Dose 'Superman' have a new working title? PLUS: 'The Dark Knight' scores a cool billion. The music of 'Tintin'. 'Green Lantern' is heading down under. '20th Century Boys' reviewed. 'Smallville' and more in your long and winding Comics2Film 9.2.22!
Filmonic reports that Legendary composer John Williams will be scoring 'The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn'. That's the new CGI animated movie being made by Steven Spielberg. The pair have collaborated famously on numerous movies including 'Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark' with its unforgettable score.
Empire Online takes a gander at the new live-action movie based on the manga and anime '20th Century Boys'. The verdict? 3 stars:
"Headache-inducingly convoluted plot and cast of characters but the action and faithfulness to the series is impressive. Be aware that this is definitely a trilogy and the ending reflects this."
Well, we've been calling it 'Superman: The Man of Steel' for years now, but an intrepid citizen journalist has discovered that the folks at Legendary Pictures are calling it something else now.
Alex Litel somehow gained access to a password protected area of the Legendary website, and exposed summaries for several upcoming projects including the much-puzzled-over Superman sequel. They report that the film is now being called 'Superman Unleashed'. Here's the summary they uncovered:
"Ramping up the action of its esteemed predecessor, this sequel to ‘Superman Returns’ promises to raise the stakes and take the audience to heights of action that no other superhero movie can achieve."
Not much info there, but interesting to learn they've got a new title in mind. There's been some discussion of Bryan SInger pursuing a "Superman as an angry God" approach to his sequel, and the new title certain seems to dovetail with that. On the other hand we have no idea if Singer is staying on the franchise, and many indicators seem to suggest he is not.
Litel also found summaries for the '300 Sequel', 'Batman 3', 'Akira' and others. They are all equally informative. Apparently the summaries have since been removed from the Legendary website, but /Film was able to confirm Litel's report.
Check out Mania's Box Office Report for news on 'The Dark Knight' breaking the billion dollar mark. The film is in an Oscar run-up re-release and broke the bank on Friday.
Congrats to the 'Dark Knight' crew!
Ain't it Cool News reports that 'The Green Lantern' movie will shoot in Australia later this year. Production is to be split between New South Wales and Victoria.
They source the info to the paid-subscription-only filmmaker resource Screen Hub.
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