Monday, February 10, 2003
DAREDEVIL MOVIE UPDATE
The Daredevil movie had its world premiere screening in the Westwood portion of Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon.
Attending the screening at the Mann Village Theater were the film's stars, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Colin Farrell, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jon Favreau, Scott Terra and Kevin Smith.
Affleck was accompanied by his fiancé Jennifer Lopez, Garner by her husband, actor Scott Foley, and Farrell by his mother and brother.
Also attending were director Mark Steven Johnson and producers Avi Arad and Gary Foster. Guests included X-Men sequel star Kelly Hu, Joe Millionaire's Evan Marriot, Matt Damon and Rob Zombie.
In other Daredevil news:
* To the right is a look at the flaming billboard for the film.
* Duncan will appear on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday. Affleck is scheduled to appear on Wednesday.
* Look for more Daredevil news on Tuesday here in The Continuum.
X-MEN: EVOLUTION UPDATE
Magneto is the latest character featured in Hard Hero's line of X-Men: Evolution Maquettes.
Magneto is limited to 2500 units, with only 200 Artist Proofs. The Maquette stands 11.5 inches tall and will include a new, full-color collector's box.
Magneto is first in Hard Hero's second series of X-Men Evolution Maquettes and is the fifth overall from the series.
In other X-Men: Evolution news, Kids' WB! has yet to make an announcement regarding a fourth season for the show, but sources told The Continuum one is expected soon. If there is a fourth season, it will likely be 13 episodes like third season was.
CLAYPOOL COMICS FOR MAY
Following are Claypool Comics' solicitations for May, with information coming from the company.
By Peter David, Gordon Purcell and Kim DeMulder, cover by Amanda Conner and Steve Leialoha.
On the Soulsearchers' 10th anniversary, Kelly goes into heavy-duty therapy with snarky Langley, which leads to surprising revelations about the SS's origins, in "Couch Trip!"
32 pages, black and white, $2.50.
By Frank Strom, Todd Smith and Louis Lachance, with special sequence art by Richard Howell and Terry Austin.
To celebrate Claypool's 10th anniversary, Elvira visits Fear City -- only to fall into universes where Elvira joins the Soulsearchers, then leads the vampire Deadbeats in "Time Out of WHACK!"
32 pages, black and white, $2.50.
FIRST LOOK: NEGATIVE EXPOSURE TRADE PAPERBACK
Negative Exposure Trade Paperback will arrive in stores in early March from Humanoids Publishing. The book is written by Thierry Smolderen, with art by Enrico Marini.
Here's how Humanoids Publishing describes the book:
"Zany international adventures, hapless clumsy heroes, beautiful femme fatales, katana wielding ninjas, cool mecha robots…Negative Exposure's got it all! In this European Manga-inspired graphic novel by Marini and Smolderen, you'll be taken on a kooky Alice In Wonderland style experience crammed with all of the visual wonders and adrenaline inducing action sequences that have made Manga one of the world's most endearing forms of storytelling.
"Every page from the original four-issue series has been beautifully re-colored. The TPB also includes a bonus 40-page story exclusive to the trade."
Negative Exposure Trade Paperback will be 150 pages and will cost $17.95.
The Ghosts of Albion site will launch on March 27, with the first of five animated episodes visualized by the acclaimed Cosgrove Hall team. Visitors to the web site http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/news/cult/ will also be able to explore and participate in an expanded online world.
Ghosts of Albion is a 19th Century tale of demons, vampires and, ghosts. On the death of their grandfather, a famed stage magician, a brother and sister discover that not all of the old man's magic was performed on a stage. The siblings find themselves the inheritors of an extraordinary legacy, and must bear the burden and the sorcerous power that makes them the mystical guardians of early 19th century England.
Jasmine Hyde and Rory Kinnear will play siblings Tamara and William, supported by talent including Emma Samms and Anthony Daniels.
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