Y’all with the earthquakes and flooding happening I hope you’re all staying safe and cool!!
We had another meeting with Gaumont last week and we are delighted and could not be happier or more enthused as to how the project is developing! pic.twitter.com/TyKygv2hnh
— Stan Sakai (@usagiguy) July 16, 2019
Hi there’s an Usagi Yojimbo animated show in production AAAAAHHHHH!!!
— The Kitchen Movie (@KitchenMovie) July 16, 2019
New trailer for The Kitchen, based on the Vertigo comic by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle!
Taika Waiti is now on-board for Thor 4 (Th4r) as screenwriter and director, but that also means Akira is on the back burner. While writer Mike Fleming Jr. at Deadline wrote “the word in town that it is a difficult film to cast ethnically at its high budget, in this moment of political correctness,” the initial report at THR said Waiti was already screening actors and the delay is due to script concerns and scheduling. [THR]
Comic TV Shows
Amazon Studios will be developing Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang’s series Paper Girls, with screenwriter Stephany Folsom (Toy Story 4, a contested Thor: Ragnarok credit, a 2013 spot on the Blacklist) to adapt. [SyFy]
Young Alfred aka Pennyworth might actually be…good??? Check out Gavia Baker-Whitelaw’s review. [DailyDot]
Elizabeth Gabler, Fox 2000 executive, is re-opening Sony’s literary division with her staff and an exclusive adaptation deal with HarperCollins. [Variety]
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— NASA (@NASA) July 17, 2019
Not sure what it means for the broadcast station but NASA TV is going to be streaming.
If you’re a fan of both Good Omens and perfumes, check out this collection from [Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab].
The 2019 Emmy nominations have been announced, which reminded me yet again that The Kominsky Method is a real TV show? Russian Doll, Game of Thrones, and Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch make up the bulk of genre shows nominated. Also Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé got the nom for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-recorded). [Vulture]
ScarJo says political correctness is bad for art, she wants to play a tree, oh and she understands she has privilege when she has to walk back those first comments. [Vox]