'Superman/Batman 2' on the way. Plus: 'Green Lantern' flies out of Australia. Crazy 'Ninja Turtles' animated movie clip online. Hood ready for 'Wolverine 2' and more! Called neither Pedro, nor Craigford, nor Swimming. We are called your Comics2Film 9.10.16!
In the ever-blurring lines of cross-pollination between comics and films, Variety reports that comic publisher Zenescope Entertainment has purchased the publishing rights to the horror comics series 'Horrorscope'. They've also picked up the option to develop feature films, toys and video games based on the premise.
The book was created by entertainer Brian Evans, who apparently has a colorful history that includes time as a Vegas lounge singer, an actor with appearances on various early 1990s TV shows, as well as some brushes with the law.
The concept involves a young psychic whose murder triggers vengeance-seeking signs of the Zodiac.
The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Warner Bros has officially ruled out Australia as a filming location for 'Green Lantern'. The rising value of the Aussie dollar has been cited as a problem in the past. As of last week the currency was almost on par with the U.S. dollar wiping out much of the perceived extra value for shooting there.
Apparently there had been some ongoing negotiations between the studio and the New South Wales Film and Television Office but ultimately the economics of the situation prevented the production from happening there.
Warner Bros said that the world economy is calling much of their overseas productions into question and they have been reassessing film projects in other countries as well.
The Reporter echoed past reports that indicated Mexico would likely be the new location for the film, or perhaps Canada.
However, C2F heard from its own sources this week that Louisiana was still a likely home for 'Green Lantern'.
When 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' hits stores next week fans will have their pick of collectible exclusives at various retailers. Target will host a transforming Bumblebee package. Yahoo! has rolled out a video clip demonstrating the weird looking disc box:
The Comics Continuum chatted with comics creator Steve Niles about the soon-to-lense sequel to the feature film '30 Days of Night'.
"We're about two weeks off of shooting the sequel, 'Dark Days'," Niles told the Continuum in a video interview.
Fans of the comic series know that 'Dark Days' puts Stella Olemaun in the leading role. Having survived the events of the first series (and the movie), Stella joins a global network of vampire hunters. She seeks to destroy the secret society of bloodsuckers both by outing them to the public via her book (also titled "30 Days of Night") and by attacking them directly.
As previously reported, Niles wrote the script for the film with director Ben Ketai, who helmed the previous internet series '30 Days of Night: Blood Trails' for FEARNet.
As far as casting the sequel, Niles said their first priority is their leading lady.
"What we're gonna do first is try to get Melissa [George] back," Niles said. "She's the only survivor of the first movie really, so there weren't that many people to bring back."
Click through for the complete interview and more on Niles work in comics and films.
Actor Chris Evans told MTV Splash Page that the toughest thing about his role in 'Scott Pilgrim vs the World' was trying to master the skate board enough to be a credible skater on-screen. He said he was given weeks of training for his on-camera skating.
"I got comfortable enough...but then of course, on the day of shooting, it all went out the window and I embarrassed myself miserably," he told MTV. But all the training was not in vain, reports Evans. "I actually pulled off one stunt that I did not think I was going to. You can probably pick it out of the movie. It's just one big ollie... and I did it."
Check out Evans' complete comments...
Director Gavin Hood talked with Rotten Tomatoes about his experiences filming 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' as well as his upcoming projects, which he hopes will include 'Wolverine 2'.
"All that's happened at the moment is that the studio has just commissioned the script for 'Wolverine 2' to be written. Whether that film will ever get made will depend on so many factors -- whether the studio likes the script, whether they find a director who responds to the script. Might that be me? Sure, I'd be extremely interested and thrilled if they were to send it to me," Hood said.
The director also talks about his creative decisions on the first movie, what it was like to get Hugh Jackman naked, and the state of film-making in South Africa following the success of 'District 9'.
Click through for the complete Q & A...
Perhaps you heard about 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles Forever' at Comic-Con back in the summer. It's a feature-length animated movie that finds the current cartoon turtles somehow teaming up with the 1980s versions of the characters. Hilarity ensues.
Check out this footage that recently went online:
Comics2Film can exclusively report that Warner Premiere is so happy with the performance of the 'Superman/Batman: Public Enemies' home video release that they're looking into the first sequel to come out of their highly-successful direct-to-home animated feature slate.
Details are sketchy for 'Superman/Batman 2' but most likely it'll draw from one of the subsequent story lines from the Jeph Loeb comics series.
If we were running the circus we'd go with the timeline twisting "Absolute Power" or the ultimate Maximus alternate-reality bending "With a Vengeance" (altough that story may be too similar to the 'Crisis on Two Earths' movie that's on the way). Of course, we'd also dig seeing the lighthearted, post-Loeb "L'il League" story brought to animated life.
And if DC Universe is looking for Superman/Batman team-ups, the well certainly goes deeper than the 2003-present series, with team up books going all the way back to the early 1940s.
What do you think, Maniacs? What storyline would you like to see in 'Superman/Batman 2'?