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Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts – Trailer for documentary

Posted by LiveFor on April 20, 2010

Being a big fan of Ellis I am really looking forward to this (He once posted a comment on this very site which I was chuffed with). Due out next year.

Get your first glimpse of the upcoming feature length documentary about comic book legend Warren Ellis, the writer behind Transmetropolitan, Planetary, The Authority, Nextwave, and many, many more. This fully sanctioned film is the most extensive survey of Ellis’s career and life to date!

Directed by Kevin Thurman.

Source: Warren Ellis

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Red – First look at Felicia Day in the Red Riding Hood SyFy film

Posted by LiveFor on March 15, 2010

This is the SyFy film that has nothing to do with the Warren Ellis comic book movie Red starring Bruce Willis.

I mentioned SyFy’s Red a few days ago and now we have this photo of Felicia Day with a gun and it looks as if some kind of creature has just gone bye bye in front of here.

Red (Day) brings her fiancé home, where he meets the family and learns about their business – hunting werewolves. He’s skeptical until bitten by a werewolf. When her family insists he must be killed, Red tries saving him. Red also stars Kavan Smith (Stargate Atlantis) and Stephen McHattie (Pontypool).

Source: STYD

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Leonardo da Vinci – Action hero?

Posted by LiveFor on March 11, 2010

Warner Bros have got hold of a film called “Leonardo da Vinci and the Soldiers of Forever” from producer Adrian Askarieh, who is teaming with Vertigo’s Roy Lee and Doug Davison.

THR have that news that the project re-imagines Da Vinci as a member of a secret society who falls headlong into a supernatural adventure that pits the man against Biblical demons in a story involving secret codes, lost civilizations, hidden fortresses and fallen angels. Sounds like it could be fun.

Askarieh, who is producing via his Prime Universe banner, came up with the original idea and wrote the treatment, with a search for a writer now under way.

In the wake of the worldwide success of “Sherlock Holmes,” Warners seems eager to make more projects involving a period setting, a historical figure and the fantastical. Last week, the studio picked up a pitch that has Francis Lawrence attached to direct a supernatural tale featuring explorer Marco Polo, and director Guy Ritchie on the Warren Ellis King Arthur project.

Who could play Leonardo?

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Cool Images – 2000AD redesigned

Posted by LiveFor on March 10, 2010


After his brilliant call for a redesign of the original Superman comic, Warren Ellis has now challenged people to do the same for the classic British anthology comic, 2000AD.

Here is Ellis’ brief from his blog and it runs until Sunday.

You are an artist/designer. You have to put together the cover for the first issue of a weekly science-fiction anthology comic called 2000AD.

You don’t know much about what’s in it. You’ve been given the following pieces of information to include on the cover somehow:

“featuring the new DAN DARE”

“M.A.C.H. 1 – his incredible hyperpower will amaze you!”

“SPACE-AGE DINOSAURS! Read ’FLESH’ “

“STOP PRESS! GREAT BRITAIN INVADED!”

Without the “”, obviously. Your choice as to how you use these — whether you relegate them all to text at the bottom, or choose one to illustrate, or whatever.

The cover must include a logo and the numbering, which you’ve been told is not the usual “issue one,” but “Programme 1.”

And that’s it.

It’s up to you what kind of company you’re at. What kind of comics you make. What era you’re in. Who you are, even. Go nuts with it.

(Obviously, there was a time when 2000 AD was The Future. So, you tell me. Is this a retro-sf comic? Or are you in the late 19th century and publishing it on punch cards? Is it the Seventies and are you Roger Dean? Or Jamie Reid?)

It sort of mirrors the truth of 2000AD Prog 1, which was that it didn’t strictly speakinghavea cover illustration, as a massive frisbee was mounted on the front cover as a free gift.

You have one week. Go.


These great pieces already submitted are by agnosticator, Raid71 and Sobreiro.

Check out the Whitechapel boards for more entries.

Just out of curiosity would any art and design readers of Live for Films be interested if I started a similar challenge involving movies?

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Cool Images – Superman redesigned

Posted by LiveFor on March 5, 2010

Over on his blog Warren Ellis recently posted the following challenge:

You are an artist/designer. You have to put together the cover for a comic called SUPERMAN. It is issue 1 of this book.

You have been told that Superman is a man who dresses predominantly in a shade of blue, and wears a red S symbol. You know nothing else about the character.

The cover must include a logo and the text THE COMPLETE STORY OF THE DARING EXPLOITS OF THE ONE AND ONLY SUPERMAN.

And that’s it.

It’s up to you what kind of company you’re at. What kind of comics you make. How you translate that description of Superman. What era you’re in. Who you are, even. Go nuts with it.

You have one week. Go.

I think you will agree that it has produced some excellent ones so far and it runs until Sunday. Check out Whitechapel for more images.




Images by mthemordant, Paul Sizer, hellomuller, DBed and Rooth.

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Excalibur – Guy Ritchie to direct Warren Ellis’ Sword

Posted by LiveFor on March 4, 2010

Apart from the title of this post sounding wrong in a bad way this is some excellent news.

