Thelittle-known comic "Zoom's Academy for the Super Gifted" is the latestto get the big-screen treatment according to today's Variety.Revolution Studios has picked up the film option on Jason Lethcoe's graphicnovel for Team Todd and Underground Films. Plans are to develop it as alive-action feature.
Lethcoe's book, published in 2001 by Mike Kunkel's Astonish Comics is said tobe a "Harry Potter"-like take on superheroes in which a young girl isenrolled at the titular academy where she trains to be a super poweredcrime-fighter.
Lethcoe previously worked as an animator at Disney and Warner Bros. and nowworks for Sony Pictures Animation. He is currently working as story editor onKunkel's animated feature "Herobear and the Kid," also based on anAstonish Comics title.
Suzanne and Jennifer Todd ("Austin Powers") of Team Todd areproducing. Nick Osborne and Trevor Engelson are producing for Underground Films.
Here are the latest round of media clips from "The Hulk" for yourviewing enjoyment:
LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN
IGNFilmForce has unveiled the latest artwork from the upcoming "The Leagueof Extraordinary Gentlemen" movie. The new batch is a series of postersspotlighting the individual members of the team.
The seven one-sheets call out the names of the literary characters that makeup the team roster, as well as the specialty of each.
Click over to FilmForcefor all seven full-size images.
Bruce Campbell will notbe playing The Lizard in "Spider-Man 2" as has been often rumored (butrarely believed). Nor will he be revisiting his breakout role as "ringannouncer" from the original.
On his officialwebsite the main man scoops his fans as to what role he'll actually beplaying in the sequel.
"I play the 'Snooty Usher,' another pivotal rolewhere I deny Tobey Maguire access to see Kirsten Dunst in her first big play,"Campbell confides. "Sorry, no Lizard for me...I'm not a reptile guy."
If fans were eager for a look at the"Hellboy" movie before, that itch must be pretty close to scratched bynow. Yet another new bit of artwork from the currently filming adaptation hassurfaced at Ain't-it-cool-news.
The latest image features Hellboy, Abe and our first look at the pyrokineticLiz Sherman (played by Selma Blair). We're presenting a small thumbnail here,but click over to Ain't-it-cool-newsfor the big picture.
HULK TOY CONTEST!
Get ready to Hulk out!
Thegood folks at Toy Biz and Comics2Film are teaming up to give you a chance tobring jade-jaws home. Enter our giveaway and you can win one of three"Hulk" action figures, based on the upcoming movie.
We're accepting entries from now until June 19 (the day before the big movieopening). Just fill out the simple entry form on Comics2Film.comfor your chance to win!
PUNISHER CONTEST GETS EVEN BIGGER!
ArtisanEntertainment can't stop the punishment!
They've already provided ten posters for Comics2Film readers in our currentlyin progress giveaway. Now the studio has ponied up five t-shirts promoting themovie as well.
So we're expanding the drawing once again with a new prize structure: Onegrand prize winner will get both a poster and a t-shirt. Nine individual winnerswill get a poster. Four individual winners will get t-shirts.
If you've already entered, you don't need to do anything else.
If you haven't entered yet, we'll be taking names from now until June 22 (right around the time that theofficial website officialwebsite launches). Just fill out the simple entry form on Comics2Film.comfor your chance to win!
CALLING ALL FAN ARTISTS: G.I. JOE WANTS YOU
Comics2Filmhas teamed up with Devil'sDue Publishing to give fan artists a chance to see their artwork inprint. We're looking for a few good pencil and inkgurus to work up a faux cover for the "G.I. Joe" comic. The top threeentries will be published in the pages of upcoming Devil's Due comics.
We'vejust launched the contest, so there's still plenty of time to enter. Click overto the Comics2Film.comwebsite for complete details and official rules. Then draw that cover!