Thursday, June 14, 2007

Links: Shannara movies, Kill All Monsters!, and Captain Action

Still catching up.

Mystery

  • CBS rules. Jericho has been renewed.
  • Play Dead -- about a dog who witnesses a murder and the lawyer who tries to keep him safe -- isn't at all the kind of mystery I usually read, but that might be part of the attraction I'm feeling.
  • I don't know anything about Domino Lady, but I do love a crossover and a good femme fatale, so Moonstone's collection of Domino Lady stories -- featuring her meeting folks like Sherlock Holmes, The Phantom, and Airboy -- sounds worth checking out.
Spies

  • My Kill All Monsters! collaborator Jason Copland has an interview out on Newsarama about the thriller he and A. David Lewis did called Empty Chamber. The first issue was fantastic and the second one should be out soon (next week, I think?). Update: In the comments, Jason says that he just heard from Silent Devil that it'll be out July 27.
  • I'm not expecting much from it, but Paul W.S. Anderson (Alien vs. Predator) is directing a movie based on the Spy Hunter video game. The Rock was previously attached as the film's star a couple of years ago when John Woo was going to direct it. No word yet on whether he'll still be in it.
Horror

Fantasy

  • Warner Brothers wants to turn Terry Brookes' Shannara books into a movie franchise. Wisely, they plan to skip the first novel in the series, the Tolkein rip-off Sword of Shannara, and begin with the second book, The Elfstones of Shannara. As much as I complain about Brookes' style and the derivative plot of Sword, I really do have a fond place in my heart for these books and I'd love to see them done well as a series of movies.
  • It's been a while since I'd heard news about the next Narnia movies. Sounds like the next one, Prince Caspian, comes out next summer, with the third one, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, coming out the summer after that.
Blogger's acting weird, so I think I'm going to have to finish this in a separate post.

2 comments:

Jason Copland said...

The first issue was fantastic and the second one should be out soon (next week, I think?).

I just got an email from the Silent Devil people telling me it will be out at comic shops on July 27!

Woo Hoo!

Bobby Nash said...

Thanks for the Domino Lady mention, Michael. I wrote one of the non-team up tales and had a blast. The Domino Lady is quite an interesting character. And have you seen those gorgeous covers?

Bobby

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