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GREEN LANTERN writer talks Jordan

PLUS TAG, KCA and more in this Comics2Film 9.2.6

By Rob M. Worley     February 06, 2009
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'Green Lantern' screenwriter talks about bringing Hal Jordan to the masses. The 'Tag' horror comic is rumored to have director, star and fast-track. A new 'Watchmen' video hits the web and superheroes dominate the Kids Choice Award. Fire your boss and put on your blue jeans for this causal Friday edition of Comics2Film 9.2.6!



TAG Shuffling forward? reports an anonymous tip that the movie version of Boom! Studio's horror comic 'Tag' is on the fast-track with Relativity Media.

Keith Giffen's chiller deals with an ancient curse that provides the basis for the children's game referenced in the title. A person who bears the curse slowly turns into a walking corpse, unless they can pass the curse along by touching a person who has wronged them with their hand.

According to the rumor Simon Crane will direct the film from Carey Malloy's script. The only Simon Crane we found in IMDB is a stunt player with some recent Second Unit directing experience on films like 'Quantum of Solace' and 'Hancock'.

The rumor also places Hayden Christiansen in the lead role.



Green on Green action

IGN has a Q & A with screenwriter Michael Green, one third of the scripting team for the 'Green Lantern' movie.

Green gave them a peek at what fans can expect from the buzz-worthy film.

"It's Hal Jordan," he confirms. "I can't give too many spoilers, but the idea is to introduce a new character to an audience that is probably not familiar with him. So we start at the beginning with Hal Jordan."

When asked if the story line is heavy sci-fi or down to earth Green said, "We are steeped in the mythology enough that extrapolations both forward and backward in time are available. He's the Green Lantern."

Other Green Lanterns from the DC Comics may or may not appear in the movie.



WATCHMEN: The Face of Rorschach

Fans on Facebook will find a new 'Watchmen' video journal. This one depicts how actor Jackie Earle Haley, the  costume team and the F/X team work together to create the face of Rorschcah for the film.

View it!

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.



DARK KNIGHT and IRON MAN get Kid Cudos

Awards nominations for 'The Dark Knight' have slowed a bit, but here's a new one. Variety reports that both the bat-film and 'Iron Man' have gotten the nod for "Favorite Movie" in the 2009 Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards. The two superheroes are up against Adam Sandler's 'Bedtime Stories' and 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year'.


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xenomorph 2/6/2009 8:06:44 AM

We are exactly one month away from WatchMen!

I always wonderd how the FX crew was going to do Rorschach's mask. I'm glad that video was put up.

Wallace85 2/6/2009 12:15:25 PM

I know just 1 more month and the time will come for Watchmen,They did such a great job on Rorschach and how Jackie Earle Hailey embodied the character just incredible.

Well we already knew it was gonna be Hal Jordan as it should've been anyways since he's the best GL.I always thought Val Kilmer would've been a good Hal Jordan also I thought Billy Campbell from the Rocketeer would've made a great Hal.I didn't realize he's 49 now he doesn't look it.David Boreanz would be a decent Hal too.Ben Browder from Farscape would be perfect for Guy Gardner.A young Ted Levine would've been a good Sinestro and Tom Noonan from Manhunter and Last Action Hero would be a good Sinestro too.

Wiseguy 2/6/2009 1:20:14 PM

My vote was always for Gosling to play GL, especially since the film calls for someone around 27 y.o. But since the rumor is that he isn't interested I may have to agree with hanso and nominate Chris Evans, although I don't know if he has the chops. But I have liked him in everything I've seen him in and he can definitely pull off a cocky young pilot. Wait a minute, he did that already in FF. And Daniel Day Lewis would be the perfect Sinestro, similar look as There Will be Blood or better yet Gangs of NY.

I'm loving everything I'm seeing from Watchmen then again I never doubted Snyder.

FilchX 2/6/2009 1:33:20 PM

Sorry wallace but David Boreanaz as Hal, I dont think so. That must have been one big bong hit you took this morning. George Cloney would be my choice, dye his hair brown, put the grey at the temples and vola you have Hal. Though I do agree tom noonan would have been a good sinestro.

Wiseguy 2/6/2009 2:22:05 PM

The script calls for a 27 year old Hal Jordan. This is an origin story so there won't be any grey.

access 2/6/2009 2:36:29 PM

   The GL news is great, I hope this don't go the route of the Justice League movie.  DC really needs to step it up if they want to catch up with MARVEL.  And I really need a new character for my wallpaper - which will be my challenge for all you comicmovies afficionados I made a wallpaper from a host of superheroes of Marvel and DC characters(who had movie or tv appearance) , some are easily identified some are not. The challenge is if you could name them all (86 characters and still counting). To open click [ link ]


Wallace85 2/6/2009 2:42:25 PM

George Clooney as Hal gonna have to disagree with you on that one and for the record I don't smoke anything.Also Boreanz is my 3rd choice I want Billy Campbell or Val as Hal.Daniel Day Lewis would be a good Sinestro too there Wiseguy.Let's try to get Warwick Davis as Ganthet maybe.

hanso 2/7/2009 9:46:33 AM

I agree with Wiseguy agreeing with me.

redhairs99 2/7/2009 4:24:36 PM

Boreanz already has been Hal Jordan in that animated JL New Frontier film last year.  He was pretty good, so I could see him in the live action role.  I just don't think that Hollywood will use him.  They'll probably try and cast one of the actors from that new 90210 show on CW.

aegrant 2/7/2009 4:47:30 PM

Val as Hal would take a while cause well, Val is now fat.

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