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Alexander cast as Sif in THOR

Plus: DEADPOOL, IRON MAN 2, WATCHMEN and More

By Rob M. Worley     September 23, 2009
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Jaime Alexander cast as Sif in 'Thor'. Plus: Liefeld spills the beans on 'Deadpool'. ET hypes 'Iron Man 2' report. 'Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut' details and more! It's the little stress ball that saved your life, Comics2Film 9.9.23!

 

 

X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE Blu-Ray Review

Cross-Mania: Bob Trate turned in his run-down of this week's Blu-Ray release of 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' yesterday. Give it a read before you buy!

 

 

SMALLVILLE Premiere Clip

Cross Mania: The CW has released a new clip from this Friday's season premiere of 'Smallville'. Take a gander if you haven't already.
 

 

Kurtzman and Orci producing XOMBIE

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are attached to yet another movie with comic roots.  The Hollywood Reporter tips the pair as the producers of 'Xombie', based on the popular web-toon which was later revived as Devil's Due Comic series. DreamWorks is negotiating to purchase the film rights.

James Farr created the concept about a zombie cop named Dirge who attempts to saves humanity's remnants, particularly a young girl named Zoe, from evil zombies.

Will Beall is set to write the screenplay. Cindi Rice and John Frank Rosenblum of Epic Level Entertainment are executive producers. Bobby Cohen and Steven T. Puri from the Kurtzman/Orci camp are also executive producers.

The concept, which first went online in 2003, should not be confused with the 'Xombi', the excellent comics title from Milestone Media about a high-tech zombie, launched circa 1994. Nor should it be confused with 'XXXombies', Rick Remender's 2007 comics series about zombies in the porn industry.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry and Matador for the submission.

 

 

Fincher dumps TORSO for Facebook?

Variety reports that director David Fincher is set to move full-steam ahead on 'The Social Network', a drama about the formation of Facebook.

What does this have to do with C2F? Well, around this time last year, Fincher was set to move full-steam ahead on the filmed adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis' and Mark Andreyko's graphic novel 'Torso'. They had a cast signed and locations lined up an everything. Then Paramount Pictures pulled the plug on the project (possibly due to icy relations with the director over 'Benjamin Button').

The producers of 'Torso' hoped to quickly revive the good-to-go project but that didn't happen.

Today's Variety news prompted Bendis to post on Twitter (although C2F, ironically, saw the post on Facebook), "buh bye TORSO".

 

 

Steve Niles talks 30 DAYS 2: DARK DAYS

ShockTilYouDrop goes in-depth with comics scribe Steve Niles to talk about the process of adapting his '30 Days of Night' follow up 'Dark Days' into a movie sequel.

Here's an excerpt:

"The first movie established the vampires fear of exposure, that the fact that nobody believes in them is their greatest strength," he explains, "so now, we just had to accelerate that. In the new movie, we had to start with what happened in New Orleans. We just moved that storyline from the original book to the beginning of this new one. There's some evidence of what happened in Barrow and Stella Oleson is out there trying to spread the word just like in the Dark Days comics."

Click through for the compete interview...

Thanks to Matador for the submission.

 

 

ET To Show IRON MAN 2 Report

Entertainment Tonight is hyping up their 'Iron Man 2' set report. They're running a little preview video on ETOnline.com right now, but the main attraction will be broadcast on the show this Thursday. Tune in!

Thanks to AntoBlueberry and Matador for the submission.

 

 

WATCHMEN: The Ultimate Cut on Blu-Ray

WATCHMEN: The Ultimate Cut Details

To those of you who held off on purchasing the initial release of 'Watchmen', your patience will soon be rewarded:

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced 'Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut', due out on Blu-Ray and DVD November 3rd. The edition, available for pre-order now, lists for $43.87 for the DVD version and $59.99 for the Blu-Ray.

