Comic Books: Infestation #1, the first issue of the Infestation series which will include the worlds of Star Trek, Ghostbusters, Transformers and G.I. Joe, has proven what many science fiction fans already knew, that zombies are popular. IDW Publishing will be releasing a second printing of the debut comic, which was written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning and illustrated by David Messina. Trektoday.com.
“The response to Infestationhas completely exceeded our expectations,” said Chris Ryall, IDW Chief Creative Officer and Editor in Chief. “This project has been in the works for years and it’s very regarding for all of us at IDW to see it getting such a positive response.”
Infestation #1 begins in IDW’s Zombies vs. Robotsuniverse, where “something goes horribly wrong and ultimately infests the other four sci-fi worlds, including Star Trek.Star Trek: Infestation #1 and #2 will ship in February. The thirty-two page issues will sell for $3.99 each and will be written by Scott and David Tipton and illustrated by Gary Erskine and Casey Maloney.
Movies: Weekend box office wrap-up. Anthony Hopkins has the ”rite” stuff and The Mechanic idles in low gear. New films with demons and assassins enjoyed moderate debuts while Oscar contenders for Best Picture scored solid sales figures but the overall North American box office remained stuck in a funk. Another snowstorm affected theaters in the Northeast but a weekend without football made audiences more available.
Opening at number one with a respectable but not stellar debut was the supernatural thriller The Ritestarring Anthony Hopkins which scared up an estimated $15M which was enough to lead the weak frame. The Warner Bros. release about an American sent to the Vatican to study with a priest that specializes in exorcisms averaged a decent $5,027 from 2,985 locations. Reviews for the PG-13 pic were poor. Given the lack of scary movies since Halloween and the past success of exorcism-related films, a larger opening could have been expected. Last summer’s no-star mockumentary The Last Exorcismdebuted to $20.4M. The CinemaScore for Rite was a B and the film skewed older as 64% of the crowd was 25 and over. Rotten Tomatoes.
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