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July 2001

Lucy Lawless to guest in 'X-Files'
Posted Monday, July 30, 2001, 7:55PM CDT by Franklin Harris
Lucy Lawless ("Xena: Warrior Princess") has signed to appear in the first two episodes of the upcoming season of "The X-Files." She may appear in additional episodes, according to Variety.

Showtime orders JMS's 'Jeremiah'
Posted Monday, July 30, 2001, 7:50PM CDT by Franklin Harris
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Showtime has ordered 20 episodes of "Jeremiah," the new series from "Babylon 5" creator J. Michael Straczynski. The series, set in a world where a virus wiped out the adult population a few years earlier, will star Luke Perry and Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Production will begin in Vancouver on Sept. 4.

'Iron First' movie gets director
Posted Thursday, July 26, 2001, 8:20PM CDT by Franklin Harris
Artisan Entertainment has announced the director for its feature film production of "Iron Fist" The studio has given the nod to Kirk Wong director of "The Big Hit."

Based on the Marvel Comics character, "Iron Fist" will star Ray Park ("X-Men," "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace").

'Daredevil' movie could start production this year
Posted Wednesday, July 25, 2001, 8:14PM CDT by Franklin Harris
Kevin Feige of Marvel Studios told Comics Continuum that the feature-film version of "Daredevil" could begin filming later this year. Mark Steven Johnson is writing the script based on the Marvel comic book.

'Cowboy Bebop' coming to Cartoon Network
Posted Saturday, July 21, 2001, 10:15AM CDT by Franklin Harris
Bandai's popular anime series "Cowboy Bebop" will air on Cartoon Network this fall, according to a report from Anime Tourist. It will not air as part of CN's Toonami block, which already is home to several anime series. Instead, it will air during CN's new late-night block, Adult Swim, which features cartoons aimed at adults.

UPDATED: Monday, July 23, 2001, 8:45 a.m. CDT

A Cartoon Network spokesman declined to confirm or deny Anime Tourist's report this morning but did say we could expect an announcent of some sort in the coming days. This is a good sign that "Cowboy Bebop" is going to appear on Cartoon Network.

Chan and Li to team up on film (finally!)
Posted Thursday, July 19, 2001, 1:22PM CDT by Franklin Harris
It looks as if Jackie Chan and Jet Li will finally team up on a film project. Cinescape reports that the two will star together in an as yet unnamed film, which will begin production in late 2002. Robert Mark Kamen, who is the screenwriter on another upcoming, untitled Li project, told Cinescape that he will be writing the script for the Chan/Li film.

'Crouching Tiger' action figures unveiled
Posted Monday, July 16, 2001, 8:21AM CDT by Franklin Harris
ICv2 reports that Art Asylum will release four "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" action figures on October or November. The figures will not come with the previously announced comic books, which were to have been produced by Image Comics. The four figures are Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun Fat), Yu Shu Lien (Michele Yeoh), Jen Yu (Zhang Zi Yi) and Lo (Chang Chen).

JLA cartoon may debut in November
Posted Thursday, July 12, 2001, 7:29PM CDT by Franklin Harris
Comics Continuum reports that the "Justice League" cartoon will debut on Cartoon Network on Saturday, Nov. 17.

'Howard the Duck' returns, and so does Gerber
Posted Sunday, July 1, 2001, 10:41AM CDT by Franklin Harris
Howard the Duck creator Steve Gerber told Comics Continuum that he will write a new "Howard the Duck" mini-series for Marvel Comics' new "mature readers" imprint, Marvel Max. Phil Winslade will be the interior artist, and Glenn Fabry will provide the cover art.



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