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Chris Pratt to star in film adaptation of ‘Cowboy Ninja Viking’ graphic novel

Chris Pratt might have already nailed the role of the Walkman-loving Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy, but Universal hopes he has another superhero — or three — up his sleeve. The studio has signed Pratt to star in an upcoming film adaptation of Cowboy Ninja Viking.

Pratt will most certainly play Duncan, the titular hero of the 2009 graphic novel whose multiple personality disorder has been optimized to make him three different assassins in one (hence the unusual name). He’s one of many other so-called “triplets” — like Sniper Archer Clothing Designer and Applebee’s Waiter Army Sergeant Frontiersman — who were originally trained to be super agents. In the graphic novels, Duncan tracks down some of the triplets who go rogue after…

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First ‘Inherent Vice’ trailer turns Thomas Pynchon’s novel into a rollicking detective film

Paul Thomas Anderson, the director behind There Will Be Blood and Punch-Drunk Love, is revered for packing his films with tons of style, huge characters, and almost-constant tension. His latest movie is Inherent Vice, and it looks like he’s at least doing the first two of those things here. It’s based off of a Thomas Pynchon novel that tells a “drug-fueled” detective story in ’70s LA, and the film’s first trailer makes the it all look sharp, wild, and pretty funny too. Joaquin Phoenix stars, and Owen Wilson, Josh Brolin, and Reese Witherspoon turn up too. Oh, and that’s musician Joanna Newsom narrating. Anderson’s films have reliably been among the best each year that he has one out, so this is one worth paying attention to. It’ll be out…

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How to bring a graphic novel to life in 3D

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The sequel to Zach Snyder’s interpretation of the graphic novel, 300, endeavours to capture the same hyper-real aesthetic of the original. But when Cinesite was hired alongside MPC, they found the job came with a twist: “When Rhythm & Hues went bust, Warner Bros. had about 250-300 shots they needed to send somewhere, and still try and




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Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s apocalypse novel ‘Good Omens’ is being adapted into a BBC Radio drama

The end of the world is coming soon…to radio. The BBC announced today that it has begun production on an audio drama adaptation of Good Omens, the hit 1990 comedic fantasy novel about the apocalypse from celebrated authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Both authors are onboard to help develop the miniseries, which has already begun recording in a secret location in London, for a scheduled airing on BBC Radio 4 sometime in December. It will span five half-hour-long episodes and one hour-long finale.

Dirk Maggis is directing, a natural choice given he was also the director of the BBC’s well-received radio adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere last year. The BBC also released a full voice cast list for Good Omens today, noting that…

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Using Yelp reviews to write the Great American Novel

Sometimes, all you need to become famous on the internet is to use it in a way that was never intended. That’s how comedian Gregg Gethard has been slowly attracting attention, with the literary novel he is writing in Yelp reviews.

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Moonhead and the Music Machine: Andrew Rae’s debut graphic novel is a humorous coming-of-age story with an unusual protagonist

Moonhead and the Music Machine


Life’s tough enough for a teenage kid in high school, but when you’ve got a moon for a head, it’s even more difficult. Making his debut appearance in Joey Moonhead and the Music Machine from graphic design haven Nobrow Press, protagonist Joey…

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Is the great novel dead?

It’s certainly not a new argument, but novelist and professor Tim Parks makes a compelling case in an essay for The New York Review of Books that the days of great novels are behind us. Modern life, its technologies, and its conveniences have stolen the concentration that humans need to process a deeply complex and nuanced novel, Parks argues, which has led to a rash of simple, reductive works that have become wildly popular.

Basically, 50 Shades of Grey is no Faulkner. So how does great literature survive? Parks thinks it’ll have to come in bite-sized chunks, while full-length novels will be left to the kinds of franchises that have taken bookshelves (and big screens) by storm over the past couple decades.

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Noah graphic novel gets a suitably epic design

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Tom Muller was responsible for the logo design of the Noah graphic novel
    




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Snowpiercer: The Escape: The French sci-fi graphic novel, whose film adaption will soon release in the US, finally gets its English translation 30 years later

Snowpiercer: The Escape


The 1982 French sci-fi comic “Le Transperceneige” would have remained in obscurity had film director Bong Joon-Ho not walked into a comic book shop in Seoul and devoured all three volumes in the store. Nobody could blame him. Within the black-and-white illustrations, a…

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