News briefs: Sgt. Rock goes sci-fi; new Frankenstein due

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Jul 4, 2015, 6:12 PM EDT

Producer Joel Silver's proposed movie adaptation of the Sgt. Rock war comics will be based in the future, Silver told the Los Angeles Times' Hero Complex blog: "What we've done is gone back to it, and we've done a new draft that actually came in this week. We have a shot at that one now. I feel good about it. That one might happen."

Users at the AfterElton Web site have voted Sasha Roiz's Caprica character, mob enforcer Sam Adama, as the Gay of the Week.

Lakeshore (Underworld) has bought a script for I, Frankenstein, a sci-fi monster movie based on a comic from Underworld co-creator Kevin Grevioux, with Patrick Tatopoulos attached to direct, The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog reported; it brings together classic monsters in a contemporary film noir setting.

William Shatner has been tapped to emcee the 37th Annual Annie Awards, which honors the best in animation. Best animated picture nominations include Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Princess and the Frog, The Secret of Kells and Up. TV noms include Glenn Martin, DDS, Merry Madagascar, Prep and Landing, and The Simpsons. The awards will be handed out on Saturday.

Alice in Wonderland will have its world premiere Feb. 25 in London to benefit the Prince's Foundation for Children & the Arts.

Hammer Films has bought the film rights to Susan Hill's best-selling ghost story horror novel The Woman in Black; Jane Goldman (Stardust, Kick-Ass) will write the screenplay, and James Watkins (Eden Lake) will direct.

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