Colm Feore talks about his super-secret 'Thor' role. Plus: Win a visit to the set of 'Captain America'. 'Judge Dredd' poster and info. Ratner talks 'Youngblood' and more! The daily column that demands things to be awesome, it's your Comics2Film 10.5.13!
Cfnews13 in Florida reports that some filming for 'Transformers 3' will take place at the Kennedy Space Center in September.
Space Coast Film Commissioner Bonnie King says the shoot will last about eight days. Location scouts are checking out other nearby areas as well, including Patrick Air Force Base; Space Coast Regional Airport, in Titusville; Merritt Island Airport; Lone Cabbage Fish Camp, in Cocoa; and a Cocoa Beach house.
Bleeding Cool has gotten their hands on promotional artwork for the the just-officially-announced 'Judge Dredd' movie. It's a poster by Tim Bradstreet which the producers at DNA were circulating with their sales package.
It's doubtful that this would actually be used as the movie poster, but once the production is complete perhaps Bradstreet will compose posters for the film as he's done with the 'Punisher' movies.
Meanwhile an official press release for the film surfaced on the 2000ADOnline message boards, cementing certain details about the film:
Reliance BIG Pictures, together with IM Global, the international sales company that Reliance acquired only last week, will finance DNA’s 3D production of JUDGE DREDD, a $45 million film adaptation of the iconic 2000 AD comic-book character created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra.
Filming will take place over the fourth quarter of 2010 in Johannesburg.
JUDGE DREDD is being made by the writer/producer partnership behind The Beach, 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later, Sunshine, and Never Let Me Go. Alex Garland, Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich will produce a script written by Garland.
Pete Travis, director of Omagh, Vantage Point, and Endgame will direct. Wagner will be a creative consultant on the film.
DNA has engaged Michael Murphy (District 9) as South African co-producer.
Jason Kingsley and Chris Kingsley, owners of Rebellion/2000 AD, will co-produce.
Said John Wagner, "Alex Garland’s script is faithful to the original concept that made Judge Dredd a favourite bad-ass hero. It’s a high-octane slay ride through the dark underbelly of the vast future city. A fan pleaser. With their track record, I have every faith in Alex Garland, Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich."
Said Alex Garland, "I grew up reading Judge Dredd. The incredible writers and artists of 2000 AD were formative influences on me. Andrew, Allon and I have developed this adaptation of Judge Dredd with an emphasis on adrenaline and realism, but with all the scale and spectacle of Mega-City One. We think Pete’s propulsive, edgy style is a perfect match for the project."
The deal was negotiated on behalf of Reliance by IM Global CEO Stuart Ford assisted by attorneys Strook and Strook with DNA principals Macdonald and Reich, DNA head of business affairs Jo Smith, and Miles Ketley of Wiggin & Co. Ford’s IM Global will handle international sales on the project.
So, we know that Kenneth Branagh's 'Thor' has an expansive cast and we pretty much know which character each actor is playing in the movie. Except for Colm Feore. His name was dropped into the mix last September but info about his role (other than the fact that he's not a good guy) has been conspicuously absent.
Recently the Montreal Gazette chatted with the actor about his Shakespearean background and they tried their best to pry loose some 'Thor' knowledge.
"Marvel hasn't allowed me to say anything," Feore said when asked about the role. "I can tell you makeup took me five hours every day, and that made for a very long day, but Branagh is a genius at scheduling, so it worked out fine for me."
So he's a villain and he's under heavy makeup. What does that suggest? We know Loki is in the movie and is played by Tom Hiddleston. We also know that the Destroyer is in the movie, looking much as he does in the comics. We also know that, last October, the producers were casting for tall actors who are comfortable wearing prosthetic makeup (as Feore describes above). At the time we thought they may be Frost Giants (of which Loki is lord).
So could Feore be Grundroth, a leader among the Frost Giants? The picture remains cloudy.
The only comment Feore offered the Gazette is, "It was a lot of fun to do, and I imagine it's going to be huge."
What do you think, Maniacs? Who might Feore be playing in THOR? Post your comments below...