"Babylon 5" showrunner J. Michael Straczynski is diving into the world of comic book movies again. This time, he's penning the script for Valiant Comics' "Shadowman" movie, and he gave MTV Geek the scoop about his plans.

"They approached me last year and said, 'We want to do a feature film of this character. Will you write it for us?'" Straczynski recalled. "And I said, 'Absolutely,' because A, I like jazz, B, I like the supernatural, and there's a really cool mix between those two, not just in terms of the usual New Orleans, Voodoo environment, but what is music but incantation of sorts?"

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It's been a long time in the making, but it seems like a "Bloodshot" adaptation is finally coming together. There had been rumors Matthew Vaughn would be adapting the Valiant Comics series back in 2010, but nothing ever came to fruition on that. Now new reports are saying that Sony Pictures has acquired the comic with new talents attached to the script.

Deadline is reporting that Jeff Wadlow will write the script for Sony. Wadlow's most well known screenplay is for the 2007 horror film "Prey," but he is also known for directing "Never Back Down" in 2008.

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BloodshotWith the film adaptation of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.'s "Kick-Ass" only a few weeks away and reports flying around about his next potential project, a new rumor has director Matthew Vaughn adapting an unexpected comic book property.

According to Latino Review Vaughn is planning an adaptation of "Bloodshot," based on the Valiant Comic book series of the same name. Originally created in 1994 by Kevin VanHook and artist Don Perlin, "Bloodshot" followed a former mob enforcer who's betrayed and killed, then resurrected as a modern-day Frankenstein with nanite-infused blood that allowed him to heal from almost any injury.

[UPDATE: Empire indicates that while a script is indeed being written, "Bloodshot" is by no means certain of being Vaughn's next film — and the rumor is exactly that, nothing more.]

When contacted for comment by MTV News, Vaughn's representatives did not respond in time for publication. Read More...

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'Harbinger'Director Brett Ratner -- he of “X-Men: The Last Stand” fame -- has decided the future looks bright for the cape & tights set. So much so that he’s moving shop from New Line on over to Paramount, and bringing a bunch of comic properties with him -- most notably, “Harbinger” -- the classic, Valiant Comics franchise created by legendary comic writer Jim Shooter.

Given that the news of a possible “Harbinger” film just broke, there will still be some time before any major announcements are made, so instead, Splash Page turned to Shooter for his take on the news, and how he hopes Ratner and Co. handle the next possible comic book blockbuster.

To Shooter, it’s no surprise that “Harbinger” found its way to Hollywood since the title’s history started out geared that way. Read More...

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Splash Page welcomes Ed Tadem to our cover artist family (our custom-designed theme up top). Currently working on the forthcoming "Avengers" animated series, Tadem's work can also be seen in the "Jackie Karma" issues of Image's "'76," and in "Pop Gun, Volume 1." Ed Tadem can be found online at EdTadem.com.
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