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Hellboy, Conan, Punisher, Constantine, Spider-Man, Hulk: Comics2Film wrap for June 13, 2003

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HELLBOY

The “Hellboy” movie pics just keep on coming.


Yesterday,
CountingDown.com
posted a new pair of pics from the set of the movie. One features Karel Roden in
full Rasputin gear, including his massive, retro-tech/mystic gauntlet. We’re
presenting a small thumbnail of that here, but click over to CD
for the full-size image.

A second new photo gives us another look at the mysterious Kroenen in his
nazi gas mask.

 

CONAN

Arnold Schwarzenegger is still keen to return to the role that made him a
star according to SCI
FI Wire
. The brawny actor told attendees of the Los Angeles Comic Book and
Science Fiction Convention that he remains involved with the barbarian update
“King Conan: Crown of Iron.”

“I don’t think there’s any doubt about my
interest in Conan,” Schwarzenegger said. “I love the character of Conan. I think
it’s one of the most wonderful characters I’ve ever played in my whole movie
career.”

Of course, there has to be a script first. Arnold told fans that creative
consultants Larry and Andy Wachowski have slowed the development process due to
their focus on their back-to-back “Matrix” sequels.

“I think as soon as they come to me and say we have a new
script, and it’s ready to go to the next stage, we’ll sit down and talk about
it.”

 

THE PUNISHER AND CONSTANTINE

Fans who are looking for some insights into the “Punisher” and
“Constantine” movies can check out a write-up at FilmJerk.com.
The site has scored a copy of the casting sides for both movies, which describe
characters that will appear in the film.

The casting team for “The Punisher” is looking for a smart actress
with a good sense of humor to play “Joan.” The character is described
in the call sheet as “classy, beautiful and reserved,” and someone who
has seen too much of world’s dark side. FilmJerk speculates that this may be
based on the “Joan the Mouse” character from Garth Ennis’ storyline.

In “Constantine,” filmmakers are looking for the female lead
opposite Keanu Reeves’ Hellblazer character. That role is a detective named
Angela.

 

SPIDER-MAN ANIMATED

There’s been a lot of coverage of the new “Spider-Man” animated
show this week. Here’s a press release from Sony giving all the pertinent
details:

MTV’s newest animated series is set to premiere on Friday, July 11th at
10PM(ET/PT). Two back-to-back episodes of MTV’s “Spider-Man” will air
regularly Fridays at 10PM(ET/PT).

Neil Patrick Harris (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Lisa Loeb (Mary Jane Watson),
and Ian Ziering (Harry Osborn) are the voice talent on the channel’s new show,
which is produced by Sony Pictures Television. Guest voice talent include Eve,
Gina Gershon, Michael Clarke Duncan, Keith Carradine, and Rob Zombie, just to
mention a few.

Based on the legendary Marvel comic book, and fresh off the hit motion
picture, the animated series “Spider-Man” follows the adventures of
Peter Parker who develops superhuman powers after being bitten by a
genetically-altered spider. Now in college, Peter juggles academics, work as a
stringer photographer for the Daily Bugle as well as selling candid video of
Spider-Man to Empire 1 News Channel, an on-again-off-again relationship with the
love of his life, fighting super-villains and criminals — all the while
struggling to maintain his secret identity as Spider-Man. The series is being
created in a unique computer-animated style, providing a new look for this
classic hero. It would be the first time ever that “Spider-Man” would
be 3-D animated. Combining state-of-the-art CG imaging (CG neon noire) processed
in a classic feature animation style, the series will combine bright, lively
abstract colors including a seemingly realistic neon-lit city of the immediate
future.

John Miller is the Executive Vice President, Series Development and
Animation, MTV. Marian Davis and John Priemer are executives in charge of
development and production for MTV. “Spider-Man” is produced by Sony
Pictures Television in association with Adelaide Productions. Morgan Gendel is
the supervising executive producer and head writer. Brian Michael Bendis wrote
the pilot script and is co-executive producer, as well as a writer for Marvel’s
Ultimate Spider-Man comic book series. Audu Paden is a co-executive producer and
Grace Benn is the series creative executive, Sony Pictures Television. Marvel is
an executive producer and Avi Arad and Rick Ungar and Stan Lee are all executive
producers for Marvel Studios.

 

HULK

Variety
has posted their review of “Hulk”. It’s mixed with spoilers. Here’s an
excerpt.

“No contemporary filmmaker has taken a comicbook [sic] character more
seriously than Ang Lee takes ‘Hulk.’ A seriously brooding psychological drama
for much of its somewhat overlong running time, this impeccably crafted piece of
megabuck fantasy storytelling aims to pull off the tricky feat of significantly
reworking the superhero format while still providing the expected tentpole-type
entertainment thrills for the international masses.”

Click
over
and read the complete review.

 

CALLING ALL FAN ARTISTS: G.I. JOE WANTS YOU


Comics2Film
has teamed up with Devil’s
Due Publishing
to give fan artists a chance to see their artwork in
print. 

We’re looking for a few good pencil and ink
gurus to work up a faux cover for the “G.I. Joe” comic. The top three
entries will be published in the pages of upcoming Devil’s Due comics.

We’ve
just launched the contest, so there’s still plenty of time to enter. Click over
to the Comics2Film.com
website for complete details and official rules. Then draw that cover!

 

PUNISHER CONTEST GETS EVEN BIGGER!


Artisan
Entertainment can’t stop the punishment!

They’ve already provided ten posters for Comics2Film readers in our currently
in progress giveaway. Now the studio has ponied up five t-shirts promoting the
movie as well.

So we’re expanding the drawing once again with a new prize structure: One
grand prize winner will get both a poster and a t-shirt. Nine individual winners
will get a poster. Four individual winners will get t-shirts.

If you’ve already entered, you don’t need to do anything else. 

If you haven’t entered yet, we’ll be taking names from now until June 22 (right around the time that the
official website official
website
launches). Just fill out the simple entry form on Comics2Film.com
for your chance to win! 

 

HULK TOY CONTEST!

Get ready to Hulk out!


The
good folks at Toy Biz and Comics2Film are teaming up to give you a chance to
bring jade-jaws home. Enter our giveaway and you can win one of three
“Hulk” action figures, based on the upcoming movie.

We’re accepting entries from now until June 19 (the day before the big movie
opening). Just fill out the simple entry form on Comics2Film.com
for your chance to win!