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Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore Settle “The Walking Dead” Lawsuits

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Everything is all settled between Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore, and everybody is happy happy. At least, that’s what the joint statement says…

The deal reached today brings to a close separate suits against Robert Kirkman from his former comics partner Anthony Moore in federal court and the California Superior Court. No details were revealed about their “amicable agreement” today, in which “all parties have settled the entire matter to everyone’s mutual satisfaction”, according to a joint statement. Moore filed suit last month seeking a jury trial and “a declaratory judgment that he is a joint author” of the comic on which the AMC series The Walking Dead is based, as well as co-ownership of other properties he says he created with Kirkman. In a February suit, he sought rights and royalties that he said Kirkman promised him; Moore is credited on the first six issues of The Walking Dead comics as “penciler, inker grey tones.” In March, Kirkman counterclaimed against Moore, saying he overpaid him and that Moore violated their confidentiality agreement.

via ‘Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman Settles Suits From Former Collaborator – Deadline.com.

And the suit is settled just in time for the third season premiere of The Walking Dead on AMC on October 14. Would that the battle between AMC and Dish Network would be settled so easily.

In other Robert Kirkman news, EW has an interview with him and an 8-page preview of the new comic from Skybound, Clone.

Uwe Boll Talks In the Name of the King: Two Worlds

intotk2bd-300x376-9251619Director Uwe Boll is no stranger to video games or controversy but remains indefatigable and is back next week with In the Name of the King: Two Worlds, his sequel to the 2006 film he made based on the Dungeon Siege video games. The new film, his twenty-fifth, stars action hero Dolph Lundgren and is a direct-to-video release from Twentieth Century Home Entertainment.

The German –born Boll spoke exclusively with ComicMix to talk about the film and his approach, which ignores his critics, many of whom cite him as the worst director working today. In turn, Boll has challenged them to box, to see who is the better person but our conversation was far from combative.

ComicMix: This is your first sole directorial work. Any reason why?

Uwe Boll: In the past, I was more a producer, such as with Alone in the Dark. Normally I’m the director, producer,, and sometimes the writer. I think it came to an opportunity to get the financing completely through Canada; so I said, “Absolutely, let’s go for it.”

CMix: Why a sequel to a dormant video game?

Boll: I liked the Bloodrayne film series,  and I don’t always do sequels. I liked the first movie a lot, and while I didn’t have the financing to make a big sequel, I came up with a time traveling idea for a brand new story. It brings a little humor to the story and with a guy like Dolph, with his bone dry humor; he’s very intelligent, not a guy who can have long speeches. He’s more a character from the present, and I have all these kinds of things, sending him back to the medieval time, he can wander around asking, “Where is the toilet, can I drink this water?”

It’s an interesting new storyline, not just “let’s make a second part but only cheaper”. It’s better to be completely new, and I am actually happy with the movie. It has a lot of humor; it’s quick and entertaining. (more…)

‘Iron Man 3’ goes shooting in North Carolina

‘Iron Man 3’ goes shooting in North Carolina

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And awaaaaaay we go…

The next installment in the [[[Iron Man]]] superhero film franchise will shoot in North Carolina. Marvel Studios will film Iron Man 3 starring Robert Downey Jr. in Wilmington, with pre-production starting soon and work in the state lasting about 10 months. State film office head Aaron Syrett said Thursday it will be the largest production to shoot in North Carolina. The production is expected to create 550 jobs for tradesmen, technicians and other crew members and more than 1,000 spots for actors and other talent.

What does it say when fictional billionaire Tony Stark is more of a job creator nowadays than the real billionaires?

via EW.com.

EW: Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern

EW: Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern

It’s San Diego time, so now the movie studios and magazines are starting the high powered mush– er, push. Here’s Entertainment Weekly, which has decided to own the con over the last few years, running the first pics of Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern on the cover of next week’s issue.

Think there will be a line at Hall H to see this preview?

And what’s this about the new Buffy?

‘Twilight’ manga coming from Yen Press

‘Twilight’ manga coming from Yen Press

Yes, a manga version of the monster hit is coming. Entertainment Weekly has the scoop: Yen Press will be publishing Twilight in graphic-novel form,
publication date still to be determined. Though Korean artist Young Kim
is creating the art, Stephenie Meyer herself is deeply immersed in the project,
reviewing every panel.

More illustrations will be in the EW issue hitting the stands this Friday.

What does this mean for comics? Well, it’s probably going to be the best selling comic book of whatever year it comes out. By far. Remember, one of every seven books sold in America in the first quarter this year was Twilight or a sequel.

Latest ‘Twilight’ Doings

Latest ‘Twilight’ Doings

Now that Summit Entertainment seems set on Chris Weitz directing New Moon and Eclipse, attention has turned to gearing up for production.  The pre-production period technically kicks off Monday in Vancouver, according to Entertainment Weekly. The rush is to allow Summit to capitalize on Twilight’s smash success by having the second film in Stephenie Meyer’s series come out on November 20, 2009.

