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Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut

Posted by LiveFor on September 23, 2009

watchmen2This is the version of the film I have been waiting for. It has Tales of the Black Freighter added into the film making it even closer to the original graphic novel.

Warner Bros. will release the 5-disc DVD ($43.87) and 4-disc Blu-ray ($59.99) editions of Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut on 3rd November for a limited time with apparantly only 70,000 units being produced. However, I am sure they’ll end up making more.

DVD Details:
Disc 1:
• Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut Film (215 minutes)
• Audio Commentary with Zack Snyder and Dave Gibbons
Disc 2: Over 3 Hours of Special Features
• The Phenomenon: The Comic that Changed Comics
• Real Super Heroes, Real Vigilantes
• Mechanics: Technologies of a Fantastic World
• Watchmen: Video Journals
• My Chemical Romance Desolation Row
• Under The Hood
• Story Within A Story: The Books of Watchmen
Disc 3: Digital Copy of the Theatrical Version
Disc 4 and 5: Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comics

Blu-Ray Details:
Disc 1:
• Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut Film
• Audio Commentary with Zack Snyder and Dave Gibbons
Disc 2: Over 3 Hours of Special Features
• The Phenomenon: The Comic that Changed Comics
• Real Super Heroes, Real Vigilantes
• Mechanics: Technologies of a Fantastic World
• Watchmen: Video Journals
• My Chemical Romance Desolation Row
• Under The Hood
• Story Within A Story: The Books of Watchmen
Disc 3: Digital Copy of the Theatrical Version
Disc 4: Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comics

Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut, is out on 3rd November2009. Will you be buying it?

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Trick ‘r Treat – DVD Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on September 10, 2009

Four interwoven tales are set on Halloween night: a high-school principal who moonlights as a vicious serial killer, a young virgin whose quest for that special someone takes a gruesome turn, a group of teens who carries out a cruel prank with disastrous consequences, and a cantankerous old man who battles a mischievous trick-or-treating demon.

This film written and directed by Michael Dougherty has been knocking around since 2007 and has had brilliant reviews everywhere.

However, Warner Bros has kept holding it back.Now it finally gets a release straight to DVD near the end of October. I’ve already ordered my copy.

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He-Man is dead again. What will happen to the Masters of the Universe?

Posted by LiveFor on September 10, 2009

he_man_by_nebezial2Warner Bros. and Mattel will not be teaming up to make Masters of the Universe. The film is planned to be a live-action reinvention of the Mattel toy line. Warner Bros. and producer Joel Silver have been working on this project since 2007.

According to Variety, Mattel and Warner Bros. fell out over the direction of the project and decided “to let the option lapse this month.” In the story, He-Man is a brawny prince who transforms into a warrior who becomes the last hope for a magical land called Eternia, which is being ravaged by technology and the evil Skeletor.

Mattel is now looking to set the property up at another studio. The plan is for director John Stevenson (Kung Fu Panda) to remain attached to the project. Silver will not be involved as he is exclusive to Warner Bros.

As Disney’s Marvel Entertainment acquisition and WB’s overhaul of DC Comics and its movie output shows, branded properties are important commodities. The owners of those brands now have more direct involvement — and higher expectations.

The situation is reminiscent of Paradox Entertainment’s decision several years ago to decline an option renewal on the Robert E. Howard “Conan the Barbarian” franchise, after WB made numerous attempts to reinvent the franchise with major filmmakers. Paradox aligned with Avi Lerner’s Millennium Films, with Marcus Nispel directing. That deal has strict progress-to-production stipulations.

The awesome piece of art at the top of this post is by Stjepan Sejic a.k.a Nebexial on deviantART.

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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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Christina Hendricks gets Life as We Know It

Posted by LiveFor on August 27, 2009

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“Mad Men” co-star Christina Hendricks is set to star alongside Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel in Warner Bros. romancer Life as We Know It (plus she’s recently worn a corset on the cover of NY Magazine) and is on the cover of Esquire magazine.

Hendricks was also in Firefly, but I always wonder which comic book character she should play – Power Girl maybe? Anyone else agree or have any other suggestions? Would she make a good Catwoman – go vote in our poll if you think she would.

Greg Berlanti will direct Life As We Know It and will start shooting in Autumn.

The film follows two unattached adults whose worlds are turned upside down when their mutual best friends die in an accident and name them as caregivers of their orphaned daughter. Hendricks will portray the best friend to Heigl’s and Duhamel’s characters.

Heigl and her mother Nancy Heigl are exec producing the film.

Hendricks will soon be seen alongside Emily Mortimer in the indie drama Leonie.

Update: Now it looks as if fellow Mad Man hottie, January Jones, is heading to the big screen – more here (she should really do her jacket up).

Source: Variety

Here is a pic of Hendricks at the 2010 Golden Globes. Check out the winners.

More pics over at Just Jared.

