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Chris Evans' Upcoming Sci-Fi Flick Held Hostage By Harvey Weinstein!? Deets HERE!

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Nooo! This is one injustice even Captain America can't fix!

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho has, by most accounts, put together a marvelous movie about a dystopian future with a FIERCE cast of A-list American actors.

Starring Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, and many others, Snowpiercer was supposed to be a smash hit in theaters!

There's only one problem, Harvey Weinstein won't let anyone watch it! Not anyone on this continent, at least!

Snowpiercer is getting spectacular reviews and Bong Joon-ho keeps sending his film to film festivals in North America, trying to let more people see it, but The Weinstein Company owns the distribution rights over here and is apparently "forbidding" any screenings until

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Fantasy Fans, Rejoice! Neil Gaiman's American Gods Headed To HBO!

Filed under: TV NewsTom HanksBusiness Blitz

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Much like Dark Tower fans, we're aware that Neil Gaiman followers can be pretty obsessive, so this news should be REALLY exciting to lots of people!

Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman have brought Neil Gaiman's fantasy series American Gods to HBO, which we assume means things will work out for the project. Who says no to Tom Hanks? Seriously?

Looks like Gaiman and renowned cinematographer Robert Richardson will write the pilot together.

For those of you who don't follow cinematographers, Richardson's impressive credits include Hugo Cabret, as well as Kill Bill AND Inglourious Basterds.

The book/potential show's story is about two sets of Gods (traditional and mythological ones). The Gods are "losing steam" because people aren't believing in them anymore, and they're in danger of being replaced by new Gods which "reflect America's preoccupation with technological advancements and obsessions with media, celebrity, technology, and drugs."

The main character in the story is "an ex-con who becomes the traveling partner of a conman who turns out to be one of the older gods trying to recruit troops to battle the upstart deities."

Wow! Quite a premise! Sounds like a good ole' controversial time to us!

We hope they move forward with this. We're intrigued.

Will U watch American Gods if it gets picked up by HBO?

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Victorious! Comic Book Justice For Neil Gaiman

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You're not supposed to take things that aren't yours, especially in this business.

Author Neil Gaiman won his day in court this morning when he successfully sued for royalties from artist Todd McFarlane. You nerds know Todd as the guy who created the Spawn comic series.

So you know the characters Domina, Tiffany, and Dark Ages Spawn from the comics?! Well, they are actually based off of Neil's work in the series! Back in 1993, Neil was invited by Todd to pen an issue, an issue that introduced these characters under different names. Still, even with new names, it was clear to the jury that the characters had been derived from Neil's original work. Now, Todd and his team have to do some math and work out how much Neil is owed in royalties from the comics and the posters and the trading cards and the t-shirts and the mouse pads and the lunch boxes and the POGS and …. you get the idea.

Congrats, Neil! Hope the large sum of $$$ helps ease the pain of betrayal! (We're sure it will!)

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