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Sleeper, Julius, Watchmen: August 19th Comic Reel Wrap

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Sleeper, Julius, Watchmen: August 19th Comic Reel Wrap

SLEEPER

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tom Cruise and Sam Raimi are setting up an adaptation of the Ed Brubaker/Sean Phillips comic series, with Cruise loosely attached to star.

JULIUS

Variety is reporting that director F. Gary Gray will helm a big screen translation of Antony Johnston and Brett Weldele’s contempo urban crime adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.”

WATCHMEN

Don’t line up for tickets just yet — CBR News has the inside scoop on Fox’s quest to stop the Warner Brothers picture from hitting your local cineplex.

CORALINE

Director Henry Selick is quoted at Sci Fi Wire noting that the Neil Gaiman-minded project is near completion. “We will complete animation on ‘Coraline’ in about six weeks and plan a February release of 2009,” Selick said. “In the translation from book to film there are adjustments to story and character that have to be made. The main thing I always felt was I could not disappoint the readers of the book, and though some details have been changed as well as the order of the sequences, I feel we will be successful.”

Sci Fi Wire also has behind-the-scenes featurettes (and screen captures as well) from the production.

SMALLVILLE

Don’t call it a comeback … but you might call it a spoiler. Kryptonsite has a scan from the latest TV Guide showcasing some very special co-stars.

CBR News also has an interview with actress Allison Mack, who discusses all manner of things about the show’s eighth season.

NEXT AVENGERS

The official site has been launched for the animated feature, which hits shelves September 2nd.

THE MIDDLEMAN

Comics on Comics has posted a video interview with Javier Grillo-Marxuach and Les McClaine, discussing their ABC Family series.

DARK KNIGHT BOX OFFICE WATCH

“Iron Man?” Please — not even close. “Spider-Man?” Done for. But the blockbuster’s granddaddy, “Star Wars?” Yep, that’s right — Box Office Mojo reports that the Christopher Nolan-helmed sequel has topped George Lucas’ 1977 opus as the second highest grossing film of all time. There’s still $125 million between this film and the number one, “Titanic,” though.

THE CASTING COUCH

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 Warner Brothers?” 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 what is The Hundred and Four?

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