Edgar Wright reveals 'Scott Pilgrim' band. PLUS: 'Iron Man 2' set report. 'Spider-Man 4' script report. 'Comic Book Confidential' reports to iTunes and more! Cannot connect to database: it's your Comics2Film 9.5.14!
Animation Magazine reports that Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios have selected 'Rio' as their next 3D, CGI animated feature film.
Brazilian-born Carlos Saldanha ('Ice Age: The Meltdown') is set to direct the film about a macaw from Minnesota who flies down to his homeland of Rio de Janeiro.
That's all good and well, but we were really hoping for the adaptation of comic creator Bruce Zick's fine kids novel 'The Anubis Tapestry' published by the comics-to-novel collective at Actionopolis. The project was announced last year, but it's unclear how far along it may be.
Sam Raimi apparently told fans at the recent press day for 'Drag Me to Hell' that he'll be reading the first draft of 'Spider-Man 4' very soon.
JoBlo.com quotes Raimi as saying, "I've just started working on the next installment of the [Spider-Man] series. David Lindsay-Abaire is in New York right now writing the screenplay and I am going to receive a draft of it in about 3 weeks I think."
What do you think, Maniacs? Who will the villains be? What will prompt Spider-Man to take his mask off in mid-battle this time? Post your comments below...
The acclaimed documentary 'Comic Book Confidential' is enjoying new life on iTunes.
The 1988 film won a Genie award and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. It provides a fascinating look at twenty-two of the most significant artists and writers working in comic books, graphic novels and strip-art in North America at the tim.
Stan Lee and Robert Crumb are among the comics pioneers profile. The film also looks into the "Seduction of Innocents" scare of the 1950s and the resulting congressional hearings that damaged the art form for decades.
If you've never seen it, you can purchase the excellent 85 minute feature from iTunes today!
Edgar Wright continues to roll out cool photo teases for the currently-filming 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World' at his personal website. Some cool ones popped up yesterday profiling music store artwork for the film's band (and Pilgrim rivals) Clash at Demonhead.
Clash is fronted by Envy Adams (played by Brie Larson), one of Scott's ex girlfriends. Envy is hooked up with her bass guitarist Todd Ingram (he's the blond-haired emo on the right in the images, played by Superman Brandon Routh). Ingram is, in turn, one of Ramona Flowers' ex-boyfriends that Scott has to defeat during his cinematic quest.
Check 'em out:
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# Leaving Edwards Air Force Base. Heading back to LA to finish out the week. My awesome crew worked their butts off. We got some great stuff. 10pm May 13
So, the director isn't lavishing any details on us. It's a good thing that Coming Attractions had a man on the base observing the proceedings who filed this semi-spoilery report. We're putting it in white text to protect the innocent. Swipe it with the mouse if you want to read it.
"2nd unit filming today, so I didn't get to work with the main characters, but they were there today. I worked with Sam Rockwell filming a scene with a combat drone he develops. Sam is a great actor and funny as can be when he's improvising. I hope some of this stuff shows up on the Blu Ray."