Comics2Film Wrap for March 28th, 2003

Fri, March 28th, 2003 at 12:00am PST

TV Film
Rob Worley, Columnist


Jamie Kennedy will follow in the footsteps of Jim Carrey and become the big,

green head when he dons "The Mask" according to The

Hollywood Reporter.

"Son of the Mask" will be New Line Cinema's sequel to the hit comic

book adaptation which starred Jim Carrey, newcomer Cameron Diaz, a spunky jack

russell terrier and a whole lot of cool CGI special effects.

The new movie will not attempt to link to Carrey's Stanley Ipkiss character.

Instead, it will focus on a

cartoonist who is not ready for fatherhood but finds himself raising a baby

endowed with the powers of the mask of Loki.

Kennedy currently hosts The WB Network's hidden-camera show "JKX: The

Jamie Kennedy Experiment." He was also a fan favorite character in

the "Scream" movie trilogy, so much so that his character appeared in

the third installment even after he was killed off in the second.

"Son of the Mask" was written by Lance Khazei and rewritten by Rob McKittrick and the team of Tom

Gammill and Max Pross.


The movie version of Harvey Pekar's "American Splendor" is gearing

up to be this year's "Ghost World." The movie a blend of documentary

footage and drama, took the Grand Jury Prize for best drama at this year's

Sundance Film Festival.

The movie, produced by HBO films subsequently was picked up for a theatrical

release by Fine Line pictures. Fine Line has now released a set of publicity

photos which, C2F/CBR News presents here for your clicking enjoyment.

At this point Fine Line has not announced a release date for "American Splendor."

Paul Giamatti as Harvey Pekar

Photo Credit: John Clifford

Hope Davis as Joyce Brabner

Photo Credit: John Clifford

Davis and Giamatti

Photo Credit: John Clifford

Giamatti and Davis

Photo Credit: John Clifford

Paul Giamatti

Photo Credit: John Clifford

(left to right) Shari Berman Springer and Robert Pulcini, directors of "American Splendor"

Photo Credit: Patrick Haley

Harvey Pekar

Photo Credit: John Clifford

Joyce Brabner and

Harvey Pekar

Photo Credit: John Clifford


"The Hulk" will make an early bow at The American Museum of the Moving Image

according to today's Variety.

The movie will be presented as part of a retrospective of the work of director

Ang Lee.

Members of AMMI will get to sit down with jade jaws on June 19, a day before

the movie's general release.

Lee and screenwriter

James Schamus will participate in a Q & A session June 7 in the museum's Pinewood Dialogue



Fans of comic book TV shows are reminded to tune in to VH1's "Where are They Now?: Heroes and Villains."

The show airs tonight at 10:00pm and puts the spotlight on actors and

actresses who have donned the tights in such TV fare as "Batman,"

"The Incredible Hulk", "Shazam" and more. Check out our

previous report for more information about the show.

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