Neil Gaiman’s American Gods being developed as a Starz series

The struggle to get an adaptation of American Gods onto the small screen has been an annoying one for fans. Just a few weeks ago we received the news that HBO had decided to dump the project, leaving one of Neil Gaiman’s most beloved novels in limbo. Now, we have a buttload of good news for fans of American Gods. Not only is the television show getting the green light, it’s also going to be put together by some truly brilliant people—the pilot script for the series will be penned by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green (Heroes, Hannibal, Pushing Daisies). They will also be acting as executive producers and showrunners for American Gods.

But wait, there’s more! Neil Gaiman will also be producing. Yup. The man himself will oversee the show, which means that he will have a say in how the series is put together.

I’ll leave you with a final word from Gaiman:

"When you create something like American Gods, which attracts fans and obsessives and people who tattoo quotes from it on themselves or each other, and who all, tattooed or not, just care about it deeply, it’s really important to pick your team carefully: you don’t want to let the fans down, or the people who care and have been casting it online since the dawn of recorded history. What I love most about the team who I trust to take it out to the world, is that they are the same kind of fanatics that American Gods has attracted since the start. I haven’t actually checked Bryan Fuller or Michael Green for quote tattoos, but I would not be surprised if they have them. The people at Fremantle are the kinds of people who have copies of American Gods in the bottom of their backpacks after going around the world, and who press them on their friends. And the team at Starz have been quite certain that they wanted to give Shadow, Wednesday and Laura a home since they first heard that the book was out there. I can’t wait to see what they do to bring the story to the widest possible audience able to cope with it.”

harveyjames:

I can’t believe they got away with this in a Nintendo game 

Director Neil Marshall spoke to Collider about CONSTANTINE (and other topics), but what struck a nerve with geeks was this:

COLLIDER: Can John Constantine smoke on TV?

MARSHALL: No we’re not. It’s the one thing, a compromise I guess. On network it’s the one thing you can’t smoke on network. That’s one of his character traits. We’re working around that. We’re trying to get aspects of it in there as much as possible. We’ll see.

A couple of things I’d like to point out here. First off, look at the way he answered the question. He seems to be conscious of this being an issue, so that’s a good thing. It’s always nice when creators know their source material. Second, Marshall is only directing one episode—the pilot. There could be much more the he may not be aware of storywise & they could bring the lung cancer in as a flashback/backstory as well as John being cured by the Lords of Hell.

All hope is not lost.

Earlier this month, it was announced that Capcom chose to not renew their takeover defense, a countermeasure instated in 2008 to prevent Capcom from falling under another company’s control should a third party buy up a large amount of its stock. Essentially this means that Capcom is for sale & ready to entertain offers.

Who should step in? Who would benefit most from owning the Capcm brand? EA? Microsoft? No, I think there’s a clear answer here.

Hellboy 20th Anniversary by Nick Runge.

"This is my painting for the Hellboy 20th Anniversary show at Hero Complex Gallery. I’m thrilled to be part of the show! The art is a mix of movie style characteristics and visual elements representing "The Wild Hunt" story arc from the Hellboy comics. Acrylics and colored pencils. 22 x 29" inches. 2014"

The Bride Mondo Gallery 2012, Limited edition silkscreen. Original gouache 20x30.

The case against Michael Bay: Transformers edition.

iheartchaos:

Don’t have time to catch up on the three previous Transformers movies before friday? Just watch them all at once with Red Letter Media.

If you thought Michael Bay action movies were cookie cutter, you haven’t seen how accurate that actually is.

Boom.