Tuesday, November 24, 2009

DETECTIVE COMICS #859 IS OUT NOW

Some preview pages of the Question from DETECTIVE COMICS #859 (out in comics shops TODAY in North America) are over on DC's The Source blog. You'll want to go to there.

Go out and buy the thing so you'll have something to read tomorrow after dinner!

Friday, November 13, 2009

And The RED Stars Keep On Comin'...!

This is shaping up to be a really stunning cast. From HOLLYWOOD REPORTER:

McMahon, Borgnine, Dreyfuss and Cox Join Red

November 13, 2009

Julian McMahon, Ernest Borgnine, Richard Dreyfuss and Brian Cox are in negotiations to join the all-star cast of “Red,” Summit's adaptation of the Wildstorm/DC Comics miniseries being directed by Robert Schwentke.

“Red” tells the tale of a former black ops agent (Bruce Willis), now in retirement, who has to contend with younger, more high-tech assassins who show up to kill him.

McMahon would play a Vice President with a dark side who is at the center of a shadow conspiracy.

Borgnine will play the keeper of the CIA’s darkest records, while Dreyfuss will be a wealthy man who builds a fortune out of lucrative government contracts. Cox is a former Cold War spy and nemesis of Willis.

The actors join a cast that includes Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, John C. Reilly and Mary Louise Parker.

Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are producing, while DC’s Gregory Noveck exec produces with Jake Myers. Jon and Erich Hoeber wrote the script. The film is scheduled to begin shooting early next year.

McMahon is best known for starring in FX’s “Nip/Tuck.” The actor, repped by UTA and ROAR, also played Dr. Doom in Fox’s “Fantastic Four” movies.

“Red” marks the 92-year-old Borgnine’s first role in a major feature in quite some time; the Oscar winner and Bensky Entertainment-repped actor has been appearing in Hallmark movies such as “A Grandpa for Christmas” and making TV appearances for the past decade.

ICM-repped Dreyfuss next appears in “Piranha 3-D,” which is due to bow this spring, while Cox, repped by IFA Talent and Insight, can be heard in “Fantastic Mr. Fox.”

Sunday, November 1, 2009

RED FAQ.. OK? *UPDATED*

Okay, here's what I know (which is probably what a lot of you already know):

1) RED, the 2003 comic by Warren Ellis and me, is going to be a feature film from Summit Entertainment, and produced by Lorenzo diBonaventura and Mark Vahradian. The writers are Jon and Erich Hoeber, and the director is Robert Schwentke.

2) The announced cast, as of today, is headed by Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, and Helen Mirren. I'm sure there are others, but to my knowledge, they haven't yet been revealed. *Update 11/5* Hollywood Reporter has added Weeds' Mary Louise Parker and Walk Hard's John C. Reilly. *Update 11/13* HR has now also added Julian McMahon, Ernest Borgnine, Richard Dreyfuss and Brian Cox.

3) The film starts shooting in Toronto on January 11th, 2010, and will continue in Louisiana.

4) The release date is November 19th, 2010.

5) No, I am not involved in the production. I'm angling for a set visit, though. We'll see.

6) Yes, I'm aware that there apparently going to be changes to our original story, and no, I'm not angry about it. It was a tight little comic, perfect for its format, but frankly, I don't see how it can be adapted to film without some revision. It's in the way that it's done, and I won't judge until I've seen what they're gonna do.

So, there you have it. I'll update the FAQ periodically, as various folks continue to send info my way.