Three piece of Heroes news today, one involving the much-asked release date for Heroes Season 2, another about Heroes creator Tim Kring’s new book, and the third about Milo Ventimiglia’s ventures into the world of comic books. For those dying to know, Heroes Season 2 will finally arrive simultaneously on regular DVD and Blu-ray on August 26, 2008. Meanwhile, Heroes creator Tim Kring is (once again) quite the hot commodity, with Hollywood studios anxiously waiting to bid on his alternate-history book trilogy, “The Flag of Orpheus”, which he will co-write with novelist Dale Peck.
About the Heroes Season 2 DVD:
According to EnGadget, Blu-ray owners who have been waiting for NBC to release Heroes Season 1 on their high-def format will get the chance to buy both Heroes Season 1 and 2 when they arrive on Blu-ray August 26, 2008, and not a moment before that.
Previously, the show’s high-definition DVD release was available only on the HD-DVD format, but since that format has all but been abandoned by consumers, all the studios are switching over to Blu-ray for their high-definition releases. You can expect to be able to buy the regular DVDs as well as the high-def ones when they hit stores August 26, 2008.
So save up those money, Blu-ray disk owners, because you know those Heroes DVD Season box sets won’t be cheap. No word on what the DVDs will come packaged with, but considering their pricey nature, there should be plenty of goodies for fans.
Now here’s more about Kring’s adventures in novel fiction writing from Sci Fi Wire:
Novelist Dale Peck will co-write The Flag of Orpheus, a thriller about the abuses of power and the moral obligation to resist it, with the TV writer, a newcomer to the book realm.
The first volume, dubbed Shift, is slated to debut in the fall of 2009 from the Random House imprint. The trilogy revolves around key turning points in the late 20th century, including the early 1960s drug culture.
Each installment will be launched with an alternate-reality game as part of the online marketing push
Tim sold the novel to Crown Publishers for $3 million bucks, which ain’t too shabby at all.
Meanwhile, if you haven’t gotten your fill of Milo Ventimiglia showing up on every TV chatfest everywhere promoting the release of his new movie “Pathology”, you’ll soon be able to buy a Milo-produced comic book called “Rest”.
Variety has more info on the comic:
The four issues in the series will revolve around the dangers of staying awake as a man is drawn into a conspiracy between a malevolent pharmaceutical company and the U.S. government.
The design of the main character will be inspired by Ventimiglia’s likeness.
Milo and his partner Russ Cundiff will produce the comics with Devil’s Due Publishing, no doubt with an eye toward turning it into a movie. Meanwhile, see the man’s movies in theaters, why doncha. It’s supposed to be very dark, and you can see Milo like never before.