Will the prolific Samuel L. Jackson lend his big voice to the bigfoot 'Proof'? PLUS: 'Iron Man 2' photos, 'Thor' casting buzz, 'Transformers 2' opening the LAFF and more. You might as well face it, you're addicted to your Comics2Film 9.5.28!
According to Variety, the U.S premiere of 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' will happen at the Los Angeles Film Festival. The film will screen on Village, Bruin and Avco theaters on June 22nd, just two days before it arrives in theaters everywhere.
The original autobot extravaganza also bowed at the festival two years earlier.
The LAFF runs June 18-28.
It may be super-annoying, but Twitter can yield some interesting, albeit vague bits of info amidst all the ego-projection noise.
The latest buzz on 'Thor' was revealed in the tweets of actor Clifton Collins Jr. who possibly had an audition for the film yesterday. He twatted:
# Studying my ass off for THOR, gonna be a late night, well worth the loss of sleep! 11:36 PM May 26th
# Brewing big pot of joe, hitting THOR hard this mornin! around 7:30 AM May 27th
So Collins, who had a bit part as a Romulan henchman in 'Star Trek' and has numerous other screen credits, seems to be prepping for a role in the film. We can only speculate what role he might be reading for. He does resemble a Hogun the Grim.
What do you think, Maniacs? What role might Collins be suited for?
Thanks to MutantNinjaLoungeSinger for following up on the recent Katee Sackhoff as Typhoid rumor. MNLS points out that, while the character originated with and is strongly linked to 'Daredevil', she's also recently been a sidekick of sorts to 'Deadpool'. Furthermore she's shown up in disguise as recent "black ops" member of 'The Avengers'.
We know 20th Century Fox likely holds the film rights for the character as they previously utilized her in 'Elektra', so it seems less likely she'd appear in the 'Avengers' flick. Fox seems hot-to-trot on 'Deadpool' after the buzz he created in 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' so that could be a very real possibility.
Earlier this month, scenes from 'Iron Man 2' were filmed at Edwards Air Force Base in southern California, according to a report on the Base website. About 60 servicemen took part in the filming as extras and technical advisers. The shoot went from May 11th to the 13th.
This is the second tour of the base for director Jon Favreau and star Robert Downey Jr., who filmed scenes there for the original movie as well.
Team Edwards released a pair of photos from the visit:
Comics creator B. Clay Moore told MTV Splash Page that his comics property 'Hawaiian Dick' is no longer set up with New Line Cinema, where it had been in development for several years with Johnny Knoxville attached to star.
"The option on ‘Hawaiian Dick’ expired (after being renewed) with New Line, so technically it’s an available property," Moore told MTV News. "Having said that, there’s some work being done behind the scenes to move it forward as a feature film. We’ll see where it goes, but there is some momentum."
Comics2Film has learned that plans are afoot (pun intended) to convert the fine Image Comics title 'Proof' into an animated film or TV series. Most interesting is that Samuel L. Jackson is flirting with the lead role, as the voice of the titular Sasquatch character.
The comic, created by writer Alex Grecian and artist Riley Rossmo and published by Image, tells of John "Proof" Prufrock the lead investigator for a secret organization that specializes in tracking and capturing cryptids and other strange creatures. Proof is a very refined and well-educated gent who also happens to be the only known living specimen of a Bigfoot.
Animation scribe Evan Gore is currently writing the script. Gore's work has been seen on numerous cartoons, including 'George of the Jungle', 'Jimmy Neutron' and 'Futurama'.