Want to see an awesome set from The Wolverine? Will the movie feature ninjas? Who is Mark Millar trying to cast for SuperCrooks? Has David Goyer revealed something about Dark Knight Rises deleted scenes? What’s up with The Mandarin‘s tattoo and rings in Iron Man 3? Is Paul Thomas Anderson a fan of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight films? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, June 4th, 2012 by Angie Han
With Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine, and Marion Cotillard all set to appear in Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises, it seems like Leonardo DiCaprio was one of the few Inception stars who wasn’t invited to the party. As it turns out, however, the production nearly did cast DiCaprio, as one of the most famous Batman villains.
In a recent interview, screenwriter David Goyer revealed that once upon a time, Warner Bros. had pushed for The Riddler to be the big bad in Nolan’s film, with hopes that DiCaprio would agree to play him. More details after the jump.
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Briefly: In March 2010 Legendary Pictures announced that it would make a new Godzilla film. All the wrongs done by Roland Emmerich’s 1998 film would be made right, and we would get a sci-fi creature feature that stands up to the best films in the long-running character’s history. That was the idea, at least, but in almost two years since that deal was announced we still know almost nothing about what Legendary is doing with Godzilla.
We know that Gareth Edwards, director of Monsters, is in the director’s chair. We’ve heard that there will be other monsters in the film. David Callaham drafted a script, and last time we had any reliable word it was that David Goyer was writing a new draft. That was in July of this year.
Now there is a new writer: Max Borenstein, who wrote Art of the Steal, a draft of The Seventh Son and did some work on Legendary’s Jimi Hendrix movie. None of which tells us anything at all about what he’s likely to do with Godzilla, but that’s all THR has to offer.
Warner Bros. isn’t the only studio getting behind the idea of recasting the young life of Renaissance poster boy Leonardo da Vinci as an action movie. Last year, WB started working on Leonardo Da Vinci and the Soldiers of Forever, written by Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern) from a pitch by producers Adrian Askarieh, Roy Lee and Doug Davison.
Now Universal has its own ‘young Leo’ film: a spec simply called Leonardo, by Jonny Kurzman, with Watchmen and Hellboy producer Larry Gordon producing. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 by Angie Han
As with film, not every television project that enters development actually makes it to the screen — but sighing over what could’ve been is a task for some other day. Today, our curiosity is piqued by some of the more interesting-sounding series in the works, including shows by Transformers helmer Michael Bay (how’s he gonna fit all those explosions on a tiny screen?) and Dark Knight writer David Goyer. I don’t know that I’d actually want to follow all of these series if they actually made it to air, but I’ll be keeping an eye on them to see how they pan out. After the jump:
- Starz orders Da Vinci’s Demons, by Dark Knight writer David Goyer
- Michael Bay will exec produce Outsiders for The CW
- NBC buys a new comedy by Scrubs writer Tim Hobert and the guy who played intern Lonnie on same
- Showtime buys a new comedy from the Farrelly Bros.
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One of the most-exploited pulp characters in film history is the Invisible Man, inspired by an 1897 story penned by H.G. Wells. The 1933 The Invisible Man directed by James Whale and starring Claude Rains remains the most enduring screen vision of the character, but there are dozens of other films that either adapt Wells’ story or are heavily inspired by it.
The next might be from the pen of David Goyer (Man of Steel, plus the Blade and Christopher Nolan Batman films) who announced his version in 2007. He now says his script is inspired by the pulpy action/comedy tone of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes. Read More »
Warner Bros. is racing to get Superman back on screen, and one report says that a new talent has been recruited to assist. Kurt Johnstad, who worked with Zack Snyder on 300 and the script for that film’s in-development sequel, as well as on The Last Photograph, has reportedly been hired to do a rewrite on Man of Steel. Read More »
Briefly: Development has been relatively quiet on Legendary Pictures’ new Godzilla movie, announced last year and quickly confused with Pacific Rim, another giant monster movie the company is developing. But Godzilla hasn’t gone anywhere, and now the film has a new writer: David Goyer, who has worked on the Batman and Superman films from Legendary and Warner Bros. His script is what helped push forward the new Superman movie, Man of Steel.
Deadline says that David Goyer will rewrite David Callaham‘s script, adding only that the idea is to “approach the film and its characters in the most authentic manner possible.” In other words: this won’t be anything like the terrible 1998 Roland Emmerich movie. (Or so everyone hopes.) No word on whether any of the layer of allegory that added depth to some of the Japanese Godzilla films will be present. Hopefully Godzilla will be more than the world’s biggest terrorist. Gareth Edwards (Monsters) is set to direct the film.
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