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Hellboy, Nexus, Punisher, Teen Titans: Comics2Film wrap for July 9, 2003

by  in Movie News, TV News Comment

HELLBOY

Comics2Film/CBR News caught up with Dark
Horse
chief and “Hellboy” producer Mike Richardson who recently
returned from the Prague set of the movie. The film, based on Mike Mignola’s
comic and written and directed by Guillermo del Toro wraps shooting this month.

“‘ Hellboy’ is looking spectacular,” Richardson enthused. “We were moved
to memorial day, which means the studio has huge faith in the project. Everybody’s jazzed about that movie.”

Richardson also said that “Hellboy” has something that more recent
comic adaptations are lacking. “It’s so much fun. I didn’t think ‘The Hulk’ was much fun. I didn’t think
‘Daredevil’ was fun. I thought ‘Spider-Man’ was spectacularly fun and it’s because
[director Sam Raimi] so ‘got
it.’

“That’s the way Guillermo is with ‘Hellboy.’ He so ‘gets it,'” the
producer continued. “As Mike says, you never
know what box office is gonna be on any movie, but it is impossible that anybody
could have made a better ‘Hellboy’ movie. Guillermo and I agree.”

Richardson said he’s not sure if attendees of this summer’s Comic-Con
International: San Diego
will get a preview of the movie. There is a sizzler
reel that’s been shown at marketing fairs, but it’s unclear whether the studio
will allow that to be seen at the con. 

There will, however, be a new poster ready for the fans.

 

NEXUS

Steve Rude fans heading for Comic-Con
International: San Diego
will get a first look at the short film promoting
his proposed “Nexus” animated TV show. Rude has been developing the
short independently for the past year and this will be the first unveiling of
it.

The movie will play in Room 2 of the convention center at 5:00pm on
Saturday, July 19th. A discussion panel will follow featuring Rude and fellow
animators Kevin Koch, Matt Danner, Michael Jacobson, Tony Mora, and Chris Drake.

Rude
will also be on the convention floor in booth 1945 by the Image pavilion. He’ll
be doing signings and sketches at the booth. Portfolio reviews will be done
separately and are being scheduled by the convention.

 

PUNISHER

And if
you missed it
, we previously told C2F readers about casting opportunities
for this movie at Mark Mullin Casting. You can send your headshot and resume to
them at:

Mark Mullin Casting

Attn: Kimberly Mullin

1000 Universal Studios Plaza

Bldg. #22A Suite #231

Orlando, Florida 32819.

Break a leg!

 

TEEN TITANS

Don’t overlook the tag-team
review of ‘Teen Titans
‘ published early this morning at CBR. Regular contributor
Arune Singh sat down with retailer Arthur Lender to check out the first two
episodes of Cartoon Network’s comic based show. See what these two had to say
about TV’s ‘Titans.’

Then watch for the show on Cartoon Network Saturday, July 19th at 9pm EST.

 

DD DVD GIVEAWAY


The
“Daredevil” DVD is due in stores July 29th, but Comics2Film and 20th
Century Fox are giving you the chance to claim your own copy for free!

Fox is providing us with five copies of the 2-disc set to pass
on to you, the faithful reader.

Just sign
up for our giveaway
at Comics2Film.com
between now and July 27th for your chance to win. 

 

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!