The Boys, The Avengers, Predators: March 3rd Comic Reel

Wed, March 3rd, 2010 at 7:58am PST | Updated: March 3rd, 2010 at 8:08am

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

THE BOYS

Sam Bayer, director of the "Nightmare on Elm Street" remake tells Bloody Disgusting the following when asked about upcoming projects: "There's one comic book I really dig that I want to go after that's bad-ass. I'd like to get it, it's called 'The Boys.' It's about a group of mercenaries and they're job is to kick the shit out of superheroes who get out of line. It doesn't get any better than that. In the world of 'The Boys,' superheroes are scumbags. My youngest brother is a comic book historian and he introduced me to a lot of graphic novels like 'The Dark Knight.' There are some great books I don't think people have tapped into yet." Oddly enough, before that interview was posted, MTV News posted a quick talk with "Boys" artist Darick Robertson in which he mentioned, "I feel very confident -- especially when we discussed the screenplay -- that it's faithful and they really are happy with it. They wanted it to be faithful and the writers seem to have delivered." There was no mention of Sam Bayer, though. It's just interesting to see the project get some press in a fashion that almost looks coordinated.

Release date: TBA

THE AVENGERS

Marvel's Joe Quesada posted the following to his Twitter page yesterday: "Definition of 'goose bumps.' Pressing enter and watching a screenplay entitled 'AVENGERS' come out of my printer." I suppose this means the first draft is in, but I wonder how it reads with Captain America still lacking a voice?

Release date: May 4th, 2012

PREDATORS

Heat Vision reports a special preview of the film will screen next week at SXSW in Austin. "Austin is my home and I'm proud that 'Predators' was conceived and filmed here," said producer Robert Rodriguez.

Starring Lawerence Fishburne, relase date July 9th, 2010

TRON LEGACY

Today's "Tron Legacy" Facebook countdown image features Sam Flynn in reflection:

Starring Jeff Bridges, release date: December 17th, 2010

HUMAN TARGET

Target419 has made a number of images from the upcoming episode, "Baptiste."

Airs: Wednesdays

SMALLVILLE

Kryptonsite reports the show is on repeats for the month of March with no repeat on the 19th.

New episode: Friday

SLOW NEWS DAY

Yeah, the newscycle was oddly slow this morning. Of course, that happens from time to time. The momentum overall seemed to slow during the Olympics and February is odd month for movies anyway, so perhaps now we'll see the pace pick up. I mean, of course we will. The summer movie season is lurking in the distance, kind of like that storm at the end of "Terminator." Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet discover something awesome, disheartening, just plain weird this weekend, let us know! Take credit, come up with a clever nickname, or go anonymous. The choice is yours. Fresh rumors and movie news every weekday morning. I am Erik Amaya bracing for the future threat of thunder.

TAGS:  the boys, the avengers, predators, tron legacy, human target

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