MGM wants to bring Jonas Moore comic to TV
The comic, created by Howard Webster, blends photography, music, live-action footage and comics art to tell the story of Jonas Moore (portrayed by Colin Salmon), a video-game player in a future where the British Empire still reigns supreme and America is just one of thousands of virtual worlds.
Variety reports that Jonas Moore is part of MGM’s push to restart its television-production business.
• All of the hand-wringing about the future of Watchmen is probably unnecessary, according to entertainment attorneys: “Fox has no financial risk here in a movie that could produce revenues for it,” Dinah Perez says. “As such, I doubt that Fox is going to force Warner Bros. to shelve the movie. In all likelihood, a settlement will be reached whereby Warner Bros. gets to distribute the movie, and Fox gets a piece of the action.” [Underwire]
• Watchmen co-creator Dave Gibbons has seen a two-hour and 45-minute rough cut of the movie, which he says is “very sexy, very violent.” The addition of the Tales of the Black Freighter segments to the DVD will push the release past three hours. [Blockbuster Buzz]
• Iron Man director Jon Favreau is at work on the sequel — and on a political cause. [Hero Complex]
• The Lord of the Rings writing team is back together for The Hobbit and its sequel: Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens will collaborate with Peter Jackson and director Guillermo del Toro. [The Hollywood Reporter]
• Rumor mill: Is there turmoil on the set of X-Men Origins: Wolverine? [Splash Page]
• “After Watchmen, Hollywood Should Tackle These ‘Unfilmable’ Comics.” [SciFi Scanner]
• A timeline tracing the history of anime. [Variety]