'Transformers' roster revealed! Plus: Hugh Jackman wants to premiere 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' in your home town! More 'Scott Pilgrim' set photos. 'Red' dawning at Summit? 'Men in Black' returning? The daily column that's only happy when it rains, it's your Comics2Film 9.4.3!
In case you missed it, Mania posted a report yesterday that suggests a third 'Men in Black' movie may be in the works.
The announcement was made by Sony President of Worldwide Distribution Rory Bruer at the recent ShoWest event. No other details were given.
The original 'Men In Black' stood for years as the most successful adaptation of a comic book in history. The record stood until 'Spider-Man' came along and toppled it, ushering in the Marvel age of comic book movies. The film spawned a lackluster sequel, but the concept is solid enough that we can't really fault the studio for going back and giving the franchise another shot.
Comics2Film at Mania.com has heard that Jon and Erich Hoeber's script based on the DC/Wildstorm comic 'Red' is creating plenty of buzz at Summit Entertainment.
The comic, written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Cully Hamner, deals with a former black-ops CIA agent in quiet retirement...that is until a high-tech assassin shows up intent on killing him. The agent must now reassemble his team in order to save his loved ones.
Summit snatched up the film rights last summer and word is that the Hoeber brothers' script is "phenomenal." Look for this one to heat up soon.
It appears that 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World' director Edgar Wright has abandoned the craptacular MySpace as his platform for looping fans into the production. All week, the latest set photos from the film have appeared on the far-more-pleasant EdgarWrightHere.com (which uses Flickr for its photo hosting).
Want Hugh Jackman to host a premiere of 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' in your home town? In a video message, Hugh Jackman says the cast of the film will invade your neighborhood if you can rally the community to demand it. Check it out:
So if you want a premiere on Monday, April 27, visit the official site at X-MenOrigins.com, and vote in the "X marks the spot" contest. The winning town will be announced on April 20.
'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' opens May 1.
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