Idris ElbaIt sounds like Idris Elba is already looking beyond the "The Losers" for his next potential project—but he isn't straying far from DC's Vertigo imprint.

In speaking with Slash Film, the actor—who plays betrayed black ops agent Roque in the aforementioned Vertigo adaptation—is looking to load up his schedule with "100 Bullets," based off of the recently concluded comic book series by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso.

"There's a thing that Vertigo [does] called 100 Bullets. I like that," said Elba. "I think it could be an interesting little thing. I've just started reading it and it could be quite interesting." Read More...

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DESCWith all the hub-bub surrounding the 20th anniversary of "Say Anything," it seems a little weird to think of actor John Cusack as a potential lead for "Preacher," Sam Mendes' in-development adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's very adult-oriented comic book series. However, that could indeed be the one comic book movie he's chasing these days—or something very similar to it.

In an interview with io9, Cusack described a comic book movie floating around Hollywood that he's trying to get involved with—and the description sounds an awful lot like a certain story about an ex-Preacher, his trigger-happy girlfriend and a vampire who set out to teach God a lesson.

"It's a vampire and a killer, and they're on the road, and it's this really strange story," said Cusack. Read More...

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AirTHE STORY: "Air" by G. Willow Wilson (W) and M. K. Perker (A) - DC/Vertigo

WHAT IT'S ABOUT: An acrophobic (afraid of heights) flight attendant gets mixed up with a mysterious terrorist group after an encounter with a globe-trotting stranger.

Airplane hijackings, kidnappings, trips to mythical cities and reality-bending adventures ensue as she struggles to make some sense of her new relationship and the trouble she's welcomed into her life.


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BladeHalloween season always provides reminders of the various creatures permeating popular culture, but you don't need the spook-filled holiday to raise awareness for vampires—thanks to shows like "True Blood" and the blockbuster "Twilight" franchise, everybody and their grandmother are well aware of the blood-sucking menace.

What some might not be as aware of is the multitude of both terrifying and terrific vampire characters within the comic book pantheon. There are so many compelling vampires on the paneled page, in fact, that I can only list a handful of my favorites.

Check out five of my personal favorite comic book vampires, then check back in with us in the comments for some of yours! Read More...

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Stephen KingAcclaimed horror novelist Stephen King is hardly a stranger to comic books thanks to Marvel's adaptations of "The Dark Tower" and "The Stand," and Del Rey's upcoming adaptation of "The Talisman," but the writer is looking to branch out into unchartered territory with entirely original comic book content.

According to The New York Times, King will co-write a new series titled "American Vampire" for DC Comics' Vertigo imprint. The title's first five-issue arc will feature two 16-page stories, one written by King and the other written by Scott Snyder. Rafael Albuquerque will illustrate.

"American Vampire" focuses on "a new breed of vampire through the lens of different eras in American history," according to The Times. Snyder's story features a vampire named Pearl seeking fame during the jazz age, while King tells the tale of "Skinner Sweet, the first American vampire who does not fear the sun." Read More...

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Bruce CampbellLongtime Sam Raimi collaborator and "Spider-Man" cameo aficionado Bruce Campbell is said to have a "meaty role" in "Spider-Man 4," but whether that means he'll play one of the film's villains or just have a larger guest stint is unclear at the moment.

Right now, Splash Page readers have the opportunity to weigh in on who Campbell should play in the fourth "Spider-Man" movie, but the brainstorming doesn't end there!

Campbell—an absolute superstar in the geek genre thanks to the "Evil Dead" franchise, "Bubba Ho-Tep" and more—would be great in a variety of comic book roles outside of "Spider-Man 4," don't you think? Read More...

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Zoe SaldanaHardly a week goes by without "The Losers" being mentioned in the Twitter Report, thanks in large to the constant updating from both the cast as well as the comic book's creators, Andy Diggle and Jock.

While we've already seen the full line-up of "The Losers" cast in one form or another, today brings the first official shot of Zoe Saldana as Aisha—the lone female member of the betrayed intelligence operatives—courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.

The image isn't exactly action-packed, but it's certainly our best look yet at Saldana as Aisha, who Entertainment Weekly described as "a mysterious Middle-Eastern hellion." Diggle, who recently visited the Puerto Rico-based production set, echoed that description of the character. Read More...

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Swamp ThingSuperhero movies are all the rage right now, but it's the decidedly kid-unfriendly, non-superhero titles of Vertigo Comics that seem to be getting quite a bit of attention from movie executives, too—and now, another Vertigo character could be emerging from the swampy depths and into theaters.

Collider reports that producer Joel Silver—currently promoting the release of "Whiteout" based on the Oni Press comic book by Greg Rucka and Steve Lieber—is interested in pursuing a new "Swamp Thing" movie, based on the popular DC Comics and Vertigo character.

"I'm developing a picture now that I'd like to do," said Silver. "I'll hopefully do 'Swamp Thing,' which is a movie we've had for a long time. We think that would be great to do in 3D. There are a couple of projects I'm thinking about [for the format] but not everything." Read More...

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The LosersSo far, shots from the "Losers" set in Puerto Rico have revealed Jeffrey Dean Morgan waving a gun, flipped vehicles, and at least one big explosion. Writer Andy Diggle has even weighed in, helping to connect what readers of his comics are seeing to what originally occurred in the books. Now, a Spanish-language site appears to show another scene being filmed, featuring a helicopter hovering in front of an AIG building.

The sequence, featuring a Miami Police helicopter appears to take place in San Juan's banking district, according to El Nuevo Día, who posted a video and photo. Read More...


The LosersYesterday, we saw some explosive footage from the set of "The Losers," director Sylvain White's live-action adaptation of Andy Diggle and Jock's action-packed series. Now we have a few more photos from the set of the film to check out, including a few new shots of stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chris Evans, Idris Elba and Columbus Short, as well as some of the heavy-duty hardware they're bringing out for the film.

Posted over on fan site, the gallery includes a few images of the aforementioned cast members getting prepped for a scene, as well as some shots of an overturned jeep and a military helicopter taking off. Actress Zoe Saldana is conspicuously absent from the shots (from what I can tell), so could this be a scene that takes place early in the story's timeline, before her character, Aisha, connects with the left-for-dead team of operatives? Read More...

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