The Los Angeles Times Hero Complex talked with stunt coordinator Garret Warren about his work on “Avatar” and various films. While he says “I can’t say too much” about “Iron Man 2” and “Tin Tin,” he does talk about “The Losers” a bit. “That has a special place in my heart, actually. Zoe Saldana was the one who got me on that movie. We were shooting ‘Avatar,’ at the time and she came to me saying there was a movie she wanted to be in called ‘The Losers.’ The people weren’t sure whether or not she could handle action. She felt so heartbroken because they weren’t able to see the stuff she was doing on ‘Avatar.’ It was all top secret. She was such an action machine, but nobody knew it yet. I suggested we take a weekend to put together a video to help get her the job. I helped shoot this promotional video for her to show that she could do action. We had her shooting guns, wielding swords, knife work. … It was unbelievable. She was unreal. She got the part. And then she suggested they use me as their stunt coordinator,” says Warren. “He wanted it to be not only like the comic book but somewhat more visceral. It’s an amazingly real yet superbly comical look at these black ops special agents. And I loved the dichotomy. He was thinking the ‘Bourne’ films and ’24,’ and yet he wanted to have comedy involved. We met. And he hired me. It’s all live action, 100%. There is some amazing action in that movie. You will be blown away.”
Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, release date: April 16th, 2010
Mark Strong talks “Kick-Ass” with MTV News. Asked about sequel potential, the actor says, “I’m sure it can go on and on if they want it to.”
Starring Nicholas Cage, release date: April 16th, 2010
NIGHT & FOG
Variety reports “Superman Returns” and “Dead of Night” producer Gil Adler has optioned the comic from Studio 407. Variety describes the project as being “set during WWII, [the] story revolves around an infectious mist unleashed on a military base that transforms its victims into preternatural creatures of the night. But when the survivors try to kill them, they adapt and change into something even more horrific and unstoppable.”
Release date: TBA
THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD
Here at CBR, we have stills and video from Friday’s episode of the series, “Revenge of the Reach.” This episode features the Challengers of the Unknown, Blue Beetle and Guy Gardner. Oh, and various other GLs. Should be a good one.
Airs: New Year’s Day
Target419 has new images in its picture gallery including some new promotional artwork with what appears to be the show’s logo.
Premieres: January 17th, 2010
OUT FOR DELIVERY
After Christmas deals are always nice. I found a copy of “Beneath the Planet of the Apes” on Blu-Ray for less then ten bucks. Of course, most of this stuff is out for delivery, so I won’t get instant gratification, but that’s a small price to pay for half-off. 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 the shipping boxes.
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