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Zombie Survival GuideBack in July, I was proud to bring you the exclusive scoop that author Max Brooks' "World War Z" and "Zombie Survival Guide" (as well as the "Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks" comics) had both been optioned by Paramount for live-action adaptations, with Brad Pitt attached to star in the "World War Z" movie.

With Brooks scheduled to make an appearance at this weekend's Long Beach Comic Con in support of "Recorded Attacks" and the rest of his zombie-friendly projects (as well as his recent "G.I. Joe: Hearts & Minds" miniseries), I caught up with the writer to get an update on his long list of current and future projects. What I didn't expect, however, was to find a fellow fan of Galador's greatest hero: Rom, Spaceknight.

MTV NEWS: You have a lot on you plate these days, so let's kick things off with "Recorded Attacks." How do you feel about the finished project there and the translation from smaller segments in the novel to a full-on comic book? Read More...

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Thomas JaneOne of my favorite actors in the biz these days, "Hung" star Thomas Jane never shies away from talking comics and comic book movies when I interview him. That didn't change when I spoke with him about the upcoming double-screening of "Dark Country," his noir-fueled directorial debut, at Long Beach Comic Con.

The film will receive two 3-D screenings this weekend, including a Saturday night screening with commentary from director and star Jane, production designer Tim Bradstreet (no stranger to the comics world there, either), and Ray Zone, the 3-D supervisor on the film. While we discussed "Dark Country" at length during the conversation, we also spent a little while chatting about past, present, and future comic book movies and his take on where the genre is headed.

"I think I dodged a bullet there," said Jane of "Jonah Hex," this year's critically panned live-action film based on DC's scarred bounty hunter. Originally rumored as a contender for the lead role, Jane confirmed that he read an early script and would've loved to star in a "Jonah Hex" movie — "but not the one that they did." Read More...

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Steven Yeun - The Walking DeadEarlier this week, we gave you an exclusive first look at "The Walking Dead" #78 photo cover that will debut at Long Beach Comic Con on Halloween weekend, featuring a host of zombies from AMC's upcoming television series. Today, we have yet another exclusive "Walking Dead" announcement for you!

Actor Steven Yeun, who plays Glenn on "The Walking Dead" television series, will be appearing at LBCC on Sunday afternoon for a special signing event at the Image Comics booth. Yeun will sign copiesof "The Walking Dead" at the Image booth (#218) from 12 PM - 2 PM on Sunday, October 31 — mere hours before the series makes its long-awaited premiere on AMC that night!

Image Comics will also be giving out copies of "The Walking Dead" #75 with each ticket to the signing, which you can pick up on Sunday beginning at 10 AM. Read More...

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Louis LeterrierBack when "Incredible Hulk" director Louis Leterrier was bringing "Clash of the Titans" back to the big screen, his name was one of several that came up as potential directors for "The Avengers," Marvel's upcoming superhero team-up extravaganza. While Leterrier himself confirmed that he'd discussed the gig with Marvel, the job ultimately went to another geek-friendly filmmaker, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" creator Joss Whedon.

I spoke to Leterrier recently ahead of his appearance at Long Beach Comic Con on Saturday, October 30, for an afternoon panel alongside fellow French filmmaker Pitof, who directed 2004's "Catwoman" and served as the visual effects supervisor on "Alien: Resurrection."

Along with sharing his thoughts on French filmmakers' attraction to comic book movies, Leterrier offered up some details about his "Avengers" pitch to Marvel Studios, and why he just wouldn't be the right director for certain superheroes' big-screen adventures. Read More...

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The Walking DeadWith the Halloween premiere of "The Walking Dead" fast approaching, I don't think I'm alone in noticing a few more shambling, flesh-hungry creatures with lifeless eyes and pasty skin than usual on my daily commute through Manhattan. In fact, it's hard to go anywhere without seeing promotion for AMC's upcoming television series about life after the zombie apocalypse — and I love every bit of it.

However, for fellow fans of Robert Kirkman's award-winning comic book series (and the upcoming television series based on it), there's yet another piece of "Walking Dead" swag you'll want to get your hands on in the run-up to the series' premiere. An upcoming variant issue of "The Walking Dead" comic book will be available Halloween weekend at the Long Beach Comic Con for the awesome price of free, featuring a brand new photo cover ripped straight from the live-action "Walking Dead" TV series.

The three-day show kicks off October 29 at the Long Beach Convention Center in California, and the good folks at LBCC and Image Comics have provided Splash Page readers with the first, exclusive look at the cover! Read More...

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