There are currently 2 King Arthur movies on the go in Hollywood. One is a remake of the 1981 Excalibure and Bryan Singer is attached to that. However, he is attached to an awful lot of other things so time will tell on that one.

Better news is for the Warren Ellis version of Excalibur which, “differs from the prior 751 King Arthur movies in many ways, but perhaps most obviously in that it is very specifically about the gathering of the Knights.”

Both versions are with Warner Bros and Pajiba have the news that Guy Ritchie will be directing the Ellis version.

Ritchie is riding high on the success of Sherlock Holmes and that film did go some way to proving to certain naysayers that he was more that just a Lock Stock kind of guy.

Ellis is the man when it comes to cool stories. He has written some of the best comics in recent years – Can’t wait for the Vol 2 Absolute edition of Planetary – so his take on King Arthur and the nights should be batshit insane, yet in a good way. The adaption of his comic book, Red, is currently shooting with Bruce Willis so movie wise Mr Ellis is on the right track.

Are you excited about Guy Ritchie directing a Warren Ellis tale of King Arthur? Who would you like to see play Arthur and what do you want to see happen in the film?

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Hitler discovers the new sci-fi show Slingers is not yet a pilot

Posted by LiveFor on February 25, 2010


Slingers is the show written by Mike Sizemore that has a trailer, but no actual show as yet.

Check out the sizzle reel and my interview with Mike.

Slingers is set in the year 2960 A.D., following mankind’s first interplanetary war. Humanity is now clustered into a finite, but still vast section of the universe known as Enclosed Space. Humanity won the war with an aggressive alien enemy, but at a cost. The way back to Earth is now cut off by an impassable barrier – a side effect of the blast that finally pushed the enemy back.

The show takes its name from a group of people thrown together on board an experimental spacecraft that is capable of Slinging itself to any point in space. In theory it’s the only craft capable of getting home. In reality the crew are using it to carry out a series of high tech heists and get even with those who are now exploiting their positions in the post war hierarchy.

Dominic ‘DM’ Monroe, a special ops war veteran becomes the de facto leader of this small team of thieves who rail against the decision by military command to just ‘stay where they are and make the best of it’. They’re determined to get home and if that means breaking a few rules and picking up a lot of enemies along the way then so be it.

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The curse of Ultraman

Posted by LiveFor on February 5, 2010

Not Always So Ultra

Remember Ultraman? Remember how he had that thing where he could grow really large to fight monsters, but only for three minutes, and then he shrunk again?

Turns out he was stuck with that deadline even when there weren’t any monsters.

An awesome piece of art by Derek Chatwood and funny in an uncomforable way.

Warren Ellis spotted the pic.

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UPDATED: Watchmen 2 may happen – Hurm! Warren Ellis won’t be involved

Posted by LiveFor on February 4, 2010

UPDATE: Warren Ellis kindly took the time to write in the comments that he would not be involved in this in any way. I think this could well be the feeling of many comic book professionals. END OF LINE

The always excellent Bleeding Cool have some worrying news. A Watchmen sequel might be in the works.

Back in the day DC Comics President Paul Levitz had stopped any Watchmen 2 projects. He felt that this would go against Watchmen creator’s Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons hopes for the story. This was quite cool of Levitz as Moore had a huge break-up with DC Comics and Paul Levitz.

Then things changed as things do and Paul Levitz left DC Comics. Dan DiDio, DC’s Senior Vice President, stepped in and decided to prove that Watchmen 2 is a viable project and something that can be done. He wants to do “multiple prequel comic miniseries and spinoff ongoing projects.”

Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons still have to be offered first refusal before any of these new titles could be published. They most likely won’t want to take on these jobs and it looks like DiDio has actually been looking for writers. If there are comics there could well be another film.

I say thee nay! Watchmen was a standalone classic and anything else is just going to get on people’s nerves. Mind you if they go prequel then that may not be so bad, especially if Grant Morrison or Warren Ellis were involved. Garth Ennis doing a Rorschach prequel could be great. I still think it stinks though.

Would you want some more Watchmen comics? Who would you want to write them and what characters would you want to see in it? Would you want other DC heroes to appear in the comics?

Image from Wizard Magazine

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Red – First photos of Willis in the adaption of Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner comic

Posted by LiveFor on January 22, 2010


Red started shooting earlier this week in Toronto, and now the first photos from the set of Robert Schwentke’s film based on the Wildstorm comic have got onto the web and MTV found them over on The HSX Dude.

The photos show Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker, and show how the adaptation of Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner’s miniseries will look when it arrives on screen on 22nd October. The comic followed a former black-ops CIA agent forced out of retirement to stop a high-tech assassin and discover who ordered his assassination.

Previously, Schwentke told MTV News the film would be a “funny” take on the dark thriller. Ellis has since offered up his thoughts on why the changes were necessary. Helen Mirren with a sniper rifle was a big part of that!

Along with Willis and Parker the film also stars John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman, James Remar, Helen Mirren, Julian McMahon, Ernest Borgine, Richard Dreyfuss and Brian Cox.

What do you think of the photos? Lots of hats for Willis by the look of it.

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