4 TV Spots for 'Whiteout' are online. PLUS: 'Losers' footage online. The 'Smallville' trailer (again). The prospective 'Superman' director (again) and more! Staring into their yellow eyes without blinking once, it's your Comics2Film 9.8.25!
Puerto Rican outlet El Nuevo Día, has a brief bit of footage from the set of 'The Losers'. The clips features a helicopter bearing the markings of "Miami Police" hovering before a city building. While this is happening and armored car approaches on the street. No explosions in this one.
If you enjoy Bruce Willis in a bad hairpiece then MTV Splash Page has the spice for your recipe. They're posting an exclusive image from 'Surrogates' featuring the blond Willis bot riding along in a police helicopter. We're more than 50% certain that the hairpiece is meant to look a little silly as this is Bruce's spruced-up robot surrogate. When Willis appears as his human self in the film, he is bald and grizzled and looking more natural.
Comic Book Resources sat down with 'Kick-Ass' director/writer/producer Matthew Vaughn and writer/producer Jane Goldman. They talk about the process of meeting comics creator Mark Millar, getting rejected by the studios and collaboratively building the film story while the comic is still in progress.
Vaughn also said he sees the genre of superhero movies (which he nice distinguishes from comic-based movies, thank you very much) as evolving and has to continue to evolve if it Hollywood wants to keep milking it.
"...remember 'Road to Perdition' was a comic book movie so there’s a wide genre. I think the superhero films that Hollywood has been churning out have had their day and I think 'Iron Man,' 'The Dark Knight,' 'Watchmen' and now 'Kick-Ass' are moving it away from, 'Hey, I’m a superhero. I’m going to save the world, and … some Hollywood crap,'" Vaughn told CBR. "I think the genre is changing and it has to change. The studios will either realize that and if they don’t then there won’t be comic book movies because they haven’t adapted to what the audience wants."
Click through for more of Vaughn and Goldman's thoughts on the movie.
Fans will get a look at 'Kick-Ass' when it arrives in theaters next year.
MTV Splash Page continues to parcel out sound bytes from 'Ninja Assassin' director James McTeigue about what he would do if he were taking the helm of the 'Superman' franchise. Mind you, at this point McTeigue's is a name that has come up as a rumor from time to time, but officially he has no association with the man of steel's movie yet.
Nevertheless, McTeigue told MTV News that the franchise needs to be retooled to reflect the attitudes and concerns of modern day audiences. "If you're going to do something with Superman, I think people would probably like something a little darker."
Here's the latest video clip of the director's thoughts on the matter:
On September 11, Kate Beckinsale will star as U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko in the big-screen adaptation of Greg Rucka and Steve Leiber's excellent graphic novel 'Whiteout'.
Warner Bros. are rolling out the TV spots promoting the film and four have turned up on YouTube this week. Check 'em out:
In case your clicking finger was incapacitated yesterday and you couldn't click-through to see the cool 'Smallville' trailer hosed on TV Guide yesterday, The CW has now made it available on YouTube.