As we reported here at CBR yesterday, the search for Superman begins. The production is look for an either completely unknown actor or one with limited TV reknown in the agee range of 28 to 32. Say, I’m still in that age range. The is a similiar set of criteria that led to the casting of Brandon Routh in “Superman Begins” and does deal out Jon Hamm. Sad, but he could always be Captain Marvel. The DC version, I mean.
Release date: 2012?
It’s official. As we reported earlier this morning, Darren Aronofsky is directing “The Wolverine,” the sequel to 2009’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” It’s something we’ve known for quite some time, but it’s nice to have it officially in the open like that. Production is said to being in April of next year, but no official dates have been set.
Release date: 2012?
Deadline also reports Daniel Clowes’s “Wilson” is set be a film; possibly with director Alexander Payne at the helm. According to the article, “Wilson tells the story of an opinionated middle-aged loner who loves his dog and maybe nobody else and who begins a quest to find human connection with his ex-wife.” Sounds like a good fit for the “Sideways” director.
Release date: TBA
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Alfred speak again. Michael Caine tells Empire, “Emma [Thomas], the producer, said we’d get the script in January. Christopher said: ‘Script in January, shoot in May, finish in November.” So … the film might be starting in May. Of course, there’s no real way to tell until cameras are rolling. “Christopher is the most secretive guy in the world … he won’t tell you anything,” says the veteran actor.
Release date: July 20th, 2012
Nataline Portman spoke with The Los Angeles Times Hero Complex blog about her role of Jane Foster in the film. “I got to read all of these biographies of female scientists like Rosalind Franklin who actually discovered the DNA double helix but didn’t get the credit for it,” she says about researching her role. In the film, Foster in portrayed as a research scientist instead of the nurse of early “Thor” stories. “The struggles they had and the way that they thought – I was like, ‘What a great opportunity, in a very big movie that is going to be seen by a lot of people, to have a woman as a scientist.'”
Starring Chris Hemsworth, release date: May 6th, 2011
THE GREEN HORNET
Bleeding Cool has a spoiler-filled sneak peak at the film from a reader who made it into a test screening. His overall reaction: “There was plenty of laughter in all the right places. I imagine a lot of people won’t ‘get’ it but I tell you what – it kicks Iron Man 2’s ass, big time.”
Staring Seth Rogen, release date: January 14th, 2011
Collider has a look at a special swag box sent out to select people around town. Amongst other items, it includes this:
Now that’s pretty sweet. I’ve been mobile and no where near the office the last day, so I have no idea if we got one … but it’d be an awesome display peice to have.
Starring Ryan Reynolds, release date: June 17th, 2011
MARK ZUCKERBERG: CREATOR OF FACEBOOK
Facebook the Comic the Movie? It’s going to happen according to this press release:
Hayden 5 Media and Bluewater Productions team up to create the animated film based off the comic book for Mark Zuckerburg: Creator of Facebook
“When we found out that Bluewater was releasing this comic, we knew we had to get on board,” says Todd Wiseman, President of Hayden 5 Media. “We saw a great opportunity to re-tell the story of Mark Zuckerburg post Social Network in a brighter, animated form that could be enjoyed and understood by a broader audience.”
Much like the technique used in the film A Scanner Darkly, the production of Mark Zuckerburg and The Found will begin with live action filmmaking in a digital medium, followed by the use of interpolated rotoscope. The result will be a cross between real characters and animated surroundings seamlessly integrated for a unique, comic book aesthetic.
“This will not be the last retelling of the Marc Zuckerburg story,” says Milos Silber, Executive Producer at Hayden 5 Media. “We’re just aware of the profound impact of Facebook, and with over 500 million users, we’re bound to have an audience. One that is more willing to watch a shortened, visually captivating summary of this short epic online, or on their favorite network.”
While Hayden 5 Media predicts the film will bring back the same audience intrigued by Social Network, Marc Zuckerburg and The Found will shed new light on the controversial story of the creators life and bring a completely new look and feel than that of the feature film.
Release date: TBA
Though I bet many fans assumed this to already be true, composer Howard Shore tells The Province (via MTV News) he’s onboard to score the film. “It looks like finally it’s going to be happening. I’ll be working on it for the next three years — it’s going to consume a lot of my time and work now,” he says.
Release date: 2012
THE WALKING DEAD
The AMC official blog chats with Chandler Riggs, who plays Carl Grimes. Asked what the hardest part of the first season was, he replied, “When Rick finds Lori and Carl. I had to just cry that whole scene and they did it over and over and over again. When I got home I felt terrible. It’s just so much emotion that I had to bring.”
Staying In with Vlada spoke with executive producer Kelly Souders about some upcoming plot threads on the show, including Tess’s new status. “She’s going to have to pay for everything she’s been hiding from everyone. And sooner than later,” says Souders
I’ve got work to do over the weekend. A press conference, some transcribing, and a pretty special story. Mostly, I’ll be in my office with a strong pot of coffee making some good work come alive. 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, bracing for the future threat of holiday week.