A few years back, Sony Pictures was developing a feature film adaptation of the Image Comics series Descender. The sci-fi story by bestselling author Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer) and artist Dustin Nguyen (Batman: Streets of Gotham) follows TIM-21, a companion robot who is thrust into a hostile cosmos where androids are outlawed and bounty hunters lurk on every planet. Enough time has passed since then that a sequel comic series called Ascender has been published too, and now both of the comics are in the process of being adapted for television. Read More »
For any film fan even vaguely interested in the technology and craft of filmmaking, the name John Dykstra should need no introduction. He got started with Silent Running, had a major credit on Star Wars, and was a key participant in the development the Dykstraflex motion-controlled camera system, which made possible many of the complex Star Wars special effects.
John Dykstra doesn’t actually have a great many film credits — far fewer than you’d expect from someone who began working in the early ’70s — but now he is set to direct his first film. Super Zero will be based on the graphic novel Tales From the Farm, the first in Jeff Lemire‘s set of Essex County stories, and the project is expected to make its first big showing next month at Comic Con. Read More »