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Sackhoff? Typhoid? DAREDEVIL Redux? Rumors fly!


By Rob M. Worley     May 26, 2009
Source: Mania

Katee Sackhoff as Typhoid in the 'Daredevil' reboot? The rumors are flying! Plus: 'Grunts' screenwriters talk Arcana deal. 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' still has strong B.O. Set photos from 'Scott Pilgrim' and 'Iron Man 2'. More! The #4 physician recommended treatment for hemorrhoidal discomfort, it's your Comics2Film 9.5.26!



GRUNTS, RIPPED, COMA writers talk

In their latest newsletter, Acrana Comics has an in-depth interview with screenwriters Rock Shaink and Mark Jonathan Stanley of Romark films about their involvement with the recently announced slate of films based on Arcana titles, which includes 'Grunts' [review], 'Ripped' and 'Coma'.

"We decided to dive in to 'Ripped' first, while we chatted with [creator Shannon Eric Denton] from 'Grunts' on some ideas for where the book could go beyond the page," Stanley said.

Shaink adds, "With 'Ripped' we’re staying inside the world created, while bringing some new unique elements to it, but in chatting with Shannon on 'Grunts', he had some excellent ideas for where the story could continue off the page, so we wanted time to work that out with him while we attacked 'Ripped'."

Stanley goes on to say that both project have an interesting mix of fantasy and reality. "You see, Rock is more of the reality guy, whereas I tend to lean more toward fantasy. We’ve always been able to combine that to good effect, and usually end up with something that’s absolutely unique on both terms. So finding 'Ripped' and 'Grunts', two projects that jump in and out of both elements, and pull it off in spades, was something I knew we needed to sink our teeth into."

The pair also talk about 'Coma' which started as a film treatment. Plans now call for Arcana to produce a comic based on that, while development of the movie continues.

Click through to the Arcana Comics site for the complete Q & A with Shaink and Stanley.




TwitchFilm took a look at 'Blood: The Last Vampire' and felt pretty uninspired by it:

"Bottom line is, Blood: The Last Vampire is a straight forward action film. Forget the wafer thin plot and try to ignore the potential where certain scenes could have been made better. It’s nice to look at with plenty of style over substance, and unfortunately nothing more..."

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.


Katee Sackhoff as Typhoid in the DAREDEVIL reboot?

Here's a rumor that broke out over the weekend while C2F was reflecting, taking stock and flipping burgers: 'Battlestar' babe Katee Sackhoff is allegedly doing research into the Marvel Comics character of Typhoid (sometimes called Typhoid Mary).

The rumor broke from the official blog of the Golden Apple comics store in Los Angeles. The store blogger reports:

"So we got a little visit in our comic shop last week by Katee Sackhoff, also known as Starbuck for her role on BSG. She proceeded to grab all the Typhoid Mary comics we had and has hopes to get a part for a marvel movie...."

Fans know well that Typhoid is a 'Daredevil' villain (and sometime love DD gets around) who previously appeared on film as a stock henchwoman in the tedious 'Elektra' movie.

Fans will also recall that, since last October 20th Century Fox has been making rumblings about revisiting the 'Daredevil' franchise. The new DD flick will probably be a clean-slate reboot with a new leading man and director. With Marvel's Hollywood hand being red hot these days, you can bet that Fox will continue to crank out 'Daredevil', 'Fantastic Four' and 'X-Men' movies for as long as they are contractually able.

So what can we make of this rumor? It could be that the 'Daredevil' relaunch is on the fast track. It could be that the studio has settled on Typhoid as one of the villains. It could be that Katee Sackhoff is in contention for the role.

One thing is certain: If you're a Hollywood actor doing research on a comic book role and you want to keep things on the down-low, you won't be doing your shopping at Golden Apple.

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.



DIABOLIK Movie in 2012?

Our friend Antonello Blueberry provides a translation of an interesting article from the Italian language website concerning the Italian fave thief/stud/adventurer 'Diabolik'.

The article details the roll out of 'Diabolik' comic books on the iPhone platform. Mario Gomboli, the editor of comics also revealed that a movie based on the black-clad criminal is still in development for a planned release date on 2012, 50th anniversary of the first comic-book issue.

There's also active talk of a 12-episode TV series, co-produced by a French and an Italian company.

Finally a Playstation game is also in the works.

'Diabolik' was last seen on TV in an animated series that saw limited airings here in the U.S. However, the 1960s-era live-action film 'Danger Diabolik' remains a favorite and is highly recommended by your C2F correspondant.

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.



WOLVERINE Still has Strong B.O.

'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' is still doing reasonably well at the box office in its fourth week of release. It dropped to #6 this week, falling three spots behind three new openers according to Mania's weekend box office report. The domestic tally now stands at a healthy $165 million.

other milestones for 'Wolverine' (courtesy of Box Office Mojo):

  • The film is in the top 200 All-Time Worldwide box office with a ranking of #188
  • Wolverine is now the #10 most profitable movie of the past 365 days
  • Wolverine is now the #15 top-grossing comic-book adaptation and the #14 top grossing superhero movie, bumping down 'Fantastic Four', 'X-Men' and 'Batman Returns' on both charts
  • This also makes it #3 among movies in the X-Men franchise. It seems unlikely that it could collect the extra $50 million needed to take the #2 spot from 'X2: X-Men United'
  • It's the #7 Marvel movie of all time. Again, the #6 film is 'X2' so it won't go any higher there.



