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JohnMcMahon    566

I believe it's some sort of foreign arty movie, so there's a good chance there will be - would explain why Mike had a camera crew with im in The Ship.

 

"In this scene, our hero (porn dealer Mikey Caring) distributes his wares to the dregs of society".

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James    38

This is a really negative thread, isn't it?

 

I can't wait to see Frost Flowers, myself. I e-mailed the film company months ago, asking about how production was progressing, but they gave me a very brief non-commital "yes, the film is being produced at the moment" reply, along with a query about how I'd heard of it. I was going to try and come up with some excuse about uni newspapers or something to press them for more info, but real life intruded on my cunning plan and I forgot about it.

 

Might as well add a bit of content to this thread by ripping off someone's else's:

 

http://www.slushfactory.com/content/EpVlVFklZAmiBZDaKS.php

What else? I've got a movie in pre-production - Frost Flowers, from Hadaly Pictures. That's an erotic ghost story. The guys behind Hadaly are just amazing, and they've dealt me in on all the decision-making so far: it's going to be great fun seeing that project come to completion, if God spares us all (yeah, I know, that's an odd thing for an atheist to say – just force of habit).

 

I can't say anything just yet about the plot of Frost Flowers, but it's very different in tone and approach from anything I've done before, in any medium. That's probably because it evolved out of a three-way meeting of minds between me, the director (Andrea) and the producer(Alex), over some wonderful sessions: we're very much on the same wavelength. Their first feature, Luminal, is debuting at the Venice festival this Summer. It's a vampire flick with no vampires in it, according to Andrea... Anyway, we're looking at life and death and all the odd states in between, and we're doing this through the exploration of a love relationship that seems doomed but goes through some unexpected permutations.

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JohnMcMahon    566

I started this thread cause someone sent me a link to a site that was meant to have info on the flick....it didn't and I'm waiting for him to get back to me with a real link.

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JohnMcMahon    566

Orbit signs new book deals: Sullivan, Carey, Bakker

http://www.thealienonline.net/ao_030.asp?t...scid=6&iid=2639

 

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"Also acquired three books in a supernatural thriller series provisionally titled Castor, by Mike Carey, the acclaimed writer of Lucifer and Hellblazer, amongst others." Ooh. Keep talking... "They will feature a freelance exorcist by the name of Felix Castor, and if you think a male, British version of (Orbit's tremendously successful authors such as) Laurell K. Hamilton, Kelley Armstrong, Tanya Huff or Charlaine Harris you won't be far wrong.

 

"The first book is scheduled for early '06, but readers wanting to get an idea of what to expect should check out Lucifer and Hellblazer to whet their appetites (there, that should get me a pint from the author…)."

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JohnMcMahon    566

Castor's a bit of a naff name for a magic-type too but I'm well on for this - Mike's a busy boy these days, what with novels and movies in the works - wonder if he'll have much time for writing comics now.

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James    38

Blimey, I hope so. I'd hate for him to do a Neil Gaiman and reduce his comic-writing to those times when he has to pay his lawyers or buy a conservatory for the house or something.

 

But hey, whatever makes him happy. I imagine the money's better in novels, too.

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JohnMcMahon    566

I hope he still has a longform, original creator-owner property in him - I think every writer should have at least one such project to their name, especially in this day and age where creator-owned is a much more viable option then it was back in the day.

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Mark    333

Don't like the list of names used as comparison points there. The ones I'm familiar with are responsible for some of the more tedious, uninspired action-horror guff it's been my displeasure to encounter. Hmmm....I'm hoping this'll be good, but I'm not holding my breath.

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JohnMcMahon    566

From Newsarama -

 

In a nice writeup in Malaysia’s The Star Online, My Faith in Frankie artist and Malinky Robot creator Sonny Liew, a look at the Liew’s upcoming work is given, with a report that Malinky Robot may soon find a home with Slave Labor, and that he is re-teaming with Mike Carey and Marc Hempel for another Vertigo project, The Regifters.

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JohnMcMahon    566

From Marvel's March solicitations -

 

SPELLBINDERS #1 (of 6)

Written by MIKE CAREY

Pencils and Cover by MIKE PERKINS

Getting through high school is hard enough without having to watch your back the whole

time, but magic can give you a real edge over the competition. When fifteen-year-old

Kim Vesco moves from Chicago to Salem, MA, she finds that the local student body is

divided into rival factions of witches and non-witches, with both sides bidding for her

allegiance. And if that weren't enough, an unknown force seems to want her...dead!

Between the tribal loyalties of the schoolyard and the brutal, fight-or-die logic of the

mage-war, Kim has to steer a course that will keep her alive until she can take the fight

back to her enemy and reveal the true identity of someone she thought she already knew:

herself.

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

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James    38

No, but I thought it.

 

Then I thought that as it was going to be written by Carey it should be at the least worth pursuing. I'm just wondering whether - this being a Marvel book - editorial fuckuppery will spoil it in any way, and where the links to the Marvel Universe are. I'm worried that Dr. Strange or Wolverine or some other superspanner is going to turn up partway through and spoil it all for me. Maybe I'll wait for the X-Axis review...

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Don't get me wrong, I think Mike'll do a grand job but this is a concept we've seen twice aleady in the last 12 months neither time in a particularly successful fashion.

 

I'm wondering if Marvel/DC are attempting to fill the vacuum left by Buffy.

 

I'd rather see Mike writing superheroes for a change.

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