SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
Starring Michael Cera and Brandon Routh, release date: 2010.
GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT
How did we miss this interview with director Lauren Montgomery, discussing the project? Â “[Screenwriter] Alan [Burnett] delivered a ‘Green Lantern’ script that really explored what being a space cop is all about,” Montgomery said. “He didn’t focus purely on the heroic Hal super power approach — it’s more of an overall Green Lantern Corps story and Hal’s existence within that group. And it’s not Hal on Earth being a super hero — we’re in space for virtually the entire movie, so Alan gave us multiple backgrounds and scene settings so we could explore the galaxy. That made it even more interesting — seeing and exploring different alien locales and lifestyles. Being away from Earth is incredibly liberating in terms of design possibilities.”
Starring Christopher Meloni, release date: July 28, 2009.
SPIDER-MAN, TURN OFF THE DARK
The Austin Decider notes that open auditions for the role of Mary Jane are happening today, gearing up for the U2-penned musical.
Opening night: February 18, 2010.
According to Hollywood North Report,WarnerÂ Bros. and producer Dan “Sherlock Holmes” Lin plan to reboot the franchise with a younger Lara Croft. Â Paramount Pictures, which made the Angelina Jolie-fueled adaptations, let their option lapse, and Warner Brothers owns 19 percent of games company Eidos, allowing them a way in.
No release date announced.
QUIET ON THE SET
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