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Zoom’s Academy, Hulk, LXG, Spidey 2 and Hellboy: Comics2Film wrap for June 17, 2003

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Zoom’s Academy, Hulk, LXG, Spidey 2 and Hellboy: Comics2Film wrap for June 17, 2003

ZOOM’S ACADEMY FOR THE SUPER GIFTED


The
little-known comic “Zoom’s Academy for the Super Gifted” is the latest
to get the big-screen treatment according to today’s Variety.
Revolution Studios has picked up the film option on Jason Lethcoe’s graphic
novel for Team Todd and Underground Films. Plans are to develop it as a
live-action feature.

Lethcoe’s book, published in 2001 by Mike Kunkel’s Astonish Comics is said to
be a “Harry Potter”-like take on superheroes in which a young girl is
enrolled at the titular academy where she trains to be a super powered
crime-fighter.

Lethcoe previously worked as an animator at Disney and Warner Bros. and now
works for Sony Pictures Animation. He is currently working as story editor on
Kunkel’s animated feature “Herobear and the Kid,” also based on an
Astonish Comics title.

Suzanne and Jennifer Todd (“Austin Powers”) of Team Todd are
producing. Nick Osborne and Trevor Engelson are producing for Underground Films.

HULK

Here are the latest round of media clips from “The Hulk” for your
viewing enjoyment:

Subject Windows Media
Interview – Eric Bana Low High
Interview – Josh Lucas Low High
Interview – Avi Arad Low High
TV Clip – “My Son Is Unique” Low High
TV Clip – “Mindless Hulk” Low High

LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN


IGN
FilmForce
has unveiled the latest artwork from the upcoming “The League
of Extraordinary Gentlemen” movie. The new batch is a series of posters
spotlighting the individual members of the team.

The seven one-sheets call out the names of the literary characters that make
up the team roster, as well as the specialty of each.

Click over to FilmForce
for all seven full-size images.

SPIDER-MAN 2

Bruce Campbell will not
be playing The Lizard in “Spider-Man 2” as has been often rumored (but
rarely believed). Nor will he be revisiting his breakout role as “ring
announcer” from the original.

On his official
website
the main man scoops his fans as to what role he’ll actually be
playing in the sequel.

“I play the ‘Snooty Usher,’ another pivotal role
where I deny Tobey Maguire access to see Kirsten Dunst in her first big play,”
Campbell confides. “Sorry, no Lizard for me…I’m not a reptile guy.”

Thanks
to Movie City Geek
for the lead.

HELLBOY


If fans were eager for a look at the
“Hellboy” movie before, that itch must be pretty close to scratched by
now. Yet another new bit of artwork from the currently filming adaptation has
surfaced at Ain’t-it-cool-news.

The latest image features Hellboy, Abe and our first look at the pyrokinetic
Liz Sherman (played by Selma Blair). We’re presenting a small thumbnail here,
but click over to Ain’t-it-cool-news
for the big picture.

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!

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!

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!