Over the weekend we ran a clip from the documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? from Jon Schnepp, which chronicles Tim Burton‘s failed attempt to make a Superman movie starring Nicolas Cage. The film was in development and pre-production in the ’90s, based originally on a script from Kevin Smith, with a final revision from Dan Gilroy, who would eventually write and direct Nightcrawler.
The first ten minutes of The Death of Superman Lives are now online, and the long clip proves to be a good introduction to the story. It features Bryan Singer using still-infamous photos of Nic Cage in a Superman suit as a counter to exec interference on Superman Returns, and the disembodied head of comics writer Grant Morrison setting the stage for what could have been a very different Superman story. Read More »
Cross a film off of Kevin Smith‘s long to-do list. The writer/director just completed Yoga Hosers, his teenage superhero/thriller starring Harley Quinn Smith (Smith’s daughter) and Lily-Rose Depp (Johnny Depp’s daughter). We know he’s done because Smith tweeted about the status, and posted an image of the end credits, which tease that the characters will be back in Moose Jaws.
Below, check out the images and read more about Smith’s upcoming work.
UPDATE: The first images from the film are now online. Check them out below. Read More »
In a world full of comic book adaptations, one would think that a massive comic book fan and filmmaker like Kevin Smith might get the chance to bring one of the character’s from ink to screen. However, Smith’s writing and directing style hasn’t exactly shown the potential for tentpole material (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing). Sure, Smith has written comic books, but that’s much different than creating a feature film around them.
However, Smith was recently asked about the potential of him ever directing a comic book project. And while he dismisses the thought of that ever coming to fruition, he did offer up an intriguing character that he would like to bring to life. Find out the character who would be at the center of this hypothetical Kevin Smith comic book movie after the jump. Read More »
You’re in luck, this is a jam-packed edition of sequel bits. Below, read about the following.
- Paul Feig confirms that his Ghostbusters will have up to date tech.
- Kevin Smith compares Clerks 3 to Shakespeare’s King Lear.
- Simon Pegg said Star Trek Beyond shoots later this month and the first script was just finished.
- Independence Day 2 adds a star from The Dark Knight.
- Producer Mark Wahlberg said if the fans come out for Entourage, they’ll do one more.
- Jackie Chan tells TMZ Rush Hour 4 is coming.
- See 6 character posters from Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation.
- Harry Potter screenwriter Steve Kloves was available to help J.K. Rowling on Fantastic Beasts.
- Justin Lin talks the story of Star Trek Beyond.
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Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness.
Header Photo: Kevin Tong‘s Stellar Mondo Art for Brad Bird’s Sci-Fi ‘Tomorrowland‘
15 Movies You Won’t Believe Took So Long To Get Made
How ‘Kill the Boy’ Folded in Two ‘Game of Thrones’ Storylines to Improve Upon the Source Material
The ‘Star Wars’ LEGO Death Star Playset Reimagined With a Beautiful LEGO Friends Makeover
10 Most Messed-Up Versions Of The Hero’s Journey
The naked hypocrisy of Game Of Thrones’ nudity
Tomorrowland poster by MATT NEEDLE
Does ‘Orphan Black‘ Have a ‘Homeland‘ Problem?
EX MACHINA And The Art Of Character Identification
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When Brodie, TS, Gwen and maybe even Shannon Hamilton return to the big screen, there won’t be a “2” at the end of their title. Kevin Smith revealed on Twitter that the title to Mallrats 2, the sequel to his 1995 cult comedy, is MallBrats. Read more about the Mallrats 2 title below. Read More »
Let’s be honest. When you think of cameos in movies today, you think of Stan Lee. The Marvel legend obviously didn’t invent the cameo, but he’s made it his own over the past twenty years in everything from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the Spider-Man films, X-Men films and even Mallrats. That last one, more of an extended cameo, was directed by Kevin Smith who himself has had a good run with cameos both as an actor and director.
So what better combo than Lee and Smith to do a quick short called Cameo School which itself features some funny cameos? Smith directed Lee, who stars, but Smith also appears. Check it out below. Read More »
Sometimes logistics force a filmmaker’s hand. Originally Kevin Smith was aiming to shoot Mallrats 2 in 2016, after Clerks 3, Hit Somebody, and Moose Jaws. However, Smith and his team found a mall they can shoot in and seriously mess up that won’t be around next year. Because of that, he just announced he’s going to make Mallrats 2 next. Read more about Mallrats 2, including news on more returning cast members, below. Read More »
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Kevin Smith‘s Mallrats 2 is a long way away, but the director is already having a ton of fun with it. Over the past few weeks, he’s been in contact with the bulk of his original cast and tweeting images announcing they’ll be back for the sequel. At first, his tweets suggested he was trying to get 12 members of the original cast back but recently that number ballooned to 15. Who are the newest additions? Who could he still be going for? Read the updated Mallrats 2 casting below. Read More »
A few years back, Kevin Smith said he was retiring. That changed when a spark ignited new passion in the filmmaker; now we’re getting movie after movie from Smith. He first had that inspiration in the early ’90s when he raised $27,000 to make a little black and white movie called Clerks. Now, over twenty years later, that incredible story is becoming a movie. It’s called Shooting Clerks, and after going the crowd-funding route in 2014, the first Shooting Clerks trailer is now out. See it below. Read More »