Monday, December 6, 2004
FIRST LOOK: JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED'S "DARK HEART"
"Dark Heart," a new episode of Justice League Unlimited, debuts on Cartoon Network on Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
The episode was written by Warren Ellis and directed by Dan Riba. Guest actors include John C. McGinley as The Atom and J.K. Simmons as Gen. Eiling.
Here's how the network describes the episode:
"When the entire League is helpless to stop an alien invasion, the world's only hope is The Atom, a microscopic super-hero."
Click on the thumbnails for larger images and look for more on Justice League Unlimited soon here in The Continuum.
FULL MOON FEVER MOVIE
Director Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger) has come aboard to develop a feature film based on the upcoming graphic novel, Full Moon Fever, for producers Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter.
Created by Joe Casey for publisher AIT/Planet Lar, the story is set in the not-too-distant future and revolves around a group of blue-collar workers who shuttle to the moon to repair the first lunar base, only to find it deserted. They soon discover that they're not alone as they become prey to a pack of ravenous werewolves.
The high concept hook of putting werewolves on the moon, where on the lunar surface, it's always full, allowing the creatures to constantly be in the their lycan form appealed to Askarieh when Casey first pitched him the project at this past summer's San Diego Comic Con.
Casey is scripting his own adaptation, developing it closely with Harlin, Askarieh, and Alter.
Harlin most recently enjoyed success with The Exorcist: The Beginning, which topped the box office in August.
"We both think that Deep Blue Sea is one of the best films in its genre, said Alter, "and I remembered that Renny was originally developing the third installment in the Alien franchise back in the early 90s. So it became a mandate to get him on this project."
Askarieh and Alter are also spearheading efforts for development of a Full Moon Fever video-game to coincide with with the film's release.
For covers and five- to eight-page previews of upcoming titles, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Temporary #1: Cubes and Ladders from Origin Comics and Blade of Kimouri #2, G.I. Joe Reloaded #10, Infantry #1 and Breakdown #2 from Devil's Due Publishing.
Look for more first looks on Tuesday here in The Continuum.
IDW'S CSI: SECRET IDENTITY
CSI: Secret Identity, a five-issue mini-series by writer Steven Grant and artsts Gabriel Rodgriguez and Steven Perkins, launches in February from IDW Publishing.
Here's how IDW describes the series:
"There is nothing routine about murder and death. Each body leaves its own fingerprint and trail of clues. That's why the CSI team treats every one like it was the first murder they investigated.
"When a tourist is murdered in a cheap off-strip motel, the investigation seems surprisingly routine‹but there¹s nothing routine about any murder, especially when things get complicated by a missing videotape and an imploded Vegas casino.
"The trail of evidence points to a man who died twice and left two different corpses, immersing Gil Grissom and the CSI team in a quagmire of deceit and treachery that stretches back 20 years--and still threatens them today."
"This is the first chance I've had to write about Las Vegas since I moved here, and so much more goes on here than most people realize," Grant said. "It's the most unique city in the world, a place where dreams and passions collide daily, a place where chance rules, and I really wanted to get that aspect across. Though I'm no stranger to crime fiction, it's an exciting challenge to measure up to the best crime show on network TV. So I've tried to amp things up a notch or two. The story will keep readers guessing, just like it keeps the CSI team guessing."
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