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Universal Covers THE LAST CALL (But Not In The Drinking Sense...)

Merrick here...
Universal has nabbed the Oni press graphic novels THE LAST CALL for producer Barry Josephson (ENCHANTED).
"The Last Call," written and illustrated by Vasilis Lolos, centers on two teens on a joyride who get hit by a train -- an interdimensional soul carrier -- and find themselves on a quest to solve a mystery that will allow them to return to their regular lives. Series debuted last year.
...says THIS ARTICLE in Variety. In other words, this project involves...SOUL TRAIN!

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  • June 18, 2008, 10:47 a.m. CST


    by g-ride9000

    one shot of jameson for me

  • June 18, 2008, 10:48 a.m. CST

    spike lee rules!!!!

    by g-ride9000

  • June 18, 2008, 10:48 a.m. CST

    2nd.. i guess

    by surprider

  • June 18, 2008, 10:48 a.m. CST



    I get the silver.

  • June 18, 2008, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Whoops. I Don't Even Get the Bronze!


    I feel light Lightning McQueen when he assumed he won the Piston Cup in cars. "I wouldn't worry about it . . . cuz I didn't do it!"

  • June 18, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST

    You all get...

    by LordPorkington

    Medals for being stupid cunts, that's what you get. So sad. Anyway, I hear Carson Daly is onboard with this project and he'll be playing one of the teens. All fact.

  • June 18, 2008, 11:04 a.m. CST

    LordPorkington you are being royally demoted

    by g-ride9000

    By declaration by the king of swine, you are hereby vanquished to the royal position of Duke of Baconton. You have shamed all that is piggy. That is all.

  • June 18, 2008, 12:01 p.m. CST

    is it just me...

    by heks

    ... or did I see Rosie Perez in that video?

  • June 18, 2008, 12:19 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    Sounds like something new for once? Whats the deal hollywood? What did you lose all your rights to Matel product inspired movies?

  • June 18, 2008, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Man, put a little effort into the writing

    by Quin the Eskimo

    I'm not trying to be an ass, but I always recognize Merrick's writing. Not in a good way.

  • June 18, 2008, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Make a Soul Train movie

    by xevoid

    Everyone should dress like that. What the world needs is more fine pimpery.

  • June 18, 2008, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Only if the original theme music if used

    by JackRabbitSlim

    T.S.O.P. by M.F.S.B.!!! Groovin in the soul kitchen!!! BTW - that would be The Sound of Philadelphia by Mothers Fathers Sisters Brothers for the Kool Kats.

  • June 18, 2008, 1:22 p.m. CST

    As Hollywood goes...

    by SpencerTrilby

    they'd rather greenlight Watstax 2 - Back 2 da hood, rather than making something original. Once the Marvel fad is over maybe we'll have original content again.

  • June 18, 2008, 3:05 p.m. CST

    where is the grats thread

    by bacci40

    christ, we have had so many rip threads the past few about a grats thread for sulu on his marriage yesterday...oh, and huge grats to oni press for finally getting the recognition from hollywood they justly deserve...those guys put out quality comics

  • June 18, 2008, 3:23 p.m. CST

    anyone have contact with thomas jane?

    by bacci40

    is it true hes gonna be jonah hex? if so...i just got a woody

  • June 18, 2008, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Graphic novels are the new remakes

    by aversiontherapy2

  • June 18, 2008, 5:27 p.m. CST

    I thought the same thing, heks.

    by Irish Stout

    I don't remember Rosie Perez having that nice an ass, but could be. <p> In other news, reports have poured in of a Mack paradigm shift as minute 2:44 in the video has proven incontravertably that, despite current popular belief, pimpin' is indeed easy.

  • June 18, 2008, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Cool Art

    by MediaNerd

    Just flipped through the preview real quick at Oni Press' website, this Lolos cat has some nice pen art. <br><Br> That's the problem with converting indie comics to film, rarely is there a way to translate the unique art into real world images.

  • June 18, 2008, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Looks pretty stupid

    by Drunken Rage

    That really says it all, I think. Maybe the graphic novel is something special, but a movie? Uh... no.

  • June 18, 2008, 7:36 p.m. CST


    by kungfuhustler84

    I completely forgot what this post was about after watching that video. Those outfits were snazzy.

  • June 18, 2008, 7:38 p.m. CST

    That fucker will spend the next 10 years in development hell

    by Turd Furgeson

    You heard it here first.

  • June 18, 2008, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Not Tim Powers' Last Call?

    by William Ashbless

    The brilliant novel that was optioned back in 2000? Too bad. Tim Powers' novels are a freakin' goldmine for some awesome movies, or even miniseries. I mean, the man was mentored by Philip K. Dick! How much longer must he live in relative obscurity? If you haven't read a Tim Powers book, please do yourself a favor and won't be dissapointed!

  • June 19, 2008, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Probably as exciting as 'Stardust'

    by ScottinDC

    This bad penchant for meandering fantasy movies based on graphic novels or short stories needs to die a fiery screaming death. This one looks like it will sit in the same development purgatory that's plagued much of Clive Barker and Peter Straub's fantasy literature...a place from which there is clearly no return.