Archive for July 18, 2012
The Screen Rant editorial team is back with episode forty-eight of the Screen Rant Underground.
Join host Ben Kendrick as well as fellow SR editors Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw who, still loopy and short on sleep, take on Comic-Con’s coolest reveals (Godzilla, Man of Steel, Ant-Man, and more) as well as recount the best and worst moments from SDCC 2012 in this special edition podcast. Also, Ant gets his own theme song.
Screen Rant Underground is available in the iTunes Music Store (where you can subscribe as well as download individual episodes) but if you’re not near your home computer, check out our forty-eighth episode in the player below.
Also, Screen Rant Underground is an EXPLICIT podcast. We don’t go out of our way to say controversial things or use explicit language but it does ...
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2012 is well on the way to cementing its status as a turning point for superhero cinema. By year’s end, The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises will likely emerge as the two highest-grossing films of the year, and virtually every other superhero franchise has a sequel or reboot in various states of development. However, while everyone is familiar with the costumed heroes of The Amazing Spider-man and the upcoming Man of Steel, some heroes may be brand-new to most moviegoers.
Case in point, The Vancouver Sun reports that a film based on Canadian hero, Captain Canuck, is officially in the works. The character, created in 1975 by illustrator Richard Comely, is a Canadian security officer who develops super-strength and speed after being exposed to extraterrestrial Zeta rays.
Screenwriter Arne Olsen beat out hundreds of writers to ...
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Disney is developing Peter and the Starcatchers, a film adaptation of the popular 2004 children’s fantasy adventure novel that’s already been turned into a Tony-winning stage production.
The book (co-written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson) is a standalone Peter Pan tale that takes place prior to the events of J.M. Barrie’s famous story about the boy who never grew up. Hence, it’s considered a Peter Pan prequel, by default.
THR reports that four-time Oscar-nominee Gary Ross has entered talks to helm Peter and the Starcatchers, where he would work from an initial script draft penned by Jesse Wigutow (who’s also writing the upcoming Crow reboot). It’s one of a few projects competing to become Ross’ directorial followup to his mega-successful Hunger Games adaptation – the other being the historical fiction/adventure ...
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As usual – talk about whatever you like as long as it’s related to movies, TV or Screen Rant itself – just remember to play nice.
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With "John Carter" tanking, director Andrew Stanton is going back to animation and has come onboard a sequel to the 2003 Pixar effort "Finding Nemo" which he co-directed says THR.
Victoria Strouse is writing the script while Lindsey Collins is producing with a 2016 release being targeted. The project joins a fairly full upcoming line-up for the company including "Monsters University," "The Good Dinosaur" and two untitled projects.
Up until the release of "Toy Story 3", the original 'Nemo' was Pixar's biggest earner with $868 million worldwide.