Actor James Marsters was very chatty, quoted in TV Guide (as noted by Toon Zone) talking about the project. “Oh, ‘Dragonball’ is the coolest television cartoon in the last 50, 000 years,” Marsters said. “It’s got a Shakespearean sense of good and evil. The movie has incredible action scenes with characters with unbelievable powers. It’s going to be really visually exciting.”
On his official website, Marsters said, “I’m not really allowed to talk about any of the movie details, but I can say that [writer/director] James Wong is obviously a gifted and insightful director! When I got the role I had doubts. The more I live with it I realize that I am going to rock this harder than I have anything in my life — I’m hungry for it.”
De — wait for it — nied (from CBR News and the Hollywood Reporter, respectively). The combined articles confirm many of the proposed cast of the film, which would have included D.J. Cotrona, Adam Brody, Anton Yelchin, Common, Teresa Palmer, Armie Hammer Jr.and Megan Gale. All the above actors have been released from their options by the studios. Variety reports that all were assured that the studio does want to make the movie and make it with them, but that nothing is likely to happen until later in the year.
We got an email from Ed Liu noting that Toon Zone reported the release of new direct-to-DVD animated feature on February 5th.
CBR News also has a special report with director Jon Poll about the comedy. A bit far afield of our normal work, but whadda ya gonna do? He does discuss working on the original “Captain America” movie.
WGA STRIKE WATCH: DAY SEVENTY-FOUR
Another day, another side deal, this time with Spyglass Entertainment (makers of “27 Dresses,” “The Sixth Sense,” “Bruce Almighty” and more).
Did you have an iTunes season pass to some of your favorite TV shows? Sucks for you, sorry.
Speaking of music, the New York Times says that the Music World Braces for a Low-Wattage Grammy Night given the slim chance that the awards show will get a WGA waiver for writers.
Finally, United Hollywood pointed out that Disney honcho Robert Iger got a 7% raise to $27.7 million a year. “By way of context,” UH wrote, “if the WGA got everything it was asking for, it would cost Disney $6.25 million a year. Mr. Iger could write a personal check to end the strike for his whole corporation — and still have a little over $21 million left over.” Ooh.
QUIET ON THE SET
Slow news day, eh? We can’t do this without you. The rumors, the scoops, the set photos — they’re all fueled by passionate fans emailing in the goods. The ones who ask, “What do you mean your sister’s dating somebody who works for Miles Millar?” The ones who know the code names of movie projects and scour city permit filings for them. The devoted, the involved. Fans, just like you. Whatever you know, we wanna know, and whether you want your name shouted to the web’s rafters or kept closer than a classified report, we’ve got you covered like a comforter. Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, this is your humble scribe Hannibal Tabu saying thank you for your time and indulgence, fresh comics reviews are online and [tagline redacted until the WGA strike is resolved].
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