Moore Files Lawsuit Against Kirkman Over THE WALKING DEAD

More files lawsuit Against KirkmanBy Albert Ching, Source: Newsrama.com

Tony Moore is suing Robert Kirkman over compensation from The Walking Dead, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The article states that Moore is claiming to be owed as much as half of the proceeds related to the series, which has been adapted as a popular AMC live-action series. Moore is alleging that he was, as The Hollywood Reporter puts it, “duped” into signing over his interest in The Walking Dead to Kirkman, that he’s received “very little compensation” and hasn’t been able to access profit statements related to the franchise.

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Lost and Supernatural creators draft Favreau for their Revolution

Jon Favreau to join the RevolutionBy Marc Bernardin, Source: Blastr.com

J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke’s it’s-the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it sci-fi series Revolution is picking up steam: They’ve just nabbed Cowboys and Aliens’ Jon Favreau to direct the pilot, the first drama pilot he’s ever shot.

As a reminder, here’s what Revolution’s all about:

In this epic adventure thriller, a family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology—computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights—has mysteriously blacked out … forever.

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DC Comics to pick up EXACTLY where Smallville TV series left off

Smallville to continue.. WHY??!?!?By Marc Bernardin, Source: Blastr.com

Last year, we heard that Smallville’s story editor Bryan Q. Miller was going to continue the story of Tom Welling’s Clark Kent and his assorted cohorts from the WB series in a series of novels. Turns out DC’s plan is a little flashier and a lot more frequent.

DC will be launching Smallville Season 11 as a digital-first comic, to be written by Miller and released weekly starting on April 13, 2012; they’ll be collected into print on a monthly basis (with an episode guide as a bonus). Continue reading

Look who Peter Jackson just cast as The Hobbit’s ‘toughest’ dwarf

Billy Connolly enters the world of middle earthBy Trent Moore, Source: Blastr.com

Middle-earth is getting even more crowded. With the first of two films based on the J.R.R. Tolkien novel The Hobbit set to open this December, director Peter Jackson has cast the actor who will portray one of the toughest dwarfs in the gang.

Billy Connolly (The Last Samurai, Boondock Saints) will star as Dain Ironfoot, a great dwarf warrior, according to Variety.
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