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LAST MAN STANDING Gets Movie Deal

PLUS: SPIDER-MAN, SCOTT PILGRIM, R.I.P.D. and more!

By Rob M. Worley     August 12, 2010
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Heavy Metal OGN Last Man Standing gets a movie deal. PLUS: More on those Spider-Man villain rumors. More Scott Pilgrim hype. Better news for R.I.P.D. More! It's your Comics2Film 10.8.12!

 

 

 

Better News For R.I.P.D.

Yesterday we presented a dreary report for the Dark Horse movie R.I.P.D., which seemed to be without a director and had a question mark on whether or not leading man Ryan Reynolds would actually be able to find time to do the movie.

Today the 24 Frames blog at the L.A. Times has better news for the film project, based on the comic series created by TV and film producer Peter Lenkov. According to 24 Frames, RED director Robert Schwentke is a contender to sit in the directors chair for the film. Schwentke had previously been vying for the pic with McG, who temporarily landed the job. But McG recently bailed out on the project and Universal and Dark Horse are now apparently keen to sign Schwentke, especially with strong buzz on RED.

Because Reynolds is so busy with Green Lantern gearing up for a trilogy and Fox hot-to-trot on Deadpool, Universal wants a director in place now so the movie is fully prepped to roll when the actor has a break in his dueling superhero franchises next summer.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.

 

 

ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: SECRET OF THE UNICORN Poster

C2F Quick Hits

  • Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass is tearing up the home video charts after its debut last week, according to a report filed by The Hollywood Reporter. The comic adaptation was #1 in national sales, Blu-Ray Disc sales and rentals.
     
  • Collider.com has published a promo poster for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, which simply utilizes Herge's artwork to promote the 2011 CG-animated mo-cap blockbuster from Stephen Spielberg and Peter Jackson.

  • Comic Book Movie has another image from Green Lantern. This time they have a production still of actor Ric Reitz at the podium as the President of the United States.
     
  • Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.

 

 

Waltz is Not SPIDER-MAN's Villain

On Monday we reported on a rumor that Christoph Waltz was lined up to play the villain in Marc Webb's Spider-Man movie. We also reported on the rumor's dubious origins.

Now, SuperheroHype has checked with unnamed sources who they say are "inside the production" to ask if there's any truth to the rumor. The response: there is definitively no truth to this rumor.

So far the sole casting attachment is actor Andrew Garfield. The film is due out on July 3, 2012.

 

 

LAST MAN STANDING Gets a Movie Deal

Deadline.com broke the news yesterday that the film rights to the upcoming Heavy Metal graphic novel Last Man Standing have been purchased by Paramount for development as a "multiplatform franchise property."

The comic was created by graphic artist and film designer Daniel LuVisi and features an array of characters that look like they'd be right at home in a Mortal Kombat style video game. You can find a collection of gorgeous artwork showcasing the characters a LuVisi's website as well as his Deviant Art site.

The central character of the story, which takes place 600 years in the future, is Gabriel. He's a kind of super-soldier who was engineered to fight in the war between Earth and Mars. After the war he's seen as a hero and celebrity until he's framed and sent to prison. He escapes and goes after the man who framed him, a guy called Dante who is the leader of a terrorist sect called Pandemonium.

Readers will get introduced to the graphic novel through a 230-page art book/series bible called LMS: Killbook of a Bounty Hunter which sets up the characters and world of the comic while providing Gabriel's motivation for the actual graphic novel story.

Marc Evans, President of Production for Paramount apparently went after the concept in a big way. Scott Aversano will produce the movie with LuVisi. Executive producers are Stephan Lokotsch, Russell Binder, and Peter Levin.

 

 

SCOTT PILGRIM Hype

Scott Pilgrim vs The World opens in theaters tomorrow. As you'd expect there's plenty o' hype to be found online...

We've got our own interview with vegan superhero/bass guitarist Todd Ingram, better known as actor Brandon Routh. Routh tells us about the movie and his hopes for the Superman franchise.

Next up: Edgar Wright talks to MTV about the fight prep for the movie, and reveals Michael Cera's boot camp nickname:


And then Zach Galifinackis disrupts an already-off-course interview with Matt Zaller, Jason Schwartzman and Michael Cera...

