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In this week’s top stories its a little but drunk love, a little bit anime and of course more comic book news. First off, I am sold on Kevin Costner as Pa’ Kent while a live action Star Blazers makes me giggle like a a school boy. A midst all that DJ Caruso is the man to take on Preacher, the dark comic from Garth Ennis. All this and more in this week’s The Buzz, top stories.
A new photo has arrived from the new comedy sequel The Hangover Part II, which opens in theaters nationwide on May 26. The first trailer for the film will premiere on Friday, attached to prints of the Jason Sudeckis/Owen Wilson comedy, Hall Pass. In the follow-up to the record-breaking hit comedy The Hangover, Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and [ >> ]
Longtime Harry Potter writer, Steve Kloves, best known for adapting seven of the eight Harry Potter feature films, is being brought in to polish up the latest draft of Akira. This is a planned live-action remake of Katsuhiro Ôtomo’s popular Japanese manga epic, which will be directed by Albert Hughes. The film will still be set in post-apocalyptic Japan, and will [ >> ]
Update – Latino Review Reports that the key role could in fact be Jonathan Kent. Let’s hope! Deadline is reporting that through their sources, there is a “heightened interest” in Kevin Costner for a role in the upcoming reboot of Superman that is being directed by Zack Snyder, already starring Henry Cavill as the lead, Clark Kent/Superman. The site reports that it [ >> ]
Vertigo comcs’ Preacher has been a long gestating project throughout Hollywood over the past years ranging from a HBO series to Sam Mendes’ wanting to helm the property two years ago. Updating on his Twitter account (via FS.Net), director D.J. Caruso confirmed that he just closed his deal to direct the comic book adaptation. Mendes’ commitment to the property has been in question over [ >> ]
Christopher McQuarrie To Pen Live Action Star Blazers, Check Out Japanese Live Action Version Trailer & Clip
In case you didn’t know, Hollywood scribe Christopher McQuarrie has been hired to pen a live-action adaptation of Star Blazers, the 70s anime series surrounding the crew of a Space Batttleship Yomato. Deadline reports the writer will pen the script for an adaptation of Star Blazers for David Ellison’s Skydance Productions. The series is actually an adaptation of the Japanese anime [ >> ]
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TV Top Stories
Get ready to watch back episodes of Star Trek, Twin Peaks and other classic programs from CBS’ Library, instantly on Netflix. Deadline reports that CBS Corp. and Netflix just announced a two-year, non-exclusive licensing agreement that will allow CBS series to be streamed via Nexflix. Included in the deal are dramas Medium, Flashpoint, the original Hawaii Five-O, the different incarnations [ >> ]
The instant failure of Fox’s Lone Star hasn’t hurt the career of its star, James Wolk, who we have been waiting to take another TV role that we can see him in. Vulture has now learned that he has is in a new TV project, signing on to Georgetown, the political series being produced by Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz [ >> ]
Variety is breaking a report that CBS has decided not to resume production on “Two and a Half Men” for the rest of this season following the lengthy drunken tirade from star Charlie Sheen that have included most recently hateful remarks to series’ creator, Chuck Lorre. “Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen’s statements, conduct and condition, CBS and Warner Bros. [ >> ]