'Spider-Man 4' director Sam Raimi says he "loves the lizard Plus: Bendis likes 'Thor' script. Plaza talks 'Scott Pilgrim'. Imagi contemplates 'Astroy Boy II' and more! This was no boating accident, this is your Comics2Film 9.10.13!
At last weekend's Pittsburgh Comic-Con, comics creator Brian Michael Bendis dropped a mention of the 'Thor' movie development. Remember, Bendis and other Marvel writers were called in to consult with director Kenneth Branagh on the script for the film, and were regaled with a one-man-show by the actor/director who played the whole story out for them.
Comic Book Resources covered the Pittsburgh show in which Bendis was asked about the movie.
"I'm Thor. A Jewy Thor," Bendis said when asked about the film's casting but then added, "I was reading the new script just last night. Very, very good."
Comics2Film recently broke the news about a Spike TV animated pilot for Garth Ennis and Amanda Conner's comic 'The Pro' that was in development.
On his blog, comics great Jimmy Palmiotti (who also co-created and inked the book) says the effort to bring the concept to Spike has run aground.
"As you guys know, we have been going the animation route with adapting the comic book that Garth Ennis, Amanda Conner and myself created, The Pro. Well, we have given up on that since we did a killer demo that went nowhere...and no, we cannot show you it because we don't own it and would get sued...and I am sick of lawyers as is," Writes Palmiotti.
The comics creator now says they're thinking of taking the project into live-action. And who do they favor for the lead role of a prostitute superhero?
"...my first and favorite candidate is Sarah Silverman. First off, she is funny as hell and I think has the right attitude. Second, she can act...which is important for this to work and last, she has more balls than most people I know and would be willing and able to pull this off just right, in my opinion. I also think the big screen needs to see more of her."
What do you think, Maniacs? Could you go for a live-action version of THE PRO starring Sarah Silverman? C2F could! Post your comments below...
The video interview site MakingOf.com chatted with comedic actress Aubrey Plaza, currently seen on the TV series 'Parks & Recreation'.
She'll also be seen in the upcoming 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World' in which she plays Julie Powers. Plaza talks about the casting process (which included getting actors who resembled their comic book counterparts). She also describes the quirky young love + kung fu + video games vibe Edgar Wright's movie going to throw at audiences next year.
Well, 'Astro Boy' hasn't yet arrived in theaters, but word from The Hollywood Reporter is that the Hong Kong based Imagi is contemplating a sequel.
The film opened in Hong Kong last week, and hit Japan on Saturday. It'll continue to roll out throughout Asia before it hits U.S. theaters on October 23rd. Early reaction in the East is that the movie is an acceptable Americanization of the Japanese original.
If the positive reaction continues, the film may spawn a sequel. We just caught the flick yesterday and can tell you that it definitely ends on a "continuing adventures of" beat.
However, next up for Imagi is the 'Gatchaman' relaunch.
MTV News scored an exclusive phone interview with Sam Raimi and took the opportunity to quiz him about the upcoming 'Spider-Man 4'. Specifically, they tried to get the goods on the villain of the piece.
Raimi was mum on the specifics but admitted that he loves the character of The Lizard.
"There's a great story there in the Marvel comic books about Dr. Connors," Raimi said, referring to the scientist (played in previous films by Dylan Baker) who tragically turns himself into a reptilian monster.
Raimi also admitted he's less familiar with the Carnage character, who is a spin-off from part three's villain, Venom. But for this go-round, Raimi aims to return to the finely-honed story-telling that made the first two films great. The villain will act in service to that.
"What we're trying to do right now is really understand the journey Peter is going to go on this time and have the villain maybe be a counter to that growth, something that he has to overcome," Raimi told MTV. "Or maybe he has to grow in a way to overcome the villain, because there always seem to be stories of coming of age, of a young man growing up and learning things about life, so once we are identifying the exact movement that Peter has to grow to, I think the villain—and we're trying this right now; we're trying to choose a villain based on who would be the proper counter to that growth, so we really have dramatic conflict."
Here's the audio of the interview for Raimi's complete comments:
What do you think, Maniacs? Is Raimi going to do Spidey proud this time out? Post your comments below...