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The comic movies just keep on coming: Paramount has picked up film rights to the science fiction graphic novel 'Last Man Standing,' according to a report at DeadlineHollywood. Apparently, the Daniel LuVisi penned novel was a runaway hit at the recent Comic-Com, where it sold out within two hours. To keep the momentum going and to build an audience for a possible franchise, the graphic novel will be expanded into a comic book series for Kevin Eastman's Heavy Metal publishing. The story takes place 600 years in the future in an alternate universe and follows the adventures of Gabriel, an invincible soldier who's been created to help win a war for Earth against Mars. After winning the war, Gabriel returns to earth a hero, but is framed for an atrocious crime, imprisoned in a Level-9 facility, and then breaks out to wreck vengeance. The comic movies just keep on coming: Paramount has picked up film rights to the science fiction graphic novel 'Last Man Standing,' according to a report at DeadlineHollywood. Apparently, the Daniel LuVisi penned novel was a runaway hit at the recent Comic-Com, where it sold out within two hours. To keep the momentum going and to build an audience for a possible franchise, the graphic novel will be expanded into a comic book series for Kevin Eastman's Heavy Metal publishing. The story takes place 600 years in the future in an alternate universe and follows the adventures of Gabriel, an invincible soldier who's been created to help win a war for Earth against Mars. After winning the war, Gabriel returns to earth a hero, but is framed for an atrocious crime, imprisoned in a Level-9 facility, and then breaks out to wreck vengeance.

That Old Spice TV commercial guy -- ex-Oakland Raiders wide receiver Isaiah Mustafa -- has finally got his long-rumored role in a Tyler Perry feature film, 'Madea's Big Happy Family.' According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mustafa was up for a role in Perry's 'For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf,' but the director preferred him for the latest outing in the Madea franchise. Mustafa will play one of the leads, Calvin, who is struggling with his marriage and family relationships. Loretta Devine will play his mother-in-law and Bow Wow will star as his brother-in-law. Filming began this week in Atlanta.

Lucky Eve Hewson. The Hollywood newcomer has just nabbed a co-starring role opposite Sean Penn in 'This Must Be the Place,' an independent film that centers on an aging rock star (Penn) who becomes fixated on pursuing the Nazi criminal who tormented his father in a concentration camp, according to Variety. The actress will play a gothic-punk music fan who is close friends with Penn. Frances McDormand also co-stars. The film begins shooting in Ireland and the U.S. this month.

'Queen to Play,' a French-language film starring Sandrine Bonnaire and Kevin Kline has been picked up for U.S. distribution next year by Zeitgeist Films, according to Variety. The story centers on a hotel maid (Bonnaire) whose growing interest in chess is nurtured by her American employer (Kline). Jennifer Beals and Dominic Gould also star.

Sweet dreams from Hollywood ...

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