Those of you who follow Superman lore closely will already know that the opening of Bryan Singer‘s Superman Returns was originally intended to be different than what played in theaters. The opening that was shot and ultimately discarded sees Superman (Brandon Routh) making his return to Krypton where he finds a barren rock laced with kryptonite.

The scene laid the groundwork for a few moments in the film we did eventually see, but was evidently deemed unfit to open the movie. The sequence showed up as a bonus feature on the recent Superman Anthology blu-ray set, and now it is online. Check it out below. Read More »

‘Dylan Dog: Dead of Night’ Trailer

Someone must’ve watched Superman Returns and thought Clark Kent and Jimmy Olsen made a fun pairing, because the duo behind the roles are teamed up once again in Dylan Dog: Dead of Night. The film is an adaptation of the Italian horror comics series about a paranormal investigator whose latest case finds him dealing with all manner of vampires, werewolves, zombies and guardians of Hell. Brandon Routh stars as the eponymous lead character, and Sam Huntington joins him as his undead assistant/comedic relief sidekick. Taye Diggs, Peter Stormare and wrestler Kurt Angle also appear in various villainous capacities. We saw a low-res Italian trailer for the film last month, but now there’s a domestic trailer. Watch it after the break. Read More »

Italian ‘Dylan Dog: Dead of Night’ Trailer

It’s been almost three years since we first reported that Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) had been cast as the title character in Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, with TMNT director Kevin Munroe set to helm. The good news is that the film will finally be released on March 16, 2011. The bad news is that the good news only applies if you’re Italian. Although the project seems to be getting a fair amount of attention in Italy, there’s been very little hype or buzz in the US. Dylan Dog has yet to be picked up by an American distributor.

Both the film and the original comic, titled Dylan Dog, center around a paranormal investigator whose work brings him into contact with all manner of supernatural monsters. Italian distributor MovieMax has recently released a new trailer (dubbed in Italian). Check it out after the jump. Read More »

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Zack Snyder Looking for a Middle Aged Superman?

We don’t know much about the new Superman movie. We’ve heard from a few sources that Zod is the villain, although even that Zack Snyder has written off as just a rumor. While another report claimed that David Goyer’s script follows Clark Kent, a journalist traveling the world “trying to decide if he should, in fact, even become Superman.” Snyder has said that the film is not a remake, won’t be connected at all to the Richard Donner films, based on any particular comic, and will probably feature the character’s early days. And everyone is wondering who will play Superman this time around, and now we have a report that claims they are looking for someone aged 35-40 to play the man of steel.

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With Zack Snyder confirmed to direct Superman, questions about the film have turned to other topics: who will star, and what will the film be about? The second question has a vague answer now, as Mr. Snyder has said that the film is not a remake or based on any particular comic, and will feature the character’s early days. Read More »

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Brandon Routh won’t be in the new Zack Snyder-directed Superman, or so we’re told. Which is too bad; after meeting resistance when he first got the role, I think a lot of people have grown used to the idea of Mr. Routh as Superman. Earning good will in Scott Pilgrim didn’t hurt, through the rather dire-looking Dylan Dog might. Regardless, now he’s booked a role in the indie Missing William. He may play opposite real-life wife Courtney Ford, who is in talks for the lead female role.

Mr. Routh will be the childhood sweetheart of a woman who is trying to nurse her husband to health after he’s injured in a fight. A love triangle naturally develops, “with the woman torn between the brain-damaged husband she loves and the hunky former flame who got away.” Kenn Macrae will direct from a script by Daniel McKinnon. [TheWrap]

After the break, Ray Liotta works with Christian Slater, and Jay Baruchel’s hockey comedy Goon gets Liev Schreiber. Read More »

Sales Trailer: Dead of Night

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We’ve wondered when we’d see a trailer for the Dylan Dog comic book adaptation Dead of Night, and now that a sales trailer has arrived, it’s easy to see why so little material has been forthcoming. This one looks pretty terrible. Already earning frequent comparisons to Buffy the Vampire Slayer thanks to over-lit scenes, TV-worthy staging and the very Buffy-like makeup, it isn’t too difficult to guess why this one doesn’t yet have distribution. Read More »

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It’s over two years now that we’ve been hearing about TMNT director Kevin Munroe‘s adaptation of the Italian comic series Dylan Dog. News that Brandon Routh would play the character first bubbled up in early 2008, and the film shot last year. It doesn’t yet have a US distributor (hence a lack of major presence at Comic Con this year) but will premiere in Italy later this year.

Now there’s an Italian news report that has the first clips of footage, including shots of Routh in character. Read More »

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Universal Pictures has released a new featurette for Edgar Wright‘s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Based on the comic book series written by Bryan Lee O’Malley, Scott Pilgrim tells the story of a charming and jobless 22-year-old who must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil ex-boyfriends in order to win her heart. The new two and a half minute featurette focuses on the fantastical comic book world of the movie, and the film’s crazy hybrid storyline. Watch it now embedded after the jump.
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