Monday Trending Topics: Good Omens

Posted by October 2, 2012 Comment

Always nice to get word of a good omen on a Monday:  The first projects on the slate are a pair of adaptations that were previously set up at Prime Focus. There’s a four-part mini-series version of Pratchett and Neil Gaiman‘s Good Omens, with Terry Jones and Gavin Scott writing the scripts; and there’s an ongoing, procedural series set in Discworld’s Ankh Morpork, starring and named for The Watch, the city’s police force. This too has Jones and Scott on the writing team.

Most-Read Comic Stories Today:

Joker Die Cut Cover Is A Real Freakout 

Courtesy of CBR, here are the Greg Capullo variant die cut covers for the Death Of The Family crossover comics, each featuring half the face of one of the Batbook central cast. We thought the Joker one deserved pride of place, however… and expect it to freak out all sorts of people.

Brett Booth’s New… Ish Look For Red Robin

Check this out here, and more… and why this design may have been rejected quite some time ago.

Todd McFarlane Sues Al Simmons For Being Spawn 

Okay, this is just surreal. Todd McFarlane is suing Al Simmons, his former friend and employee, after whom who he named the secret identity of his character Spawn.

Most-Read TV/Film Stories Today:

First Look at Leslie Bibb, Justin Long, and Jason Sudeikis as Batman, Robin and Wonder Woman And Other Movie 43 Images 

Movie 43 seems like a weird little concept that has gotten quite a huge bit of support behind it. In a world where the biggest and most famous cast would be king, Movie 43 would put Valentines Day to shame. Set as a series of short films under one name, it appears that the stories are separate from one another and won’t be marred by some clumsily realised theme, say…a love centric holiday or the eve of the new year.

Terry Pratchett’s Own TV Company To Adapt Good Omens And The Watch

Sir Terry Pratchett and the former Prime Focus MD, Rob Brown, have broken away from that company to form Narrativia, a new TV and film production outfit. This new entity is to be run by Brown, Pratchett’s business manager Rob Wilkins, and his daughter Rhianna Pratchett.

New Images Of Johnny Depp And Armie Hammer In Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger 

In case you’d forgotten, here’s what a $250m Western looks like. Walt Disney’s The Lone Ranger is one of next year’s biggest planned summer releases, currently scheduled to arrive in cinemas on August 9th 2013, and has been reinvented, in the words of director Gore Verbinski, as:

Most-Discussed In The Forum Today:

DC’s New 52 Facebook Poll Backfires Just A Bit

It started as a simple poll on the DC Comics Facebook page. “With Zero Month drawing to a close we’re wondering: How do you want to learn more about the history of the characters in DC Comics-The New 52?”

Rich Johnston On Why Variants Are The Worst Thing To Happen To Comics

It has been Bleeding Cool’s position that comic book speculation over the last ten years has had a positive effect on both the industry and the medium. This is from one who lived through the comics industry in the nineties and saw it follow the speculator market with horrendous, yet predictable results.

What’s Doesn’t Quite Make Sense In The DC New 52 Timeline – With Help From Rob Liefeld

Comicosity has created an entire timeline for the New DC 52, stretching from the beginning iof the universe unto the far far far future.

(Last Updated October 1, 2012 10:48 pm )