Monday, April 23, 2012

CASSANDRA CLAIRE'S & HOLLY BLACK'S "THE IRON TRIAL" GETS A FILM ADAPTATION! KEVIN ZEGERS & LAURENCE FISHBURNE IN "THE COLONY" SF FILM! DC COMICS' "LOBO" GETTING HIS OWN FILM

You know  how your Spy loves apocalyptic stories set in some impossible surroundings. Beside THE SNOW PIERCER with Chris Evans, Jamie Bell and Octavia Spencer, it seems we are getting another such apocalyptic winter set project:  THE COLONY, currently being shot in Canada, with Kevin Zegers, Bill Paxton and Laurence Fishburne, is set beneath the icy surface, where survivors of Colony Seven struggle as food supplies dwindle and temperatures continue to drop. Plagued by illness and internal conflict, the colonists suspect the worst when they mysteriously lose contact with Colony Five - the only other known settlement. Sam, a strong-willed mechanic with a tragic past, joins a team headed up by Briggs on a dangerous expedition to find out what happened. After a hellish trek, they discover a threat much worse than imagined, and now Colony Seven must win a savage battle to preserve the last of humanity. The film is set for next year release.
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As you've probably noticed, Hollywood has taken teens as their target audience and thus we get either morbidly dark flicks for puberty boys or shallow Twilight flicks for girls. Yet, another movie adaptation in the long line of YA novel adaptations will be the one for THE IRON TRIAL. It is an interesting one, since the book hasn't even been released yet, it is scheduled for 2014, and it will be a five book saga
written together by two authors who already have their respective YA bestsellers - Holly Black (whose SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES have already been made into a film) and Cassandra Claire (whose THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS are awaiting their film version with Lily Collins). Here's the official plot of their new saga: In this exciting new series, twelve-year-old Callum Hunt has grown up knowing three rules
by heart. Never trust a magician. Never pass a test a magician gives you. And never let a magician take you to the Magisterium. Callum is about to break all the rules. And when he does, his life will change in ways he can't possibly imagine.

And here's a nice piece of news for all of you who love comic books and super heroes. "Movie Web" reported this weekend that Warner Bros. and DC Comics will collaborate on the movie adaptation of DC's popular comic hero LOBO. The character is an interstellar bounty hunter and mercenary who travels the galaxy looking for his next target. The character was created in 1980s but became even more popular in the 1990s, when he was resurrected as a renegade biker. Two years ago there were talks that Guy Richie might direct the adaptation but he left the project in order to shoot SHERLOCK HOLMES. The film will now be helmed by Brad Peyton, who had a big hit this spring with JOURNEY II: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND.

47 comments:

  1. Although I never heard of Kevin Zegers, I'm so glad you posted a picture of him Dez! Quite frankly, I'm so tired of these teen flicks...when will they just go away??

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    1. I'm praying every night for them to disappear, but in vain, sister :(

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    2. I'm praying, too, and I'm not even a religious guy. So go figure. The only teen flick I like is The Breakfast Club. Does that make me old?

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    3. it does, since me hasn't even heard of THE BREAKFAST CLUB :p

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    4. Very funny. The cat tells me you've got a special collector's edition, a collector's 2-disk edition, a reunion edition....

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  2. I enjoyed Claire's books - it will interesting to see what they do with the film.

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  3. Holly Black is one of my favorite authors - I'll be looking forward to the book series and the movie!

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    1. SPIDERWICKS CHRONICLES was quite a bad movie, hope this one will be better, once they finish the book off course.

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  4. I'm not familiar with any of the books, comics or movies mentioned here BUT I do like the Spiderwicks Chronicles movie poster. After reading your reply to Susan, however, I'm not so sure if I want to check it out.

    The only comic book that I've ever owned was probably an issue of X-Men. Needless to say, I'm pretty lost when it comes to comics.

    ~Nicole
    Blog: The Madlab Post
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    P.S.

    I keep forgetting that you're not in the U.S. -- it's still late Sunday afternoon where I am and I almost thought I lost my mind when I saw this post dated for Monday, lol.

    Hey, if you don't have a regular cinema theater, may I ask...how in the world do you (and everyone else in your area) are able to watch movies? It sounds like a great opportunity for one of your locals to open up a theater -- might be a cool startup business :)

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    1. SPIDEWICK was more of a book for kids, not so much one of these horrid YA books that are currently overly popular in USA spreading horrible ideas and role models to kids. I don't trust any of YA authors, they usually have no ethics nor morals when it comes to young readers. And they are the biggest danger in modern society since they teach kids some very wrong things.

      Yep, we are about 6 or 8 hours ahead of New York here :)

      There are cinemas in bigger cities, but the problem is in people not having money for tickets.

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  5. Blah the teen flicks need to die, between those and remakes that is all we seem to get. With the odd stupid sequel that is just trash as well. Stupid fades, hate them. Lobo I think I heard of before on some animated superhero show, that was about it. Shot in Canada in the snow huh? Geez adding to our we all live in igloos rep..haha

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    1. The survivors of the apocalypse are living mainly off your petrified poo. You've saved humanity with your shite and I hear there's a medal being made in your honor. It's shaped like a cat licking it's arse.

