We don’t know much about the new Superman movie. We’ve heard from a few sources that Zod is the villain, although even that Zack Snyder has written off as just a rumor. While another report claimed that David Goyer’s script follows Clark Kent, a journalist traveling the world “trying to decide if he should, in fact, even become Superman.” Snyder has said that the film is not a remake, won’t be connected at all to the Richard Donner films, based on any particular comic, and will probably feature the character’s early days. And everyone is wondering who will play Superman this time around, and now we have a report that claims they are looking for someone aged 35-40 to play the man of steel.
Zack Snyder Says ‘Superman’ Will Focus On Early Days Of Superman; Not Based On Any Particular Comic Run
Posted on Monday, October 18th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
With Zack Snyder confirmed to direct Superman, questions about the film have turned to other topics: who will star, and what will the film be about? The second question has a vague answer now, as Mr. Snyder has said that the film is not a remake or based on any particular comic, and will feature the character’s early days. Read More »
Casting Notes: Brandon Routh in ‘Missing William’; Ray Liotta in ‘The River Sorrow’; Liev Schreiber in ‘Goon’
Posted on Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Brandon Routh won’t be in the new Zack Snyder-directed Superman, or so we’re told. Which is too bad; after meeting resistance when he first got the role, I think a lot of people have grown used to the idea of Mr. Routh as Superman. Earning good will in Scott Pilgrim didn’t hurt, through the rather dire-looking Dylan Dog might. Regardless, now he’s booked a role in the indie Missing William. He may play opposite real-life wife Courtney Ford, who is in talks for the lead female role.
Mr. Routh will be the childhood sweetheart of a woman who is trying to nurse her husband to health after he’s injured in a fight. A love triangle naturally develops, “with the woman torn between the brain-damaged husband she loves and the hunky former flame who got away.” Kenn Macrae will direct from a script by Daniel McKinnon. [TheWrap]
After the break, Ray Liotta works with Christian Slater, and Jay Baruchel’s hockey comedy Goon gets Liev Schreiber. Read More »
We’ve wondered when we’d see a trailer for the Dylan Dog comic book adaptation Dead of Night, and now that a sales trailer has arrived, it’s easy to see why so little material has been forthcoming. This one looks pretty terrible. Already earning frequent comparisons to Buffy the Vampire Slayer thanks to over-lit scenes, TV-worthy staging and the very Buffy-like makeup, it isn’t too difficult to guess why this one doesn’t yet have distribution. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 by Russ Fischer
It’s over two years now that we’ve been hearing about TMNT director Kevin Munroe‘s adaptation of the Italian comic series Dylan Dog. News that Brandon Routh would play the character first bubbled up in early 2008, and the film shot last year. It doesn’t yet have a US distributor (hence a lack of major presence at Comic Con this year) but will premiere in Italy later this year.
Now there’s an Italian news report that has the first clips of footage, including shots of Routh in character. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Universal Pictures has released a new featurette for Edgar Wright‘s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Based on the comic book series written by Bryan Lee O’Malley, Scott Pilgrim tells the story of a charming and jobless 22-year-old who must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil ex-boyfriends in order to win her heart. The new two and a half minute featurette focuses on the fantastical comic book world of the movie, and the film’s crazy hybrid storyline. Watch it now embedded after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, June 17th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
We’ve seen a teaser and a full trailer for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Edgar Wright‘s adaptation of the graphic novel series by Bryan Lee O’Malley. Now there’s an international trailer that sells the tale of Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) a bass player and sorta-slacker who falls for Ramona Flowers (Mary-Elizabeth Winstead) but must defeat her seven evil exes before they can truly be together. Lots of new footage in this one, including a good look at Brandon Routh. Read More »
Posted on Friday, June 11th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Universal Pictures has released six new character posters for Edgar Wright‘s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Based on the comic book series written by Bryan Lee O’Malley, Scott Pilgrim tells the story of a charming and jobless 22-year-old who must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil ex-boyfriends in order to win her heart. The new character posters showcase Ramona Flower’s seven evil evil Exes. Check them out, after the jump.
Posted on Monday, May 31st, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Universal Pictures has released the first full-length movie trailer for Edgar Wright‘s upcoming action-comedy Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Based on the comic book series written by Bryan Lee O’Malley, Pilgrim tells the story of a charming and jobless 22-year-old who must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil ex-boyfriends in order to win her heart. The new trailer will be attached to Get Him To The Greek, but has been put online once the Scott Pilgrim facebook page reached 100,000 fans (which happened at 1:30am on Monday morning).
The new trailer is pretty awesome, and has me even more excited about the film than the initial teaser. The only thing I didn’t like was the lame “it’s on like Donkey Kong” tagline which I’m sure was the “genius” idea of the Universal’s marketing team. Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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AMC seems pretty high on Frank Darabont‘s The Walking Dead, a series adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s comics. Andrew Lincoln stars as Rick Grimes, with Jon Bernthal as his partner before the story’s zombie apocalypse takes place.
Now there’s word that Brandon Routh is ‘a lock’ for a role in the series. No role is mentioned, and Bloody Disgusting‘s casting report is otherwise light on details. Meanwhile, what’s up with Dylan Dog, the Routh-starring adaptation of the comic series of the same name? It has an Italian premiere scheduled for this fall, but no US distributor yet. Maybe that will change if Routh kills in Scott Pilgrim.
After the break, an addition to Green Lantern and details on a new secret comedy produced by Todd Phillips. Read More »