Has Anne Hathaway been offered the Black Cat role in 'Spider-Man 4'? Plus: Mandalay thinks about Boom's 'Unthinkable'. CW tunes in the 'Global Frequency'...again. Stan Lee talks 'Thor'! More! Holdin' 'em like they do in Texas please, it's your Comics2Film 9.11.19!
In case you missed it last night, C2F broke the news that actor Sam Worthington has signed on to appear in the big screen adaptation of Rick Remender's upcoming comic series 'The Last Days of American Crime'. The book is coming in December from Radical Publishing. More announcements about the film are coming soon. Click through for details.
Yesterday afternoon we posted a gallery of images from the upcoming season 2 debut of 'Batman: The Brave and the Bold', in which the heroes and villains of the show go all 'Wacky Racers'. Check it out!
Back in 2004 The WB network filmed a TV pilot based on Warren Ellis' comic 'Global Frequency'. It was written and developed by John Rogers. Michelle Forbes ('Battlestar Galactica: Razor') starred. By all accounts it was a good bit of filmmaking. But WB passed and the pilot was buried (the episode is readily available on the interwebs and at comic shows, but we've never seen it. Send us a DVD, Rogers!).
Well, apparently The CW Network (the offspring of the mating of The WB and UPN) aims to make a go it again.
Production Weekly, via their twitter feed, reports: "The CW will again try to adapt Warren Ellis' comic book 'Global Frequency,' this time Scott Nimerfro will script the pilot."
The comic focuses on a world wide web of problem-solvers, linked together by a clandestine social network called the Global Frequency. The idea is that Miranda Zero, who controls the Frequency, can task troubleshooters to problems all over the world, based on talent sets and geographic location. Sort of applying the open source model to adventuring. It definitely seems like a rich sandbox for a TV series.
Nimfero was a writer/producer on the late, lamented 'Pushing Daisies', not to mention 'Tales from the Crypt' and a host of other genre fare, so maybe he'll be able fine tune the 'Global Frequency'.
THR's Heat Vision Blog says the Boom! Studios book 'Unthinkable' has been picked up for development as a feature film by Mandalay Pictures.
The book, created and written by Mark Sable, focuses on a best-selling author who joins a government think tank to generate terrorist scenarios as part of the nation's security planning. Things go wrong when the group is disbanded...and their imagined scenarios start to happen in real life.
Mandalay's Peter Guber and Cathy Schulman are producing along with Boom's Ross Richie and Andrew Cosby.
'Unthinkable' is the latest in a string of Hollywood pickups for Boom!
MTV Splash Page chatted up the avuncular Stan Lee who talked a bit about his upcoming cameo in the 'Thor' movie.
"I had lunch with Branagh, [who's] the nicest guy in the world as well as the most talented," Lee told MTV News. "Months ago, when he was first starting on the movie, he said he would get a cameo for me."
He didn't have much share in terms of specifics, but gosh-darn-it, we do get a kick out of listening the The Man talk, so here's the audio clip.
He's two feet tall, the head of a multi-national corporation and has a giant dragon tattooed on his chest!
We've gotta be talking about the Immortal Iron Fist...'Super Hero Squad' style!
Marvel.com has unveiled some concept artwork for the kung fu master's upcoming appearance on the hit Cartoon Network show for kids. We're posting one image. Click through for two more!
SmashboxStudios.com has an in-depth Q & A with story board artist Federico D’Alessandro.
D’Alessandro's work is currently reflected on the big screen in the form of Spike Jonze's 'Where the Wild Things Are'. But in the interview he revealed that he's also at work on a certain Marvel movie.
"Right now I’ve been working on 'Thor', which has been a lot of fun," D'Alessandro said. "Kenneth Branagh is great to work with and Marvel has given me a lot of creative freedom which is amazingly satisfying."
He also mentioned that his dream job would be to lay out the action for a 'Masters of the Universe' movie.
Click through for the complete and very informative interview.
The Black Cat casting derby may be coming to an end.
Nikke Finke at Deadline.com reports that Sony has approached actress Anne Hathaway to appear in 'Spider-Man 4'. Finke couldn't say for sure what role has been offered to but she knows that it's a starring gig and she's not replacing Kirsten Dunst, who is definitely in the movie.
Of course, Regular readers of C2F know that Felicia Hardy, aka the Black Cat is the major female role in film.
Sony denies the report saying no decisions have been made. And just to put a fine point on it: an offer extended is not an offer accepted. In other words, Hathaway isn't cast yet.
We love us some Anne Hathaway here at Mania, but have to admit we're having a hard time picturing her in an action-oriented role.
What do you think, Maniacs? Is Hathaway a good fit for the Black Cat suit? Post your comments below...