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Absolutely blown away and drooling in anticpation at this gorgeous trailer for the live-action version of Japanese manga smash-hit Attack on Titan. Launched in 2009, AoT now towers at 17 volumes and spawned a highly successful anime adaptation. A bonkers storyline; set in a world where humanity lives inside cities surrounded by enormous walls as a defense against the Titans, gigantic humanoid creatures that eat humans seemingly without reason, AoT never holds back on the gore and has no problem killing off main characters in gruesome ways.
The first live-action film, titled simply “Attack on Titan,” opened Aug. 1 as the top film in the Japanese box office, earning about $4.8 million. The second film “Attack on Titan: End of the World”, opens Sept. 19 in Japan. I can highly recommend the anime series if you like your cartoon drama but this live action version…phew. Just check out the trailer for yourself.
Attack on Titan has revitalized manga publishing both in Japan and the US. The English-language edition of Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan manga has 2.5 million copies in circulation. The English version has 15 volumes in print, whereas the original Japanese version’s first 15 volumes had 44 million copies as of April. As of July 18, the manga’s first volume has spent 107 weeks on the New York Times manga bestseller list.
Marvel’s Ghost Rider gets his second movie due for release February 2012. Once again Nicholas Cage is the demon stunt rider with the flaming skull. Check out the trailer below or visit the official site here www.thespiritofvengeance.com
Yet another big screen adaption of a popular comic book hits the cinemas this week. Cowboys & Aliens is a 2006 graphic novel created by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg and written by Fred Van Lente and Andrew Foley, with Luciano Lima and Dennis Calero in the art department.
I gotta say, what an absolutely fantastic name and concept. Shame about the tag line on the poster above, terrible.
On paper the signs look promising. It has a great cast including Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Sam Rockwell. Iron Man director Jon Favreau has the helm, Ron Howard is producer, and comic creator Rosenberg onboard for input. Have you seen this film? Let us know your thoughts.
If you’re a fan of horror comic movie adaptions then DYLAN DOG: Dead of Night should be right up your alley. Based on the hugely popular comic series that began back in 1986, this movie adaption stars Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) as Dylan Dog, a ‘Nightmare Investigator’ and paranormal policeman.
The comic series was written by Tiziano Sclavi and drawn by Claudio Villa and is widely reconginsed as the most popular comic book in Italian history as well as selling countless copies around the world.
It is, of course, a remake of the 1941 original starring Lon Chaney Junior. Here’s the plot from imdb…
Lawrence Talbot, a haunted nobleman, is lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father, Talbot sets out to find his brother… and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself. Talbot’s childhood ended the night his mother died. After he left the sleepy Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor, he spent decades recovering and trying to forget. But when his brother’s fiancée, Gwen Conliffe, tracks him down to help find her missing love, Talbot returns home to join the search. He learns that something with brute strength and insatiable bloodlust has been killing the villagers, and that a suspicious Scotland Yard inspector named Aberline has come to investigate.
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