Zack Snyder‘s reveal of Ben Affleck‘s new Batsuit was international news. Fans everywhere analyzed the photo like it was evidence in a murder trial, dissecting the costume’s texture, the size of specific elements, Affleck’s muscular structure, and more. Snyder specifically released the photo in black and white, leaving the color of the suit up for debate. Photoshoppers everywhere took the hint and colored-in the image giving fans a bunch of options of what the suit might really look like.
Some might remember, long before the world saw the suit, director, Batman fan and friend of Affleck Kevin Smith admitted he’d seen it. “You have not seen this costume in a movie, on film before,” Smith said at the time, “For a comic book fan, it was mind-bending.” Well, the photo Snyder released kind of looks like other suits, so Smith clarified his original statement. He said the suit he saw was the Frank Miller-designed, Dark Knight Returns combo of blue and grey. Read More »
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The SyFy channel is making a big new push to air adaptations of comic books. One, based on the Oni Press title Letter 44, has been in the works for a bit. But there are two additions: a show based on the series Clone, originally from Image Comics. And then the big one: a series adaptation of Frank Miller‘s early sci-fi story Ronin, in which a 13th Century ronin gets a new chance to avenge his master’s death. The ronin is transported into the 21st century, where (and when) his master’s murderer has been incarnated as a demon. Get a few details on the potential Ronin TV series below. Read More »
Nearly ten years after the original Sin City, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller go back to seedy streets with Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. The aesthetic approach is the same: black and white, dotted with color. The technique, which heavily relies upon green screen shooting, is hopefully much refined after a decade of practice and technological advances. There’s a new long Sin City: A Dame to Kill For TV spot today; and the one-minute mini-trailer is a good way to take a look at the film. Read More »
Here’s the first Sin City: A Dame to Kill For trailer, from Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller. Nine years after the release of the first film, the duo has created a sequel that once again splashes Miller’s distinct visual style on the screen. Blending some of Miller’s previously published stories with new material, the film has a giant cast (of course) and appears to be just as grim and relentless as the first. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 12th, 2013 by Angie Han
How often do you get to jump from Hotel Transylvania 2 to The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) in just a few lines? After the jump:
- The Inbetweeners Movie 2 adds a Pitch Perfect star
- Peter Berg wants to do The Rundown 2 with Dwayne Johnson
- Frank Miller‘s Xerxes won’t arrive in time for the 300 premiere
- Read the updated synopsis for 22 Jump Street
- Watch a new set video from Transformers: Age of Extinction
- Hotel Transylvania 2 gets some promotional art
- And so does The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)
- Leaked art from the new Alien game teases Ripley’s kid, maybe
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When Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. announced that the follow-up to Man of Steel would feature a conflict between Batman and Superman, many questions were raised. The title is one; we’re using Batman vs Superman for the time being, but the final title could be different. The precise story is another question, especially since Snyder used a line from Frank Miller‘s The Dark Knight Returns to introduce the concept to an audience at Comic C0n. While we know that the film won’t be a direct adaptation of Miller’s series, that planted a seed of expectation in fans.
The other big question is: who will play Batman? Warner Bros. needs a new actor, as Christian Bale’s time in the cowl expired with the end of Christopher Nolan’s directorial run. Armie Hammer, once cast as Batman in a Justice League film that never happened, has been once name people are asking about. He says he doesn’t want to do it. Armie’s interest or lack thereof might not even matter, as the new rumor is that Warner Bros. is willing to cast an older actor in the role — fueling more speculation that The Dark Knight Returns will be more of an influence than Snyder suggested at first. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 1st, 2013 by Angie Han
At last month’s San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros. announced their plans for a Batman vs. Superman film by reading a passage from Frank Miller‘s comic book classic The Dark Knight Returns. Judging by the deafening roar and frantic tweeting that followed, the news was a welcome shock for fans the world over. That includes Miller himself, who apparently had no idea about the studio’s plans to pit the characters against one another.
Now that they’ve been revealed, however, the comic book author / artist is ready to get involved with the new film. Indeed, he’s reportedly scheduled a meeting with director Zack Snyder to “go over the plans” for the project. Whatever that means. More on their planned discussion after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, June 17th, 2013 by Angie Han
2013 was supposed to be the year of Frank Miller. There were two adaptations of his books due out in the second half of this year, 300: Rise of an Empire and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. But Warner Bros. decided last month to push the former back to 2014, and now Dimension Films is following suit with the latter.
Sadly, that means Miller aficionados will be waiting almost a whole extra year to revisit his grim and gritty town. But hey, we’ve been waiting on a sequel for seven years already — what’s one more? Hit the jump to get the new date.
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