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    2. @Cat
      if you free us from teen flicks, Annzie and I will close truce with you and we shall even proclaim you a feline hero of the modern world :)
      You mean you don't live in an igloo? You live out in the snow with the polar bears? :)

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    3. @Annzie
      they do that with camel's poo in Sahara, who would've thought cat's poo would save the futuristic world? But I'm still not collecting it in Pringles cans like he does.

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    4. He has a whole herd of polar bears and he beats them darling. It's horrible what he does to them. I've got him on video making them dance while he laughs and points at them. He's so cruel.

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    5. LMAO oh the video of the dancing polar bears was good. I have that hidden away in my secret stash. And cat poo saves the day! I hope the medal gets sent my way.

      Hmmm maybe I could rid the world of YA flicks, but that would take blowing up Hollywood. You think they would think it was an earthquake?

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    6. @Annzie
      oh, lord, is that true? I must organize my team of polar seals to set a rescue mission of polar bears!

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    7. @Cat
      who cares, just do it, cat!

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    8. hahaha but it's not worth being branded most wanted. Although I suppose if a million dollars is given for my capture. I could capture myself, get the million, get a good lawyer and be off the hook with money to spare. Now there is a plan.

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    9. what million, cat? You ain't worth no million :) Maybe million cans of Pringles with a surprise in them, but not in dollars.

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    10. Well then I'll let you get rid of the YA novels and movies all on your own.

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  6. Not a huge fan of comics but Lobo should be pretty good

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  7. I don't know if my daughter is familiar with it as she read the Hunger Games book.

    Thanks for all the updates Dez ~

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  8. I haven't heard of any of these films. I feel so out of the loop!

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  9. I've a great lot of catching up to do after being off blogger for a couple days (my son came home to visit). The Colony doesn't seem to offer anything really new or creative and enough of the teen books being made into movies. It's bad enough that the teens like this, but there are adults who read these books and think they are literature. Very sad really.

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    1. missed you a lot, dahling, I knew you probably had some kind of emergency. Hope you had nice time with the junior! How is he doing these days? Tell him Dezzy said hi :)
      I think I will like Colony, since I adore snow set movies, even when they are bad. I'm just a snow person :)
      The last thing you said is absolute true, and a scary one. And listen what's even scarier: those adults that read YA books and think it's literature are usually mothers. That thing scares the crap out of me, sister. Imagine whole generations in USA being raised on superficial deeply dangerous YA books. They will all grow up to be superficial people who will think violence solves everything and who will think vampires and muscly guys are main romantic heroes.

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    2. It's too late Dez, it's already happened. I see these young girls of 11 or 12 years old dressing up like 21 year olds and looking for sex with just any boy that will stand still long enough. And they learned it from watching their mothers get dressed up to go out to a pub, pick up a man and bring him home. The mothers actually wear t-shirts that say "Team Jacob" or "Team Edward". The place is crawling with cougars. I need to go home!!

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    3. it breaks my heart, dahling. And imagine what kind of effect it will have on political public opinion of future generations. They will have superficial people who will enjoy their superficial books not caring about real problems that their country wrecks around the world. And having in mind how those YA books are filled with brutal and deeply stupid violence, the new generations will grow numb to the real one and will not really care when their country starts searching for a new Iraq, Vietnam, Serbia, Libya, Afganistan.....

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  10. Hmm. I love Lobo, but fear a film. There are rarely good comic book films about b-list heroes/anti-heroes.

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    1. it's true, Shaw, we haven't seen much of those.

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  11. Dez, did you notice that Lobo picture bearing a lot of resemblance with Kitharington to the right of it? Great casting, I know...

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    1. actually, that's the first thing I noticed when I posted the picture :) But I think Lobo looks more like me and my body :)))) /wishfulthinkingandadeepsigh/

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    2. Is that a fact? Well, prove it, Mr Wishful Thinking.

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    3. how can I prove it if it's wishful thinking?

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    4. I thought you could anything?

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  12. Happy Monday Dezzy!

    I want to know if they are finally going to move forward with the adaptation od Y:The Last Man comic.... would be a great TV Show

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    1. Happy new week, Scottie!
      I hear it will be a movie, but as far as I know the real preproduction hasn't yet started, only the rights have been sold.

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  13. Kevin Zegers is a tasty treat to wake up to this morning. ;) His movie sounds very exciting. And Lobo sounds very cool as well. Not sure about the YA flicks.

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    1. I agree with you on all three things, sister Melsy :)

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  14. Kevin, please... pull up your pants. lol

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    1. don't listen to him, Kevin, pull them down a bit more :)

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  15. I'm intrigued by THE COLONY I like the cast, especially Fishburne. Kevin Zegers is sooo gorgeous, he's quite mesmerizing in Jane Austen Book Club as the student wooing his French teacher, played by my fave Emily Blunt.

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