Tuesday, July 20, 2004
CATWOMAN MOVIE UPDATE
DC Comics has provided The Continuum with a first look at Jim Lee's cover to Catwoman: The Movie, a 64-page adaptation of the upcoming movie that hits stores on Wednesday.
In other Catwoman movie news:
* DC will report on Tuesday that the Catwoman mini-statue has sold out.
* The film had its world premiere in Hollywood on Monday. Stars Halle Berry, Sharon Stone and Benjamin Bratt and director Pitof were among those in attendance.
* Berry's upcoming television appearances to promote the movie include CBS' The Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday; MTV's Total Request Live on Wednesday; and NBC's The Today Show and Late Night with Conan O'Brien and the syndicated Live with Regis and Kelly on Thursday.
DREAMWAVE PRODUCTIONS FOR OCTOBER
Dreamwave Productions has released its solicitations for October.
For a rundown, with cover images, CLICK HERE.
LADY DEATH MOVIE PREMIERE
ADV Films has announced the world premiere of Lady Death: The Motion Picture, the company's first animated feature length film, will be this Friday during Comic-Con International in San Diego.
Director Andrew Orjuela and creator Brian Pulido, among other members of the Lady Death creative team, are scheduled to be on hand at the screening Friday night. The creators will also be signing autographs and talking to fans at the ADV booth at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the convention. A panel devoted to the movie will be on Friday at 2:30 p.m.
Here's how ADV describes the movie:
"Set in 15th Century Sweden, Hope, the beautiful daughter of Matthias‹believed to be a skilled mercenary, but who in actuality is Lucifer, the Lord of Lies‹is accused of being the devil's consort following a hellish incident witnessed by local villagers. Ultimately, Hope is sentenced by the town priest to be burned at the stake. Writhing in pain and unable to think clearly, she accepts Lucifer's offer of life in Hell‹presented by the malevolent Pagan‹over a hideously painful death.
"Lucifer's grand plan to corrupt a soul of pure innocence meets unanticipated resistance, as Hope rejects Lucifer's scheme and eventually, transformed into the powerful warrior Lady Death, challenges the Lord of Lies for control of Hell itself. A powerful story of innocence lost, savage betrayal and glorious rebirth."
"It's a very exciting time for ADV Films and myself," said Orjuela, who also served as producer and art director. "As a huge fan of comic books and anime films, I hope to incorporate the best of both worlds and deliver a film that will entertain fans by staying true to the integrity of the character, while using both old and new animation techniques to tell an epic story that all people can relate to."
For covers and four-page previews of titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, July 28, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Devil May Cry #2 and Transformers Energon #26 from Dreamwave Productions and Conan #6 from Dark Horse Comics.
Look for more first looks on Wednesday here in The Continuum.
30 DAYS OF NIGHT POCKET BOOKS
IDW Publishing announced that its has signed a deal with Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, to do three prose novels in mass-market paperback format based on Steve Niles' 30 Days Of Night.
The first book, Rumors of the Undead, will be published in August 2005, with the second and third novels publishing in the first half of 2006.
30 Days of Night began as a three-issue mini-series in 2002. Spider-Man director Sam Raimi is attached to produce a Sony Pictures feature film based on the property. The trade paperback of the original 30 Days of Night mini-series was the No. 4 best-selling graphic novel of 2003 and there have been two sequels based in the world: Dark Days and 30 Days of Night: Return to Barrow.
"Steve and I were talking about doing original prose novels based in the world of 30 Days of Night even before we published the first issue of the comic. I'm thrilled that Pocket Books will be publishing the books. They are an absolute powerhouse in the bookstore market and I know they're going to do a terrific job with these books. I can't wait to read them," said Ted Adams, Publisher at IDW Publishing.
"I could write 30 Days of Night stories for an eternity," Niles said, "It's like Stella, Eben, and Norris exist and I just put down their stories."
"Steve Niles and his wicked ways of telling a story have been irresistible to fans everywhere...me included," says Ed Schlesinger, editor at Pocket Books. "The 30 Days of Night mythos is one of the most innovative and intoxicating sagas to explode out of the comics realm in quite some time, and expanding this world through prose fiction is going to be one hell of a ride. I'm really excited to be working with Steve and IDW Publishing and their boundless creative energy."
Lions, Tigers & Bears is the product of Mike Bullock's imagination brought to life by Jack Lawrence. Ron Marz is attached to the project as editor and Leo Partible is onboard as producer.
Noggle Stones, a fantasy novel penned by Wil Radcliffe, is being adapted by Theo Bain.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Wednesday, July 14, including Dark Horse's solicitations for October, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, July 13, including an interview with Catwoman star Benjamin Bratt, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, July 12, including DC Comics' solicitations for October, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, July 10, including Catwoman movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, July 9, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, July 8, including Teen Titans news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, July 7, including Spider-Man 2 news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, July 6, including Jessica Biel talking about Blade: Trinity, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, July 5, including Spider-Man 2 news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, July 3, including X-Men movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, July 2, including Elektra movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, July 1, including Spider-Man 2 news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, June 30, including an interview with Spider-Man 2 producer Avi Arad, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, June 29, including an interview with Spider-Man 2 star Tobey Maguire, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, June 28, including Blade Trinity news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, June 26, including UDON/Capcom news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, June 25, including an interview with Spider-Man 2's Kirsten Dunst, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, June 24, including Justice League news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, June 23, including Image Comics' solicitations for September, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, June 22, including Spider-Man 2 news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, June 21, including Dark Horse solicitations for September, CLICK HERE.
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