THE DARK KNIGHT
We got an email from Iain MacNair, who followed the Clown Prince of Crime’s instructions and got a prize of sorts at the end. He wrote, “The instructions I guess were connected to each letter. It looks like theyÕve all been completed; if you click on the picture thatÕs sticking out from under the note, tape runs across all of the letters, and then the note burns up, leaving a picture of the Joker (in focus) with an out of focus thug driving … or you can just look at the picture. Click on Joker, and weÕre taken to a new site, www.rorysdeathkiss.com. We get instructions to go get dressed up and take pictures in front of city landmarks, and send them in.” Thanks Iain!
You might have to make due with more reruns — according to Variety, the network is not moving ahead with “Heroes: Origins,” the high profile six-episode spin off that had already gotten Hollywood names like Eli Roth, Kevin Smith and Michael Dougherty on board to direct episodes. The trade says that NBC Universal entertainment co-chairs Ben Silverman and Marc Graboff didn’t want to move forward with the project given the financial uncertainties of a possible WGA work stoppage. Insiders cautioned that “Heroes: Origins” isn’t completely dead and could very well be revived at a later date, perhaps as soon as next season.
Variety also reports that MTV Films has picked up the feature rights to Scott Christian Sava’s forthcoming graphic novel. No screenwriter has been selected yet.
PUNISHER: WAR ZONE
Thespian Keram Malicki-Sanchez has posted a note on his web site that he’s joined the Ray Stevenson-fueled reboot. He’ll play a character named “Ink.”
Comingsoon.net has a first look at a teaser poster for the new take on everybody’s favorite Cimmerian.
Lionsgate has launched the official website for the Frank Miller-helmed Will Eisner project.
KEEPING IT REEL
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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