Kelly Sue DeConnick is one of my favorite creators in the industry right now. Her work on “Captain Marvel” and “Ghost” is top notch, and she’s got a great Twitter. Although she’s been busy with her superhero work at Marvel, DeConnick is pairing up with Emma Ríos for a new supernatural western series at Image. “Pretty Deadly” sees Death’s daughter as she rides through a barren spaghetti-western inspired landscape on a quest for vengeance. To make things better, it’s influenced by classic Japanese cinema. I’m already in love with this series. READ MORE
Edson Oda uploaded his Malaria short to vimeo recently, and it tells the tale of a hired gun who is asked to kill Death. The short utilizes sequential art techniques in a fresh way along with origami, time lapse, and some real burning flames. Oda initially planned to submit the project to Django Unchained Emerging Artist contest. But was unable to do so due a lack of crew. This is some really amazing work, you can check it below. READ MORE
Chan-wook Park (Oldboy; pictured above) recently wrapped up Stoker for Fox Searchlight and now he turns his attention to, the much more violent, The Brigands Of Rattleborge. I read this script about 5 or 6 years back (back when Mel Gibson was considered a viable name to direct) and it’s pretty hardcore! Park will be right at home!
Per Variety, “South Korean helmer Chan-wook Park (“Oldboy”) is in talks to direct Craig Zahler‘s Black List western ‘The Brigands of Rattleborge,’ which Red Granite Pictures has come on to fully finance and co-produce with Mythology Entertainment. Red Granite toppers Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland will produce with Mythology’s Bradley Fischer (“Shutter Island”). The other Mythology principals are Laeta Kalogridis and James Vanderbilt, who will likely be involved in a producing capacity, though their exact credits, along with those of Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer and Zahler, are still being worked out.”
The film is an “ultra-violent thriller that follows a sheriff and a doctor who seek revenge against a group of bandits who use the cover of a torrential thunderstorm to rob and terrorize the occupants of a small town.”
Starting its limited release on November 7, Patrick Hughes’ Red Hill tells the story of Officer Shane Cooper, and the worst first day on a job EVER. According to Blu-Ray.com, Sony announced the Blu-Ray/DVD release of the Aussie thriller, with a street date of January 25, 2011. No specs were given, but expect those to roll out before the new year. Check out our review and interview with star Ryan Kwanten in the meantime, and keep your eyes locked here for more updates as they come in.
If you ever watched the tv show Deadwood and wanted zombies in with all the terrible vice-filled people, well here is your title. Moonstone comics is releasing Rotten this May written by Mark Rahner andRobert Horton with art by Dan Dougherty. Can the zombies tame the wild west? Story after the break…