Today I actually yak about a non-item like John Carter because what happened to it was a shame. I touch on news about a World War Z sequel, ComiXology is offering up what??? And what is Star Trek's Jonathan Frakes up to these days?
John Carter, No Sequel
As you may know, more than likely there will be no sequel to John Carter, that starred Taylor Kitsch, because the movie lost $200M at the box office. All to no account, due to the in-fighting in the studio and the crap marketing campaign from Disney.
In an interview with Variety, Kitsch told them that the script was f*ing aweseome.
Perceptions are that if the sequel had followed the 2nd book in the Burroughs series, it would have rocked and been less cliched. AKA, more cerebral.
Way back in the day I remember when the movie was coming out, the marketing sucked my left ...! I had no inclination to want to see it. Than a fan-made trailer took ALL the pieces of the sad bits of marketing and put it together to make an incredible home-made trailer.
THAT is what convinced me to go see the movie, and the movie was damn good. After it flubbed, it kicked ass for a very long time on the home entertainment market.
Too bad. In-fighting sucks.
[ io9. ]
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World War Z Sequel Nabs Writer
News on the street is that the sequel for World War Z has a screenplay writer in the form of Steven Knight.
His resume includes an Oscar nomination for a 2002 movie called Dirty Pretty Things.
[ .ew.com. ]
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Word on the street is that Jonathan Frakes (ST:TNG) will be directing a new TV series. It's TNT's Librarians new series, based on the movie franchise of the same name.
[ .startrek.com. ]
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Free ComiXology Comics
Yes, you read that correctly, but you should read on...
via press release
Starting Memorial Day ComiXology Celebrates Summer By Giving Away One Free Comic A Day During “The ComiXology Summer Reading List” Event
Beginning May 26th one new free comic will be unveiled each day at comixology.com for the next 20 days to fill out The ComiXology Summer Reading List
May 23rd, 2014 – New York, NY – Summer is getting more fun as comiXology – the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform available across the Kindle Fire, iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows 8 and comixology.com – gives away one new free comic every day for the next twenty days starting Memorial Day, Monday, May 26th! Dubbed “The ComiXology Summer Reading List” event, comic fans around the globe visiting comixology.com each day will find a new surprise free comic!
Not only will there be a great new comic from a surprise publisher every day, but customers can also gift these awesome comics to friends, family, co-workers or whoever they want to share the gift of comics with – absolutely free!
“ComiXology fans deserve an amazing line-up of outstanding comics to discover from top publishers so they can read and share with everyone they know,” said comiXology’s VP Communications & Marketing Chip Mosher. “We know nothing beats a sunny day reading comics, except twenty days and free to boot! By the end of the promotion comics fans will have a great summer reading list.”
The ComiXology Summer Reading List event begins Monday, May 26th and will run until Saturday, June 14th with one new free comic released every day for download or to gift to anyone you choose. Check back each day starting Monday on comixology.com to find the new free ComiXology Summer Reading List comic!
With over 50,000 comics and graphic novels from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s immense catalog and cinematic Guided View reading experience is available across the Kindle Fire, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows 8 and on comixology.com – making it the best digital platform for comic and graphic novel fans worldwide.
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