Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Nerd-gasm

Get the official lunch pail at Comic-Con '09. All the cool kids have them.

So I've been hacking a lot of comic book movies and such lately, and figured to share some news and info with the rest of you in the blogosphere as my stomach prepares for copius amounts of turkey and that random-ass green bean casserole...

First, if you haven't seen the second Watchmen trailer that came out with the latest James Bond flick, check it out here. Looks pretty dope, hopefully I can speed through the graphic novel before watching the actual film.

There's also a great link entitled "84 comics being made into movies." Most of these I have never heard of, but there are a few to take notice of. The one I'm personlly most excited about is The Goon, with Fight Club and Se7en director David Fincher taking the reigns. It's going to be animated, and will have a noir-ish, Prohibition Era vibe to it that should play out nicely on the big screen. Check out artist/writer Eric Powell's official Goon website for more background.

Guy Ritchie will also be at it again, this time directing a version of Sherlock Holmes, based partly on both the Doyle novels and DC comics' version of the character. Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson, 'nuff said. The film is slated for a 2009 release. If you can't wait until then, I recommend playing "Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened" for PC. I've been gaming it for a while now, and if you like puzzles and mysteries, it's a can't miss for twenty bucks. The "Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper" game should be a good one as well.

The one other project I'd like to bring to people's attention is the live-action version of the anime classic Ghost in the Shell. Although no word yet on who will direct and/or produce the feature, it was none other than Steven Spielberg himself that was responsible for purchasing the property and greenlighting it for production under the Dreamworks umbrella. Fans of the original have been waiting for this one, and if you haven't seen the original, make sure to Netflix or rent it.

So happy Thanksgiving everyone, and we'll leave you with a trailer of the movie that I'm looking forward toTHE MOST:

"He myspaced me..."



red said...

He's Just Not That Into You is gonna be sooo 2004!

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

Holy Sheeit! The Goon as a movie? Are you serious? I too am having a nerdgasm at the thought of this!

Poobomber said...

Am I the first to wish you a happy birthday today Red?

Happy Birfday!

red said...

It's actually tomorrow, so you are indeed the first to wish me a Happy Birthday. Thanks Dan!