Post by themanofbat on Feb 23, 2007 10:52:57 GMT -5
Ian Whyte Talks Alien vs. Predator 2 Source: Fangoria February 23, 2007
Fangoria chatted with Ian Whyte, who plays the Predator in Alien vs. Predator: Survival of the Fittest, about how this compares to the first installment. Here's a highlight from the interview:
"It was very intense, much more so than the first AVP movie," Whyte tells Fango of the experience. "The shooting schedule was shorter and, without giving any of the plot away, the Alien and Predator one-on-one combat is way more extreme than anything that has been seen so far."
You can read more comments from Whyte about the sequel at the link above.
Post by themanofbat on Feb 23, 2007 10:54:45 GMT -5
Shaun Toub Joins Iron Man Source: Variety February 23, 2007
Shaun Toub (Crash) has been added to the cast of Marvel Studios and Paramount's Iron Man, reports Variety. The cast of the Jon Favreau-helmed film includes Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Toub was recently seen in The Nativity Story. He recently completed work on DreamWorks' The Kite Runner and will appear this season on ABC's "Lost."
Post by themanofbat on Feb 23, 2007 10:56:42 GMT -5
Sin City 2 is Ready to Go Source: SCI FI Wire February 23, 2007
SCI FI Wire talked to Frank Miller, who revealed that Sin City 2 is ready to go and that he hopes to be in Texas to shoot the sequel by late spring with Robert Rodriguez:
"The script is largely done, and now we're in that limbo zone where we're casting and making script adjustments as we go," Miller said in an interview while promoting 300, which he executive-produced and which is also based on one of his graphic novels.
Click the link to view more of what he said about the plot.
Hey, we may be going bowling Saturday. You and girl-face in?
The best thing about bowling is there is no shame in being bad at it. If you go play pool, and you suck, you are looked down on. Same for baseball, basketball, anything. But bowling, if you suck at bowling, it's just funny. It's almost more sad if you are good at bowling.
You're gonna miss everything cool and die angry. — Patton Oswalt
According to Variety Warner Bros. is looking to produce a Justice League movie, and has hired Kiernan and Michele Mulroney to pen the script. After rumors of a possible Batman vs. Superman film this is the first actual news that the studio is looking to make a feature based on more than one hero.
As the trade reported/speculated, such a film would certainly include some blend of DC Comics’ iconic heroes, rather than wholly B-listers.
Post by themanofbat on Feb 23, 2007 10:59:54 GMT -5
WB Eyeing Justice League Movie Source: Variety February 23, 2007
Warner Bros. Pictures is looking to make a feature based on super team the Justice League of America, hiring writing duo Kiernan and Michele Mulroney to write the script, reports Variety. It's the first major action the studio has taken on the project.
The feature film is bound to include some combination of DC's most iconic superheroes, although the studio wouldn't confirm which ones they might be. It's unlikely that the studio and DC Comics, a division of Warner, would opt to feature second-tier characters.
Since its inception in 1960, JLA has featured almost every major hero in the DC Comics universe, although the core team has largely remained the same: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern and Martian Manhunter.
The heroes typically band together to fight alien menaces or groups of supervillains.
"The Justice League of America has been a perennial favorite for generations of fans, and we believe their appeal to film audiences will be as strong and diverse as the characters themselves," Warner president of production Jeff Robinov said in announcing the hiring of the Mulroneys.
The trade says that in taking on the ambitious project, Warner faces several conundrums.
Now that the Batman and Superman film franchises have been revived, does the studio go after Christian Bale (Batman Begins) and Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) to star in a Justice League pic? The studio is also trying hard to bring Wonder Woman to the big screen.
To a large degree, casting will depend upon the story arc for the JLA feature and at what point in the superheroes' lives the plot takes place.
"It's disturbing when young people believe right-wing political hype. It's like rock n' roll never happened."
Post by ScottyArmy on Feb 24, 2007 12:47:04 GMT -5
Mark Millar Talks Wanted Source: Mark Millar February 20, 2007
Wanted creator Mark Millar has posted an update on his official site about Universal Pictures' adaptation of his graphic novel directed by Timur Bekmambetov ("Night Watch") and starring James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman.
Millar got to see 30 minutes of pre-vis (rough versions of sequences in a movie using computer graphics) for the film and talks about the footage:
This is going to be amazing. Like I trailered yesterday, even Gill's Mum gave a big Keannu-style WHOA at a sequence between a car chase and a train. I can't give much in the way of details here, but watching some of the scenes from the book come to life can only be compared to giving birth to a 100 million dollar baby. The opening sequence with The Killer plus boyfriends chasing his would-be assassins across the rooftops is just jaw-dropping. I was honestly pinching myself, worried I was bi-polar and this whole thing was just a wishful hallucination.
March 08 cannot get here fast enough. McAvoy, Freeman and the big star they aren't telling you about until Summer plus an action director THIS GOOD really is going to be something special. Three months ago my expectations were zero. Now they're enormous.
Wanted hits theaters on March 28, 2008.
I love this book, and I will be first in line to get tickets to see a movie of this comic.