Will Smith’s Overbrook to produce Harlem Hellfighters movie, plus author to sign copies at upcoming event

Variety reports that Sony Pictures has acquired the rights to World War Z author Max Brooks’ graphic novel The Harlem Hellfighters for Overbrook Entertainment to adapt into a film. According to the report, Jada Pinkett Smith’s younger brother Caleeb Pinkett, and James Lassiter will produce The Harlem Hellfighters movie for Overbrook, with author Brooks writing ….

Grandmaster Ron Van Clief autobiography The Hanged Man released

The Hanged Man is the astonishing true story of Grandmaster Ron Van Clief, a man surrounded by trauma and violence, who’s forced to become a superman in order to survive. The events that forged Ron Van Clief are brought on by harsh circumstances, racism, and tragic choices. With an iron will, he becomes “The Black ….

Comeback Kings comic weaves a world where Bruce Lee is sensei to Tupac Shakur, Elvis Presley and Andy Kaufman?

I just found out about the comic Comeback Kings, but the first issue was released sometime last year, and issue two hit stores this week. The indie comic signifies the continued influence of martial arts – embodied by Bruce Lee – on popular culture. In this case, Bruce is the leader of a worn out ….

Piper Laurie to attend screenings of cult classics The Hustler and Carrie

Actress Piper Laurie, who’s appeared in cult cinema classics such as Carrie, The Hustler, The Faculty, Storyville, and Other People’s Money, will make a special appearance during a revival screening series that will include the films The Hustler and Carrie. Laurie will meet fans, be the focus of an on-stage interview, and host a book ….

Cult Cinema Icon Roger Corman to preview documentary biopic during NYCC 2011

Legendary cult film producer Roger Corman will be making a rare convention appearance during New York Comic-Con 2011 to preview Anchor Bay Films’ Corman’s World documentary, along with current and upcoming theatrical and home entertainment releases from Anchor Bay. Oscar-winning producer Corman will appear at the 2011 New York Comic-Con on Saturday, October 15th to ….

Director and cast of The Crazies to greet fans and sign DVDs at Dark Delicacies

Something strange is happening in the picture-perfect Midwestern town of Ogden Marsh. One by one, the inhabitants are transforming into mindless killers…and no one is immune. On June 29th, Anchor Bay Entertainment will unleash The Crazies – a terrifying reinvention of the George A. Romero classic – on Blu-ray and DVD. Directed by Breck Eisner ….

Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams to appear at Barnes & Noble book signing for The Time Traveler’s Wife

Actors Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams will join director Robert Schwentke and producer Dede Gardner to discuss bringing Audrey Niffenegger’s best-selling novel The Time Traveler’s Wife from book to screen. Priority seating available with book purchase. Date: Friday, July 31, 2009, starting at 7:30 PM Location: Barnes & Noble Lincoln Triangle, 1972 Broadway, New York, ….

More on The Strain – Del Toro book signings in L.A. and N.Y.C. and The Strain book trailer

I’m getting more excited about The Strain by the day. The website looks great, and now there’s this book trailer making the rounds, that puts things on a whole new level. I think the only reason no one’s announced that he’ll make film adaptations from this series, is his incredibly busy schedule. But can that ….