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« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2013, 05:19:18 AM »

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Todd McFarlane Updates On New SPAWN Movie; Second Animated Series In The Works


Speaking with MTV Geek at Toy Fair, writer Todd McFarlane offers an update on the next Spawn film. A sequel to the critically panned 1997 film was in the works, but in 2009, it was reported that McFarlane was working on a stand-alone script which would be completely different from the original. Now, he says that he's still working on the script, and he reveals that an Oscar-winning actor is on board (though he won't say who). "I continue writing pages here and there. I have a guy waiting in the sidelines, an Academy Award-winning actor. Every three weeks he's on the phone going, 'Todd, where's the script? Todd, where's the script?' I can't say who it is. You could [narrow it down].

"He came out to the office. He gave me his pitch, and I gave him mine," he added. "The pitch I gave was that we could do ten of these for the next ten years and he wouldn't have to be 22 for the rest of his life." Additionally, McFarlane stated that a new Spawn animated series is in the works, saying that they're now able to do things that weren't able to be done on the HBO series which ran 1997-1999. "We have 90 minutes all set and ready to go, other than sending it to an animation house. We've done all the voice recordings, we've done all the backgrounds, so the technology is way better than it was a decade ago; there are some spectacular things we can do now that we weren't able to when we were on HBO."

I have no interest in a new Spawn movie. But I always wanted the cartoon to come back.

McFarlane has been promising this for many years now.

I'll believe it when I see it.

I know that Keith David (voice of Al/Spawn) said he'd come back.

The HBO show was great.
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« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2014, 12:07:01 AM »

https://www.nerdist.com/2014/02/amc-teams-with-seth-rogen-evan-goldberg-on-preacher/

AMC Teams with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg on PREACHER

We’ve all been wrestling with emptiness following the Breaking Bad finale, and with Mad Men entering a split final season, it was easy to slip into dark thoughts like, “This is The End.” Cue irony: AMC confirms it’s teaming with This is The End duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to adapt Vertigo’s 1990s comic book series Preacher. The dream team doesn’t stop there: Breaking Bad‘s Sam Catlin is on board to executive produce and serve as showrunner. Buzz surrounding the project has been percolating for months, including a report right here at Nerdist in November.

Preacher follows bad-ass Texas clergyman Jesse, his girlfriend Tulip O’Hare, and hard-drinking Irish vampire Cassidy as they track down God to hold him accountable for abandoning his duties in heaven. It’s been a long road for Preacher, which has been through numerous reincarnations: as a film with Sam Mendes attached to direct; as an earlier film from Kevin Smith and starring James Marsden; and as a TV show for HBO (the network ultimately passed).

Preacher joins Vince Gilligan’s Breaking Bad spinoff, Better Call Saul, and a Robert Kirkman Walking Dead spinoff on AMC’s drama slate.

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« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2014, 12:03:00 AM »

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First Look At TV's New Constantine
Matt Ryan prepares to blaze hell

As previously announced, Matt Ryan has the lead as the titular blue-collar mage in NBC's new Constantine TV series. Now, here's our first look at him in costume, and it's a get-up that should be pleasingly familiar to anyone au-fait with the DC/Vertigo Hellblazer (and Swamp Thing) comics in which the character originally lurked.



Trenchcoat, tie, white shirt, blonde hair: it's practically a uniform, and damn close to the images (based on Sting, of all people) drawn by the likes of Rick Veitch, Steve Dillon, Glenn Fabry, Tim Bradstreet et al. The one thing that's missing is a cigarette, but there does seem to be some wispy smoke swirling around him from somewhere. As a notoriously duplicitous cove, maybe his pants are on fire.

Ryan, who has prior credits in Torchwood and The Tudors, is a Welshman rather than a Scouser, but while we can't yet hear his Constantine, we'd say he's looking promising. He's certainly closer to source than the Keanu Reeves version from 2005.

Looking to find another success to sit alongside Smallville, Arrow and, they hope, Gotham, DC and Warner Bros. put DC go-to comics adapter David S. Goyer and showrunner Daniel Cerone to work on the pilot script. Empire's pal Neil Marshall - currently making something of a new name for himself in television following Game Of Thrones and Black Sails - is directing, and the signs are good that Constantine will develop beyond the pilot stage into a full series. Shooting is underway right now.
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« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2014, 08:35:29 AM »

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« Reply #29 on: April 30, 2014, 06:10:13 PM »

http://www.nerdist.com/2014/04/syfy-bringing-millers-ronin-and-soules-letter-44-to-tv/

Syfy Bringing Miller’s RONIN and Soule’s LETTER 44 to TV

Syfy is really flexing its muscles in picking up original programming for next year. Their latest acquisitions: Ronin based on the Frank Miller miniseries for DC, and Charles Soule’s ongoing science fiction drama Letter 44 from publisher Oni Press.

Ronin, which sees a masterless samurai reborn in a dystopian 21st while in pursuit of Agat, a powerful demon, is being adapted as a miniseries, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Famously, a big screen version of Ronin has been languishing in development hell after Darren Aronofsky (Noah, The Fountain) attempted to tackle the source material (making him 0 for 3 in his attempts to get a comic book movie made, following failed attempts at Batman and Wolverine). Later, Genndy Tartakovsky would use Ronin as the inspiration for the animated Samurai Jack, which ran for four seasons on Cartoon Network and was so, so good.

