Re: JMS: 'Tis the Season...

 Posted on 1/5/2010 by to

Have been up to my ears with work, and got slammed again by the
freaking flu. So I've been way out of contact with everyone on

On Dec 13 2009, 3:21=A0am, Jan <> wrote:
> ..for a year-end wrap-up on all that's moving and shaking in the various
> Straczynski-verses including (but not limited to):
> Superman: Earth One and your plans. =A0It's scheduled for 2 GNs per year?

At this point, I believe that's the plan. The script for the first
128 page GN is done and in, most of the art is done, and a bunch of
the pages have been colored. So we're well ahead of the game. (They
need a full year to properly promote the book and get it out there.)

> Brave & the Bold (loved #29 with the Geek)

Atom/Joker comes out in a week or two, then it's Aquaman/Demon, then a
combo of Batgirl/Wonder Woman/Zatanna, then a kind of experimental
situation with two issues on a parallel track, telling different but
related stories with different teams (first: Legion of Super-Heroes
and the Doom Patrol, followed by the League of Substitute Heroes and
the Inferior Five).

> Shattered Union

Working on it now.

> The Flickering Light

May have something interesting to say about this in March or April.

> Forbidden Planet

Next draft turned in, waiting for responses.

> Lensman

Working on it now.

> They Marched into Sunlight

On hold pending a new director. Also the political climate has
changed a bit, so it's not as timely as it was.

> TV Series Pilot for FOX (Any chance of a working title?)

Final draft of the script went in to the network last week, so we'll
know something soon. I've heard we're in pretty good shape for a
pilot pickup, but I've heard that before.

> ..and any other projects I've missed.
> And for 'old' business, has Ninja Assassin performed satisfactorily as it=
's been
> opening up around the world?

Warners is more than satisfied with the results.

> I read recently that the last scripts for The Twelve will be handed in sh=
> What can we look forward to there?

Finishing them up right now.

> ..and any new projects that you'd care to tell or tease about. New names =
> you've added to your speed-dial recently, for instance?

I'm finishing writing Midnight Nation as a movie which one of the
biggest producers in town wants me to also direct. There may also be
some movement soon on Dream Police and a new SF film trilogy I've put
together for film. And I've gotten a fair amount of work done on my
autobio. I figure it's time.

> Super congratulations not just on getting a Superman title that will let =
> take a fresh look at the character, but one in a format that doesn't limi=
t you
> to 22-page chunks.

To the convention question raised at the end of this thread...I'm
seriously thinking of taking a rest from cons this year. I need to
focus on the work, and it seems like every time I do one lately, I end
up with the Martian Death Flu. Random House may do a book tour in
association with the Superman GN, but I haven't heard the final word
on that yet.