Cinematical reports that Max Allan Collins – co creator of the graphic novel Road to Perdition which was turned into a movie by director Sam Mendes – will write and direct two sequel movies. ""Road to Purgatory will follow the character of Michael Sullivan, Jr., the son of Tom Hanks' character in the original film, who returns from World War II with a new determination to avenge his murdered father. His quest ultimately leads him to Frank Nitti, whom he is urged to kill on the orders of Al Capone. The second sequel will follow Sullivan's continued plight."
A Warehouse Full of SF TV Scribes
The Sci Fi Channel has announced a list of producers and writers for its new SF series Warehouse 13, about two secret agents transferred to the near-mythical military storage facility for artefacts of alien and supernatural origin. The team includes executive producers Jack Kenny (Book of Daniel) and David Simkins (Blade, The Dresden Files); supervising producer Drew Greenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), co-producers Matt Federman and Steven Scaia (Jericho) and staff writers Bob Goodman (Batman Beyond, The New Batman/Superman Adventures), Tamara Becher (Crash) and Ben Raab and Deric Hughes (The Operator, Afterworld). According to Sci Fi Wire the network has ordered a 13-episode run, to premiere in July 2009.
It’s a Wonderful Afterlife
Prize for the best title we’ve heard for a while goes to Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha’s next movie, It’s a Wonderful Afterlife. According to Variety Chadha describes it as a combination of My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Shaun of the Dead, which sound wonderfully bizarre. The story concerns a British-Asian mother whose obsession to marry off her daughter comically leads to serial murder. “It's a comic caper very much in the tradition of classic Ealing comedies," says Chadha. "It's a return for me to the characters and setting of Bend It Like Beckham but in a different genre, namely horror, although I would say that the gore will be easy on the eye."
Paramount has acquired the rights to upcoming graphic novel, Battling Boy, he son of a god or superhero who comes down from the top of a mountain at his father's behest in order to rid a giant city of monsters. Variety reports that Brad Pitt’s production company will produce the movie. The graphic novel, by Paul (Batman: Year 100) Pope, comes out in 2010. And if you think seem like a long time away, that’s nothing – Pope started drawing the graphic novel back in 2006!