Elijah Wood, Summer Glau and Ron Perlman Voice the Peter Panzerfaust Motion Comic - Official Press Release0
Quality Transmedia is developing a motion comic for the Image Comics series Peter Panzerfaust. And now the cast is starting to come together. Read the full press release below:
PETER PANZERFAUST IS ON THE MOVE
Image Comics/Shadowline Comic Book Series Comes to Life with Motion Comics from Adjacent Productions and Quality Transmedia
Elijah Wood, Summer Glau, Ron Perlman, Dante Basco voice the series
A heartfelt story of friendship and heart-pounding adventure, the Image Comics/Shadowline comic book series, PETER PANZERFAUST, has captured readers’ imaginations. With multiple sell-outs of issues, fans are eagerly anticipating the next stage for the World War II escapade inspired by the classic J.M. Barrie creation Peter Pan. Now the fantastic independent series by writer Kurtis J. Wiebe and artist Tyler Jenkins is set to engross an even larger audience, with Adjacent Productions’ and Quality Transmedia’s fully animated motion comic adaptation, featuring the voice talents of Elijah Wood, Summer Glau, Ron Perlman, and Dante Basco.
Wood and Glau voice the indomitable characters of Peter and Wendy, while Perlman brings to life Peter’s arch-nemesis, the Nazi officer Kapitan Haken, the series’ incarnation of Captain Hook. Basco, who played Rufio in the 1991 movie Hook, will return to the Neverland universe as the voice of Alain. The world premiere of a trailer for the motion comic will be shown at a panel at the Chicago entertainment convention C2E2. The session will feature PETER PANZERFAUST creators Wiebe and Jenkins and Jeff Krelitz of Quality Transmedia, and takes place on Saturday, April 27 at 3:15 PM CDT.
The motion comic isn’t all PETER PANZERFAUST fans have to look forward to. Adjacent Productions and Quality Transmedia have announced that a live-action series based on the comic is also in development, and in May, Image Comics/Shadowline will release the second trade paperback volume of the series. PETER PANZERFAUST: HOOKED (ISBN 978-1607067283) collects issues #6–10 of the series and features the introduction of Kapitan Haken, as well as the continued adventures of Peter, the Lost Boys, Wendy, and Tiger Lily in their fight against the Nazis as part of the French Resistance. It will be in stores on May 15 and is available to pre-order now. Peter’s adventures will continue in PETER PANZERFAUST #11 in July.
The project is executive produced by Adjacent Productions’ Senior Vice President of Scripted, Julie Gardner (Da Vinci’s Demons, Doctor Who, Torchwood), Dan Tischler (Gigi: Almost American; Torchwood: Web of Lies) and Quality Transmedia’s Jeff Krelitz.
Los Angeles, CA – April 16, 2013
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Articles on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles published on January 2008 in the 10th issue of SciFiNow, UK sci-fi, fantasy, horror & cult tv magazine, shortly before the premiere of Josh Friedman's TV serie on January 13, 2008 on FOX.
Thomas Dekker and Summer Glau had great chemistry on screen as they played respectively John Connor and his Terminator protector Cameron in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles TV series. There is obviously an attraction between John and his cyborg companion, and John must struggles with his feelings for Cameron.
But they're also good friends in real life and their friendship and complicity shows when interviewed.
Here are quotes from various interviews with Summer Glau and Thomas Dekker:
Interviewer: You guys are a totally hot scrunchy couple, you should go out. I think there's something going on behind the scenes.
Thomas: I think I'm moodier than Summer. I've never seen Summer moody.
Summer: Thank you honey.
Thomas: I think one day we will... we should have kids, just to see what they look like. I mean, you don't have to stay with me. We can just have some very beautiful children.
Interviewer: Summer Glau, who plays the cutest terminator yet.
Thomas: in history!
Thomas: I just loved Summer from day one. And it's funny, I feel like you and I are very different actors, like we go about things with different approaches, and yet it all kind of works together really well.
Interviewer: And Cameron, when she comes back, since we all know she is...
Thomas: Thank god.
Thomas: Oh my god, its Summer Glau! I'm a big fan!
Thomas: We really like each other in person and we get a long really well. It's definitely gotten easier since the Pilot, since we first started doing it but I love our stuff because I think that especially last year John was very rude to you often but it was to mask that he was still in love with you.
Thomas: I think what's going to keep us going is how much fun we have making this. I think if we were all miserable, we'd get a little tired.
Summer: When you're standing on a free way in January, naked
Thomas: In the snow!
Summer: and all you have is your love for each other (strokes Thomas's arm)
Thomas: and I had a lot of love, from these two (Lena and Summer) on either side. It's very nice to watch on the big screen.
Thomas: Here comes the rockstar! You sit right here next to me.
Thomas: She practices punching on me! (to Summer) Ya, & I asked you too.
Interviewer: How did you feel about the whole nude scene.
Thomas: I felt great about it!
Summer: I'm still mad about it.
Thomas: I actually helped Summer get in that outfit. (strokes Summer's arm) I tried to, got punched! Can we just say for that scene it was Albuquerque in January so there was snow and they were like getdown on the concrete. My balls were like raisins! I didn't even have balls at one point.
