Friday, July 31, 2009

Robot Guardian

I'm not much of an anime fan, but this caught my attention:
Gundam! Mecha Monument Towers Over Tokyo

Check that bad boy out!

Standing over 50 feet tall, it was erected to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Gundam franchise.

It's only expected to be on display for a few months and then afterwords it's unknown what'll become of it.
So if you want to it in person, you'd best head on over to Japan right away.
In fact, in August they will be hosting a comic book convention and Gundam festival not too far from where the statue is located.

Whether or not you're a fan, it's certainly a sight to behold.

Monday, July 27, 2009

TRON Legacy

I got this forwarded to me just a little bit ago so if you all have already seen it, I apologize.

There's been talk of a sequel to Disney's 1982 classic "TRON" for a while, but at SDCC they finally unveiled a teaser for the fans.


I L-O-V-E that Jeff Bridges is going to be back in it!

If the video doesn't play, try going here or here to see it.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

"ECHO" To Maybe Make the Big Screen

Author/artsist, Terry Moore, recently sold the screen rights to his self-published comic "ECHO" to producer Lloyd Levin (Watchmen, Hellboy, The Rocketeer)

The comic is about main character, Julie Martin, who is taking photos in the desert when a government test goes wrong and causes an expolsion and she is covered with a liquid metal that has unknown properties.
Soon afterwards, the government is looking for Julie but she's now on the run with the help of some friends.

Movie studios, looking to cash in on comic-related properties, are expanding their vision to non-super-powered or caped characters.
The sci-fi element of "ECHO" coupled with Terry's ability to write characters with a lot of depth to them, is ripe for the Hollywood film treatment.

If you still haven't read "ECHO", the second TPB came out a few weeks ago and should be available at the store. Vol. 1 is issues 1-5 and vol. 2 is issues 6-10.

Friday, July 10, 2009

*Updated* Will the real Green Lantern please stand up. I'm talking to you Mr. Reynolds!

Variety is reporting that Ryan Reynolds IS Green Lantern! Filming is to begin this January with a Summer 2011 opening in mind.

(Article and image taken from Dark Horizons)

Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds and Justin Timberlake have made the shortlist to star as the titular superhero in "Green Lantern" for Warner Bros, Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.

The studio has spent the past five months searching for the actor to play Hal Jordan, the hot-shot Air Force pilot who is chosen by a dying alien to be his successor in an intergalactic police force known as the Green Lanterns.

The trio beat out the likes of Michael Fassbender, Henry Cavill and Jared Leto for the final list and performed two rounds of screen tests.

Unfortunately producer Donald De Line, director Martin Campbell and the studio each had a different favorite among the three finalists, making it difficult to come to a consensus.

The holding deal on all three actors expired on Monday, meaning they are now free to hook up to other projects making a decision on the casting an urgent matter.

The $150-200 million space saga is scheduled to begin production at the end of this year in Sydney for release Summer 2011.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Twitter Invades Azeroth!

It had to happen. The world of Twitter has breached the World of Warcraft.