Tintin, Conan, Spider-Man: Nov 1st Comic Reel


As our pals at Spinoff Online reported earlier this morning, Empire Online has revealed the first couple of images from the CGI film. With Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson collaborating on this, I'm surprised it isn't treated as a bigger deal. Well, I suppose when we gets closer to release, it'll be inescapable. Here's the cover of Empire, which apes the famous image of Tintin:

Directed by Steven Spielberg, release date: December 23, 2011


According to Collider, Lionsgate has set a release date for the film. It will be in 3D and appear in late summer 2011.

Release date: August 19th, 2011


Heat Vision reports Columbia Pictures production chief Matt Tomlach is stepping down from his post in the company, but taking on a new task on one of their projects ... he'll be a producer on the "Spider-Man" reboot. "Tolmach will spend the next month transitioning and ramping up the new company, in time to be on the set of the 'Spider-Man' movie when its cameras roll in December," they write.

Release date: May 28th, 2012


According to E! Online, Betty White is joining the film. Her role is currently unknown. Also on for a small part in the film, Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger. "My name is Lilly. She's like a small villain role. I'm so excited because I get to die. I make an appearance. I say a couple of lines and then I die," she tells E!


Mark Ruffalo tells Digital Spy that his Bruce Banner will not be so sad. He also name-checks Bill Bixby. Here's video:

Directed by Joss Whedon & starring everybody, release date: May 4th, 2012


As we reported a few minutes ago, John Carpenter is set to direct an adaptation of "Darkchylde." According to the press release, the book is about "a good hearted southern teen cursed to become the creatures from her many recurring nightmares. Every time Ariel Chylde transforms, she sheds her skin and a new nightmare emerges from her Id to act out her deepest, darkest impulses."

Release date: TBA


Fox has released a preview for the series return in a couple of weeks:

Returns: November 17th, 2010


The Year We Make Contact is already up. I hope everyone has recovered from their hangovers and sugar comas as we enter the final stages of the year. As for me, I'll have several reviews for you this week. While this is supposed to be the slow time in town, last year proved quite hectic and it looks like this year will be the same. Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet discover something awesome, disheartening, or just plain weird, let us know! Take credit, come up with a clever nickname, or go anonymous. The choice is yours. Fresh rumors and movie news every weekday morning. I am Erik Amaya, bracing for the future threat of Christmas shopping.

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