Posted on 17 June 2013 by gdeo
Posted on 11 June 2013 by gdeo
Help cancel The Apocalypse this Wednesday at MELTDOWN COMICS!!!
Join director GUILLERMO DEL TORO and screenwriter TRAVIS BEACHAM at a signing of Legendary Comics’ PACIFIC RIM: TALES FROM YEAR ZERO, the prequel graphic novel to Pacific Rim onWednesday June 12 at 5:30PM for one hour only at Meltdown Comics located at 7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046.
Written by Beacham and supervised by del Toro, PACIFIC RIM: TALES FROM YEAR ZERO is a 112 page narrative, divided into three sections, that begins in 2013 and chronicles the very first time Earth is menaced by Kaiju – inhuman beasts that rise from the ocean depths and threaten to extinguish all mankind! The book features pencils by Chris Batista, Sean Chen, Yvel Guichet, Pericles Junior and Geoff Shaw; inks by Matt Banning, Steve Bird, Pericles Junior, and Mark McKenna. The cover art was painted by Alex Ross.
Please, no outside items and the book must be purchased from Meltdown Comics. Line-up starts at 2:00 pm.
Posted on 26 April 2013 by gdeo
House Of Cards‘Corey Stoll has been tapped as the lead of FX‘s high-profile drama project The Strain, from filmmakerGuillermo del Toro and veteran showrunner Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel). The Strain, an adaptation of del Toro’s vampire novel trilogy, formally has a pilot order, but FX president John Landgraf has indicated it is being eyed for a series order. The project already has a full writing staff in place churning out scripts, and I hear FX has committed $500,000 to creature creation.
Del Toro will direct the pilot from a script he co-wrote with Chuck Hogan, who also co-authored the books with del Toro. Cuse, who helped develop the adaptation, executive produces alongside del Toro and will serve as showrunner, overseeing the potential series with del Toro. Hogan and del Toro’s longtime manager/producing partner Gary Ungar also serve as exec producers of the project, produced by FX Prods.
The Strain is a high-concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Stoll), the head of the Centers for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself. “To me, having the right lead for The Strain series was perhaps the most important creative task,” said del Toro. “To be able to secure the perfect actor in Corey Stoll sets the project on the right track. To embody a character like Ephraim Goodweather — who transitions through every emotion and situation imaginable, and which anchors the narrative of the series — requires amazing talent and craft. Corey has both in spades as he has demonstrated it over and over again.”
Stoll has been a hot commodity since his breakout starring role on NBC’s Law & Order: LA. This year, he has drawn attention for his roles in the Netflix seriesHouse Of Cards and the Sundance entry COG. He was among the most sought-after actors this broadcast pilot season, fielding multiple offers. Stoll, repped by UTA and Suskin Management, is probably best known on the feature side for his turn as Ernest Hemingway in Midnight In Paris. He just wrapped the indie The Glass Chin and recently was cast in This Is Where I Leave You and The Good Lie.
Posted on 24 July 2008 by Parker
There is a great article at the Hollywood Reporter listing the most influential filmmakers in the comic book universe. Guillermo Del Toro is on the list, as well as Frank Miller, David S. Goyer, and Mike Richardson (president of Dark Horse entertainment). Check out the whole list here.
Also significant is the artist rendering of “the list” (above), done by our good friend Rob McCallum. If you look closely, you can see the DTF logo on Guillermo’s shirt! Thanks for the plug, Rob!
Posted on 03 May 2008 by Parker
On Saturday, May 3, comic book retailers will be giving away the Hellboy 2 Prequel Comic written by Mike Mignola. This promotion is part of Free Comic Book Day. Also available is a special Hellboy/B.P.R.D. collection from Dark Horse Comics.
Posted on 19 March 2007 by Parker
Tad Stones happened to post a couple of images on his blog of Mignola’s cover art for the upcoming Dark Horse mini series. The images are in black and white, but they are still cool. Check them out below.