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GREEN LANTERN Casting Details


By Rob M. Worley     September 18, 2009
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New casting details for the 'Green Lantern' movie have turned up online. Plus: Casting on 'X-Men: First Class'. 'DevaShard' in development. 'Scott Pilgrim' F/X report and more! The most important meal of the day: it's your Comics2Film 9.9.18!




Vinnie Jones is Chaykin's JAKE NOBLE

Actor Vinnie Jones ('Midnight Meat Train') has signed to star in a TV series based on an upcoming Howard Chaykin comic, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The core premise of the untitled show has Jones playing Jake Noble, an international spy who teams with his long-lost daughters he never knew existed. The series is in development by Alex Cole's Elevate Entertainment and Jay Firestone's Canadian production company Prodigy Pictures.

"I never really thought of TV before as a medium for me," Jones said. "However, with it becoming such a source of creativity these days, and this project with its modern James Bond style and feeling to it, I couldn't resist."

22 episodes budgeted at $2 million each are planned.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.



Review: AIR DOLL

Twitchfilm takes a look at the live-action adaptation of the manga 'Air Doll', about a blow-up doll come to life.

"...if something is as beautiful and thought-provoking as this, I can spare a few more minutes to let everything unwind in its own time."

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.



Three More Join PRIEST

New casting info on the currently-filming 'Priest' comes to us from various sources.

Variety reports that actress Madchen Amick ('Twin Peaks') is now on board as Shannon, the mother of the kidnapped girl at the center of the movie's plot.

Then via twitter, director Scott Stewart dropped two more names. Steward told his followers that Christopher Plummer and Brad Dourif have joined the cast of the film, but did not get specific about roles.




Actor Tim Pocock may have revealed himself as a cast member of 'X-Men: First Class' via twitter this week.

Pocock, who appeared as Scott Summers/Cyclops in 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' posted on Monday, "currently shooting Australian TV series till February 2010...then X-men first class ;)"

It is uncertain how much weight we can give to Pocock's remark. Has he been cast in the movie? Is it set to lens some time next year? If so, who else is cast? Who is the director? Is it Bryan Singer?

It seems there's a lot more that needs to happen  before cameras roll, so this may just be some wishful thinking on the part of the actor. Or we may be seeing 'X-Men: First Class' in theaters in 2011.

Thanks to Matador and CaptainSigma for the submission.



Q & A With ASTRO BOY Stars

The stars of 'Astro Boy', Kristen Bell and Freddie Highmore talk to CBR TV about the new animated feature film based on the classic Japanese manga and anime created by Osamu Tezuka in an exclusive on-camera interview.



The cast of THE LOSERS: Idris Elba, Columbus Short, Chris Evans, Óscar Jaenada and Jeffrey Dean Morgan

LOSERS Cast Photo

Everyone is twittering these days. Actor Idris Elba, currently filming 'The Losers' gets into the act by offering up a photo of the cast, in costume, from the set.




'Underworld' creator Kevin Grevioux is set to pen the live-action adaptation of the indie comics title 'DevaShard'.

Details in this press release...

DevaShard cover by Frank Cho

LOS ANGELES, CA. The highly anticipated fantasy/epic graphic novel series ‘DevaShard' is slicing its way to the silver screen.

Vanquish Motion Pictures and its toppers Jay Douglas and Nav Gupta won out a long and fierce bidding war that ignited after Hong Kong-based Fluid Comics debuted the novel at San Diego's Comic-Con.

Moving quickly on the property, Douglas and Gupta will produce and co-write the script with pen pal Heather Kenealy, from a screen treatment by Kevin Grevioux, co-creator of the ‘Underworld' franchise, who has just been tapped to adapt the 25 issue book, as well as exec produce.

The epic tale of ‘DevaShard,' inspired by Asian mythology and crafted by Fluid Comic's Zen, Keith Burns and Johnny Tam, centers on two forsaken sons, one born of darkness, the other of light, struggling to find their place in a grim world riddled with corrupt kingdoms, cursed demons and terrifying magic. The DevaShard series is published by Fluid Comics seniors Simon Squibb and Helen Griffiths and has been met with rave reviews since its Asia release.

"The densely diverse world and characters which DevaShard possesses is just too damn cool not to be seen on screen," said Douglas.

"Not only is the cover art by Frank Cho and Simon Bisley amazing, but the book's stylized visuals and east-meets-west flare are seriously insane," Gupta added.

Currently, Douglas and Gupta are also producing the globe-trotting video game adventure franchise "Broken Sword" with Radar Pictures while Grevioux is hot off setting up his own comic book creations, "The Pale Horseman" and "I, Frankenstein."



