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LOCKE & KEY Gets Director, Star


By Rob M. Worley     November 23, 2010
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Locke & Key hires pilot director, star. Plus: Green Lantern's Parallax revealed? Bale talks Dark Knight Rises secrets. Renner preps for Avengers and more! It's your Comics2Film 10.11.23!




Renner Preps for AVENGERS

Actor Jeremy Renner told MTV Splash Page that he's starting to get himself prepped to play Hawkeye in Joss Whedon's Avengers movie. He's been in communication with Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr and hasn't seen a script for the film. However it's the costume fitting that will really represent a threshold for him.

"That's when I'll feel, 'Oh, I'm really going to have to start working out,'" he told MTV with a laugh.

For now he's been doing some light research.

"I don't know a lot about the Hawkeye character, but I've been digging around a bit and there are things from his past I think I could play out physically," he said. "I have a few ideas of certain styles of training I want to do for that character. Bow-and-arrow stuff is the obvious one. I think I'm going to have to do some lifting for that. I'm curious to hear what Joss and the Marvel guys think about when I run a few ideas by them."

He revealed that there's been a creative meeting with Whedon, the Marvel suits and the rest of the cast. At this point he doesn't know if his character is more rooted in the classic version or the Ultimate version, but he's excited about the collaborative spirit so far.



Bale Doesn't Any More About THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Than You Do

Actor Christian Bale told MTV Splash Page that he's kind of in the dark about the storyline for The Dark Knight Rises.

"[Director Christopher Nolan] will let me know what I need to know when I need to know it," he told MTV. "It's our fourth movie together, and I probably know a little bit more than maybe some people out there, but I think most people will be surprised by how little I do know."

Bale said info is given to him on a need to know basis and right now he doesn't need to know. "I know he'll give me plenty of time to prepare whatever I need to for it and I'll discover it. He's a pretty damn good filmmaker I trust that he's going to come up with something wonderful," Bald said.

Plans are for Nolan's final Batman film to hit theaters in July 2012.



C2F Quick Hits

  • Firebreather creators Phil Hester and Andy Kuhn  talk exclusively with Comics2Film@Mania about  director Peter Chung's animated feature film based on thier comic, debuting tomorrow night on Cartoon Network. Give it a read!
  • We've also posted a new extended clip from this Friday's one-hour Young Justice debut on Cartoon Network.
  • Because you demanded it: a full-length review of The Walking Dead episode Vatos is now up and running.
  • Rumor: Zack Snyder supposedly wants Watchmen actor Matthew Goode to play the new Superman, with the super-heroic form of the character being highly enhanced by CGI (a la Green Lantern).  Movienewz breaks the rumor but offers no credible backing for it, so exercise caution.
  • Director D.J. Caruso has a chat with Movieweb.com about the sailed ship that is Y: The Last Man. He's no longer involved with it.
  • The Daily BLAM has posted what is purported to be an image Parallax from the Green Lantern movie. We're guessing the image is legit because Warner Bros has been issuing C & D notices to sites that have run it. However, at the time of this writing you can still catch a glimpse of the piranha-like alien at Bleeding Cool.
  • Jessica Alba revealed in here interview with Elle Magazine that she wanted to quit acting after doing Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Apparently director Tim Story was more concerned that she look good on camera and less concerned with her acting. Moviefone has the quotes.
  • Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.



Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor Tweet About GHOST RIDER 2

The directing team of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor are off filming Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance and occasionally tweeting about it. Let's get caught up:

November 16: "Serious props: Idris Elba's command of physical action is straight up Statham-like"

The versatile Elba is playing some sort of warrior monk in the movie.

November 18: " LOL Johnny Whitworth bitch-slapping Tony Head."

This is apparently a reference to actor Anthony Stewart Head (Merlin) and not Tony Head (The Wire). According to the former's website, he's also playing a Monk in the movie. Whitworth plays a bad guy in league with The Devil.

November 19: "I think every smart hot girl in the world is in love with Giles from Buffy."

This is another reference to Head, who played that character on TV.

November 20: "Tomorrow we dive into one of the most intense VFX/action scenes in the movie.......3 days of freezing hell night work ... massive explosions.... Mud, fire and heavy metal"

And finally last night: "And now the rain.... The mud is going to be 3 feet deep.... Fuuuuuuuuck"

Showbiz ain't all fun and games, kids! Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance starring Nicolas Cage is due in theaters in 2012.



GREEN HORNET International Trailer

Superhero Hype has the international trailer for Green Hornet. It's quite similar to the previously released domestic trailer, but with a bit more Kato and Cameron Diaz. Enjoy!



Favreau's COWBOYS & ALIENS Director Commentary

This is fun: Director Jon Favreau sat down with MTV Splash Page to provide director commentary for last week's Cowboys & Aliens trailer. Audiences in the U.S. can enjoy the clip...



LOCKE & KEY Gets Director, Star

Deadline.com has a pair of scoops regarding Fox TV's in-development series based on Joe Hill's outstanding comic Locke & Key.

First up, Deadline reports that actress Miranda Otto has signed on to one of the lead roles as Nina Locke, the matriarch of the show's family of characters. She's moved her family back to her deceased husband's family home in Lovecraft, Massachusetts. And it's a house of mystery and supernatural intrigue, and home to an otherworldly entity that has plagued the family for generations.

