Christopher Nolan, probably the most important director in Warner Bros’ roster since he directed the record breaking Batman sequel The Dark Knight, is now looking to be guiding the hopes and dreams of another DC character.
In surprise news coming out of Hollywood, now that Nolan is working on post production for his Summer release Inception, he not only is working on a script for a 3rd Batman movie, but he is also going to be “mentoring” the development of the next Superman film.
While I’m not sure that Nolan is the best person for the Superman style or aesthetic, I think he has a great knack for translating a comic book to the theatrical world, giving fantastical tales an element of necessary realism.
I’m pleased that he’s not the director for the Superman film, but I certainly think this is a risk taking and eyebrow raising move from Warner Bros.
Will it pan out? We’ll find out soon enough – Warner Bros has to be working on a new Superman film by 2011.
Holy crap, we’ve got another giveaway here at Blast-O-Rama!
The fine folks promoting the new novel Horns by Joe Hill have offered me 2 copies of the book to give to my readers, and well, it’s super easy to enter. Just drop your name in the comments (and be sure to leave an e-mail), and I’ll pick 2 random folks to give books to!
Not sure what Horns is? It’s the latest release by author Joe Hill, due to hit shelves on February 16th.
Here’s the synopsis:
“We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.” –– Oscar Wilde
Proceed with caution. HORNS dead ahead.
Ignatius Martin Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke the next morning with a headache, put his hands to his temples, and felt something unfamiliar, a pair of knobby pointed protuberances. He was so ill––wet-eyed and weak––he didn’t think anything of it at first, was too hung-over for thinking or worry. But when he was swaying above the toilet, he glanced at himself in the mirror over the sink and saw he had grown horns while he slept.He lurched in surprise, and for the second time in twelve hours he pissed on his feet.
So begins a twisted, terrifying new novel of psychological, supernatural suspense called HORNS (William Morrow; On Sale February 16; 2010; Hardcover; $25.99; ISBN: 978-0-06-114795-1), from Joe Hill, the bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box.
The second son of a renowned musician and doting mother, and the younger brother of a late-night TV star, Ig Perrish had a privileged life and expectations of a bright future with his childhood sweetheart, Merrin Williams. But his seemingly perfect life takes an unexpected and horribly dark turn when Merrin is brutally murdered and suspicion falls hard on Ig.
A year passes, but Ig is nowhere near over his grief or his rage––feelings that come to a head in a lost evening of drinking and hate. When he awakes the next morning he discovers that he has undergone a surreal transformation, and is in possession of an incredible power. Everyone he encounters has the uncontrollable urge to tell him things about their innermost desires and intentions, and whenever Ig touches someone, he instantly knows their darkest secrets. It isn’t long before he turns his terrible new abilities towards vengeance. Unfortunately Ig is about to learn that when it comes to revenge, the devil is in the details …
HORNS is one of the most original and deliciously frightening novels of the supernatural anyone is bound to read this year.
Sounds like a heck of a read, yes? All you need to do to get a copy, just leave a comment on this post, and come Monday, February 15th, I’ll choose 2 winners. Feel free to enter as many times as you like! US Residents only, please!
Give it up for our contest winners: Barb Fischer & Daine Birch! Barb, Daine – Check your inboxes!