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Old 06-14-2016, 12:50 PM
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'Rising Stars' in Development as a Feature Film

http://deadline.com/2016/06/rising-s...ro-1201772516/

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EXCLUSIVE: MGM has optioned Rising Stars, the Top Cow comic series created by J. Michael Straczynski. He is set to write the script, and Alex Gartner and Richard Suckle will produce for Atlas Entertainment.
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Rising Stars follows a special group of people all linked to one extraordinary event, and how they change the world we know into something we only imagined. It offers a new world of superheroes, as 113 children who were in utero when a meteor hit their Illinois hometown were left with special powers. Some of them are being murdered, and when that happens, their powers switch to the remaining “specials,” some of whom want nothing to do with this superhero business. Straczynski will also serve as a producer along with Atlas, though his Studio JMS banner.
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Old 06-14-2016, 01:11 PM
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Cool beans. I liked Rising Stars a lot.
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YES!

Speculation: This could be the big one people. I only hope it is made before people lose interest in Superhero movies.
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Old 06-14-2016, 02:20 PM
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While I'm happy it is a movie I have to admit the first thought which flashed across my purely selfish) head was "we aren't getting a mini series?"

I've read the rising stars sequence more tan once and the massive, 400 plus page hardback colelction is pride of place in my graphic novels. I was hoping for 12 to 13 hours of tv...
That bieng said, the core essential nature of the store does lend itself to being trimmed down and I look forward to seeing what we get
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And OBTW, I guess my collection of those comics just went up in value.
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Old 06-16-2016, 05:58 AM
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For those who remember that MGM had optioned 'Rising Stars' back while JMS was still writing the series, JMS had this to say:



As I recall (and I may be mistaken), there was an issue with Top Cow over rewrites of the script which caused the delay of several of the later issues of the maxi-series.

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