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UPDATED: Supermax script now in the hands of the studio. Not the Green Arrow prison movie

Posted by LiveFor on September 9, 2009

supermaxThe last mention of the Green Arrow in prison film was back in August when David Goyer (The Dark Knight) said “We’re working on that. We’re about to bring on another writer. Obviously, Warner Bros. is now heavily into mining all of the various DC properties.”

Now Bloody Disgusting broke the news today that screenwriting duo Christopher Allen Nelson and Mitch Rouse have sold their original spec horror screenplay Supermax to Columbia Pictures. The film is being executive produced by DeVon Franklin and Doug Belgard for Sony and executive produced by Sean Robins and Todd Garner for Broken Road Productions.

The weird thing is the Supermax synopsis BD use. Previously it has always been mentioned that Green Arrow was getting sent to prison and then has to escape. However, the news synopsis below has no mention of Green Arrow and instead the main character appears to be a prison guard.

The film takes place in a maximum-security prison where super natural criminals are held. A prison guard is forced to join forces with a lethal inmate after a riot ensues in the jail. The two men must fight their way through an army of monsters and mad men to make it out alive.

It also says a prison for the Supernatural and that it is an original script? Is this an all new film unrelated to the Green Arrow Super Max? I am not sure if this is a definite change, but it would be sad for Green Arrow to be out of the picture. I will keep digging and keep you posted.

The film is scheduled to being shooting in early 2010.

UPDATE: Looks as if this is definitely not the Green Arrow Super Max film. However, as the new Supermax with the supernatural is awfully similar to the David Goyer Super Max film then it looks as if one will live and one will die. I reckon DC will pull the Green Arrow version and use him in a high profile film at some point

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Super Max – Green Arrow still heading for prison

Posted by LiveFor on August 24, 2009

green-arrowGreen Arrow, or rather Ollie Queen, is a great character in the DC Universe and he does deserve a shot at the big screen.

It has been a long time since there has been any mention of his movie debut in David Goyer’s (The Dark Knight) prison film, Super Max. This is the one where Green Arrow is wrongly imprisoned in a high tech prison alongside many of the super villains he put inside.

Past updates have included the juicy rumours that bad guys such as Lex Luthor, The Riddler and The Joker would cameo. Although the Joker would be seen in name only – “His name is a throwaway. He’s on a cell,” Goyer said. “You don’t actually see him, just his name on a cell. It’s a real Easter Egg. That’s one cross-pollination we would stay away from [doing more with].”

Recently MTV spoke to Goyer about many things and the topic of Super Max was raised.

“We’re working on that. We’re about to bring on another writer,” Goyer told MTV News. “Obviously, Warner Bros. is now heavily into mining all of the various DC properties.”

Justin Marks was last mentioned with regards having a crack at the script. Plus Goyer is busy at work on his TV show Fast Forward so it is not clear how much time he will be able to spend on Super Max, but he did have some interesting words to say about how the story developed. Looks as if the prison came first.

“We came up with the idea and thought it could work in either the Marvel or the DC universe,” he explained. “It needed that type of character and there are analogues in both universes. Green Arrow seemed to make the most amount of sense.” As for whether “Super Max” is making any forward progress these days, Goyer simply said, “It’s definitely something we’re developing.”

Previously Goyer had said that the prison itself was a major character, “It’s a very, very awesome prison. I majored in architecture in college, and design is how I actually started in. For ‘Super Max,’ designing that prison, it had to be the kind of thing that was a character in and of itself,” Marks said. “We’re in a world where instead of just trying to contain a guy who’s really big, you’re trying to contain a guy who can — in the case of Icicle — who can freeze things. What kind of a cell would a guy like that need in order to have his powers neutralized? So to escape from Supermax they have got to go through the most elaborate heist we’ve ever seen, involving superpowers. Because the prison itself kind of has superpowers!”

Which side character is Goyer’s favourite? “The Tattoo Man is in there which seemed like a no brainer if you’re doing a movie about a super prison — having a character with super tattoos,” Goyer said. “Amanda Waller’s in there as well from the Suicide Squad. Those are probably the two I like the most, after Green Arrow.”

I really hope that this does eventually see the light of day as I think it would be a great film. Who doesn’t love an escape movie.

Okay, now what super villains would you like to see held in the Super Max and, more importantly, who could play Green Arrow?

