We’ve been hearing about a movie adaptation of the comic Cowboy Ninja Viking for quite a while now, but nothing has come of it yet. The movie is still in the works, currently set up at Universal, and now comes word that a director has been chosen for the project.
According to reports, Universal has hired Game of Thrones director Michelle MacLaren to helm the film, which has Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt attached.
BOOM! Studios already has one pretty successful comic book adaptation of a John Carpenter/Kurt Russell 1980s movie under their belt with Big Trouble in Little China. Now, the publisher has officially announced a second series based on another cult classic, Escape from New York.
Starting in December, writer Christopher Sebela (High Crimes, and Dead Letters) will chronicle the ongoing adventures of Snake Plissken, ex-soldier and all around badass. The original film detailed his adventure to save the President after Air Force One crash lands in the now prison island of Manhattan. I say continuing adventures, although I’m not sure if the series will be a retelling of the original movie or a sequel, and if it is a sequel if they’ll continue the story on from the actual movies sequel, Escape from L.A.
Curse #1 Written by Michael Moreci & Tim Daniel
Art by Riley Rossmo & Colin Lorimer
Letters by Jim Campbell
Covers by Colin Lorimer (A) & Riley Rossmo (B) Boom! Studios
Release Date: January 15, 2014
Cover Price: $3.99
Cursed #1 would have been a lesser comic all together if not for the tool of storytelling used by the creative team. In fact, I don’t think I would’ve liked it at all otherwise.
Writers Michael Moreci and Tim Daniel make use of their talents to make what could have been a mediocre story fantastic. This isn’t “OH MY GOD! THEY’RE PUTTING AN ALL-NEW SPIN ON THE GENRE!,” but what they DID do was use a very unique way to tell this story. I can’t stress that the way they tell this story is SO FUN! It starts with an aftermath of sorts, and the issue ends on a huge reveal that, even though you knew was coming, really knocks you for a loop. Amidst all of that, we get some great information about what’s going on, where the story is headed, and what the purpose of this book is.
After one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns EVER, Image Comics is teaming with God Hates Astronauts creator Ryan Browne to bring the beloved web comic to comic shops everywhere this October!
Debris #1 Written by Kurtis J. Wiebe
Art by Riley Rossmo
Colors by Owen Gieni
Letters by Ed Brisson
Cover by Riley Rossmo Image Comics
Release Date: July 25, 2012
Cover Price: $3.50
Riley Rossmo has seen the not too distant future and apparently, it’s a mod, mod world. Everyone is running around in these minimalist Barbarella-type space age circa 1960’s catsuit ensembles. Some even have capes like some fantasy Norwegian ski commercial and the entire village seems to favor tonal blue. The landscape is dystopian all right, but forgets Mad Max post urban warfare. These fabulous-looking people are in an arid desert planet being stalked by giant biomechanical animal-type creatures that look like medieval transformers called names like Umbras and Avios. Junk covers the landscape like a blanket (hence the title). Scraps of metal and whatever else is left are used in all sort of inventive ways contraption-wise. But, instead of looking like a junkyard, the colors by Owen Gieni add to the otherworldly quality of this mysterious landscape. Instead of shiny cyber metallic colors this is a world of dusty and dingy pastels that look worse for wear and keep themselves from looking too babyish. Color is its own character here, with even the umbras bleeding a vibrant shade of violet. Intrigued yet?