic book characters.

What are your thoughts? What crossovers would you like to see?


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Depp will be Rex Mundi. Should Snyder direct it?

Posted by LiveFor on March 27, 2009

Johnny Depp’s production company, Infinitum Nihil, already has its script and an impressive lead actor in Depp himself tagged for the live-action adaptation of Arvid Nelson and Eric Johnson’s comic book series Rex Mundi.

According to Infinitum Director of Development Sam Sarkar, the studio wants a talent on the level of “Watchmen” mastermind Zack Snyder to bring the Dark Horse series to the big screen.

“We really need to find a guy who has that kind of visual style — not unlike Zack Snyder,” Sarkar told MTV News. “You need a guy that’s that kind of visionary to do ‘Rex,’ because it’s a really visually complex world.”

To be honest I really don’t get the “Visionary” director thing being attached to Zack Snyder. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy his work, but both 300 and Watchmen are Frank Miller, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon’s visionary work. Snyder just made very faithful adaptions of them both. That is by the by. I mention it as it just seems a bit weird.

I have not read Rex Mundi, I’ve seen it in the comic shops and heard it mentioned on various websites, but it does seem to have a pretty cool concept.

The series is a quest for the Holy Grail told as a murder mystery. It is set in the year 1933, in an alternate history Europe, where magic is real, feudalism persisted, and the Protestant Reformation was crushed by a still politically powerful Roman Catholic Church. All of this is woven together as “… a meditation on the prophecies surrounding the advent of the Bahá’í era.” The book takes its name from the Latin term meaning ‘King of the World’. It is derived from the Cathar heresies of the Middle Ages, and taken up in works like Holy Blood, Holy Grail. Within the Cathar context it seems to have been equated with the Demiurge.

Real magic, vast conspiracies, the Holy Grail, 1930s. That all sounds cool to me. Not your superhero kind of deal, but also not the kind of thing that I would associate with a director like Zack Snyder. I think that the subject matter would work better with a director not associated with comic books. The little synopsis gives me a Ninth Gate meets The Da Vinci Code meets Angel Heart kind of vibe.

Thanks to Pam for sending me the link. Have you read the comic book? Do you think
Snyder would do it justice? Who would you like to see direct it?

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Hallelujah – Millar’s American Jesus may rise to the big screen

Posted by LiveFor on March 26, 2009

Director Matthew Vaughn (“Stardust,” “Layer Cake”) is eyeing American Jesus, another adaptation of a comic by Wanted author Mark Millar, as his next film says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story centers on the return of Christ in the modern world, leading to a final confrontation with the Antichrist in a bid to save humanity.

The comic began life as a three-issue Dark Horse mini-series in 2006 entitled Chosen. That plan was expanded into a trilogy of mini-series with the second, The Resurrection, being released this Autumn.

Vaughn is presently in post-production on the adaption of Millar’s “Kick Ass”. Like that film, it’s likely this one will be financed independently.

The pair are also developing a still unannounced action film project.

Now I’ve read Chosen and unless I’m getting mixed up with another comic that deals with a kid who finds out he is actually the second coming of Christ and then has to convince the World, then I am not sure how the series can carry on as expected. Anyone else read it and know what I’m talking about?

Needless to say that, like Kick-Ass, this will have people up in arms once it hits the mainstream.

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The Goon – Early concept art

Posted by LiveFor on March 16, 2009

We recently had our first glimpse of what The Goon will look like on in all his CG glory. Now here are a couple of pieces of concept art by Sean McNally (Blur Studios and Dark Horse) for the David Fincher directed film.

They are excellent pictures and very in keeping with Eric Powell’s original comic. I really can’t wait to see some actual footage from the film.
I wonder who they will get to voice the characters? Who would you like to hear as the voice of The Goon?

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El Zombo Fantasma – The Latino Hellboy

Posted by LiveFor on January 27, 2009

/film had the news on what could be an amazing film.

Kevin Munroe (TMNT) will write and direct an adaptation of the Dark Horse comic El Zombo Fantasma for Death Ray Films and Maya Entertainment.

The story follows the mysterious murder of the world’s most notorious Mexican wrestler who bargains his way out of an eternity of fiery damnation by returning to Los Angeles to play guardian angel to a troublesome teen, Belisa Montoya. He soon discovers that the teen is not what she seems and that their fates have been intertwined for centuries.

Death Ray Films and Maya Entertainment will bring tales of the undead masked wrestler to multiple mediums starting with the live action feature followed by a new animated series.

Who could you see playing the masked El Zombo Fantasma? Don’t say Mickey Rourke.

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Sin City 2 News – The script is finished and filming to begin this year…maybe

Posted by LiveFor on January 13, 2009

MTV have more news on the fate of Sin City 2

Jamie King appears to have confirmed last year’s reports that Frank Miller has turned in his script for “Sin City 2” and the film may even begin shooting in 2009. The “Fanboys” and “The Spirit” actress hopes for a start date soon and said that she doesn’t have any nude scenes in Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s sequel, according to George “El Guapo” Rousch at Latino Review..

The report stokes a prolonged trickle of “Sin City 2” rumors from the past year, as good a sign as any that Miller’s classic Dark Horse Comics series is inching closer to becoming a reality behind the scenes.

King played the role of Marv’s murdered gal pal Goldie, as well as her twin sister Wendy, in the first “Sin City” film and is slated to return for the new follow-up. The Golden Globe winning star of the “The Wrestler,” Mickey Rourke, may or may not return as Marv when filming begins. Miller says Marv has a big role to play in the film and wants Rourke back if he’s willing.

There are many possible reasons for the film’s delay, not the least of which is Rourke’s reluctance. The star has experienced rejuvenated stardom since the first “Sin City” hit it big. Now, with a Golden Globe under his belt and a potential Oscar on the horizon, it’s entirely possible he wants more for his labor.

Meanwhile, Robert Rodriguez’s controversial break from the Directors Guild to give Miller directing credit in their first outing together proved to be a hurdle before. If they’re looking to return to “Sin City 2” in that unsanctioned dual-directing capacity, there is likely to be red tape to cut once again.

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DirecTV Commercial featuring Hellboy

Posted by LiveFor on January 6, 2009

Ron Perlman reprises his role of Hellboy from the Guillermo del Toro film based on the Mike Mignola Dark Horse comics.

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