IRON MAN 2
Starring Robert Downey Jr., release date: May 7th, 2010
According to Bloody Disgusting, “Jimmy Hayward , who directed the DC comics adaptation, is getting back behind the camera with Francis Lawrence – the man behind ‘I Am Legend’ and ‘Constantine’ – consulting.” Consulting is an odd word to use in the very contract-oriented world of studio film making. It would suggest Lawrence is at least offering suggestions for new footage, and at worst is ghost directing some of the reshot material. In the old studio system, this was not a big deal. Three directors worked on “The Wizard of Oz,” two of whom worked on “Gone with the Wind” at the same time. Even in recent times, the scheduling of “The Lord of the Rings” meant various scenes had to be supervised by others while Peter Jackson shot material simultaneously. What this means for “Hex” is unclear, except to say Warner Bros is investing more money in the film.
Starring Josh Brolin, release date: June 18th, 2010
THE BOOK OF ELI
Poster Friday continues with three new posters for the film, found on Latino Review and various other sites.
Starring Denzel Washington, release date: January 15th, 2010
Ray Stevensen talks with Empire Online about playing Volstagg in the film. “”He’s got every bit of that Falstaffian verve and vigour, and a bit of a beergut to suggest that enormous appetite, but he’s not the sort of Weeble-shaped figure he is in the comics. He’s Falstaff with muscles. I’ve got this amazing foam-injected undersuit that flexes with me. I can’t wait!” says the actor.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, release date: May 20th, 2011
CLASH OF THE TITANS
Yahoo! Movies has the first poster images for the film. It continues to look metal.
Starring Sam Worthington, release date: March 26th, 2010
Phantomsite has an image of the lead character in costume … the show will premiere in Canada on the 22nd of this month and sometime in 2010 in the US on Syfy.
Jareth Grealish, writer of the comic book, “The Forgotten,” wrote in with an update on the project. “Producers Don Murphy and Susan Montford of Angryfilms and Claire Polstein and John Wells of John Wells Productions have chosen to extend the option,” writes Grealish. “We’re also happy to tell you that a well established screenwriter is now attached to the project. While we’re not at liberty to disclose his name, I can assure you the guy has some very impressive credentials. The take that he and our producers have on “The Forgotten” is top notch.”
Release date: TBA
JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS
Toonzone has one of those press release/interviews for the direct-to-video DC Animated film featuring co-directors Lauren Montgomery and Sam Liu. Montgomery directed “Wonder Woman” and “Green Lantern: First Flight.” Liu directed “Superman/Batman: Public Enemies.” Combining the two talents is a good thing. “Our processes are very different. I like getting into a script and breaking things down. Maybe I don’t have the best ideas, but I’m pretty good at recognizing where things are needed. I really liked the back and forth process (with Lauren), talking about ideas and batting it back and forth to find a good solution. Lauren is more instinctual, she works more from the gut. And I think she works off reaction rather than an intellectual breakdown. I’m the other way by process. But I do feel like sometimes I over-analyze things, when sometimes it’s almost like the emotional flow of the movie is good enough. Lauren gets that. Sometimes logic can be bypassed if the scene is engaging enough, or interesting enough. It’ll bridge gaps and you don’t need to analytically fix all those gaps,” says Liu of their collaboration.
Release date: February 23th, 2010
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
Director Edgar Wright visits with creator Bryan Lee O’Malley and spots the Mystery Machine in this photo post from his daily blog.
Starring Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, release date: 2010
WEEKEND GET AWAY
Cue Loverboy and get me a cup of hot cocoa, it’s a wintery weekend! I’ll actually be out getting some material that will run in January, but I’m looking forward to some hot food and maybe a tree trimming or two. Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet discover something awesome, disheartening, or just plain weird this weekend, 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 negotiating the LA freeways in the rain.