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PROOF of Samuel L. Jackson's big foot

Plus: IRON MAN 2, THOR, TYPHOID and more

By Rob M. Worley     May 28, 2009
Source: Various


Comics2Film: PROOF of Samuel L. Jackson's big foot
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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!

 

 

TRANSFORMERS good for a LAFF

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.

 

Another Trekker for THOR?

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

and then

# 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 Antonello Blueberry for the submission.

 

 

More about TYPHOID

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.

 

 

IRON MAN 2 meets the U.S. Air Force

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:

Robert Downey Jr. (center), Iron Man 2 actor, greets Col. Jerry Gandy (right), 95th Air Base Wing commander, during a break in filming here, May 13. About 60 members of Team Edwards participated in the filming as extras and technical advisors. (Air Forc

Col. William Thorton (right), 412th Test Wing commander, talks to Jon Favreau (left), IRON MAN 2 director and Col. Jerry Gandy (middle), 95th Air Base Wing commander, during a break from the shooting. (Air Force photo by Jet Fabara)

 

 

HAWAIIAN DICK Option Lapses

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."

 

 

PROOF of Samuel L. Jackson

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'.
 

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Wiseguy 5/28/2009 8:55:52 AM

I agree that Hogun would be a good fit for Collins but he could be one of many other players with proper costume and make up.

Katee Sackhoff is too butch to play Typhoid Mary :) Her latest role has been in Avengers Initiative's black ops squad as far as I know. I'm always a couple of weeks behind.

I think it would be pretty cool to see Sasquatch going off and cursing ala SLJ

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 5/28/2009 11:12:22 AM

As somebody mentioned before, Wise, as well as supplied a picture, Katie can look feminine.  But I think even though she might be in Deadpool, it doesn't mean that she can't be in Daredevil later, either, seeing as they are both owned by Fox.  I don't they will even have to try to tie the two worlds in together anyway just keep it as a nod or a wink that the X-Men just might exist in the same universe.  Or whatever.

BlindJustice 5/28/2009 12:50:32 PM

Been reading Proof since issue one and I think an animated series is the perfect fit. With all the creepy crawlies in it it would cost a fortune to do live action/CGI.

I always read it with a deeper voice like Michael Ironside or Michael Clarke Duncan to match the huge stature.

 

 

 

ChadDerdowski 5/29/2009 6:58:30 AM

Rob, did you seriously write that someone "twatted"?!?

"He twatted: # Studying my ass off for THOR, gonna be a late night, well worth the loss of sleep! 11:36 PM May 26th"  - yup, you certainly did.  Hats off to you, my good man!

btw: I gotta agree with blyndjustice - I heard a deeper, more eloquent voice than the harsh tones of Samuel L. when I read Proof.

robbo 5/29/2009 7:57:01 AM

Stephen Colbert coined the phrase "twatted" while discussing twitter on Merideth Vierra's show. I am but a follower.

BlindJustice 5/29/2009 12:33:24 PM

Well, if Colbert was your inspiration then please go forth and blossom robbo-san

Whiskeymovie 6/1/2009 2:05:34 PM

and the great word usage of the day award goes to.....Twatted,,,,,in my opnion, Twat never got enough play as it was, so its good to see it back and strong.

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