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Comics2Film Wrap for March 28th, 2003

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Comics2Film Wrap for March 28th, 2003

SON OF THE MASK

Jamie Kennedy will follow in the footsteps of Jim Carrey and become the big,
green head when he dons “The Mask” according to The
Hollywood Reporter
.

“Son of the Mask” will be New Line Cinema’s sequel to the hit comic
book adaptation which starred Jim Carrey, newcomer Cameron Diaz, a spunky jack
russell terrier and a whole lot of cool CGI special effects.

The new movie will not attempt to link to Carrey’s Stanley Ipkiss character.
Instead, it will focus on a
cartoonist who is not ready for fatherhood but finds himself raising a baby
endowed with the powers of the mask of Loki.

Kennedy currently hosts The WB Network’s hidden-camera show “JKX: The
Jamie Kennedy Experiment.”  He was also a fan favorite character in
the “Scream” movie trilogy, so much so that his character appeared in
the third installment even after he was killed off in the second. 

“Son of the Mask” was written by Lance Khazei and rewritten by Rob McKittrick and the team of Tom
Gammill and Max Pross.

 

AMERICAN SPLENDOR

The movie version of Harvey Pekar’s “American Splendor” is gearing
up to be this year’s “Ghost World.” The movie a blend of documentary
footage and drama, took the Grand Jury Prize for best drama at this year’s
Sundance Film Festival. 

The movie, produced by HBO films subsequently was picked up for a theatrical
release by Fine Line pictures. Fine Line has now released a set of publicity
photos which, C2F/CBR News presents here for your clicking enjoyment.

At this point Fine Line has not announced a release date for “American Splendor.”

 


Paul Giamatti as Harvey Pekar

Photo Credit: John Clifford


Hope Davis as Joyce Brabner

Photo Credit: John Clifford


Davis and Giamatti

Photo Credit: John Clifford


Giamatti and Davis

Photo Credit: John Clifford



Paul Giamatti

Photo Credit: John Clifford



(left to right) Shari Berman Springer and Robert Pulcini, directors of “American Splendor”

Photo Credit: Patrick Haley



Harvey Pekar

Photo Credit: John Clifford


Joyce Brabner and
Harvey Pekar

Photo Credit: John Clifford

 

THE HULK

“The Hulk” will make an early bow at The American Museum of the Moving Image
according to today’s Variety.
The movie will be presented as part of a retrospective of the work of director
Ang Lee.

Members of AMMI will get to sit down with jade jaws on June 19, a day before
the movie’s general release. 

Lee and screenwriter
James Schamus will participate in a Q & A session June 7 in the museum’s Pinewood Dialogue
series.

 

WHERE ARE THEY NOW

Fans of comic book TV shows are reminded to tune in to VH1’s “Where are They Now?: Heroes and Villains.”

The show airs tonight at 10:00pm and puts the spotlight on actors and
actresses who have donned the tights in such TV fare as “Batman,”
“The Incredible Hulk”, “Shazam” and more. Check out our
previous report
for more information about the show.