Category Archives: DVD Releases

Batman 1960’s TV Series to be Officially Released This Year

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Conan O’Brien announced that the complete 1960’s “Batman” television series will be released in 2014. The news was confirmed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. While details of the release are still scarce, we do know that the entire series will be sold in a complete box set later this year.

The iconic series stars Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, Yvonne Craig as Batgirl, Burgess Meredith as the Penguin, and Cesar Romero as the Joker. The Joker, the Penguin, the Riddler, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, and Jervis Tetch, the Mad Hatter, all of whom are regular Bat-Villains, appear in the series, which was deliberately villain-driven as well as action-comedy-heavy.

“Batman” was based on the DC comic book character of the same name. It stars Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin — two crime-fighting heroes who defend Gotham City. It aired on The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) network for three seasons from January 12, 1966 to March 14, 1968. The show was aired twice weekly for its first two seasons, resulting in the production of a total of 120 episodes.

You can see the tweet from O’Brien below!

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Josh Brolin Eyeing Jurassic World

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According to a report from The Wrap, Josh Brolin is in talks to star in Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World. However, the deal has not been reached at the moment. Brolin can be seen in the upcoming reboot of Oldboy coming from Spike Lee. Colin Trevorrow is both directing and co-writer the film alongside Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are attached to produce alongside Steven Spielberg. The exact plot of the film has not been revealed. However, It was confirmed by Trevorrow that the film will feature Isla Nublar, the island from the first film. Continue reading

Scott Rudin Plans Five Days at Memorial

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According to a report from Deadline, Scott Rudin, the producer behind Captain Phillips has officially optioned the film rights for Sheri Fink’s recent book, “Five Days at Memorial.” The novel is an in-depth investigation into hospital practices affected by hurricane Katrina. Rudin will produce alongside Eli Bush. Continue reading

Destin Cretton To Helm The Glass Castle?

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Lionsgate has been planning to adapt Jeanette Walls’ bestselling memoir “The Glass Castle” for about a year. The project seems to be finally moving forward as Variety is reporting that Destin Cretton is in talks to helm the big screen adaptation that will star Jennifer Lawrence. Continue reading

Saw Writers To Adapt The Stuff of Legend

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Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, the writing duo who are responsible for four out of seven of the “Saw” franchise,” has been hired to write the big screen adaptation of the comic book, “The Stuff of Legend.” The comic book was written by Mike Raicht and Brian Smith and illustrated by Charles Paul Wilson III. It was published by  Th3rd World Studios. Continue reading

Fox 2000 to Adapt D.J. MacHale’s Sylo

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D.J. MacHale’s first novel, “Sylo” has been optioned by Fox 2000 for the big screen. Deadline has reported that Thor Freudenthal will helm with a script being written by Marc Guggenheim. The duo recently worked together on the studio’s Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. Lauren Shuler Donner and Jack Leslie will produce with MacHale himself serving as executive producer. Continue reading

Official Trailer For I, Frankenstein Released

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The upcoming film, I, Frankenstein, has officially released it’s first trailer courtesy of Machinima. The Australian/American action/thriller film written and directed by Stuart Beattie, based on the unpublished graphic novel and original screenplay by Kevin Grevioux. It stars Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, and Aden Young as Victor Frankenstein. Continue reading

Kim Jee-Woon Directing Adaptation of Ed Brubaker’s Cowar

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Variety has reported that “Coward,” the first comic in  Ed Brubaker’s Criminal comic series, will be adapted for the big screen by Korean director Kim Jee-Woon. The screenplay for the film has been written by Brubaker. Jamie Patricof and Lynette Howell will produce the film. Created by Brubaker and artist Sean Phillips, Criminal has won several Eisner Awards throughout its lifetime. Continue reading

David Fincher Back on Big Screen Version of Black Hole

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According to a report from the Hollywood Reporter, the Charles Burns’ comic series “Black Hole” is finally heading to the big screen after spending several years in Hollywood limbo. The film project was initially announced a few years ago when David Fincher signed on to the adaptation. It was supposed to come from MTV films with author Neil Gaiman and Rover Avary penning the screenplay, however the film never materialized. Continue reading