With comic book superheroes being so popular, Sony Pictures and Valiant Entertainment are teaming up for a five picture slate of movies based on the latter’s Bloodshot, Harbinger and Harbinger Wars titles.
Bloodshot – about a government assassin powered by nanotech and artificial memories – will be written by Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) and directed by David Leitch and chad Stahelski (John Wick). Matthew Vaughn (ick-Ass, Kingsman: Secret Service) will be an Executive Producer.
Harbinger has a script from Eric Heiserrer (Story of Your Life). Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe from Original Film (The Fast and the Furious franchise) will produce with Valiant’s Dinesh Shamdasani; Matthew aughn will be an Executive Producer. No director has been set.
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Numbering Bruce Boxleitner (Babylon 5) among its creators, Lantern City is a new, ongoing series from Archaia and Macrocosm – a steampunk/espionage series that looks at what one might do to save loved ones.
Intriguingly, Lantern city is part of ‘a larger transmedia Universe’ in which an illustrated novel, Rise, has already been published and a television series is currently in ‘active development.’
Lantern City is about the travails of Sander Jorve, a lower class worker, who is persuaded by his brother-in-law Kendal to infiltrate the ranks of The Guard – setting him on a path that threaten the status quo of the class system and his own beliefs.
Lantern City #1 will be in comics shops on May 13th. Follow the jump for details.
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If your mind were uploaded to a computer, would you still be considered a person? This is the question that creators Alex Paknadel and Eric Scott Pfeiffer tackle in BOOM! Studios’ new title, Arcadia.
When a pandemic wipes out 99% of humanity, four billion people are digitized at the brink of death. Have they been saved, or merely copied into a virtual utopia in the cloud?
When the energy resources to maintain their virtual existence begin to wane – endangering the handful of ‘real’ survivors in the real world – what then?
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During Emerald City ComicCon, Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, announced the release of The Art of Mouse Guard 2005-2015 in July.
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Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot are getting the deluxe hardcover treatment from Dark Horse Comics. The series, from Frank Miller and Geof Darrow, recounted the adventures of the giant American robot, Big Guy, and his Japanese-made sidekick, Rusty the Boy Robot – and was so popular it became an animated TV series.
Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot will be released in October but you can preorder now. For details, follow the jump.
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Dark Horse’s New York Times Bestseller The Fifth Beatle is being released in paperback.
The Fifth Beatle details the story of the group’s manager, Brian Epstein. Written by Vivek J. Tiwary and with art by Andrew C. Robinson, and Kyle Baker, the trade paperback release of The Fifth Beatle will include never before seen material – new art and concept material by Kyle Baker; an excerpt from Vivek Tiwary’s TEDxFultonStreet talk, “The Birth of the Beatles and Impossible Dreams,” and his essay, “The Curtain Rising,” detailing Brian Epstein’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Eisner and Harvey Award-winning The Fifth Beatle Trade Paperback Edition will be in stores on October 27th. Follow the jump for further details – including where you can pre-order.
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Love pulp novels? Movie serials? Pure adventure?
Dark Horse has announced a new miniseries, Midnight Society: The Black Lake, that combines all kinds of elements from those kinds of stories: intrigue, monsters, secret agents, choices on which might hinge the fate of the world.
Midnight Society: The Black Lake introduces secret agent Matilda Finn, a modern version of those pulp heroes of yore, and, among other things, Loch Ness? Sounds pretty cool, right?
Midnight Society: The Black Lake is the first creator-owned project from Drew Edward Johnson (Wonder Woman) and will be in stores June 17th. Follow the jump for a look at the cover for issue #1 – and further details.
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Now that Sleepy Hollow has completed its second season run, BOOM! Studios is helping keep that flame alive with the announcement of Sleepy Hollow: Origins, a one-shot that will deepen our knowledge of a number of characters from the series, including Ichabod Crane, Detective Abbie Mills, Jenny Mills, Henry Parrish, and the Hessian.
Sleepy Hollow: Origins will be in comics shops on April 8th. Follow the jump for more details.
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Writer Peter Milligan has returned to Bad Company in the pages of 2000 AD after an absence of nearly thirteen years. In so doing, he paid tribute to recently deceased Bad Company co-creator, Brett Ewins – dedicating his return to the series to Ewins.
Milligan, Ewins and Jim McCarthy created the strip in 1986 and Milligan said he hoped it would be ‘a fitting tribute to a man without whom Bad Company would never have been what it was.’
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Valiant – home to a roster of over 2,000 characters including Bloodshot, Shadowman and Archer & Armstrong – has signed a partnership deal with China’s DMG.
The partnership will span motion pictures, television publishing and licensing that will see the Valiant characters mentioned above developing for the big screen and others being developed for television.
Tentpole films developed through this partnership would see simultaneous release in the U.S. and China. For further deals, follow the jump.
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A vampire with a death wish hunting down the only person who can give him what he wants – which is to die; a high school romance between the unlikeliest couple stemming from a long forgotten act of kindness.
One of the joys of manga is that such different premises can and are given equal weight by fans around the world.
VIZ Media is releasing both Bloody Mary (vampire tale, available in December) and Honey So Sweet (the high school romance, available in January 2016) in North America under their Shojo Beat imprint.
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