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Sci-Fi Western Outland to be remade

Posted by LiveFor on August 19, 2009


One of those weird coincedences that crop up now and again. I was talking about this film with PJOwens over on the Live for Films Forum just the other day.

Variety have the news that Warner Bros. and Hollywood Gang Prods. have got Michael Davis (Shoot ’em Up) to direct Outland, a remake of the 1981 Sean Connery sci-fier. That was of course an update of the classic Western High Noon.

The drama revolves around a police marshal stationed at a remote mining colony on Jupiter’s moon Io, where he uncovers a murderous conspiracy threatening the entire Outland with collapse.

The new version will take place in an orbiting city around the moon, where a cop uncovers a conspiracy endangering the entire city. With a week before his retirement back to Earth, he has to choose between walking away with his wife, or taking on an army with his ex-partner and wife’s former boyfriend.

“We loved the original sci-fi film with Sean Connery,” Nunnari said. “At its core, ‘Outland’ is a version of ‘High Noon’ in outer space, as two courageous people take a stand against a gang of ruthless conspirators at the highest level.”

Davis, who wrote as well as directed the Clive Owen action film “Shoot ‘Em Up,” said, “We’re staying true to the thematic heart of ‘Outland’ while expanding the space frontier concept.”

I really enjoyed both High Noon and Outland , but I think a remake of it will be most welcome. It is a classic story and with good action sequences it could be one to watch.

Do you want to see a remake of it? Who should play the main character?

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DC Comic characters heading to the big screen – Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison and Marv Wolfman are the Trinity in control

Posted by LiveFor on July 20, 2009

DC Comics have got a few films in the works – The Losers, Jonah Hex, Green Lantern and Warren Ellis’ Red. However, a recent article in THR shows there are a few lesser known characters being developed for the big screen, plus it also explains how DC are going about getting the characters and stories ready for the big screen.

In the past, Warners optioned a property, paying DC a fee comparable to what a property could command on the open market. But while the projects ostensibly were being developed under one roof, many were spread out over a host of producers, each with different visions for how to approach each adaptation.

To bring competing approaches into sync, DC Comics president Paul Levitz and DC’s Los Angeles-based film exec Gregory Noveck have overseen a reorganization of the development slate. While Warners execs still drive the creative side, DC now has more input, making it an actual participant in the shaping of material.

“The creative process is by and large a true partnership,” Noveck said. “They’ll ask us a ton of questions, and we’ll give a ton of answers. We will talk back and forth. We’ll discuss writers and talent, but ultimately it’s their decision.”

Warners quietly hired three of DC’s biggest writers — Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison and Marv Wolfman — to act as consultants and writers for its superhero line of movies. The move involved taking back the reins on projects being handled by such producers as Charles Roven (“The Flash”) and Akiva Goldsman (“Teen Titans”).

Some agents and scribes grumbled about being forced to work with the consultants, never mind that Johns started his career as a assistant to “Superman” director Richard Donner or that Wolfman has worked in animation since the 1980s.

Johns worked up a new treatment for a “Flash” script, being written by Dan Mazeau; Johns will act in a producer capacity on the project, which has not attached a director.

The projects Morrison and Wolfman are working on are in the early stages at Warners, whose execs declined to comment.

The process involves one writer taking point, though the trio do collaborate on projects, reading one another’s materials while hashing out a story that will be at once accessible to nonfans yet still adhere to each character’s long history. The writers also work in tandem with producers, writers and the Warners execs overseeing the projects, showing them treatments and providing notes on scripts.

Meanwhile, other superhero projects are moving forward at Warners.

The studio is taking pitches on sci-fi hero Adam Strange and the underwater hero “Aquaman,” to be produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and his Appian Way shingle.

Also in the pipeline: “Bizarro Superman” being written by “Galaxy Quest” scribes David Howard and Robert Gordon; a sequel to “Constantine,” with Goldsman and Erwin Stoff producing; two concurrent Green Arrow projects, an origin story and a prison-set one titled “Super Max“; and “Shazam,” which was set up at New Line but has moved to Warners, with Pete Segal attached to direct.

However, it will be a while before we see DC’s Trinity of main characters back on the big screen.

Warners and DC still haven’t figured out how to translate “Wonder Woman” to the big screen. In part, that failure reflects the difficulties DC has had turning out a popular Wonder Women comic. Morrison, during a recent Q&A with Clive Barker at Los Angeles’ Meltdown Comics, admitted he didn’t have a complete handle on the character when he was writing the comic “Final Crisis.”

Also, ever since Bryan Singer’s 2006’s “Superman Returns,” a new Superman has been in limbo.

“Our hope is to develop a Superman property and to try again,” Warner Bros. Entertainment president Alan Horn said in April. “What hurt us is that the reviews and so on for the Superman movie did not get the kind of critical acclaim that Batman got, and we have other issues with Superman that concern us.”

