"Rascal Raccoon's Raging Revenge" is headed to Warner Bros.

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the studio has snapped the rights to Oni Press' graphic novel and already has a writer and director lined up. "Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son" scribe Matt Fogel is attached to adapt the story, while "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas's" Todd Strauss-Schulson is set to direct.

It's somewhat fitting for "Rascal Raccoon" to end up at Warner Bros since the story is a sort of spin on their classic "Looney Tunes" cartoons. The plan is to have the film be a live-action/CGI hybrid.


'Ghost Projekt'Ratings are up for SyFy, and the channel is developing three new shows: “Ghost Projekt,” “Seeing Things” and an as-yet-untitled Robert H. Wolfe drama.

Of the three, “Ghost Projekt” would probably interest Splash Page readers the most because it’s based on a comic book series. Released in 2010, the Oni Press-published series stars Will Haley, an American weapons inspector, and Anya Romanova, a KGB agent, as they track down a very dangerous stolen weapon. They’re often described as being an “unlikely” team, but of course those teams are the most fun in fiction. Coming to us from Joe Harris and Steve Rolston, the comic has released five issues.

The Hollywood Reporter gave us the heads up on this development, but there’s not a whole lot of news on it yet. Brett Matthews, a writer for “Supernatural,” has been hired both as a script writer and an executive producer for “Ghost Projekt.” The other executive producers hired are Eric Gitter and Andy Bourne. That’s about all the news that’s been released on the project for now, but hopefully soon we’ll have some more concrete information.



All Star SupermanYesterday we offered up a list of the most popular interview segments we posted on the site this year, ranked according to our 2010 traffic data. Today, we're looking at the year in video — specifically, the most popular trailers and clips we posted on Splash Page over the last 12 months.

This year was full of big releases on the movie and television front, with "Iron Man 2," "Kick-Ass," and "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" all vying for attention at the box office and on the Internet. However, this year's list of the 10 most-watched trailers and clips features quite a few projects that didn't appear on the big screen.

In fact, with a few exceptions, the trailers and clips that were watched the most times here on Splash Page will probably surprise you — so let's get on with the list, shall we? Read More...

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MaintenanceIf you thought your job was bad, clearly you've never worked in the custodial department of a massive evil science empire. But don't worry — you'll have plenty of other opportunities to learn about the hardships of "Maintenance."

The Hollywood Reporter reports that DreamWorks Animation has acquired the movie rights to "Maintenance," based on the Oni Press comic book created by writer Jim Massey and illustrator Robbi Rodriguez.

"Maintenance" was most recently in development at Warner Bros. as a directing vehicle for "Terminator Salvation" director McG based on a screenplay from Joe Ballarini, but that version's status is currently unknown in light of the DreamWorks deal. Read More...


HalcyonWay back in June 2009, we gave you an early peek at "Resurrection," writer Marc Guggenheim's comic book series that followed a small group of human survivors in the aftermath of an alien invasion. One of the co-writers on the upcoming "Green Lantern" movie, Guggenheim was simultaneously scripting the Oni Press comic and a screenplay for a live-action "Resurrection" movie when MTV News spoke with him last year.

This month, Guggenheim's brand new comic book series "Halcyon" hit shelves, and just like "Resurrection," it also deals with the aftermath of some big events in the world. Guggenheim's first co-writing project with his wife, "Halcyon" explores the question of what the world's superheroes do when the battle for truth, justice, and everything else, well... ends.

I spoke to Guggenheim last month to get some background on "Halcyon," to find out whether there's also a movie in the works for this new title, and to get a status report on the "Resurrection" movie. Read More...

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Geek Gift Guide 2010Thanksgiving is almost here, and that means there's only a month of shopping left in the holiday season. However, while this can be a scary realization for many people, you don't have to worry — because we've got ideas for the geeks on your list (or anyone else you want to convert to a life of geekery) covered.

This year, we're giving you the next best thing to actually buying the gifts for you. Your friendly neighborhood Splash Page team has come up with a wide-ranging list of books, games, toys, music and various other things to buy for everyone on your list — from the hardcore fanboys and fangirls to someone who's still learning the difference between Green Lantern and Green Hornet.

In the end, we tried to avoid some of the most obvious comics-related gifts this year and give you a mash-up of our own wishlists and the items we're planning to buy for our own friends and family. Here's hoping you find it helpful when it comes time for you to start dropping your hard-earned money on manufactured holiday joy. Read More...


"Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" arrived on DVD and Blu-Ray last week, offering what could be the closing chapter on one of the most interesting — and for many, frustrating — stories of the year when it comes to the comics-to-film process. The product of a celebrated pairing of filmmaker and source material, director Edgar Wright's adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's comic book series lived up to (and possibly exceeded) fans' expectations when it came to capturing the appeal of the books — but fell dramatically short of expectations at the box office.

When Wright dropped by Splash Page HQ last week, we asked him why he felt things turned out the way they did with his "Scott Pilgrim" experience.

"Anything that's a little bit different is a little bit harder to sell," Wright told MTV News. "And when you have to go beyond the core of the geek audience — and I say that as a geek myself, I don't use it as a derogatory term — you have to work a little bit harder." Read More...

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The theatrical version of "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" that you've seen was not always the version you were meant to see -- once upon a time, director Edgar Wright's adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's graphic novel series ended very, very differently.

When Wright swung by Splash Page headquarters earlier this week to promote the film's recent Blu-ray release, the filmmaker revealed that there was a different ending to "Scott Pilgrim" than the conclusion that actually made it into the final cut -- but that doesn't mean you can't still check out the deleted ending.

"The ending you saw in the theaters is my preferred ending," said Wright. "But I like showing everything!" Read More...

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Scott Pilgrim Vs. The WorldWith "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" arriving on DVD and Blu-Ray tomorrow (Tuesday, November 9), we have some great stuff to give away to a few lucky readers.

Wait, did I say great? I meant to say EPIC...

The good folks at Universal and ABKCO Records have provided us with a bunch of great items to give away to readers — including an awesomely indie-friendly edition of the "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" soundtrack on vinyl! Oh, and it just happens to be autographed by Young Neil himself, Johnny Simmons. Read More...

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Edgar WrightWith "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" hitting shelves next week on DVD and Blu-Ray, we managed to snag some time with director Edgar Wright, the man behind one of the year's best films (in our humble opinion) — and we're turning to you for questions!

Wright will drop by Splash Page HQ next week on Monday, November 8, to chat about the release of "Scott Pilgrim" the following day. Since his adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's hit comic book series was such a hit here on the site, we'd like to turn the mic over to you (in a fashion), and bring your questions to the man himself. Read More...

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