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Monday, March 22, 2004


Aspen Entertainment's Michael Turner said that the Fathom movie remains in development with James Cameron and Fox.

"We are in the process of getting a new script," Turner said last weekend at the Aspen panel at Wizard World Los Angeles. "There were a couple versions of the old script that weren't working.

Turner said the challenge in making the movie is "finding a way to stay true to the comic and not do something that's going to cost $400 million to make."

He said he could envision Jessica Alba in the title role and hopes that Cameron himself would direct.

In other news from the panel:

* Turner said he has enjoyed working with DC Comics and the response to Superman/Batman already. "It's been amazing from the very start. You can just feel the history darwing those characters," he said.

The third issue of the arc brings in Wonder Woman. "And the story gets crazier and crazier and crazier," Turner said.

* Turner said that the immediate future will see a focus on Aspen comics, but he remains friendly with both DC and Marvel and wouldn't rule out working with either in the future.

* The French magazine Comicbox will feature a Catwoman/Batman cover by Turner.

* Fathom: Dawn of War will be three issues, with the first issue in mid-September.

* Aspen will release three posters in April.

* Soulfire #0 will be out on May 23, with Soulfire #1 due in August.

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