Comics2Film Wrap for March 7th, 2003

Fri, March 7th, 2003 at 12:00am PST

TV/Film
Rob Worley, Columnist

THE FALL

Filmmaker David Goyer ("Blade II") told C2F/CBR News that development work continues on the movie adaptation of Ed Brubakers's indie comic "The Fall."

Brubaker, who currently writes DC Comics titles like "Detective Comics" and the excellent "Catwoman" is said to be finishing up the final revision of the script for the film this month.

Goyer and his producing partner Pascale Faubert optioned the "The Fall" for their Phantom Four production company last year. Goyer describes the comic as having a "modern-day noir setting, kind of that slacker scene in Seattle. More in the 'Stray Bullets' vein, if you know that."

The comic was originally published by Drawn & Quarterly.

SMALLVILLE

According to a press release issued by Warner Bros., the "Smallville" compilation CD "Smallville Soundtrack: The Talon Mix" enjoyed one of the most successful first weeks ever for a television soundtrack.

The disc sold 32,000 units and hit Billboards Top 200 Albums Chart at #31. These are the best TV soundtrack debut numbers since the "Sopranos 2" soundtrack in May of 2001. The record's debut even out does previous TV hit discs like "Six Feet Under," "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" and "CSI."

CROSSGEN FILM2COMICS

While there's been much said about CrossGen bringing its comic properties to Hollywood, a press release yesterday indicates that the publisher is also bringing Hollywood back to its comic.

Filmmaker Chuck Russell, who is writing and directing the "Way of the Rat" as well as developing two other CrossGen concepts, will be writing a six-issue mini-series for CGE's Code 6 imprint. Russell's comic will be a sci-fi epic called "Metal Storm."

Bob Gale, who recently signed to write the "Meridian" animated feature film, is also on board for a six-issue series. Gale, who has previously written for both DC and Marvel, will write an action thriller called "Illustrated Warriors."

CrossGen's Chuck Dixon will edit both series, which are due in stores this year. No further details about either book were disclosed.

AUTOGRAPHED DD POSTER BENEFITS COMIC MUSEUM

Fans of the hit superhero movie "Daredevil" will have a chance to take home a poster autographed by the film's stars and help out the New York City Comic Book Museum at the same time.

The poster, autographed by Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Michael Clarke Duncan and Collin Farrell, as well as director Mark Steven Johnson and executive producer Avi Arad, is currently up for auction. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the New York City Comic Book Museum.

"The recent success of 'Daredevil' in the movies is another example of the lasting power and influence of the comic book art form," said David Jay Gabriel, Executive Director and Founder of the New York City Comic Book Museum. "We are pleased that Marvel Entertainment's Avi Arad and Kevin Feige donated this exclusive autographed poster to our organization. The donation of this one-of-a-kind print to benefit the museum is yet another example of how the comic book industry supports our mission."

The auction closes Friday, March 14. Click here to place a bid and help out.

The NYCCBM web site currently features an online exhibit tracing the development of "Daredevil" as he appeared in Marvel Comics from his debut in 1964 to the present day. The mini-exhibit also features links to a few of the top web sites about Daredevil, as well as links to sites that are related to the character.

 
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