Green Lantern posters reveal Sinestro, Hammond and more. Plus: Captain America photo revealed. Marvel Anime shows arriving on G4. New writer takes The Crow and more! It's your Comics2Film 10.7.27!
Bleeding Cool reports that screenwriter Nick Cave is coming aboard the new filmed adaptation of James O'Barr's The Crow. The movie has been in development now for a little over a year with director Stephen Norrington working on the first drafts of the script.
It's unclear what this means for Norrington's involvement with the property. When we heard from Norrington last February, he was feeling pretty positive about the project. They were in the process of casting the film and the director was crossing his fingers for a Summer start.
Stay tuned to Comics2Film as this story develops.
Variety reports that Brett Ratner's Rat Entertainment has picked up the film rights to the independent comics title The Unknowns for development as a feature film.
The book was developed by Mark A. Altman and Steve Kriozere around the likeness of model/actress Monica Olsen. It focuses on one Alexis Davenport, an ordinary woman who discovers she has a secret past as the "highly skilled and deadly leader of a mysterious team called The Unknowns". She must learn the secret of why her memories were erased and by who (shades of The Long Kiss Goodnight).
Ratner will produces the movie. John Cheng will exec produce and oversee for Rat Entertainment.
From a press release...
Los Angeles, CA, July 26, 2010 - G4 will be the exclusive U.S. television home of four brand-new anime series featuring some of the most successful and iconic brands from the Marvel Universe. Produced by Madhouse for Marvel Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan (SPEJ), these four original series - "Iron Man," "X-MEN," "Wolverine" and "Blade" - will premiere on the network in 2011 and will air as standalone series made up of twelve 30-minute episodes under the guidance of Warren Ellis.
"Iron Man" In an effort to make amends for his weapons manufacturing past, Tony Stark has dedicated himself to building the world up rather than tearing it down. Traveling to Japan to build a new arc reactor that will deliver unlimited free energy to the Japanese people, Stark is challenged by the Japanese government and the media when he attempts to import the necessary nuclear priming device. And when the reactor-in-construction is repeatedly attacked by the mysterious Zodiac consortium, Stark must gather his allies to take on Zodiac and its mastermind.
"X-MEN" The X-MEN are reunited following the death of a teammate, and are summoned by Charles Xavier to Japan following the abduction of Hisako Ichiki (Armor). There, they confront the U-MEN, a lunatic cult that steals and transplants mutant organs to further strengthen their own army, and the battle for justice is on.
"Wolverine" Based on the popular graphic novel by Frank Miller, the series begins in Japan, where Logan is challenged by Shingen Yashida, the notorious leader of a powerful mafia clan. When Shingen's employee Yukio, a female assassin, falls out of Shingen's favor, she must kill him or be killed. Teaming up with Logan, the pair seek out the villain to exact their revenge.
"Blade" Eric Brooks -- known as Blade -- seeks revenge on Deacon Frost, the vampire lord who killed his mother while she was still pregnant with Eric. With all the powers of a vampire and none of their weaknesses, Blade's quest leads him throughout Southeast Asia in search of Frost, and, in Viet Nam, he discovers a vampire plot that threatens to take down the whole world.
Deadline.com reports that Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is out pitching a film version of his illustrated Radical Press novel Oblivion. Given his relationship with Disney, Kosinski is said to be taking it to them first, but will continue to pitch it if things don't spark with the mouse house.
The book was plotted by Kosinski and written by Arvid Nelson. According to the report, the book "takes place in an apocalyptic future where most people live above the clouds because the surface of the Earth is uninhabitable. A soldier is stuck on the desolate Earth repairing drones that patrol and destroy a savage alien race called The Scavengers. He comes across a beautiful woman who has crashed in a craft. Together they take an epic adventure that changes his world view."
Barry Levine of Radical would also produce.
In the wake of their strong presence at Comic-Con, Warner Bros has rolled out new character teaser posters from the Green Lantern movie, giving us a good look at the Sinestro and Hector Hammond make-up!
Tell us what you think, Maniacs!
It wasn't all about eye-stabbing at Hall H this year. Check out this sweet Comic-Con moment from the Green Lantern panel and the behind-the-scenes account at Hero Complex for additional details...