The Fangirly Diary of a Geek Girl: This is HelaWeen!
Welp, Alan Moore ain’t going to be happy about another of his comicbooks getting a TV adaptation. But rumor has it that V For Vendetta TV series could be in the works at UK’s Channel 4!
We are getting a Professor Layton anime series! OK, first thing first, I never played Professor Layton, but I had a friends who were fans and thus I learned enough to make me get into the fandom (and I watched the movie and read the manga). So yes, the idea of an anime makes me giddy. The anime is set to debut in 2018 for a 26 episode run. What’s it about? Well, it’s a series of puzzle games that follow Professor Hershel Layton and his helper Luke Triton as they solve crimes. Layton is like a nice Sherlock.
I remember covering the independent comicbook Raising Dion in this column ages ago, and so the news that Netflix gave it a 10-episode series order and that Michael B. Jordan will be both an executive producer and appear as Dion’s dead father gives me all the joy! I do hope they are at least partially inspired by the short film they did to promote the comicbook, because it was also seriously cute and fantastic. Here’s what director Dennis Liu had to say:
I started this project many years ago because I wanted to see more diverse representation on film and television and I’m excited to partner with Netflix, who I know shares that commitment. More than ever, we need more stories told from different points of view and my hope with Raising Dion is to create a cinematic experience for all families that will lift your spirits and make you laugh and cry.
Comicbook artist Terry Moore created a lovely Professor Marston and the Wonder Women poster totally inspired by Wonder Woman‘s old-school comicbooks. The reason? Well, director Angela Robinson and Moore are familiar with each other, considering she will be in charge of adapting Moore’s Strangers in Paradise to the big-screen.
LOL, Thor: Ragnarok‘s marketing campaign has been weird and amazing! And lo and behold, a Korean poster for the movie was totally based on Kim Hong-do’s traditional, Korean painting called Sangbak.
While we waited for the Pacific Rim: Uprising debut at NYCC, we got some stills and footage of the new Jaegers (Gipsy Avenger, Saber Athena, Guardian Bravo and Bracer Phoenix) in action. Also, hey human pilots Jake Pentecost (John Boyega) and Lambert (Scott Eastwood)! Boyega also revealed a little bit more about his character:
Jake is the prodigal son. He is a young guy who was on the cusp of greatness in his early days when he was training to be a Jaeger pilot, but he always had a troubled relationship with Stacker. I’m the son he didn’t really talk about in the first film… the product of Stacker’s first love.