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hanso 1/15/2010 9:46:13 AM

Then perhaps a ball-less child molester may do the trick.

silversurfer 1/15/2010 10:31:57 AM

Sinestro is a difficult character to cast because he has a regal personality, aside from the fact that he is a bit meglomaniacal. You would have to be able to present both sides of the argument, and because he didn't start out as the person we know him to be, there has to be the element that he's not the bad guy in the beginning; he was the person that trained Hal Jordan, so there's something to be said about that.....

You almost need a David Niven kind of actor to portray that.....I don't know why I'm thinking this, and I'm sure to get lamblasted for it...but what about Cary Elwes? 

StarlightGuard 1/15/2010 11:16:26 AM

I can hear Rob cringing all the way over here in the Ozarks

I'll fully admit I normally stay out of here because, frankly, I hold very little interest in these movies...but it's not an all out war I'd wage against them for what they are

yes I also would display writer\actor\director loyalty, but just because Pattinson's name is being floated doesn't mean I'd jump up and go see it...or anyone else for that matter

I have the first two Spiderman dvd's, I could not force myself to watch the third

I have X-Men 1 and 3, on VHS and DVD respectively

I also own Superman Returns, which is the best of the lot -- TDK isn't being counted

my biggest beef with these movies isn't what the are, its how they're treated and presented, if I ever complain about them, it's a kind of guilt by assocation

X1 strikes me as being plastic, you can shine it and you can dull it up, but it's still plastic, Spiderman's visuals were great, but the problem it (and all the others) is the fact that they still use Michael Hauge's plot by plot script structure, which is cold, soulless and mechanical

I sat in Spiderman 1's showing and knew precisely where I was in the film because the plot points stood out like sore thumbs...Training Day was just as bad, maybe a little worse

outside of this series, I can't speak for Raimi one way or the other -- I can say the script (like the Trek reboot, and pretty much every tent pole movie) is just an excuse to have visuals and damn the story...

these guys just don't seem to get real drama, no matter how light or heavy it may be -- it either comes across as insincere, maudlin, or forced, a sort of "we said what was expected, why don't they believe us?" kind of motion

also this entire genre (tent pole, not comic book) of movie is only good for one or two viewings AT MOST and then it's just another excuse for big visuals, loud FX and wacky camera angles...

there's an increasing amount of movies that have short half lives...nothing is made to last anymore...these tend to last one summer and then again on the home video release and then another comes out in theaters "before people forget"

put some real effort into it -- get someone who actually knows what they're doing AND loves these properties...Peter Jackson and his writing team could do wonders for something like this...it's not who you know that's important, it's what you know and what you can do...it's all the same complaints I lobbed at Chris Weitz for not capturing the story of New Moon, and the same goes to Summit for just rushing the movies through

screenwriters are a dime a dozen, and at the bottom of the totem pole in Hollywood, or (as Joe Eszterhas puts it) one man can write War And Peace, but 30 screenwriters were hired to write "The Flintstones"

put the story first, not the mechanics of what you want to see happen and how much money you'll have to blow stuff up -- cinema can be 3 dimensional, length, width, and that which you experience during it what you take away from it...adrenaline rushes do not count...the story brings you back, not the action -- the action plateaus and then you have to out do it for the next movie, then that flattens out and you have to out do that one...it's a never ending cycle that needs to be shattered

as for the comic genre (and Trek, etc.) in general, these are specialty areas that should remain specialty properties, and not have them stretched and modified to fit "everyone's" palette because it's a disservice to both sides...

as for Pattinson...no I haven't seen his other movies (save for his role as Diggory), I notice them at Best Buy but it's not like I'm diving deep into my wallet to feed an addiction here

having said all that, I nominate Zack Efron for the role of Parker :)

Vanessa Hudgens can play Mary Jane, especially seeing as how Raimi had Dunst cold and wet in the first two movies...I'm all for seeing Hudgens cold and wet in a movie

jfdavis 1/15/2010 12:03:44 PM

I'm voting no on Pattinson not just because he doesn't even look the part but that I object to the "teenification" his casting would further represent.  If they want to do a Smallville-esque show that way, I'd be down for that but not a movie. 

I'm still trying to get my head around making a darker Spider-man.  Any darker than 3 and it just wouldn't be Spider-man...

GL: Haley and Weaving are the only two names I've been hearing for Sinestro. Both would be fine I'm sure ...

redhairs99 1/15/2010 12:14:44 PM

I can understand the arguement about who ever lands the part of Sinestro needs to be able to play both the good (at first) and evil (later) sides of the character.  He has to at least seem to be a good guy at first.  The problem with that is his name.  SINESTRO!!!  It just sounds like sinester and evil.  With a name like that even the non-comic movie-goers are gonna see his turn toward evil coming a mile away.

jfdavis 1/15/2010 12:32:38 PM

Nah, that just implies he's left-handed which I'm pretty sure he won't be... ;-)

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 1/15/2010 1:22:04 PM

How about Ed Norton.  Look what he did in Primal Fear.  I bet nobody thought of that.

SONYMANswallows 1/15/2010 1:58:39 PM

Joker was a scrawny weak psycho who Batman was supposed to obliterate.  But the Dark heavily armored Knight got his ass handed to him by a guy in a cheap suit.




Mania could do some great story on how to get a script in to the studios.

SelectiveRealism 1/15/2010 2:03:46 PM

 According to the WIki DC database Sinestro is supposed to be 6'7" 205lbs.   Haley comes up a tad short.

StarlightGuard 1/15/2010 3:06:39 PM

you start by getting an agent

sure, it sounds easy, but screenwriters are at a disadvantage (or so it seems from my point of view) because your query letter gets lost in a stack of slush piles that gets bigger every day

your letter can be quirky, precise, witty, somber, or anything else you can think of -- it can be the best query letter you've ever written...and nothing will happen

I've sent letters out for "Sweet Dreams - A Sandman's Story" only to have the letter(s) come back with the ink scrawled phrase "excellent pitch," and that's it. No "please send," no "we'd like to read this," no nothing.

I also sent one letter for "Summertime Blues," which (I swear to god) came back from a Hollywood agent's desk that read as follows: "this would make a good book."

What? A good book? You're a goddamned script agent, a signatory of the Writer's Guild of America, and you're saying it oughta be a book?

The letters I sent out for "Life and Times of Igor" always got a response, mostly positive. Several agents wanted to read it, and then they did. Then they sent it back. Why? Who knows.  From 2005 - 2007 it was an on again, off again dance with agents on both coasts.

I've tried business cards, I've tried telephone calls, tried my Mania profile\blog, the independent blog I established when Mania was having technical difficulties, used my myspace account, and every other trick I could think of.

I even wrote to Katzenberg at DreamWorks, and another producer or two. They didn't like that.

Who knows what causes a person to get an agent -- but screenwriters are at a disadvantage because our stuff needs to be sat down and read. Pretty guys and girls get agents just by walking dogs or being strippers. The dude who plays Angel was just out walking down the street and an agent picked him up then and there.

I've been at this since 99. Came close several times, gotten the shaft a time or two. It's mostly confusing.

That's how you do it -- and getting the agent is only step one.

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