Comics2Film/CBR News caught up with DarkHorse chief and "Hellboy" producer Mike Richardson who recentlyreturned from the Prague set of the movie. The film, based on Mike Mignola'scomic and written and directed by Guillermo del Toro wraps shooting this month.
"' Hellboy' is looking spectacular," Richardson enthused. "We were movedto 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 recentcomic 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 'gotit.'
"That's the way Guillermo is with 'Hellboy.' He so 'gets it,'" theproducer continued. "As Mike says, you neverknow what box office is gonna be on any movie, but it is impossible that anybodycould have made a better 'Hellboy' movie. Guillermo and I agree."
Richardson said he's not sure if attendees of this summer's Comic-ConInternational: San Diego will get a preview of the movie. There is a sizzlerreel that's been shown at marketing fairs, but it's unclear whether the studiowill allow that to be seen at the con.
There will, however, be a new poster ready for the fans.
Steve Rude fans heading for Comic-ConInternational: San Diego will get a first look at the short film promotinghis proposed "Nexus" animated TV show. Rude has been developing theshort independently for the past year and this will be the first unveiling ofit.
The movie will play in Room 2 of the convention center at 5:00pm onSaturday, July 19th. A discussion panel will follow featuring Rude and fellowanimators Kevin Koch, Matt Danner, Michael Jacobson, Tony Mora, and Chris Drake.
Rudewill also be on the convention floor in booth 1945 by the Image pavilion. He'llbe doing signings and sketches at the booth. Portfolio reviews will be doneseparately and are being scheduled by the convention.
And ifyou missed it, we previously told C2F readers about casting opportunitiesfor this movie at Mark Mullin Casting. You can send your headshot and resume tothem at:
Mark Mullin Casting
Attn: Kimberly Mullin
1000 Universal Studios Plaza
Bldg. #22A Suite #231
Orlando, Florida 32819.
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Don't overlook the tag-teamreview of 'Teen Titans' published early this morning at CBR. Regular contributorArune Singh sat down with retailer Arthur Lender to check out the first twoepisodes of Cartoon Network's comic based show. See what these two had to sayabout TV's 'Titans.'
Then watch for the show on Cartoon Network Saturday, July 19th at 9pm EST.
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