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Judge Dredd concept art – Looks very nice

Posted by LiveFor on January 8, 2009

I mentioned back near the start of December that Rebellion where trying to get a new Judge Dredd film going. Well now it looks as if things are moving forward with this concept art found by io9.
This lovely concept art was done by the comic book artist Jock who has worked on 2000AD, The Losers, Green Arrow: Year One and Hellblazer. Looks mighty fine indeed and looks as if they will be sticking closer to the comic than Stallone’s Dredd movie ever did.

Current suggestion over in the Forum as to who could play Dredd are Christian Bale, Jason Statham, Bruce Campbell (he has the chin), Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell, The Rock and Billy Zane.

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Green Arrow: Supermax – Justin Marks talks about that and Hack/Slash

Posted by LiveFor on November 1, 2008

The self-proclaimed screenwriter of “all things geeky,” Justin Marks stopped by the CBR Boat Show at Comic-Con International in San Diego to talk about his numerous film projects. In this exclusive on-camera interview, Marks discusses with CBR Executive Producer Jonah Weiland the status of “Hack/Slash,” the forthcoming live-action adaptation of Tim Seeley’s hit Devil’s Due horror-comedy series about Cassie Hack, a hero Marks describes as a “motherfucking ass-kicking bitch” with “the heart and soul of a teenage girl.”

Marks, who’s also involved with big-screen versions of Voltron, He-Man and Street Fighter (“my film resume looks like a yard sale in 1991”) also updates fans on “Green Arrow: Escape From Super Max,” which he’s working on with “Batman Begins” co-writer David S. Goyer.
Source: CBR

What do you think of that?
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Brandon Routh is still Superman. News on Batman, Green Arrow, Green Lantern and The Flash

Posted by LiveFor on October 10, 2008


Latino Review have been speaking to DC Comics President Paul Levitz about the current status of the third Batman film, which will hopefully be directed by Christopher Nolan, as well as Superman: The Man of Steel reboot starring Brandon Routh, and more.

Here are some of the things said:

“Last week Brandon Routh has come around the offices in New York and Los Angeles as of late to talk about Superman and what we want to do.”

“Everyone is waiting for Nolan to sign on for another Batman, once that happens, the release date for Superman and all other future projects will follow.”

Paul continued with the news that Green Lantern was actually moving faster than the Green Arrow movie, Supermax.

Another inside source confirmed that yes they are waiting for Chris Nolan to sign the deal with the next Batman, and that they want him to commit to a July 2011 release. If that happens then the following superhero films will be released.

Green Lantern Summer 2010

Batman 3 Summer 2011

New Superman reboot Summer 2012
Also somewhere within all that will be THE FLASH.

Quite a bit of news for DC comic fans. What do you make of it all? What are you most excited about?
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What’s going on with X-Men Origins: Magneto?

Posted by LiveFor on October 2, 2008

MTV spoke to character designer Aaron Sims about the other X-Men origin movie that isn’t Wolverine.

“Unfortunately, because of the writers strike, it got pushed off,” Sims said. “But they’re now back to the rewrites.”

Since “X Men Origins: Magneto” is still in conceptual form, it’s too soon to say much about it, except that obviously, like Wolverine, it will be an origin story — “where he started, where he got his powers, the very beginning.”

“Remember the scene [from ‘X-Men’] in the concentration camp where you see Magneto as a young boy? It just continues from there,” Sims said. “Some people thought that might be too dark, but I really like that. It’s a lot of death and mayhem.”

Magneto won’t be the only mutant — just like in “Wolverine”, there will be new mutants aplenty to keep Sims busy coming up with something to please and yet surprise the fans. “The fan base has a vision of what they should look like, and that’s always the challenge,” Sims said. “It was the same with ‘The Hulk.’”

But since director David Goyer is still finishing “The Unborn” and also has several other movies on his plate (from “The Invisible Man” to “Super Max” to “”), Sims doesn’t have to realize his character designs too quickly, which is a good thing, since he’s also in the middle of designs for “The Invisible Man,” “The Clash of the Titans,” “Paradise Lost,” and “Green Lantern” — for which he did the suit and Kilowog. (This, after finishing matte paintings for “The Spirit” and designs for the robot and the spaceship in “The Day The Earth Stood Still”).

“David’s like me,” Sims laughed. “He works nonstop. He’s not one of those kinds of writers or directors who ever stops. I’m surprised he has any time at all. But I’m fortunate to work with directors like him who I admire. I can’t say no to him.”