Interviewer to Summer: Was Cameron sincere when she told John that she loved him?
Summer: I can't, I can't say. That would give it away!
Interviewer: Do you think you're fixed?
Thomas: I knew it.
Thomas: Did somebody say hot? Cause that's *never* struck me about Summer, at all.
Summer: I'm an undercover terminator. I'm suppose to blend in and I go everywhere with him, I go to high school with him.
Thomas: and we make lots of babies!
Thomas: I don’t miss Arnold because I wouldn’t have Summer Glau [Cameron Phillips, a Terminator infiltration unit sent back to protect John Connor and Sarah Connor from Skynet]. She’s the best.
Thomas: The secret is that everyone thinks she’s very unattractive but she’s really drop dead gorgeous. Is that a secret?” Personality switch. “The secret about Summer is that she has a very very very awesome sense of humor. She plays these very serious enigmatic ‘reincarnation of Bjork’ kinds of characters, but she’s really funny, like we all laugh and she’s part of the laughter on the set.
Summer: Thomas Dekker is a...very special person first of all. You know when I tested with him in the very beginning but we really only had two very short scenes together and so you always wonder what it's going to be like and you know we were here in Albuquerque, we were away from home so we're all sort of planted here as a mis-matched family and I do feel that way about Thomas and about Lena Headey. I-They are so talented but also great friends and really inspiring to me in our personal lives too.
We're very different and uh Thomas makes me laugh non-stop on set, so much fun to be with and I really do feel a natural chemistry with him in a different way than I've ever with another actor. It's a special connection it's a special chemistry that I really think is going to work for what we're doing.
Thomas: Intimate moment? Well we really didn't have many, I wish we had more!
Thomas: I can't really hear a word you're saying right now Josh, I'm a little...focused on the screen!
Thomas: Well, there's a real special scene in there that I can't wait for you to read! & you were like what does that mean and you got all nervous because I wouldn't tell you.
Summer: I really loved working with Thomas, that's what I remember most about filming this Pilot, getting to work with Thomas and Lena.
Thomas: Summer was very upset about the taking off the clothes, where as when I did my time travel scene at the end of it they had given me these flesh colored underwear to wear that were basically. I'm not going to lie they were manties! They were man-panty thong things and I said absolutely not!
I would rather go out in front of the entire crew completely naked and that's what I ended up doing in the crouch down shot. I was just like it's more embarassing. I think that's the fundamental difference...
Summer: We're different in that way!
Thomas: between Summer Glau and the Dekker
Summer: I didn't go on there naked.
Thomas: Summer wants the gun!
Summer: Well, why wasn't I involved in the conversation?
Thomas: Because... it's good enough just to look at you!
Thomas: This is the first episode with my rad jacket that you made based of off my real one.
Summer: You kept calling met Pat Benatar the whole time and yours looks just like it!
Thomas: Your outfit in this one is totally love is a battle field!
On a related topic, read: TSCC - Jameron Quotes.
Selected bloggers were able to sit with the cast, writers and producers of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles for a series of short interviews, before they went on stage for the screening of the pilot and their panel at Comic Con International San Diego 2007.
Here's the part with Richard T. Jones and Summer Glau, published at website Comics Alliance:
Next to the table we had Richard T. Jones (James Ellison) and Summer Glau (Cameron). I think I missed the first question or two due to being in shock ... Summer was sitting next to me.
Do you find it intimidating to play previously existing characters?
Richard: I have it easier than most. While the rest have to carry the show on their shoulders. I get to walk in with an attitude of amazement at everything. I get to have lots of fun, I can't wait.
Summer: There are characteristics that are reminiscent of the original versions, but it is up to us to flesh the characters out. In a movie you have limited time for character development while with a series we can do so much more.
What can you tell us about your characters?
Richard: I am an FBI agent. I'll be honest, when my agent called and said that they were doing a 'Terminator' series I said "Why?" I didn't think it could be done right until I read the script. I like that my character brings a little more levity to the show. I am on the trail of Sarah Connor because I think she is a killer. But with the trail of dead bodies, destroyed cars and general destruction I start to think that she might be telling the truth.
Summer: I play a female Terminator sent back to protect John. I had an idea what a Terminator is, but I had never seen the movies. Once I read the script I was immediately drawn to it and knew this is what I wanted to do next.
How much training did you ave for the series and do you do your own stunts?
Richard: I like stunt doubles. I am more than happy to let them do all the dangerous work.
Summer: With movies you can take weeks to do one scene and make sure that it is perfect. We don't have that luxury. If my stunt double can do something faster and better than me, then I let her. Given the option, I want to and like to do my own stunts. With 'Serenity' I did 95% of my own stunts and I am glad that I did.
Here are more photos from the TSCC cast during these short interviews:
Summer Glau spoke with The A.V. Club about how a camel saddle took her from dancing to acting, and why she worries people might think she's a hack, in an interview published on February 24, 2008.
Here are excerpts from the interview:
The A.V. Club: What was the audition for the Terminator series like?
