I guess. I mean, first it has to get picked up.
But seriously - what the heck are they smoking over at Archie Comics? They finally get a TV pitch, and they say it's gonna be like David Lynch and have zombie Halloween episodes? That's like pitching a Batman series without Batm...what? Right.
Here's what Chief Creative Officer and writer of the pilot Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said to Comic Book Resources:
"Riverdale" is "Archie Meets 'Twin Peaks.'" You know how we're doing "Archie Meets Predator"? This is "Archie Meets David Lynch."Of all the properties to get grim and gritty reboots, I must say this wasn't one that ever occurred to me.
...if, god willing, this works out the way we all want it to work out, every Halloween we'll be doing an "Afterlife" episode of "Riverdale."
DC Entertainment's weekly web series is looking for a new cohost to work with Tiffany Smith, above, and help get the scoop on and conduct interviews with all the top names at DC and their related projects at WB.
So I thought maybe I should take a shot. And I think maybe all of you with cameras should take a shot as well. While I have my doubts that my audition tape (below) is what they're looking for, I feel like we should all submit together. If you decide to make one and post it in comments below, I just might promote it on our social media. Because we're "helpful" like that.More >>
Adi Shankar has presumably received more than one phone call from a lawyer, as he really, really wants us to know that his Judge Death webisodes featuring Judge Dredd are not official spinoffs in any way of his own movie Dredd, nor necessarily endorsed by 2000AD, who own the rights to the characters.
That said - it's a Judge Death cartoon, more comic-based than the movie, and it looks pretty fun, if simple.More >>
"We look at it as the multiverse. We have our TV universe and our film universe, but they all co-exist." - Geoff Johns.
Some years ago, when Marvel was still at Paramount and before Thor had even been cast, I got to take a tour of their facilities, from an art department designing MIckey Rourke's then-unrevealed Whiplash costume to the actual gym set in Tony Stark's house. We already knew Avengers was the big plan, but Kevin Feige had something else in mind as well. He wanted, he said, to let filmmakers with unique visions "play in our sandbox," going through the list of C and D-list Marvel properties to see what they liked, eventually making smaller, more personal features that weren't obliged to connect to the main Avengers narrative.
The first of those? Edgar Wright's Ant-Man.More >>
Martha Boyd is not just Luke's mother-in-law - she's also an ex-cop, a landlord, a self-described crazy cat lady, a major Star Trek geek and the widow of a green beret. So go ahead: ask her anything. But be nice. Being nuts is okay, though.
Hey all - last week was busy with 2 movies to attend. As you know last Thursday was the second film in the Joshua Tree International Film Fest. We saw the documentary Skanks, which followed the play Skanks in a One-Horse Town by Billy Ray Brewton. Mr. Brewton was to be in attendance - but alas he was ill and was unable to attend, and the film got a bit of a late start as the copy that was sent for viewing did not work. But Q came to the rescue and rented it on Amazon. So if you want to see it go to Amazon; if you are a theatre geek you will understand what is going on. If not, you will be a bit bored. Some of the editing is sloppy, but that's ok. Anyway I love small community theatre and thus I found the documentary enjoyable. I have been involved over the last 20 years with long nights of rehearsal, opening night jitters and then the sound of audience approval - such fun. It has been about 5 yrs since I have been on stage and I am thinking about jumping back in in 2015. Looking at The Mystery of Edwin Drood and The Addams Family Musical.
Anyway the next show is on November 20 and will be the Road to Paloma starring, get this, drum roll...starring Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet. I understand Mr. Momoa is going to be in some upcoming super hero movie. Hmmmmmm. Hopefully he will be available for an interview. Fingers crossed, jumping up and down etc.More >>
Agents of SHIELD ratings gimmick: 0
Leaked via bootleg earlier, this is the official version from Marvel. It doesn't have the party scene shown in San Diego, nor - unless I missed him in the excitement - Vision. But it does have a great use of Disney corporate synergy.More >>
We're getting to the end of October, and that can only mean one thing for comics:
pumpkin spice scratch n sniff Harley Quinn covers horror books. Lots of horror books. There are also spy books and fantasy books and sci-fi books (oh my!), but most of this week's comics are about monsters, murders and scaring the hell out of you.