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New CROW Movie Not a Remake


By Rob M. Worley     July 02, 2009
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Norrington's 'Crow' reboot flying in an all-new direction. Plus: 'Iron Man 2' cameo. 'Thor' casting rumors. Get your own 'Green Lantern' ring and more! The daily column that loves the smell of napalm in the morning, it's your Comics2Film 9.7.2!




Time was you used to have to roll a dead alien to get a Green Lantern ring. Nowadays these kids on the Facebook are giving them away free.

To promote the Blu-ray and DVD release of 'Green Lantern: First Flight' on July 28, a sweepstakes has been created to get fans involved and give them a chance to win cool prizes. Green Lantern fans can enter the sweepstakes and learn more about the fifth entry in the popular DVD series of DC Universe Animated Originals through a Facebook Power Ring widget.

Once the Facebook Power Ring Widget has been added to a fan's page, they can "recharge their ring" continuously to keep it powered to 100% and automatically submit additional entries in the sweepstakes. Additional features of the widget include a Personality Quiz, Green Lantern IQ Test, Video, News and Updates, Downloads and Links.

Check it out now at



Jessica Biel in THOR? is reporting that actress Jessica Biel is in talks to appear in Kenneth Branagh's 'Thor' movie.

Their anonymous source (said to be "from deep within" something) was sketchy on the details but indicated that Biel is playing "the same female character from 'Hulk vs Thor', which could be Amora (aka The Enchantress) or Lady Sif (or Valkyrie, although that seems unlikely). Nuke also mentions nurse Jane Foster, the classic love interest for Marvel's Asgardian hero, but that doesn't really sync with the mythic angle the movie is taking or the info their scooper provided.

What do you think, Maniacs? Would Biel make a kick-ass Sif? A beguiling Enchantress? Post your comments below...

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.



KICK-ASS Footage at Comic-Con

Exclusive word from Slashfilm is that Matthew Vaughn is taking his new comic adaptation 'Kick-Ass' to the fans at Comic-Con for an exclusive preview. According to their report, there's a panel happening late in the day on Thursday July 23.

Footage from the movie will be shown after which Vaughn and cast members will do a Q & A.

Slashfilm also has s new photo of Chloe Moretz as Hit Girl in the movie, so click through if you want to see it.

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.



THE SURROGATES Poster has a new poster for the movie 'The Surrogates' up. The poster features a grizzled looking Bruce Willis. If you've been watching the trailers and clips from the film you see Willis taking on two different appearances in the movie. When you see him looking young, with a full head of hair, that's his robot surrogate you're looking at. When he's gray and stubbled, as in the poster, that's the flesh and blood version of the character.

'The Surrogates' is directed by Jonathan Mostow and stars Willis, Radha Mitchell, Rosamund Pike, James Francis Ginty, Boris Kodjoe and Ving Rhames. The movie opens September 25th.

Click through to view the poster.



DJ_AM's IRON MAN 2 Cameo Details

Fans paying attention to Jon Favreau's Twittering know that back in April he dropped the news that Los Angeles fixture DJ AM (aka Adam Goldstein) is appearing in 'Iron Man 2'.

Now MovieHole has the scoop on what exactly the techno mixmaster is doing in the film. We're whiting out the text for those of you who wish to avoid SPOILERS although, truth be told, the cameo doesn't sound like that big a deal. Swipe the text if you want to read about it.

MovieHole says DJ AM appears in a scene at a club, where Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) is celebrating his birthday. When Stark shows up in his alter-ego costume, all hell breaks loose.

End Spoilers. Go, Iron Man! Go, Iron Man! Go!

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.



GREEN HORNET Pushed Back Two Weeks

There's a bit of minor schedule shuffle happening with Sony's 2010 schedule, according to Variety.

Michel Gondry's 'Green Hornet' has been bumped from it's previously announced release date of June 25 2010, to a new date of July 9 2010. The move is to accommodate Adam Sandler's comedy 'Grown Ups', which is now opening in the Hornet's old spot.

The article also pegs Stephen Chow as still being attached to play Kato, opposite Seth Rogen's masked man.

The new date will have the heroes squaring off against Robert Rodriguez's 'Predators'.

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.



The Vegan Police car from SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD


Tuesday Edgar Wright teased images of the big confrontation between Brandon Routh's Todd Ingram and the title character in 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World'. Also in the mix of that dust up are the "Vegan Police."

Yesterday Wright posted a new photo of the car driven by said police. The lettering on the hood is reversed, of course, so that you can read it in the rear view mirror when you've got the animal-free watchdogs on your tail.



Justin Gray's encounter with JONAH HEX

Comic writer Justin Gray is one half of the writing team generating the cool new 'Jonah Hex' comic these days. Unlike the movie, which skews supernatural, the current comics are straight-up westerns.

Still, in an interview with Cinematical, Gray says the books he and Jimmy Palmiotti have written are making an impact on the new movie, which stars Josh Brolin as the scarred gunman.

Here's an excerpt:

Cinematical: Jonah Hex isn't a character that originated with you and Jimmy Palmiotti, but you are creating what might be the definitive version of the character, and I think it's safe to say you helped him make his way to the big screen. I know your work has been an influence on the upcoming film.

Justin Gray: I was actually surprised how much of an influence our run has had on the film and that the cast and crew are such big fans of what we've been doing. I can't go too deeply into what's happening, but I feel really good about the film and what Jimmy Hayward is doing. He's this tornado of energy and enthusiasm for the character and the same kinds of westerns that influenced us when we started writing Hex. That was a great feeling going in. I especially liked how many people involved in the film were fans of Tallulah Black.

