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Buried – Teaser Trailer for Ryan Reynolds in a box film

Posted by LiveFor on May 1, 2010

Paul Conroy is not ready to die.

But when he wakes up 6 feet underground with no idea of who put him there or why, life for the truck driver and family man instantly becomes a hellish struggle for survival. Buried with only a cell phone and a lighter, his contact with the outside world and ability to piece together clues that could help him discover his location are maddeningly limited. Poor reception, a rapidly draining battery, and a dwindling oxygen supply become his worst enemies in a tightly confined race against time – fighting panic, despair and delirium, Paul has only 90 minutes to be rescued before his worst nightmare comes true.

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Directed by Rodrigo Cortes. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Ivana Miño, Stephen Tobolowsky

Due out on September 24, 2010.

Source: Trailer Addict

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Green Lantern – An update on the suit

Posted by LiveFor on April 17, 2010

A few days ago it was mentioned that Ryan Reynold’s suit as Green Lantern was going to be CGI.

Now Comic Book Movies apparantly got onto the set and spoke to some of the people involved with the film and asked them about the suit.

“It’s gonna look just like the comic stories.” said their source. “I saw a handful of storyboards and mock ups already and it looks like what’s in the comics by kids read. Black and green and white.”

“I didn’t see the whole suit. It was from a scene where [Ryan] changes into it. It was, like, lava melting on him. Well, like liquid. Like if someone threw a can of paint on him and it splashed around and covered him up. And it’s not solid colors really. More like the colors shift around subtly.”

If that is true then it sounds as if it will be CGI. However, as the source only saw storyboards and mockups then not sure how he knew just how the suit would look going on. Maybe just me being cynical. Just really excited that they are making a Green Lantern film.

The above image is fan made from here.

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Green Lantern – The suit to be CGI

Posted by LiveFor on April 12, 2010

There has been a lack of images of Ryan Reynolds in costume as Green Lantern. I was thinking that was because studio security was doing well, but now it looks that the reason is that the suit doesn’t actually exist.

Reynolds has been wearing a motion capture suit for his scenes as GL. /Film had the news:

My source within Warner Bros assures me that the suit will look cool. Don’t let the words “Computer generated” scare you.

I must first remind you that Ngila Dickson, the costumer designer on the film has won an Academy Award for a little film called The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Maybe you’ve seen it before? Don’t let her Xena: Warrior Princess roots scare you, she worked on the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Last Samurai (another film which earned her an Oscar nomination), The Illusionist, Blood Diamond and The International. She has an impressive IMDB page, for sure.

Ngila was tasked with trying to find a way to do something that stands apart from all of the other superheroes spandex suit designs we’ve seen in the past. Honestly, isn’t the look becoming overused?

Remember, the Green Lantern suit is something that should look alien — it needs to seem other worldly. It encompasses any creature that wears the ring, and Hal Jordan is the first human to ever wear the suit. This was a chance for Dickson to do something different. You also have to consider that Hal changes into the suit multiple times in mid scene, and the cg also allows him to do this.

I’ve heard that when the cg is complete, the suit will look like a manifestation of his power. And while I couldn’t confirm this, I’ve heard that DC’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns has seen the designs and given them his blessing.

The suit is lined with white LEDs, which I initially thought might be used to give a practical glow (kind of like how Billy Crudup wore blue LEDs to give the actors around Dr. Manhattan a blue glow in Watchmen), but I’ve since been told might just be for mo-cap tracking purposes.

To be honest I quite like this idea. The costume in the comic has been changed many times and most recently has a kind of aura thing going on with the GL symbol floating just in front of Hal’s chest. Therefore, a CGI version is the best way of doing this and should give it a really different kind of look compared to other comic book movies.

How do you feel about the suit being CGI?

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Paper Man – Ryan Reynolds is Captain Excellent

Posted by LiveFor on April 11, 2010

This makes Reynolds third appearance as a superhero. Deadpool and Green Lantern being the others…oh he was that Hannibal guy in Blade Trinity so that makes four with this one. It all sounds a bit Drop Dead Fred mixed with Monkey Bone but with a more grown up setting. Check out the poster and the clips below.

Paper Man is an inspirational comedic drama about an unlikely friendship between Richard (Jeff Daniels), a failed middle-aged novelist who has never quite grown up and Abby (Emma Stone), a 17-year-old girl whose role in a family tragedy years earlier has stolen away her youth. Both are unsure, both are afraid to take firm steps forward, and both are looking for that special friend—that connection—to help guide them into the future. Since his childhood, Richard has mostly relied on the imaginary one that resides in his head—a costumed superhero known as Captain Excellent (Ryan Reynolds).

At the urging of his wife Claire (Lisa Kudrow), Richard has moved to a Long Island beach community for the winter season in order to overcome his writer’s block. There, Richard meets Abby and hires her as a weekly babysitter, even though he has no children. Their tenuous, new friendship is sparked by Richard’s awe over Abby’s homemade soup and Abby’s enjoyment of Richard’s writing and his attempts at Origami. As the season progresses and the warm, quirky friendship between Richard and Abby grows, the two begin to share with each other their dreams and life hardships. With the coming of spring, Richard and Abby discover there comes a time to let go of the imaginary friends of the past and to embrace the future as a new beginning—just as one would embrace a new and unique friendship.

Actually it sounds kind of cool and Jeff Daniels is always good.

Source: Coming Soon

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Green Lantern – Is this Abin Sur’s spaceship?

Posted by LiveFor on April 7, 2010

Abin Sur is the Green Lantern who crashed on Earth and, before dying, he passed his Power Ring to Hal Jordan – Why did he need a spaceship if his powerr ring means he can fly through space? That was recently answered in the comic book, so go buy back issues and find out.

