Comics2Film Wrap for March 25th, 2003

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Comics2Film Wrap for March 25th, 2003


Comics2Film’s secret source in the animation world updated us on a
grab bag
of comic related projects.

In spite of recent reports to the contrary, our source tells us an animated
show based on Aquaman is moving forward. Animation vet Mario Piluso is producing
the show. Puliso produced and directed “Jonny Quest vs. the Cyber
Insects” for TV and “The Halloween Tree.” He’s also the director
of the animated sequel to “Charlotte’s Web.”

Our source also tells us an animated take on “Shazam” is in development as “a
doofy comedy.” “Eek the Cat” creator Bill Kopp is said to be
behind this one. This is somewhat puzzling, as Shazam is also in development as
a feature film with New Line Cinema.

Of course, “Teen Titans” is also in development as a live-action
movie, but will be an animated show on Cartoon Network this year. Our source tells
us to watch for a toy line from Mattel for the “Teen Titans”



The WB Network has given an early green light to a third season of
“Smallville” according to today’s Variety.
The show has been a ratings winner for the WB since its debut.

“Smallville” was one of six shows that the network has already
decided to bring back next fall. The others are “7th Heaven,”
“Charmed,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Everwood” and



Last summer, Entertainment Weekly
published its “Power 100” list. Appropriate to the summer of
“Spider-Man”, the list carried a comic book theme and featured artwork
of Hollywood’s biggest power players in the guise of comics’ greatest

Fans who missed the issue will now get a chance to take a look at the art as
part of the New York City Comic
Book Museum
‘s virtual exhibit “Alter Egos: Power Stars of
Entertainment.” The exhibit premieres online starting Friday, March 28th.

“This online exhibit produced by the New York City Comic Book Museum is
a terrific way to share the work of these talented artists with a natural fan
base,” said Sandy Drayton, Entertainment Weekly’s Director of
Communications. “During its 13 year history, Entertainment Weekly has
worked with a stellar group of illustrators to bring visual life to the
editorial tone of the magazine. These superhero illustrations are a perfect
example of that.”

The artwork portrays Tom Hanks as Captain America, Russell Crowe as Thor,
Jennifer Lopez as Catwoman, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne as Batman and Robin, Julia
Roberts as Wonder Woman, Reese Witherspoon as Supergirl, and many more.



Those crazy, foul-mouthed Osborns are at it again. We’re not talking about
Ozzy and Sharon. We’re talking about Norman and Harry. Last summer, the comedy
website The Sodajerks unveiled the first episode of The
(Norman) Osborns
which blended MTV’s hit reality show with the Sony’s hit
movie for a Spider-Man spoof.

New a new
is online featuring a walk-on by Daredevil. Check it out for some
comic book movie hilarity.



ran a correction to its recent report on the “Astro Boy” anniversary
and the U.S. feature film that’s being developed. C2F/CBR News picked up on the
misinformation last Friday, so we’re passing along the correction as well. Here
it is, verbatim:

“Sony is developing ‘Astro Boy,’ but the film project has not been
slated for a production start and there is no release date. Information was
incorrect in Friday’s paper.”