Good to see the film will bring DC’s tradition of prominent foreheads to the big screen.
Starring Ryan Reynolds, release date: June 17th, 2011
X-MEN ORIGINS: FIRST CLASS
Last week, screenwriters Zack Stentz and Ashley Edward Miller mentioned they had not met director Matthew Vaughn. Now we know why. Collider spotted a post on the Twitter page of Jonathon Ross in which he mentions his wife’s new writing assignment: “The wife is away writing X Men 4 so I am off to bed with little Sweeney alone. He will keep my feet warm and my spirits high.” He later clarifies, “Also, for those who need to know, my wife IS currently writing X men First Class. It’s just referred to as X men 4 around the house…” His wife is screenwriter Jane Goldman, who adapted both “Stardust” and “Kick-Ass” for Vaughn.
Release date: June 3rd, 2011
Release date: 2011
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER
Marvel’s Kevin Feige tells The Los Angeles Times 3D is a possibility on a future film. “The team has been doing a lot of research into 3-D processes, and we’re looking at it on future films when we have the time,” he says. The LA Times speculates with “Thor” already in production, “Captain America” could be the first film to actually shoot in 3D. Not that Marvel movies really need the extra bells and whistles to entice people into the theaters.
Starring Chris Evans, release date: July 22nd, 2011
Deadline reports a fire is building under the long in development second screen attempt at “Judge Dredd.” The first attempt was the infamous 1995 Sylvester Stalone film which saw Dredd remove his helmet and Rob Schneider ham it up along side Sly. This time around, Mike Fleming writes the package may be attractive to the buyers in Cannes: “Andrew Macdonald’s DNA Films has made a deal with India-based Reliance Big Entertainment and IM Global to finance ‘Judge Dredd’, a 3D film that was scripted by Alex Garland, and will be directed by Pete Travis, best known for ‘Vantage Point’ and ‘Omagh’. The film will be shopped at the festival by IM Global, in the first collaboration since Reliance bought a majority stake in Stuart Ford’s foreign sales company.” It sounds like it could be a winning project … but Dredd best keep his helmet on this time.
Release date: TBA
JOHN CARTER OF MARS
Reader Mark emailed yesterday and asked about the status of the film. It has been shooting for awhile in the UK and Utah. Official news tends to dry up during production; we went months without hearing about “Red” once filming commenced, for example. Over at johncartermovie.com, there is a dedicated fanbase tracking the film in a similiar way Comic Book Movie’s Pietro Filiponi has been following “Green Lantern.” They managed to get some dramatic shots like this one:
I’ll be checking in periodically as I’ve let the fantasy films slide a bit in recent weeks while all the superhero properties heated up.
Release date: 2012
Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello reports the show is on the bubble (a cutesy term adopted by the industry to reflect a show that could stay on the air if the planets align) and in something of a competition with “Lie to Me” for funds and a slot in the network schedule. “With all its special effects, ‘Target’ is presumably costlier to make. And its finale last month sunk its numbers to a new series low: 1.9 in the 18-49 demo. And it’s produced by outside studio Warner Bros., whereas ‘Lie to Me’ is produced in-house (by 20th Century),” writes Ausiello. “Lie to Me” has its own issues as its guiding force, producer Shawn Ryan, has left the show.
SUPER SPACE VIRUS GT
With some tea and tender care, I continue to recover from a case of Space Virus. I’d say I’m at 75% today … hopefully a little more rest will do the trick. Well, that’s if I can stay away from Assassin’s Creed. After playing the sequel, I finally decided to give the original a try and so far, I’m really digging it. It’s a little bit slower than the second game, but the locale is brilliant. 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 post nasal drip.