THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
The helpful folks at Nolan Fans spotted the director and his team in Pittsburgh, possibly scouting locations:
Rumor has it that the production will spend some time there, though others counter that report citing a freeze on the Pennsylvania’s film tax credits. Of course, if Nolan is scouting in the city, it is possible he insists on filming there.
Release date: July 20th, 2012
DYLAN DOG: DEAD OF NIGHT
According to Box Office Mojo, the film will have a late April release thanks to distributors OmniLab and Freestyle Releasing.
Release date: April 29th, 2011
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
Bigfanboy.com (via Comic Book Movie) hears tell of the movie’s climatic fight. If true, the article contains massive spoilers, so I’ll leave them behind the link. Meanwhile, Superhero Hype notes the film is looking for an experienced helicopter pilot to play an extra and make a good show of “flying” a stationary prop helicopter.
Release date: July 2nd, 2012
In this New York Times profile of Zack and Deborah Snyder, the director mentions the two come as a package deal. He explains, “Our relationship is husband and wife, director and producer. My wife is my best friend. I trust Debbie’s taste and way of navigating the world.” She adds, “Directors go away to create for eight months, and if your spouse isn’t involved, it puts a lot of pressure on the marriage, because the director is having these intimate life experiences that you can’t relate to.”
Release date: 2012?
Variety reports MGM is setting up financing for the film and several other remake projects. “The Lion has finally started to really stir, with MGM announcing its first post-bankruptcy co-financing deal Thursday and studio execs telling creative reps that it’s moving on a quintet of projects, including remakes of 1980s pics ‘Mr. Mom’ and ‘The Idolmaker’ and long-gestating reboots of ‘RoboCop’ and ‘Poltergeist,'” they write. At this point, the studio is looking for talent to fill all the vacancies on the project … which is pretty much every part in the film and position in the crew.
Release date: TBA
SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK
According to The Wrap, Julie Taymor is still the sole director of the troubled “Spider-Man” musical. An earlier report in The New York Post suggested the production was looking for a co-director as Taymor was now “exhausted” by all the troubles and director Phil McKinley had been contacted about pinch hitting on the show. “The production has not brought anyone on and the original creative team remains firmly in place,” says Rick Miramontez, a representative for the show.
Opens: March 15th, 2011 … maybe
Sets are being constructed in New Zealand as we speak and a spy for the One Ring.net captured a few photos of the work:
Any guesses as to what this place is? I figure it’s Dol Guldur, fortress of the Necromancer.
Release date: 2012
ALL STAR SUPERMAN
Here at CBR, we have an interview with writer Dwayne McDuffie, who adapted Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s book for the screen. “This was the first time where I adapted something and there was more good stuff than I had time to use. It was a joy to work on and is probably my favorite Superman story ever. I know that everyone who worked on this wanted to do a good job on it because we love the comic,” he says.
Release date: February 22nd, 2011
THE WALKING DEAD
Robert Kirkman teases MTV News with a few words about the second season. “I’m looking forward to most every comic book character making it into the show, but I’m excited to see who we actually do get to,” he says. He also mentions working with executive producer Glen Mazzara. Beyond that, he says, “You’re going to have to wait for any details, because I can’t reveal anything right now.” Well, naturally.
President’s Day usually focuses on George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, but I’d like to talk about John Adams. He was obnoxious and disliked, but he’s also a major character in the musical “1776.” If you’ve never seen it, take a look. It’s surprisingly good. Here’s the opening number, called “Sit Down, John.”
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