Cinematical: How much have you gotten to be involved? What has it been like to see "your" character being made over for the big screen? How do you feel about the approach the filmmakers have taken?

Justin Gray: The first time I saw Josh Brolin dressed as Hex was dizzying, I mean there's Jonah Hex right in front of me in a surreal moment I'll always remember. Josh is an amazing actor and a hell of a nice guy, very grounded. He was very happy to sit and talk with Jimmy Palmiotti and I about the role, his portrayal and overall feeling of the film. He was loving the role and you could see it pouring out of him during takes. The approach they're taking is exactly right, straight western with a style that breaks from the perception that a western should be slow moving. I wish I could talk more about it in greater detail. Being on and around the set was surreal. Having dinner with John Malkovich in the swamp while baby alligators stared at us from five feet away begging for scraps isn't something you'd expect to happen, even in a strange dream.

Click through the complete interview with Gray.



Norrington's CROW Movie is Not A Remake

Back in December, the Hollywood trades announced that James O'Barr's indie goth avenger 'The Crow' would be getting a reboot, with a new film by director Stephen Norrington designed to relaunch the franchise.

Many starting calling it a remake but can exclusively report this week that the movie is an all-new take on the mythology of resurrection and revenge. It will not focus on O'Barr's original Crow, Eric Draven, and his quest to avenge the murder of his lover.

A source very close to the development effort tells us that Norrington is set to deliver his script for the film this month. Our source says that the story is "very different from the original - a whole new story about a whole new character."

This meshes with Norrington's original statement about the reinvention, in which he talked about how the movie would be tonally different.

"Whereas [Alex] Proyas’ original was gloriously gothic and stylized, the new movie will be realistic, hard-edged and mysterious, almost documentary-style," Norrington told Daily Variety.

Watch for more about the new 'Crow' relaunch right here as things develop.


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fft5305 7/2/2009 8:25:57 AM

Ooh. Jessica Biel as Enchantress.  That would be nice. She's got the curves and the acting chops.  And with her latest movie going DTV, the price might be right. Good catch, if it's true.

Damn. I was hoping the Power Ring story was about a real one.

New Crow? Sounds "dark and edgy."  Just like almost every other comic-related property in development. Enh.  I think they've shot their wad on this property.

hanso 7/2/2009 8:46:53 AM

I have no idea what a lady sif is but Jessica Biel is hot damn it!!!

Facebook is evil, they keep all your shit after you shutdown the account.

The Crow is one of the best movies ever created in the history of the world!!  Yes, this is a fact according to Hanso.  And yes I just referred to myself in the 3rd person.

I have not liked any Norrington film but this Crow gotta be better than the Edward Furlong version right? right!?

Wiseguy 7/2/2009 8:53:06 AM

Jessica Biel will be Sif, at least that's what I think. I doubt she'll be Foster mostly because there won't be a Dr. Blake in this film as far as I've heard. Sif would rock IMO

Does Kick Ass have a release date yet? Seems like they've been filminmg forever.

I can't see Rodriguez' Predators been ready for release July of next year, they don't even have a director yet. Couldn't care less about Green Hornet

Agree with fft, I think the Crow has seen his better days unless they find some long lost relative of Brandon Lee to play the role



Wiseguy 7/2/2009 9:01:26 AM

I know this will seem a bit hypocritical after saying that I was tired of Transformers b.o. updates on every little rung it climbed but I have to say that after 7 days at #1 it has been dethroned by IceAge 3D just as yours truly expected. 14mil for IceAge to 11mil for Trans.

It looks like I won't have to eat crow afterall cause the chance that it reaches 500mil now as predicted by SgtTech and MovieGuy look as slim as Michael Jackson did when he died

monkeyfoot 7/2/2009 9:10:17 AM

Jessica Biel - As Enchantress or Sif is fine with me.

The Crow - so it's just another Crow movie like the other sequels. Only this one is being done in the "gritty and real" action movie style that has become popular since TDK and Bourne. Whether it is good or not we'll have to wait and see. 

ponyboy76 7/2/2009 9:25:08 AM

I can definitely see Jessica Biel playing The Enchantress or Lady Sif. Actually, she'd be great as Brunhilde the Valkyrie. 

I don't know about a documentary style  Crow movie. One of the great things about the original was the gothic, dark look of the movie.

Its funny that someone mentions TDK, because isn't this exactly what they did? They took the gothic looking Burton movies(I erased the other 2 Bat movies out of my mind) then went gritty, docu style. Maybe it will work out the same way. Depends on the script and who they get to direct though.


AMiSHPiRATE 7/2/2009 9:37:59 AM

where's the captain america news teased at the top of the article?

kingofmovies 7/2/2009 9:46:36 AM

I love the original Crow....I own it and its one of my favorite movies....the 2nd one was terrible.....I cant believe  they would attempt this....damn!!

robbo 7/2/2009 9:54:42 AM

Sorry about that, AMiSHPiRATE.

There was some CAPTAIN AMERICA news but I decided to cut it at the last minute as it was pretty minor. Ed Brubaker thinks he'll probably be called in to consult on the movie [via MTV Splash Page ]

Hanso and Wiseguy are kicking my ass to keep the news bits juicy, so I'm humbly obliging! :)


violator14 7/2/2009 9:56:24 AM

U guys wanna see some Jessica Beil eh? Go check out the movie Blue Powder and see her crack eggs on her naked self!!! mmmmmmmm

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