Will Superman Return to Smallville? Plus: Dredd revealed! Green Hornet trailer unconcealed! Wolverine movie not yet congealed! More for real! It's your Comics2Film 10.11.22!
Cartoon Network's spectacular CGI film version of Phil Hester and Andy Kuhn's Firebreather comic hits the airwaves Wednesday night. Here's a round up of links you need:
Director Darren Aronofsky told Superhero Hype that that he's looking forward to making a samurai movie in the form of The Wolverine.
"There's all the samurai elements that are really exciting," he told SHH. "I'm a big fan of Japanese movies, we're going to try to have a good time."
He declined to answer questrions about casting or characters (like the prospect of Liev Schreiber appearing in the movie) and said he's really fully immersed in his current movie, Black Swan until December. But he also praised screenwriter Chris McQuarries for writing a great screenplay, but admits they are in the process of tweaking it.
"We're trying to get it into a slightly better place but he's working on it, and I think it'll be easy to fix. Chris is an amazing writer and I'm very lucky to have him as a collaborator," Aronofsky said.
When The Losers was in theaters and releasing on the home entertainment market, comics writer Andy Diggle was a team player for sure, talking up the positive aspects of the adaptation of his breakout comics.
However, Blogomatic3000 has posted comments the writer made publicly at this past weekend's Thought Bubble comic convention. Not surprisingly, with the publicity window closed, he's a bit more willing to talk about the less desirable aspects of the movie.
"Some of [The Losers] is identical to the comic, some of it is very different. What they changed was the connecting tissue in between the action sequences that I wrote. The same stuff happens but for different reasons, so to me it kind of feels like it makes less sense," Diggle is quoted as saying. "The dust still hasn’t settled on exactly how I feel about that, some stuff I love about it, and there’s some stuff that’s cringe-worthy...There’s stuff I love and there’s stuff I hate."
C2F lands more on the hate side. The movie was definitely dumbed down. Admittedly some portions work but overall it's the loser of this summer's "Elite Military Team" trifecta that also included The A-Team and The Expendables.
Here's the latest Green Hornet trailer. We gotta admit we're warming up to this one. It arrives in theaters January 14, 2011, in standard, 3-D and IMAX screenings.
Movie casting site Feature Film Auditions has posted casting sides for the lead role in producer Christopher Nolan and director Zack Snyder's Superman movie. If you're an up-and-coming actor of the right type in the 28-32 year-old range, click through for info on who your agent should contact to put your head shot in from the the casting team for the film.
They're also running this synopsis for the movie:
Clark Kent is a freelance reporter in his early 20's, traveling all around the world covering various news stories. However, Kent is forced to fly back into action to attain a fleeing assassin instead of covering an ethnic conflict between the Ghuri and Turaaba clans in West Africa. Upon his return to form, Kent returns to Smallville to learn more about his origins and become the hero he was born to be.
Now, screenwriter David Goyer has received quite a bit of praise from Nolan and Snyder for finding a way in to the Superman mythology for 21st century audiences. However, if that synopsis is legitimate, then it's ripped directly from the 2003 comics series Superman: Birthright written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Leinil Francis Yu.
Of course, casting sides notoriously contain mid-information, sometimes because it's so early in the development process, and often times because the studio knows they will leak. So is the new Superman movie based on the Birthright comic? Details will be coming in 2011 to be certain.
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