I recently did a post on the where the surviving original Power Rangers are. Turns out that 35-years-old Jason David Frank (The guy who wore more colors than Zorro the Gay Blade) is now a MMA fighter. He is a 6th degree black belt recently signed a deal with a new management team with hopes of ultimately stepping inside the cage.
Here is his bio from You Bent My Wookie
“Frank began training in martial arts at the age of four, earning a black belt by age 12 and became an instructor. With his knowledge of many different styles of martial arts, Frank collected the most practical applications, modified them with his own philosophies and created his own blend of American Karate, “Toso Kune Do”. Most recently, on June 28, 2003, he was inducted into the World Karate Union Hall of Fame. Frank has a sixth degree black belt and owns, as of 2007, four karate schools under Rising Sun Karate, which includes the school Red Dragon Karate, where he initially started his training. The RSKA teaches a style of Toso Kune Do, which Frank is the founder of.
A real life superhero. Not only does Chris Weston draw comics for for Marvel, DC, Wildstorm, and 2000 AD (Judge Dredd), he also fights crime. He reports, in his blog.
that he witnessed a robbery in his local bank. He immediately went home, sketched the criminal, and brought the sketches to the police. He reports:
"I held up my drawings, and the policeman's eyes widened with astonishment! 'That's him!' he spluttered," wrote Weston. "Seems they'd already picked up a suspect who matched my drawings exactly. I then spent the afternoon giving a statement ... but I can't really expand on the situation any further than that for obvious reasons."
Star Trek relaunches this weekend in 89 IMAX theatres for an additional two-week limited engagement.. So, if you missed seeing Star Trek it last May (where it also had a limited two-week run), you have no excuse this time. Click here for details.
UPI.com reports that Kelly McGillis (Top Gun, Witness, The Accused) has signed to play a nun who joins a small team of survivors (along with Nick Damici, Danielle Harris and Conor Paolo) following a global spread of vampirism in Stake Land. The picture is directed by Jim Mickle , who cowrote the script with Nick Damici.
Variety reports that Guy Ritchie has signed on with Warner Brothers to direct Lobo, a live action adaptation of the DC Comics title about an alien interstellar bounty hunter. The script is written by Don Payne and the film will be produced by Joel Silver, Akiva Goldsman and Andrew Rona with Silver Pictures and Weed Road. Production early next year and is set for a PG-13 rating. The film is described as:
Lobo will be a seven-foot tall, blue-skinned, indestructible and heavily muscled anti-hero who drives a pimped out motorcycle, and lands on Earth in search of four fugitives who are bent on wreaking havoc. Lobo teams with a small town teenaged girl to stop the creatures.
MTV will air an expanded preview of The Twilight Saga: New Moon during the "2009 MTV Video Music Awards":
MTV grants fans another exclusive preview of one of the most anticipated films and soundtracks of the year, The Twilight Saga: New Moon during the “2009 MTV Video Music Awards” on Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 9PM (Live ET/Tape delayed PT). After revealing the film’s first trailer at the “2009 MTV Movie Awards,” the network will once again treat viewers to an expanded trailer from Summit Entertainment’s second installment from the widely popular Twilight series that opens in theaters November 20, 2009. The movie’s cast has also been confirmed to appear including Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner. Also during the show, MTV.com will exclusively unveil "Meet Me On the Equinox," the lead single off of the New Moon Soundtrack (available October 20, 2009) from VMA nominees Death Cab for Cutie.
The Second superman related cast member joins the cast of Chuck. First, Brandon Routh's is signed on. Now, Michael Ausiello is announcing that Smallville's Kristin Kreuk is joining Chuck for multiple episodes. In case you don't fly a lot, Kristin Kruek's last movie was The Legend of Chun Lee (sorry that was mean—even for me).
Does anyone know anything about this "based on actual events" movie?
Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev wow us with an appearance by Jessica Drew's "mommy." Go pick up a season pass if only for Jessica sultry English accent. Go to http://marvel.com/motioncomics
Speaking of Motion comics . . .