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Lionsgate to release KICK-ASS in 2010

PLUS: LOSERS, SMALLVILLE, BLADE and more!

By Rob M. Worley     August 18, 2009
Source: Various

Lionsgate to release 'Kick-Ass' in 2010. PLUS: 'The Losers' set photos. JSA coming to 'Smallville'? Goyer talks 'Blade' future and more! Double the caffeine and twice the sugar, it's your Comics2Film 9.8.18!

 

COWBOYS AND ALIENS a DreamWorks Priority?

The L.A. Times has a look at the newly revitalized DreamWorks. The studio had previously operated in conjunction with Universal Pictures as a distribution partner. Last year the two entities parted leaving Steven Spielberg to reform his outfit as a completely independent studio. Now they've secured the funding to achieve that and are looking to roll out a slate of films.

According to the article, the slow-brewing 'Cowboys and Aliens' is among four "priority projects". The film is based on the Platinum Studios graphic novel of the same name, which (very obviously) deals with cowboys in the old west repelling alien invaders. Robert Downey Jr. had previously been attached to star in the film. 'Star Trek', 'Transformers' and 'Fringe' golden boys Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman have written a script (along with 'Lost' mastermind Damon Lindelof).

The other three hot projects at DW are 'The 39 Clues,' 'Real Steel,' and 'Motorcade.'

 

 

Geoff Johns talks JSA on SMALLVILLE

KryptonSite is reporting that the Justice Society of America may be a guest on an episode of 'Smallville' this season. That episode would be written by none other than Geoff Johns, who brought the Legion of Superheroes onto the show in season 8.

"The Justice Society will be heroes that come out of 'retirement' to see how the current generation operates," Johns told KryptonSite, adding, "can't say much more than that right now."

 

 

Idris Elba and Jeffrey Dean Morgan on the set of THE LOSERS, courtesy of ComingSoon.net

LOSERS on the Set

ComingSoon.net has snagged some intel on 'The Losers' currently filming in Puerto Rico. That intel comes in the form of a set of photos featuring Idris Elba and Jeffrey Dean Morgan and some action involving a big gun and a yellow car. Check out the complete photo set.

 

 

 

Goyer talks BLADE Future

A few months back we told you how director Steven Norrington and actor Stephen Dorff were working on a secret plan to film a spin-off of 'Blade'.

Now MTV Splash Page put the question to the man who is inextricably linked to the franchise: Mr. David S. Goyer.

Unfortunately, Goyer had little to say about any future 'Blade' projects. ""It's been rumored over at New Line," Goyer told MTV News. "There's been murmurings."

From Comics2Film's point-of-view, the original 'Blade' movie marks the begining of Marvel's rise to dominance in Hollywood. It spawned one successful sequel but began to collapse under the lackluster 'Blade: Trinity'. Once the film franchise ran its course Goyer tried to relaunch as an edgy TV show on Spike. The show was a mixed bag, with latter episodes showing some of the flare of the first two films, but ultimately it couldn't survive past it's initial short season.

For Goyer, the question of Blade's return is a matter of "when", rather than "if."

"I think when you revisit these characters, the question is, how long should they stay off the shelf?" he said, pointing to Batman who waited eight year before his uber-successful return.

 

 


 

Mark Webber wraps his gig on SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD

Webber wraps SCOTT PILGRIM, Photo Proves it!

It's been a while since we dipped a toe into the daily photo stream of 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World' director Edgar Wright. One of yesterday's photos marks the end of actor Mark Weber's involvement of the film. Webber plays Stephen Stills, the charismatic frontman for Scott's band Sex Bob-omb.

Is it just us, or is this movie taking forever to film?

 

 

Lionsgate ready to KICK-ASS in 2010

Lionsgate has emerged the victor from the post-Comic-Con bidding war over Matthew Vaughn's comic-based indie 'Kick-Ass', according to Variety. The studio aims to release the film next year.

According to last week's report, Lionsgate was throwing elbows against the likes of heavyweight studios Paramount and Universal to secure the rights to distribute the picture in the U.S. and Canada. Variety says they came up with a competitive number and a commitment to market the film's edgy content. Sources say that Lionsgate's commitment may be around $45 million, although the studio itself is keeping quiet on the actual number.

Thanks to ZayersJ for the submission.

 

Jackson Talks TINTIN 2

Stephen Spielberg recently wrapped principal...er...suit work...on 'The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn', the motion-capture animated adaptation of the classic comic book be Hergé.

Now, producing partner Peter Jackson has talked exclusively with MTV Splash Page about the film and its sequel, which he personally will direct.

