Tuesday, June 15, 2004
SPIDER-MAN 2'S ALFRED MOLINA
The Continuum today begins it series of question-and-answer interviews from the Spider-Man 2 press junket with Alfred Molina, who plays the villainous Doc Ock.
For an edited transcription of a roundtable interview conducted last weekend on the Sony lot, CLICK HERE.
In other Spider-Man 2 news:
* Activision has released six new screenshots from its upcoming game for the Xbox. Click on the thumbnails for larger images.
* Look for more on Spider-Man 2 on Wednesday here in The Continuum.
JIM STARLIN'S COSMIC GUARD
Dynamite Entertainment has released a cover image to the first issue of The Cosmic Guard, Jim Starlin's new series from Dynamite and Devil's Due Publishing.
Here's how the book is described:
"A young orphan is chosen by a mysterious light from space to become the latest in a long line of cosmic guardians, super-powered defenders who are charged with protecting the galaxy.
"Ray Torres is literally teetering on the edge of suicide -- planning to leap from the roof of the orphanage where he lives -- when a shooting star changes his life forever by choosing him to join a long line of space superheroes called the Cosmic Guard."
The first issue will be offered with a regular and an enhanced cover.
KILLER STUNTS LAUNCHES
Killer Stunts, Inc., a comic series proposal that was previewed at Comic-Con International last summer by creator Scott Alan Kinney and then optioned for film/TV development by Chuck Gordon's Daybreak Prods. and Adrian Askariehıs Prime Universe Prods. is set for an official series launch with comic book publisher DPG Visions.
DPG Visions co-founder Leo Partible has teamed with Kinney as co-writer on the series, and co-producer on the in-development film. Scott Cohn has joined the publishing team as the book's new interior pencil artist, and comic newcomer Francisco Rivera will provide the first issueıs cover.
Here's how the book is described:
"The series tells the story of Billy Andrews, a Hollywood stuntman who is struggling to keep his fledgling stunt company, Killer Stunts, Inc., afloat in the new age of CGI-dominated special effects. As a result, Billy takes an assignment from a covert government agency, not knowing he is being used as a pawn in a vast conspiracy. In over his head, the daredevil-for-hire re-teams with his former mentor, John Lynch, an aging legend in the stunt community, and is forced to utilize all his 'tricks of the trade' to not only stay alive, but to stop the bad guys from pulling off a major heist.
Kinney and Partible wrote the initial film treatments under the supervision of producers Gordon and Askarieh during the first phase of the film's development process. Gordon, whose producer
credits include Die Hard and Field of Dreams, and Askarieh are also currently prepping the
Universal picture Spy-Hunter for a 2004 start date with The Rock attached to star and John Woo
attached to direct. The next development phase for Killer Stunts, Inc. was accomplished when the
producers brought in a screenwriter and director to collaborate on the project. Kinney and
Partible then adapted their screen treatment into the comic book mini-series.
"With last year's successful comeback of our Garbage Pail Kids and the public's strong appetite for 'retro' merchandise, the timing feels right to re-launch one of our most successful editorial franchises ever," said Ira Friedman, V.P./New Product Development and Publishing for Topps.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Wednesday, June 9, including DC first looks, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, June 8, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, June 7, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, June 5, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, June 4, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, June 3, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, June 2, including Justice League animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, June 1, including a preview and interview with Mary Jane writer Sean McKeever, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, May 31, including solicitations and video-game news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, May 29, including DC news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, May 28, including Justice League animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, May 27, including Marvel Comics first looks, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, May 26, including an interview with Catwoman producer Denise DiNovi, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, May 25, including Greg Horn news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, May 24, including the Spider-Man panel from Wizard World Philadelphia, CLICK HERE.
* For Sunday, May 23, including Marvel's Avengers and Cup 'o Joe panels at Wizard World Philadelphia, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, May 22, including Marvel's solicitations for August, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, May 21, including the X-Men panel at Wizard World Philadelphia, with more than 80 images of upcoming X-books, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, May 20, including Marvel and Dark Horse first looks, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, May 19, including Marvel and DC first looks, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, May 18, including Smallville and Global Frequency news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, May 17, including DC Comics' solicitations for August, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, May 15, including news on the Mutant X season finale, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, May 14, including news on Justice League Unlimited, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, May 13, including Dark Horse solicitations for August and Spawn news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, May 12, including Top Cow news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, May 11, including Justice League and Teen Titans animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, May 10, including Catwoman movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, May 8, including Justice League animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, May 7, including Justice League animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, May 6, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
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