Comic Book Movie‘s dedication to the New Orleans filming of the film is near awe-inspiring. They have a great connection to local fans snapping up great info and pics. Today, they offer us a glimpse at what could easily be Abin Sur’s spacecraft:
I’ve always thought it was a little weird that a Green Lantern would fly a spaceship, but I suppose Abin Sur was using most of his will to keep his guts inside his body. Meanwhile, Mark Strong talks Sinestro to USA Today Weekend. “Sinestro starts out as Hal Jordan’s mentor, slightly suspicious and not sure of him because obviously Hal is the first human being who’s made into a Green Lantern. He’s certainly very strict and certainly unsure of the wisdom of Hal becoming a Green Lantern,” says Strong. He also noted Sinestro and Hal Jordan were originally designed to resemble David Niven and Errol Flynn. “In the ’30s and ’40s, they shared an apartment together in Hollywood when they were making movies and they were great friends.”
Starring Ryan Reynolds, release date: June 17th, 2011
Movieweb talked with Kat Dennings about various topics, but touched upon the rumors of tension on the set. “Oh, absolutely 1,000 percent false. I don’t know who would make up a story like that. It’s almost comical.” She goes on to say, “I never understand this part of the industry, why people actually invent things to hurt other people. It doesn’t make sense.” Actually, that tactic is older than the film industry.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, release date: May 6th, 2011
Collider talked to producer Neal Moritz about “Doc Savage”, “Flash Gordon”, and more. The producer says he’s about to read the Doc Savage script and says he’s happy to have Shane Black on board. “We have been trying to get Shane to do a movie with us for quite a while and we kept talking to him about many different things … We talked to him about many things and then we came to him with ‘Doc Savage,’ he’s like ‘that’s my favorite thing’. I have to do that. So he’s writing it now and with hopes to direct.” As for “Flash Gordon,” the producer is waiting on a script, but “The Crazies” director Breck Eisner is still set to direct.
Release date: TBA
THE WALKING DEAD
As we reported here on CBR yesterday, actor Andrew Lincoln has been cast in the lead part of Frank Grimes in AMC’s adaptation of the zombie comic.
Zoe Saldana tells MTV News about softening up Aisha a bit for the film:
Time will tell if that alteration to the character pays off. Meanwhile, Collider got a few minutes with Jeffrey Dean Morgan:
Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, release date: April 23rd, 2010
THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA
Chris Evans tells MTV News … well, not a whole lot, but he appears to be having fun just the same:
At the very least, Cap and Buck will probably be close in age, which really isn’t the wildest alteration to happen to the concept in film. Remember Italian Red Skull and despair, faithful reader.
Release date: July 22nd, 2011
Here at CBR, we have a recap of the “Kick-Ass” panel at WonderCon. At one point, Nicholas Cage explained why he took the part as Big Daddy in the film. “I wanted to do this movie because, I didn’t know how I was going to get around shooting a 12 year old girl in the chest. It made me really uncomfortable, and I thought, ‘This is a challenge, so, that means I better do it.’ But it was a real joy for me because I got to work with Aaron and with Chloe and these guys are as good as it gets,” said Cage.
Starring Nicholas Cage, release date: April 16th, 2010
“Splice” director Vincenzo Natali tells io9 he’d love to take on the Swamp Thing. More specifically, he says he’d like to “go down the Alan Moore route.” I suppose that means poetry and vegetable sex. That’d be pretty daring for a superhero flick.
Release date: TBA
Heat Vision reports another “Tron” film is in the works. They write, “Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, the ‘Lost’ writers/executive producers who worked on ‘Legacy,’ have begun writing a sequel to the studio’s sci-fi tentpole.” As long as the films continue to look visual dynamic, I saw bring it on.
Release date: TBA
PLANET OF THE APES (BEGINS)
It appears this is happening sooner rather than later. Production Weekly posted to its Twitter page the following: “The Fox ‘Planet Of The Apes’ prequel ‘Caesar’ has opened production offices at Mammoth Studios in Burnaby, BC – filming starts mid-July.” While the project is still being called “Caeser,” I fully expect that to be a working title only and the “Planet of the Apes” brand restored to its final name. Since the series is known for unwieldy titles, my guess is still “Origin of the Planet of the Apes.”
Release date: TBA
Mark Valley and Jackie Earl Haley and the show’s producer tell all about the season finale in CBR‘s report of the “Human Target” WonderCon panel.
PERCHANCE TO DREAM
Anybody else experience the afternoon crash? Most days, I find myself surrendering to unconsciousness in the late afternoon. Luckily, I generally have my work done by then. I know director Sidney Lumet use to say napping was part of his routine and helped him keep a certain energy level on set, but I never quite feel refreshed after one. Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet discover something awesome, disheartening, or just plain weird, let us know! Take credit, come up with a clever nickname, or go anonymous. The choice is yours. Fresh rumors and movie news every weekday morning. I am Erik Amaya bracing for the future threat of passing out.