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Megan FoxShe's already convinced us fanboys that she can handle working opposite a squad of hulking robots in disguise, so now on-the-rise actress Megan Fox is taking her act to the Old West and underwater to further establish her geek cred.

As The Hollywood Reporter tells us today, Fox is currently in final negotiations to co-star in "Jonah Hex" opposite Josh Brolin and John Malkovich, and furthermore, it's been confirmed that Fox will star in a feature film based on Top Cow Productions' "Fathom" to play the lead role of Aspen Matthews. Read More...

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'Aphrodite IX'3-D continues its comeback today with the announcement that the Top Cow seres "Aphrodite IX" has been picked up by Threshold Entertainment. First Henry Selick fervently stuck to 3-D for filming Neil Gaiman’s "Coraline,", then the makers of NBC's "Chuck" launched a post-Super Bowl event this year by broadcasting an episode in 3-D -- and now Top Cow’s green-haired femme fatale appears to be next.

"This is just the kind of franchise we love: a visually stunning world, amazing effects, a great story and a hot, kick-ass babe in the lead," Threshold’s Larry Kasanoff told The Hollywood Reporter. "What could be better?" Read More...

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'The Dark Knight'Sunday's much-deserved posthumous Oscar for Heath Ledger's portrayal of The Joker in "The Dark Knight" was arguably one of the event's biggest victories for fans of comic book movies, but Ledger's performance wasn't the only recognition the Academy gave to "The Dark Knight" and other comic book movies at this year's ceremony. All told, however, the wins came few and far between for films based on comics.

Along with Ledger's "Best Actor in a Supporting Role" win, "The Dark Knight" also took home Oscar Gold in the "Sound Editing" category. The second most successful film of all time, "The Dark Knight" received nominations in six other categories, several of which also included nominations for "Hellboy II: The Golden Army," "Wanted" and "Iron Man." Here's a roundup of how the nominations and wins broke down for comic book movies at the 2009 Academy Awards: Read More...

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FROM MULTIPLAYER BLOG: Courtesy of the makers of the upcoming video game, “Wanted: Weapons of Fate” comes footage of rapper Common reprising his role as the Gunsmith from last summer’s “Wanted” movie.

For more on "Wanted: Weapons of Fate," head over to MultiplayerBlog.MTV.com.

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'Wanted: Weapons of Fate'FROM MULTIPLAYER BLOG: Some rather fiendish combat and a lot of slow-motion bullet-fire failed to ruin my second hands-on demo of March’s “Wanted: Weapons of Fate” game, even if the game’s producer was certain I’d be too squeamish. Wary of my reaction, he began my hands-on time with the game in a most unusual way…

“I should have brought you the German version,” Pete Wanat, producer of the upcoming game “Wanted: Weapons of Fate” said as he greeted me last week for a demo of his game. German versions of games tend to be tamer than their global counterparts due to that country’s content restrictions. Wanat was joking. Sort of.

Read more of this report on the "Wanted" video game over at MultiplayerBlog.MTV.com.

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We've done our part here at Splash Page covering Disney's upcoming adaptation of Top Shelf's "The Surrogates" graphic novel -- from exclusive chats with the film's producer, Elizabeth Banks (yes, that Elizabeth Banks), to interviews with one of the creators behind the comic, Rob Venditti -- so needless to say, we're pretty excited about this upcoming film which follows two FBI agents (played by Bruce Willis and Radha Mitchell) investigating a murder in a world where people own robot likenesses of themselves and live vicariously through them.

And now, Disney has finally debuted the first production still from "The Surrogates," which you can check out below!

'The Surrogates'

What do you think, "Surrogates" fans? Are you looking forward to this film? We wanna know in the comments.

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'Wanted: Weapons of Fate'The crew over at Multiplayer, MTV's mecca for all things gaming, have posted a pair of articles about the upcoming "Wanted: Weapons of Fate" video game based on this summer's big-screen adaptation of the 2003-04 Top Cow graphic novel by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones. The third-person shooter game is scheduled for release early next year, and from what our Multiplayer colleagues have seen of it thus far (and the various trailers we've seen around the 'Net) , it looks to be one of those rare movie-based games that ends up being, well... pretty darn good.

While chatting up Ulf Andersson, director of the "Wanted" game and co-founder of game developer GRIN, Multiplayer received a frank response regarding the movie-game pitching process and how it works -- at least as far as the "Wanted" game was concerned, that is. Read More...

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'Magdalena'When we last checked in on the production of "Magdalena," a live-action film based on the Top Cow Productions comic book character, co-star Luke Goss referred to the flick as "'The Da Vinci Code' with substance, and more action."

Apparently, the film's producer, Gale Anne Hurd, likes that assessment, describing "Magdalena" in an interview with ShockTillYouDrop.com as, "Kind of like 'The DaVinci Code' meets 'Wanted'. You've got the mythology and a character who isn't initially aware of her legacy which [is] something I love. Many of my films deal with that. And it still has supernatural elements." Read More...

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CommonHis day job has made Common a hit with the critics and kept him at the top of the charts over the last several years -- a trend that seems likely to continue when his eagerly-anticipated "Universal Mind Control" comes out this week. But moviegoers have had their own epiphany while enjoying his soulful presence in "Smokin’ Aces," “Street Kings” and “American Gangster,” and the Chicago-born rapper is holding out hope that his most recent gig might give him his first film franchise.

“I was really just glad to be in that flick, with Morgan Freeman and Angelina Jolie, and I really admire James McAvoy,” he told us recently of “Wanted,” his eye-popping action film that hits DVD and Blu-Ray this week. (Here's a list of the "Wanted" DVD and Blu-Ray special features.) “It was an honor to be around them, and to be filming in Prague, and then for the movie to come out and be so successful was great.”

Terrence Stamp told us awhile back that his character was written in specifically for sequel purposes, and screenwriter Chris Morgan has been hired to write "Wanted 2." But, after Angelina Jolie offered her own input into the conclusion of “Wanted,” the franchise seems to have painted itself into a corner.

SPOILER ALERT: Want to know why? Keep reading. Read More...

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Luke GossWe've been hearing a lot from the ladies behind "Magdalena" -- what with our week-long sting with Jenna Dewan and our recent chat with the film's producer Gale Ann Hurd -- but what about the film's male lead, Luke Goss? (You might remember him as Prince Nuada in "Hellboy II").

He was in New York recently to be honored by the Motion Picture Club as a "Star of Tomorrow," just across the street from Splash Page HQ, so we made a beeline over to the event to get the lowdown -- and wouldn't you know it? He's actually a Splash Page fan. ("I've seen the coverage, it's been exciting," Goss blurted out before we could even get out the first question.) It certainly helped in loosening his lips about how he got involved in the project and what he's doing for it right now. Read More...

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