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– Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment is forming a new company in partnership with Sony Pictures Television called Skybound Galactic. The new venture will develop Image Comics properties (not necessarily Skybound ones) for television. There are four currently announced series in development so far: “Nailbiter” is being adapted by Bates Motel‘s Scott Kosar, “Thief of Thieves” is being adapted by Evan Endicott and Josh Stoddard of Warrior, and Top Cow’s “Think Tank” and “The Darkness” are also in early stages. Top Cow also has a first-look deal as part of the new partnership.
– In other TV adaptation news, a live-action drama based on “Secret Six” has gotten a production commitment from CBS. The show is being adapted by Suits executive producer Rick Muirragui and Bill Lawrence’s (Scrubs) Doozer Productions. It’s unclear which iteration of the team or what members will be used. CBS previously teamed with WB and DC Comics for Supergirl, before the show moved to The CW.
– NBM Publishing has revealed their 2019 release schedule. The planned books include:
- “The Rolling Stones in Comics,” an anthology featuring 21 stories from various creators and biographical information.
- “The Year of Loving Dangerously,” “a tale about a homeless young man rejected by his parents and bedhopping his way around 1980s New York City,” by editorial cartoonist Ted Rall and illustrated by Pablo G. Callejo.
- “Love: A Discovery in Comics,” an examination of love by Margreet de Heer in an 8-inch square format.
- A collection of the first two volumes of Arther de Pins’s “Zombillenium.”
- And “Albert Einstein: The Poetry of Real,” a biographical story by Manuel Garcia Iglesias and Marwan Kahlil.
– Marvel has revealed three more members joining Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” reboot in a new teaser image. The picture depicts Moondragon, Gladiator, and Beta Ray Bill along with Cosmic Ghost Rider who was already revealed to be joining the team. There are still several characters yet to be revealed, and the series is expected to launch in January 2019.
– Daniel Warren Johnson is releasing a new original metal song for each issue of “Murder Falcon” (which debuted yesterday). “Zombie Trial,” “a 3 minute, 20 second nugget of face shredding,” is available now.
– Sony’s upcoming Kraven film will be using the classic Spider-Man story ‘Kraven’s Last Hunt’ as inspiration for the film according to screenwriter Richard Wenk. They’re still in the planning stages and don’t have anything written yet.
– TMZ is reporting that extras on the set of the new Joaquin Phoenix Joker film were stuck on a subway car for more than three hours, having to resort to relieving themselves on the tracks. They were filming a scene and were denied a break while locked in the car. SAG (The Screen Actors Guild) has been notified of the event.