"The first one's based on 'The Secret Of The Unicorn' largely, with a little of 'The Crab With The Golden Claws' put in," explained Jackson. "We wanted to have the meeting of Captain Haddock and Tintin. ... We're kind of taking bits from a couple of different books."

But for the next one, Jackson said, "I'm partial to 'The Seven Crystal Balls' [and] 'Prisoners of the Sun,' that was always one of my favorites," said Jackson. "I love 'The Black Island,' as well."

Check out the video interview:


 

 

 

Humor: Don Cheadle Talks IRON MAN 2

War Machine is a funny man!

 

COMMENTS AND RESPONSES

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noahbody 8/18/2009 9:10:48 AM

PJ is right.....meant nothing to me.

 

Let Blade rest a couple more years, too much Vampire stuff coming out now.

 

 

Cheesey1 8/18/2009 9:25:13 AM

Noahbody, I can understand your point about letting Blade rest for a couple of years because there's too much vampire stuff coming out, but the current vampire trend may be the best thing to help audiences forget about Blade Trinity and give Blade a chance, if it was released in the near future .  Also Wesley is getting any younger and I'd like to see him as Blade one or two more times (he may not serve any time for the tax thing, which is only fair 'cause lots of rich tax evaders are allowed to just pay a fine, which he has done).  The only thing that I hope New Line understands is that goyer is an egotistical douche and shouldn't be allowed to have as much control over Blade as he did the last time.  It's Blade's story not the Night Stalkers and goyer can't direct.  In fact I wouldn't mind if they booted him completely.'   Look at the rubbish that he put on TV.  I mean come on, even that was less about Blade and more about his wannabe Witchblade partner.

littlemikey979 8/18/2009 9:29:09 AM

War Machine is pretty funny.

The JSA coming out of retirement, who are they talking about, has there be older heros sitting in rocking chairs in smallville talking about much harder they had it? I'm a little bit interested in seeing what he means and whats going to happen. I'd wish they'd bring doomsdays back and actually have a decent slugfest between the red/blue blur and him. maybe see clark get some good shots in. I'd love to see Guardian come into the mix somehow as well. These last two seasons could be good.

Wiseguy 8/18/2009 9:44:36 AM

The JSA in Smallville  thing has me a bit puzzled too since there's never been any mention of prior superheroes. Guess they can always say they operated entirely below the radar and point out how they were responsible for a lot of unexplained stuff. Smallville sounds like it'll be pretty fun this year already with the JSA, Wonder Twins, Zod

Gotta love Cheadle

Not really interested in a  Blade film that's really about Frost and not Blade. Plus Goyer needs to stick to writing, he sucks as a director

Lionsgate and KickAss, made for each other

 

Wiseguy 8/18/2009 9:46:46 AM

Is RDJ still attached to Cowboys and Aliens? He seems to be mentioned with everything lately. He should work for Marvel pro-bono for at least one movie

fuckyoumania 8/18/2009 10:17:36 AM

Can't wait for Scott Pilgrim! I just picked up the first two books in the series to force my boyfriend to read them so he can be excited with me.

 

And seriously, if you haven't read it, you probably should. It's amazing!

gauleyboy420 8/18/2009 10:28:12 AM

I've heard nothing but the Highest praise about Scott Pilgrim, but I have a character defect, when something is supposed to be "super cool" "trendy and hip-ster" That said I know it's my defect and I'll bet SP is awesome, still don't plan on reading it, just dropped $45 at the comic shop yesterday got a lot of reading to do.

Blade is cool, and I also acredit it to the resurgence of GOOD comic movies we've seen in the last 10 years.

 

Used to love Blade, and Ghostrider, and Nightstalkers. Also I'm an anomoly I LOVED Blade Trinity, I actually liked it better than Blade 2...

 

I know let the beratement begin. One mans trash is anothers treasure.

Cheesey1 8/18/2009 12:13:41 PM

Wiseguy, agreed, not interested in Frost without Blade.  It's all about Blade.

Gauleyboy, you liked Trinity more than Blade 2....forget beratement, I suggest electro shock therapy.

Nightstalkers in the comics were so much cooler than goyer's attempt at them.  I like Ryan Reynolds and Jessica Biel, but goyer just f'd everything up.

Wiseguy 8/18/2009 1:56:45 PM

gauley liked Goyer's Balde 3 better than Guillermon Del Toro's Blade 2? gauley, all I can say is that I'm totally disappointed and NO SOUP FOR YOU!

gauleyboy420 8/18/2009 2:16:52 PM

OK, how about this... I'll rewatch blade 2.

When I think back to both of them, it's just that when I think back to them, I seem to have had a better time watching Blade trinity. It might be because I like Ryan Reynolds...

I'll have a Blade-a-thon and let you know if I've changed my mind

 

now can I have some soup?

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