'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!
Bloody-Disgusting.com 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.
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.
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.
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'.