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Beatty Holds Onto His "Dick Tracy"

According to new reports, because of a "pre-existing licensing deal" with Tribune Co. "Archie" Comics cancelled their comic book reboot of "Dick Tracy", as actor Warren Beatty continues to hold onto the character's rights, despite a 'use it' or 'lose it' clause in a long-standing  agreement with Tribune to produce a "Dick Tracy" movie or TV show:

The monthly comic book series was illustrated by Thomas Pitilli...

...with the first cover by Francesco Francavilla.

Created by Chester Gould as a newspaper comic strip, 'Dick Tracy' has so far appeared in five movie serials from 1937 through 1941, six movies, including Beatty's 1990 feature, plus three TV series including animated cartoons.

In a previous announcement of the new comic book series, Tribune Co. was "...very excited to work with Archie Comics. 'Dick Tracy' is an iconic character, who still resonates with his fan base. 

"The reboot of the franchise will keep 'Dick Tracy' and
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"Dick Tracy" Returns

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Archie Comics has confirmed a comic book reboot of "Dick Tracy", available April 11, 2018, as actor Warren Beatty continues to hold onto the character's screen rights, despite a 'use it' or 'lose it' clause in a long-standing  agreement with Tribune Co. to produce a "Dick Tracy" movie or TV show:

The monthly comic book series will be illustrated by Thomas Pitilli...

...with the first cover by Francesco Francavilla.

Created by Chester Gould as a newspaper comic strip, the character has so far appeared in five movie serials from 1937 through 1941, six movies, including Beatty's 1990 feature, plus three TV series including animated cartoons.

Tribune Co. is "...very excited to work with Archie Comics. 'Dick Tracy' is an iconic character, who still resonates with his fan base. 

"The reboot of the franchise will keep 'Dick Tracy' and his cast of rogue villains at the forefront of heroic characters in the battle of good and evil.
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Dick Tracy will return in 2018

Mike Cecchini Kirsten Howard Dec 13, 2017

A new Dick Tracy series exploring the character's early years is coming next year...

In news that is long, long overdue, Dick Tracy will finally return to the world of comics.

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Archie Comics has acquired the rights to publish a Dick Tracy comic, the first time new adventures of comics' most famous cop have been published in comic book form since Kyle Baker and John Moore's 'True Hearts And Tommy Guns' Trilogy in 1990. The new series comes from co-writers Michael Moreci and Alex Segura, with art by Thomas Pitilli.

"The first arc of the series is going back to square one - as we explore the very early days of Dick Tracy's time in The City, soon after the second World War,
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‘Quarry’s War #1′ Review

Written by Max Allan Collins | Art by Szymon Kudranski | Published by Hard Case Crime/Titan Comics

When the Hard Case Crime imprint arrived on the scene, it wasn’t a question of if, but when, they published something by Max Allan Collins. Collins is something of a star in several fields, but is probably best known for writing the graphic novel Road to Perdition, which later became a pretty good film with Tom Hanks and Paul Newman. Me, I love him for his stint writing Batman, his comic book private eye, Ms Tree, and his work on Dick Tracy. He’s also written for TV shows like CSI, there’s no doubting the man loves his crime fiction. All that being said, I have never read the novels or seen the TV show Quarry on which this is based, so am going into this review blind. Let’s take a look.
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‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Logan,’ and More: the Genre-Benders That Are Major Oscar Contenders

‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Logan,’ and More: the Genre-Benders That Are Major Oscar Contenders
Every year, the studios take their best genre successes and try to push them beyond the technical ghetto. Oscar campaigners want to convince critics, guilds, and Oscar voters that their movie rises to the level of art. But it’s rare for fantasy, horror, thriller, action or comic-book movies to pass over to the Best Picture side.

When they do, it tends to be an exception like Peter Jackson’s fantasy “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. All three films scored Best Picture nominations and technical wins: “Fellowship” scored 13 nominations and wins for Makeup, Visual Effects, and Cinematography; “The Two Towers” earned six and won Sound Editing and VFX; and then came the ultimate triumph for the finale “The Return of the King”: a grand sweep of all 11 nominations including Best Picture. But while “Lotr” fell into the fantasy genre, it was boosted by the literary pedigree of J.R.R. Tolkien.
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The Days Of Thunder vs Dick Tracy blockbuster rivalry

Simon Brew Dec 4, 2017

The summer of 1990 was supposed to be a showdown between Dick Tracy and Days Of Thunder. It was a bit of an odd rivalry...

