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The Dark Knight, Painkiller Jane, The Living Corpse, G.I. Joe: July 13th Comic Reel Wrap

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The Dark Knight, Painkiller Jane, The Living Corpse, G.I. Joe: July 13th Comic Reel Wrap

THE DARK KNIGHT

Much like the exclusive shots we had on July 9th, Superhero Hype has new set photos and two set reports with possible spoilers. The site also notes a direct to video anime-styled animated series that will take place between the films “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight.”

Also, actor Christian Bale talked to Newsday about what’s next for the franchise. “It’s now the question of the burden and toll of what he’s doing, the question can this be a finite endeavor,” Bale said. “Is this something that has an end? Can he quit and have an ordinary life? The kind of manic intensity someone has to have to maintain the passion and the anger that they felt as a child, takes an effort after awhile, to keep doing that. At some point, you have to exorcise your demons. That’s what I love about Batman. There’s so much that is about character.”

PAINKILLER JANE

CBR has exclusive production stills from the Sci Fi Network series.

THE LIVING CORPSE

According to Variety “Shoreline Entertainment has optioned the film rights to adult indie comic book … created by Ken Haeser and Buz Hasson.” Shoreline CEO Morris Ruskin will produce the project as a live-action feature written and helmed by Justin Ritter.

G.I. JOE

Wasn’t it great social commentator Gary Gnu who gave us the word on the next big toy adaptation? Latino Review has posted an email from Hasbro COO Brian Goldner. “We are working to develop a movie script that delivers a contemporary GI JOE vs. COBRA story, inspired by the comic books,” Goldner said. “We do not yet have one. Hopefully soon …” Let us know how that works out for you.

WATCHMEN

Moviehole has some character breakdowns from the Zack Snyder-helmed Alan Moore adaptation, including Moloch, the Big Figure and the original Silk Spectre.

30 DAYS OF NIGHT

Creator Steve Niles was interviewed by Shock Till You Drop about the upcoming movie and all things horrifying. Speaking about Ben Templesmith, he said, “We both worked at McFarlane and we had this thing where any time we did an issue of ‘Hellspawn,’ we had to wait about a month for Todd to approve it, so we’d be sitting around twiddling our thumbs, and I had this whole pitch list of movies I’d been pitching that never sold. I gave it to Ted Adams and he picked ’30 Days of Night,’ and since then, literally everything on that list has become either a comic or sold as a movie.”

ASTERIX

Two character-based teaser posters for the upcoming film can be found at the Francophone site DVDrama.

PARASKAVEDEKATRIAPHOBIA? THAT’S A WRAP!

We can’t do this without you. The rumors, the scoops, the set photos — they’re all fueled by passionate fans emailing in the goods. The ones who ask, “What do you mean your sister’s dating somebody who works for Miles Millar?” The ones who know the code names of movie projects and scour city permit filings for them. The devoted, the involved. Fans, just like you. Whatever you know, we wanna know, and whether you want your name shouted to the web’s rafters or kept closer than a classified report, we’ve got you covered like a comforter. Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, this is your humble scribe Hannibal Tabu saying thank you for your time and indulgence, and “enough talk — let’s go make with the ‘biff’ and the ‘pow’ already.”

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