Stan Lee’s Indian Superhero ‘Chakra’ To Debut On Cartoon Network In South Asia

By | Wednesday October 16, 2013 @ 2:29am PDT

Cartoon Network, Liquid Comics and CA Media’s Graphic India, and POW! Entertainment have teamed to bring Stan Lee‘s first-ever Indian superhero to television. Chakra: The Invincible will debut in an hour-long TV movie on Cartoon Network across South Asia on November 30th, reaching a potential 34M households. Chakra had previously been talked about in its development stage and Lee now calls the film a “thrill-a-minute superhero saga.” It centers on Raju Rai, a young Indian boy in Mumbai who, along with his mentor, Dr. Singh, develops a suit that activates the mystical chakras of the body. When Raju dons the suit, he discovers superpowers and vows to use them to protect and to serve. His first order of business is to save the city, and the world, from super villains.

But Chakra: The Invincible isn’t staying put in South Asia. It will also be featured on Angry Birds creator Rovio Entertainment’s new ToonsTV platform. The deal gives Chakra the possibility of hitting a wider global audience, a cross-over opportunity for an entertainment industry that’s increasingly spreading its wings. Graphic India also has plans to launch the character in a series of digital and print comic books and graphic novels. Read More »

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Barry Josephson Boards Stan Lee’s ‘Annihilator’ As Producer

By | Thursday February 21, 2013 @ 11:45am PST

Created by the comics legend with a script by Dan Gilroy (The Bourne Legacy), Annihilator is the story of Ming, a Chinese expatriate recruited by the U.S. military for a secret ‘super soldier’ program and granted incredible powers through genetic … Read More »

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Chernin Group Buys Stake In Graphic India

By | Thursday January 17, 2013 @ 7:22am PST
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Hot global geek news out of India. CA Media, LP, the Asian investment arm of The Chernin Group, has acquired a large minority stake in Graphic India, a comic book and animation company focused on creating mythological and superhero characters, comics and stories for the Indian youth market, published across mobile and online platforms.

Launched last year by media entrepreneurs Sharad Devarajan, Gotham Chopra and Suresh Seetharaman as a subsidiary of their U.S. comic book company Liquid Comics, Graphic India will now be jointly owned by Liquid Comics and CA Media. Devarajan will be appointed CEO of Graphic India and remain Executive Chairman of Liquid Comics. Liquid Comics will contribute one of the world’s largest and highest-quality comic book libraries based on Indian characters to Graphic India. In addition to CA Media’s investment, it will partner with Graphic India to provide industry expertise and create iconic franchises for Graphic’s characters through multiple media within the Indian entertainment ecosystem. Read More »

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Geoffrey Fletcher Scripts ‘Attica,’ Stanley Tucci To Play Blind Sportswriter, And Stan Lee Hatches Green Superhero

By | Tuesday May 29, 2012 @ 1:36pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Two Lefts Don’t Make A Right Productions’ Elliot Abbott and S2BN Entertainment’s Michael Cohl are working on a trio of films.

* Oscar-winning Precious scribe Geoffrey Fletcher is scripting Attica, with Doug Liman attached to direct a look at the 1971 Attica state prison riot, the bloodiest prison uprising in U.S. … Read More »

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Dan Gilroy Signs On To Pen Stan Lee’s Chinese Superhero Pic

By | Wednesday December 7, 2011 @ 5:17pm PST

Screenwriter Dan Gilroy has come aboard to pen the Chinese superhero project The Annihilator (working title) for Magic Storm Entertainment. CEO Eric Mika said Gilroy would write the screenplay to introduce the Stan Lee superhero to global audiences including the Chinese market … Read More »

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Stan Lee To Receive PGA Vanguard Award

By | Wednesday November 9, 2011 @ 8:58am PST

The Producers Guild of America will bestow its 2012 Vanguard Award on comic book icon Stan Lee when the group holds its 23rd annual PGA Awards ceremony January 21 at the Beverly Hilton. The award recognizes achievements in new media … Read More »