It would be fair to say that the top five movies at the Us box office in 1990 didn’t follow the rule book. In fact, 1990 saw Hollywood’s blockbuster formula falter, to the point that conversations were rife about whether a sea change was coming. Dramtic changes in blockbuster mentality were certainly on the way, as it happened, but not for a decade or so. Yet the seed was planted in 1990 that sure-fire blockbuster hits weren’t always, well, sure-fire blockbuster hits.

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Not that many people saw it coming, Off the back of 1989’s blockbuster business, Hollywood was bullish.
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Why This Could Be the Year That Best-Director Oscar Nominations Finally Tip Toward Women

Why This Could Be the Year That Best-Director Oscar Nominations Finally Tip Toward Women
Kevin Spacey’s Oscar chances, obliterated. Dustin Hoffman’s, gone. While we don’t yet have the hashtag, March 4, 2018 will be remembered as the year that the issue of sexual harassment took center stage at the Dolby Theatre.

If one of the historical perks of Hollywood stardom was the ability to misbehave without consequences, those days are over. Sony pulled Ridley Scott’s AFI Fest closer “All the Money in the World,” which was primed for an awards campaign around Spacey, now accused of multiple instances of sexual harassment and abuse.

While Hoffman presented a Hollywood Film Award Sunday night, it’s unlikely that his crusty New York patriarch will be in the running for “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” after multiple harassment claims — in addition to Meryl Streep’s own account of how he introduced himself by grabbing her breast. (Streep will move into Oscar mode as
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Why This Could Be the Year That Best-Director Oscar Nominations Finally Tip Toward Women

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Why This Could Be the Year That Best-Director Oscar Nominations Finally Tip Toward Women
Kevin Spacey’s Oscar chances, obliterated. Dustin Hoffman’s, gone. While we don’t yet have the hashtag, March 4, 2018 will be remembered as the year that the issue of sexual harassment took center stage at the Dolby Theatre.

If one of the historical perks of Hollywood stardom was the ability to misbehave without consequences, those days are over. Sony pulled Ridley Scott’s AFI Fest closer “All the Money in the World,” which was primed for an awards campaign around Spacey, now accused of multiple instances of sexual harassment and abuse.

While Hoffman accepted a Hollywood Film Award Sunday night, it’s unlikely that his crusty New York patriarch will be in the running for “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” after multiple harassment claims — in addition to Meryl Streep’s own account of how he introduced himself by grabbing her breast. (Streep will move into Oscar mode as
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Danny Elfman’s Score For Justice League Set To Drop On November 10

WaterTower Music is proud to announce the November 10 release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Warner Bros. Pictures’ epic action adventure Justice League. The album features one of the industry’s most versatile and accomplished film composers, Danny Elfman, who is returning to score a DC Super Hero film for the first time since 1992’s Batman Returns.

While bringing his celebrated and unique approach to the Justice League score, Elfman also gives DC fans some special familiar moments. Utilizing memorable character themes to tell the musical story, he incorporates and re-interprets iconic music from past films, including John WilliamsSuperman theme, Hans Zimmer’s Wonder Woman theme, and his own Batman theme. “I’m using the same thematic material that I used back then,” Elfman told Billboard Magazine. “It never actually went away. We’ve got these iconic bits from our past and that’s part of us, that’s part of our heritage.
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Dressing the decades by Anne-Katrin Titze

Luca Guadagnino: "But what I prefer for myself is to be invisible. To really try to - which is probably the greatest of the artifices - to reconstruct something that is not anymore." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Luca Guadagnino's Call Me By Your Name (Chiamami Con Il Tuo Nome), screenplay by James Ivory, based on the novel by André Aciman, shot by cinematographer Sayombhu Mukdeeprom (Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives and Guadagnino's upcoming Suspiria), stars Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet with Michael Stuhlbarg, Esther Garrel, and Amira Casar. At the press conference, moderated by New York Film Festival selection committee member Dennis Lim, the director, when I asked him about the work of costume designer Giulia Piersanti, gave a very detailed response.

