December 2, 2010

Mark Hamill Joins New-Gen’s Live Action Venture!

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Recently it was announced that the New-Gen comic mini-series will be expanding into several other mediums, and with its all ages appeal it seems like the perfect series to do so! Check out a bit of the press release below:


A.P.N.G. Enterprises announced today that the NEW- GEN® Universe is expanding onto multiple new platforms, including the development of a NEW-GEN live action feature film, as well as a revolutionary 3D-Motion Comic.

A.P.N.G. has also announced two key attachments for the feature project both in front of and behind the camera. The first news that will have sci-fi fans talking is that Mark Hamill is attached to play an undisclosed role in the film, marking one of the few times Hamill has been in front of the camera in several years. Additionally, Roger Burlage will join the NEW-GEN team as Executive Producer on the feature project. Burlage, who also is in development on the Pulitzer-nominated bestseller “The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation,” was the former Chairman and CEO of LIVE.

The company has partnered with Green Leaf Film Studios, a multi-focused animation and film studio based in Chengdu, China, to bring the NEW-GEN world to life in a 3D-Motion Comic. The relationship with Green Leaf opens the door for A.P.N.G. to create unique cross-platform opportunities for the NEW-GEN brand, bringing the NEW-GEN Universe to the iPad and iPhone, as well as multiple gaming platforms.

“We look forward to continuing the NEW-GEN saga as we move from comic book prequel, distributed by Marvel, to live action film,” said J.D. Matonti, who co-created and will direct the project. “It is very exciting to breathe life into these Nano-Enhanced characters within the NEW-GEN Universe.”

As the creators of the NEW-GEN franchise, the Matonti Brothers and Julia Coppola will assume producer roles on the feature project, with Chris Matonti producing and Coppola and J.D. Matonti serving as Executive Producers.

It seems like there’s quite a bit on the table for the New-Gen series and I’m really interested in seeing what role Mark Hamill will play. After going back over the series I can’t see him playing any character that was introduced already, so maybe that means someone totally new to the series. The only thing that doesn’t get me too thrilled is the whole 3D motion comic venture. I have yet to see a motion comic that I’ve liked, because they usually end up looking rather silly and I’ve never understood their appeal. Other than that, it’s going to be interesting to see how New-Gen will look on the screen and how the story will be developed for the audience. I actually can’t wait to see Mini rip through buildings and enemies alike!

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  2. […] months ago, hit you with the news that the New-Gen comic would also become a live action movie starring Mark Hamil in an undisclosed role. Well, the good people over at A.P.N.G. […]

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