Megan FoxLast month, word broke that Rose McGowan had joined the cast of director Marcus Nispel's "Conan" reboot as "an evil half-human/half-witch" opposite Jason Momoa's title character. The announcement came as surprise, since McGowan had also been attached to star in an adaptation of Robert E. Howard's "Red Sonja" for nearly two years.

And while Red Sonja's return to the big screen has been pushed back until after "Conan" is released, a new actress may be in line for the title role.

[UPDATE: Moviefone reports that a publicist for Fox has denied the rumor.]

According to a report on Pajiba, Megan Fox is rumored to be replacing McGowan as the lead in "Red Sonja." The report also claims that the previous incarnation of the movie has been scrapped and that director Douglas Aarniokoski has also left the project. However, the rumor has yet to be verified at press time. Read More...

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GaikingBack in the '70s, Mattel released a toyline called "Shogun Warriors" which was made up of several imported Japanese toys that were based on a popular anime series. "Shogun Warriors" was later adapted into a 20-issue comic book series by Marvel Comics, featuring writer Doug Moench and artist Herb Trimpe.

While the franchise has been dormant for several years, word has emerged that "Gaiking" and the rest of the "Shogun Warriors" may be heading to the big screen in the near future.

According to Ain't it Cool News, a "Gaiking" film is being planned for 2012 release date by director Matthew Gratzner and special effects artist Jules Urbach, with a potential "Shogun Warriors" film planned as a sequel. While the report didn't indicate which giant robots from "Shogun Warriors" would appear in the films, it did offer some insight into how the robots will be brought to the big screen, and some impressive test footage created to promote the project. Read More...

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Buck RogersOne of the original space heroes is heading back to the big screen.

According to Variety, Paul W.S. Anderson ("Resident Evil") is attached to direct a new "Buck Rogers" movie with a script by "Iron Man" co-writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway.

Paradox Entertainment — the production company behind the upcoming "Conan" reboot — is producing the film in partnership with Incognito Entertainment and Randall Emmett/George Furla Productions. Anderson and Furla are also attached as executive producers along with Flint Dille, a long time animation writer, producer and grandson of John F. Dille, who was one of the creators of the "Buck Rogers" comic strip. Read More...

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Rob CorddryGarth Ennis and Darick Robertson's "The Boys" may be one of the most controversial comic books in the industry thanks to its over-the-top violence and humor, but the feature film adaptation appears to be picking up steam. The latest script by Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay ("Clash of the Titans") was recently endorsed by "Hot Tub Time Machine" star and former "Daily Show" correspondent, Rob Corddry.

"I want to play a rock star, though I think I’m getting too old for that. I want to play a baseball player, and I want to play a super hero," said Corddry during an interview with The Flickcast. "I probably won’t get the chance to do any of that, except for the baseball player. I have a baseball player’s body. I just read a script based on a comic book called 'The Boys', which is great, and I just loved it." Read More...

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The BoysScreenwriters Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay re-imagined the tale of a noble warrior challenging the gods for "Clash of the Titans," but the duo is taking on a decidedly different type of story with the adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's no-holds-barred comic book series "The Boys."

Now an ongoing series published by Dynamite Entertainment, "The Boys" caused no small amount of controversy when it first launched in 2006 due to its graphic content — eventually prompting a change in publishers. However, the move didn't cause Robertson and Ennis to back down in the slightest with their over-the-top tale about a black ops unit tasked with policing superheroes by any means necessary. The series was optioned in February 2008 for adaptation as a live-action movie, and the "Titans" pair were attached to the project later that same year.

MTV News caught up with Manfredi and Hay to chat about their script for "The Boys" and the pair shared their thoughts on the process of adapting the adult-oriented comic and some of the key scenes in the latest draft of the screenplay. Read More...


Sam WorthingtonWith the record-breaking "Avatar" still in the top five at the box office and his next film — a "Clash of the Titans" remake — due in just a few weeks, Sam Worthington might have just found his next film franchise.

According to Pajiba, Worthington is rumored to be signed for an adaptation of "Dan Dare" — based on the space adventurer/pilot created by Frank Hampson back in 1950. Warner Brothers is also rumored to be actively searching for a writer and a director.

Often described as the "British Buck Rogers". "Dan Dare" is one of the most successful UK comic books. Back in 2008, "Dan Dare" was relaunched by Virgin Comics as a seven-issue miniseries by Garth Ennis and artist Gary Erskine. Read More...

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The BoysVeteran music video director Sam Bayer will make his feature film debut next month with the release of the "Nightmare on Elm Street" remake starring Jackie Earle Haley. And while Bayer has already stated that he only intends to direct one Freddy Krueger movie, he has already set his sights upon Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's "The Boys" as one of his potential future projects.

"There's one comic book I really dig that I want to go after that's bad-ass," Bayer explained to Shock Till You Drop. "I'd like to get it, it's called 'The Boys.' It's about a group of mercenaries and their job is to kick the shit out of superheroes who get out of line. It doesn't get any better than that." Read More...

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Green HornetIn case you forgot — as Kevin Smith apparently did — today marks the release of the "Green Hornet" film Michel Gondry didn't make... in comic book stores everywhere.

Yes, the story Smith once compared to an "ex-girlfriend" found a new home at Dynamite, so even if he can't discuss it with Seth Rogen, he's ready to share it with comics readers.

"This kinda snuck up on me: my 'Green Hornet' book with Dynamite Comics IS IN STORES TOMORROW!" Smith posted on Twitter yesterday. "This [book] is the movie that might've been." Read More...

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The BoysGarth Ennis and Darick Robertson's wild comic book series "The Boys" caused a fair share of controversy when it first hit shelves back in 2006, and with a live-action adaptation of the project announced back in 2008, fans are eagerly anticipating the arrival of Wee Hughie, Billy Butcher and the rest of the black ops team on the big screen.

I spoke to Robertson recently about his "Conan: The Weight of the Crown" one-shot comic, but I also managed to sneak in a few questions about the status of "The Boys" movie. What he had to say about the project should be music to fan's ears.

"I had a nice meeting with the people at Kickstart [the film's producers] and they were really cool," Robertson told MTV News. "I can say that I think it’s in good hands over there. Apparently, the first draft of the screenplay is great. They’re very happy with the first draft and everybody is very enthusiastic about it." Read More...

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Grave Sight - True Blood - Charlaine HarrisAs we mentioned back in September, HBO's vampire drama "True Blood" has more connections to comics than you might think — and now you can add another one to the list. Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels that inspire the television series, will make her comics debut this year.

"Grave Sight," the first book in Harris' series of novels about a woman named Harper Connelly who can sense the final moments of the recently deceased, will be adapted by Dynamite Entertainment into a comic book hitting shelves in 2010.

"I'm thrilled to join such great writers," said Harris in an official statement announcing the project. "I'm excited about seeing a different vision of my novels, and I've seen enough of the Dynamite Entertainment to know this will be an interesting and entertaining process." Read More...

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