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Punisher, Hulk, Phantom, Hellboy and Spider-Man: Comics2Film wrap for June 18, 2003

by  in Movie News, TV News Comment

THE PUNISHER


Yours
truly sat down to watch “The Hulk” last night (review coming later)
and was also treated to the teaser trailer for “The Punisher.” As has
been previously announced, the teaser for Marvel’s vigilante flick will be
running with big green. Here’s a synopsis for those who can’t wait to see it.

The clip does a much better job of portraying “Punisher” as an
edgy, dangerous character than the promo picture that was released back in
April. The film is super-grainy and almost feverish as the hand-held camera pans
over a massive array of weapons laid out on a table. Eventually the camera gets
to the edge of the table, revealing the skull and then the man wearing it.

It’s the same imagary and setting from the publicity shot, but filmed in a grainy, shaky
manner to give it an edgy, askew feel that that photo lacked. Over the images
Thomas Jane dramatically intones, “They killed my family. They thought they
killed me. What I do isn’t vengeance. What I do is PUNISHMENT.”

From there it drops to titles with the message “The Punishment begins
summer 2004.”

Fans can see it for themselves with “The Hulk” and will also find
it on the official
Punisher website
on Friday.

HULK

There’s been quite a bit of reporting of late about the super group made up
of former STP front man Scott Weiland and former G n’ R players Slash, Duff
McKagan, Matt Sorum and Dave Kushner, who provide the song “Set Me
Free” for “The Hulk.”

Although press materials from Universal have not identified the band, reader
ShamelessBatman writes in to tell us that the group does have a name. SB pointed
us to several online reports from various music sites, which reveal the group has
now settled on the name “Velvet Revolver.”

And just so you get your daily “Hulk” fix leading up to Friday’s
release, here are a few more media clips for your viewing enjoyment:


Subject Windows Media
Interview – Jennifer Connelly Low High
Interview – Stan Lee Low High
Interview – Larry Franco Low High
TV Clip – “I Want You To Help Him” Low High
TV Clip – “Show Him The Way Out” Low High

PHANTOM

Screenwriter Steven De Sousa was
tapped last year to write a script for the new feature film take on Lee Falk’s
“The Phantom.” De Sousa recently did an interview with Friends
of the Phantom
fan club founder Ed Rhoades which was published on the
Phantom fan site The
Deep Woods
.

De Sousa reveals that he completed a draft of “The
Phantom” in May and has completed his contract with the producers of the
movie. However, he also said that he’d be happy to do additional work on the
project if the opportunity arises.

The interview goes in depth about the
writer’s thoughts on the previous Hollywood take on the character (which starred
Billy Zane and Catherine Zeta-Jones in a period adaptation) as well as De
Sousa’s general thoughts about the character and how the new movie might work
out.

As an interesting side note, De Sousa also tells Rhoades, “I have
also been in talks with Marvel about a character who may be even less well-known
than Daredevil – (but we hope to fix that).”

For more on De Sousa and
“The Phantom” check out the
complete interview
.

Thanks to Chris for the lead!

HELLBOY

Nick
Nunziata’s “Hellboy”
travelogue

continues this week. With part 4 Nick starts to get into the good stuff,
detailing his visit to the set and seeing Ron Perlman in “Hellboy”
makeup for the first time.

Nick also scoops fans on the “good” and “evil”
teaser images being prepped for an upcoming issue of Time magazine and gives a
close-up look at the comic book prop that will be used in the movie.

SPIDER-MAN 2

New images of Doc Ock’s offices can be found at NewFilmmakers.com.
These are pictures of the same building that C2F readers first saw back
in April
. However, the new set of images offers some nice, close-up details.

Thanks to Aint-it-cool-news
for the lead.

HULK TOY CONTEST!

Get ready to Hulk out!


The
good folks at Toy Biz and Comics2Film are teaming up to give you a chance to
bring jade-jaws home. Enter our giveaway and you can win one of three
“Hulk” action figures, based on the upcoming movie.

We’re accepting entries from now until June 19 (the day before the big movie
opening). Just fill out the simple entry form on Comics2Film.com
for your chance to win!

PUNISHER CONTEST GETS EVEN BIGGER!


Artisan
Entertainment can’t stop the punishment!

They’ve already provided ten posters for Comics2Film readers in our currently
in progress giveaway. Now the studio has ponied up five t-shirts promoting the
movie as well.

So we’re expanding the drawing once again with a new prize structure: One
grand prize winner will get both a poster and a t-shirt. Nine individual winners
will get a poster. Four individual winners will get t-shirts.

If you’ve already entered, you don’t need to do anything else.

If you haven’t entered yet, we’ll be taking names from now until June 22 (right around the time that the
official website official
website
launches). Just fill out the simple entry form on Comics2Film.com
for your chance to win!

CALLING ALL FAN ARTISTS: G.I. JOE WANTS YOU


Comics2Film
has teamed up with Devil’s
Due Publishing
to give fan artists a chance to see their artwork in
print.

We’re looking for a few good pencil and ink
gurus to work up a faux cover for the “G.I. Joe” comic. The top three
entries will be published in the pages of upcoming Devil’s Due comics.

We’ve
just launched the contest, so there’s still plenty of time to enter. Click over
to the Comics2Film.com
website for complete details and official rules. Then draw that cover!