Archive for June 5, 2012
[Update: There are conflicting reports as to the status of Black Panther. Scroll down for details.]
Comic book movie rumors are coming hard and fast in the summer 2012 season, and all of them are exciting. There has already been much speculation about plot points of both Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 - what villains will be featured, how they will build towards Avengers 2, etc. – and now we have yet another Marvel movie rumor that is sure to titillate fans:
Our friends over at Latino Review are continuing to drop exclusives like they’re going out of style, and the latest comes ...
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Ahead of the trailer release tomorrow, Disney has unleashed four stills from its CG animated feature Wreck-It Ralph which is set in a world of arcade game characters.
"'The Break-Up' scribe Jeremy Garelick has signed on to perform re-writes on David Diamond and David Weissman's most recent draft of New Line’s reboot of the Police Academy franchise…" (full details)
"Clint Mansell has replaced the previously linked (but not confirmed) Philip Glass to deliver the score for Park Chan-Wook's English-language debut 'Stoker'…" (full details)
"'The Words' is coming out from CBS Films on September 7th, up two weeks from its original September 21st slot. The literary plagiarism drama stars Bradley Cooper, Olivia Wilde, Dennis Quaid, Zoe Saldana and Jeremy Irons…" (full details)
"New Blu-ray release dates include 'Lockout' and 'Get the Gringo' on July 17th, 'Footnote' on July 24th, 'Kill List' on August 14th, 'Titanic 3D' on September 14th, and 'Finding Nemo 3D' on December 4th…" (full details)
"Marvel is planning a 10-disc Blu-ray collection called "Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled" which brings together the six key films and throws in a bonus disc…" (full details)
"Norwegian author Anne Holt's eight novel series about lesbian cop Hanne Wilhelmsen is set to be adapted for television by Graham King TV. The novelist will serve as an executive producer on the project which Anne Thomopoulos ("Rome," "Camelot") will also produce…" (full details)
"Aaron Sorkin says he hasn’t decided yet what aspects of Steve Jobs’ life and career he will focus on in the movie he is writing about the late co-founder of Apple, but he does plan to treat Jobs like a hero…" (full details)
"A rare 1932 cover illustration of 'Tintin in America' fetched a record 1.3 million euros ($1.7 million) at an auction in Paris on the weekend…" (full details)
"Participant Media has acquired all North American rights to Chavez, directed by Diego Luna and starring Michael Pena in the title role…" (full details)
"'Snow White and the Huntsman' director Rupert Sanders says he's working on a project best described as a science fiction version of Gillo Pontecorvo's 1966 classic 'The Battle of Algiers'…" (full details)
"Iron Man" and "Cowboys vs. Aliens" helmer Jon Favreau is on top of a list of directors to helm the big screen adaptation of Tony Award-winning 2005 Broadway musical "Jersey Boys" for GK Films and Sony Pictures reports Variety.
'Jersey' tells the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons - a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. The group sold 175 million records worldwide before they were thirty.
The show has pulled in over $1 billion in ticket sales worldwide, and this film will use much of the same music from the stage show including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You".
John Logan is adapting the script while Graham King and Tim Headington are producing.
The proposed live-action "Star Wars" TV series has been in development for years now, and Den of Geek recently spoke with Lucasfilm producer Rick McCallum who spoke about the tone, the project's current status, and the economic realities.
As of now, "we have spent three and a half years on and there are 50 hours totally scripted... Well, they’re all second draft scripts and it would probably take a year of prep before shooting would start, but that’s because they’re all very complex" he says.
A big concern is the content which will NOT be targeted at the kids - "These stories are adult. I mean…these are like Deadwood in space. [It's] so unlike anything you’ve ever associated with George before in relation to Star Wars. These aren't for kids. I mean, we hope they’ll watch, but it's not being targeted at 8-to-9 year old boys."
The main factor holding it back? Cost. "The situation we have is that each episode – or if you put two hour long episodes together – is bigger than any film we've ever done. It's on the Avatar level and we'll only have about $5-6 million we can spend on each episode" he says.
He just won best actor at the Cannes Film Festival the other week, now Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen has landed another high profile gig - he'll play Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the upcoming NBC series "Hannibal" says Variety.
"Pushing Daisies" creator Bryan Fuller is producing the series which expands upon the early events alluded to in Thomas Harris' novel "Red Dragon". The story will be set in Lecter's early days and the time he and Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) work together to solve crimes, the latter unaware of the former's psychopathic tendencies.
Mikkelsen is best known for his role as the villain Le Chiffre in 2006's "Casino Royale". Filming will begin shortly for the 13-episode first season which will likely debut early next year.