Hayden Christensen is 'Mandrake the Magician'. PLUS: Cool 'Transformers 2' stuff online. More on 'Thor'. Goss concedes MTV Award. 'Iron Man 2' Tweets and -- yes -- the comic movie you've been waiting for, 'Le Petit Nicolas'! Saving the world, one day at a time, it's your Comics2Film 9.5.19!
The studio issued a press release touting the casting of Tom Hiddleston in the role of Loki. Other details have emerged from the press blurb as well:
Apparently 'Sarah Connor' writers Ashley Miller and Zak Stentz have taken a pass at Mark Protosevich's script for the film.
Here's how Marvel describes the movie:
"Marvel Studios expands its film universe with a new type of superhero: THOR. This epic adventure spans the Marvel Universe; from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth."
They also provide some details on Hiddleston who has paired with Branagh on the London production of Chekhov’s 'Ivanov' as well as the previously mentioned BBC miniseries 'Wallander'. He's also starred in a production of 'Othello' with Chiwetel Ejiofor and Ewan McGregor at the Donmar Warehouse, and he played Winston Churchill's son in HBO's 'The Gathering Storm'.
You can now download Linkin Park's song "New Divide" from the 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' soundtrack. You can preview it on the web and it's available on iTunes for purchase. Follow the linkin...
A little birdie tells Comics2Film that fan-fave actor Nathan Fillion took a meeting with DC Comics last week.
We can only speculate what the meeting may have been about. Fillion recently appeared as Steve Trevor in the 'Wonder Woman' animated feature. It could be that he's gearing up for more voice actiing in the upcoming 'Batman/Superman' movie. Or maybe he's angling to land a role in one of the live-action films.
What do you think, Maniacs, about Nathan Fillion as Superman? Lex Luthor? Hal Jordan? Sinestro? As G'nort? Post your comments below...
Over on Michael Bay's website, they're giving away a sweet 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' press kit and prize package.
The kit includes:
Click through for details on how to enter.
'Mandrake the Magician' has been one of those projects that's been in play for a long time and seen many false starts and backslides.
Today comes the stealth announcement that the project is once again showing signs of life.
We've learned that Mimi Leder ('The Peacemaker', 'Deep Impact') is now on board to direct the movie, which will star Hayden Crhistensen ('Star Wars') and Djimon Hounsou ('Push') as Mandrake and Lothar respectively.
Although the movie is based on Lee Falk's classic comic strip, the fleet of screenwriters on the project (including Josh Oppenheimer, Thomas Dean Donnelly, JV Hart, Ian Jeffers and Kevin Bernhardt) have tweaked and modernized the concept considerably.
Here's the description of the film:
"Jackson Mandrake lives life on the edge. Working as an underground magician and escapologist, his act has grown increasingly dangerous. Following a daring escape from an SUV that has been dropped out of an aeroplane at the Burning Man Festival, he is coerced by the CIA into breaking a deep-cover agent named Xi Shing Lung out of a maximum security jail. Hypnosis, contortion, distraction and technical wizardry all come into play as Mandrake breaks the agent out from the inside within a 24-hour deadline.
"But back on the outside, Mandrake learns that it was all a set-up. Xi is a CIA agent gone bad. He offers Mandrake the chance to join his crime ring. When Mandrake refuses, he's a marked man. He must escape his would-be-killers and also the real CIA who accuse him of being in league with Xi. His quest to clear his name leads him into all sorts of dangers, which he must overcome with daredevil escapes that require all his conjuring skills. And along the way, Mandrake is forced to confront his past and the girl he left behind... "
The film will be produced by China's Tiger8 Production along with Omega Productions, Inc.
Luke Goss is nominated for a few MTV Movie Awards, but he's already conceding the prize for "Best Villain".
Goss told MTV Splash Page that his portrayal of Prince Nuada in 'Hellboy II: The Golden Army' doesn't deserve to win against one other nominee.
"The late, great Heath Ledger! That’s beyond tough competition," said Goss. "It’s fun just to be nominated. He did a God-given performance. I think he should get it. He will get it. He should win given his performance. I think he’s got everyone in his camp. I hope he wins it."
However, Goss will gladly accept the "Best Fight" award, for which he's also a co-nominee.
Oh, yes! Here it is. The first teaser trailer for 'Le Petit Nicolas'.
What is 'Le Petiti Nicolas'? Well, it's a French comic strip that's yeilded a French film, which has a really strange teaser trailer.
And now a brief stopover with...
Not much new from the twitter feed of the 'Iron Man 2' director except:
# Mickey back on set after a stint on the ['Expendables']. 4:50pm May 18