AT THE COMIC BOOK MOVIES: "COMIC BOOK MOVIES NOT DC OR MARVEL"

Welcome everyone to the 1st edition of "At the {Comic Book} Movies!". This is where I'll be giving you folks a rundown on Comic Book properties in the pipeline to become major motion pictures. It seems with the release of "IRON MAN", a new "INCREDIBLE HULK" movie, the Batman Begins sequel "THE DARK KNIGHT", and a list of others it already looks like 2008 could be the biggest year in Comic Book movie history. It is no secret that Comic Book movies have become the trend in Hollywood lately. Super success and huge profits were found with Spider-Man, the X-Men series, and Batman Begins. Comic companies have been optioning off as many of their properties as possible in hopes of making big budget adaptations. Now we know all about comic book characters such as "SUPERMAN", "SPIDER-MAN", "JUSTICE LEAGUE", and "WOLVERINE". We also know that many people are totally in love with the thought of seeing a continual movie franchise with those same characters as well as other popular comic superheroes.

Now what about lesser known comic books? If you think "MARVEL" and "DC" are the only comic companies making the big moves to turn their properties into big budget movies then you're sadly mistaking. At the "NEW YORK COMIC CON 2008" I got the scoop on a slew of comic book properties that are on the "To Do List" in Hollywood's Palm Pilot. I had the privilege to speak with a number of comic companies about their plans to light up the silver screen with their comic books. So let's begin....
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ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT ( http://zenescope.com )

  • "THE LIVING CORPSE" Created by Buz Hasson & Ken Haeser
  • http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm278/mypixbook/living_corpse.jpg

    - Currently in Pre-Production
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  • "RETURN TO WONDERLAND" Created by Joe Brusha & Ralph Tedesco
  • http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm278/mypixbook/wonderland.jpg

    - Being released under "Branded Pictures"
    - Screenplay written by Joe Brusha & Ralph Tedesco
    - 1st draft of screenplay complete
    - Planned for a mid 2009 released
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    TOP COW PRODUCTIONS ( http://www.topcow.com )
    - Multiple properties optioned
    - All projects are top secret at the moment
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    DARK HORSE COMICS ( http://www.darkhorse.com )
    - Signed a 3 year production and distribution deal with "Universal Pictures". As part of the agreement "Universal Pictures" has access to all of Dark Horse creative properties for film or tv development
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    HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE ( http://www.metaltv.com )
    - CGI Animated movie
    - Planned 2010 release
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    ONI PRESS ( http://www.onipress.com )

  • "SCOTT PILGRIM" Created by Bryan Lee O' Malley
  • http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm278/mypixbook/scott_pilgrim.jpg

    - Being released under "Universal Pictures"
    - Writer Michael Bacall
    - Director Edgar Wright
    - Shooting begins September 2008
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  • "COURTNEY CRUMRIN AND THE NIGHT THINGS" Created by Ted Naifeh
  • http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm278/mypixbook/crumrin.jpg

    - Being released under "Dreamworks"
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  • "MAINTENANCE" Created by Jim Massey & Robbi Rodriguez
  • http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm278/mypixbook/maintenance.jpg

    - Being released under "Warner Bros."
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  • "RESURRECTION"
  • http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm278/mypixbook/resurrection1.jpg

    - Information on the project was released in Variety Magazine.
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  • "THE LEADING MAN" Created by B. Clay Moore & Jeremy Haun
  • http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm278/mypixbook/leading_man.jpg

    - Being released under "Universal Pictures"
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  • "THE DAMNED" Created by Cullen Bunn & Brian Hurtt
  • http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm278/mypixbook/damned_tpb_cover.jpg

    - Being released under "Dreamworks"
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  • "RETURN OF KING DOUG"
  • - Ben Stiller starring & producing
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  • "QUEEN AND COUNTRY" Created by Greg Rucka
  • http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm278/mypixbook/QC.jpg

    - Being released under "Fox"
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  • "WHITEOUT" Created by Greg Rucka & Steve Lieber
  • http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm278/mypixbook/whiteout002.jpg

    http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm278/mypixbook/normal_whiteout_tease...

    - Being released under "Warner Bros./Silver Pictures"
    - Director Dominic Sena
    - Starring Kate Beckinsale
    - Planned 2009 4th Quarter release
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  • "UNION STATION" Created by Ande Parks
  • http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm278/mypixbook/union_oni.jpg

    - Being released under "Overture Entertainment"
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    DEVIL'S DUE PUBLISHING ( http://devilsdue.net )

  • "LOST SQUAD"
  • http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm278/mypixbook/lostsquad1cny3.jpg

    - Being released under "Rogue Pictures"
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  • "DRAFTED" Created by Mark Powers & Chris Lie
  • http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm278/mypixbook/drafted.jpg

    - Being released under "New Line Cinema"
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  • "NIGHT WOLF" Created by Stephen L. Antczak & Nick Marinkovich
  • http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm278/mypixbook/nightwolf3-1.jpg

    - 20th Century Fox own rights to produce TV series
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  • "HACK/SLASH" Created by Tim Seeley
  • http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm278/mypixbook/hackslash1b.jpg

    - HACK/Slash is the D.D.P property furtherest along in production
    - Writers Justin Marks, Martin Schenk, Ben Magid, & Todd Lincoln
    - Producer Daniel Altar
    - Director Todd Lincoln
    - Actress Megan Fox has been rumored to be really interested in portraying "Cassie Hack"
    - Actor Michael Clarke Duncan has been rumored to be the director's 1st choice for the role of "Vlad"
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    I hope I have opened your eyes and brought your attention to another world of Comic Book movies. Hollywood has the Comic Book bug and are not only being bitten by Marvel & DC, but they are also being stung by many other comic companies. On a personal note I am very excitied about it and can't wait to see the "HACK/Slash" movie.

    Comments

    Damn

    i am gonna be spending a lot of money! Long Live the Comic!