Currently, no talent has been associated with the project, nor do we know how many episodes the miniseries will be.

Letter 44, meanwhile, could be a little more open-ended. Writer Charles Soule’s series splits its action between Earth and the stars, when new president/badass name-haver Stephen Blades learns from his predecessor that seven years prior, a mission was dispatched to investigate alien construction in a nearby asteroid belt. Meanwhile, the crew of the space shuttle Clark are about to discover something that could lead to war between Earth and E.T.’s.

Terminator 3 and U-571 writer-director Jonathon Mostow will be writing and producing the pilot.

Soule also writes Swamp Thing and a handful of titles at both DC and Marvel, and will be tackling the “Death of Wolverine” event later this year.
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« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2014, 09:32:38 PM »

https://www.nerdist.com/2014/02/amc-teams-with-seth-rogen-evan-goldberg-on-preacher/

AMC Teams with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg on PREACHER

We’ve all been wrestling with emptiness following the Breaking Bad finale, and with Mad Men entering a split final season, it was easy to slip into dark thoughts like, “This is The End.” Cue irony: AMC confirms it’s teaming with This is The End duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to adapt Vertigo’s 1990s comic book series Preacher. The dream team doesn’t stop there: Breaking Bad‘s Sam Catlin is on board to executive produce and serve as showrunner. Buzz surrounding the project has been percolating for months, including a report right here at Nerdist in November.

Preacher follows bad-ass Texas clergyman Jesse, his girlfriend Tulip O’Hare, and hard-drinking Irish vampire Cassidy as they track down God to hold him accountable for abandoning his duties in heaven. It’s been a long road for Preacher, which has been through numerous reincarnations: as a film with Sam Mendes attached to direct; as an earlier film from Kevin Smith and starring James Marsden; and as a TV show for HBO (the network ultimately passed).

Preacher joins Vince Gilligan’s Breaking Bad spinoff, Better Call Saul, and a Robert Kirkman Walking Dead spinoff on AMC’s drama slate.



https://www.nerdist.com/2014/12/horror-happenings-the-crow-gets-a-new-director-preacher-ordered-to-pilot-and-more/

HORROR HAPPENINGS: THE CROW Gets A New Director, PREACHER Ordered to Pilot and More

Preacher From Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Ordered to Pilot by AMC

It was announced earlier this year that the graphic novel Preacher was being developed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg as well as Breaking Bad alum Sam Catlin. Now AMC has officially ordered the project to pilot. According to THR, Catlin is writing the pilot and Rogen and Goldberg will be directing. Wow! THR also reports that Catlin will be showrunning and Rogen and Goldberg will be executive producers if the pilot goes to series.

Said network president Charlie Callier of the books’ explicit content, “If you read Preacher, it has some obviously graphic violence and language and other things that we will not bring to the commercial television series. But I love that the fans will know that we’ll treat it with respect and that will elevate it and not dumb it down. And that matters. It’s an amazing piece of writing and character. Where do you see a character like that on television?”
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« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2015, 10:58:02 PM »

AMC Eyeing Dominic Cooper for PREACHER

http://www.nerdist.com/2015/03/report-amc-eyeing-dominic-cooper-for-preacher/

After chewing the scenery in Marvel’s Agent Carter as the charismatic billionaire gadabout Howard Stark, actor Dominic Cooper is in high demand. Now, it seems, Cooper may move from one comic book universe to another. According to a report from The Tracking Board, AMC is targeting Cooper as the frontrunner to play Reverend Jesse Custer in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s adaptation of the long-running Vertigo Comics series Preacher.

Though Cooper has yet to receive an official offer, the Tracking Board is reporting that he is the network’s top choice to play the hard-drinking, rough-and-tumble reverend. Imagine if Howard Stark hit rock bottom, moved to Texas, and began half-assing it as a preacher in Texas and you essentially have Jesse Custer.

The pilot, which was ordered back in December, has long been a passion project for Rogen and Goldberg, who have been trying to get an adaptation of the Garth Ennis/Steve Dillon comic made for more than half a decade. As we reported previously on Nerdist News, though the pilot has made some changes, it hews very close to the source material and, most importantly, reads very, very well. If the finished product is half as good as the script, then it’ll be must-watch TV. Plus, much like Powers, it could be a welcome breath of fresh air in the modern comic book television landscape.

Here is the official series synopsis from AMC:

“Preacher follows Reverend Jesse Custer, a tough Texas preacher who has lost his faith, and has learned that God has left Heaven and abandoned his responsibilities. He finds himself the only person capable of tracking God down, demanding answers, and making him answer for his dereliction of duty. Accompanying Jesse on his journey is his former girlfriend and a friendly vampire who seems to prefer a pint in the pub to the blood of the innocent. On his tail is one of the most iconic bad guys in print – an immortal, unstoppable killing machine named the Saint of Killers —a western lone gunman archetype whose sole purpose is to hunt and kill Jesse.”
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« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2015, 08:18:53 AM »

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Sandman finally being adapted.
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