Black Spot: Amazon Prime Acquires French Drama-Thriller Series

Groupe AB‘s Black Spot (Zone Blanche) is set to mark Amazon Prime Video‘s first foray into globally streaming French television programming, with word on Monday that the streaming service has acquired rights to the French drama-thriller. Directed by Thierry Poiraud and Julien Despaux and created by Mathieu Missoffe, the series premiered at the Berlin Film […]

French Comics And Graphic Novels Highlighted At New York Comic Con 2017

Rosilyne Bean reporting from NYCC for Bleeding Cool: The French Comics Association held their ‘French Comics Kiss Better’ panel yesterday for NYCC at the New York Public Library. Five french artists took the stage to discuss their work and alert fans to upcoming titles. Penelope Bagieu is known for her graphic novel work Josephine, or […]

French Sci-Fi Series ‘Missions’ To Launch At AMC’s Shudder

France’s critically acclaimed sci-fi series Missions now has a new stateside home, as AMC Networks’ Shudder streaming service has acquired the rights to the series from AB International Distribution. The terms of the deal give Shudder exclusive “first rights” for broadcast in the U.S., Canada and UK/Ireland for the first season of the series, which […]

French Publishers To Boycott Angoulême Unless Changes Are Made

After a number of embarrassing events in recent weeks, a conglomerate of large and small publishers have called for the Angoulême festival to undergo a radical overhaul supervised by someone appointed by the Minister of Culture. In a statement released yesterday, 41 comic book publishers announced that they have decided not to participate next year if a change […]

Airborne 44 To Be Published In English And French For D-Day Anniversary

French comics publisher Casterman is to simultaneously release the next volume of one of its biggest hit comics in May. Airborne 44 by Philippe Jarbinet is a war comic set in World War II and very successful series in the French market. ‘No Way Out’ is the brand new fifth album in the series but […]

Preview: The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo – The French Version

Bleeding Cool has been one of the few media sources constantly pointing out that there are multiple upcoming comic book adaptations of The  Girl With A Dragon Tattoo, and comparing them. The one from DC Vertigo, which has been sending out press copies before NYCC, and the one from Dupuis, which has released the following […]

Popeye The Public Domain Man

In the European Union, Popeye went into the public domain back in 2009, but not in the US It seems to be down to Popeye being labelled work for hire in the US, and thus a beneficiary of the “Disney Laws” that extend such ownership, currently until the end of 2024. Until it gets changed […]

Cronenberg To Shoot New Movie In France, Reunite With Robert Pattinson

It hasn’t become clear just what David Cronenberg‘s next feature will be, now that he’s delivered Cosmopolis in time for Cannes. He does have a TV pilot called Knifeman on the cards, but beyond that, all I can see are a number of in-development projects that go way back, and which have been lying so […]

Humberto Ramos’ French Fairy Quest

Humberto Ramos And Paul Jenkins’ Fairy Quest was an amazing comic when published originally last year (I’m reading it with Eve for the third time right now). But they want to make some serious money, so now it’s being published in French from Glenat in April. Here is the planned Humberto Ramos cover for the […]

Jonathan Ross Joins French Film Channel

Writer of Image comic Turf, ex-BBC presenter and husband of X-Men First Class screenwriter Jane Goldman, Jonathan Ross has made his next big media move. After presenting BBC’s Film TV show for years, Ross has become the creative director of the French cinema TV channel Cinémoi, broadcasting on Sky and Virgin in the UK. He […]