Luca Guadagnino referenced the work of Milena Canonero on Warren Beatty's Dick Tracy, Maurice Pialat's A nos amours, and
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Max Allan Collins’ Quarry comes to comics courtesy of Titan and Hard Case Crime

Titan Comics and Hard Case Crime have announced that Road to Perdition author Max Allan CollinsQuarry franchise it coming to comics with the launch of the all-new series Quarry’s War this November. Check out a first look preview here…

“I’m very excited to bring my Quarry character into the world of comics — it’s the first time I’ve transferred one of my mystery series from prose to graphic novels, though I’ve made the opposite trip with Road to Perdition,” said Quarry writer Max Allan Collins. “I am particularly pleased to be able to explore Quarry’s Vietnam experiences — often referred to in the novels, but never directly depicted, and so well handled on the Cinemax TV series — in this visual medium. Szymon has really delivered on my concept of telling two storylines — homefront and war zone — in alternating pages, which I think makes Quarry’s
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Max Allan Collins’ ‘Quarry’ comes to comics!

This November, acclaimed comic writer/novelist Max Allan Collins’ smash hit Quarry series makes the leap to comics for the first time ever – from Titan Comics and Hard Case Crime – in an all-new series titled Quarry’s War.

Titan Comics’ new Quarry series marks the first time that the franchise explores the comic book medium. The comic follows the lead character from the critically acclaimed Cinemax TV show, which The Washington Post said had “a heart-breaking sense of soul.” Penned by Collins, whose other work includes Batman, Dick Tracy, Ms. Tree, and the groundbreaking graphic novel Road to Perdition, which inspired the Academy Award-winning film starring Tom Hanks and Paul Newman, Quarry’s War is illustrated by artist Szymon Kudranski (Batman: Streets of Gotham, Spider-Man, Spawn).

From the press release:

In Quarry’s War, former U.S. Marine sniper Quarry has recently returned from the horrors of the Vietnam War,
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Bruce Campbell wanted to make a Dick Tracy TV series

Mike Cecchini Aug 23, 2017

The world would be a much better place if Bruce Campbell had been allowed to develop and star in a Dick Tracy TV series.

In the late 1990s, the great Bruce Campbell found himself in Disney's orbit, appearing in the 1997 TV movie version of The Love Bug and seven episodes of Ellen on Disney's ABC network.

During this period, Campbell landed a development deal with Disney, which unfortunately didn't lead to any major starring roles or projects, but one property under Disney's control caught his eye as he was browsing through a list of properties under their control: the most famous comic strip detective in history, Dick Tracy

This story comes to light in Bruce Campbell's latest book, Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor, the delightful sequel to his equally delightful If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor.
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Musician to Movie Star: In the Footsteps of Elvis

With the recent 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis, here is a look at those music stars who made a transition to film. Some were more successful than others. Some made a fleeting crossover and some are best forgotten as far as their film careers went…

In terms of the King, Elvis has an undoubtedly huge legacy as far as music goes. His influence as far as attitude, showmanship and indeed the music itself is still being felt. He was in that bracket of the most influential musical acts of his era alongside the Beatles. However his impact on film was also important. He showed that a cultural phenomenon could operate over two platforms.

Beginning in 1956 with Love Me Tender, Elvis would go onto make over 30 films until 1969. A few more iconic than others of course, such as Jailhouse Rock, Viva Las Vegas and some more interesting attempts to
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Soundtracking: "Evita"

It's Madonna's birthday!! Chris Feil looks back at one of her biggest soundtracks...

By the mid-90s, musicals were all but dead, even though Disney created their own resurgence in animated form. Madonna’s career however was always heading toward reviving it: she constantly reinvented the game for the music video and her Breathless Mahoney songstress was Dick Tracy’s genre flirtation device. With her divisive performance in Evita, she brought the cinematic musical back into the popular culture and delivered a hit soundtrack in the process.

And I should qualify that for emphasis: a hit soundtrack to a quasi-opera about propaganda and Argentine political figures when the popular music landscape highlighted Alanis, Tupac, and The Smashing Pumpkins. Madonna did that in arguably the least accommodating musical or cinematic climate, and perhaps only Madonna could have done it. Like it or not, much of the film’s success (even
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Win a digital download of Rules Don’t Apply

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To mark the release of Rules Don’t Apply on 14th August, we’ve been given 2 digital download codes to give away.

