V For Vendetta, The Nightmarist, X-Men 3, Ultra: March 8th Comic Reel Wrap

Wed, March 8th, 2006 at 12:00am PST

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Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

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V FOR VENDETTA

The day looms ever closer, and the news just keeps coming. You can check out clips from the soundtrack at the official site, and see six clips from the film at Yahoo! Movies.

Time magazine has a feature on the film, which gets all philosophical.

THE NIGHTMARIST

ICv2 is reporting that the Duncan Rouleau graphic novel, which arrives in comic book stores this week, has not only been optioned by Paramount but has already had a first draft of the script completed.

X-MEN 3

Speaking of films that are sneaking up on us, there's a lot of links from this Marvel property as well. The headline at IGN says it all -- Magneto At His Most Insane -- in an article centering on Erik taking on the Golden Gate Bridge (and the effects challenges involved).

Also on the side of the bad guys, actor Aaron Stanford is back as Pyro, and he talked to both the Calgary Sun (saying almost nothing) and Sci Fi Wire, where he talks about Pyro's importance to Magneto's plans.

Meanwhile, the XVerse has a (seriously) frame-by-frame breakdown of Monday night's trailer, complete with dialogue snippets.

ULTRA

According to Sneak Peek, "The TV pilot for CBS' 'Ultra' has now been booked into Toronto Film Studios, 629 Eastern Avenue in Toronto. Canadian actress Helen Shaver directs a cast headed by Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage ... Shooting will run March 22 to April 10."

SMALLVILLE

There's new spoilers both at TV Guide (between bits on "Grey's Anatomy" and "Gilmore Girls") and over at Kryptonsite revealing details about the March 30th episode "Hypnotic."

HEROES

Comingsoon.net notes that Adrian Pasdar ("Desperate Housewives," "Profit") and Noah Gray-Cabey (ABC's "My Wife and Kids") have joined the cast for the NBC pilot.

NEIL GAIMAN-O-RAMA

The "Sandman" savant is joining Roger Avery in adapting the Charles Burns graphic novel "Black Hole," a horror romance story that Alexandre Aja will direct for Paramount Pictures, or so says the Hollywood Reporter. He also spoke to The Guardian about the differences in process between working in comics to working in film. "Ink is cheaper than film," Gaiman said. "Film, especially big budget film, often needs to compromise in order to be liked by the biggest possible number of people around the world."

THE CASTING COUCH

Here's where you get in on the action. Did you see a link we didn't catch? Have you snuck into a closed movie set, and have inside data? Maybe your cousin is dating somebody who knows something, and they had to tell you? Whatever it is, we wanna know it all -- fire off an email and let us know whether you want your name used or your contributions to geekdom to go down anonymously. Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, this is novelist/karaoke host/all-around lunatic Hannibal Tabu saying thanks for your time and indulgence, you'll see fresh comics reviews here at CBR tomorrow and [tagline sent back to development hell until something hipper can be dreamed up].

 
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