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Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment Pacts With Michael Eisner’s Vuguru For Digital

By | Wednesday October 26, 2011 @ 11:30am PDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Comic book legend Stan Lee and his company POW! Entertainment Inc. (OTCQB: POWN) today announced a partnership to produce original digital content with Michael Eisner’s independent studio Vuguru. The deal brings together two storied powerhouses

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Stan Lee To Receive VES Lifetime Nod

By | Tuesday October 18, 2011 @ 1:08pm PDT

The Visual Effects Society has tapped comic book icon Stan Lee to receive the 2012 VES Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be bestowed February 7 during the group’s VES Awards at the Beverly Hilton. Lee — whose creations with Marvel … Read More »

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2011 Comic-Con: Sony-Aardman Animation

Before this panel starts, we’re told to put on our 3-D glasses for a Real-D presentation. It’s the same one as last year, with a robot dog chasing a robot ball. Yeeha. Next, out comes Morgan Spurlock, to give us … Read More »

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Stan Lee’s Superheroes Eye China With Joint Venture Film-Financing Pact

By | Tuesday June 28, 2011 @ 9:57am PDT

Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment is part of a group that includes Ricco Capital Holdings and Fidelis Entertainment that have joined to create Magic Storm Entertainment, a film-financing partnership to develop and produce a new franchise of Lee’s superhero characters for … Read More »

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NBCU Takes Stake In Stan Lee and NHL’s Superhero Franchise

By | Wednesday June 15, 2011 @ 10:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

On the heels of NBCUniversal signing a 10-year deal with the NHL this spring, NBCU has taken an equity stake in Guardian Media Entertainment, the partnership between comic book icon Stan Lee and NHL Enterprises. In exchange, NBCU will provide … Read More »

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MIPTV: ‘The Governator’s Multi-Platform Plans Include 3D Feature Film

By | Monday April 4, 2011 @ 5:49am PDT

Kate Bulkley is covering MIPTV at Cannes for Deadline

At a MIPTV press conference this morning, Arnold Schwarzenegger added a 3D feature film to rollout plans for his multi-platform project The Governator. The film is part of a plan that will … Read More »

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CONFIRMED: Arnold Schwarzenegger To Become Cartoon Superhero

By | Wednesday March 30, 2011 @ 4:56pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s reps declined to comment last week for our story that the former California Governor may be doing an animated series with producer Andy Heyward based on a superhero character created in partnership with comic book icon … Read More »

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Sony Titles Pic ‘The Amazing Spider-Man,’ Issues First Shot Of Andrew Garfield As Webslinger

Mike Fleming

CULVER CITY, Calif., February 14, 2011 – Columbia Pictures announced today that the title of the next Spider-Man film will be The Amazing Spider-Man.The studio simultaneously released a photo of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man, the first shot of Garfield

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Stan Lee Unveils ‘Romeo & Juliet: The War’

By | Friday October 8, 2010 @ 9:33am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Comic book icon Stan Lee is mixing superheroes with William Shakespeare for his next graphic novel creation unveiling at Comic-Con NY today. 1821 Comics has made a three-book agreement made with Lee and his POW! Entertainment. The first book is Romeo and Juliet: The War, a futuristic and stylized retelling of the Shakespeare tale, with story by Lee and Terry Dougas, and artwork by Skan Srisuwan. Here’s a peek, courtesy of Deadline. It will be published next spring. Read More »

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SAY WHAT? Stan Lee To Create 30 New Superheroes For NHL Cities By 2011

By | Thursday October 7, 2010 @ 7:54am PDT

Every time I write about yet another deal made by Stan Lee, the same thing happens. Fanboys groan that he’s selling out, or cashing suckers’ checks, or making egotistical moves. And he does it because he can. He is after all Stan Effin’ … Read More »

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