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SUPERGIRL Rumors Swiftly Shot Down

Plus: THE FORGOTTEN, SWAMP THING, DARK DAYS and more!

By Rob M .Worley     December 23, 2009
Source: Various


Comics2Film: SUPERGIRL by Amanda Conner (slideshow)
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'Supergirl' rumors swiftly shot down. Plus: Rogers writing 'the forgotten'. Silver talks 'Swamp Thing' 3D. A report on '30 Days of Night: Dark Days'  and more! It's beginning to look a lot like your Comics2Film 9.12.23!

 

 

Studio 407'S NIGHT AND FOG Optioned

From a press release

Studio 407 announced that their sci-fi horror property 'Night and Fog' has been optioned for film by renown producer Gil Adler and Shane McCarthy. No stranger to comic book material, Adler has produced such comic book films as 'Constantine,' 'Superman Returns,' as well most recently 'Dead of Night' which was based on the popular Italian comic book Dylan Dog.

Said Adler: “This material is definitely in my strike zone in more ways than one. And having produced the “Tales from the Crypt” series and some Dark Castle horror films, I can say horror’s a genre I know intrinsically. But what really appealed to me wasn’t so much the genre trappings, but rather the characters that really drive this story.”

Tied to an unsolved mystery from World War 2, Night and Fog, tells the story of a “Frankenstein” like infectious mist unleashed on a military base that transforms its victims into preternatural creatures of the night. But when the survivors try to kill them, they adapt and change into something even more horrific and unstoppable. Caught in between, is a security officer on the base who must escape this gauntlet of horror to save his children before the creatures kill them or the fog infects them.

Added Adler: “When I read this I knew I had to take it off the market. It’s a great high-concept that blends the gothic horror of the Hammer films with the sci-fi horror of “Aliens” and “The Thing.”

“We’re really excited to see Gil’s take on the story,” remarked Studio 407 Managing director Alex Leung. “We’re also honored to be working with an experienced guy like Gil, who knows how to play up iconic figures and can tie them into a horror setting. He’s the perfect person to bring Night and Fog to life”.

Adler and McCarthy are also working together to produce the adaptation of “Havana Nocturne” along with Eric Eisner, and recently optioned Ken Bruen’s crime thriller “Tower.” Leung will also serve as a producer on the film, having worked on Jackie Chan’s “Around the World in 80 Days” as an associate producer, and most recently executive produced the horror film “Hunter” with Stallion Media (“Punisher: WarZone”).

Night and Fog is currently available in comic shops in the single issue format and digitally on I-Phone through Comixology. It will be hitting stores in a trade format April/May 2010.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.

 

 

30 DAYS OF NIGHT: DARK DAYS Report

Shock Till You Drop has an in-depth talk with J.R. Young, producer of '30 Days of Night: Dark Days'. Young tells you everything you need to know about the just-wrapped sequel based on the comics of Steve Niles.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.

 

 

John Rogers to write THE FORGOTTEN

A few weeks back C2F at Mania told you that producers Don Murphy and Susan Montford of Angryfilms and Claire Polstein and John Wells of John Wells Productions had renewed their option on the film rights to Jareth Grealish and Evan Young's comic 'the forgotten' (lowercase intentional).

In our report Grealish talked about a high-profile writer being on board although he could not disclose the writer's name.

Now /Film is reporting that the writer is none other than John Rogers. Rogers has previously teamed with Angryfilms on the early drafts of the first 'Transformers' movie. He's also the creator of the buzzworthy TNT original series 'Leverage' and the writer of some fine DC Comics titles as well.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.

 

 

Silver Talks SWAMP THING, WONDER WOMAN, SGT. ROCK and LOBO

Out promoting 'Sherlock Holmes', producer Joel Silver also chatted with MTV Splash Page about his plans for various DC Comics Characters.

Although director Guy Ritchie has been cagey with his recent comments about the 'Lobo' movie, Silver said that he aims to make the film "very soon."

Silver was less optimistic about the long-languishing 'Wonder Woman' project, which seems to currently be stalled. He said his people are awaiting word from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment about how they want to handle the character.

The producer refused to address reports that the 'Sgt. Rock' movie would be set in the future, but expressed that there's good momentum on the project right now. The most recent news on that one is that director Francis Lawrence is on board.

Finally, he got to the project C2F is waiting for: the return of 'Swamp Thing' as a moody horror film. As with the previous film, Silver was terse on details but confirmed that he hopes to do the movie in 3D.

"Yeah, if we pull it together and if the script works, that's our intention," he said.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.

 

 

SUPERGIRL Rumor Swiftly Shot Down

One of this week's rumors had music star and Kanye West victim Taylor Swift "in talks" to play 'Supergirl' in a feature film. Hollywood Scoop published the report citing an "industry insider" as their source.

