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IRON FIST Development Underway


By Rob M. Worley     August 26, 2010
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Iron Fist development underway. Plus: Branagh talks Thor. Feige talks Captain America. Goldman talks X-Men: First Class and more! It's your Comics2Film 10.8.26!




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Wan co-created and directed the first Saw, which sparked the improbably successful franchise whose seventh and final film bows next month. The movie is set to be a co-production between Platinum Studios (who published the graphic novel) and William Stuart's Aurora Productions.

The story details a man serving a prison term and finds himself behind bars with vampires.

Platinum Studios is on a bit of a roll lately. They've got Dylan Dog: Dead of Night wending its way into theaters. Then there's the bigger-budgeted Cowboys & Aliens filming with director Jon Favreau.



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  • Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.




Didn't make it out to Movie-Con III last week? Neither did we, but Empire has your back with video coverage of various Q & A sessions of interest to C2F readers...

THOR: Kenneth Branagh talks about the movie 


Kevin Feige on the evolution of THOR and the build-up to AVENGERS


Team THOR Talks Don Blake, 3D and more


Feige about CAPTAIN AMERICA Director Joe Johnston and casting Chris Evans

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.



Jane Goldman, Jason Fleming, Et Al Talk X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

Also from Movie-Con III, writer Jane Goldman, actor Jason Fleming and others talk about X-Men: First Class...



IRON FIST Development Underway reports that Marvel Studios is back in development on Iron Fist for the big screen. A script for the film is being written by Rich Wilkes, best known for creating the anti-Bond spy franchise xXx.

The movie has been in various stages of development over the past ten years with attempts going as far back as Marvel's package deal with Artisan back in 2000. John Turman (who shares credit on Hulk and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer) wrote a draft of the script back then. The most likely scenario has Wilkes starting Fresh.

Marvel Chief Kevin Feige has said publicly that he envisions an Iron Fist movie drawing from the recent well-received comics architected by writers Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction.

This along with Doctor Strange are among the first movies to be developed by Marvel that will go out completely under the Disney label.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.


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SelectiveRealism 8/26/2010 7:23:55 AM

Will Iron Fist be in continuity with the main Marvel movieverse?

Wiseguy 8/26/2010 7:57:41 AM

Would totally love to see Iron Fist on the big screen. This is the kind of film that can probably be done with a modest budget and that's probably key with non A-list characters' first time out. And although I fully expect this to be about Danny Rand, the beauty of the franchise is that they can always go back in time if they want and focus on other Iron Fists if they want a period piece

SelectiveRealism, I would think that they'd make it so that the film fits within the Avengers movieverse but at the same time you don't really need to involve those characters. Just like in the comics, most of the time you don't have to acknowledge the other superheroes that inhabit that universe so the story can stand on its own

Doctor Strange movie I'd definitely see but characters based around magic really aren't at the top of my list. Dr.Strange I like as a supporting character not so much as the main character but I'd support the film either way.

dragonrojo38 8/26/2010 8:08:15 AM

If the Ironfist is turned into a movie, hopefully they will pick Ray Park to play the Iron Fist! He'd be perfect for the role!

Wiseguy 8/26/2010 8:11:21 AM

I am so stoked for Cap and Thor. Listening to these guys really pumps me up. Can't wait to see these films in all their 3D glory

monkeyfoot 8/26/2010 9:00:03 AM

X-men First Class: This confirms what I thought that this movie re-packages the Magneto film in a better way. Wonder if they will find a way to put Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in there.

Thor videos: Don't have time to watch them all now. but I will.

Iron Fist: Like Wiseguy said. This is a great movie that can be done on a modest budget. Now I know I'd like 50 Cent as Luke Cage and Adrien Brody as Dr.Strange, but I can't think of who could play Danny Rand.  Ray Park wanted to do it for years but he may be getting too old and isn't a big enough star. Anybody got any ideas? 

8man 8/26/2010 10:45:36 AM

You young punks today have really got it made.  They never had all of this cool superhero movie jazz when I was kid.

monelonmonday 8/26/2010 11:29:19 AM

 but you got it now 8man   be happy

redvector 8/26/2010 12:25:41 PM

Finding someone with some skill in MA and can act would be a tall order. Camera work alone isn't going to cut it.

Rheul_home 8/26/2010 1:57:30 PM

@dragonrojo38 Have you ever heard Ray Park speak? There is a reason he didn't do the voice of Darth Maul. He's got the moves, and I'd be all for him as the stunt double for whoever plays Danny, but I don't think he could play the character. He is a martial artist, not an actor.

Im sure IF will be in continuity with the rest of Marvels films... Why wouldn't it? There is no need to tie it into The Avengers but to see a newspaper headline or news footage acknowledging one of the other films would be sweet. At the very least I'm sure it will tie into a Luke Cage or a Heroes for Hire film.

The real gem here is Dr. Strange! One of my all time favorite Marvel characters. I'll be looking forward to that one.

GothicStorm 8/26/2010 2:43:35 PM

The Iron Fist story is OLD NEWS! I read about this on another site...

I figured you guys knew something when you posted that story about Luke Cage yesterday.

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