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August 2002

'Lady Death' anime still on track
Posted Tuesday, August 27, 2002, 5:23AM CDT by Franklin Harris
Despite the demise of Chaos! Comics, the flagship Chaos! character is still getting her movie. ICv2.com reports that ADV Films' animated "Lady Death" movie is going forward. ADV hopes the 72-minute film, now being animated in Korea, will be ready for direct-to-DVD release for Halloween 2003.

Nickelodeon to air new 'Speed Racer'
Posted Saturday, August 17, 2002, 8:33AM CDT by Franklin Harris
The 1997, Japanese-produced remake of "Speed Racer" will air on Nickelodeon begining August 25, reports Toon Zone. This is not the same series as the American-produced "Speed Racer," which aired in 1993.

Chaos Comics to close shop, sell assets
Posted Saturday, August 17, 2002, 8:24AM CDT by Franklin Harris
Chaos Comics, which has published the adventures of Lady Death, Evil Ernie and other characters for almost a decade, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy Friday, according to Newsarama. Chaos Publisher Brian Pulido said the company will not reorganize. "Chapter 11 is what Marvel [Comics] did ? it's bankruptcy protection for reorganization," Pulido told Newsarama. "What we're doing is Chapter 7, which is bankruptcy for liquidation ? it's selling all assets. We're done. That's that."

Pulido did not say how the sale of Chaos assets, including characters, might affect the animated "Lady Death" film in production at ADV Films.

'Femme Fatale' set for November 17
Posted Tuesday, August 13, 2002, 12:35PM CDT by Franklin Harris
Brian De Palma's latest film, "Femme Fatale," starring Rebecca Romijn-Stamos and Antonio Banderas, finally has a release date. Warner Bros. plans to open the movie in North America on November 17.

'Batman vs. Superman' will wait on 'Troy'
Posted Tuesday, August 13, 2002, 12:30PM CDT by Franklin Harris
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Batman vs. Superman" won't go before the cameras early next year as previously planned. That is because its director, Wolfgang Petersen, is directing "Troy," a film adaptation of Homer's "Iliad," first. "Troy" is set for release in 2004. Petersen, however, will continue pre-production work on "Batman vs. Superman" in the meantime.

Wildstorm to produce new 'Robotech' comic
Posted Thursday, August 1, 2002, 6:50PM CDT by Franklin Harris

'Escape from New York' goes anime
Posted Thursday, August 1, 2002, 8:13AM CDT by Franklin Harris
Just in case you missed it buried in yesterday's press release about the upcoming comic book based on Snake Plissken, the main character in the film "Escape From New York," director John Carpenter's one-eyed anti-hero will also star in an anime-style sequel to the "Escape" films. Kurt Russel will provide the voice for the character he played in "Escape From New York" and "Escape From L.A."

'Clones' attack Nov. 11 on DVD
Posted Thursday, August 1, 2002, 5:32AM CDT by Franklin Harris
The special edition DVD of "Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones" arrives on Nov. 11 with a retail price of $29.98. DVD File.com has the full specs for the 2-disc set, which will be available in separate widescreen and pan-and-scan versions.



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