I think if they stick to their guns and try and keep it serious then the Magneto movie could be quite the epic. What do you think? Better than the forthcoming Wolverine movie?

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The Random

Posted by LiveFor on September 18, 2008

Vanity Fair photo of all the actors in character as Bush’s cabinet in Oliver Stone’s “W.”.

Michael Douglas will star as a former car salesman/sex addict whose life and marriage falls apart in “Solitary Man” from writing team David Levien and Brian Koppelman (Rounders, Ocean’s 13). The duo will also helm the project

Some behind-the-scenes video from the set of “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallenhere

Al Pacino mentioned, on a radio show, an idea floating around that would re-team him and Robert DeNiro for a drag comedy. The legends would pretend to be sisters. DeNiro chimed in with, “That could happen, who knows?”

Photos of Ben Barnes and Colin Firth on the set of “The Picture of Dorian Grayhere.- Brett Ratner talks about his “Superman” project that never eventuated.

Latino Review have slapped an early draft of the “Green Lantern” script with an enthusiastic, spoiler-filled B+. Along with the buzzing script for “Green Arrow” (formerly Supermax), they profess that Warner Bros. will once again be a worthy competitor of Marvel Studios. And the site confidently deadens those David Boreanaz-as-Hal Jordan rumors.

Viggo Mortensen says that he hasn’t heard anything about returning to the ‘Rings’ franchise for the upcoming “The Hobbit“, but would he want to return to the Aragorn role? “Obviously. I would rather have the chance to play that role myself since I originated it on film than have someone else do it” More

Bruce Willis will make his debut as a director on “Three Stories About Joan”.CHUD says the film “interweaves the three phases of a young womans struggle to retain her faith in a love borne out of need, destroyed by a madness, and restored by a ghost.”

Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley in the “Harry Potter” films) says she’s lining up playing the lead role of Gemma Doyle in Icon Productions “A Great and Terrible Beauty“. Charles Sturridge will write and direct the adaptation…” More

A first look at Universal Pictures “The Wolfman” will debut at Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Halloween Horror Nights” as part of the theme park’s unique Terror Tram. “Halloween Horror Nights” begins on Friday, October 3rd and will extend over an expanded 13-night run concluding Saturday, November 1st…” More

David Hasselhoff will star in “Beverly Hills Ninja 2″, the sequel to Chris Farley’s 1997 contribution to the fat joke. Apparently the sequel will be a theatrical release from Sony.

Nicole Kidman to star in “Indiana Jones-like Adventure” called “The 8th Wonder”

Check out some action figures for Frank Miller’s “The Spirit

Airman,” a children’s book by Eoin Colfer (“Artemis Fowl”), will be the next motion-capture movie for “Monster House” masterminds Gil Kenan and Robert Zemeckis. The swashbuckling scientific story centers on Conor Broekhart, a young man born in a hot air balloon to a family close to the king who has a penchant for looking to the skies for inspiration. After his tutor and king are murdered, Broekhart spends two years in prison, escapes and must decide whether to should turn his back on those who abandoned him or fight those who plot to overthrow the government.

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Superman will be rebooted

Posted by LiveFor on August 22, 2008

Comingsoon.net have news on this.

Warner Bros. Pictures Group President Jeff Robinov has told The Wall Street Journal that the studio is going to be reintroducing Superman. We assume this will be similar to how Louis Leterrier’s The Incredible Hulk was a reboot of Ang Lee’s Hulk. Here is what the article says:
Warner Bros. also put on hold plans for another movie starring multiple superheroes — known as “Batman vs. Superman” — after the $215 million “Superman Returns,” which had disappointing box-office returns, didn’t please executives. “‘Superman’ didn’t quite work as a film in the way that we wanted it to,” says Mr. Robinov. “It didn’t position the character the way he needed to be positioned.” “Had ‘Superman’ worked in 2006, we would have had a movie for Christmas of this year or 2009,” he adds. “But now the plan is just to reintroduce Superman without regard to a Batman and Superman movie at all.”

The article also talks about Warner Bros. adapting other DC properties over the new few years. “By 2011, Mr. Robinov plans for DC Comics to supply the material for up to two of the six to eight tent-pole films he hopes Warner Bros. will have in the pipeline by then,” it says. Those projects will likely be about single characters at first, and will be darker much like The Dark Knight:

With “Batman vs. Superman” and “Justice League” stalled, Warner Bros. has quietly adopted Marvel’s model of releasing a single film for each character, and then using those movies and their sequels to build up to a multicharacter film. “Along those lines, we have been developing every DC character that we own,” Mr. Robinov says.