Features include:

  • Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut Film
  • Audio Commentary with Zack Snyder and Dave Gibbons
  • Over 3 Hours of Special Features
  • The Phenomenon: The Comic that Changed Comics
  • Real Super Heroes, Real Vigilantes
  • Mechanics: Technologies of a Fantastic World
  • Watchmen: Video Journals
  • My Chemical Romance Desolation Row
  • Under The Hood
  • Story Within A Story: The Books of Watchmen
  • Digital Copy of the Theatrical Version
  • Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comics

Although it's not listed specifically, the cover art strongly suggests that this cut will have the animated 'Tales of the Black Freighter' integrated with the film, as director Zack Snyder has promised in the past.

Now it's safe to order your 'Watchmen'.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.

 

 

Reeves talks COWBOY BEBOP Movie

MTV Splash Page chatted up Keanu Reeves about the previously discussed 'Cowboy Bebop' live-action movie.

The actor, who is attached to play Spike Spiegel in the film, said everyone loves the current draft of Peter Craig's script which is very faithful to the source and includes all the key characters. However, the studio can't afford to make it.

"So the studio went, 'This movie is fantastic and it would cost half a billion dollars," Reeves said, "so he's doing a rewrite."

 Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.

 

 

Liefeld takes a DEADPOOL Meeting

Comics creator Rob Liefeld is apparently consulting with Fox on their 'Deadpool' meeting. The comics creator posted a series of reports via Twitter about a recent meeting he had with the filmmakers. Starting at about 5pm pacific time, Liefeld tweeted:

  • "Walking into Deadpool movie meeting!!! Yowza!"
  • "Great Deadpool movie meeting! Lauren Schuler [sic] Donner and her team are headed in the right direction!"
  • "Deadpool movie checklist- DP in costume-check! Breaking 4th wall-check! Loads of killing-double check!"
  • "Deadpool movie- YES! Ryan Reynolds is on board!!!"

'Deadpool' wasn't the only thing discussed. Liefeld capped his tweets by saying, "Also excited to discuss possibilities of Cable in future X-films!!!"

So there you have it, 'Green Lantern' star Ryan Reynolds is still attached and the creative direction is enough to have the character's creator psyched up for a 'Deadpool' feature film.

 

 

Two More Cast For THOR

THR's Heat Vision Blog reports that two more actors have joined the cast of Marvel's 'Thor' movie.

Jaime Alexander is set to play Thor's Asgardian ally, the Lady Sif, who will vie for the Thunder God's affections with the mortal Jane Foster (played by Natalie Portman).

Colm Feore's character has not been disclosed although he is said to be a villain.

Fans may have seen Alexander in the schlock horror film 'Rest Stop' or more recently as a regular on the series 'Kyle XY'. Feore is a veteran character actor who has appeared in numerous TV shows and movies. Fans saw him recently as the President's husband on '24', and as the President of the twelve colonies on 'Battlestar Galactica'. He also made a terrifically sinister bad guy in Stephen King's 'The Storm of the Century'.

The pair joine Chris Hemsworth as Thor; Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Portman among the cast, to be directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Heat Vision provides this summary of the film: "The movie's story centers on Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions re-ignite an ancient war. As punishment, Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans. Once here, he learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends dark forces of Asgard to invade Earth."

What do you think, Maniacs? Is Alexander a good choice for Sif? And which villain might Feore be playing? Is there are Earthbound nemesis he'd fit the bill for? Post your comments below...

Thanks to AntoBlueberry, Matador and fft5305 for the submission.

 

 






 


 

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monkeyfoot 9/23/2009 7:37:37 AM

I guess Jaime Alexander will be a good choice for Sif. I only know her from episodes of Kyle XY where she played an emotionally upset but superhuman teenager. She came across as very young and not a warrior goddess type so we'll see.

littlemikey979 9/23/2009 8:13:40 AM

i think the one person i would picture in Thor would be Sean Bean, he has the look of an Asgardian. Maybe not Thor himself, but i could see him playing a part in this movie. I really wish they would have gone with an older generation of actors. I know its to get the younger audiences watching but I would hate for this to end up looking like some CW movie.

Hell yes deadpool!!! I'll believe him being in costume with i see it, after the hype-up and let down in wovlerine i am not getting my hopes up so soon.

