There's a new trailer for Priest online. Plus: More Green Lantern spoilers and rumors emerge. X-Men: First Class scouting U.S. locations. Transformers 3 - to 3D or not 3D. More! It's your Comics2Film 10.9.10!
It's not every day a filmmaker or actor will openly say they're not happy with a recent film they've done. Usually there's some tap-dancing around pointed questions in an effort to not only protect their own reputation and the studio's investment, but also to avoid disparaging others who worked on the film.
So actor Josh Brolin gets props for his answer to MTV Splash Page's question: Are you proud of Jonah Hex?
"Now that I don't have to promote it? . . . No," was Brolin's answer.
In the run-up to the movie, Brolin's sales pitch was that the movie had an absurdest sensibility. With a few months distance between him and the movie, he came clean to Splash Page as to what exactly he was talking about.
"That's what I told the marketing people at Warner Bros. I said, 'I can't lie about this, so I have to look for a truism that I can go with," he said. "I do think that if you go in there kind of like with Piranha 3-D'— when you go to see that movie you go, 'This is ridiculous and this is fun' — so if you went into Jonah Hex with that, I think you had a good time."
At the same time he diplomatically acknowledges that everyone who worked on the film set out to make a movie that was quite a bit different from the end result.
Savannah Now, the website of Savannah Georgia's Morning Herald newspaper, reports that 20th Century Fox is scouting locations around the city for filming on Matthew Vaughn's prequel film X-Men: First Class.
According to Jay Self, the city of Savannah's director of Tourism and Film Services, producers for the film have applied for permits and begun other preparations for filming at such locations as Tybee Island, Thunderbolt and Savannah.
Local officials are said to be preparing for the filming, should the producers follow through and use the named locations. Self said decision-making factors for the filmmakers include how well the locations are suited to the action and stunt needs of the film, as well as the ability to convert the locations into the 1960s setting of the film.
A source said to be close to director Michael Bay tells ScreenRant.com that Transformers 3 is not being filmed in 3D.
Reportedly initial photography made use of 3D equipment, but left them behind when the filming moved to Chicago. Details of why the decision was made are sketchy but it may be due to the constraints the larger 3D rigs place on a filmmaker.
Green Lantern super spy Pietro Filipponi has filed a new report focusing on the costume from the movie, this time at DailyBLAM.com.
While it does not contain the usual spoiler images, Filipponi says that he's seen "several high resolutions stills and storyboards which may be associated with Martin Campbell’s superhero adaptation." Reportedly the costume will look a bit different than the one that was revealed by Entertainment Weekly in July, and will hew more closely to the black and green two-tone that we're used to from the comics. He also reports that fans will get a look when Warner Bros pushes out a trailer for the film with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1.
Short of that he's offered a description of what he saw.
For more descriptions, including the look of the energy batteries for recharging, and the constructs Jordan creates during the movie, click through for the complete report.
Here's the first full, official trailer for Screen Gems Priest based on the manhwa (that's the term for funnybooks in Korea) by Hyung Min-woo. The film stars Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Lily Collins, Steven Moyer, Brad Dourif and Christopher Plummer. It's directed by Scott Stewart and arrives in theaters next May.
Check it out:
Rob M. Worley is the writer and creator of the all-new, all-cat kids comic book series Scratch9 which arrives in comic shops on September 9th! If you're in Massachusetts, visit Friendly Neighborhood Comics on September 11 to meet series artist Jason T. Kruse! Then come see Rob at Green Brain Comics in Dearborn, MI on the 15th!