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Here's GREEN LANTERN's Sinestro

Plus: 2 GUNS, LOCKE & KEY, RIPLEY and more!

By Rob M. Worley     January 13, 2011
Source: Various

Comics2Film: Mark Strong as Sinestro in GREEN LANTERN
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Here's Green Lantern's Sinestro! Plus: Russell draws 2 Guns. Stahl secures Locke & Key. Roth believes in Ripley and more! It's your Comics2Film 11.1.13!




Stahl Secures LOCKE & KEY Role reports that actor Nick Stahl (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Sin City) is the latest addition to the fast-moving pilot based on the comic Locke & Key.

Stahl is set to play the Uncle Duncan to the Locke family. He joins Miranda Otto and Sarah Bolger who have been cast as mother Nina Locke and daughter Kinsey Locke.

The show is in development for Fox TV with hot producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. 20th Century Fox Television and DreamWorks Television or co-developing it.

Source material is Joe Hill's acclaimed comic comes from IDW Publishing. It focuses on a family who are recovering from the tragic murder of patriarch Rendell Locke. The Locke family move back to Rendell's Massachusetts home where the children discover all manner of supernatural occurrences, including several locked doors that have mystical effects on those who walk through them, and an ancient evil presence who may be the cause of Rendell's murder.

The show was originally fast-tracked for a summer debut, but Fox announced at the recent TCA that the creative team won't be able to make that date, so it's looking like it'll be pushed back a bit rather than rush it creatively.



X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Trailer Details

Superhero Hype refutes online rumors that fans will see a trailer for X-Men: First Class this week with Green Hornet.  They speculate that a Super Bowl debut is more likely.

Regardless, the Daily Blam has a report from someone who as allegedly seen a cut of the trailer, which they agree will likely be seen in the next four to six weeks. They provide a detailed description so click through if you want spoilers.




This movie has been in development for years and almost filmed with director Tim Burton and star Jim Carrey in 2007.  Now reports that writer Eric Roth has come on board to rewrite the script for the Ripley's Believe it or Not movie.

The film would be rooted in the long-running comic strip, created by newspaper columnist Robert Ripley. However, it would also serve as a biopic showing Ripley's world travels that provided the fodder for his outlandish cartoon strip.

Roth is known for such quirky life stories having penned The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and collected an Oscar for Forrest Gump. He'll be the second writer to take a pass at the project since the 2007 collapse.

Carrey is still attached for the lead role though the movie has no director at this point.



C2F Quick Hits

  • IMAX has announced a pact with Paramount Pictures to release upcoming blockbusters Super 8, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn on the meg-screens with a day-and-date release of regular theatrical.
  • reports that when Smallville returns on Friday, January 28, Allison Mack's Chloe Sullivan will return with it. She'll have to sort out her relationship with the Green Arrow while the Black Canary is in the picture to complicate things for the ill-fated lovers.
  • Actor Sebastian Stan talks with MTV Splash Page about how he landed the job of playing Bucky in Captain America: The First Avenger, about the relationship between his character and Chris Evans' as it is in the movie, and how an actor really has to use their imagination when acting on a green screen set. 
  • MTV has photos of the cast and crew of Green Hornet at the recent Hollywood premiere for the movie.
  • According to Ace Showbiz, actor Nic Cage injured his foot on the set of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. Filming had to be halted for a day while Cage sought medical attention. The problem: his boots were too tight. However the matter was resolved quickly and filming resumed.
  • Filmmaker Edgar Wright tells 24 Frames that his schedule is now clear to resume work on the script for Marvel's Ant-Man movie. In fact, he took a meeting with the studio about the project very recently.
  • Thanks to Calibur454 for the submission.



FIGHTER Director Draws 2 GUNS

Heat Vision reports that director David O. Russell is circling the big screen adaptation of the comic book 2 Guns. Vince Vaughn is said to be attached as one of the two leads.

2 Guns was created by writer Steven Grant and artist Mateus Santolouco. It focuses on a DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who are unwittingly investigating each other. They are duped by the mob into stealing $50 million from the CIA and have to pair up to survive the fall-out.

Russell, currently basking in the acclaim for his tremendous movie The Fighter, is negotiating to rewrite the script (previously penned by Blake Masters) and direct the feature. Marc Platt is producing along with Andrew Cosby and Ross Richie, co-founders of Boom! Studios, who published the comic.



Here's GREEN LANTERN's Sinestro...

Courtesy of the French website is a nice quality photo of actor Mark Strong, looking like he walked out of the pages of a DC Comics book as Sinestro in the Green Lantern movie.

 Mark Strong as Sinestro in GREEN LANTERN



Rob M. Worley is the writer and creator of the all-new, all-cat kids comic book series Scratch9, named by School Library Journal as one of the "Best Comics for Kids 2010"! Issues #1, #2, #3 and #4 are in stores now. The paperback collection is coming in March and available for pre-order . Visit for news and info!


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monkeyfoot 1/13/2011 7:48:40 AM

Ripley's: This has always sounded like a great idea to me. He was one of the first non-actor superstar celebrities doing his strip, appearing in movie serials, radio, and later TV. He travelled the world having all kinds of adventures showing things that in the early 20th century most Americans wouldn't know existed. He also had a huge mansion with all the oddities he collected. Jim Carrey looks nothing like him but in a big bio-pic that's probably not going to matter.

