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Who Should Play 'Mother's Milk' In Big Screen Adaptation Of Anti-Superhero Comic 'The Boys'?

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  • August 16, 2012 3:38 PM
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The story goes... In 2008, Columbia Pictures optioned The Boys, a graphic novel by Garth Ennis and Darick Roberson, with plans for a film adaptation. There was not much movement on the project until 2 years later, August 2010, when Adam McKay signed on to direct the film. At the time, McKay revealed that a script was being rewritten for what he would later describe as "a $100 million, rated-R, anti-superhero movie," and was hopeful that production would begin the following January (2011). 

Preview 'Dreams Don't Die' (Doc About A Grown Man w/ A Kid's Dream Who Refuses To Give Up)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2012 2:41 PM
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Recipient of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts fellowship, director John Ryan Johnson's upcoming feature documentary Dreams Don't Die follows Antoine Hood II, a US Air Force Captain, who works a desk job by day, and pursues his childhood dream of playing professional basketball in the NBA.

Preview 'The Walls Of Dakar' (How Graffiti Culture Warned Of A Coming Insurgency In Senegal)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2012 2:03 PM
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Contained within the graffiti on the walls of the city of Dakar, are artistic expressions of dissent by artists from varied backgrounds. Labeled rebels, these artists inspired and influenced a collective realization that, after some time, culminated in an uprising of the people.

Preview 'Mr Pip' (At Time Of War, Girl Survives Via Connection w/ Fictional Dickens Character)

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  • August 16, 2012 1:40 PM
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Living under the shadow of the Papa New Guinean civil war, a young girl forms a unique bond with an eccentric schoolteacher, over their shared love for Charles Dickens' Great Expectations.

Wanda Sykes Will Host 2 Hour-Long Election Specials On LGBT Issues For Logo

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2012 1:04 PM
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Wanda Sykes will host 2 hour-long specials for the Logo network that will focus on "hot topics for the gay and lesbian voter and where the Presidential candidates stand on those issues," featuring a roundtable of panelists, promising to be fair and balanced, with all sides (well, probably just Republican and Democrat) represented in the conversations.

Bounce TV Renews 'Uptown Comic,' Rodney Perry To Host Season 2 Of Original Comedy Series

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  • August 16, 2012 12:49 PM
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I guess Joe Torry's out as host...

Preview 'Tempest' (21st Century Re-imagining Of Shakespeare's Play w/ South London Youth)

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  • August 16, 2012 12:33 PM
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I'm captured by what I see in this trailer, and would love to see the rest of the film.

Preview Feature Doc 'Drag Dad' (About A 6-Year-Old boy & His Father, A Drag Queen Superstar)

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  • August 16, 2012 12:09 PM
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The short story, from the project's site, goes... Drag Dad is an independent documentary project about 6-year-old Jeremiah and his father, the drag queen superstar named Tyra Sanchez. (real name James William Ross IV). In 2010, Tyra Sanchez won the popular reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race, which helped launch both Tyra (and James) to stardom. Capturing both the everyday and the sensational aspects of James’ dual existence as a drag queen and a parent, the film will examine James' experience of leading these two contrasting lifestyles.

First On Newly-Launched Mirror Image's Slate, British Urban Comedy 'It's A Lot'

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  • August 16, 2012 11:43 AM
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High concept, low budget; words that I'm sure every studio exec with greenlight power would love to hear, when filmmakers are pitching projects to them.

Preview Haitian Drama 'Three Kids' (Young Friends Struggle To Survive In Earthquake Aftermath)

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  • August 16, 2012 11:18 AM
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The short story goes... Vitaleme, Pierre and Mikenson are 3 twelve-years-old friends, living in a home in Port-au-Prince. Vitaleme is haunted by his memories as a child servant and obsessed with the idea of what he believes to be freedom. He tries to convince his two friends to leave the home, and instead live as they will. When the town is struck by an earthquake, all three of them find themselves on the street, in search of shelter, get by in various ways, like petty theft. Gradually, they build a new life for themselves, until Vitaleme finds himself separated form his two friends by an accident.

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