'Thor' movie to succeed now that Stan Lee's cameo is set. Plus: Tarantino skips 'Green Lantern'. More gushing praise for 'Scott Pilgrim'. Debney scoring 'Iron Man 2' and more! Born in a house with the television always on, it's your Comics2Film 9.12.7!
Quentin Tarantino is clearly a comics fans, with shout-outs appearing in many of his movies like 'Reservoir Dogs', 'Kill Bill' and 'True Romance' to name a few. Reportedly he's responsible for the humorous Silver Surfer debate that runs throughout 'Crimson Tide' (on which he did some uncredited work). Very recently he told MTV Splash Page that 'Inglorious Basterds' was influenced by Marvel's 'Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos'.
So when is Tarantino going to do a comic book adaptation of his own? Well, MTV Splash Page reports that he was one of the first director's Warner Bros. sought for 'Green Lantern'.
"I was offered the 'Green Lantern,'" Tarantino said. "Not since it's been a script, but just like, 'Hey we own the 'Green Lantern.' Would you like it?'"
But, Tarantino passed on the opportunity, and the film is now in the hands of Martin Campbell. Tarantino has commented in the past that comic fans are too hard to please and he echoed that sentiment to MTV. He also said that he's not ruling out the idea of doing a superhero movie.
"It wouldn't be an existing comic book character," he said. "I'm a writer. I'd want to use my imagination and not have to fight with geeks' memories of how this character should be and, 'Oh, I cast an actor as opposed to a bodybuilder' or it's not as good as the way [DC Comics artist] Neal Adams drew him.' If I were to do something like that, I would want the fun of coming up with the superhero myself."
C2F isn't sure exactly if or when this was previously announced, but via Twitter, Jon Favreau has revealed that composer John Debney is providing the score for the 'Iron Man 2' movie. Yesterday afternoon Favsy posted, "More weekend editing as well as scoring session with @JohnDebney."
Debney is a veteran composer with a career of scoring film that spans 30 years. He's worked with Favreau previously on 'Elf' and 'Zathura' but our favorite Debney score is the brassy, driving music that backed Robert Rodriguez's 'Sin City'.
C2F has been anxiously awaiting the trailer for 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World', Edgar Wright's adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's awesome comic series. The film stars Michael Cera in the lead role. Wright has been screening bits and pieces for his inner circle, who have been twittering praise for it.
The latest is Greg Mottola, director of 'Superbad', 'Adventureland' and the upcoming 'Paul', who may be one of the first to actually see an entire cut of the movie. Mottola liked what he saw, offering a number of effusive posts o' praise via Twitter yesterday morning.
'Scott Pilgrim vs The World' is due out in 2010 from Universal Pictures.
Come on, Wiseguy. Are you on board yet?
You gotta love Stan Lee. Even with the limitations of Twitter's 140 character limit, the man can lay on the hyperbole. Take for example his account of a recent conversation about his upcoming 'Thor' cameo, which he shared with his followers last night.
What do you think, Maniacs? Can we now rest easy that Thor is going to be a smash? Post your comments below...