Watchmen, 300, Iron Man, Heroes: October 6th Comic Reel Wrap


"300" director Zack Snyder talked to Empire Online about developments on the Alan Moore adaptation. "We're getting ready to turn a script that we like into this studio," said Snyder. "They're pretty excited about itÉI think the script that Alex (Tse) has done for us is the closest to the graphic novel it's been [since development started], for better or for worse. I feel like Alex has done an awesome job. It's keeping all the things that are cool about the comic."


Speaking of adventures in ancient Greece, the official trailer has been released, while we've got screen captures right here at CBR.


Crave Online has a new interview with director Jon Favreau, who talked about what he plans for the special effects. "If you have too clunky of a figure it takes you out of the movie," he said. "You can't do with a Robocop suit, what Iron Man has to do. He flies, he's athletic, he's acrobatic, he fights, [and] he shoots. He has to do a lot of things for you to justify making a movie about him."


According to Comingsoon.net, Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment announced that the network has given a full-season order for 2006-07 to the critically acclaimed new series, number one this fall in adults 18-49 (tied with ABC's "Brothers & Sisters").


Speaking of full-season commitments, Variety (subscription required) reports that Sci Fi Channel has approved a 10-episode second season.


The official movie blog has been updated with a video clip showing Ted Raimi talking about his role as Hoffman. The film is slated to appear May 4th, 2007.


New episode yesterday? New trailer today, in Windows Media format, from those wacky kids at Devoted to Smallville.


On October 6th, 2003, the very first edition of The Comic Reel was posted here at CBR, as the illustrious and praiseworthy Rob Worley had set down the reins for reporting about comic book properties headed for the silver or small screen. CBR took a recommendation from Image's then-director of marketing Eric Stephenson, and took a chance on an iconoclastic jackass living in Los Angeles' gang territory, and three years later with tons of things changed -- I've since had a novel published, brought my comics reviews here to CBR, driven three different cars, but we're still doing this, together.

I'd like to take a maybe-not-so-rare full step into the first person to thank Jonah Weiland and everybody at CBR (especially Stephen Grant and Arune "The Real Steel Deal" Singh ... seriously, he loves it when people call him that, he's crazy that way) for putting up with my madness, getting me into conventions and letting my words be loved and hated by people who'd never have gotten a chance to adore or loathe me otherwise. It's been an amazing run, and I have no intention of leaving. This is the show, y'all, and I've missed only "approved" holidays (I even work on my birthday, you ingrates) and have never gone more than three consecutive days since October 6, 2003 without posting a column. Not once. Let's keep that kind of consistency going, and especially thank you for finding these summaries and sharing this ride with me.

But let's get back to business: 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, journalist/novelist/karaoke host/jackass Hannibal Tabu (web site, MySpace blog) 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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