The second bit of news is that the pilot episode is to be directed by Mark Romanek. He's best known as a music video director who has recently transitioned to feature films like One Hour Photo and Never Let Me Go. Romanek is said to be in negotiations for the directing gig on the show.

Locke & Key is produced by Fringe creators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Josh Friedman (of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles fame) wrote the pilot script.  20th Century Fox TV, Kurtzman and Orci's K.O. Paper Products and DreamWorks TV are producing.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.



Rob M. Worley is the writer and creator of the all-new, all-cat kids comic book series Scratch9. Issues #1 and #2 are in stores now. Issue #1 is also available as a digital download via iVerse Media's iTunes app. Visit Scratch9.com for news and info!


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Calibur454 11/23/2010 7:48:51 AM

I still say Catwoman and Tahlia for the two female leads. That type of love triangle would be so much wicked fun on the screen.  The tahlia story line of her in love with bruce knowing he is bats was done so well in the Batman animated series that it would translate well to the screen. Throw Catwoman in to the mix and Whoa Momma! that is a hell of a story. Vicki Vale could work but not as well i think.

And for god sake please use the Catwoman Design Jim Lee used in the Batman Hush story line. That would look so sweet on the big screen.

Avengers- I cant wait for this one. especially with RDJ heading the line up. I just hope the story is decent. but with Iron man doing so well I dont why it would'nt be good.

Ghost rider 2- I'll wait for a trailer but i still deespise the fact that it is 3d- Hell even Japan is getting in on the 3d wagon by turning a ghost in the shell movie into 3d- God Why?

The Walking dead- RULES! enough said. I already want to see what features will be on the dvd, I hope there is a good behind the scenes documentary about making the comic and bringing it to the small screen


cdauch36 11/23/2010 7:49:21 AM

i love how secret nolan and co. get with these movies. alot of times too much info or footage before it comes out ruins the movie.

Higgy 11/23/2010 11:19:31 AM

If that rumor that Snyder wants Matthew Goode to play Superman is true...I refuse to see this movie.  He looks NOTHING like Superman should.  Superman needs a SQUARE jawline, not some geek faced one like I have.  I don't care how buff they make this guy look.


lancedenier 11/23/2010 11:45:29 AM

I won't be happy with Goode as Superman.  But I'll still see it...

jfdavis 11/23/2010 12:28:18 PM

Superman- A pic I saw of Goode on another site looked like a guy in a Christopher Reeve mask. (But not Reeve himself, mind you) It was kind of freaky.

Green Hornet looks pretty fun.  I always suspected Reed/Kato had the Clouseau/Kato thing going. Makes sense to me...

I think it's amusing Alba wanted to quit acting after FF2. Though she still wasn't quit right for Sue in it, she was more convincing to me than in the first one....

Anthony Head's going to be in GR2? I'm intrigued.


wessmith1966 11/23/2010 5:20:59 PM

I can't see Goode as Superman, but I wouldn't say he's a terrible choice. And CG enhancement? I don't like the sound of that. This is probably all just scuttlebutt anyway.

The Green Hornet is going to suck; that's why the studio is starting to ram it down our throats...cough...Scott Pilgrim and Land of the Lost...cough...I can hear the crickets chirping in the theater opening weekend already.

I think we'll get more Ultimate Hawkeye based on Black Widow in Iron Man 2. He'll probably be a SHIELD agent Fury places on the team who specializes in weapons (with the bow being his favorite) and has incredible eye-hand coordination.

RedHood2010 11/24/2010 4:29:15 AM

Hornet isn't going to make any sense.  I will admit I have no clue about the Hornet and its history, but what in the world is life changing event to make him want to be a super-hero?  From the trailer, I don't see it, thus I won't buy into it.

Ditto on the actor rumor for Superman, it has to just be a rumor.

Oh hell yeah on the Catwoman outfit from Hush.  That would be sweet.  Awesome story line too - HUSH.

I am too waiting on a trailer for GR2 before deciding.

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving my fellow Maniacs!

Mayhem101878 11/24/2010 7:58:38 AM

RedHood2010 Ithink that, judging from the trailers, he becomes the Green Hornet after his dad is killed. I think he relizes he needs to get serious after that  and most likely becomes a superhero to avenge the death of his father who I'm assuming was a really great man.

I agree with everyone on Goode I just can't see him as Superman.

I would love to see Catwoman on the big screen again especialy in her hush costume.

GR2 is sounding interesting and I would like to see the trailer when it comes out

RedHood2010 11/24/2010 9:47:46 AM

Mayhem - I appreciate your theory, I just didn't 'see' it in the trailer, the breaking down, anger or a fire.  It came off with too much humor; and a need to spend money to have some toys and try and do some good.  BUT, I will see what they put out next and it might show something more to change my 1st impression.

This coming from a guy who thought Titanic would bomb when it came out - 'who wants to see a movie about a boat that sinks with no happy endind?  Duh, we all know how it ends!'.  Shows what I know.  lol

DKnight0212 11/27/2010 11:12:18 PM

Parallax looks perfect, can't wait for the movie!



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