Monday, November 16, 2009

And Now the News: French Girl Reporter vs. Mummies and Pterodactyls

Adèle Blanc-Sec



The poster looks like a thoughtful Merchant-Ivory film, but we're assured that it is, in fact, going to be a kick-ass movie about a mummy-fighting girl reporter battling a pterodactyl that's on the loose in early 1900s-Paris. Undead Backbrain has more details and some scans from the comic it's based on.

If you haven't already... meet your new A-Team



This has already made the rounds, but I'm still catching up from Halloween. The picture both thrills and terrifies me at the same time. In a world that allows Will Ferrell to star in Land of the Lost, there's no way this can be as awesome as it looks like it's going to be. It's got to be some kind of joke. [/Film]

Dark Days Update: Meet Stella



The adaptation of my favorite 30 Days of Night story continues to move along. It's too bad that they couldn't get Melissa George to reprise her role as Stella, but Kiele Sanchez deserves a fair shot. I didn't like her character on Lost any more than anyone else did, but that was all about the writing and nothing to do with her performance. If anything, she actually made we want to get past the ungraceful shoehorning of her character into the established cast.

At any rate, I refuse to have anything but optimistic thoughts about the Dark Days movie. I don't know that it'll be a perfect adaptation, but I'm excited to see what it's like. [AceShowbiz]

Conan Update: Character Descriptions



I won't post any spoilers here, but /Film has casting breakdowns from the Conan movie that's currently in development. They talk about the backgrounds and motivations of various characters in the movie. Unfortunately, none of it's faithful to existing stories, nor does it bring anything new to the sword-and-sorcery genre in general.

Bone Update: A Trilogy?



Jeff Smith says that he's very happy with the progress on Warner Brothers' Bone adaptation so far and that it'll likely be a CGI-animated trilogy of films. That all sounds good to me, though my preference would be for live actors and location-shooting with CGI creatures.
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