Originally director Catherine Hardwicke was replaced with rumors pointing to Summit’s displeasure with her but EW’s take is that she left not willing to shoot on such an ambitious schedule.

"She’d love to do the sequel if she could do it better than Twilight,” according to an anonymous source.. “It became clear that Summit didn’t have those same priorities." Hardwicke also had issues with the budget, upped from $37 to $50 million with hefty raises for the sitars but leaving little for the clan of werewolves featured in the story.

Summit production president Erik Feig told EW about New Moon, “There is that first…script. All the finesse that turns a screenplay into a movie hasn’t ¬happened yet.” Summit hesitated to commission the sequel scripts until just weeks before the movie opened which cost them valuable time and added pressure.

Apparently, Summit is also interested in replacing Taylor Lautner, who played Jacob. His agents have been furiously campaigning to show the young actor is up for the dramatic challenges inherent in the new film.

Justin Theroux Corrects ‘EW’ Reports on Terrence Howard

Justin Theroux Corrects ‘EW’ Reports on Terrence Howard

Iron Man 2 screenwriter Justin Theroux told MTV’s Splash Page that the Entertainment Weekly reports as to why Terrence Howard was dropped from the cast in favor of Don Cheadle were not entirely accurate.

“I can’t really speak to the plot stuff and all the rest of it but Rhodes is completely present in a very strong and big way,” Theroux said Tony Stark’s friend and the future War Machine. “He’s completely present.”

“All that stuff that was in the EW article,” said Theroux regarding statements Howard was being dropped when the story being crafted minimized Rhodey’s role,. “I don’t know. I can only tell you what I know which is that from a writing standpoint we didn’t do anything differently [with the character]. It’s not like we were sitting there going, we need less of this or that. We just approached the characters and the story on their own terms.”

Meantime, Spoiler TV found some casting sheets for parts in the sequel which is set to shoot in April 2009 for a May 2010 release.

The parts being cast include:

30s, Eastern European, brilliant, gritty…

20s, beautiful, speaks several languages fluently and is equally proficient in martial arts…

Russian, 20s or 30s, at least 6’2", able to perform own stunts, has the build of a MMA fighter…

SDCC: ‘Wolverine,’ ‘Twilight,’ ‘Watchmen’ Interviews

SDCC: ‘Wolverine,’ ‘Twilight,’ ‘Watchmen’ Interviews

Entertainment Weekly has posted a load of video interviews from Comic-Con, including a handful with Stephanie Meyer, creator of the Twilight novels, which have been made into a film.

Teen-age girls, commence your screaming.

Another guest to the interview room includes Hugh Jackman, who surprised everyone when he showed up to talk about X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The interview with him is right here.

Then, of course, there’s a collection of Watchmen interviews, with the first being r

ight here


And, lastly, EW chatted up Robert Rodriguez and Rose McGowan about Red Sonja, which your eyeballs can find by clicking right here.

While you’re at it, EW has a pretty expansive bit of


of the Hollywood side of Comic-Con, including TV and movie news.

‘X-Files’ Comic Preview at EW

‘X-Files’ Comic Preview at EW

The new X-Files movie comes out July 25, and that week also sees the debut of a tie-in comic book series from WildStorm.

Entertainment Weekly has a preview of X-Files #0, from series co-producer and co-writer Frank Spotnitz. Check that out right here.

The truth? It’ll be out there in theaters when The X-Files: I Want to Believe opens July 25. But thanks to Frank Spotnitz, the franchise’s coproducer and cowriter, it’ll also be available in comic-book form two days earlier, when DC’s The X-Files #0 hits stores. While the film takes place after the TV series’ end, Spotnitz’s title (illustrated by Iron Man: Hypervelocity‘s Brian Denham) is fully ensconced in buzzy season 5, with Special Agent Dana Scully’s cancer in attack mode, and her FBI partner, Fox Mulder, initially on the lam, probing Scully’s illness as well as surreptitious alien types.

Issue #0 is a story Spotnitz always wanted to tell, but never had a chance to. And it will, in fact, springboard into a few original comics miniseries set throughout seasons 2 and 5 of the show. Also, these tales will feature a familiar evil force. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. To jump-start the X-Files’ long-awaited resurrection, DC and Spotnitz have given EW.com this exclusive first look at pages from The X-Files #0.

A funny little side note: DC posted a news item about this on its home page, right here. But if you click the link, you’re taken to this wholly unrelated site.

Looks like Grant Morrison’s insiduous usurpation of DC is much farther along than we’d thought.

‘Final Crisis’ Preview Debuts

‘Final Crisis’ Preview Debuts

No matter how many times I hear about DC’s upcoming event-to-end-all-events Final Crisis, I can’t help saying its name to the tune of "The Final Countdown." Is there something wrong with me?

Moving on…

DC just sent word that EW.com has posted a five-page preview of… Wait for it…


While that’s all well and good, they’ve also posted a nice little drop-down Grant Morrison script for each of the pages. I dig it immensely — especially since I didn’t realize that a character was actually supposed to be looking over the shoulder of another character (and not at him) until I read it in the script.

I wonder how much stuff like that I miss every week. *sigh*