The school books of brainy Knives Chau from the set of SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD

Knives Chau Studies up on SCOTT PILGRIM

Thanks to the latest photos from the set of 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World', published by Edgar Wright on his personal website, we can now see that Pilgrim girl Knives Chau (played by Ellen Wong) is not only super-cute, but super-brainy as well.

The new photo set shows images from a bus shoot, which fans have identified as the scene where Chau first meets Pilgrim, and drops her text books. Check out the photo to see Chau's intimidating academic curriculum.



IRON MAN 2 Set construction

IRON MAN 2 set construction near Sepulveda Dam in Los Angeles

Superhero Hype has the scoop and photos of construction of a large-scale set for 'Iron Man 2'. The site is near the foot of the Sepulveda Dam in L.A. and visible from the 101 Ventura Freeway in the San Fernando Valley.

The site has a number of photos including a "Rasputin" sign near the dig. Rasputin is known to be the code name for the Marvel production.

Click through for the complete photo set.



Fun: GREEN LANTERN Fan Trailer

It's pretty amazing what ambitious fans can do with desktop video editing software these days. Check out this fan-made reel for a 'Green Lantern' movie, which would star Nathan Fillion as Hal Jordan.

Bonus points for Maniacs who can identify the films and 'Firefly' episodes from which the various clips are taken. Post your observations in the comments below.

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.


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Wiseguy 5/26/2009 7:12:48 AM

Gotta be honest and say that I'm not impressed at all by that faux trailer. Another site had it and made it sound like it was movie quality. Admire the time and effort it must've took but not impressed at all.

Katie Sackhoff should not play any female roles, too butch./ And please, don't even consider Jason Statham for Daredevil, a villain maybe but not DD

Wolverine is doing good but not great. I thought it would be near 400mil  by the time it's all over but 340 seems more like it. Still a nice hefty profit

fft5305 5/26/2009 7:22:22 AM

The trailer is fairly impressive in terms of quality --  taking clips from other shows/movies and making them look like they belong together in the same movie.  It just didn't give me that Wow Factor that things like Grayson did.  It didn't make me want to run out and see that movie.  It just made me want to see a real trailer for a GL movie.

I'd rather see Affleck & Duncan come back for a real DD sequel.  But at this point, that's about as likely as seeing Pushing Daisies or Reaper come back.  Less likely, even.

muchdrama1 5/26/2009 7:58:48 AM

Wiseguy, you're an idiot. An incredible amount of effort went into that trailer and I thought it looked pretty damned good.

I love how people just write stuff off. As if you or I or any of us could do any better.

Wiseguy 5/26/2009 8:09:43 AM

muchdrama you're a little bitch. You pussy. Did I hurt your feelings you dumb fucker? I guess you spent a week making it and were offended or are you just a little fag that gets offended by other's opinions? What you don't fucking write anything unless it'spositive you scumbag, douche? I did say I admired the effort and time you piece of shit. If someone doesn't want their work critiqued don't put it up for the world to see and muchdrama shut your fucking cunt face up.

What happened? Oh man I blacked out, it's a condition I have caused by pussies. I guess muchdrama is a pussy cause it happened after I read his comment.

ddiaz28 5/26/2009 8:14:20 AM

"Katie Sackhoff should not play any female roles, too butch."

So should she play male roles?  That's funny dude.  Maybe you meant feminine?  Katie might not be Tricia Helfer but I think she is quite beautiful.  I don't really know Typhoid but I think she could pull off a female villain very well.  She kicked ass as Starbuck and it would be nice to see her do so on the big screen.

And muchdrama, no need for name calling.  People are allowed not to like something.  I can't watch it at work now but I assume it's  like that fake Thundercats trailer.  Anyone who knows photoshop, can edit, do a bit of compositing and has a crap load of free time to waste can make these.  And yes ... I could do better!  haha

ddiaz28 5/26/2009 8:15:43 AM

Ouch... I took the soft approach.  But nice one Wiseguy.

jedibanner 5/26/2009 8:30:28 AM

Well...on another more mature topic,

I could spot in that trailer: Iron Man, White Noise 2, Superman Returns, Platent of the Apes (remake), Lord of the Rings, the Matrix, Fantastic 4 and Star Trek (remake).

Flint521466 5/26/2009 8:36:32 AM

Wise....his/her(?) handle is "muchdrama".......what did you expect?

hanso 5/26/2009 8:39:04 AM

LOL.  For some reason I find Wiseguy's comment extremely hilarious.  I think it may be the scumbag douche combo he used.  Regardless, LOL Hahahahahahahahahaha! 

Sadly I can't see the trailer at work but anyone that goes through the trouble of making a GL fan trailer and using Nathan "My shows get canceled" Fillion doesn't deserve anything nice.


redhairs99 5/26/2009 8:45:52 AM

Has anyone on here heard anything about a new Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie?  I heard a little something about it on the radio this morning, but I missed most of the story.  I heard that it wouldn't be anything like the 1990's movie or the tv series.  If that's the case, why not just call it something different?

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