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WONDER WOMAN, WATCHMEN, NICK FURY, AKIRA, more!

Your Comics2Film roundup to start your Monday right!

By Rob M. Worley     November 10, 2008
Source: Various

Here's your Comics2Film roundup for November 10, 2008:

'WONDER WOMAN' Rumors Redux

The hot 'Wonder Woman' buzz over the weekend was that Beyonce is lobbying the wield the lasso of truth in the long-languishing feature-film version of DC Comics last crown jewel.

The rumor today? 

IESB.net is reporting that McG may be somehow involved, kinda-sorta, as director. Or else he's on a list at Warner Bros. somewhere. Details are vague but supposedly several sources have confirmed "hearing his name circling" the project.

The director, best known for turning 'Charlies Angels' into a surprise hit, is currently at work on 'Terminator: Salvation', which opens in theaters next year.

Click through for IESB's complete report...

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.

Zack Snyder on 'Watchmen'

'Watchmen' director Zack Snyder made a stop in Australia to show off footage from the new movie and talk to reporters. Dark Horizons scored an exclusive interview with the man, and gained some interesting insights about the movie. Here's an exceprt:

Of course much of the online fan buzz lately has been about a test screening that took place a few weeks ago in Portland. Having gone through two test screenings for "300", the process is one Snyder admits he still finds "nerve-wracking", especially considering his track record - "We had the best test scores in the history of Warner Bros. with '300' and I kept telling them look the movie is not like 300, don't think that it is - it's not going to be the same experience. Some people are going to go 'what the f**k is this' and I go that's ok. That's the thing that you fight... The one thing that was cool was that anyone who had read the graphic novel who was at the screening rated the film 'excellent', for me I'm like 'I'm done'."

What's the final runtime? "I'm hoping 2 hours 42 minutes, with credits." That theatrical version however is just one of three versions of the film planned for the eventual DVD & Blu-ray release. There's also a three hour director's cut of the film with "the scenes all fleshed out", and the 'Black Freighter' version which will combine that Director's Cut with the 'Black Freighter' short film that will clock in at three-and-a-half hours. How the Black Freighter version will be incorporated and packaged is still undecided - "For me 'Black Freighter' needs its own box, it's packaged with like cool props from the movie and supplemental material. It's like this big thing you put on your shelf and go 'that's f**king Black Freighter' you know."

Snyder also refuted rumors about multiple endings for the movie. He said only one has been filmed and discussed the reasoning for it. If you missed reports from last month, fans who saw a screening of the movie expressed disappointment over changes to the original story's finale.

Check out Dark Horizons for the complete interview...

Samuel L. Jackson Down for all the 'FURY' Marvel wants

MTV Splash Page chatted with Samuel L. Jackson during press rounds for 'Soul Men'. They asked Jackson about his role as Nick Fury in upcoming Marvel movies.

Jackson anticipates having "some little piece of all" the upcoming films, leading up to 'The Avengers'.

"They've sorta given me a master plan of how they want to do it," the actor said. When asked if he'd like to be Nick Fury beyond the upcoming supporting roles Jackson said, "I'll do every movie they want to do. I'm down."

Check out the video:

Script Review: 'AKIRA' live-action

Latino review presents a dissection of the script for the live action 'Akira' movie. Overall they grade the script a "B".

"...if it indeed stays on this path, than I think it will yield something that fans will find satisfying overall and which also potentially has a lot of appeal to newcomers. I’m trying to put myself in the shoes of someone who hasn’t seen or maybe even heard of Akira before and I’m thinking that this would strike me as pretty awesome stuff. As a remake it may not be necessary, but then again what really is when we’re talking about entertainment?"

Check out the complete review...

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.

'SGT ROCK' blocked by 'BASTERDS'

On the set of 'Sherlock Holmes' producer Joel Silver told Superherohype that Guy Ritchie's planned 'Sgt. Rock' movie has been waylaid by another war pic.

"Guy did a great job on the script for 'Sgt. Rock' and I think that when (Quentin Tarantino's) 'Inglourious Basterds' was coming together so quickly, it made sense to kind of jump off that and jump onto ['Holmes'], because it was something that was really different and unique. I loved to think that one day we will make 'Sgt. Rock.' 'Inglourious Basterds' is a war movie and I'm looking forward to seeing it, but it's something that was a direct competition to 'Sgt. Rock' so I felt that we should hold off and do that when we can."

There have been alleged plans for a 'Sgt. Rock' for over ten years now.

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.

Andrea Romano on BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD

Famed voice director Andrea Romano talks with World's Finest Online about the new 'Batman: The Brave and the Bold' animated series.

