KICK-ASS 2: BALLS TO THE WALL
“Kick-Ass” co-star Lyndsy Fonseca tells MTV News the wait for the sequel could be a long one:
Release Date: TBA
Deadline reports Daren Aronofsky has passed on his interest in “The Gangster Squad,” a period peice at Warner Brothers. It would appear the director is headed down the adamantium way. “Word is that Aronofsky–who worked for next to nothing upfront to get ‘Black Swan’ made is in the throes of landing a healthy payday in the vicinity of $5 million against 5% of gross,” writes Deadline’s Mike Fleming. Of course, we’ve hear about one other project Aronofsky has an interest in, but with Hugh Jackman looking to have the movie out in 2012, a decision will be made soon.
Release date: 2012?
As we reported here at CBR yesterday, the Joshua Hale Fialkov and Noel Tuazon graphic novel is being development as a feature film with Sam Bayer directing. Bayer also directed the recent “Nightmare on Elm Street” remake. “Released in 2009 both in print and on Amazon’s Kindle, ‘Tumor’ was described to CBR by its writer as ‘a Los Angeles Noir about a man who’s past his usefulness in the world, getting a shot to prove himself useful one last time.’ The comic’s protagonist Frank Armstrong is fairly certain he’s going to die from a recently diagnosed brain tumor when a local mob boss calls in a ‘favor,'” writes our own Kiel Phegly.
Release date: TBA
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje — Mr. Eko of “Lost” Fame — tells Screen Rant he is still campaigning for the part. “I would love to see that happen, and I think the more we – my people – campaign for that, the more viable it will be. And I mean, obviously appearing in cult-classics and blockbusters all help, we’re very much on [Marvel’s] radar…I think it’s all about campaigning, I’m going to keep knocking on their door,” he says.
Release date: May 28th, 2012
In the twenty-first century, we don’t read tea leaves, we read action figure announcements. Matt Patches over at UGO noticed the black out character in the Action Figure Times articles about upcoming Mattel GL action figures. This figure is said to be a “Movie Preview Figure”:
“Could this toy be the final transformation of Parallax/Hammond? Or is this a whole other bad guy we haven’t even considered? Maybe Parallax decides to drop the human suit and go rogue,” writes Patches. While Hammond is the announced villain of the film, word has it his powers come from Parallax. I’d like to suggest that the figure could be another Green Lantern. We’ll know for sure when the figure is revealed in January.
Starring Ryan Reynolds, release date: June 17th, 2011
So, the parties involved in the union dispute over the film are meeting to reach an agreement, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “That meeting, between the Actors Equity NZ and its parent Australia’s Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance, and the producers’ guild, the Screen Production and Development Agency — initially requested by SPADA on October 4 — will include NZ economic development minister Gerry Brownlee, director of the Actors’ Equity Section of the MEAA Australia Simon Whipp and SPADA CEO Penelope Borland, along with other members of SPADA and Equity,” they write. The film is an important production to New Zealand as the two-picture project is estimated to cost $500 million. Last month, Peter Jackson threatened to move the project to Eastern Europe if the international boycott continued. Once again, I ask why is it so hard to make a movie about a little fellow and a bunch of dwarves on a journey to chase a dragon out of a mountain?
Release date: TBA
THE WALKING DEAD
Here at CBR, we have a write up of the NYCC “Walking Dead” panel. “I had it in my mind that it would be great to do a series set in a zombie apocalypse, because I’ve been a zombie fan since I saw ‘Night of the Living Dead’ when I was a kid,” said executive producer Frank Darabont. “This feels really fresh to me because it’s a different way into the material, following this ensemble of marvelous characters over a period of time, as long as [AMC] lets us do it. That makes me very excited.”
GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES
Screen Rant has some new details on the series. The one that is most interesting to me: “The first season’s antagonists will be the Red Lantern Corps, led by Atrocitus, though other Lanterns and Corps may show up.” Sinestro will be held back for sometime. That’s a pretty interesting choice. Screen Rant also has some photos and a link to the test footage, but since that was all cribbed from the NYCC presentation, I won’t be reposting them here.
In case your missed it, producers Brian Petersen and Kelly Souders spoke with CBR about Friday’s 200th episode of the series and some of the plans they have for the remainder of the show’s tenth and final season. “The first thing we’re going to do is see some ramifications of Oliver [Queen, aka Green Arrow] stepping out. For Clark, it’s very impactful in his life because the thing that he’s struggled with from the beginning is whether to be open with who he really is. He’s now watching his best friend go through exactly what he’d do,” says Souders.
FALL DOWN, GO BOOM
So, crossing the San Gabriel Valley to find a tire for my car (mysteriously, no one had my size or rating in stock), I finally had a chance to read “The Hunter” and quite enjoyed it. Also, I was sent a link to this fun Gizmodo article on how “snikt” became a real-life sound in the “X-Men” movies. It’s funny how often raw meat is employed in the creation of a sound effect. 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, ready for the future threat of my next trip to the dealer.
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