All Major Summer Hits Bow in Vid in Q4
August 26, 2001
Paramount has announced that Lara Croft: Tomb Raider will be available on both VHS and DVD on November 13. Paramount will release the VHS version of Tomb Raider at a high 'rental' price, rather than the lower 'sell-through' price.
Yellow Brick Road Leads To 7th Heaven
August 19, 2001
Variety reports that David Hayter, the screenwriter who wrote the first X-Men movie and is about to hand in a script for the sequel, is writing a pilot for a new television series based on the 45 novels in L. Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz series.
New Tick Toys from N2
July 18, 2001
N2, the innovative company that created the highly successful toys based on The Matrix , has released photos and information on its new series of action figures based on The Tick television series, which will air this fall on the Fox Network.
Pocket Books Will Ship in September
July 10, 2001
Max Allen Collins and Richard Piers-Rayner's graphic novel The Road to Perdition never received the attention it deserved in the comic market, but it did raise eyebrows in Hollywood, where this depression-era saga of a hitman's revenge has been developed into a starring vehicle for Tom Hanks.
Alliance and Diamond To Distribute
July 3, 2001
Fantasy Flight Games plans to announce the acquisition of the Lord of the Rings board game license (formerly held by Wizards of the Coast), with distribution to be handled exclusively by Alliance Game Distributors and Diamond Comic Distributors.