Like the recent Batman sequel — which has become the highest-grossing film of the year thus far — Mr. Robinov wants his next pack of superhero movies to be bathed in the same brooding tone as “The Dark Knight.” Creatively, he sees exploring the evil side to characters as the key to unlocking some of Warner Bros.’ DC properties. “We’re going to try to go dark to the extent that the characters allow it,” he says. That goes for the company’s Superman franchise as well.

The studio is set to announce its plans for future DC movies in the next month. For now, though, it is focused on releasing four comic-book films in the next three years, including a third Batman film, a new film reintroducing Superman, and two movies focusing on other DC Comics characters. Movies featuring Green Lantern, Flash, Green Arrow, and Wonder Woman are all in active development.

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Super Max – Update on the Green Arrow in prison movie.

Posted by LiveFor on August 18, 2008

The whole Super Max idea of the superhero, Green Arrow (Oliver Queen), going to the Super Max prison full of supervillians has been knocking about for a while. However, the interviews over on MTV with Justin Marks and David Goyer (The Dark Knight), hav some interesting points. Firstly, it was thought that the villians would all be C-List kind of bad guys, however, it now looks as if we may get to see Lex Luthor and The Joker (in name only) knocking about which suddenly whacks this up a notch. I’ll be seeing it anyway as I’m a comic book geek. Here’s some snippets from the two interviews.

There appears to be a bit of confusion as to who is writing this movie or if it is a joint effort or Goyer rewriting Marks’ earlier script.

Who would be good to play Green Arrow?

“Oh, we’ve got Lex Luthor in there,” Marks gleefully revealed. “I’m pretty sure Riddler gets his shot — Ed Nigma gets his moment.”

Tentatively titled “Green Arrow: Escape From Super Max,” Marks’ take on the titular titan is unlike any superhero movie out there in that it takes the familiar tropes of comic book films and mixes them with the long-established traditions of prison movies. In the film, Queen is unjustly locked up in a federal penitentiary for meta-humans and forced to rely on a whole bevy of villains to make his escape — villains like Luthor, Icicle and
even the Joker.


But the best superhero of all in the Green Arrow prison movie? Would you believe it’s the prison itself?

“It’s a very, very awesome prison. I majored in architecture in college, and design is how I actually started in. For ‘Super Max,’ designing that prison, it had to be the kind of thing that was a character in and of itself,” Marks said. “We’re in a world where instead of just trying to contain a guy who’s really big, you’re trying to contain a guy who can — in the case of Icicle — who can freeze things. What kind of a cell would a guy like that need in order to have his powers neutralized? So to escape from Super Max they have got to go through the most elaborate heist we’ve ever seen, involving superpowers. Because the prison itself kind of has superpowers!”

..“Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight” scribe David Goyer… has plans to bring the Joker back to the big-screen, and soon. Just not in “Batman 3.”

“His name is a throwaway. He’s on a cell,” Goyer said of the Joker’s appearance in “Super Max,” the Green Arrow movie he’s written which takes place at a penitentiary for super villains in the DC Universe. “You don’t actually see him, just his name on a cell. It’s a real Easter Egg. That’s one cross-pollination we would stay away from [doing more with].”

In fact, a non-traditional superhero movie that centers on Green Arrow’s incarceration and eventual escape from prison, “Super Max” boasts a whole host of comic-crossovers, with everyone from “Superman villains, Green Lantern villains, and Wonder Woman villains,” making an appearance, Goyer said.

“I know Warner Brothers is having a big rethink about how they approach all their DC films and they’ve been taking a lot of meanings recently about it. And this is a script they like a lot because there are all sorts of characters in this prison. They like that idea,” Goyer said. “We’re fairly hopeful they’ll want to move forward in the next year or so.”

So given the opportunity for nearly unfettered play in the DC sandbox, which side character is Goyer’s favorite?

“The Tattoo Man is in there which seemed like a no brainer if you’re doing a movie about a super prison — having a character with super tattoos,” Goyer said. “Amanda Waller’s in there as well from the Suicide Squad. Those are probably the two I like the most, absent Green Arrow.”

Discuss in the forum.

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