Click through for the interview...

Thanks to Jim Harvey for the submission.

COMMENTS AND RESPONSES

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AMiSHPiRATE 11/10/2008 7:58:18 AM

After the Dark Knight's high quality and success, why is DC throwing away Wonder Woman?  McG makes solid enough bubblegum action, but not much else.  I still think this is the one that would open Whedon to the masses.

Samuel L. Jackson's awesome.  What other A-List stars out there would be willing to make themselves so readily available for a minor role?  Hopefully this leads to a Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD movie down the line (and hopefully sooner then later, I don't think Jackson has been taking his regular doses of the infinity forumla).

And boo Andrea Romano!  We want Susan Blu!  ... And more Andrea Romano, too!

monkeyfoot 11/10/2008 8:00:26 AM

Wonder Woman and Beyonce.........NO,NO, NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I love the woman sumpthin' awful but she is as far off from being Princess Diana as Drew Barrymore.


Watchmen: Fine.


SLJ: fine as Fury.


Akira: cool & fine.


Sgt. Rock: not a fan, so I have no feeling about it.


Batman Brave & Bold: fine.


Oh and on Beyonce being WW: NNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Wiseguy 11/10/2008 10:29:06 AM

Does SLJ know the word "no". This guy doesn't turn down any work. Looking forward to seeing his mug on all the Marvel films.

Brooke Shields or Anne Hathaway for WW, nobody else. These two have the height and the body to qualify. Wait a minute that Megan Gale that was cast for the JLA film could also work, as long as she can act.

All the Watchmen talk is driving me insane, just give me the damn movie already, please.

silversurfer 11/10/2008 11:15:27 AM

What about Rebecca Rojhmin-Stamos? She could be an interesting WW? Just a thought.

Brooke Shields to me is too old but I can understand the reason for choosing her.

Anne Hathaway could be good, but I don't know that she could handle the physical parts of doing that kind of role.

WW may work best with someone new, because the character is the draw.....so time will tell....

 

SLJ as Fury = awesome

Beyonce'? Not for WW but maybe as Misty in the Luke Cage/Powerman world?

Akira would get my money....

Please let Watchmen get to the theaters already.....

Sgt Rock would've been bettered served is Arnold was Rock....now, not so sure.

redhairs99 11/10/2008 12:37:05 PM

Still wish Whedon was handling Wonder Woman.  No one knows ass-kicking super chicks like Joss.  Plus I really want to see Morena Baccarin from Firefly as WW!

BunyonSnipe 11/10/2008 1:40:22 PM

Beyonce is not tall enough, maybe Cheetah, though...

Anne Hathaway is pretty tall, right, and she can do the stern stuff, too... hell put her through a marine corps. boot camp and a few months in the gym and she could work out...

guygardner1 11/10/2008 3:26:23 PM

Beyonce missed the Wonder Woman boat people !

Australian Super Model "Megan Gale" has already signed a water tight deal over 6 months ago to play Wonder Woman.

Trust me she is hot and as close to looking like Wonder Woman as anyone is ever going to get !

shadowhammer 11/10/2008 6:42:57 PM

Megan Gale


http://lacuevadellobo.blogspot.com/2008/08/megan-gale-es-la-nueva-candidata-para.html


Ohh la la! :-)


 


 

BlindJustice 11/10/2008 7:41:33 PM

Megan was signed on for the Justice league movie, I don't think it means she will get the solo as well. That will be up to the director.

I could see Charisma Carpenter from Buffy/Angel as WW, she has the body, the looks and knows her way around green screens and fight scenes.

I could even see Sofi Milos from CSI:Miami as the Queen of Paradise Isle.

vlomski 11/10/2008 8:57:26 PM

why does every black female star get such an ego and so attention starved that they think they deserve and warrent the attention of everyone in the world regardless of the fact that not everyone might  care for them nor think that what they do is particulary impressive? why do they always say why not pick a black woman as a brave choice and beleive that they have to be that choice?halle berry made catwoman awful as well as her egomaniacle storm iman would be a much more impressive storm , angela basset 10 years ago would have been a kick ass wonder woman, and thats just it wonder woman should be able to kick as and not just be a pretty fluffy picture! beyonce is a pampered poodle and a ridiculous choice as wonder woman as ridiculous as her repetative non sensicle run of the mill pop music.there are alot of black female stars why not pick one who is appropriate isnt already filthy rich and more talented. im tired of thispretty people new hollywood crap.

what about alexa davalos?remeber wonder wuman like electra wasnt just a brunette she was greek.......................

love sam jackson!

i wants me some sergant rock!

waiting for watchmen...........................................................

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