from the Comic Hero News staff
There’s a lot that happens in the world of superheroes everyday, and we at Comic Hero News don’t have the ability to write up a full story about everything, as much as we’d like to. So, we bring you Speeding Bullets – for all of those pieces of news that are fired our way that are worth noticing, but don’t merit a full story in their own right.
- Variety reports that producer Lionel Wigram (Sherlock Holmes) is looking to give Alexander Dumas’ The Three Musketeers the same kind of treatment that Guy Ritchie gave to Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective. The script is currently underway from Peter Straughn (The Men Who Stare At Goats). No director or cast are currently in place.
- Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead is moving closer to becoming a reality. Bloody Disgusting reports that the pilot episode for the show, which will air on AMC if picked up and is being directed by Frank Darbont, is set to begin filming in May.
- To accommodate the conversion to 3D, The Losers has had it’s release date moved from April 9th to June 2nd. The move is interesting for two reasons. First, it leaves the April 9 weekend almost entirely devoid of wide releases, but more significantly, it puts The Losers one week away from the opening weekend of the remake of The A-Team. The Vertigo comic of The Losers has often been compared to the classic 80′s tv-show, so it should be interesting to see how the two adaptations match up in the theatres.
- The Hollywood Reporter‘s Heat Vision Blog brings us word that another proto-superhero may be looking for the big screen treatment soon. Justin Haythe, who wrote the screenplay adaptation of Revolutionary Road, is in talks to pen a Lone Ranger script for Disney. Movement on a big-screen The Lone Ranger has stalled ever since Johnny Depp’s name was attached as playing Tonto over a year ago.
- C2E2 has announced a bunch of impressive new writer guests for their inaugural April 16-18, 2010 convention. The new batch of announced guests includes Peter David, Dan DiDio, Michael Easton, Seth Grahame-Smith, Paul Levitz, Greg Pak and Daniel Way.