Friday, December 3, 2004
CHRIS COLUMBUS TO DIRECT SUB-MARINER
Chris Columbus will direct and produce the Sub-Mariner live-action film for Universal Pictures.
Marvel Studios' Avi Arad and Kevin Misher are producing, along with Columbus and his 1492 Prods.
David Self, who road the Road to Perdition film, wrote the script and is executive producing the film.
Marvel had courted Columbus for several years. At times, he was linked to both the Daredevil and Fantastic Four films.
Arad has described the film as "Star Wars underwater."
For covers and four- to five-page previews of upcoming titles, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Star Wars: Empire #27 and Concrete: The Human Dilemma #1 from Dark Horse Comics and Devil May Cry #4 and Killzone #1 from Dreamwave Productions.
MARK BROOKS EXCLUSIVE TO MARVEL
Artist Mark Brooks has signed an exclusive three-year contract with Marvel Comics, the publishing announced on Friday.
Brooks' recent projects include Amazing Fantasy, Marvel Age Spider-Man and Cable and Deadpool. Upcoming work includes a four-issue arc of Amazing Spider-Man with Mike Deodato, and some work for Marvel's new "Age of Apocalypse" event. Brooks is also providing the covers for the new series Arana: Heart of the Spider.
"So who wouldn't be stoked for an opportunity like this?" Brooks said. "I couldn't be more excited to make Marvel my new home.
"I'd say I've learned more in the last year than I had in all the years working free-lance for all the other companies. From the first day I started Marvel Age Spider-Man, Marvel has treated me great as well as helping me grow as an artist."
"Marvel Comics loves nothing more than to nurture new creators and see them succeed," publisher Dan Buckley said. "Mark Brooks is a perfect example of this."
BLADE: TRINITY UPDATE
Blade: Trinity star Ryan Reynolds, who plays Hannibal King, said he knew he had to get in optimum shape to play the role.
"It had to be," Reynolds said. "That was the agreement when I started the movie. The guy had to look like he was ripped right out of the page of a comic book, which is what he is. So we had to do it."
Reynolds and co-star Jessica Biel (Abigail Whistler) appeared on MTV's Total Request Live on Thursday.
In other Blade: Trinity news, Triple H, who plays Grimwood, will be appearing on NBC¹s Late Night with Conan O¹Brien on Wednesday, Dec. 15.
Look for on Blade: Trinity on Saturday here in The Continuum.
IDW'S SILENT HILL: PAINT IT BLACK
Silent Hill: Paint It Black is the next installment of IDW Publishing¹s spin-offs based on the Konami video game.
The 48-page book is written by Scott Ciencin, with art by Shaun Thomas, and is scheduled for a February reelase.
Here's how IDW describes the book:
"Silent Hill is a strange and wicked place. Things happen there that make its visitors wish they were just bad dreams. But they're not.
"Painter and semi-professional slacker Ike finds this out the only way guys like him ever find anything out‹the hard way. Ike finds his dark muse in the mist-enshrouded, monster-infested reaches of Silent Hill. Then along comes the very sexy, survivalist-trained, gunslinging cheerleader Cheryl and her teammates to shake things up in a very different way. Before Ike knows it, creatures attack, cheerleaders disappear, and the situation escalates from there. Ike can only pray this is all a bad dream."
"The Silent Hill universe continues to be an endless source of inspiration for us here at IDW," said editor Kris Oprisko. "With Paint it Black, Scott and Shaun are presenting what may be the most chilling glimpse yet inside the evil that abides there. You'll want to read this one with the lights on!"
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Wednesday, Nov. 24, include Devil's Due solicitations for February, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Nov. 23, including Image Comics' solicitations for February, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Nov. 22, including Fantastic Four movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Nov. 20, including DC Comics trade paperback news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Nov. 19, including Marvel's solicitations for February, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Nov. 18, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Nov. 17, including Black Panther, DC Comics and Justice League Unlimited news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Nov. 16, including Blade: Trinity news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Nov. 15, including DC Comics' solicitations for February, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Nov. 13, including Blade: Trinity news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Nov. 12, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Nov. 11, including Elektra movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Nov. 10, including Elektra movie news and Dark Horse Comics' solicitations for February, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Nov. 9, including an interview with Smallville's Erica Durance, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Nov. 8, including Batman Begins news, CLICK HERE.
* For Sunday, Nov. 7, including Marvel, DC and Blade: Trinity panels from Wizard World Texas, CLICK HERE.
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