NightfallPlatinum Studios and Aurora Productions are adapting Scott O. Brown and Ferran Xalabarder’s original graphic novel “Nightfall” into a feature film.

“Nightfall” was first published in 2007 and follows a right-wing survivalist named David Paxton who is sentenced to a brutal Texas prison that is secretly run by vampires using the inmates as livestock.

According to Variety, Platinum Studios' Scott Mitchell Rosenberg is attached as an executive producer, along with William Stuart. Former Universal Pictures senior executive Randy Greenberg negotiated the deal with Platinum and will also be an executive producer on the project. Read More...


GunplayPlatinum Studios has signed a deal with Fox21 to develop Jorge Vega’s graphic novel “Gunplay” as a potential TV series.

"Final Destination" writer-producer Glen Morgan has also been signed to adapt the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Morgan has a long history with sci-fi/genre TV series, including stints on “The X-files”, “Millennium” and “Space: Above and Beyond.”

“Gunplay” was the winning submission of Platinum Studios’ 2007 online "Comic Book Challenge." Created and written by Vega and artist Dominic Vivona, “Gunplay” is a supernatural western that follows a buffalo soldier named Abner Meeks who is cursed to roam the Old West with a demonic gun that forces him to kill once a day or suffer agonizing pain. Read More...


Indestructible ManThe upcoming Platinum Studios comic book “Indestructible Man” has already been optioned as a potential TV series by Fox21.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series revolves around Nick Rabel, a secret agent who is unable to die, but not impervious to injury.

"[Fox21] really understood this character and the world he inhabits from the very first meeting," explained Platinum Studios chairman Scott Rosenberg. The series will also reportedly mix superpowers with humor. Read More...


Cowboys and AliensThe upcoming film adaptation of the sci-fi western “Cowboys and Aliens” will be radically different from the original comic book, according to screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.

“We went away from it,” Kurtzman told IGN during the 2009 Screenwriting Expo. “We took the elements we all loved about it and took our own story, which I can't tell you too much about."

The screenwriting duo behind “Fringe” and “Star Trek” also revealed that they have struggled to find the right tone for “Cowboys & Aliens.” (A problem that Jon Favreau addressed—and likened to several films—in an exclusive interview with MTV News.) Read More...

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Last week, we brought you the news that Jon Favreau won't direct "Avengers," and some comments from the filmmaker on the relationships between certain characters in "Iron Man 2," but what about that other big film he's attached to these days, "Cowboys and Aliens"?

While chatting with Favreau during the Bora Bora junket for "Couples Retreat," the director offered an update on where things stand with the film and his involvement (as well as that of "Iron Man 2" star Robert Downey Jr.), and how he's approaching the project's sci-fi/western theme.

"When I spoke to [Downey Jr.], it was definitely something he was interested in. I saw him briefly before he went away to shoot 'Due Date,'" said Favreau. "I just started talking [Steven] Spielberg and Ron Howard and [Alex] Kurtzman and [Roberto] Orci. It's a really great bunch of producers and writers, and it's already a great script. It's nice to have a piece of material this far out." Read More...

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Cowboys and AliensIt's been a little over a month since Jon Favreau was announced as the director of "Cowboys and Aliens," but little has been heard about his involvement in the project since—which is completely understandable given his presumably hectic schedule with post-production on "Iron Man 2."

Still, that doesn't mean Favreau isn't concurrently working on the Platinum Studios adaptation—just ask producers and screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, who spoke to Collider about Favreau's involvement in "Cowboys and Aliens."

"We just started and we're getting along really well [with Favreau]," said Orci. "We've sent ourselves back to school and we're watching Westerns together and analyzing them. We're just getting into it." Read More...

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Mal ChancePlatinum Studios certainly has its hands full -- in addition to the Robert Downey Jr.-starring, Jon Favreau-directed "Cowboys and Aliens" adaptation and the Brandon Routh-headlining "Dead of Night," Platinum is planning on bringing yet another comic book franchise to life.

Variety reports that "Mal Chance" is developing in conjunction with Platinum Studios CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg and producer Tony Krantz, best known for his work on "24" and "Mulholland Drive." Scott Murphy will adapt "Mal Chance" for the big screen. Read More...


Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr.As if this week's bombshell announcement about Disney acquiring Marvel Entertainment wasn't big enough, here comes yet another doozy for the comic book company–except this time, it might not necessarily be to Marvel's betterment.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Iron Man" collaborators Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau will team up as director and star once again for "Cowboys and Aliens," an adaptation of the Platinum Studios comic book by Fred Van Lente and Andrew Foley. The screenplay was written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof.

Downey Jr. has been attached to star in the film for quite a while now, even if his commitment was wavering at times. Favreau, however, is an entirely new element. Read More...

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Cowboys and AliensFor a time, the only thing unlikelier than an actual altercation between cowboys and aliens was the prospect of seeing comic book adaptation "Cowboys and Aliens" in theaters with Robert Downey Jr. front and center. But today, fans are one step closer to that surreal reality.

"Star Trek" writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman penned the screenplay for "Cowboys and Aliens," and recently told Sci Fi Wire that after months of deliberations and drafts, the script is finally turned in.

"We literally handed it in yesterday," Kurtzman told reporters on August 6, noting that they'll hopefully hear feedback as soon as the following Monday—which is, interestingly enough, today. Read More...

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Brian Blessed"Thor" director Kenneth Branagh has already cast one of his previous co-stars in the upcoming Marvel Studios film -- and if rumors are to believed, he's about to do it again.

Bleeding Cool's Rich Johnston reports that actor Brian Blessed will play Odin in "Thor," the film adaptation of Marvel's Thunder God. If his report pans out, Blessed will join the ranks of Tom Hiddleston, previously cast as Loki, which adds yet another layer of Shakespearean credibility to the comic book flick. Read More...

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