Heroes, Virulents, Stardust: August 7th Comic Reel Wrap

Tue, August 7th, 2007 at 12:00am PDT

TV/Film
Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

HEROES

New season, new threats, or so creator Tim Kring implies in quotes at Sci Fi Wire. "There's a couple new villains," Kring said. "We're doing 11 episodes in a row that start on Sept. 24. And somewhere in that run of episodes we're going to introduce a very scary villain. At the end of last season we gave in the season finale a premonition of someone who is a very scary villain out there, who has invaded the dreams and nightmares of this character on our show named Molly Walker, who can locate people just by thinking about them. [We] teased the idea that there was another villain out there. And the audience can expect to see him somewhere in the first run of episodes."

VIRULENTS

Variety is reporting that New Regency has optioned the Virgin Comics title and set John Moore to direct the adaptation. The film will be distributed by 20th Century Fox. The story, to be adapted by John Cox, revolves around a ragtag group of soldiers who search for a lost patrol in Afghanistan. The soldiers, some from an American military unit, some from an Indian military unit, stumble into a nest of vampire zombies.

STARDUST

Neil Gaiman tells all in a video interview with CBR News.

INCREDIBLE HULK

The Toronto version of Craigslist has an interesting ad: "The following is a bona fide posting and has been authorized by the background casting for both films. Splash Promotional Staff is an established background agency and we work with the top background casting directors in the city. We provide opportunities for Talent to work on the biggest major motion pictures as well as tv shows filmed here in Toronto ... We are currently offering free registration to people who meet the criteria below for the following Feature Films. Those selected to register with our agency will be promoted to background casting for a chance to work as 'EXTRAS' in the following Feature Films. 'The Incredible Hulk' MAJOR MOTION PICTURE. ATHLETIC MALES (Military roles), Between 18-30 years, Must be 5'10 and taller, Size 42 jacket or larger. Must have short hair or be willing to have a military cut by the production. FEMALES (Military Roles), Between 18-30 years, Must be between 5'7 and 5'10, Must have hair without noticeable highlights or multiple layers."

WATCHMEN

Couldn't see Zack Snyder's panel in San Diego? No problem -- it's on Comics2Film.

I HAVE TO TAKE THIS CALL

We can't do this without you. The rumors, the scoops, the set photos -- they're all fueled by passionate fans emailing in the goods. The ones who ask, "What do you mean your sister's dating somebody who works for Miles Millar?" The ones who know the code names of movie projects and scour city permit filings for them. The devoted, the involved. Fans, just like you. Whatever you know, we wanna know, and whether you want your name shouted to the web's rafters or kept closer than a classified report, we've got you covered like a comforter. Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, this is your humble scribe Hannibal Tabu saying thank you for your time and indulgence, and "enough talk -- let's go make with the 'biff' and the 'pow' already."

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