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The latest film about the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy is Parkland, named for the hospital that received Kennedy after he was shot in Dallas. The film is the directorial debut of journalist Peter Landesman, and features a high-profile cast playing the many people who surrounded the President at the time: Ron Livingston and Billy Bob Thronton are secret service agents, Paul Giamatti is Arnold Zapruder, Zac Efron and Marcia Gay Harden are Parkland employees, and Jacki Weaver and James Badge Dale are Lee Harvey Oswald’s immediate family.

The first trailer clearly feels the weight of history, and you can watch it below.  Read More »

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Power to the people Marc Webb, Martin Sheen and Andrew Garfield. We’ve got information on your movie, The Amazing Spider-Man, and so much more in today’s Superhero Bits. Want to know the latest buzz on the return of the Spider-Man musical? How real are the stunts, and lizard makeup, in The Amazing Spider-Man? Would you like to see some of the Easter eggs in Thor and possibly even Captain America: The First Avenger? New Avengers info? Green Lantern poster? And could an actor known as Superman be going over to Marvel? Raise a fist and find out about all of this and more in this edition of today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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JLA

ObsessedwithFilm is reporting that casting has begun on the Justice League of America movie in New York, Vancourver and Toronto. Warner Bros have hired casting directors Susan Shopmaker (The Holiday, Mean Girls), Michelle Allen (Dead Like Me) and RDC Casting (The Shipping News), and sides have been posted for multiple roles on an industry audition site Showfax. However, the roles are all listed under vague codenames like “Male Option #1″, and the actual sides available to subscribers are actually scenes taken from Sidney Lumet’s Networ, Rob Reiner’s Few Good Men, and Gus Van Sant’s Good Will Hunting. You can see some of the sides here, here and here. Thanks to green of the SHH forums and moviehole for the info.

Having two of the casting offices in Canada seems to indicate that some (or much) of the filming may take place up north. Vancouver also happens to be the same place where Smallville tapes, which may further fuel the rumors of Tom Welling playing Superman (despite public denials from bough Alfred Gough and Welling’s management).

JLAAm I the only one starting to get tired of all the recent JLA news and rumors? It seems like anytime new word breaks, it’s quickly followed the next day by a retraction with new exciting information. It’s not that I don’t believe the film is going to happen, it’s definitely going down. Warner Bros wants to rush this film into production by March 2008, before the potential strike. Even the LA Times has confirmed this as fact.

It now seems like the film won’t be filmed using Motion Capture after all. That’s right, we’re back to a live action JLA movie. This is too bad, because the idea of a 3D computer animated film appealed to me more than the live-action concept. IESB, who is at the forefront of all the new Justice League of America information is now reporting that only a few underwater sequences and computer generated characters will be created using motion capture. Smallville star Tom Welling is also supposedly in talks to play Superman in the flick. Series producer Alfred Gough is denying the story over at SupermanHomepage. Filming a JLA flick early next year could run into scheduling problems with the Smallville television series. So who knows what’s really going on.

I’m sure by late next week the film will be a black and white 3D movie using digital recreated versions of Christian Bale and Brandon Routh (I kid, I kid). I just wish Warner Bros would just make the official announcement already. George Miller is obviously attached. Please WB, stop this rumor madness and just tell us what’s going on!

Bad Ideas: Superman to star in Teen Wolf Remake

teenwolflong.jpgRemember the old Teen Wolf movies? The original 1985 Michael J Fox film was a staple in the 1980′s. Although a 5.3 imdb.com rating makes us question our cinematic memories. DH is reporting that a remake is in the works with a female in the lead. And get this, Smallville star Tom Welling has been cast in a supporting role (romantic interest?). Canadian High Schools are being scouted for a 2007 shoot.

Teen Wolf Too, a lower budget sequel starring Jason Bateman, was released and quickly forgotten (the movie is currently on imdb’s bottom 100 movies of all time). A Teen Wolf 3 was even announced sometime before Teen Wolf Too was released, but due to poor box office of the second film it was never produced.

Let’s hope they don’t call this one Teen Wolf Again. Better yet, let’s hope the project falls into development hell.

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