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Colm Feore Talks THOR Role


By Rob M. Worley     May 13, 2010
Source: Various

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!




TRANSFORMERS 3 at Kennedy Space Center

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.



C2F Quick Hits

  • Multiple sources, including THR's The Feed blog, are reporting that Fox has renewed the DC Comics-based series 'Human Target' for a second season.

    The next run is expected to go 13 episodes. Producer Matt Miller, currently on 'Chuck', is taking over as showrunner from Jonathan Steinberg, who will remain on as executive producer.
  • All you folks working on your own 'Iron Man 2' armor at home: K-Mart is running a promotional sweepstake for the movie. Send them photos of you wearing your Iron Man gear. The Grand Prize? A trip to the set of 'Captain America: The First Avenger'. You have until June 12 to enter.  
  • Speaking of 'Iron Man 2' promotions, has a video report of "augmented reality" offerings from LG that allow users of their Droid phone to incorporate the Armored Avenger into the world around them.  Check out the video for a demonstration.
  • Director Brett Rantner told MTV Splash Page that he's still working to shape the screenplay for the movie version of Rob Liefeld's 'Youngblood'. He also downplays previous talk of Robert Pattinson being in the movie, stating that, "When we get the script, then I'm going to go to the best actor for the role."
  • Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.



JUDGE DREDD poster by Tim Bradstreet, circulated at the Cannes Film Festival 2010

More Info About JUDGE DREDD

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.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.



Colm Feore Talks THOR Role

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...


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Rockhead 5/13/2010 8:23:13 AM

Maybe Colm Feore is playing Ulik the Troll?

Wiseguy 5/13/2010 8:58:25 AM

The list is endless of who Feore could be playing but the ones that come to mind is Surtur with Mangog being a possibility. Of course he may be Loki's daddy Laufey. All I know is that I'm jacked for this movie

What's a k-mart?

OmegaDean 5/13/2010 9:07:06 AM

I think Ulik is a good call.  Executioner maybe.  What if they are gonna pull a fast one and incorporate Beta Ray Bill

lusiphur 5/13/2010 10:32:37 AM

Judge Dredd - Just keep the stinkin' helmet on.

Matador 5/13/2010 11:32:51 AM

Oh no that Rat Ratner is gonna kill another super hero team before it launches off the ground.

On the plus side I'm right next door when they start filming Transformers 3! Sweet.

jfdavis 5/13/2010 11:33:54 AM

Feore-I think a troll or giant makes sense except for one thing: Why all the secrecy? Neither can be that big a role and not that jawdropping in my opinion.  I can't imagine the Executioner requires more that an hour or two in the make-up chair.  He does kind of look like Beta Ray Bill...

ponyboy76 5/13/2010 2:21:58 PM

I think that he would be a little old for Beta Ray Bill, although that would be cool. I also think if it was just a Frost giant, then it wouldn't and shouldn't be all secretive. My guess is Surtur. I mean , Odin is in it, so maybe they'll show a bit of the batle between the two. Although, isn't Surtur imprisoned at this point can't be freed until Ragnarok? I could be wrong.

I hope that article on Human Target is true. I really like that show.

Rheul_home 5/13/2010 2:49:46 PM

Keeping my fingers crossed for Dredd. It looks like all the right people are involved. Ratner and Youngblood two stinking piles perfect for eachother. The secrecy makes me think its a character we wouldnt expect. The only characters that would really make people flip would be Surtr or Beta Ray Bill. Unless he's playing another as yet unnamed Avenger like ScarJo did in Iron Man 2.

Darkknight2280 5/13/2010 4:12:09 PM

Wiseguy-- K-Mart is a retail a smaller walmart..actually they have been around longer then walmart.

Also WTF is up with taking sooo long to update their site lately? Not to mention they seem to be the last horse across the line when it comes to news, being beaten by just about every other genre site?!?! What happened to you mania you used to be mega sweet now ur just kinda cool. Lets retake the mantle!!

WarCry 5/13/2010 4:36:42 PM

DK2280, I could be wrong, but I THINK Wiseguy was being facetious....


I think Ratner is a good - nay, EXCELLENT - fit for Youngblood. There's less...hmm...meat? the Youngblood stories than X-Men.

And (I'll catch hell for this, but) I think Robert Pattinson would be great playing the lead in the flick (I'm not saying the name, though, because this site tends to spawn the 13-year-old boy in most of us).

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