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Film & TV / Rian Johnson to create all new STAR WARS trilogy
« on: 09 November, 2017, 10:31:10 pm »

Lucasfilm is excited to announce that Johnson will create a brand-new Star Wars trilogy, the first of which he is also set to write and direct, with longtime collaborator Ram Bergman onboard to produce.

As writer-director of The Last Jedi, Johnson conceived and realized a powerful film of which Lucasfilm and Disney are immensely proud. In shepherding this new trilogy, which is separate from the episodic Skywalker saga, Johnson will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored.

“We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “He’s a creative force, and watching him craft The Last Jedi from start to finish was one of the great joys of my career. Rian will do amazing things with the blank canvas of this new trilogy.”

“We had the time of our lives collaborating with Lucasfilm and Disney on The Last Jedi,” Johnson and Bergman said in a joint statement. “Star Wars is the greatest modern mythology and we feel very lucky to have contributed to it. We can’t wait to continue with this new series of films.”


General / The 1995 Mangafication of Judge Dredd
« on: 02 October, 2017, 07:40:56 pm »
As a follow-up to this ancient forum thread, a long scavenge of Japanese sites and vendors turned-up an elusive copy of the Shonen Jump AutumnSpecial – it features a promotional comic tie-in to the release of the 1995 Judge Dredd film.

It's unbelievable I know, but I can't read Japanese, so on a very superficial reading of panels, the 45 page story by Hitoshi Matsumoto & Mitsuyoshi Takasu looks like another re-imagining of the Rico yarn but in this version 'Rico' – I presume it's still Joe & Rico – seems to be a good 'un who gets cut down in the line of duty and 'Joe' must avenge him – both Judges are identified by the initials JD printed on their helmet badges.

The beloved hue and texture of bog-paper remains in the scanned and untouched pages bleow. For the unManga'd of us, read the panels from top right to left working downwards – the first 11 are sequential.

Film & TV / Luc Besson Developing American Flagg! TV Series
« on: 26 September, 2017, 03:16:34 am »

Books & Comics / The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: THE TEMPEST
« on: 20 July, 2017, 09:32:58 pm »
The final LOEG book.

Opening simultaneously in the panic-stricken headquarters of British Military Intelligence, the fabled Ayesha’s lost African city of Kor and the domed citadel of ‘We’ on the devastated Earth of the year 2996, the dense and yet furiously-paced narrative hurtles like an express locomotive across the fictional globe from Lincoln Island to modern America to the Blazing World; from the Jacobean antiquity of Prospero’s Men to the superhero-inundated pastures of the present to the unimaginable reaches of a shimmering science-fiction future. With a cast-list that includes many of the most iconic figures from literature and pop culture, and a tempo that conveys the terrible momentum of inevitable events, this is literally and literarily the story to end all stories.

Commencing as a six-issue run of unfashionable, outmoded and flimsy children’s comics that will make you appear emotionally backward if you read them on the bus, this climactic magnum opus will also reprint classic English super-team publication The Seven Stars from the murky black-and-white reaches of 1964. A magnificent celebration of everything comics were, are and could be, any appreciator or student of the medium would be unwise to miss The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume IV: THE TEMPEST.

News / Rebellion Interview On 2000AD Game licensing
« on: 06 April, 2017, 09:25:21 pm »
Trade magazine interview with Jason Kinsgley can be read online

Film & TV / The Projection Booth: Future Shock! - The Story of 2000AD
« on: 30 January, 2017, 01:27:45 am »
2 hour podcast on Future Shock! - The Story of 2000AD

Get it early on patreon.


Or wait a few days to get it free when it uploads.


News / Mills & Skinner's ACCIDENT MAN - The Film
« on: 17 November, 2016, 08:50:58 pm »
Scott Adkins, who was recently seen in Doctor Strange, has joined the cast of Accident Man, an action title based on a character from the graphic novel by Pat Mills and Tony Skinner from the defunct monthly UK comic Toxic!.


News / Masks of Dredd
« on: 12 October, 2016, 08:09:26 pm »
The days of bank-jobs without the fun of wearing a novelty mask of your favourite 2000AD characters are over -

With a galaxy of series to bring to life, the masks will allow humans everywhere to don the mantle of their favourite characters from the pages of 2000 AD – making them ideal for Halloween, fancy dress parties, or putting the frighteners on your friends!

The first characters to be immortalised will be famous future lawman Judge Dredd, aliens superfiend Judge Death, and Al Ewing and Henry Flint’s ‘weaponised zombie’ Zombo.

Dredd and Zombo are scheduled to be available for order by January 2017.

Keith Richardson, licensing manager for 2000 AD, said: “Ever since we began working with Ghoulish on these masks it’s been clear that these are going to be great – whether you choose Judge Dredd, Zombo, or Judge Death, these will be perfect for Hallowe’en and fancy dress parties. Ghoulish have a worldwide reputation for high quality and it will be great to see 2000 AD’s characters alongside so many other iconic franchises in their catalogue.”

Ghoulish Productions CEO Diego Esponda said: “2000 AD and all its characters represent comic book culture. We are very proud to bring this characters to life for all the fans.”

Every Ghoulish Productions mask is 100% hand-crafted with the highest quality materials available to meet the demands and expectations of all our costumers. Every mask they make has the same detail work that only a hand-crafting artist can have.

Based in Mexico and already holding licenses for Hellraiser, Terminator, Resident Evil, World War Z, Men In Black, and Plants vs Zombies, Ghoulish Productions is a leading mask and costumes company with more than 50 years experience. It has been exporting original quality products to the US since 1988. It’s commitment to innovation, ingenuity, art, quality, trust and professional service has opened the door to licensing products with many movie studios. In 2009 it expanded its markets to Europe and Asia, making it one of the most recognized worldwide companies in the Halloween Industry in the last 10 years.


Film & TV / Button Man TV Show
« on: 01 January, 2016, 03:20:05 am »
From Arthur Ranson's website:

John Wagner and I have just agreed a contract with Warner Television. This will allow them, via their subsidiary company 'Bad Robot', to make a pilot based on the first Button Man story 'The Killing Game'.


Film & TV / Doctor Strange -2016-
« on: 28 December, 2015, 03:42:43 pm »
Doctor in da house

News / Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth Uncensored (Hardcover)
« on: 29 October, 2015, 09:33:51 am »
Available for pre-order on amazon Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth Uncensored (Hardcover) – July 12, 2016


Is this a 'US only' release or just an early listing on amazon US?

Film & TV / Time for a new Prometheus thread...
« on: 24 September, 2015, 10:28:24 pm »

or Prometheus 2 Alien: Paradise Lost - Ridley Scott's title for the sequel (no joke).


News / Mega City Zero (IDW)
« on: 11 July, 2015, 06:53:55 pm »

Ulises Fariñas threw this up on twitter

"@err_freitas and I are writing Judge Dredd with @danmcdaid on the arts and it's awesome. Check out the cover for #1"

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