TIFF Movie Review: Defendor


Peter Stebbings feature directing debut Defendor is not your typical superhero movie. Actually, it features no super powers, and the vigilantism is more Home Alone than Death Wish. It’s a character piece with both dramatic and comic elements. Defendor successfully attempts to both subvert and inhabit the superhero genre in a much MUCH different way than Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming adaptation of Kick-Ass.

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Twitch has a short clip from the odd-looking superhero movie Defendor, starring Woody Harrelson and Kat Dennings. We’ve already run some photos, which got me interested in the film immediately, and this clip looks great. Check it out after the break. Read More »

Kat Dennings Cast in Superhero Dramedy

Nick and Norah’ Infinite Playlist star Kat Dennings is in talks to join Peter StebbingsDefendor. Woody Harrelson plays a regular guy who believes he has a secret superhero identity. Dennings will play a teenage girl who he befriends. Sandra Oh will play his psychiatrist. I imagine that the film will be something like K-Pax meets Unbreakable, but I could be totally wrong. I was so excited when they Hancock went into production (but obviously disappointed with the final production) because I think the film world could use a take on superheroes which steps beyond the standard comic book adaptation. Maybe Defendor might be a step in that direction. Stebbings will make his directorial debut, with production set to begin next month in Toronto.

source: THR