UNTITLED MARK MILLAR PROJECT
Mark Millar announced on his official forum over the weekend his intention to begin shooting a film next year. “I learned a lot from Kick-Ass and love having the same creative freedom I have with comics when I work in cinema,” says Millar. The writer says he has been embolded by “Kick-Ass” director Matthew Vaughn’s decision to self-finance that film. “The financing is all secured and the movie stands or falls on how good I can make it, doing what Matthew did and just selling it once completed,” he continues. For now, the actual nature of the project is under-wraps with nary a clue in Millar’s post.
Release date: TBA
Screendaily (via Superhero Hype) reports actress Helen Mirren has joined the cast. Mirren has appeared in films as varied as “The Queen”, “Calendar Girls”, “Excalibur”, and “2010: The Year We Make Contact.” Superhero Hype suggests she will play a former handler of Willis’ characters, a role that could only require her voice.
Starring Bruce Willis, release date: November 19th, 2010
Director Martin Campbell talked to Empire Magazine (via the Coventry Telegraph) about the film. “He’s the only superhero to my knowledge who regularly goes to another planet. Superman and Batman were essentially locked into a particular city. The Lantern isn’t so Earthbound,” says the director. He also mentions that due to Green Lantern’s power ring, the film will have in excess of 1,300 effects shots.
Starring Ryan Reynolds, release date: June 17th, 2011
IRON MAN 2
Don Cheadle talks “Iron Man 2” with Moviefone. Asked about taking over the role of Jim Rhodes from Terence Howard, Cheadle responed, “The sort of ancillary buzz around it was kind of weird, kind of strange. Terrence is a friend of mine. But the actual playing it, I just felt like it was my role. I wasn’t made to feel like I had to sort of take care of what was done before. I really feel like I could make it my own.”
Starring Robert Downey Jr., release date: May 7th, 2010
Fox21 has picked up the Plantinum Studios graphic novel for development as a television series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Glen Morgan of “Final Desitination” fame will do the adaptation. THR says the graphic novel “centers on Abner Meeks, a buffalo soldier condemned to roam the Old West with a hellish curse slung at his waist: a demonic shooting iron that forces him to kill once a day or suffer soul-searing pain.”
Release date: TBA
Visitorsite.net asks Supergirl Laura Vandervoort if she is returning to the series at some point. Meanwhile, an intrepid YouTube user has made the trailer for Friday’s episode, “Kandor,” avaialble to the great wide internet:
New episode: Friday
The Warren Ellis written series has been picked up for feature film development by Vigilante Entertainment, according to Variety. The series is described as focusing on “a group of scientist-adventurers who modified their own bodies for street-fighting in order to take back their West Coast city from a corrupt police force, criminal local government and rapacious private security forces.”
Release date: TBA
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
With Halloween festivites behind him, director Edgar Wright is once again in the editing bay, as this photo proves.
Starring Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, release date: 2010
DAYS OF THE DEAD
So, I had a great Halloween weekend. I ended up choosing Flash Gordon as my costume. I also had a completely restful Sunday, which means I’m ready for another week of movie news and probably some reference to “V for Vendetta” on Thursday. 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 left-over candy.