On the Batman front, a sequel to “Dark Knight” also is quite a way off. Nolan is open to doing a third installment, but his next movie is “Inception,” an original script he penned and is shooting for Warners.


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Green Lantern – Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds or Justin Timberlake? Who will play Superman though?

Posted by LiveFor on July 10, 2009

The Guardians of the Universe and Warner Bros. are getting closer to a decision as to who will wield the most powerful weapon in the Universe.

That’s right Green Lantern may soon be cast

THR have the news that along with director Martin Campbell and producers Donald De Line and Greg Berlanti, Warners has spent the past five months searching for the actor to play Hal Jordan, the hot-shot Air Force pilot who is chosen by a dying alien to be his successor in an intergalactic police force known as the Green Lanterns.

There have been numerous rumours as to who would play Hal – Anton Yelchin, Sam Worthington, Chris Pine, Nathan Fillion (my favourite choice), Michael Fassbender, Henry Cavill, Bradley Cooper and Jared Leto.

However, they have now picked three definite maybes and only Bradley Cooper is from the above list. The other two are Ryan Reynolds and Justin Timberlake. The holding deal the studio had on the actors expired Monday, meaning the three are now free to accept other offers.

I am a bit surprised about this threesome as none of them really fit the Hal Jordan I picture. Out of the three Ryan Reynolds is about the closest, but I would much rather see him as Deadpool (I hope that Green Lantern doesn’t impact on that).

Bradley Cooper can act, but I just don’t see him as Hal.

Justin Timberlake….I just don’t know. Stunt casting like that can often harm a big film and I definitely cannot see him as Hal.

Apparently, De Line, Campbell and the studio each had a different favorite among the three finalists, making it difficult to come to a consensus.

Another issue impacting the casting process is the rising budget. “Lantern” is a full-blown space epic that is expected to cost between $150 million and $200 million, if not more. Warners would like to have the production costs at a reasonable level before proceeding.

The studio has scheduled the movie for a December 2010 opening.

I am assuming that one of these three will be Hal Jordan. Sadly the excitement I had for the film has gone down a notch or two.

On a slightly different tangent, there is the slight possibility that Superman, or more likely Clark Kent, may cameo in the Green Lantern film. MTV spoke to scriptwriter Marc Guggenheim.

“Honestly, it changes on a daily basis. Whatever information I gave you today would be obsolete in a week, and maybe come back again in two weeks,” said Guggenheim. ” And even if it wasn’t in flux at the script stage, it would still be constantly in flux because you can film it, put it in the original cut, and eventually it could end up on the editing room floor.”

However, he didn’t deny that the Superman’s alter ego would be making an appearance.

What do you think about one of those three playing Jordan?

Which of the three should play Green Lantern?(polls)


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Is Brandon Routh the George Lazenby of the Superman franchise

Posted by LiveFor on July 6, 2009

Poor Brandon Routh. He was hyped up big time as the new Man of Steel, but sadly, the film sucked. Why have the kid in it? Now it looks as if he will be hanging up the tights.

“The term of the contract expired,” Routh told entertainment site Omelete “But if they call me again, [I’d go] back to the character without thinking twice!”

The expiration of Routh’s contract is pretty crap news for the “Superman Returns” star, as Warner Bros. is rumored to be going a Batman Begins route with a total reboot and a darker tone. Going dark for Superman is the wrong way to go in my opinion.

“I do not know of anything,” Routh said of the film’s progress. “I’m sure that Warner Bros. is moving there, but everything is still uncertain. Really, I do not know anything.”

He Still Routh does have the Dylan Dog film, Dead of Night, and he is also going to be one of the evil ex-boyfriends in Edgar Wrights adaption of Scott Pilgrim vs The World.

Do you want to see Routh in another Superman film? If not him who else?


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Teen Wolf – Lycanthropy a-go-go again

Posted by LiveFor on June 18, 2009

Another remake of a film from my childhood – Michael J. Fox’s Teen Wolf is in early development.

Warner Bros looking for writers to do a new version of Rod Daniels’ 1985 hit. Moviehole say that the studio is not quite certain ”which way they’re going to go.”

I personally thought that Teen Wolf Too starring Jason Bateman had killed the franchise but it looks as if the studios are intent on redoing every film from the Eighties.

The original tells the tale of basketballer (Fox) who, upon discovering he’s a werewolf like his father (James Hampton), finds popularity and notoriety… and the ability to slamdunk. The only person not excited to be losing ‘the old Scott’ is long-time best pal, Boof (Susan Ursitti).

Nobody word on director or cast as it is still early days. However, if they are going to go big with this then Zac Efron and Robert Pattinson will no doubt be approached.

A remake too far? Do you want to see a new version? What should be in it? Who should be the star?

Teen Wolf picture by Dapper Dan

Discuss in the forum or leave a comment below.


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