'Forgotten' comic optioned. PLUS: Bale on 'Dark Knight' sequel. Donner on 'Wolverine', 'First Class', 'Gambit' and 'Deadpool'. More! Some people call it the gangster of love, but it's your Comics2Film 9.4.29!
Producers John Wells and Don Murphy have snatched up rights to the obscure indie comics title 'Forgotten' for development as a feature film according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The book, created by Evan Young and Jareth Grealish, focuses on a man who, no matter what he does or whom he meets, is forgotten five minutes later. His powers offer him the unique opportunity to investigate and solve problematic situations, but also leave him completely isolated.
Wells is producing through John Wells Productions along with company president Claire Polstein. Murphy is working through his Angryfilms shingle along with Susan Montford.
A Hollywood Reporter blurb detailing Alex Cole's new management shingle Elevate Entertainment has an interesting side-note for comics fans.
The article states that Elevate has an overall deal with comics vet Howard Chaykin ('American Flagg!') that gives them options on two titles from his existing creator owned library as well as obligates him to create three new comics that will be spun into TV shows or feature films.
Already in the works with Chaykin are a spy action drama starring Vinnie Jones and a teen action feature film.
There's a bootleg of the new trailer for 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' up at YouTube.
Watch it while you can and expect THE TRAILER IS NOW OFFLINE but hopefully we can expect a clean version tomorrow at noon PT at Yahoo Movies.
IESB.net chatted with 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' about the upcoming 'X-Men: First Class' movie, as well as future plans for Gambit and Deadpool.
Donner echoed other recent interviews in putting emphasis on the 'First Class' spinoff. She does say that she'd like to do more with Gambit, as he's her favorite character, but it wouldn't be right to have him in the 'First Class' movie.
IESB also asked about a 'Deadpool' spin-off. She confirmed she's been talking about it with Fox and the question would be answered soon (presumably after the performance of 'Wolverine' is assessed).
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TotalFilm.com has a brief chat with actor Christian Bale, who talks about Heath Ledger, the Oscar snub and, of course, the sequel to 'The Dark Knight':
"Will we do a third movie? It's got to be the right story. You can't make something like The Dark Knight and then come out with something disappointing.
"I would like it if people say, 'You'll never make a good third movie.' I say, 'OK, let's make a third movie in that case, let's prove them wrong. But that's just me. The fact is, I have to! I've signed up! Chris doesn't. So I'm in a bit of a fix if he says he doesn't want to!"
A brief mention on License Mag indicates we may see some toys and other product spinning out of Edgar Wright's adaptation of Brian Lee O'Malley's comic 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World'.
Universal Studios Consumer Products Group is shopping the license for product partnerships in apparel and accessories, electronic accessories, collectible figures, novelty, stationery and social expressions.
IESB reports that actor Peter Stromare and Olympian-turned-wrestler Kurt Angle have been cast in the Dylan Dog movie 'Dead of Night'.
Angle will be portraying Wolfgang and Stormare will be Gabriel, both werewolves.
The film is currently lensing Louisiana.
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*gasp*! It's been twitter-silence from Favreau in the past 24 hours. We wonder if his Twitter phone broke?