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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 11.01.08] post apocalyptic movie news scifi horror

Since it's been a while since we slapped a Multiple Personality Disorder Report on the site I'll just remind everyone that these reports are our way of quickly running through some news from the past week that, while cool, just wasn't quite worthy of a full spread of valuable QE real estate. Things have been pretty crazy around here these days, what with so many cool movies and books coming into the office everyday, but we'll be trying to post these weekly reports a bit more often. Now let's get to it.

One of the biggest bits of news was probably that Martyrs director Pascal Laugier is in the final stages of signing on to direct the remake of Clive Barker's 80s classic Hellraiser. To The Hollywood Reporter Laugier said; "This is a dream project for me," Laugier said. "I know Clive Barker's work very well, and I would never betray what he has done. Fans are expecting a definitive 'Hellraiser,' and I don't want to take that away from them."

In awesome post-apocalyptic anime news this week, Appleseed movie director Shinji Aramaki and Turn A Gundam screenwriter Ai ÅŒta are working on a "hard sifi" TV show called Viper's Creed. [via. Anime News Network]

A pretty complete sounding version of Gerard Butler's upcoming scif actioner Game has been seen recently and the verdict is sounding good for fans of wild cyberpunk mayhem. You can find early opinions here, here, here.

In graphic comic to screen news, American Reaper, a yet unreleased graphic novel by Pat Mills and Clint Langley has been bought by Trudie Styler's Xingu Films. Mills and Langley have been frequent collaborators, having worked together on the graphic novels "Slaine" and "Judge Dredd." [via. Mania]

Variety reported that Warner Brothers nabbed the rights to Ninja Scroll this week. The live action film will be produced by Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way. Let's hope it doesn't become another Dragon Ball debacle.

We also learned that Universal has picked up the rights to Skyscraper, a Towering Inferno-style disaster movie. "The movie will revolve around a Donald Trump-style property developer who tries to build a mile-high skyscraper in Chicago. But, when things start to go wrong and the tower starts to falter, a rescue crew must swing into action to prevent the city from falling into mayhem". [via. Empire]

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Cyberhal (13 years ago) Reply

If Reaper the graphic novel is as good as either Slaine or Dredd, it'll be amazing, art and story wise. Both those series originate in the Brit comic 2000 AD, which is still the best weekly comic out.


rek (13 years ago) Reply

I thought Game was being torn apart because of incoherent quick-cut fight scenes and under-utilizing the actors.

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