Lsn22s 9/23/2009 8:24:37 AM

damn i cant wait to see THOR (even if i dont know who this alexander chick is)...or Iron Man 2 for that matter...

please god dont let them ruin Cowboy Bebop...wtf

TKay42one 9/23/2009 8:33:18 AM

Funny you should say that littlemikey, because I always thought that when the Ultimates first came out a few years ago that Ultimate Thor looked JUST like Sean Bean.  I'd have liked to see him also, but curious to see what George Kirk can do.

DarthDuck 9/23/2009 8:35:26 AM

I am looking forward to seeing Thor and how they handle the character.  The problem is will everyone want to see Thor?  Will Iron Man's audience accept the thunder god?  Time will tell, but I hope so.

And the fact that Liefeld is excited for the Deadpool movie both confuses and excites me.  Sounds like they're doing all the right things and his suppost is a good sign if unexpected.  Glad to hear Reynolds is still attached as well.

Lsn22s 9/23/2009 8:37:00 AM

i kno the anti-FOX coalition on here will hate me for this but i am REALLY looking forward to this Deadpool movie...if that little checklist has any truth to it then YES!!! definitely need Deadpool in costume...definitely needs to break the 4th wall....RYAN REYNOLDS IS DEADPOOL FTW!!!!...all the killing is pretty much a given but SWEET.....Cable in future X-Films? cool.....honestly i'm trying to come to terms w/ the fact that FOX will not be letting go of X-Men anytime soon...if it does, thats awesome...but it probably wont....so i'm gonna try REEEEEAAALLLY hard to enjoy what they throw at me......please DO NOT fuck up Deadpool......can we get a Gambit cameo? that would be cool...let him do more than get whupped on this time...

i am also really looking forward to seeing Reynolds contrast how he plays Deadpool and how he plays Green Lantern...he's kinda always that sarcastic ass u kno? i'm curious to see him show a little range...damn so many comic-movies to look forward to...i love it...
 

DarthDuck 9/23/2009 8:38:08 AM

When I saw Star Trek the first thing I thought when I saw Chris Hemsworth was: "that's Captain America"  But alas, and I do think he'll make for a good Thor.  And the casting of Natalie Portman was genius.  Not only because I enjoy her an actress but she's very small in stature.  It'll go a long way in making Thor look bigger.

CaptAmerica04 9/23/2009 8:41:02 AM

"Set report?"  I thought Iron Man 2 wrapped principal photography a couple months ago.  Am I wrong?  Did I mis-read something?

Thor will OWN 2011!!

pilgram 9/23/2009 8:43:33 AM

Please Lord I ask that Bebop go into a deep development hell cast out for 40 years like Jews in the desert, at least until Neo can be unattached. Thank you Lord always your servant Amen.


30 Days- Can’t wait. I watched the viral stuff and enjoyed it more than the movie. The comic is great.


Watchmen- Girlfriend got me the Blu-Ray already. I’ll get this anyway just not tell her about it.


Deadpool- Not sure if Leifield, a hack in my opinion, is good or bad for the franchise. The work with the 4th wall better be subtle because in film it can really flush a movie quickly. Is this going to be an Action/Comedy or Action movie with comedy in it? IF Deadpool pulls a “Last Action Hero” type thing it’s not going to work.
 

savagelee 9/23/2009 9:06:13 AM

 Why on earth would anybody want to talk to Rob Liefeld about a character he ripped-off from Deathstroke?

I guess if you want the opinion of somebody whose art is the joke of the industry, whose work is always late, who got kicked out of Image, who is accused of continually plagiarizing other artists, who can't draw feet, hands, face, or women's bodies, Rob Liefeld is the guy you'd want to talk to. 

Liefeld's is to the comic industry, what Milli Vanilli is to the music industry - a grotesque disgrace. 

Pilgram - let us now bow our heads and pray for the souls of those connected to the live-action cowboy bebop movie. May they see the error of their ways or get run over by garbage trucks. 

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