According to a story in Reuters, the CW has renewed the comic book-themed series while laying off almost thirty employees.
Executive producer Brian Goldner talked to MTV revealed some details about the movie including the fact that writer Larry Hama is working on the script and will have a cameo in the film, that the movie focuses on the comic run while ignoring the cartoon, the rise of Cobra Commander is a focal point, rumors of a dialed back US patriotic angle are false and locations involve underwater, desert, mountains and cities.
CBR News has a special report where the cast and crew of the animated series talk about their work.
Rolling out to the City of Brotherly Love? An article in Philadelphia’s Main Line Today notes that the Michael Bay-helmed production may be headed to Pennsylvania. “The film industry is [an] increasingly lucrative [thing] for government to embrace,” says [Sharon Pinkenson, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office]. “We already have a reputation as the most cooperative and film-friendly city in the business. Having these tax incentives adds to our attraction. Right now, we’re looking at applications for six to eight films to begin in June, and more to follow. The not-so-top-secret list includes ‘Remorse’, ‘Three Sistas’, [M. Night] Shyamalan’s ‘Avatar’ series, a film based on ‘Marley and Me’ and possibly ‘Transformers 2.'”
Comics2Film has a spoiler-filled script review of the Mark Protosevich draft from last April.
Superhero Hype has the press release noting that the movie will get a simultaneous IMAX release alongside its cinematic release on May 9th, 2008.
X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE
The New South Wales government issued a press release that was absolutely giddy about the $60 million the production would pump into the local economy.
Moviehole has more photos of actor Liev Schrieber walking around in civilian clothes but still sporting his character sideburns.
BLACK PANTHER? PAPA MIDNITE? TINTIN?
Actor Djimon Hounsou is quoted at IESB saying he’s soon starting his “dream project” which is a “comic book trilogy.” He’s pals with Steven Spielberg and “Tintin” is proposed as a trilogy already, so that’s a lead contender, but he’s also been rumored as a contender to play T’Challa as well as still having an interest in spinning off his character from “Constantine.”
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