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DC WHAT ARE YOU DOING!

Posted on 21 January 2012 by VinnieAve

This ad appeared in a comic shop in Florida and will be distributed at Megacon. Now, this was not designed by DC however, it was approved and funded by them. While its bad that a comic book store would do since it might alienate customers and prevent some new people from coming in, its even worse for a giant in the comics industry is attacking the small fries in the industry. I know that some of you might say that I thought it was cool that IDW was doing a similar promotion with 30 Days of Night and Twilight but that was a smaller franchise attacking a bigger one. Continue Reading

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Comments on Caves of Steel Film Announcement

Posted on 27 September 2011 by VinnieAve

I am going to keep this brief since there isn’t too much to say.

Late last week it was announced the 20th Century Fox was developing a film adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s Caves of Steel . This is big news for the science fiction fandom. There is not been a particularly good adaptation of an Asimov work in my lifetime, I, Robot was a film unrelated to the book and Bicentennial Man wasn’t really that impressive. Even with both of these dark spots on his works being adapted to the big screen I still have hope. Part of this is due to the nature of the conversion, I, Robot is a collection of unrelated short stories and Bicentennial Man is a novella about a robot trying to be human, but this is a generally boring story. The difference is that Caves of Steel is a detective novel, with a bit of a sci-fi twist.

I think that there is enough material to make a good movie. I think that people will enjoy a traditional detective film in the light of The Maltese Falcon or The Big Sleep. It could easily be turned into a generic action movie with only a minor resemblance to the original work. My hope is that this is not going to be the case. I also realize that this will most likely not happen, no film based on Caves of Steel will be made into film.

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