'Judge Dredd' script called "great". Plus: Cage shuns 'Green Hornet'. 'The Dark Knight' and 'Hellboy II' get DVD Awards. Like an Adolf Hitler infuriated by the Basterds, it's your Comics2Film 9.9.9!
'The Dark Knight' collected the latest in its long line of accolades this week when Home Media Magazine unveiled the Fifth Annual DVD Critics Awards.
The critically-acclaimed, fan-favorite, box office-busting Batman sequel won awards in the "Best Theatrical Title", "Best Action Title", "Best Superhero Title" and "Consumer Favorite" categories.
'Hellboy II: The Golden Army' also scooped up a trophy for "Best Extras".
Sorry, Nic Cage fans. The quirky, Academy award-winning actor will not be lending his talents as the villainous Mr. X in the 'Green Hornet' movie.
In spite of the fact that Sony actually saw fit to drop his name in their recent start-of-production announcement, the Heat Vision blog at THR says Cage has passed on the deal.
Cited reason is simply that the actor and the studio could not come to an agreement.
Director Michel Gondry called "action" on the set last week, with stars Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz and Edward James Olmos in front of camera.
We know you Maniacs are down on Green Hornet, but we'll ask anyhow: Who would you like to see kicking Seth Rogen's ass as the villain in the movie. Post your casting choices in the comments below...
It looks as if there's a script for the new 'Judge Dredd' movie and at least one artist working up designs for the film.
Posting from Twitter, comic book artist extraordinaire Jock (née Mark Simpson) tells his folllowers that he's been, "working through script visuals for 'Judge Dredd' movie. Alex Garland writes a great script."
Regular C2F readers will recall that, last December, word leaked out that Danny Boyle's production company DNA Films was teaming with Fox Searchlight on a new movie featuring the iconic Brit character. Allon Reich was named as producer. Alex Garland ('28 Days Later', 'Sunshine') was said to be writing the script.
Then, in January, Jock posted designs he'd done for the project online. The project has been kind of quiet since then.
With a script and design work underway, hopefully there will be a director announcement soon, and maybe some casting to go with it?
We've heard through the grapevine that actor Thomas Jane, who has been attached to many a comic-related project, has been buying up 'Judge Dredd' graphic albums by the arm-loads recently.