Here's Green Lantern's Sinestro! Plus: Russell draws 2 Guns. Stahl secures Locke & Key. Roth believes in Ripley and more! It's your Comics2Film 11.1.13!
Deadline.com reports that actor Nick Stahl (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Sin City) is the latest addition to the fast-moving pilot based on the comic Locke & Key.
Stahl is set to play the Uncle Duncan to the Locke family. He joins Miranda Otto and Sarah Bolger who have been cast as mother Nina Locke and daughter Kinsey Locke.
The show is in development for Fox TV with hot producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. 20th Century Fox Television and DreamWorks Television or co-developing it.
Source material is Joe Hill's acclaimed comic comes from IDW Publishing. It focuses on a family who are recovering from the tragic murder of patriarch Rendell Locke. The Locke family move back to Rendell's Massachusetts home where the children discover all manner of supernatural occurrences, including several locked doors that have mystical effects on those who walk through them, and an ancient evil presence who may be the cause of Rendell's murder.
The show was originally fast-tracked for a summer debut, but Fox announced at the recent TCA that the creative team won't be able to make that date, so it's looking like it'll be pushed back a bit rather than rush it creatively.
Superhero Hype refutes online rumors that fans will see a trailer for X-Men: First Class this week with Green Hornet. They speculate that a Super Bowl debut is more likely.
Regardless, the Daily Blam has a report from someone who as allegedly seen a cut of the trailer, which they agree will likely be seen in the next four to six weeks. They provide a detailed description so click through if you want spoilers.
This movie has been in development for years and almost filmed with director Tim Burton and star Jim Carrey in 2007. Now Deadline.com reports that writer Eric Roth has come on board to rewrite the script for the Ripley's Believe it or Not movie.
The film would be rooted in the long-running comic strip, created by newspaper columnist Robert Ripley. However, it would also serve as a biopic showing Ripley's world travels that provided the fodder for his outlandish cartoon strip.
Roth is known for such quirky life stories having penned The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and collected an Oscar for Forrest Gump. He'll be the second writer to take a pass at the project since the 2007 collapse.
Carrey is still attached for the lead role though the movie has no director at this point.
Heat Vision reports that director David O. Russell is circling the big screen adaptation of the comic book 2 Guns. Vince Vaughn is said to be attached as one of the two leads.
2 Guns was created by writer Steven Grant and artist Mateus Santolouco. It focuses on a DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who are unwittingly investigating each other. They are duped by the mob into stealing $50 million from the CIA and have to pair up to survive the fall-out.
Russell, currently basking in the acclaim for his tremendous movie The Fighter, is negotiating to rewrite the script (previously penned by Blake Masters) and direct the feature. Marc Platt is producing along with Andrew Cosby and Ross Richie, co-founders of Boom! Studios, who published the comic.
Courtesy of the French website Cineheroes.net is a nice quality photo of actor Mark Strong, looking like he walked out of the pages of a DC Comics book as Sinestro in the Green Lantern movie.
Rob M. Worley is the writer and creator of the all-new, all-cat kids comic book series Scratch9, named by School Library Journal as one of the "Best Comics for Kids 2010"! Issues #1, #2, #3 and #4 are in stores now. The paperback collection is coming in March and available for pre-order . Visit Scratch9.com for news and info!