Back to the pic. Comic Book Movies were sent it and it does look like a great big shiny metal spaceship. It is either that or a plane that Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) is test piloting.

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R.I.P.D. – Ryan Reynolds to play dead cop

Posted by LiveFor on April 2, 2010

Welcome to the Rest In Peace Department — the devoted, yet dead, officers of divine law enforcement “patrolling the deadbeat…reporting to one boss.” Yep — THAT boss. Nick Cruz was murdered by an unknown assailent, at the height of his personal and professional life. Now he’s traded a hundred years of service to the R.I.P.D. in exchange for a shot at finding who killed him. Unfortunately his search will take him to Hell and back — literally!

R.I.P.D. is a Dark Horse comic written by Peter Lenkov and drawn by Lucan Marangon.

Collider spoke with producer Neil Moritz who mentioned that Ryan Reynolds is down to play Nick Cruz which will be his third comic book character after Green Lantern and Deadpool (I wonder what this means to the Deadpool film?).

Moritz said “It’s terrific based on the graphic novel. It’s about two cops, one recently dead and a gunslinger who’s been dead for hundreds of years who work on the Rest in Peace department – which is the police department of the dead. And they basically…it takes place on a normal day and it’s about trying to keep the dead quiet.”

It is a great sounding concept but reminds me of a TV show from a few years ago where dead cops had to police the spirit world. Had a guy with a big afro..what was it called?

Lots of potential in this film although it is going to be rated PG-13 which means not as much nasty stuff as you would think. Who could play the gunslinger? Lance Henriksen maybe.

R.I.P.D. Graphic Novel at

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Green Lantern – Angela Bassett to play Amanda Waller

Posted by LiveFor on March 25, 2010

Some interesting news from the Green Lantern film and possible hint that a Suicide Squad film may soon be in the offing. Angela Bassett (Strange Days, What’s Love Got to do With It) is joining the cast of the Martin Campbell directed comic book movie. Heat Vision had the news.

Bassett is playing Dr. Amanda Waller, a government agent who headed up the Suicide Squad, a government-run group of captured supervillains performing tasks in exchange for eventual freedom. She also was high up in the Checkmate organisation (the very first comic book Green Lantern also cropped up in that series). Still no word on whether the Squad will appear in the film, but could lead to some nice little Easter Eggs for comic book fans.

Back in February 2009 was the news that Justin Marks (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, Greyskull, Green Arrow: Supermax) was adapting the DC Comics property Suicide Squad as a feature film for Warner Bros. Then the Squad’s creator, John Ostrander, spoke about a Suicide Squad film last March.

Of course in the comics Waller was a rather large lady and was nicknamed The Wall. I doubt they’ll be putting Bassett in a fat suit though.

Pam Grier had been playing Waller in Smallville and had voiced her in the Justice League cartoons so it is a bit of a shame she didn’t get the role in the Green Lantern film.

Green Lantern began filming in New Orleans (check out the first pic of Ryan Reynolds on set) with a cast that includes Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard and Tim Robbins.

Call me Ishmael

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Green Lantern – Is John Stewart in the film?

Posted by LiveFor on March 17, 2010

A person by the name of Nick Jones has been tweeting that he has a small role in the Green Lantern film. He is a former marine who is now an actor.

He has mentioned that he has been filming a “bar scene” with Ryan Reynolds (who is playing Hal).

There is a scene in the Geoff Jones written Green Lantern Secret Origins story that shows Hal and some Air Force pals getting in a fight with some Marines. One of the Marines is John Stewart who later becomes a Green Lantern – he was also the Green Lantern used in the Justice League cartoons.

The pic above was posted by Nick on his Twitter account, but it has since been taken down. It is possible that he could be Stewart and they’re setting it up for later films.

What do you think?

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Green Lantern – First look at Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan and maybe the power ring

Posted by LiveFor on March 17, 2010

As previously mentioned, the Green Lantern movie started shooting in New Orleans recently.

CBM got sent some photos from the shoot that show Ryan Reynolds possibly wearing the Power Ring. It’s hard to tell when the photo is blown up and I’m not sure when the scenes they are shooting take place in the story, but this could well be the first glimpse of GL’s Power Ring.

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Green Lantern – Filming begins today and Jango Fett to play Abin Sur

Posted by LiveFor on March 15, 2010

There have been test shoots over the past few weeks, but now official filming has begun on the DC Comics film, Green Lantern.

On Location Vacations had the news:

“Green Lantern will be shooting a bar scene at the Old Point Bar, 545 Patterson Drive, New Orleans during the day”

If any readers in New Orleans should get a chance to get over there for some photos then send them my way and I’ll get them on the site.

Heat Vision also have some casting news on the Martin Campbell directed film.

Kiwi filmmaker-actor Taika Waititi (Eagle vs Shark) and Kiwi actor Temuera Morrison (Shortland Street, Once Were Warriors, Barb Wire, Jango Fett in Star Wars Episode 2 and he’s just finished filming Tracker with Ray Winstone).

Waititi plays Thomas Kalmaku the best friend of Hal Jordan. Tom was an engineer working on the planes that Jordan flew. Back before things were better the Inuit character was nicknamed Pie Face (after the Eskimo Pie ice creams), but this has since been changed in the comics. Tom also developed super powers in the comics, that power being the ability to bring out the best of people. I assume that won’t appear in the film.

Morrison is playing Abin Sur. Sur is the Green Lantern who crashes to Earth and upon dying makes Hal Jordan the new Green Lantern.

Shaping up nicely and glad they’ve finally started filming it.

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