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The Flash gets a director

Posted by LiveFor on February 26, 2010

Another day, another DC Comic book film moves ahead. We have the possibility of Goyer and Nolan working on a Superman film and now IESB has the news that Greg Berlanti is the favourite to direct the fastest man alive, The Flash.

Berlanti wrote a draft for the Ryan Reynolds Green Lantern movieand was going to direct it before Warner Bros went with Martin Campbell.

No word on a script or star so still early days, but this is further along than a Flash film has been in the past. At one point Ryan Reynolds was rumoured to play him, but as he will he Green Lantern I doubt that will happen (it being the same universe). That gives us the splendid oppotunity to put our comic geek heads on (my fave after films) and wonder who would make a good Flash – not sure whether it will be Barry Allen or Wally West. I’m guessing the former. Neil Patrick Harris could be good. Bradley Cooper missed out on Green Lantern so he could be up for it.

Who should play Flash? Suggest some names in the comments and I’ll put a poll together.

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The Croods – Nic Cage and Ryan Reynolds to voice Cavemen

Posted by LiveFor on February 25, 2010

Nicolas Cage and Ryan Reynolds will play CG cavemen in DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods, a comedy that pits a prehistoric patriarch (Cage) against a forward-thinking outsider (Reynolds) according to Variety.

Cage stars as Crug, who cautiously leads his family beyond his comfort zone after an earthquake destroys their home. They end up meeting Reynolds’ nomad, who charms them all apart from Crug who isn’t happy with Reynolds’ intentions to his daughter.

Kirk DeMicco (Space Chimps) will co-write and direct with Chris Sanders (Lilo & Stitch, How to Train Your Dragon)

It is due for a release on 30th March 2012 in 3D.

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Green Lantern – Tim Robbins to play Hector Hammond’s father

Posted by LiveFor on February 9, 2010

Tim Robbins (Bob Roberts, The Shawshank Redemption, The Hudsucker Proxy) is joining the cast of Green Lantern, the Martin Campbell-directed adaption of the DC Comic.

According to Heat Vision, Robbins will play Senator Hammond, the disapproving father of the movie’s villain, Dr. Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard), who becomes infused with psychic powers.

Ryan Reynolds stars as Green Lantern, with Blake Lively as the hero’s love interest, Carol Ferris.

This marks the second time Robbins had been attached to a comic book adaption in recent years (he was of course in George Lucas’ adaption of Howard the Duck – a guilty pleasure of many, an abomination to many more) as rumour abounded that he was to play Tony Stark’s father in Iron Man 2, but this never came to pass.

It is not clear how much screen time Robbins will have, but good to hear that he is onboard as he is a top actor.

It begins shooting in March.

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Gunsmoke – The studio wants Pitt

Posted by LiveFor on February 5, 2010

Back in August last year was the small piece of news that the old TV show, Gunsmoke, was being made into a feature film. It was a little story, just the beginning of a project, although big for the fans of the original show.

Turns out that the studio, CBS Films, want this to be a very big deal as it looks as if they are after some big names to fill those boots. The original show starred James Arness, but a number of names have been mentioned to be in the running for the role of Marshal Matt Dillon.

The LA Times have said that Brad Pitt is the top contender and he has the benefit of having done a spot on turn in the Western The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Another name on the list is Ryan Reynolds who is going on to bigger and better things with Green Lantern.

Time to say “Whoa!” a moment as all of this is just a list. As far as I can tell there is nothing definite and the film still has to find a director.

Personally I think they should go totally meta with it and get the actor Matt Dillon to play Marshall Matt Dillon. Imagine the punnage and funny looks to the camera. Oh the comedy. No, just me. Let us move quickly on.

Dillon is the Western hero charged with maintaining law and order in a period Kansas town filled with colorful vagrants, misfits and desperadoes. He carries on in these adventures with the help of town physician Doc Adams and tavern owner Miss Kitty Russell.

A few other actors are apparently in the running, but I feel this could be a lot of talk from the studio at the moment to drum up interest for what they want to be a big film.

Gregory Poirier (National Treasure: Book of Secrets) has written a draft of the Gunsmoke feature script, which the studio is said to like.

CBS Films wants to contemporize the look and feel of Gunsmoke while maintaining the period American West setting. I’ve never seen the original so I am not too sure what the set up of the show was like or what to expect with a remake.

Are you a fan of the original series? Do you want to see a film based on it and who do you want to play Marshall Matt Dillon.

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Green Lantern – Concept Art for Sinestro and The Guardians

Posted by LiveFor on January 29, 2010

A few days ago there was some concept art from the Green Lantern movie – it showed Kilowog, Abin Sur and Tomar Re.

Now Latino Review have dug up some art for Sinestro (the Green Lantern who helps train Ryan Reynold’s Hal Jordan. He’ll possibly be played by Mark Strong) and on of the Guardians of the Universe (they’re the blue guys who built the Lanterns and power rings).

Again, the art work looks cool and they seem to have the right idea (although something seems a bit off about the look of Sinestro) but there is no actual confirmation that any of it is official concept art for the movie. Only time will tell…or someone from the studio!

