Cerebus High Society
IDW Publishing is experimenting with comics by releasing a DVD of Dave Sim’s Cerebus: High Society. The DVD reprints the High Society storyline which ran between Cerebus #24-50. Sim narrates the entire comic book in character and provides the sound effects. There are also visual effects in the set making this comic book a motion comic. Is this the closest a comic book will ever get to an audio book?
Wonder Woman Sensation Comics
DC Comics is adding a new Wonder Woman digital comic anthology series to its Digital First line. Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman contains stand alone stories about Wonder Woman. Many comic book creators will contribute to the series. The new series starts in August 2014 with a monthly print version featuring three of the original stories. DC Comics should skip the monthly book format for this project. It should only release trade paperbacks collecting more stories at once. It removes the obligation to generate enough print revenue from the monthly comics. It would just take off with a digital audience if entertaining.
Comics to Film
IDW Publishing is working with Entertainment One Television on an adaptation of its comic book V-Wars. V-Wars is about the aftermath of a virus that transforms much of humanity into vampires. V-Wars started as a collection of stories. IDW just released a new comic book series in May 2014.
Superman vs Batman: Dawn of Justice Superman vs Batman: Dawn of Justice is the new title of the Man of Steel sequel pitting Batman against Superman. The movie arrives on May 6 2016 from Warner Brothers. With a script by David Goyer, the film is a lead in to a Justice League movie. More at RollingStone.
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Yahoo! Movies released the first trailer for Mark Millar and David Gibbons’s Kingsman: The Secret Service. The movie adapts the comic book The Secret Service where an older secret agent (Colin Firth ) recruits and trains a younger one (Taron Egerton). 20th Century Fox will release the film on November 14, 2014.
The CW released preview images of its upcoming crime television series iZombie. In iZombie, Rose McIver plays Olivia Moore a zombie detective/medical student who eats her dead cases’ brains.
Brad Pitt and Oprah Winfrey’s Selma, a film about Martin Luther King. Jr., starts principal photography this week. The film relates Dr. Luther King Jr.’s campaign to secure voting rights for blacks in the Southern United States in the early 1960s. David Oyelowo stars as King. Carmen Ejogo plays Coretta Scott king. Paramount and Pathé! are the studios working on this upcoming film.
Hollywood Sci-Fi Museum
The non-profit Hollywood Sci-Fi Museum is requesting support from the community. It wants help and funding to complete a new Star Trek exhibition. The Star Trek exhibition features the main deck from Star Trek: the Next Generation. The hope of the new organization’s founder Huston Huddleston. The fledgling museum is attempting to build a science fiction-based venue in Hollywood. It would collect old sets and props from science fiction films like Firefly and The Avengers.
IMAX Film Fund
IMAX introduced a new $50 million film fund to finance 10 original projects. The Knights of Columbus have funded half of the fund’s amount. IMAX and the Knights of Columbus want to attract family and educational documentary productions.
In the Country of the Blind
Actor Matthew Arkin releases his first novel In the Country of the Blind. It is a thriller about Zach Brandis, a former New York attorney who investigates the murder of a friend’s roommate. Now working as a building superintendent, Brandis has to be careful to not let his curiosity get the best of him. This novel is only available as an ebook.