'Trek' doc Karl Urban joins the cast of 'Red'. Plus: New 'Green Lantern' casting rumors. Wright talks 'Scott Pilgrim' music. 'Planet Hulk' gets bi-coastal bow and more! Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it Comics2Film 9.12.21!
Latino Review (who says they don't usually like to report casting rumors, and if they do and the rumors fizzle, people must understand that it's because publicists and actors lie to the press) is offering up the latest round of casting rumors on the 'Green Lantern'. They are presenting an outsourced report of what they claim is the list of actresses up for the role of Carol Ferris in the film.
Their list of rumored candidates: Eva Green ('Casino Royale'), Keri Russell ('Felicity'), Diane Kruger ('National Treasure'), Blake Lively ('Gossip Girl') and Jennifer Garner ('Alias').
The LR's report runs under the headline that one of the five will [emphasis theirs] be cast in the role, and since the movie is set to film early in 2010, the casting folks better start making decisions soon.
Ryan Reynolds, of course, plays the lead role of Green Lantern Hal Jordan, in the film directed by Martin Campbell.
/Film points its readers to a two-hour BBC Radio 6 broadcast hosted by Edgar Wright, director of 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World'. Apparently Wright talks a bit about the soundtrack for the music-oriented film.
Fans can listen for the music of Metric, Kevin Canning, Handsome Boy Modeling School, a Cornelius remix of Beck’s "Mixed Bizness" and Frank Black doing "I Hear Ramona Sing".
The site also presents some quotes from Wright about the above music choices. Check out /Film's report for more details or give the show a listen at the link above.
Before the 'Planet Hulk' animated movie drops on DVD if February, it'll enjoy bi-coastal theatrical premieres in New York City and Los Angeles, according to Newsarama.
On January 14th, the Paley Centers for Media in both cities will host "An Evening of Planet Hulk" which includes a screening and panel discussion. Tickets are free and will be distributed via NewYorkComicCon.com beginning on December 23rd.
The first teaser trailer for Luc Besson's comic-based period genre pic 'Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec' is now online.
The film is based on the Franco-Belgian comic series of the same name. We can tell you that the teaser offers up a nice-looking glimpse of a Pterodactyl terrorizing Paris!
There's also a website for the film at AdeleBlancSec-leFilm.com, although for now it's nothing more than an email collection form.
Various websites are reporting on a press conference held on the set of Robert Rodriguez's currently-filming 'Predators'. The director also chatted about plans (or lack thereof) for 'Sin City 2'.
"Yeah, we still talk about doing that as early as later next year. I haven't gotten to that yet," Rodriguez is quoted as saying by ComingSoon.net. The director also admitted he can't be sure when it'll actually film.
"I know Frank wants to do it. I know I want to do it. It's always sort of a 'time permitting' kind of thing. But it's not like I can tell you definitely we're starting . It's not my next picture, I know that. It doesn't mean that it's not the picture right after 'cause that's still a possibility," Rodriguez said.
There's been a script prepared for the film since 2007 but the director said they'd likely revisit it before going into production.
"It's one Frank wrote and we have to look at it now and go, 'Is this really the one?' I think it's built up so much that, like, are we really going to satisfy everybody with what we have or should we add to it? It's the thing we had always talked about doing, but now two years later we'd probably make some adjustments. Nothing that would take a long time. We could already start and in pre-production fix anything we wanted to," he said.
Last October, a producer on the film told C2F that the sequel would be based on an original screenplay by Miller. However, Rodriguez says the script they have in hand is based on pre-existing graphic novels, "with some original stuff added to kind of catch us up to the character."
Rodriguez has also been sitting on the film rights to Mike Allred's 'Madman' comics for over a decade now.
At the same press event Rodriguez told reporters, "Yeah, I still have that. It's at Weinstein. They still have that for me to produce. So after doing this I have some ideas on how to bring that to life. But that would be good to do."
The filmmaker purchased the option for the film in 1999, back when Allred's comics still had an audience. At various times it appeared to "the next film" on Rodriguez's radar but, for whatever reasons, would always get bumped in favor of another project. Since then interest in Madman comics has cooled significantly.
ComingSoon.net reports that, during the same 'Predators' press conference, actor Topher Grace said he's heard nothing of the planned 'Venom' movie. Sony announced the project this year as a spin-off featuring the character Grace played in 'Spider-Man 3'.
Grace said he hasn't been approached about the movie.
If we're not reporting a new 'Thor' cast member today, then it must be time to report on a new 'Red' cast member.
Comics2Film at Mania can exclusively report that actor Karl Urban has joined the swelling ranks of the film. Already cast are Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Mary-Louise Parker, John C. Reilly, Helen Mirren, Julian McMahon, Brian Cox, Ernest Borgnine and Richard Dreyfuss.
Urban was seen recently playing Doctor "Bones" McCoy in 'Star Trek'. He also recently completed a turn in the manhwa-to-film adaptation of TOKYOPOP's 'Priest'.
The film, based on Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner's comic, focuses on a retired CIA agent targeted for death by a mysterious assassin. The film expands greatly on the comic series (which Ellis says should be thought of as a "short story").
Our source tells us Urban is playing the role of "Cooper" but offered few details about the part. We've also that McMahon ('Fantastic Four', 'Nip/Tuck') is playing none other than the Vice President of the United States. Finally, our source confirmed that Borgnine and Dreyfuss have signed their deals for the film.
'Red' rolls cameras this January in Toronto.