It’s Hollywood, 1958. An aspiring young actress, songwriter, beauty queen and devout Baptist virgin, Marla Mabrey (Lily Collins: Mirror Mirror, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Love Rosie), and her young, ambitious, deeply religious Methodist chauffeur, Frank Forbes (Alden Ehrenreich: Hail, Ceasar!, Blue Jasmin), both struggle with the absurd eccentricities of the wildly unpredictable billionaire they work for, Howard Hughes (Warren Beatty: Dick Tracy, Bonnie & Clyde, Reds, Shampoo). Their attraction to each other not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but also defies Hughes’ #1 rule: no employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress. Hughes’ behavior draws them both deeper into his bizarre world and their lives are changed forever.

Please note: This competition is open to
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Titan announces new Hard Case Crime titles at Comic-Con

Titan and Hard Case Crime have announced the next two additions to the Hard Case Crime line of comic books in Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini and Quarry’s War.

Created by acclaimed artist, author, director, and playwright Cynthia Von Buhler (Speakeasy Dollhouse, Evelyn Evelyn, The Countess & Her Cats, Emily and the Strangers), Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini has already garnered praise from​ ​legendary author Neil Gaiman (Sandman) who said: “I was seduced by Cynthia Von Buhler’s artwork. She is a wonder.”

Unappreciated at her father’s detective agency, the fabulous rabbit-loving Minky Woodcock straps on her gumshoes in order to uncover a magical mystery involving the world-famous escape artist, Harry Houdini!

Featuring covers by artist Robert McGinnis – the famous creator of movie posters for classic films such as James Bond and Breakfast at Tiffany’s and acclaimed comics legend David Mack (Kabuki), the first
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Revisiting the film of Stephen King's Misery

Rebecca Lea Jul 31, 2017

It won Kathy Bates an Oscar for her role as Annie Wilkes. We take a look back at the adaptation of Stephen King's Misery...

The film: Paul Sheldon (James Caan) has just finished a new book, his first since he decided to end his bestselling Misery Chastain series by killing off his eponymous heroine. On his way to deliver the manuscript, he crashes his car and is severely injured. He’s rescued by local resident Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates), who just happens to be his “number one fan”. However, when Annie finds out that the author has killed off her favourite character, Paul’s recovery turns into a nightmare.

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By
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Dick Van Dyke to receive Britannia award

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Dick Van Dyke to receive Britannia award
Comedian ‘apologises’ for Cockney accent in Mary Poppins.

Dick Van Dyke will receive the Britannia Award For Excellence In Television from BAFTA La in October.

The celebrated actor and comedian will collect his honour at the 2017 Amd British Academy Britannia Awards on October 27 in Beverly Hills.

The 91-year-old entertainer has earned five Emmys, a Tony, a Grammy, the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award, and induction into in Television Hall of Fame in a career spanning more than seven decades.

Television credits include The Dick Van Dyke Show, Jake And The Fatman, and Diagnosis Murder. In film he famously appeared in Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, as well as Dick Tracy, and more recently the Night At The Museum films. He won a Tony for Bye Bye Birdie.

“I appreciate this opportunity to apologise to the members of BAFTA for inflicting on them the most atrocious Cockney accent in the history of cinema,” Van Dyke said
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Warren Beatty to Receive Screenwriters Colony Honor

Warren Beatty to Receive Screenwriters Colony Honor
Warren Beatty has been selected for a tribute by the Screenwriters Colony, a Massachusetts-based non-profit residency and mentorship program that supports emerging writers.

Beatty will be honored at the group’s fifth Annual Summer Soiree on July 22 at Almanack Arts Colony in Nantucket, Mass. Sarah Treem, creator of the Showtime series “The Affair” and an alumna of Screenwriters Colony, will speak about her professional experiences and the impact the Colony has played in her life.

The tribute portion of the event will include a conversation with Beatty. Annette Bening, Beatty’s wife of 25 years, will join him at the event to celebrate.

Beatty has been nominated for 14 Academy Awards – four for Best Actor, four for Best Picture, two for Best Director, three for Original Screenplay, and one for Adapted Screenplay. He won Best Director for “Reds” and is the only person to have been twice-nominated for acting in, directing, writing, and producing the same film,
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