DMZDC Entertainment's Vertigo imprint contains some of the best (and frequently bleakest) comic books on the market today, including Brian Wood's soon-to-conclude series "DMZ." If you're hoping to see a live-action adaptation of the project some day, you may get your wish — but it doesn't sound likely any time soon.

On his blog, Wood revealed that a television version of "DMZ" has been in the works for a little while now, but the deal has apparently fallen through.

"We also had a near miss with setting DMZ up as a television show, at a verrrry respectable network, and its a bit crushing," Wood wrote on his blog. "I had hoped the whole new 'DC Entertainment' meant they’d be better about this sort of thing… and this deal seemed like a gift from heaven… but apparently not."



Six years before Francis Lawrence directed "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson in "Water For Elephants," the filmmaker was behind the camera for a big-screen adaptation of one of Vertigo's most celebrated comic book series, "Hellblazer."

The 2005 film "Constantine" cast Keanu Reeves as supernatural detective John Constantine, and received mixed reviews from mainstream audiences, but found success at the box office (over $230 million worldwide), and talk of a potential sequel has popped up nearly every year since its release. When MTV News spoke to Lawrence during the "Water For Elephants" press junket, we asked the director for an update.

"It's interesting that over the years, 'Constantine' seems like it's become... like it has this sort of cult following, which has been great," said Lawrence. "It's been embraced." Read More...

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SandmanIt was less than 24 hours ago that a report hit the 'net alleging that plans for a television series based on Neil Gaiman's award-winning "Sandman" comics had stalled out — but now it looks like rumors of the project's demise had been greatly exaggerated.

This afternoon, DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns took to Twitter to clarify yesterday's comments from "Supernatural" creator Eric Kripke, the former front-runner to helm "Sandman" on The CW. According to Johns, a "Sandman" series is not only still in the works, Gaimain himself will be involved with the project.

"Correction to world: The Sandman is AWAKE! :) Psyched to be working with @neilhimself on developing one of the greatest series ever!" wrote Johns. Read More...

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SandmanSorry to get your hopes up, "Sandman" fans — it looks like plans for a television series based on Neil Gaiman's groundbreaking comic have fallen through yet again.

Back in September, it was reported that the television arm of Warner Bros. was in the process of acquiring the rights to the series through sister company DC Entertainment, with “Supernatural" creator Eric Kripke the top choice to develop the project. And while Kripke was indeed the front-runner for the project, he had some bad news for fans at last weekend's PaleyFest "Supernatural" event in Los Angeles.

“Unfortunately, for a lot of varying reasons, Sandman is not in the works, at least for this season," he told The Hollywood Reporter. Read More...

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PreacherAt this point, it's easier to list all of the directors who haven't been connected with a a live-action adaptation of the Vertigo comic book series "Preacher" at one point or another. From Mark Steven Johnson ("Ghost Rider") to Sam Mendes ("American Beauty") — and even Darren Aronofsky ("Black Swan") — the list of filmmakers associated with the project is long, and getting longer.

Earlier this week, SlashFilm reported that one of its "well placed Hollywood spys" [sic] had indicated that "I Am Number Four" director D.J. Caruso was currently in talks to direct the long-awaited "Preacher" movie. While the initial report offered little in the way of official confirmation, Spinoff Online now indicates that the subject of "Preacher" came up in conversation with the director hours before the original rumor began circulating. Read More...

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FablesIt was announced two years ago that a television adaptation of Bill Willingham's "Fables" was headed to the ABC network as an hourlong drama, but since then, very few details have emerged on the developing series — and sadly for "Fables" fans, it appears that there's a good reason why.

Willingham told io9 in a recent interview that while he's not completely sure on the status of the "Fables" TV show, he doesn't expect that the version that was announced in 2008 is still on the way.

"The TV show that was prematurely announced is probably dead," he said, adding: "Don't hold me to that, because I don't know. Hopefully, I'll know before it airs, but I'm kind of out of the loop." 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...


Grant MorrisonNot too long ago, I spoke to veteran comic book writer Grant Morrison about his upcoming movie "Sinatoro," a surreal, Hitchcock-influenced, psychedelic adventure that he's hard at work scripting.

After offering up all the details he could reveal about "Sinatoro," Morrison also shared a few updates on some of the other projects he's involved with these days, including the long-awaited adaptation of his "We3" miniseries, the recently announced "Joe The Barbarian" movie, and that mysterious BBC television series he's working on with "Push" director Paul McGuigan and actor Stephen Fry.


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Y; The Last ManA potential adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan's celebrated comic book series "Y: The Last Man" has bounced around in Hollywood for years now, with little movement past the script stage. Most recently, "I Am Number Four" director D.J. Caruso reported that he was still "loosely attached" to the project, though he indicated that the massive amount of source material and differences with the studio over how to present it — as a solo movie or a trilogy — had left the project in limbo.

However, movie blog Latino Review reported an anonymously sourced rumor back in March that "Incredible Hulk" director Louis Leterrier was "circling" the "Y: The Last Man" adaptation, though the project was still plagued by internal differences at studio New Line Cinema regarding the proper approach to the film.

I spoke with Leterrier recently regarding the "Y; The Last Man" rumor, and along with receiving some confirmation of his dealings with the studio, he also offered up some thoughts on how he'd approach such an ambitious adaptation. Read More...

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Anthony BourdainStar of the Travel Channel show "No Reservations," Anthony Bourdain broke out some hard-hitting writing when he released his memoir "Kitchen Confidential" — but he's decided to try his hand at creating a graphic novel as well. Bourdain let his project slip in an interview earlier this year, but it's official now, and it won't be about gyros.

He'll be aided by novelist Joel Rose of "Kill Kill Faster Faster" and artist Langdon Foss, whose work has appeared in "Heavy Metal." Together, they're synthesizing a "futuristic action thriller" called "Get Jiro!" which was just announced at New York Comic Con.

The genre choice may surprise Bourdain's followers, but it's said to be focusing on American obsessions with exotic cuisine in manic, violent and extreme ways. Such subject matter is well within the realm of topics Bourdain has addressed before in his career, though. The title character is a sushi chef who earns the respect and pursuit of some established master chefs. Read More...

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