Edgar Wright passes out in the editing bay of SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD


The net-savvy Edgar Wright has taken to twitter updates for his film 'Scott Pilgrim vs the World', which is now in post production.

Wright reports: "I saw some half finished 'Scott Pilgrim' effects today. I think it was Miss Gwen Stefani who once opined 'This shit is bananas. B-a-n-a-n-a-s'"

Wright also posted a photo on Flickr of his reaction.




New insights into the makeup of the 'Green Lantern' movie are found in casting sides posted recently by SpoilerTV. Ryan Reynolds is, of course, already locked in as the lead in Martin Campbell's adaptation of the currently hot DC Comics character. Warner Bros. is now seeking actors for:

CAROL FERRIS - 26-32, a smart and attractive woman with an MBA. She started as a pilot and now runs Ferris Aircraft. She is a work-a-holic...FEMALE LEAD

DR. HECTOR HAMMOND - 27-35, Character actor who is austere and impersonal, he is real "scummy." He is a pathologist and also the son of a Senator.

SINESTRO - Mid-30s to Mid-40s, he is smart, tough, intimidating and in great physical shape.

ABIN SUR - Mid-30s to mid-40s, he is a great warrior.

Thanks to Matador and xenomorph for the submission.



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pilgram 9/18/2009 6:54:17 AM

Unless Marvel is trying to build continuity in the films why would they cast Tom Pocock as Scott Summers? If they are that’s great but does that meant that we will see Patrick Stewart as Prof. X.? I suspect this is another case of an actor putting there name out there to drum up hype to push them into the role. Maybe I missed the boat but I'm just not into Scott Pilgrim. I know nothing about it but it sounds cheesy and is a movie in editing. Am I missing something worthwhile here?

Matador 9/18/2009 7:44:40 AM

Good on Vinnie! " Do you know who I am?! I'm a Superspy bitch!

savagelee 9/18/2009 9:09:21 AM

 pilgram - Scott Pilgrim is not for everybody, but it's pretty damn awesome. It's been described as “the Canadian Tank Girl”, I think because it's so surreal and rapid-fire-funny with a really loose, cartoony art style. It's a manga-influenced romantic-action-comedy with video-game inspired plot devices and an indie pop soundtrack. Basically, it's the kind of thing that most comic readers are either going to really hate, or totally love.

Ha – the globe and mail described it as Crouching Tiger and Hidden Dragon set in Archie's Riverdale. Cute.

Hit up the homepage to read a bunch of pages from the books. A quick taste will tell you if it's something you're going to enjoy or not.

littlemikey979 9/18/2009 9:30:19 AM

I really hope they take the first half of x-men:first class and go into the origin of each x-men a little bit, i am just worried which x-men they are going to select for the first class. Cyclops of course, maybe they will have havok too and have him turn bad at the end. Brother vs Brother kind of thing. Storm, possibly Beast as how they all knew each other in X3, Jean Grey, for sure, Emma Frost as she as in Wolverine, I guess we could take a look at the end of wolverine and see who Professor X took off the island.

What is everyone elses pick for the first class roll call.....?

Go Green (Lantern)!

KillerTomato 9/18/2009 9:44:17 AM

UPDATE: We're not sure what to make of this, but Pocock has updated his Twitter account with the following:

victim of cruel prank.last tweet=NOT me.AM filming Aussie show official word on XM:FC but am interested.please post retraction.



pilgram 9/18/2009 10:22:27 AM

Yea he better retract it because Studios don’t react to that very well when you’re a nobody and he knows the info has already been passed on like here. He or his publicist did it.

PS: Thank you savagelee ill check it out.

Darkknight2280 9/18/2009 11:12:39 AM

Pilgram..what Would Pocock's casting have anythign to do with the continuity? They cant cast James Marsden becasue hes like 30 something and this is about the 1st class of Xmen, they were all younger. As you Saw at the end of Wolverine, Prof. X is taking them away in his helicopter. So seems pretty reasonable and ok with me. Since we are talking FOX marvel continuity.

SONYMANswallows 9/18/2009 11:43:47 AM

Abin Sur is an alien so it should be a posting for good makeup.

Sinestro should read must look good in pinkish/purplish skin.

So they got Village People to play Guy Gardner which is perfect casting.


Why are they not casting for Oa's guardians.

Chopsaki 9/18/2009 11:59:27 AM

Just an interesting observation but I've noticed ever since The Da VInci code, Paul Bettany has either been typecast or made the concious decision to take roles with religious overtones. Creation, Legion & Priest. I wonder if he's gravitating to this material on his own or if he really has been typecast as the guy to stick in movies that deal on some level with religon.

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 9/18/2009 12:28:54 PM

All this aside - where's the Fringe review? 

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