Friday, November 27, 2009

JSA Goes Live-Action! (and some other news)


Well I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and are surviving Black Friday. Here though is some cool news and some maybe news.

First up, showing how out of it I am, is the trailer for the upcoming Smallville:Absolute Justice two parter, set to air in February on the CW-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUVwb47F7c0 I'm burnt out on superhero movies at this point but one of the few comics I still read on a regular basis is Justice Society of America and this sees such classic characters like Hawkman, the original Sandman and Dr. Fate (pictured above, courtesy of http://blogs.coventrytelegraph.net/thegeekfiles/) in action so I'll check it out.

Next up is two brief items, both from the Internet Movie Database, which at this point is right even less than Aint It Cool News. First up IMDB is reporting a 2012 release date for the movie version of Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, his award winning novel about two Jewish boys and their comic book creation the Escapist during World War II. The film has been on and off now for almost a decade with names like Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman attached at one point. Maybe the film will finally show up but I'll believe it when I see it. Also updated is IMDB's page for Carson Napier, the film version of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Pirates of Venus that was mentioned here months ago. For a long time IMDB listed the film's status as "unknown" but now is saying it is in pre-production with a release date of 11-11-2011. Again we'll see but I won't be surprised if it doesn't emerge at some point to cash in on John Carter of Mars.

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