 

  

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COMMENTS AND RESPONSES

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jedibanner 8/12/2010 7:00:05 AM

Nice Halka...

dakomon 8/12/2010 7:45:53 AM

Cera makes me want to vomit. Who keep giving this kid work?

wessmith1966 8/12/2010 8:43:56 AM

@dakomon...I completely agree. He's a one-note actor and his act got old a few movies ago. I probably would have gone to see Scott Pilgrim, but not with him as the lead. I just can't take his emo-boy schtick anymore.

8man 8/12/2010 8:58:57 AM

Not buying into the Scott Pilgrim hype.  If it makes it, it will be because of the huge cast.

Not real excited about the Spider-Man reboot either.  Spidey 3 left such a deranged and bitter taste in my mouth.  God!  I've never seen a super hero cry so much.  I just wanted to stand up and yell, "Quit it!  Go kick someone's ass, let out some wise cracks and be done with it!"  Awful!

It's all about Green Hornet, Green Lantern and Thor now.

Not at all suprised about Kick-Ass doing well on DVD.  Never underestimate the American population's appetite for entertainment.  And it's not that much more to own the movie than it is to see it theaters.  Some people just wait and buy it as opposed to seeing it.  As word further gets around about it, it may become a cult flick with a lot of non-comic reading movie lovers.

 

 

fft5305 8/12/2010 9:02:32 AM

I want to see Scott Pilgrim, and I think it looks good, but they are overloading with the hype. Just a bit.

WTF was that HALKa?

Am I the only one who could really care less about Tintin? I've never heard of the original comic. It doesn't sound interesting. It seems like it's a gimmick, pet project that no one cares about except Jackson & Spielberg. They're just making it because they are Jackson & Spielberg and they can.

Wiseguy 8/12/2010 9:04:17 AM

OK, first of all Kick Ass isn't tearing anything up. They barely beat Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Maybe it'll have a good long dvd shelf life but let's not exaggerate Rob, you sound like Millar with that line.

I've been  hating on Scott Pilgram since Rob started reporting on the film on a daily basis for the last six months. But I have to admit that I'm kinda digging the look and feel of the film. I may check it out afterall

Is that Halka thing a real movie? That shit is ridiculous

DaForce1 8/12/2010 9:20:07 AM

I'll go see Scott Pilgrim because it looks like fun. But I agree Cera needs to find a new schtick or actually learn how to act.

Green Hornet is going to suck major ass. I'm talking Sorceror's Apprentice suckage. And I'm not too sure about Green Lantern either. It is a WB project after all. Look at the crap they pumped out for the relatively simple character Jonah Hex.

 

nightwingDG 8/12/2010 9:24:30 AM

I'm going to see Scott Pilgrim tonight can't wait. The comic is awesome and the movie will be awesome. So stop hating. It probably won't do very well at the box office, because I think for the most part people who haven't read the comics just won't get it. But I'm just glad to see another faithful adaptation.

redvector 8/12/2010 9:50:39 AM

Last Man Standing hasn't even been published yet and it gets a movie deal? The art work samples I looked at were awesome but Paramount should wait to see if the fricken book is going to sell first before wasting money to option it for the movie rights.

gauleyboy420 8/12/2010 10:02:21 AM

Wiseguy,

Why hate Kick-Ass still? Just because you don't like it, doesn't change that it is #1 right now, and therefore tearing it up. I remember you defending Avatars numbers against those who claimed the numbers were skewed due to higher cost of 3-d tickets.

It's a fun movie, really fun. I've had at least 10 ttext from friends who just bought/rented it and they are loving it. And they are not comic geeks.

Get off the hate-wagon. Millar is talented, he made a good product, nuff said.

 

Any comic fan thats gonna hate on Scott Pilgrim without giving it a fair chance is acting douchey. I started reading it about 3 months ago, and the comic is AWESOME!!!!! if it makes big numbers it's because Bryan Lee O'Malley wrote a really good compelling story. The story was so good it got TONS of cute girls into reading comics in the last couple of years, and attracted top notch talent to the movie adaption.

Stop hating, open your little brains and enjoy something.

 

Halka looks better than Ang Lee's version.

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