Although the story rang absurd enough to really need no debunking, we asked a source at DC Entertainment if there was any truth to the Swift talk.

"None," our source said of the report. "Pretty funny though, but no truth whatsoever. I'd love to know who the 'hollywood insider' is because that's as clueless a thing as I've heard all year."

So, those of you who were actually looking forward to 'Supergirl! The Love Story' starring Taylor Swift: Sorry. It's not happening.

COMMENTS AND RESPONSES

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noahbody 12/23/2009 7:55:41 AM

How about we worry about the Man first?!

DC needs to get off their @$$s and Marvel up to the plate.

manjisan 12/23/2009 7:56:56 AM

THANK GOD supergirl was shot down

Wiseguy 12/23/2009 8:03:13 AM

Best news of the day is NO Supergirl starring Taylor Swift. I bet this rumor was started by her own people. So does this mean that the Hawkman part of the report was true?, I sure hope so

 SWAMP THING, WONDER WOMAN, SGT. ROCK and LOBO? Would love to see all these get the green light. But WW and Swamp would be at the top of my list. Especially a 3D Swamp Thing, I'm getting an AVATAR vibe just thinking about it with all the lush colors

Really looking forward to Dark Days. Too bad George didn't come along. It sounds like the studio hasn't decided dvd or theatrical release, at least that's what I think he meant. I hope it's good enough for a theater run.

 

Lsn22s 12/23/2009 8:14:27 AM

i never heard this taylor swift as supergirl rumor....but i laughed quite heartily right now reading this....taylor swift huh? man, i hope kanye west publicly disrespects me one day so i can get some tabloid shine too....honestly now, why does anyone give a damn about Taylor Swift again?

Lsn22s 12/23/2009 8:24:28 AM

wiseguy...cosign on swamp thing 3d being awesome, having seen avatar 3d i totally feel what you're saying...especially it being darker material...it would be cool to see them use 3d to accentuate the "horror" as well...3d swamp thing would be insanely immersive...

i would love to see wonder woman also, i'm just not confident it would be marketed successfully, i totally believe it could be, i just dont think it will...

Lobo...i really want this movie to be great...but Lobo is such crazy material to adapt i really have to see where  they're going with it before i get my hopes up...

damn i hope they make Hawkman...couple minor adjustments for the big screen and this could really be something...we'll see...

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 12/23/2009 8:25:29 AM

You know who I think could write a mean Swamp Thing screenplay?  Neil Gaiman.  It seems like something in his vein.

That Night and Fog sounds really interesting and I hope with an idea like that that it falls into the right hands and doesn't blow.  I'd say Frank Darabont but he probably wouldn't touch it because it "seems" even title and all a little to close to the Mist but the way he handled that movie sounds like he'd give this one a fair stab.

I'm really interested in what Ritchie will bring in not only the superhero genre but to the sci-fi genre as well.  We already know - somewhat - of what he's brought to the mystery, Victorian(?) Age (I know that's not right) genre something definitely outside of his usual as well.

I think they don't want to make a Supergirl movie because they're afraid it'll turn out better than that abomination Superman Lives - which took me three separate run throughs to finish.  And I was watcing it completely free off of my roommate's DVD and later off of the television.  Yeah, it took me a couple of years, too.  I was kidding about them worrying about Supergirl being better, though.

If they are going to set Sgt. Rock in the future they need to give the movie a new name and just create a new character.  Period.

almostunbiased 12/23/2009 9:17:24 AM

Ok, I'm just going to say that most female superheros suck.  HOT, but just ripoffs of male versions. 

silversurfer 12/23/2009 10:49:53 AM

I find it funny that "Supergirl" and "Taylor Swift" appear in the same sentence.

mike10 12/23/2009 11:03:39 AM

 Supergirl if done properly could be a good movie especially if it follows the stories being done in the DC comics over the last couple of months or years.

 Supergirl is not the bright and happy girl from the Helen Slater movies or the golden age comics. She is tough, stronger than Superman and in the beginning did not have a problem hurting someone that got in her way, like Wonder Woman on steriods. She could kick ass and look sexy doing it. 

silversurfer 12/23/2009 12:57:15 PM

@Mike10:

I don't think that anyone here really has a problem with Supergirl per se, but Taylor Swift doesn't really say kick ass to me? 

If done properly, I honestly do think it could be something cool, and she would have to be someone just like you said: Aggressive and non-Superman. That's the only way it would/could work. I'd actually be all for that.

Superheroines don't suck (ha), the problem is that there aren't enough of them that a woman or a woman's group wouldn't look at as sexist, by way of the wardrobe first and formost. Plus the pool of women who could pull of these roles are few and we've probably seen them all....

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