Here's your December 13th smattering of comic book movie news kernals, culled from the fields of the internet and milled to your computer screen...
We hope you saw yesterday's Mania exclusive one-on-one with Mr. Gabriel Macht, star of the new movie 'The Spirit'. On the femme fatales that made his head spin:
"On this, the producers set the schedule up based around the different women. So Eva [Mendes] came in for two weeks and she's done. Jaime [King] came in for a week and she's done, and right on down the line. It could get a little disorienting at times."
SCI FI Wire has also posted a Q & A with the actor. On the green screen process:
"I was born in the Bronx, and I lived in New York until I was 5, and then I went to New York in my early 20s and lived there. New York is just a part of me, so it was very easy to imagine what was in peripheral vision, and I had Frank and Stu [Maschwitz, the special effects coordinator,] telling me how this movie was going to look, that it would have a similar feel to Sin City, but with a little bit more color. Very often you hear actors having a hard time with green screen, and I think it's important to know that when you're acting with a dinosaur or a little mouse, the actors are really working with some guy standing there with a stick with a tennis ball on the end of it. "
Sure, these days its all about Marvel. People forget that Dark Horse was turning out good comic based movies before the big guys got their act together.
Now The Hollywood Reporter says that Dark Horse Entertainment has hired Keith Goldberg as senior vice president of production. The comics and film shingle has a deal with Universal (which helped usher in the excellent 'Hellboy II').
Goldberg, a veteran of New Line, is setting up shop in L.A. to help bring Dark Horse properties to life at Uni.
Marvel Animation Age recently talked to fan-favorite writer Christopher Yost, best known for his work on a host of different Marvel cartoons and comic series, about his work on the upcoming Hulk Versus, the animated direct-to-video feature hitting shelves on January 27th, 2009, and much more.
[LINK] - Thanks to Jim Harvey for the submission.
Variety has an in-depth feature on the art direction of 'The Dark Knight' and 'Iron Man', making the case for the leading men in both movies as outsiders in their respective worlds.
'Sherlock Holmes' director Guy Ritchie says he has a good script for the 'Sgt. Rock' movie, and "very much" wants to make it some day, but there are obstacles blocking Easy Company from the big screen.
“I think people are slightly intimidated by the size of the budget,” Ritchie told MTV Splash Page, “but I think we have a good script.”
He also teased that he as a leading man in mind for the film, but would not say who it was, other than to call the actor "a new person."
Ain't It Cool News has an in-depth interview with Bryan Singer about the 'Valkyrie' movie. Of course, the put the question to him about where he sees the 'Superman' franchise going. His response:
"I couldn’t… you know.. I couldn’t tell you or talk about that at this point. I honestly… I’m just so… at least as far as my role in it is concerned I just need… I just have… this one because we had to drop and pick up on this has been a longer process so… yeah I wouldn’t be able to give you a clear… any clarity on that." (laughs)
Make of it what you will...
The World's Finest recently interviews actor Will Friedle about his work on BATMAN: BRAVE AND THE BOLD, BATMAN BEYOND, and much more.