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Did 'Ready Player One' Hype Translate to Box Office Success?
The panel of screenwriters Ernest Cline (author of the original novel and collaborator on the film's script) and Zak Penn, along with film stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Lena Waithe, Ben Mendelsohn, Philip Zhao, and Win Morisaki were charming as all get out. They regaled the audience with tales of working with Spielberg on set[...]
ROM spaceknight
Coming off the adaptation of the Ernest Cline novel Ready Player One for Steven Spielberg, writer Zak Penn has been tapped for the adaptation of ROM: The Spaceknight for Hasbro's Allspark Pictures and Paramount Pictures Based on the Hasbro toy ROM (short for read-only memory) of the 1980s, it was then introduced to readers in[...]
[#WonderCon] That Time George Lucas Visited the Ready Player One Set
Moderator Scott Mantz, author Ernie Cline, screenwriter Zak Penn, cast members Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Lena Waithe, Phillip Zhou, and Win Morisaki (also his translator, whose name I never got). The film screened back at South by Southwest (SXSW) and was pretty much the main movie discussed over the weekend by fans, critics, and professionals in[...]
First Reactions for 'Ready Player One' Are in From #SXSW
There was talk earlier in the day as to whether or not Ready Player One director Steven Spielberg would show up for the evening's events, but he did. Steven Freakin' Spielberg at the world premiere for Ready Player One!!! #sxsw — James Y Rauhut (@seejamescode) March 12, 2018 "This is not a film that we've made, it is, I promise[...]
Len Wiseman To Direct Zak Penn-Scripted Sci-Fi Thriller Black Chapter
Len Wiseman is a pretty divisive director, but like it or not, he's something of a go-to guy when it comes to directing big action spectacles, and Skydance, the production company behind the new Terminator reboot, are giving him another shot. A new sci-fi thriller called Black Chapter is in his crosshairs, and he'll direct from[...]
Avatar Plug of the Week – HERO WORSHIP #6
The most original super hero series concludes its first arc today, by writers Zak Penn (Avengers, X-Men II & III movies, Alphas TV show) and Scott Murphy (Star Wars The Clone Wars TV show)! All of Adam's life has lead up to this surreal moment – from worshiping the godly superhero Zenith to becoming the super-powered Apex to discovering the truth about his idol[...]
Avatar Plug of the Week – HERO WORSHIP #5
This year's most original super hero series continues today, by writers Zak Penn (Avengers, X-Men II & III movies, Alphas TV show) and Scott Murphy (Star Wars The Clone Wars TV show)! The bombshell is dropped and Adam's life is changed irrevocably.  He's seen his idol close up and realizes the hero isn't all that he seems.  Now Mara[...]
Avatar Plug of the Week – HERO WORSHIP #4
Zak Penn (writer of the Avengers, X-Men II & III movies, and the Alphas TV show) and Scott Murphy (writer of Star Wars The Clone Wars) are delivering this year's most original super hero series! Adam thinks his life is over.  His big chance to be a superhero alongside his idol, Zenith, has turned into a nightmare that saw several people[...]
Avatar Plug of the Week – HERO WORSHIP #3
Are you reading this year's most original super hero series? Hero Worship #3 flies into comic shops today! Sometimes when your dreams come true, they turn out to be nightmares. Zak Penn (writer of the Avengers movie, X-Men II & III movies, and the Alphas TV show) and Scott Murphy (writer of Star Wars The Clone Wars)[...]
REVIEW: Hero Worship #1 by Zak Penn and Michael DiPascale
About making the move from the wannabe to the alreadyis. There's also a scene which is extraordinarily like one in Chronicle, and you wonder exactly when this comic was written, and whether or Zak Penn had seen it or not It almost seems like a storyboard for that scene But, you know, so did the beginning[...]
Avatar Plug of the Week: HERO WORSHIP #1
We have a whole bunch of new issues hitting stands, and plenty of previews to show off here at Bleeding Cool! First up, we are proud to share the preview for Hero Worship #1, a new comic miniseries written by Zak Penn and Scott Murphy, featuring artwork by Michael DiPascale Zak Penn, as you may know[...]
Avatar Plug of SDCC: HERO WORSHIP #1 Signed Variant Edition Exclusive to Retailers
Zak Penn and Scott Murphy will join Avatar Press at San Diego Comic-Con to celebrate the launch of Hero Worship #1, their new comic book miniseries of superheroes revered — and manipulated — as celebrity icons Penn is Hollywood's premiere superhero screenwriter, with numerous Marvel films under his belt (Avengers, Incredible Hulk, X2, X-Men: The[...]
In-Depth with Michael DiPascale: Hero Worship
Recently, Avatar Press announced that DiPascale would be the artist on Zak Penn and Scott Murphy's Hero Worship, the new, cinematic superhero miniseries coming in July from Avatar Press I had an opportunity to sit down with him at Chicago's C2E2 convention and get the inside scoop. Before I get to the interview, though, it might[...]
Scott Murphy of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Talks Hero Worship
Professionally, Scott Murphy may be best known as one of the Grand Moffs (if you will) steering the Star Wars: The Clone Wars cartoon with its star-spanning, explosive drama week in and week out.  Bleeding Cool previously announced that Murphy would join Zak Penn in launching Hero Worship, an upcoming comic book miniseries to be[...]
Heroes as Celebrities: Zak Penn Discusses Hero Worship
Zak Penn is a screenwriter and director whose name is recognizable to Little Bleeders as a contributing writer on such superhero film projects as X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Incredible Hulk, Alphas, and The Avengers Bleeding Cool previously announced Hero Worship, the upcoming miniseries which represents his first-ever foray into comic storytelling, and[...]
First Look: Nine Pages of Hero Worship
We're happy to share this exclusive first look at the six-issue miniseries, written by Zak Penn (screenwriter of X-Men, Hulk, and Avengers films) and Scott Murphy (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), with artwork by Michael DiPascale (cover artist on Lady Death and War Goddess).   As previously announced on Bleeding Cool, there's a new project forthcoming[...]
Swipe File: Hero Worship And Runaways
  Wow... even the colour schemes match... In Swipe File we present two or more images that resemble each other to some degree. They may be homages,
Superhero Screenwriter Zak Penn To Publish First-Ever Comic, Hero Worship
Perhaps the most influential person behind the camera is Zak Penn, whose list of writing credits include X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Incredible Hulk, Alphas, and a little art-house feature coming up that we like to call The Avengers (with Joss Whedon) He's been a major creative force in how comics are translated to[...]