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Occult Crimes Taskforce -- the Image Comics series by actress Rosario Dawson, David Atchison and Tony Shasteen -- has been optioned as a movie by Dimension Films.

Dawson, whose likeness is featured in the comic, will star and produce, with Atchison and Shasteen as co-producers. Ford Lytle Gilmore is executive producing.

"I'm excited to develop and produce a film that comes from a comic book where the protagonist is based on the likeness of a real person," Dawson said in a release. "I have loved comic books since I was a child and I am thrilled to have created a project that joins my love for films as well. Dimension is the perfect partner in this endeavor, as they truly understand the creation and marketing of this genre. I have worked with them in many projects over the years and they have always been fantastic partners."

Atchison told The Continuum he feels the book will translate well to film.

"The concept provides us with a great oppurtunity to do some really amazing things in a film," he said. "We're all really excited and want to translate the energy and momentum we've put into the comic book into this new iteration of the Occult Crimes Taskforce."

Atchison said talks for the film happened at Comic-Con International. "We knew with Rosario's involvement there would be a strong possibility," he said.

Neither a director nor writer has been attached yet, and it's too early to predict when the film might be realized.

"We're all happy with the developments," Atchison said. "As a creative team, our goal has always been to channel the positive energy we've received thus far back into the product."


For covers and five- to six-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Oct. 4, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Agents of Atlas #3, Amazing Spider-Girl #0, Beyond! #4, Doctor Strange: The Oath #1, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #13, Giant-Size Wolverine #1, Incredible Hulk #99, The Irredeemable Ant-Man #1, Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #20, Marvel Team-Up #25, X-Men: Phoenix -- Warsong #2 and Criminal #1.

Look for more First Looks on Thursday here in The Continuum.


Diamond has provided The Continuum with a rundown of upcoming Marvel-based toys and collectibles.

For the rundown, with images, CLICK HERE.

For previously published solicitations for December, click on the publisher's name for a rundown.

* Arcana Studio.

* Archie Comics.

* Aspen Comics.

* Boom! Studios.

* Claypool Comics.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* DC Comics.

* Devil's Due Publishing.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Marvel Comics.

* Moonstone Books.

* Oni Press.


The latest installment of Comics Continuum at The Detroit News, a preview of the upcoming season of Smallville, has been posted.

To read the story, CLICK HERE.


* According to Image Comics, Phonogram #1 and #2 have both sold out, and the publisher is going back to press on both issues. Each issue will feature the same cover as the original with some slight color changes; otherwise no changes will be made to the content except for an indicator in the indicia that the books are second printings.

* Marvel Entertainment announced that Cryptic Studios has been named the developer of Marvel Universe Online, the massively multiplayer online (MMO) video game exclusive to Xbox 360 and Windows Vista and to be published by Microsoft Game Studios.

* The Phoenix Comicon reported that more than 2,400 attended last weekend's convention, tripling the attendance from last year.

* Fox will preview The Simpsons feature film during November episodes of the television series.


In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links. Click on the date to get the day's full report.

* Wednesday, September 20: Smallville, Legion of Super Heroes, Arcana Studio for December, Marvel First Looks and Archie First Looks.

* Tuesday, September 19: Marvel Comics for December, Heroes, Supergirl and X-Men: Phoenix -- Warsong.

* Monday, September 18: Smallville, DC Comics for December, IDW Publishing for December, Archie Comics for December, Legion of Super Heroes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, First Looks and August sales.

* Sunday, September 17: IDW's 24: Nightfall, Smallville and Josh Howard's Viper titles.

* Saturday, September 16: Heroes, First Looks and solicitations.

* Friday, September 15: X-Men's Hugh Jackman, Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo, Image First Looks and Devil's Due First Looks.

* Thursday, September 14: Aspen Comics for December, Hellboy 2, Anita Blake, Archie First Looks and Spider-Girl press conference.

* Wednesday, September 13: Smallville, Marvel First Looks, DC First Looks and Supergirl DVD.

* Tuesday, September 12: Blade: The Series, Heroes, Transformers and DC First Looks.

* Monday, September 11: Legion of Super Heroes' Yuri Lowenthal, Hellboy animated, Marvel announcements, Dark Horse First Looks, Image First Looks, Ion's Kalman Andrasofszky, Moonstone Books for January and Claypool Comics for December.

* Sunday, September 10: The Simpsons, Painkiller Jane and First Looks.

* Saturday, September 9: Dark Horse Comics for December, Boom! Studios for December and Smallville Season 6 opener.

* Friday, September 8: The Batman Strikes!, Spider-Man animated, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer's Michael Chiklis, Oni Press' Wasteland, Devil's Due First Looks and Marvel's First Looks.

* Thursday, September 7: Family Guy, Civil War: Choosing Sides, DC First Looks, Archie First Looks and Marvel First Looks.

* Wednesday, September 6: Fantastic Four ratings, Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, Blade: The Series, Heroes, Image First Looks, DC First Looks and Marvel First Looks.

* Tuesday, September 5: The Batman and Legion of Super Heroes episodes, Battlestar Galactica, First Looks and Runaways creators leave.

* Monday, September 4: Hellboy animated and First Looks.

* Sunday, September 3: From Canadian Fan Expo -- DC Comics' Big Guns, Mike Mignola and Geoff Johns.

* Saturday, September 2: Blade: The Series, X-Men: Evolution's Brad Swaile and Marvel's Civil War.

* Friday, September 1: Jim Lee at Canadian Fan Expo, The Batman, Legion of Super Heroes, Superman serials on DVD and First Looks.

* Thursday, August 31: Blade: The Series, Diamond Select/Marvel products for November, Smallville Season 5 DVD, Robert Kirkman press conference and Marvel First Looks.

* Wednesday, August 30: Fantastic Four animated, DC First Looks, Marvel First Looks, Image First Looks, Blue Water First Looks and Archie First Looks.

* Tuesday, August 29: The Punisher DVD, The Batman season opener, Fantastic Four press conference, Smallville and Marvel First Looks.

* Monday, August 28: Virgin Comics for November, Viper Comics for November, The Batman and First Looks.

* Sunday, August 27: Spawn Series 30 action figures, Fantastic Four animated and First Looks.

* Saturday, August 26: Image Comics First Looks, Family Guy and Oni Press for November.

* Friday, August 25: Blade: The Series, Arcana Studio for November, Ghost Rider's Nicolas Cage and First Looks.

* Thursday, August 24: Devil's Due Publishing for November, IDW Publishing for November, Ultimate Spider-Man's Brian Michael Bendis, The Tick DVD and First Looks.

* Wednesday, August 23: Fantastic Four voice cast, DC First Looks, Marvel First Looks and Blade: The Series.

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