Here's Green Lantern: The long-awaited trailer in HD! Plus: Ruffalo psychs up for Hulk. Morrison talks We3 and more! It's your Comics2Film 10.11.17!
MTV Splash Page chats up Grant Morrison who gave them an update of sorts on various movie projects he's involved with.
Of primary interest to C2F is the development of his awesome cyborg pet comic We3. Sadly, Morrison could only hint as something positive for that project.
"Relativity Pictures keeps saying they're doing it, and they still haven't done it," he said. "That's where we stand right now. There's some news coming that I can't say anything about that might be good for We3, but so far that's where we stand."
He had more to say about the filmed adaptation of his more recent creator-owned comic Joe The Barbarian. Morrison has a high degree of involvement with the project. The project apparently has a director attachment and they're working to close a deal with that unnamed person. There are also writers working up their take on the material.
"I've been writing my own stuff and I've sold a few scripts, but nothing's actually been made yet, so it's getting a bit boring," he laughed. "I thought on this one, if we get a couple of writers who have done the job and are friendly with Warner Bros, we'll be able to get something they can sell much more quickly than if it was me up there jumping about."
Click through for Splash Page's complete report on these projects, along with his non-comics-based Sinatoro film, and a BBC TV series he's working on with director Paul McGuigan and actor Stephen Fry.
IGN caught up with actor Mark Ruffalo, who is set to take on the role of Bruce Banner and the Incredible Hulk in Marvel's upcoming Avengers movie.
Ruffalo talked about preparing for the role saying that he's been looking at the first issue of the Avengers comic and watching 100 hours of Bill Bixby's take on the character. But he's also trying to get down to the original roots of the Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's creation.
"I've been really thinking about the inception, the original motivation of that character and why they came up with that character. He's a cross between Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Frankenstein. I'm finding a lot of stuff there," Ruffalo said. "And I'm actually going to be physically playing the Hulk. No other actor's ever done that. So I've been getting into Tai Chi and Pilates and doing a lot of movement stuff. I don't know what I want to do with it exactly, but I've been working physically to bring the leviathan alive."
The actor also said he's finding the challenge in dually expressing the overt rage that the monster feels, and the repressed anger of Banner.
"Rage is an intense thing. It's big, it's huge. It's your whole body, and so I'm not going to compare myself to any other Hulks. I just know that I want that rage to be as real as possible. I want that when he goes off that you feel it in me. That it happens to me first and then it becomes Hulk. I don't think it's simultaneous. It's interesting. It takes some people quite a bit to get to rage," Ruffalo said.
Speaking of The Avengers, Bleeding Cool continues to report on the alleged cost-cutting on the movie. Their latest report, vague on details though it may be, claims that Marvel has scaled back the New York City leg of the production, and now plans to shoot more of the movie in Los Angeles. The source of the info is not made clear.
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