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Green Lantern – Concept art – Look it’s Abin Sur, Tomar Re and Kilowog, you lousy Poozer!

Posted by LiveFor on January 27, 2010

That is the current situation for the Martin Campbell directed adaption of the DC comic. Sinestro probably won’t be the main bad guy (like the comics he’ll start out as a Lantern) and Legion could well be one of the bad guys along with Hammond, but what about the other members of the Green Lantern Corp? Well it looks as if Cosmic Book News scored the first look at some concept art for Abin Sur (the Green Lantern who’s death leads to Hal Jordan getting the power ring), Tomar Re and my favourite, Green Lantern trainer, Kilowog.

The DC Database gives a quick background to Kilowog for those not up to speed on who he is (mind you due to the convoluted DC continuity it may mean nothing to you if you’ve never read the comics):

Bolovax Vik was one of the most crowded planets in the universe; it had 16 billion residents with a communal mind. Kilowog was a geneticicist and one of Bolovax’s most brilliant minds. After the previous Lantern, Branwill, died, Kilowog was chosen to be a member of the Green Lantern Corps. It was a great honor, but it meant leaving Bolovax and going into space on missions; this was tantamount to exile for a Bolovaxian. Nevertheless, Kilowog carried out his duties with pride. He would go on to be one of the Corps’ best recruiters and trainers.

During the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Bolovax Vik was destroyed. His ring automatically protected Kilowog, but not his people. Acting quickly, he placed all 16 billion life energies into his ring. By sheer force of his will they survived until Kilowog found a suitable planet to release his people. Sadly, the planet was soon destroyed by Sinestro. Kilowog could not rescue them again. He was now alone for good

Cosmic Book News also have the story from the 2008 Green Lantern script. It makes interesting reading but as we don’t yet know whether this will be the exact script they are using there could well be major spoilers involved.

The concept art for all three looks a lot like the comic book characters which is a good thing.

Concept art is always great to see but the final look depends upon who will be working on the effects. Variety have the news that Karen Goulekas (The Day After Tomorrow) Kent Houston (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) and Jim Berney (I Am Legend) will be in charge of making the effects look real. Sony Pictures Imageworks will also be the lead visual effects studio on the film. They worked on Watchmen and Superman Returns. All of those films had their flaws, but in the main they had excellent special effects so Green Lantern should look splendid.

Green Lantern is due out on 17th June 2011.

The question is who will voice Kilowog, Abin Sur and Tomar Re?

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The Deadpool Redemption – Fan film for the Merc with the mouth

Posted by LiveFor on January 25, 2010

While we wait for the Ryan Reynolds official Deadpool movie (we’ve got the Green Lantern film to look forward to first) here is a fan made film by Strange Stuff Studios starring our favourite Merc.

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Buried – Teaser Trailer for Ryan Reynolds in a box film

Posted by LiveFor on January 21, 2010

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Green Lantern – Jackie Earle Haley will be Sinestro?

Posted by LiveFor on January 15, 2010

Back in October 2009 it was rumoured that Jackie Earle Haley (“Watchmen,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street”) would play the villain Sinestro in the upcoming Green Lantern film. This was denied by the actor at the time.

Now HitFix reports that Haley remains the only choice for Sinestro by the studio and he’s in the film. In the first film Sinestro will only have a brief appearance apparantly – a short role that will expand into a fully-fledged villain in a further sequel down the track. This does make sense as in the comic book Sinestro was the Green Lantern who trained Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) in the way of the Ring!

Peter Saarsgard will probably play the main villain of the piece, the dangerous telepath Hector Hammond whose contact with an alien force threatens Earth’s security.

Drew McWeeney mentions that they have also managed to get the original Green Lantern, Alan Scott and Emerald Dawn’s Legion in to the plot.

How do you feel about Rorschach playing Sinestro? I still have a niggling doubt that he will be Sinestro but that’s just me.

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Green Lantern – Peter Sarsgaard could be one of the bad guys

Posted by LiveFor on January 13, 2010

Peter Sarsgaard (An Education, Garden State) is in negotiations to play the villain in “Green Lantern,” Warner Bros.’ big-budget, Martin Campbell-directed film according to Heat Vision.

As we all know Ryan Reynolds is starring as Hal Jordan, the test pilot who finds a downed spacecraft with a dying alien who passes him a powerful ring, introducing Jordan to a interstellar police force known as the Green Lanterns. Blake Lively was recently cast as his love interest, Carol Ferris.

Sarsgaard will play Dr. Hector Hammond, the pathologist son of a senator who is seen as a disappointment in his father’s eyes. He becomes infused with psychic powers when he discovers a meteor.

This could be very good casting. Sarsgaard is another big name for the cast, he is a good actor and I think he will be able to carry off Hammond’s sleazy aspects quite well. It sounds as if the film may be following Geoff Johns’ recent origin tale in the Green Lantern comic book. If that is the case Sarsgaard may end up spending half the film playing a catatonic big headed freak.

Still no word as to whether Sinestro will be in the film yet. As he is a major player in the comic I imagine he will show up, but who could play him?

How do you feel about Sarsgaard playing Hector Hammond if he gets the role?

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