Daily Archives: February 3, 2011

INTERVIEW: Howard Marks On His Dope-Heavy Thriller Biopic, Mr. Nice

Mr. Nice is Bernard Rose’s film of Howard Marks’ autobiographical account of a life in crime. It’s the story of a man who was at one point credited with 10% of the world’s hashish trade and earned a position at …

Time Loops And Stands Still To Herald Season Ten Of CSI

As the tenth season of CSI makes its way to DVD, we’ve been thrown into a time loop by the marketing and PR. Back we go to over a year ago, when the season premiered on TV, for a look …

Eva Green To Play Spooky Witch In A Sexy Dress For Tim Burton

Eva Green is going to boost her on-screen witchwork CV, adding to The Golden Compass‘ hippie-wiccan Serafina Pekkala with a fresh turn as Dark Shadows‘ Angelique, currently being negotiated. This deal will likely make her the chief love interest for …

SCOOP: Bruce Willis Agrees To Lay The Favorite But Film May Need More Stars To Get Made

Earlier this week I attended a Q&A with the stunningly practical and pragmatic Stephen Frears in which he took questions from what would seem to be an entirely random selection of Oxford’s public. Several questions came from me, as you …

Superbowl Spots For Kung Fu Panda 2 And Rango

They’re toons, they’re coming soon, they have stars as animals and they’re quite clearly set in their specific genre, be it the martial arts movie or the Western. They’re Kung Fu Panda 2 and Rango. They go together like Panda …

Korean Trailers For BBC Sherlock Turn It Into… A Gay Romance?

Judge for yourself what you think the marketeers were going for with these two new Korean commericals for the Steven Moffat Sherlock. Might these have been faked somehow? I’m in two minds. Thanks to Little Bleeder Scrumpy Jack for the …

Hugh Jackman, Shawn Levy And Carlton Cuse Plotting Some Action And Some Adventure

It seems that Hugh Jackman and Shawn Levy have gotten along swimmingly in the making of Real Steel as they’re now planning to team up again. As per Deadline, the new project will be an “action adventure”, with a script …

UK Trailer For Joe Wright’s Hanna

The UK trailer for Joe Wright’s Hanna is here. It’s similar to a Spanish one doing the rounds – except it doesn’t have the subtítulos en español. Who knew Saoirse Ronan could be so scary? The trailer premiered at MSN. …

Joel And Ethan Coen On Tara Reid’s Big Lebowski 2

Is there really going to be a Big Lebowski sequel? Well, who better to ask than Joel and Ethan Coen, eh? These guys are notorious for avoiding straight answers, but I don’t think they’d flat out lie about not having …

Which Actresses Are On The Casting Shortlist For Nick Fury’s Sidekick In The Avengers?

Picture post time. Here are a series of actresses, each of them scheduled to give a screen test this Friday. The role they’ll be trying out for is Nick Fury’s “sidekick” in The Avengers. We’ve already been trying to work …

Greg Tocchini’s Pentych For Captain America

Okay, so we all know (now) what certain Marvel staffers used to call this book in the seventies. But for Captain America’s seventieth anniversary, and the launch of the new movie, Marvel are putting out Captain America And Falcon #1, from Rob …

How A Comic Professional Makes A Living In 2011

Peter Bagge, Mike Grell. Michael Oeming. Phil Foglio. Jason Janicki and Leigh Kellogg. Sounds like a San Diego Comic Con panel? It’s actually a Seattle panel talking the art and the industry of creating a graphic novel. And there’s not …

Kristen Stewart’s Sex-Change Prisoner Film To Shoot In The Summer?

Kristen Stewart has long been attached to K-11, a prison drama that was co-written by her mother Jules Stewart, and which would see her playing a transgendered prisoner called Birdy. According to Hollywood Life, the film now has a shoot …

Top Ten Digital Comics Chart – January 2011

This is the first attempt at a digital comic book chart covering the English-speaking comics industry. It is flawed – self selecting, based on recall, but it does cover Marvel, DC and IDW apps, ComiXology, iVerse, Graphic.Ly, even PDFs, anywhere …

Dark Horse Reminds Marvel Just Who Publishes Mysterymen

In a blogpost last night, Dark Horse made it very clear that they are the publisher’s of Bob Burden’s Mysterymen, in the light of Marvel’s intention to publish a comic book Mystery Men, and that the series will return in …

Thursday Runaround – I’d Buy That For Two Dollars

TwoDollarWatch: Buy a digital comic for $2. Direct. Do not pay Apple. Do not pay 50% to them. All sizes, all shapes, all kinds. Hmm. I think I may upload Watchmensch here. MorseWatch: Crime And Terror is a new comic …

Joe Staton Draws Ayn Rand

The work of Ayn Rand has influenced comic books from The Question to Watchmen to All Star Superman, sometimes directly, sometimes as comment upon, sometimes satirically, as in my own favourite, Elvis Shrugged. But now we’re getting a direct-to-graphic novel …

The Daily Mail Gives Me Two Pages To Shill My Stuff

I do hope this gave Mark Millar a slight hiccup over his morning porridge, reading his favourite newspaper. Today, the Daily Mail splashed with a double page piece on my royal autobiographical comic based on the lives of Kate Middleton …