Movie News: New Movie Poster by 'Calvin & Hobbes' Creator; Adam Sandler's 'Pixels;' Jake Gyllenhaal's Sexy 'Enemy' Teaser

Movie News: New Movie Poster by 'Calvin & Hobbes' Creator; Adam Sandler's 'Pixels;' Jake Gyllenhaal's Sexy 'Enemy' Teaser

Feb 27, 2014

Stripped: Bill Watterson, who retired from drawing the classic Calvin & Hobbes comic strip some 19 years ago, has published his first art since then, in the form of a movie poster for the new documentary Stripped. The movie explores "the art and evolution of newspaper comic strips," and features Watterson's first-ever recorded interview. The movie is now available for preorder on iTunes; a DVD will be releasd on April 2. [New York Times]


Pixels: Adam Sandler will star in Chris Columbus' big-screen adaptation of the short film Pixels. The original depicted video game characters attacking New York City; the feature version is intended to be a "tentpole-sized" action-comedy akin to Ghostbusters, with the stars "rumored to be video game experts who are recruited by the government to help deal with the threat." Kevin James and Josh Gad are in early talks to join the cast, with Jennifer Aniston a possibility as well. [The Wrap]

The Sandman: The long-awaited movie version of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman has found a screenwriter. British scribe Jack Thorne has been tasked to develop a pitch by David Goyer into a full-length script; Thorne's most pertinent credit is as the creator and writer of The Fades, a compelling British TV show with apocalyptic overtones. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is involved with the project; he may star, and could direct as well. [Deadline]

Enemy Teaser: Jake Gyllenhaal teamed with director Denis Villeneuve for last fall's exciting thriller Prisoners, and they teamed again for the enigmatic drama Enemy (which was actually shot before Prisoners). The first, NSFW teaser is dark and sexy, and doesn't give up any of the film's secrets, as Gyllenhall comes across someone who looks strikingly familiar. The movie is now available on DirecTV, ahead of its theatrical release on March 14. [The Film Stage]

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