Cam Gigandet walks with the 'Priest' feature film. Plus: Blessed talks 'Thor'? New 'G.I. Joe' pics online. New 'Scott Pilgrim' video blog. 'Transformers', 'Heavy Metal' and more! The daily column that will give you ripped abs, fast*! It's your Comics2Film 9.6.8!
Mmmmaybe we have confirmation that Brian Blessed is, in fact, Odin in Thor.
The Comic Reel at CBR has a report that the actor publicly confirmed his participation in the movie. A scooper emailed in a report that Blessed spoke at The Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards in Derby, UK. Blessed supposedly revealed the casting there.
However we can't really hold such an emailed report up as confirmation. In fact, this scooper may have sent the same email to Bleeding Cool last week prompting the original rumor. So, take it with a grain of salt. If Blessed is in, it'll be confirmed soon.
Ace Showbiz has scournged six new images from 'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra' from the far reaches of the interwebs. Two feature the Baroness, but sadly none feature her butt.
There's a party on the set of 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World'! Here's the latest video blog from what looks to the be good-times movie of 2010.
The live-action adaptation of Min-Woo Hyung's manhwa series 'Priest' picked up a new cast-member this week, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Shirtless wonder Cam Gigandet has been cast as "a young wasteland sheriff who is part vampire," which I'm thinking may be the character of Coburn, although I'm no expert on the series. Gigandet was seen recently in 'Twilight' as the menacing James. He's also in the upcoming sci-fi thriller 'Pandorum'.
Scott Stewart is directing 'Priest' for Screen Gems from a script by Cory Goodman. TOKYOPOP publishes the english-language version of the comic in the U.S.
Michael De Luca and Stars Road Entertainment's Josh Donen are producing along with Mitchell Peck.
A posting from 'Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen' director Michael Bay gives fans an idea of what they'll be treated to if they see the movie in IMAX:
In Japan today. After a month and half seven days a week most days going till midnight me and my crew have just about finished Transformers. I have never seen such a level of dedication from every crew member in a movie before.
Even today after the press in Japan and right before the premiere tonight, I have to sneak out to a digital house to approve the last few effect shots.
It has been a long hard road, but really fun one to travel. What you will notice that is strikingly different than Transformers 1, is the level of animation detail. The robot characters (42 in all), you really can feel empathy for them. What is also very different is the sheer scale of the movie. We have been very tight holding back much of the best imagery in commercials and trailers.
The way to see this movie is on IMAX. Never before has there been 4k rendered character animation shot on full IMAX 70 mm film. This is a first and the results are stunning. You will see Optimus Prime in a few shots where he is actually perfectly to scale on the IMAX 50 foot tall screens.
For IMAX, I created a slightly longer cut with more robot fighting. Four scenes were shot on IMAX cameras so the screen will fill the full IMAX screen for these scenes.
Kevin Eastman continues to add exciting talent to the roster of the new 'Heavy Metal' movie. He tells FilmSchool Rejects that James Cameron and Jack Black are the latest to join the likes of Zack Snyder, Gore Verbinski and Mark Osborne in directing segments from the film.
Cameron is joining David Fincher as a co-executive producer on the film. Both men are confirmed to be directing segments.
Comics2Film broke the news that 'Kung Fu Panda' helmer Mark Osborne would be doing a segment. According to FSR, that one will be a partnership with his 'Panda' star Jack Black.
Eastman says there are three more director annoucements to come.
'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' has departed the box office top 10 in its sixth week of release, according to figures published by Box Office Mojo. The Fox film dropped 3 spots to #11 in the wake of three new opening films.
The weekend tally for 'Wolverine' was $1.86 million, bringing the domestic box office to over $174 million.
Marvel's Kevin Feige spoke at the recent "Produced by" conference. Firstshowing.net has a summary of what was said about the upcoming Marvel slate.
According to Feige, 'Iron Man 2' is in the action leg of production, with filming focusing on the big set pieces of the film.
Feige confirmed that Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston are officially cast in 'Thor'. He also said fans shouldn't expect the psuedo-Shakespearian dialogue from the comics.
With regards to 'The Avengers', Feige dropped the hint that Samuel Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston are signed on for multiple movies or "multiple franchises."
Feige revealed that Bucky will appear in the 'First Avenger: Captain America' movie.
Finally the Marvel bigwig said they'd be announcing another new movie for 2012. That annoucment is coming in the next few months.
Superherohype have posted what are purported to be photos from a set for 'Iron Man 2'. Visible is signange for some kind of auto race track set in Monaco.
And speaking of IM2, it's time for another installment of...
It looks like some publicity photos for 'Iron Man 2' will be hitting in time for Comic-Con next month, if I'm reading between the lines of Jon Favreau's twittering correctly...
# Mickey Rourke just did a marketing photo shoot. It's the first time I saw him in full costume. I can't wait for the images to be released. 11:07 PM Jun 5th
# Doing a marketing photo shoot with photographer Michael Muller.10:49 AM Jun 6th
# Scarlett, Rockwell and Paltrow all did their marketing shots. Downey is under the lights looking dapper as I tweet. 3:27 PM Jun 6th
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