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Monday, August 9, 2004
SIN CITY MOVIE UPDATE
Posters of stars Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King and Mickey Rourke were the objects of cameras throughout the show at the Dark Horse booth, but the biggest stir came during the Sin City panel, when co-director Robert Rodriguez's 17-minute presentation with clips from the film showed exactly how faithful it would be to the source material.
"I saw the clip for the first time and I got goosebumps," said Alba, who plays Nancy and was a guest at the panel. "I can't believe it."
Rodriguez and Miller also welcomed King (Goldie) and Dawson (Gail) to the panel, where they discussed the film and answered questions from the audience.
For highlights from the panel , CLICK HERE.
LADY DEATH MOVIE UPDATE
Lady Death creator Brian Pulido said that Andy Orjuela, producer/director, of ADV Films' Lady Death animated movie, understood the character.
"From the beginning, Andy got it," Pulido said. "I don't know what your perspective is, but I've never seen anything like Lady Death in live-action or anime. Sure, you see these girl-power films, but nothing like Lady Death. Lady Death is its own thing, and Andy got that. I feel good and confident that he's held the torch."
"We were like two creative souls kind of completing each other's thoughts," Orjuela said. "It was really great becuase I really understood where Brian held Lady Death. As a creator, you have to respect that."
The film's release on Oct. 5 marks the end of a four-year odyssey for both Orjuela and Pulido.
"Two things we fought for," Pulido said. "The first thing is we wanted the movie to be longer than it originally was supposed to be, and we got that. And the other thing that we both really wanted is that we wanted it to be harsh. We wanted it to be tough. We wanted it to be brutal."
Orjuela agreed that Lady Death had to be mature in its approach.
"There's no censoring the subject matter," he said. "You're talking about 95 percent of the movie talking place in hell, and you don't want to soft-sell hell. Some people may argue a few scenes went over the top, but I can't tell, really."
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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
In its sixth week of release, Spider-Man 2 placed seventh at the box office with an estimated $5.5 million last weekend.
With a 36 percent drop-off from the previous week, Spider-Man 2 fell from fifth spot. The sequel, which is still in more than 2,500 theaters, has now taken in $354.6 million.
Marvel's Avi Arad also noted last week that the film "is a big success" in the international market, with a worldwide take exceeding $600 million.
Spider-Man 2 is 10th all-time domestically and should pass Jurassic Park for ninth by the end of this week.
Catwoman dropped from sixth to 10th with $2.9 million. The film has taken in $36.1 million in three weeks.
Berry won for Best Actress: Drama/Adventure for Gothika, and Garner won for TV Actress: Drama/Adventure of Alias.
Smallville's Tom Welling and Kristen Kreuk were among the presenters.
Here's how DC describes the book, which launches in November:
"Wild Girl stars 13-year-old Rosa Torez, whose normal life undergoes a huge change when she discovers that she can communicate with animals! But will her newfound understanding make her a friend to animals, a foe of humans... or both?"
Said Saul Colt, president /creator of Eclipse & Vega: "This may not be a big deal to everyone but this is a huge deal to me. Issue #1 was our first book published and to find out there are no more in the warehouse gives me feelings of happiness and a little sadness. I am, however, happy for all of you who have a copy of the book and I hope one day it is worth 10 times what you paid for it, and for those who got it free I guess it already is."
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Tuesday, Aug. 3, including Smallville news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Aug. 2, including Teen Titans animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, July 31, including Constantine movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, July 30, including The Batman animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, July 29, including Blade: Trinity news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, July 28, including Justice League Unlimited news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, July 27, including an interview with the cast of the Fantastic Four movie, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, July 26, including Comic-Con International news, CLICK HERE.
* For Sunday, July 25, including Comic-Con International news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, July 24, including Marvel Comics' solicitiations for October, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, July 23, including Comic-Con International news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, July 22, including an interview with Catwoman screenwriter John Brancato, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, July 21, including Devil's Due solicitations for October, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, July 20, including Catwoman movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, July 19, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, July 17, including an interview with Catwoman star Halle Berry, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, July 16, including an interview with Catwoman star Sharon Stone, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, July 15, including Smallville news, CLICK HERE.
* 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.
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