Green Hornet: I'm looking forward to this. I think it will be fun.

Ant-Man: Hurry and get this going.

Sinestro: Looks great. I'm still hoping the actual tone of the film won't be too silly.

CaptAmerica04 1/13/2011 8:55:18 AM

 Ripley's - No interest.  Don't care.

Smallville - Chloe used to be the only decent character on the show.  Then they ditched her and things have overall started to look up.  Hopefully they can just purge her in this next episode and be done with it.  I don't like the woman they got to play Dinah, but that's a minor complaint.  Let's get things back on track with the comics please.

(Speaking of which, I've heard this rumor for a while now that Superman actually has a costume with a cape!  Can you believe that?  He doesn't just run around in leather, like some Matrix/BDSM-inspired guy with superspeed.  Oh, and someone said he flies.  FLIES!  HAHAHA!  That's obviously not true, watching this show!)

Ghost Rider 2 - Nic Cage is an idiot.  Dude couldn't tell if his boots were too tight until he suffered an injury?  What a jackass.

Green Hornet - the buzz on this is making me think it might be worth checking out.

Ant-Man - I still worry that it'll be clownish, rather than heroic, but I'll definitely reserve judgment til I hear more and see a trailer.

Sinestro - Looks awesome!  I have high hopes for this film (though I share Monkeyfoot's concern, based on the trailer).

jfdavis 1/13/2011 9:37:42 AM

Sinestro looks very cool indeed! I'm still optimistic GL will be at least entertaining if not mindblowing.

I'm thinking, and don't really ask me why, that how Green Hornet does in theaters will influence the tone of Antman in some respect.  Say, GH is overly comedic and does well...Antman should be like Castle, subtlely comedic. (Which is why the insistent rumors of Nathan Fillion keep popping up I'm sure.)

Smallville- It would be good for Chloe's story to be wrapped up.  Alaina Huffman is fine as Black Canary but I hate the mask or face paint or whatever it is she wears.   

Wiseguy 1/13/2011 10:01:12 AM

What buzz about Green Hornet? It's scoring in the low 40's in both rottentomatoes and metacritic. I think all the naysayers were right. Of course in the end that doesn't mean it'll bomb.

The X-Men trailer with GH was a scam to bring in more fanboys, glad it was debunked

Sinestro does look really cool. I'm looking forward to Green Lantern as well, I'm just being cautiously optimistic because of the way Reynolds has come across in some of the clips and that cgi body didn't look right when his obliques were expanding and contracting while breathing, it looked abnormal



LocoLobo73 1/13/2011 10:07:37 AM

Sinestro : looks pretty bad ass

lusiphur 1/13/2011 10:13:10 AM

 I clicked through the links on the reviews posted on C2F yesterday and they all pretty much said the same thing.  It's a fun, over-the-top popcorn movie.  It's fun and partly satirical.  I think if you go into it with that in mind and don't expect every comic based movie to be another Batman Begins, you won't be disappointed.  

Sinestro looks great, but why are we getting stills from the trailer released as "new images"?  We had that last week with Tomar-re.  I'm looking forward to GL.  I just hope the trailers show the "funny" side of Ryan Reynolds to get his fans into the theater.  There were a couple of moments in the trailer where he actually seemed serious (when he sees the ship fly over and again when he's talking to Carol).  I really want this to be good.

Cloe's back?  For just one episode or through the end of the series?  

Thorn 1/13/2011 10:23:57 AM

Hah, after seeing the images and trailers for Green Lantern so far, I was dissapointed.

But damn, Sinestro looks great! 

millean 1/13/2011 10:50:55 AM

Green Lantern - Sinestro looks pretty cool.  While I'm not totally digging the look to the GL movie, it is not bad at all.

Smallville - Chloe returns to Smallville.  I can hear Joe O. groaning from here.

Ghost Rider 2 - His boots were too tight?  That's just funny.

X-Men 1st Class - Bring on the trailer, already!  The more I hear and see about it, I actually think that is going to be one of my favorite movies of the summer.

Ant-Man - This peaks my curiosity.  While I normally don't care for the character, I think it actually has the possibility to be a good flick, if done right.


silversurfer 1/13/2011 11:17:51 AM

They totally nailed it with Sinestro! Looking's hoping that he has intelligent meglo-maniacal dialogue! 

Kraken89 1/13/2011 11:27:29 AM

Yeah, that Sinestro pic is just a better resolution screen-cap from the trailer. But it Sinestro still looks fantastic and less scrawny than he does in the comics which is awesome if w'ere to actually fear him and find him as a major threat to Hal in the next movie. Hal's costume will eventually get to this level of refinement by the end of the the film because it's made of Hard Light and will reflect Hal's metamorphisis into a great Green Lantern.

I'm psyched to see Lock & Key ramping up into production, it's quite amazing if you think about it too because Lock & Key is pretty new comic book, far more recent than The Walking Dead. The only comic I know of to get this much early screen attention is Kick-Ass. I can't wait.

Ripley's is gonna be awesome, just as long as it's got a somewhat serious tone to it.

Chloe returning? What'd she do, break out of Bell Reeve? I wonder if they'll just send her back after it's done or have Doomsday kill her off.

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