Archive for the ‘film’ Category

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Summit Entertainment Rakes Up THE LEAVES

July 29, 2008

Virgin Comics’ new one-shot, The Leaves, has been raked up and bagged for a feature film adaptation by Summit Entertainment. The supernatural action-thriller tells the story of Max Mellick, a NY surgeon who, at a friend’s funeral in India, is told by a seer that he will bring about the end of the world. In a desperate search for answers, Max goes on the run; but can he, let alone any man, outrun fate? You’ll have to read to find out!

The Leaves was written by Kevin J. Walsh, who will also pen the screenplay. Virgin Comics’ CEO Sharad Devarajan and Creative Director Gotham Chopra will produce. Look for this exciting thriller soon on our Virgin Comics Store.

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John Woo’s Red Cliff

February 13, 2008

John Woo, creator of Seven Brothers, is on to post-production of his upcoming film Red Cliff. Check out the trailer for this two-episode Chinese epic film based on the Battle of Red Cliffs and events during the Three Kingdoms period in Ancient China. The first episode is expected to be released towards the end of 2008.

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Shekhar Kapur’s Elizabeth: The Golden Age

October 9, 2007

Check out Virgin Comics Chief Visionary, Shekar Kapur’s directorial masterpiece “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” starring Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush & Clive Owen

In theaters this Friday October 12, 2007

http://www.elizabeththegoldenage.net/site.html

http://www.apple.com/trailers/universal/elizabeththegoldenage/

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Guy Ritchie to direct “Gamekeeper”; Joel Silver to produce for Warner Bros.

July 31, 2007

We are excited to announce that Guy Ritchie’s GAMEKEEPER will go into adaption for film under Warner Brothers & Joel Silver: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117969172.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

Guy Ritchie plans to direct a film version of his Virgin Comics series “The Gamekeeper” at Warner Bros., with Joel Silver set to produce. Deal marks the first original Virgin Comics property to move into development as a feature.

Project revolves around the reclusive caretaker of a Scottish estate with infinite knowledge of the behaviors of all animal species. When the alleged killer of his son surfaces, the caretaker finds that Europe’s urban jungle is not so unlike that of the natural landscape to which he’s accustomed.

Concept for the comic was created by Ritchie, but Andy Diggle handles the writing duties.

“After reading Guy’s comics, we knew instantly that the action-packed story and complex characters would resonate with film audiences,” said Warner Bros. production prexy Jeff Robinov.

“Gamekeeper” is part of Virgin’s Director’s Cut comic line, which also includes original titles from John Woo, Terry Gilliam, Shekhar Kapur, Jonathan Mostow, Ed Burns and Nicolas Cage.

Joel Silver will produce with Silver Pictures’ Susan Downey, and Sharad Devarajan and Gotham Chopra of Virgin Comics are executive producing.

Navid McIlhargey is executive producing the project for Silver Pictures, and Ollie Madden, out of WB’s London office, will oversee the project for the studio, along with executive Kevin McCormick.

Ritchie is directing “RocknRolla,” for which he also wrote the screenplay, for Silver’s Dark Castle Entertainment. Pic will be distribbed by Warner Bros.

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Pulp Secret Video Blog on Virgin Comics

June 11, 2007

http://www.pulpsecret.com/episode/PSR_20070611