The X-Men director’s planned remake of John Boorman’s take on Arthurian legend has been shelved. Singer speaks to SFX all about it and reveals that plans for his Battlestar Galactica movie are still on.
As you may or may not know, Bryan Singer was developing a take on the Excalibur legend which was said to be a loose remake of the 1981 John Boorman movie of the same name. That film is considered a classic by many and while I am a fan of it there is no doubt that it has not aged well. So I was looking forward to seeing a new version of the story. Unfortunately it won’t be happening, at least not in the foreseeable future and not with Warner Bros and not with Bryan Singer at the helm. The director spoke to SFX at their annual Sitges Film Festival..
During an award ceremony at George Mason University last weekend Stephen King surprised attendees by reading a selection from his upcoming book called Dr. Sleep. The story picks up with Danny Torrence as an adult who some how becomes entangled with a group of vampires called
It seems that the “Royal Couple” have gotten an illustrated treatment…
As if they hadn’t gotten enough coverage for their upcoming nuptials, Prince William and his bride-to-be Kate Middleton can now be found in your local comic store…on the pages of their very own book.
As with every comic, it starts out with the origins of both characters and their eventual engagement.
Courtesy of CBS News:
“The story of their romance is illustrated starting with the lovers’ early days.
Prince William can be seen on a family vacation while Kate Middleton daydreams about being a princess.
Then the plot thickens.
Kate wears a now infamous see-through dress at a school fashion show.
The Prince is smitten, they meet and sparks fly.
How was the idea hatched?
“It literally was a joke e-mail sent to me by a friend, saying: ‘I bet you couldn’t do a comic book on the Royal Family’s wedding,’” writer Rich Johnston said. “I said I bet I could.”
Johnston spent two months researching and writing the comic.
“I loved finding a way to tell their stories independently. So I have Kate telling her story, using a fictional diary which she keeps from a young child. And then from William I was able to use a mixture of newspaper headlines going through his whole life and taking the idea of like army — RAF mission briefings.”
Not sure what to think of this, but they are just two more celebrities in a long list who have gotten comic books of their own, right next to our beloved Dark Knight, Man of Steel, and Sentinel of Liberty.
The stories are available together in a flip-book version or as separate issues.
The combined edition “Kate and William: A Very Public Love Story” is currently limited to 3,000 copies.
The story of “Kate – A Very Private Princess” and “William – A Very Public Prince” have 2,500 copies each.
This week on Noob Radio, Richard and Christian discuss why Variety insiders are “Liars”, what they think of Steven King writing for The Walking Dead, as well as full discussion of the disaster known as SXSW 2011. All this and much more on this episode of Noob Radio…
It looks like Stephen Kings (IMO) best work is finally gonna get the Hollywood treatment it’s fans have always clamored for. Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the book will make its way to the big screen via a Warner Bros. and CBS Films co-production. What’s yet to be seen is the size and scope of the story to be told. Stephen King’s “The Stand” is a monster of a book that could probably be turned into a 24 episode tv series. There are a ton of characters that come and go as well as major story arcs that just couldn’t be told in even a trilogy of