Billy Baird and Geoff Johns penning 'Shazam!' script. Plus: Actress tweets 'Thor' tryout. 'Surrogates' director talks. 'El Superbeasto' redband trailer. 'Scott Pilgrim' hula madness! Through its cruelty you will know who it is. It is your Comics2Film 9.8.20!
In a pair of twitter postings, model-turned-actress Diora Baird told her followers that she's auditioned for a role in Marvel's 'Thor' movie.
On Monday she wrote, "Had an audition for the movie 'Thor' today. Character description was 'pretty, but sturdy with muscle'. Damn type casting."
It's hard to say exactly who that character may be but fans are expecting the Enchantress and Lady Sif to appear in the film, so we're banking on one of those. Baird, however, isn't divulging any details.
When asked by a follower about the audition she replied, "I cant say. I'll go to jail. For real. Had to sign my soul away."
If Baird lands the role she'll join actors Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston and director Kenneth Branagh when cameras start rolling next year.
On his daily photo blog, 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World' director Edgar Wright posted a new pair of photos. One of them is a nice behind-the-scenes shot of leading emo Michael Cera apparently doing some kind of levitating, face-melting guitar solo in front of a blue screen. No clue how it'll play out in the movie, but here's the pic.
Jonathan Mostow told MTV Splash Page that the film version of 'The Surrogates' will not include the villain from the graphic novel that inspired it.
If you've read the book, you know there's an enigmatic figured called Steeplejack who creates chaos by targeting the robotic surrogates of the title. The Bruce Willis character is tasked with stopping the killing spree, which has a direct affect on the humans controlling the surrogates.
"I can't give away too much about the movie, but [the villain] sort of an amalgamation of a couple of things," Mostow told MTV. "It was inspired by the Steeplejack character."
Mostow also said that he also went in different thematic directions from the source material as well. Click through for more of his comments.
'Surrogates' opens September 25.
So, Michael Cera, star of 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World' may be a flying Eddie Van Halen on screen, but his real gift has never been seen off-screen until the latest video blog from the back lot of the film...
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that the long-suffering 'Shazam!' movie is regrouping and moving forward again, this time with some guidance of the biggest DC Comics guru on the planet: Geoff Johns.
Johns is co-writing the story for the film with actor-turned-screenwriter Bill Birch. It looks as if Birch will fly solo on the script itself.
Peter Segal, who has long been attached to the project as director is still on board as director and producer.
Birch is mostly known for playing bit parts on various TV series, but recently penned the script 'One Finger Salute' which Segal is also directing.
Frankly, we here at C2F think the Captain Marvel stories would make great fodder for a kinder, gentler, family-oriented superhero movie, so we're not sure why it's been so difficult to get it launched. Hopefully Johns' involvement will be the ticket to getting this right.
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Here's the trailer for 'El Superbeasto', the animated feature from the demented mind of Rob Zombie. Learn more at ElSuperbeasto.com.
A big thanks to rock star columnist Kurt Amacker for the tip.