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


The "Hellboy" movie pics just keep on coming.

Yesterday,CountingDown.composted a new pair of pics from the set of the movie. One features Karel Roden infull Rasputin gear, including his massive, retro-tech/mystic gauntlet. We'representing a small thumbnail of that here, but click over to CDfor the full-size image.

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



Arnold Schwarzenegger is still keen to return to the role that made him astar according to SCIFI Wire. The brawny actor told attendees of the Los Angeles Comic Book andScience Fiction Convention that he remains involved with the barbarian update"King Conan: Crown of Iron."

"I don't think there's any doubt about myinterest in Conan," Schwarzenegger said. "I love the character of Conan. I thinkit's one of the most wonderful characters I've ever played in my whole moviecareer."

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

"I think as soon as they come to me and say we have a newscript, and it's ready to go to the next stage, we'll sit down and talk aboutit."



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 describecharacters that will appear in the film.

The casting team for "The Punisher" is looking for a smart actresswith a good sense of humor to play "Joan." The character is describedin the call sheet as "classy, beautiful and reserved," and someone whohas seen too much of world's dark side. FilmJerk speculates that this may bebased on the "Joan the Mouse" character from Garth Ennis' storyline.

In "Constantine," filmmakers are looking for the female leadopposite Keanu Reeves' Hellblazer character. That role is a detective namedAngela.



There's been a lot of coverage of the new "Spider-Man" animatedshow this week. Here's a press release from Sony giving all the pertinentdetails:

MTV's newest animated series is set to premiere on Friday, July 11th at10PM(ET/PT). Two back-to-back episodes of MTV's "Spider-Man" will airregularly 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 tomention a few.

Based on the legendary Marvel comic book, and fresh off the hit motionpicture, the animated series "Spider-Man" follows the adventures ofPeter Parker who develops superhuman powers after being bitten by agenetically-altered spider. Now in college, Peter juggles academics, work as astringer photographer for the Daily Bugle as well as selling candid video ofSpider-Man to Empire 1 News Channel, an on-again-off-again relationship with thelove of his life, fighting super-villains and criminals -- all the whilestruggling to maintain his secret identity as Spider-Man. The series is beingcreated in a unique computer-animated style, providing a new look for thisclassic hero. It would be the first time ever that "Spider-Man" wouldbe 3-D animated. Combining state-of-the-art CG imaging (CG neon noire) processedin a classic feature animation style, the series will combine bright, livelyabstract colors including a seemingly realistic neon-lit city of the immediatefuture.

John Miller is the Executive Vice President, Series Development andAnimation, MTV. Marian Davis and John Priemer are executives in charge ofdevelopment and production for MTV. "Spider-Man" is produced by SonyPictures Television in association with Adelaide Productions. Morgan Gendel isthe supervising executive producer and head writer. Brian Michael Bendis wrotethe pilot script and is co-executive producer, as well as a writer for Marvel'sUltimate Spider-Man comic book series. Audu Paden is a co-executive producer andGrace Benn is the series creative executive, Sony Pictures Television. Marvel isan executive producer and Avi Arad and Rick Ungar and Stan Lee are all executiveproducers for Marvel Studios.



Varietyhas posted their review of "Hulk". It's mixed with spoilers. Here's anexcerpt.

"No contemporary filmmaker has taken a comicbook [sic] character moreseriously than Ang Lee takes 'Hulk.' A seriously brooding psychological dramafor much of its somewhat overlong running time, this impeccably crafted piece ofmegabuck fantasy storytelling aims to pull off the tricky feat of significantlyreworking the superhero format while still providing the expected tentpole-typeentertainment thrills for the international masses."

Clickover and read the complete review.



Comics2Filmhas teamed up with Devil'sDue Publishing to give fan artists a chance to see their artwork inprint. 

We're looking for a few good pencil and inkgurus to work up a faux cover for the "G.I. Joe" comic. The top threeentries will be published in the pages of upcoming Devil's Due comics.

We'vejust launched the contest, so there's still plenty of time to enter. Click overto the Comics2Film.comwebsite for complete details and official rules. Then draw that cover!



ArtisanEntertainment can't stop the punishment!

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

So we're expanding the drawing once again with a new prize structure: Onegrand prize winner will get both a poster and a t-shirt. Nine individual winnerswill 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 theofficial website officialwebsite launches). Just fill out the simple entry form on Comics2Film.comfor your chance to win! 



Get ready to Hulk out!

Thegood folks at Toy Biz and Comics2Film are teaming up to give you a chance tobring 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 movieopening). Just fill out the simple entry form on Comics2Film.comfor your chance to win!

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