Nolan to direct 'Inception' before the anticipated bat-sequel. Also: 'Ghouly Boys' gets a writer, 'Watchmen' hype du jour, Wachowskis on...'Superman'? Much more so gather round and listen to your Comics2Film 9.2.12 before the blinding white light carries us to another time...
Fans of 'Ghouly Boys', the Slave Labor Graphics book by the single-named Christopher, will be happy to learn that a screenwriter has been hired for the film adpatation, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Chrisopher's book, published in 2004, features a quartet of young monster outcasts and their efforts to fit in. The movie will focuse on a young boy looking to contact his dead father and a young zombie seeking a way to come back to life.
Newcomer Sam Esmail will pen the script for Mandate Pictures. Lindsay Doran ('Nanny McPhee') is producing through her Three Strange Angels shingle. J.C. Spink, Chris Bender and Jake Weiner of Benderspink and Mandate president Nathan Kahane will serve as executive producers. Mary Lee will oversee the project for Mandate.
WatchmenComicMoive.com chatted with 'Watchmen’ co-creator Dave Gibbons as he discusses the film’s altered ending and if he thinks Zack Snyder pulled it off. Check out the video interview...
In other 'Watchmen' news there's a new promo site called MinutemenArcade.com which features a 1980s-style Watchmen arcade game that focuses on the classic Minutemen characters from the story. Get your quarters ready!
In spite of massive anticipation and a flurry of rumors that a script was being written, casting was happening and second unit filming of a 'Dark Knight' sequel would be underway by now, Christopher Nolan has opted not to make a bat-film as his next movie.
Instead, Variety reports that Nolan will collect a seven-figure salary from Warner Bros to helm 'Inception', based on a script written by the director himself. The movie, a "contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind," is gearing up for a 2010 release. Production is set to begin this summer.
According to the article Nolan has not yet committed to a 'Dark Knight' sequel, but given the fact that Warner Bros is throwing a truckload of money at this pet project, once can imagine a bat-sequel will happen directly after 'Inception'.
Ain't it Cool has a report from a spy deemed "reliable" who caught an inteview with director James McTeigue. Strangely McTeigue had things to say about The Wachowski Brothers, and projects they may be working on.
McTeigue confirmed that 'Plastic Man' was the next project in the pipeline for the Wachowski's and he had been signed on to provide Second Unit support. Says the movie has been delayed indefinitely due to a major shake up of projects at WB.
Bryan Singer has refused to undertake a re-boot of the 'Superman' franchise and has left the Executives at WB with no choice but to take a fresh creative direction.
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He stated the Wachowski Brothers had been approached to re-boot the franchise as a trilogy and they are currently reviewing their options as its like being asked to take the final play in a superbowl final. Says if they do agree, he will likely either succumb to providing second unit support on the movie or will champion the directorship of Plastic Man - He started to giggle as he stated its like a young child for the Brothers and they wont give that up easily.
Speaking of the delayed bat-sequel, which doesn't have a script or a villain yet...
MTV News chatted up actor Paul Giamatti. They mentioned that fans seem to like him as a candidate for The Penguin an a batman movie. Mind you, they did not suggest he was rumored to play the Penguin, nor did they suggest that the Penguin would be in the next Batman film.
At any rate, Giamatti seemed flattered by the idea.
"That would be fantastic," was Giamatti's initial reaction. "I’d love to do that."
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We love us some 'Umbrella Academy' almost as much as we love us some 'Children of Men'. So the notion that director Alfonso Cuaron might turn his camera lens towards our favorite graphic novel of 2008 is certainly appealing.
Sadly, MTV Movies Blog reports that rumors of his attachment the project are untrue.
"No," Cuarón told the site. "I like ‘The Umbrella Academy’ but I’m not associated with it."
'Scott Pilgrim' director Edgar Wright continues to invite fans into his world with photos from the Toronot filming of the adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's graphic novel.
The latest set, posted on his MySpace blog, includes another look at Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona, Ellen Wong as Knives Chau,along with one of Satya Bhabha, who plays Matthew Patel in the film.
"This flick is kid friendly, but it’s a Miike movie through and through, about 10 minutes too long, and with an ending that feels endless. But it’s also got the Miike trademark of giving you more “I can’t believe I just saw that,” moments per minute than any other movie out there today...
By embracing the repetitive nature of the original Yatterman, Miike’s telling us that it’s the things we do over and over again that are keeping us immature and stop us from growing up, but they’re also our protection against a tough old world."