HBO, Paramount Plot Shutter Island Series Ashecliffe With Martin Scorsese And Dennis Lehane

HBO and Paramount Television are making deals to turn the 2010 hit film Shutter Island into a TV series. Tentatively titled Ashecliffe, the plan is for the pilot to be directed by Martin Scorsese from a script by Dennis Lehane, who wrote the bestselling thriller novel that Scorsese and screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis turned into the hit film that Leonardo DiCaprio starred in.

Ashecliffe is the name of the isolated mental hospital where the movie took place, and the series begins before the events of the film. The focus is the past of hospital, and the secrets and misdeeds perpetrated by its founders who erected the hospital in the early 20th Century and developed the methods of treatment use for the mentally ill.

I’m loving the Super Mario themed body paint Melanie Doust is rocking out in these shots!

Photo: Lauren Payne
Lighting set up: Glen Young
Makeup & body paint: Lauren Payne, Dollvyn Van Luyn, Boom Jui

"Yo, if you’re cosplaying as Khal Drogo, you’re asking for it." If Geek Girls Acted Like Geek Guys 

I really love the Wonder Woman cover for this issue of Amazing World of DC Comics by Michael Nasser (aka Michael Netzer).

Hey, look…it’s a pink yoshi! (And if you look closely, you can almost make out a pink Mandy Morbid in the background.)

The most adorable stormtrooper of all time.

Remember when your parents complained about you wasting your money on those stupid funny books? Yeah, well…$3,207,852.00 later.

Liefeld Anatomy 101.

I’ve been thinking about the Spider-Woman#1 controversy for the past week & couldn’t find my words…until now.

The problem is the amount of people who can’t see that there’s a problem. It’s not her physique & it’s not the anatomy. It is, however, the use of a fuck me pose at a time when the industry is in dire needs of attracting a new audience & all eyes have been focused on the industry as a whole over the past couple of years for claims of sexism, not only through artistic representation but with the business itself.

It’s also a major blow when your company has been the perceived leader with not only female lead characters, but also with female creators. Tom Brevoort’s “you hire Manara, you know what you’re going to get” explanation even goes to show that he’s clueless to the cause of the outrage. He dances around the point. The point is don’t hire an artist who turns everything into erotica for a book that’s hoping to attract non-erotica readers. The problem is that someone looked at this and thought, “Yes. This guy. This is what we need on the cover of our mainstream comics.”

Now as this blog shows, I’m no prude. I love erotic art [presumably] as much as the next person, and think Milo Manara does beautiful work. But also I’m not necessarily trying to attract new readers to maintain & increase my business growth like Marvel. There’s a time and a place for everything, and the cover to a mainstream comic with a female lead clearly wasn’t it.

Pool Party Ziggs! This is what happens when Jessica Nigri combines her LOL love with a summertime cooldown.