Summer Glau: Well, I was very nervous. I thought I was going to be in a room of six-foot blondes. I went in and I realized that Josh Friedman had written the pilot, and I'm a huge fan of his work. I think he is a creative genius, and if anyone could do this series, it was him. So I was very very excited to have the opportunity to work with him, and he and I hit it of from the beginning. I ended up going in and testing for the role, and going to the network, and it was a good fit, once I understood the character.
AVC: Do they ever get on your case about being too fancy, or having too much of a martial-arts stance?
SG: No. The one thing that Joel Kramer - our stunt coordinator for Sarah Connor Chronicles - says is for me to no make an expression. I always want to scowl when I fight, and I don't have to do that any more. I wasn't supposed to do that in Serenity, either; Joss wanted me to look very serene, but when I get riled up to do a fight scene, I always get a look on my face.
AVC: How did you prepare yourself to switch from dancing to acting?
When I was 19, it was a turning point for me—I was in so much pain every day, and I came into L.A. for the summer, and I had a friend who was dancing at the theater, and I thought, "Well, I can still dance—I just can't put on my shoes, I can't wear my pointe shoes all day long. So I came out here thinking it would be a getaway for the summer, and I ended up auditioning for jobs and booking them right away. I still danced. I danced tango for a year until I got some acting work. And then that was it. It was the right fit for me. I moved my things out here and went for it.
AVC: You worked in commercials, but your one-shot on Angel was your first actual TV role, wasn't it?
SG: It was. It's so funny, too. I was out of town, I missed the dance audition; Joss had actually held the dance audition first, before the acting audition. He wanted a dancer, but I missed it. I'm a good ballet dancer, and I would have done well in the audition, but I missed it! And then I went in and read for him, and it was the biggest audition I ever had—and I thought he didn't like me. I thought he was making fun of me, and when I left the room, I said to myself, "Well, that's someone I'll never see again." And then he ended up casting me without seeing me dance, and the choreographer panicked. I had to dance Giselle, and that's a role I didn't even get to dance in real life. It's one of the most elaborate in classical ballet, and he just told me, "Well, I just hope you don't have wooden legs." Sure enough, it all worked out. I did it, and the choreographer was relieved that I was a true ballet dancer. That was my first experience. Joss gave me my first guest-star on a TV show, he gave me my first series regular on a TV show, and he gave me my first lead in a film.
AVC: How does that compare with how much you knew about Cameron going into Terminator, or how much you knew about Crystal going into The Unit?
SG: Well Crystal was a big surprise, because they threw me for a loop with her. I had an idea who I thought she was, and when they gave me the concept to play the role, she was a very different character. Then, over time, they kept taking me on these twists and turns—I loved playing that role. Loved being Crystal. It was so much fun to be bad, even though my boyfriend in real life was my boyfriend on the show. It was so hard to treat him so badly on TV.
But as far as playing Cameron, I was stumped on that one. I went in and told Josh, "I don't know, I have played such vulnerable and emotional characters up until now. That's what I'm comfortable with. I don't know how I'm going to play a robot and make people care about her, and for me as an actress to connect to her." So it was really a team effort. Josh had such great concepts for who he wanted Cameron to be. And then after he had the basic story and wrote the pilot episode, the writers as a team helped me decide who she is, and the fine line between the mystery of how much she really feels, and how much she is just a Terminator. And we're still shaping it, because we're in the very beginning; she's definitely changing every day. She's like a child, in that she absorbs everything around her, and she can really take on the personalities she observes.
Read full interview at The AV Club
British magazine Dreamwatch visits the set of Serenity in its 11th issue, published on September 2005, and ask what cinemagoers can expect from the feature film spin-off from the sci-fi western series Firefly. Here are the scans of the four-page article:
Summer Glau: In dance, everything is very fluid, but you hold your positions longer,whereas in martial arts, it has to go out and come back super-fast. I pulled every muscle in my body. I cried every day and then one day, I just got really fast. It's been amazing.
There's also an article on Kitty Pryde's part in X-Men 3, mentioning that Summer Glau was brought in to read for the role (Ellen Page finally got the role).
Joss Whedon: For my money, Summer Glau would make a wonderful Kitty.
Bonus pictures: an advertisement for the Serenity comic book series published by Dark Horse Comics and another ads for the Jayne Cobb and Malcolm Reynolds action figures on the back cover of the magazine and the front cover featuring Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica).
The Amazon-owned movie and TV streaming service LOVEFILM has added shows from Warner Bros International Television Distribution, which includes both seasons of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, starring Summer Glau, Thomas Dekker and Game of Thrones' Lena Headey.
In addition, Lovefilm now offers all seasons of The West Wing, One Tree Hill and Nip Tuck.
"This latest content deal with Warner Bros. is hugely exciting for TV fans as even more fantastic must-see content goes live on Lovefilm Instant, including iconic titles such as The West Wing and Nip Tuck," said director of film strategy at the company, Chris Bird.
LOVEFiLM is a UK-based provider of home video and video game rental through DVD-by-mail and streaming video on demand in the UK, Germany and Scandinavia. It is an Amazon.com subsidiary, and operates the LoveFilm website, as well as providing outsourced website and delivery infrastructure for other British companies.