Every few weeks we hear the same thing about the hypothetical Deadpool movie. We hear the script is great, but incredibly hard-R, and no one is willing to move ahead because of that. The script in question is the work of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, writers who exploded on the scene with the 2009 film Zombieland and penned this week’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation. We spoke to the duo about G.I. Joe earlier this week, so check back for that, but I also had to bring up Deadpool.
Reese and Wernick confirmed that star Ryan Reynolds and director Tim Miller are both still on board, the test footage is amazing, they’ve discussed the project with 20th Century Fox’s Marvel mastermind Mark Millar and casually mentioned that the script can be found online, almost inviting fans to read it and tell executives they want to see the movie.
Read their quotes below and check back later this week to hear about death, rewrites and main characters in G.I. Joe Retaliation. Read More »
Please Recommend /Film on Facebook
Newly anointed 20th Century Fox Marvel guru Mark Millar has had that job for less than a month and in that time he’s already proved his worth in quotes. As is usually with the boisterous comic book creator, he’s had no problem talking about the three main Marvel properties currently in different stages of development at Fox: The Wolverine directed by James Mangold, Fantastic Four directed by Josh Trank and X-Men: Days of Future Past, directed by Matthew Vaughn. And while the first film is already shooting and the second is still a ways off, the sequel to X-Men: First Class should be the next one to go into production.
Millar spoke to SFX Magazine about the film and called it “X-Men” meets “The Terminator,” confirming that it has robots in it. Can you say Sentinels? Also, another Marvel property in development at Fox, Deadpool, gets a brief update from its director, Tim Miller. Read about all of this after the jump. Read More »
Video game fans are well-aware that Halo 4 is hitting stores November 6. It’s the gaming equivalent of The Dark Knight Rises or The Avengers being released: a guaranteed blockbuster with huge, mass appeal across multiple mediums. The difference is Halo 4 will probably gross more because it costs $60 a pop instead of $15. But unlike the standard practice of popular movies being turned into video games, popular video games don’t always get turned into movies. Halo in particular has a long, storied history of filmmakers trying to make it to the big screen. To date, it hasn’t happened.
Today, we get a huge live-action version of Halo in commercial form. Oscar-nominated director David Fincher has produced a TV spot for the game, directed by Tim Miller, the creative director of Blur Studios, who helped Fincher on the title sequence to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. It the latest in a long history of Halo commercials getting a Hollywood upgrade.
Check out the commerical, when delves into the past of Master Chief, after the jump. Read More »
With X-Men: First Class hitting DVD this week, a few of the film’s participants have been making the press rounds. The most connected of them is producer Lauren Shuler Donner, who has talked about The Wolverine and Deadpool during her press contacts.
The big news, such as it is, is that she says the sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine is less a sequel than a related film, and that thanks to Hugh Jackman‘s Les Miserables shoot and Wolverine workout schedule, it might not shoot until at least summer 2012. More comments are after the break. Read More »
One of the men responsible for making the X-Men and Daredevil look super now has a superhero all to himself. Deadline just announced that Tim Miller, who has done special effects work on films such as X-Men, X2, Daredevil, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Night at the Museum and more has been tapped to direct the Deadpool movie, which they refer to as X-Men Origins: Deadpool (requests to Fox to confirm this title have yet to be answered). It’ll star Ryan Reynolds as “the merc with a mouth,” from a script by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Last year’s panel for The Goon, Eric Powell‘s odd comic book series about two friends who (to grossly over-simplify) live in a city infested by a plague of zombies, was unbridled insanity. This year’s panel was a lot more restrained, despite the presence of returning moderator Ben Garant.
This year it was all about the movie that is in development based on The Goon, so things were a little more restrained. Producer David Fincher was in the house, and while the panel wasn’t all business (by a long shot) it definitely focused more on what the movie might be and how it could get made than anything else. Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
Director David Fincher (Se7en, Zodiac) is set to co-direct, oversee and produce an animated feature film based on Heavy Metal Magazine, the adult fantasy and sci-fi publication founded in the ’70s that’s still in print today. The R-rated flick will consist of eight or nine individual animated tales, each to be helmed by a different director, so expect some rather far-out names added to the project shortly.
At this time, Fincher, Kevin Eastman, who co-created Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and now owns and runs Heavy Metal (hmm, didn’t know that), and Tim Miller, whose California-based Blur Studio (Transformers: The Game, NFL graphics on Fox) will handle the animation, will each produce and helm a tale, leaving five or six open for those whose brain/PC is calculator-less. Scantily clad babes (and dudes) with hyper-musculature wielding axes and beheading mega-beasts via the mind who brought Fight Club to life. Ooh la la. Not even the most bummed dude on Earth is bumming on a random carpet stain today. And again, major props to Paramount Pictures for allowing Fincher to do whatever he pleases.
Some may recall that two animated Heavy Metal (1981′s Heavy Metal, Heavy Metal 2000) films already exist, both of which are usually found in the cult section of the video store you used to go to. Somewhere Sexman is trying to pass for 18 with a mustache made from chocolate milk, I have no doubt.
Discuss: \m/ or …zzzz?
Source Link: Variety