Zoom's Academy, Hulk, LXG, Spidey 2 and Hellboy: Comics2Film wrap for June 17, 2003

Tue, June 17th, 2003 at 12:00am PDT

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Rob Worley, Columnist

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ZOOM'S ACADEMY FOR THE SUPER GIFTED

The

little-known comic "Zoom's Academy for the Super Gifted" is the latest

to get the big-screen treatment according to today's Variety.

Revolution Studios has picked up the film option on Jason Lethcoe's graphic

novel for Team Todd and Underground Films. Plans are to develop it as a

live-action feature.

Lethcoe's book, published in 2001 by Mike Kunkel's Astonish Comics is said to

be a "Harry Potter"-like take on superheroes in which a young girl is

enrolled at the titular academy where she trains to be a super powered

crime-fighter.

Lethcoe previously worked as an animator at Disney and Warner Bros. and now

works for Sony Pictures Animation. He is currently working as story editor on

Kunkel's animated feature "Herobear and the Kid," also based on an

Astonish Comics title.

Suzanne and Jennifer Todd ("Austin Powers") of Team Todd are

producing. Nick Osborne and Trevor Engelson are producing for Underground Films.

HULK

Here are the latest round of media clips from "The Hulk" for your

viewing enjoyment:

SubjectWindows Media
Interview - Eric BanaLowHigh
Interview - Josh LucasLowHigh
Interview - Avi AradLowHigh
TV Clip - "My Son Is Unique"LowHigh
TV Clip - "Mindless Hulk"LowHigh

LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN

IGN

FilmForce has unveiled the latest artwork from the upcoming "The League

of Extraordinary Gentlemen" movie. The new batch is a series of posters

spotlighting the individual members of the team.

The seven one-sheets call out the names of the literary characters that make

up the team roster, as well as the specialty of each.

Click over to FilmForce

for all seven full-size images.

SPIDER-MAN 2

Bruce Campbell will not

be playing The Lizard in "Spider-Man 2" as has been often rumored (but

rarely believed). Nor will he be revisiting his breakout role as "ring

announcer" from the original.

On his official

website the main man scoops his fans as to what role he'll actually be

playing in the sequel.

"I play the 'Snooty Usher,' another pivotal role

where I deny Tobey Maguire access to see Kirsten Dunst in her first big play,"

Campbell confides. "Sorry, no Lizard for me...I'm not a reptile guy."

Thanks

to Movie City Geek

for the lead.

HELLBOY

If fans were eager for a look at the

"Hellboy" movie before, that itch must be pretty close to scratched by

now. Yet another new bit of artwork from the currently filming adaptation has

surfaced at Ain't-it-cool-news.

The latest image features Hellboy, Abe and our first look at the pyrokinetic

Liz Sherman (played by Selma Blair). We're presenting a small thumbnail here,

but click over to Ain't-it-cool-news

for the big picture.

HULK TOY CONTEST!

Get ready to Hulk out!

The

good folks at Toy Biz and Comics2Film are teaming up to give you a chance to

bring jade-jaws home. Enter our giveaway and you can win one of three

"Hulk" action figures, based on the upcoming movie.

We're accepting entries from now until June 19 (the day before the big movie

opening). Just fill out the simple entry form on Comics2Film.com

for your chance to win!

PUNISHER CONTEST GETS EVEN BIGGER!

Artisan

Entertainment can't stop the punishment!

They've already provided ten posters for Comics2Film readers in our currently

in progress giveaway. Now the studio has ponied up five t-shirts promoting the

movie as well.

So we're expanding the drawing once again with a new prize structure: One

grand prize winner will get both a poster and a t-shirt. Nine individual winners

will get a poster. Four individual winners will get t-shirts.

If you've already entered, you don't need to do anything else.

If you haven't entered yet, we'll be taking names from now until June 22 (right around the time that the

official website official

website launches). Just fill out the simple entry form on Comics2Film.com

for your chance to win!

CALLING ALL FAN ARTISTS: G.I. JOE WANTS YOU

Comics2Film

has teamed up with Devil's

Due Publishing to give fan artists a chance to see their artwork in

print. We're looking for a few good pencil and ink

gurus to work up a faux cover for the "G.I. Joe" comic. The top three

entries will be published in the pages of upcoming Devil's Due comics.

We've

just launched the contest, so there's still plenty of time to enter. Click over

to the Comics2Film.com

website for complete details and official rules. Then draw that cover!

 
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