Kevin Melrose

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Mark Forster To Direct Universal Pictures' "Cowboy Ninja Viking"

Tue, February 28th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

"Quantum of Solace" director Mark Forster has signed on to direct Universal Pictures' adaptation of Image Comics' "Cowboy Ninja Viking."

"The Walking Dead" Casts David Morrissey as The Governor

Fri, February 24th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

David Morrissey, best known to American audiences for his role in "The Doctor Who" episode "The Next Doctor," will play the ruthless Governor in the third season of AMC's "The Walking Dead."

First "Amazing Spider-Man" Clip Debuts

Sat, February 18th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Columbia Pictures has premiered the first clip from director Marc Webb's "Amazing Spider-Man," featuring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker attempting to get past the doorman at Gwen Stacy's building.

Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. Sues Dynamite Over John Carter, Tarzan

Fri, February 17th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The family-owned company that holds the existing rights to the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs has sued Dynamite Entertainment, accusing the publisher of trademark infringement and unfair competition.

"Arrow" Lands Katie Cassidy as Dinah "Laurel" Lance

Wed, February 15th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

"Supernatural" alum Katie Cassidy has been cast as as the female lead Dinah "Laurel" Lance in "Arrow," The CW drama pilot based on DC Comics' Green Arrow.

Jonathan Liebesman In Talks to Direct "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Film

Wed, February 15th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

"Wrath of the Titans" director Jonathan Liebesman is in final negotiations to helm the Michael Bay-produced "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" big-screen reboot for Paramount Pictures.

Robert Kirkman Calls "Walking Dead" Lawsuit "Ridiculous"

Sat, February 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Kirkman calls the lawsuit filed against him by former "Walking Dead" collaborator Tony Moore "ridiculous," and insists the artist is being properly paid for his contributions to the series.

Columbia Drops "The Boys" Movie

Sat, February 11th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Columbia Pictures has abandoned development of "The Boys," an adaptation of the superhero satire comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, and put the project into turnaround.

David Ramsey Joins "Arrow" Cast

Thu, February 9th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

"Dexter" alum David Ramsey has joined the growing cast of The CW's "Arrow," a pilot based loosely on DC Comics' fan-favorite Green Arrow. Ramsey will play John Diggle, a character created specifically for the pilot.

Columbia Debuts New "Amazing Spider-Man" Trailer

Tue, February 7th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Following yesterday's world-wide sneak peeks, Columbia Pictures has released a new full-length trailer for "The Amazing Spider-Man," director Marc Webb's reboot of the Spidey franchise set to hit theaters this summer.

The CW Finds Its Green Arrow

Tue, January 31st, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Stephen Amell, who played a prominent role on HBO's "Hung," has been cast as playboy turned vigilante Oliver Queen in The CW drama pilot "Arrow," based on DC Comics' Green Arrow.

Director Matthew Vaughn Returns for "X-Men: First Class" Sequel

Mon, January 30th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Director Matthew Vaughn has been confirmed as returning to helm the the sequel to his critically acclaimed box office hit "X-Men: First Class."

Goldwater Sues to Remove Silberkleit as Archie Co-CEO

Thu, January 19th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Archie co-CEO Jonathan Goldwater has sued to remove Nancy Sielberkleit as director and co-CEO, claiming the company is "in serious danger of failing and being liquidated" if she remains.

Warner Bros. Lines Up Writer, Director for "Bone" Adaptation

Wed, January 18th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Patrick Sean Smith, creator of ABC Family's "Greek," is set to pen the adaptation of Jeff Smith's acclaimed fantasy series "Bone," with "Peter Pan's" P.J. Hogan attached to direct.

The CW Orders Green Arrow Pilot

Wed, January 18th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

The CW has ordered a pilot for "Arrow," a retelling of DC Comics' Green Arrow from "Green Lantern" screenwriters Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim and "Fringe" alum Andrew Kreisberg.

The CW Negotiating Green Arrow Pilot

Fri, January 13th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

With "Smallville" no longer on the air, The CW has set its sights on another DC Comics property with "Arrow," a superhero drama loosely based on Green Arrow.

"Game of Thrones'" Alan Taylor to Direct "Thor 2"

Mon, December 26th, 2011 | Category: TV/Film

"Game of Thrones" director Alan Taylor will helm "Thor 2," replacing the outgoing Patty Jenkins, who left the Marvel Studios big-budget sequel in early December.

"The Avengers" Set for 3D Release

Thu, December 22nd, 2011 | Category: TV/Film

Disney has announced that Marvel Studio's 2012 summer blockbuster, the Joss Whedon-directed "The Avengers," will be released on May 4 in 2D and 3D.

"X-Men Origins: Wolverine" Uploader Sentenced to One Year in Prison

Tue, December 20th, 2011 | Category: TV/Film

The man charged with uploading an unfinished copy of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" a month before the movie's release has been sentenced to to one year in federal prison.

Longtime "Teen Titans" Artist Eduardo Barreto Has Died

Thu, December 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Eduardo Barreto, best known by fans for his work on DC Comics' "The New Teen Titans," has passed away at age 57. Updated 1:40 p.m. PT

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