Todd McFarlane announced in July of 2017 that he would be directing and producing an R-rated Spawn movie with Blumhouse. After further announcements that Jamie Foxx will star as Al Simmons and Jeremy Renner will also appear in the film, fans haven’t heard much about when production on the project would commence. That all changes with McFarlane’s new announcement on Instagram. Accompanied by an image of Jamie Foxx against a backdrop featuring classic Spawn artwork, McFarlane stated that the success of Joker has Hollywood very interested in making an R-rated Spawn movie:
Deadline is reporting that Bad Robot will be developing film and TV ideas based on Justice League Dark from DC Comics. While there aren’t and specific projects at this point, Bad Robot’s Head of Motion Pictures Hannah Minghella and Head of TV Ben Stephenson are preparing to meet with writers to move forward.
Justice League Dark has had more than a handful of members and associates including Andrew Bennett, Frankenstein, John Constantine, Deadman, Madame Xanadu, Doctor Fate, The Phantom Stranger, Swamp Thing, Zatanna and Man-Bat. Created by Peter Milligan, the team made their first appearance in the September 2011 issue of Justice League Dark #1. read more
Following on the heels of Dark Horse Comics adaptation of William Gibson’s unproduced Alien 3 script, Dark Horse (along with Twentieth Century Fox) returns to the Alien film series with a new series based on Dan O’Bannon’s original screenplay.
Alien: The Original Screenplay, written by Cristiano Seixas with art by Guilherme Balbi (Predators, Superboy), examines “…an alternate line of events initially conceived by Dan O’Bannon before it became the Alien motion picture manuscript. En route to back to Earth, the crew of the starship Snark intercepts an alien transmission. Their investigation leads them to a desolate planetoid, a crashed alien spacecraft, and a pyramidic structure of unknown origin. Then the terror begins . . .” read more
Like fresh mouthwash after some bad Dark Phoenix breath, the final film in the X-Men film series made under 20th Century Fox has a brand new trailer anticipating its April 3 release and it looks better than ever.
Watch it here!
In the film, five young mutants just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will must fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.
Cast members include Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, Split) as Magik, Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) as Wolfsbane, Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) as Cannonball, Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why) as Sunspot and Blu Hunt (CW’s The Originals) as Mirage. read more
With its debut in 2018 we immediately knew that Gideon Falls was going to be a series to watch. Created by writer Jeff Lemire and artist Andrea Sorrentino, Gideon Falls has been called a mix between the psychological dread-inducing terror of Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House with the unsettling atmosphere of Twin Peaks. Almost twenty issues in with three collected trades, the series follows the legend of the Black Barn, an otherworldly building alleged to have appeared and reappeared throughout history, bringing death and madness in its wake. read more
Horror News Network would like to congratulate Jeff Lemire as our choice for 2019’s Writer of the Year.
Lemire once again had a prolific year, writing a wide variety of titles in a number of genres, but his work on Gideon Falls, Berserker Unbound, and the recently released Family Tree, established him as the top writer for 2019 in the world of horror comics. Lemire’s ability to create believable characters and dialogue in the most unusual of settings, often in cases where readers are able to feel a palpable sense of dread, is a trademark of his writing style, and one that was evident in all of his horror work this year. read more
Horror News Network would like to congratulate Eric Powell for his 2019 Artist of the Year Award for his work on The Goon, Grumble vs. The Goon, Spookhouse Halloween Special, a variety of cover work, and his first art collection, The Art (and Many Other Mistakes) of Eric Powell.
Powell returned to his fan favorite title The Goon this year to mark the 20th anniversary of the character. He also brought the title back to his own company Albatross Funnybooks. As usual, the new Goon series returned to form, and as Powell told HNN, “I’ve always done The Goon without any boundaries or limitations in mind, and I’ve always taken the book in the direction that I was feeling at the time.” read more
Horror News Network would like to congratulate Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt, Tyler Crook on their win for Best Mini-series of the Year: the atmospheric haunted house tale, Manor Black.
Dark Horse Comics Manor Black has been described as equal parts Poe, Lovecraft, and Hammer Horror in a rural setting, akin to the work of the creative team in other well-regarded series such as The Sixth Gun and Harrow County. The frequent collaborations between the creators is evident in the quality of the work, and the mini-series has garnered much praise from the comics community for its scripting and visual storytelling techniques. read more
Horror News Network is proud to present Mike Mignola, Duncan Fegredo, and Dave Stewart with the award for Best One-Shot of the Year for Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Beast of Vargu.
As is the case with any of the Mignola-verse ongoing titles, mini-series, or one-shots, The Beast of Vargu delivers superb artwork, a determined, hard-boiled protagonist, and a lesson in folklore and myth. This tale featuring Hellboy in one of his early solo adventures portrays an earnest, caring version of the character who finds himself in over his head with an enormous beast, with little support from the B.P.R.D. office in Fairfield, Connecticut. As usual, Hellboy uses his brawn and charm to appeal to some more localized assistance, and Mignola, Fegredo, and Stewart deliver an engaging yarn that a seasoned reader as well as a newcomer to the character (or comics in general) will enjoy. read more
While there were many covers this year that deserved consideration, we were all amazed at cover #1D for the first issue of Morbius by Marvel Comics. It took only a matter of seconds while scanning the image to know that the cover was graced by the art of Kyle Hotz.
Released on November 13, 2019, Morbius #1 follows Michael Morbius struggling to cure himself of his vampirism, and now, for the first time in years, one may be within reach. But the path to it is littered with dangers and worse.
First introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man #101, Morbius has been a mainstay in the Marvel Universe appearing in cartoons, video games and the character will be played by Jared Leto in a film adaptation of Morbius which is scheduled to be released in theaters on July 31, 2020. read more